So happy to get notification that both my prints have been accepted into this year’s neo:printprize at the neo:gallery in Bolton.
The exhibition will be on from 25th August to 30th October 2016 – at neo:gallery 27, Market Place, Bolton.
I was beginning to give up hope of getting into any exhibition this year, although I was surprised to get past the second round for the Royal Academy summer exhibition, even though I didn’t make the final cut. Not going to let it get me down though, I’ve got too much to do for my christmas fairs, so I better get a wriggle on…
Wonderful first day of the fair at Craft. Design. Contemporary! Despite the gale force winds, Nottingham itself was buzzing with Christmas shoppers as was the fair. It was a long day but with the steady flow of people it certainly wasn’t that tiring. I had some lovely conversations with folk about my work and methods and caught up with quite a few people that I haven’t seen for years. Also, I think I may have a commission coming and possibly a workshop with some sixth formers.
Now I am relaxing and watching tonight’s recorded Strictly with a large glass of wine! FAB. U. LOUS. Darling!
Well, now I have the Sheffield Print Fair and Gedling Artists Festive Fair in the bag, it’s time for the biggie this weekend. I will be at the Craft. Design. Contemporary at Nottingham Contemporary Gallery from Friday to Sunday.
I am really glad I had the chance to do two fairs previous to this one, as I had never done any before, so I had time to iron out any problems. Not that I really had any, except managing to feed myself throughout the day! I didn’t realise how tiring it is standing up all day and smiling…..and this weekend will be long days but hopefully busy!
Please do come down and see my stand and all the other wonderful makers!
I met the very lovely James Green whilst at Art in the (Botanical) Gardens in Sheffield a couple of months ago. We got chatting and he told me about the Sheffield Print Fair (that he helps to run) and said that I should apply. So I did, and I got in! And, they have placed one of my images at the top of their promotion for this event. Am I ever a happy bunny! Click here to see their post about the event and a list of all the other amazing printmakers.
This is my first ever fair so I am preparing like a woman possessed. Trying to think of everything I might need…and doing some new work as well. I am very excited about it but also a complete nervous wreck!!