I have been on a year’s sabbatical during 2017 and am just beginning to start painting and exhibiting again. I did enter the Society of Wildlife Artists Open Exhibition in May but only because there was application online – please see below. I have also managed to exhibit with a few local groups during October and November and was successful at all of them – which is very nice, and I hope augurs well for 2018. Now I need to paint more pictures!
May: Pre-selection Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, London SW17 5BD. After looking through those good artists’ work which made it to the exhibition, I can see that the artwork for this exhibition is a tadge too contemporary for my kind of artwork, so I shall not bother to enter again. Being pre-selected however, means that you have to frame your painting and send it down to the Mall Galleries to be included in the final exhibition. Mine was duly framed and sent down but unfortunately failed to be selected for the final exhibition. I was interested to do a little costings exercise regarding entry and was stunned at the result. Please see my blog entry which tells the story – no wonder the phrase “Starving Artist” was coined!!!!
October: Jackson’s Plant Life Botanical Illustration Online Competition
October: Swaffham Arts Festival: Swaffham Rotary Art Exhibition, The Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Swaffham 27th to 29th October.
November: Foxton Art Show Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November.
November: Exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Comberton, Cambridge CB23 7ED, 24th to 26th November.