It’s ‘count down’ week to my next exhibition… Cambridge Open Studios! I will be showing my latest collection of artworks at The Artists’ Marquee, Burwash Manor. There’s a really interesting mix of artists and crafts people from a wide range of disciplines. There are some familiar faces and new ones too.
The Artists’ Marquee is now constructed and ready for exhibition – all we need now are the artworks and of course, the artists! It’s been “all hands on deck” over the weekend to get the exhibition space ready. The workload has been shared between the exhibiting artists, putting up the marquee on the grass and constructing the gallery space within. Lots of physical labour shifting the large display boards and screwing them into place to make secure exhibition stands. It’s a team effort but thanks must go to Matt who led the layout and construction. Sunday was painting day to make sure everything looks clean and white – ready for the artwork! It’s all taking shape…
I am really excited about the Preview Evening on Friday 5th July from 5 – 8pm, so come along and join us for a glass of Pimms on the lawn with a live band, whilst taking a look at the art! And, this year we are supporting local Cambridge charity, Tom’s Trust. The 14 exhibiting artists have donated artworks to the ‘posh’ raffle to be drawn at the Preview with all proceeds going to this very special local charity.
As well as volunteering as a Local Area Distributor for the COS guides, I have been regularly distributing in the Burwash area to make sure the shops there have a plentiful supply, and the guides have been going fast, it’s a popular place for picking up the Guide! You’ll find me on page 43 no. 125a of the Guide, as well as being listed in the Galleries & Arts Organisation section on page 61 G3 Burwash Manor. I will be exhibiting weekends 2 & 3, 13th-14th and 20th-21st July.
Ahead of the exhibition we’ve had some good press coverage in the local Cambridge publications of Cambridge Edition, Style Magazine and the Editor’s choice in Cambridgeshire Journal, so I do hope it will bring plenty of visitors our way during the weekends in July.
There’s plenty to do over the next few days, and I’m looking forward to showing BRAND NEW artworks at The Artists’ Marquee. Please check out my Facebook and Twitter pages for sneak peeks of latest paintings!