Tuesday, 12 May 2015

First Time Lucky

Kimpton Church
© Teresa Newham
This was my first time exhibiting at the Kimpton Art Show, and as I set off to hand in my work I realised that I hadn't actually been to Kimpton for about twenty years, even though it's just up the road!    Artists from all over the area were descending on the church with their exhibits, and I wondered how the organisers were going to fit it all in.

the whole village was decked out for the festival
© Teresa Newham

I found out on the Saturday, when we took the opportunity for a look round.  The Art Show forms part of the Kimpton May Festival, and the village was covered in bunting, while various events were taking place at the Recreation Ground and the primary school.

visitors to the exhibition
© Teresa Newham
There was a gratifying number of visitors clutching their catalogues and making their way round the church.  The nave was full of paintings, with glass and ceramics in a room of their own to one side -  I particularly liked the glass pieces by Opal Seabrook and Sharon Korek - and some inspiring collages by Christine Elliott.

the North Transept (my two watercolours top left)
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I found my watercolours well lit in the North Transept, next to Barbara Weeks' textile display, and near some rather lovely linocut prints by Anna Pye.   In fact, Anna was demonstrating the following week at the Living Crafts fair at Hatfield House, so I was able to tell her how much I liked them!

my photos (framed in black) ~ the one on the right sold
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The photos had a corner to themselves in the South Transept, and when I went to collect my work I found that one of mine - Venice, Early Morning - had sold.  Now that really is first time lucky!

1 comment:

  1. Well done on the sale! I thought it was an excellent art show.