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Byline: Lucy Bell

COVENTRY and Warwickshire Society of Artists show just how talented they are in their annual exhibition in Kenilworth.

Artists from all parts of Coventry and Warwickshire are taking part in the exhibition, the society's 91st show, at the Jane Powell gallery in High Street.

There will be more than 50 paintings and sculptures on display from today until August 16.

Rupert Cordeux, winner of the Watercolour Challenge, will be selecting his favourite painting for the Richard Gill Memorial Silver Salver.

Press officer Susan Moore said: "Membership of the society is now open, not only to artists and sculptors, but anyone who is interested in the arts.

"The society holds lunches, sketching days, appraisals and demonstrations.

"The high standards that this society is renowned for is still retained as a selection committee makes the final decision on which work is selected for exhibition."

Artists with work on show include Edna Elwell, Lionel Bull, Leonie Perry, Pat Freeman, Mr K Clarke, Sheila Hutton, Valerie Kaye, Mrs H Price, Jennifer Sanders, Barry Sowter, Claire Clarke and Mr R Middleton.

l Artists will be at the Jane Powell gallery each day to talk to visitors about their work. The gallery, in High Street, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10.30am-4pm.

Prize brings sculpture to life JON FORD of Coventry has won the Jerwood Foundation Prize worth pounds 5,000 - plus the chance to put his work on show to the public.

Jon, 31, from Earlsdon, won the national award and will now be building his sculpture, Meth V - Stargazer, to go on show at the Jerwood Sculpture Park in Witley Court, Worcestershire.

Meth V - Stargazer, is a six-metre aluminium creature and Jon describes the beast as an animal that lives in his imagination. …