Patron: HRH Princess Michael of Kent
President: Soraya French 
Exec. Secretary: Rebecca Cotton
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Still Life with Lemons
"Still Life with Lemons" by Marjorie Collins SWA appeared recently in the 24th issue of 'The Art of Watercolour' magazine
Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf at  the BBC 100 Women Internet event
Sue Jelley, Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, Dani Humberstone, Anne Blankson-Hemans and Dr. Linda Smith were invited to Broadcasting House to take part in the 100 Women BBC Edit-a-thon in collaboration with Wikipedia. This event was organised to highlight the very low percentage of notable women from all walks of life who appear on Wikipedia
 
100 Women
 As part of BBC 100 Women 2016 we’re asking the question is the internet sexist? If you’re a woman, you’re 27 times more likely to be abused online. If you’re in the developing world, nearly 25% fewer women than the men around you have access to the Internet. If you are searching on the Internet, the search engine is likely to be designed by men. Only 1 in 3 google staff is a woman. 
 
Jack Stancombe
 To apply, click on the following link which will take you to an online portal where you can upload images and then submit your application: https://lps.artopps.co.uk/
For more information (e.g. rules and guidelines) click on this link which will take you to the dedicated Lynn Painter-Stainers website: http://www.lynnpainterstainersprize.org.uk/info-for-artists/
 
Belinda Tong HSWA
Guest of Honour Belinda Tong HSWA at a delightful lunch attended by members and their guests.

"I have always enjoyed our SWA lunches, when we have a chance to socialise and get to know each other better. To-day was in a different league! It was lovely to see everyone again and I was touched to know that I was a "guest", thinking that this was because I became an Honorary Member when I left the Council.

Removing the Mask of History from Female Artists
Probably long overdue but very welcome nevertheless. The SWA welcomes the Madrid Prado's recognition of women artists through this exhibition and looks forward to many more.
 
 
Christine Charlesworth commissioned by Taylor Wimpey
Christine Charlesworth was commissioned by Taylor Wimpey to create a sculpture that would enhance the railings along the boundary of their Station View development in Guildford. 
WARpaint Fundraiser
Caroline de Peyrecave SWA has set up a project called WARpaint. 
 
Caroline is painting 15 large life size paintings of service men and women that have been injured on operations. Her work shows the subject having moved forward after their injuries and she hopes the paintings will motivate others in similar situations.
 
 
Associated Articles
Caroline de Peyrecave   WARpaint  

SWA member Vanessa Jayne has won the World Art Vote (sponsor by MS Amlin) the National Open Art Competition. Jayne’s emotive painting ‘The Void’, was previously exhibited at the SWA Annual Exhibition 2015 and will be on show at Mercers' Hall, in the City of London from 27th October until 4th November. 

Associated Articles
Vanessa Jayne   National Open Art