Despite the wintery weather in Scotland last week, we had a very successful open studios in the upstairs gallery room at the Westerton Hotel! Lots of interesting visitors and feedback. My blank greetings cards sold so well that I am now going to concentrate on marketing them further afield and also in the process of setting up a new online shop. The good thing about Open Studios events is the feedback and making contacts. Another positive is meeting other artists at their open studios. Every year I am astonished at the quality and the low prices that people charge. Its a big opportunity to sell work with out the usual 100% commission added by shops and galleries.
Also, I have three new commissions this week as a direct result. There's a little part of me wishes it could be open studios everyday! By the way, I have a page on this website where you can buy my cards - you don't need a paypal account - any queries please fill in the contact form. Cards online: /cards.html
This year I am exhibiting my prints in the upstairs room of the Westerton Arms Hotel in Bridge of Allan as part of Forth Valley Open Studios. There will also be some fabulous photographs by Allan Donaldson and beautiful paintings by David Tapner on display! Look forward to seeing you there..
This year the showcase exhibition for the Forth Valley Open Studios is going to be held in two central locations in Stirling, The Changing Room and The Stirling Smith Art Gallery. This is a great opportunity to showcase the participating artists to a wider audience as Stirling always attracts a lot of visitors in the summer months.
Really looking forward to taking part in the Forth Valley Open Studios again. This year I am exhibiting with David Tapner and Allan Donaldson, in the upstairs gallery at the Westerton Arms in Bridge of Allan. This is a great central location in the village and the venue will be open each day 10-7pm! Here's is a little preview of Allan and David's work:
This group show of local artists kicked off to a busy start today despite the gloomy weather! There is a wide variety of artwork on display including jewellery and a video installation by Ann Shaw (in the pulpit). The "Matriarch" deals with three generations of women's hands and adds overall to the atmospheric experience of visiting St Saviours Church. The show is on all week till Saturday 18th from 10am-5pm Tues, Wed & Sat, open till 7pm today, Wed and Friday.
Not long to go now until Forth Valley artists open their studios to the public for the 2nd time! This year, I am exhibiting as a member of "The Font of Art" group show in St Saviour's Church, Bridge of Allan.
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