Monday, 14 November 2016

"A Winter Gathering"

As today was such a momentous day for members of the Staffordshire Artists Co-operative I felt it needed to be documented, so after a long time of no posts on here we have returned!
We have been busy in my absence with a few members leaving and more arriving - we are now 17 in number, exhibitions have been going on monthly in our Gallery as well as charity days and we are generally very happy with the way things are progressing.
We have work of our 2D artists on display in the Artisan - in Eccleshall and also most members have a few pieces of work now hanging in Tylmans of Stone - but today we set up an full exhibition of our work in the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek. This is the first time we have had an exhibition as the co-operative and I think it safe to say we are all very excited about this and hopeful that it is something we can repeat in other places too!
Our exhibition is entitled "A Winter Gathering" and will be opening Saturday 19th November.

The first members arrived at Foxlowe around 10am today and most of the other members arrived sometime during the morning or early afternoon to help with the setting up. It is now all set up ready for our preview evening Friday 18th 7-9pm.

This is how today went in pictures!

First things first - get the room organised

Pom Fuller and her watercolour paintings

Helen Cartlidge and her watercolour paintings

Ronnie Cruwys hanging her streets of Leek and icon paintings

Tina Paramore and her papier mache art 

Sally Hadley with her photography and handmade paper and pressed flower pieces

Noel Bennett and his photography

Craig Sumner and his oil paintings

Mike Wheeley and his abstract paintings

Louise Spencer and her felt and silk scarves

Jo Hearn setting up her ceramics with her daughter

Charis Jones with her metal work art

Jo Hill and Ronnie, finding time to chat

Tom Hackneys paintings and table

Jo Hill and her textiles

Vance Lupton and his wood turning

Wayne Tomlinson (#thelighthouseman) mixed media paintings

Jewellery by Angela Smith

Jewellery by Angela Smith

Silver jewellery by Lyn Cook

Almost finished

Almost finished

just one scarf left to price

This exhibition will remain in Foxlowe Arts Centre until December 24th, If you are in the area please pop in to take a look