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Monday, 22 August 2011

Greyfriars Art Space Festival








Better late than never to tell you about Greyfriars Art Space Festival, held last Sunday in King's Lynn. It was organised by Kathy Cossins who said 'We were raising money for a local charity - 'Forward' which works with adults with learning difficulties and aims to help their members to acquire skills to enable them to live more independently. We also had a collection for the Royal British Legion. Myself and Vicky Hussain organised the day between us. It was hard work, but it was well worth it in the end'. We had a glorious day in a wonderful setting, attendance was good and the display of art was diverse, with cards and prints, ceramics and sculpture and paintings. I had a brilliant afternoon of people watching and sketching. There was stuff for kids to do and the entertainment was brilliant, especially local band Jessie's Ghost.
I hadn't ever participated in anything like it before and didn't know what to expect. I had planned to offer charcoal portrait sketches but, disappointingly there were no takers. I had a lot of very encouraging comments and managed to sell a painting. A small, but perfectly formed, one.


My display, which, as you can see, could have been a whole lot better. You live and learn, so watch out next year!




Listen to Jessie's Ghost.


1 comment:

Maggie Latham said...

Looks like a fab event. I think everywhere art sales suck at the moment......but just getting 'out there' is good. ONe of the things I miss about the States is that they do these types of things so well with proper canopies, tables etc......How is your studio coming along, Sharon?