The Folkestone Art Society Gloria Gordon Award for Young Artists’ Sketch Books is sponsored by Graham Gordon in memory of his wife Gloria.
Gloria loved the arts in all its forms – whether theatre, painting, music or dance. Her favourite period was Art Deco with its structural simplicity and beautiful lines. This is why the award trophies are in the form of Art Deco dancers which epitomise the era. Gloria had an incredible joie de vivre and spent many hours listening to and encouraging young people in their aspirations and endeavours in the arts.
Gloria Gordon (4th June 1938 – 24th September 2006)