[Archive: Another early blog post from our original site.]
Another fairly busy week in the gallery with record sales as a lady has confirmed the purchase of ‘Guernica’ by Gilly Pitman.
Richard James of Circus Torbay met up in the cafe with Jay Fortune who is running the Riviera Fringe in July (5th – 12th) and has agreed that Artizan can be an associated venue for the event. Richard will do a stand up comedy workshop on the evening of the 7th. The festival will also be running a portrait competition at Living Coasts – see link for more details - http://www.rivierafringe.co.uk/open-portrait-exhibition/.
The ‘Into June' 3 week exhibition is now fully booked with the following artists taking part:- FG Davis, ‘LoopyArt’, Jenni Pentecost, Chantal Ashwell, Gesche Bueker and Marc Heaton. Once again, all local artists displaying what great talent we have here so will definitely be worth a visit. The exhibition starts on 3rd June and runs until 23rd June. Thanks to FG Davis for also promoting it on his blog for me this week: http://fgdavisblog.com/.
I am hoping to have some workshops running in June and may even have a local artist sitting in the gallery producing some work. We have our final private view tonight (Saturday) as we head into the final week of the opening exhibition at Artizan so next week will be the last chance to come and take a second look at the work on display.
On sunday the gallery is closed and I have been invited over to Harbour House in Kingsbridge and Birdwood House in Totnes to take a look at some other exhibitions featuring local artists living right here on our doorstep. Who knows, I may persuade some of them to put on an exhibition here at Artizan so watch this space...