Friday, 20 May 2016

Derbyshire Open Arts and More


For those that don’t know Derbyshire Open Arts is a county wide arts trail with over 300 artists in venues up and down Derbyshire, it takes place Bank Holiday 28-30th May 1030 -5pm. It’s in its tenth year this year and this is the fourth time I have taken part.
This year I will have a stall at Florence Nightingale Hall Yew Tree Hill Holloway DE45AR, I have (along with Karina Goodman of Studio 61 Gallery and Martin Sloman of Cromford Studio and Gallery) organised a mini trail within a trail, as we have three locations for you to visit.


The Florence Nightingale location has 14 artists all displaying a variety of styles and media and I am looking forward to spending my weekend with them all.
I will have my card range, giclee prints and originals and look forward to welcoming you to the venue.
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Event News

I am preparing for a couple of events after Derbyshire Open Arts I am currently working on my Buxton Spa Prize painting I have been given the Town Hall as my subject this year.
 ‘The Buxton Spa Prize is an open art competition to celebrate the town’s culture, natural beauty and heritage. ​Over 100 artists entered the second year in 2015. The aim of the Buxton Spa Prize is to make the town an internationally recognised centre for visual arts. The winning artist will receive a grand prize of £5000.’
I love going to the opening night and seeing the great paintings definitely not to be missed! Exhibition 1st July - 14th August http://www.buxtonspaprize.co.uk/
I have also taken inspiration from the town and painted Spring Field Gardens Acrylic 40 x 40 cm on canvas board.


Staying in Buxton my next event will be at Great Dome Art Fair, The Royal Devonshire Campus Buxton.
July 15 - 17 Preview evening - 7-9pm, Weekend 10am - 4.30pm
‘Browse and buy from a huge range of outstanding art and design direct from PDA’s members at our award winning annual exhibition. Contact PDA for a ticket for our exclusive private view on Friday 15th July 7-9pm. Meet our newest members and enjoy our popular talks and demonstrations, Charity Silent Auction and unique Artists’ Original Postcard Raffle.’ www.greatdomeartfair.co.uk









Follow the links below to my galleries and associations.
Out Framed Ripley Bespoke Picture Framing  http://www.outframed.co.uk/
Cromford Studio and Gallery http://cromfordstudioandgallery.weebly.com/
St John Street Gallery http://stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk/

Studio 61 Gallery http://www.karinagoodman.com/
The Gallery Sutton Bonnington http://suttonboningtongallery.com/
purple and grey http://purpleandgrey.co.uk