Our patrons & supporters

Jean Williams Foundation

Friday afternoons have become synonymous with a wonderful creative energy at the oriel CRiC gallery in Crickhowell. With the support of the Jean Williams Foundation, Jan Winstanley and Ann Notley have created the opportunity to celebrate and share in the skill of hand embroidery. Both are experienced and accomplished embroidery artists, with Ann a regular exhibitor at the gallery of stump work in which she recreates in stitch the abundance of wildflowers and insects that can be found where she lives on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is this skill that they both share with a great spirit of generosity in a welcoming, inclusive and encouraging atmosphere.

Crickhowell Open Art Competition


The Crickhowell Open Art Competition at the oriel CRiC  gallery brings together a wonderfully diverse mix of works in a vast array of styles and media. The return of the Open Art competition in 2022 after a two year hiatus was once again supported by generous dontation from:

Jen Cothier,
The Tower Gallery Crickhowell,
Patricia Kelly,
Rhian Symes,
The Jean Williams Foundation, 
Ann  & Cyril Teasdale,
James Suter (Gliffaes Countryhouse Hotel),
Lee Wright


Prizemoney totalling £1750 was donated in 2019 by supporters of the gallery. These generous donations reflect the immense support the oriel CRiC gallery receives from individuals who value its ethos:

  • Ann and Cyril Teasdale
  • Patricia Kelly
  • Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre
  • Rhian Symes
  • The Jean Williams Foundation
  • The Usk Valley Trust