06:02AM, Sunday 26 May 2013
Double celebrations are in order within Maidenhead's fine arts community following the Art and Framing Industry Awards.
Both Art On The Street and Ann Carroll, who runs Picture This Art & Framing, had their efforts recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild and each walked away with a prize.
Art on the Street won the Sales Promotion of the Year Award, which was sponsored by Art Business Today Magazine.
Co-director Marie Leonard said: "We're blown away to win an award for marketing when we have so little money to spend on it.
"It's a high honour indeed to be recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild & Arts Business Today Magazine, as they have literally hundreds of professional galleries as members. It tells us we're doing something right."
The outdoor art market is due to return to the town centre on Saturday, June 8, with more than 120 artists exhibiting their work, and live music, workshops and other entertainment going on.
Ann Carroll, who attended the awards ceremony in Harrogate on Saturday, May 11, won the Guild Challenge Award.
The 53-year-old runs her framing business from a studio at her home in the Altwood area.
"I was delighted I got into the finals and then won it," she said.
"I've only been in the framing business for about two years so it's quite new to me."
Former Montessori teacher Ann, who works from Bovilles Art Shop in the High Street on Wednesdays, also accepted Art On The Street's prize on their behalf.
She and her husband take part in the event every year and she said it was 'fantastic' its efforts had been rewarded too.
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