Two of our members have had work accepted for Artsmill’s Winter Fair this year. The selling exhibition is over at Linden Mill in Hebden Bridge during late November, early December. Anna Gibson and Angie Rogers will both have 3 works on show and both have images chosen to go on the poster. It looks set to be a high quality show with a lot of interesting work on display. Looking forward to the preview on Sunday 22nd, 2 – 4 pm.
The studios are very busy at the moment as everyone is madly getting work ready for our annual Winter Open Studios leading up to the festive season.
Angie Rogers has designed this year’s poster using one of her woodcut and paper cut artworks based on memories of the hoar frost coated Hebden Bridge a couple of winters ago. The work is titled ‘Frozen North’ and is part of a series looking at the idea of ‘The North’.
The Festive Open Studios are always a cheery and convivial event and so we hope to see all our friends and supporters from near and far at the end of the month.
Our Salon was once again a great success with the opening on Friday night being particularly well attended. Cllr Christine Davenport the mayor of Hebden Royd opened the show and chief organiser and driving force Gay Wilsher gave an uplifting speech about the value of providing opportunities for non-professional artists to exhibit their work in public within a gallery setting.
We had some sales and also raised a decent sum from our refreshment donations to send to our special charity The Chernobyl Children’s Project.
Well done to all and many thanks to all those who gave so much time to making this event happen especially Gay.
The salon turned out really well. It was a new venture so we didn’t know quite what to expect. The final tally was 79 works of art by 40 artists from Hebden Royd, Halifax and Lancashire. The original idea for the salon came from studio member Gay Wilsher, way back in March. Since then Gay has worked tirelessly to make it happen. Here’s Gay with all the artworks at the start of the hanging process.
Under Gay’s brilliant leadership everyone in the studio group had input into the event and in particular Hannah Lawson, Annie Lawson, Angie Rogers, Sue Mitchell, Sakinah Haq and Lynda Thomas worked hard to install the pictures. The Friday night preview was opened by our Mayor, Councillor Scott Trickett who gave a warm and supportive speech and took a lively interest in the art works.
It was an unexpected and marvellously balmy evening for October (as you can see from the summery clothing on show). The cool, airy space was well attended and visitors were very generous with their refreshment donations, no doubt encouraged by Cathy Edwards’ delicious selection of goodies. We collected £80 to donate to our favourite charity, The Chernobyl Children’s Project and have already sent off the cheque to them.
And here’s Hannah having a well earned rest after a very busy few days.
Its not too late to enter our Salon Exhibition, there’s still a whole 10 days to get your act together artistic folks, so why not give it a go! If you need a little motivation, don’t forget that a percentage of the proceeds will be going to our sponsored charity The Chernobyl Children’s Project. Visit our Community page for news about our Belarus visitors.
Live music and generous refreshments kept the place buzzing and all agreed that the works on show were of a high standard and a well thought exhibition made best use of the available space.
Our aim is to make the Associate Members Exhibition an annual event. More information about Associate Members can be found on their section of this site, just click on the menu at the top.