Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Exhibition Time!

My aim this year was to get my artwork out into as many exhibitions as I could. It took quite a bit of organising as some exhibitions overlapped and I had to make sure I had enough work framed and ready for each one and also remember where everything was!

My first exhibition of the year was at Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire in April and May. I had three of my favourite new Cats in Hats series of collagraph prints on display. Sherlock Kitty, Happy Kitty and Captain Jack Kitty.

 Next up was an exhibition at the Garden Tearooms at Witley Court in Worcestershire for the month of May. Since University I have been visiting this amazing ruined mansion and producing lots of artwork themed around Witley Court so it was great to be able to exhibit them all together only a few minutes away from the ruin.

East Wing Collagraph Print

Ruined Forecourt Collagraph Print

Next was the Seacourt Mini Print Exhibition in Northern Ireland in May where three of my Happy Kitty collagraph prints went on an adventure touring around Northern Ireland!

Happy Kitty Collagraph Print

Also starting in May through to August I exhibited with two other artists at the Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge.

Trio of Artists Exhibition of 15 Collagraph Prints

We even got to be in two local newspapers!
The end of May until June I exhibited an acrylic painting at Wolverhampton Art Gallery as part of the Junction Arts Festival. The theme was Music, Art and Beer. I chose to paint my new tom cat with a bottle of Old Tom beer!

Old Tom New Tom

In July I exhibited with Staffordshire Enjoy Art at the Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton.
Here I exhibited two oil paintings - Black Bear and Tickle Time!

 Also three collagraph prints - Play With Me! Dreamy and Sherlock Bear

In August through to October I had two collagraph prints accepted for the Cannock Chase Open Exhibition. 

Castle Panorama Collagraph Print
In October I had two pieces exhibited as part of the Art in The City week around Wolverhampton where shops, cafes, pubs etc had artwork in their windows as part of an art trail.

Dreamy Collagraph Print in the window of the Framers Gallery.
In October and November I had four pieces exhibited at the Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery in Leek Staffordshire.
I exhibited two acrylic paintings - Happy Elephant and Sleepy Tiger. Also two collagraph prints Pengiun Cat and Dreamy.

My final exhibition for the year is currently running at the Dudley Museum and Art Gallery where I am exhibiting with the Dudley Society of Artists. Its well worth a look if you are in the area and is on until January 10th 2015.

Cloister Collagraph Print

Dreamy Collagraph Print
As you can see I 've had a very busy of exhibiting, now to start planning everything for 2015!

Clare xx