Stuart and Ruth were fortunate enough to have their work accepted in the 2020 open art exhibition that took place in January. The exhibition displays around 100 selected works in various gallery spaces.
The annual Upfront Open Exhibition is now in its 19th year. The purpose of the show is to exhibit a wealth and wide cross section of artistic talent. The panel of judges choose an eclectic mix of work in various media and styles, both 2D and 3D. “Open Exhibition” is totally self-funded. Entry fees create a budget to stage and advertise the exhibition, to hold a preview evening and to award cash prizes.
28th January to 22nd March 2020
10am til 4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday
We have both been fortunate enough to have our artwork accepted at this prestigious exhibition over the last two years. It is a well known venue and art collectors and enthusiasts come from far and wide to view the excellent work on show. It is with regret that it has had to be cancelled this year due to Covid 19.
“This gives us plenty of time to prepare for 2021” says Stuart
‘ Cancelling our Summer Exhibition at this stage was not an easy decision to make. It’s something we haven’t had to do since the Second World War.’
The Lake Artists Society, founded in 1904 by artist W.G.Collingwood who was also secretary to the well known John Ruskin, of Coniston.Members in the early years included Cuthbert Rigby, Fred Yates, Arthur and Fred Tucker and Hubert Coutts (Tucker), who was the first President. Invited exhibitors have included Frank Bramley, Sir William Russell Flint and Julius Olsson.
This is a weekend festival that is usually held every September. It\’s a lovely event with a whole host of artists getting together to take over the whole seaside town, filling it with original art. We tend to exhibit our paintings at \’Trig point\” which is an old First World War camp. We use the dining room and share the space with several other artists.
Unfortunately due to Covid 19 the event has been cancelled for this year.
\’I can\’t wait for next years event. As well as loving the weekend, I had lots of interest and sales.\’ says Ruth
The Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage features a selling exhibition of artwork from around 100 artists. 11th September (open evening only 7pm til 9pm)
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th – 10am til 5pm
Stuart and Ruth were delighted to have had their artwork accepted for display in this lovely exhibition last year. They were really looking forward to trying again this year but unfortunately due to Covid 19, the exhibition 2020 has been cancelled. They’re certainly looking forward to the exhibition next year. They’ve plenty of time to prepare for it now! Ruth was over the moon to sell two out of her three exhibits, ‘Down the lane’ and ‘Energy’
It has been running for 31 years and there are over 500 exhibits from approx 200 Artists. The artwork is available to purchase.
The Milnthorpe Art exhibition runs for 3 1/2 days during August at St Thomas’ Church on the edge of the Milnthorpe Market square. Entry is free but a catalogue is on sale for £3.