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Kit price Moss : Tall & Thin art exhibition, Greyfriars Art Space

Artworks artist Kit Price Moss has co-curated a ‘Tall & Thin’ exhibition with members of the West Norfolk Artists Association (Kit is chairperson of the West Norfolk Artists Association).
Kit Price Moss organised the exhibition to encourage the artists to ‘think outside their normal comfort zone’.  Each of the selected artworks are no wider than eleven inches.
Kit’s own work in the exhibition, ‘Kittywake Castle‘, is based on ‘a drawing of seabirds whilst visiting North Berwick and Dunbar last summer, depicting nesting kittiwakes on a pinnacle’.
Tall & Thin‘ is currently showing at Greyfriars Art Space from 21st May until 1st June 2012. Greyfriars Art Space is an artist run initiative in King’s Lynn providing professional exhibition opportunities and affordable studio workspace to local artists.
Of the ‘Tall & Thin‘ exhibition, Kit says: “We’ve had a terrific response here at Greyfriars Art Space, and we’ve been quite astounded by the creativity you can see here. We have works suspended from the ceiling, ceramics and sculptures besides the usual paintings”.
The artists exhibiting ‘Tall & Thin‘ works are: Helena Anderson, Tony Bellars, Helen Breach, Brenda Brown, Alan Castleton, Barbara Cichocka, Simon and Fran Crawford, Alison Dunhill, Peter Edwards, Joan Evans, Tod Evans, Ann Froshaug, Lydia Haines, John Hughes, Jill Ilett, Jane Ironside, Jo Halpin Jones, Giselle Keeble, John Lawson, Neil Leggett, Steve Martyn, Kit Price Moss, Tom Sharp, Michael Smith, Julie Spriggs, Will Strong, Tom Thompson, John and Helen Walker, Andrew Williams, Julie Witt, Joan Wooll and Pauline Wrighton.




Tall & Thin
21st May to 1st June 2012
Greyfriars Art Space (opposite Greyfriars Tower)
43 St James Street 
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 5BZ
Open daily, 10am – 4pm, free admission

Alison Jones : botanical paintings

Alison Jones has been a member of Artworks since it began in the year 2000. She has contributed to the annual Artworks exhibitions with botanical paintings in watercolours and ‘still life’ in pastels. 
Hellibore ‘Cinnamon Snow’ © Alison Jones

Alison Jones has also exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society. In 1990 and 1993 Alison Jones was awarded the prestigious Grenfell Silver medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual exhibition for her exhibitions of fuchsias and cyclamen coum – and she has also been awarded the Grenfell Silver-Gilt medal twice, in 2000 and 2008.
Alison Jones has also exhibited at the Society of Botanical Artists in London, and is also a member of the Society of Floral Painters, exhibiting annually in the South of England. You can see more of Alison’s botanical paintings on Alison Jones profile page.
In August 2010 Alison joined twenty three other flower painters who had their first exhibition in the Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Following its success the Iceni Botanical Artists was born in October the same year, with aims of encouraging and practising a high standard of all forms of botanical art through annual exhibitions by members.  
The Iceni Botanical Artists (IBA) is now engaged in a unique project to record and document the rarest of Norfolk’s Breckland wild flowers.  The collection of original paintings will be available for exhibitions at different venues and will be included in a Florilegium of wild Breckland Plants. More news nearer the time.
Meanwhile, the The Iceni Botanical Artists will be exhibiting again at the Edmund Gallery from 3rd – 8th August, 2012.
The Iceni Botanical Artists
3rd – 8th August 2012
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 1LS

Chris Gamble : double success in the Eastern Open exhibition

One of Chris Gamble‘s pieces, ‘The Faces That You Meet‘, has been selected for the annual Eastern Open exhibition and it gained not one but two awards! The first award was the Exaclair Art Prize of artists’ materials and the second was the Bank House Hotel Purchase Award.

This year’s Eastern Open attracted 557 works by 280 artists from seven counties, with prize money totalling more than £4,000. The winners were announced during a packed ceremony at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre in Norfolk.

Chris Gamble‘s prize-winning work, ‘The Faces That You Meet‘, comprises thirty six small pen drawings of head portraits, and it represents part of an on-going body of work around the theme of ordinary people.

The faces that you meet  © Chris Gamble 2012

The annual Eastern Open exhibition is held in King’s Lynn Arts Centre, and it invites artist submissions from seven counties in the east of England: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire.
A different group of selectors are invited each year to select wotk for this prestigious exhibition. On the judging panel for the Eastern Open 2012 were: Mark Hill, TV Presenter, 20th Century Design Expert and Applied Arts Patron of the King’s Lynn Arts Centre; Yasmin Canvin, freelance curator and Director of Fermynwoods Contemporary Art; Jessica Lack, Arts Writer for The Guardian for 12 years and co-author of “Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms
The selection panel selected forty one works for the 2012 Eastern Open exhibition, all currently on show in the Shakespeare and Fermoy galleries at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre. An alternative Community Choice panel selected works to hang in the Red Barn and the Old Warehouse galleries.
In addition to being a member of the Artworks group, Chris Gamble also belongs to Breckland Artists, who will be holding a tenth anniversary exhibition in the Forum, Norwich, from 27th May until 1st June 2012.
Chris’s husband, Roger Gamble, is also in Artworks, and he won the ‘Best in Show Award’ at the Eastern Open exhibition in 2002. Both Chris & Roger have had their art selected in previous years. Chris won also an award in 2009 for an acrylic painting called ‘Economic Downturn‘. 
The Artworks blog says well done to them both – a prize-winning duo!
The Eastern Open exhibition continues until the 19th May 2012, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Eastern Open exhibition 2012
31 March – 19 May 2012
King’s Lynn Arts Centre
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 1HA

Lyn Aylward shortlisted for Anteros Arts Prize 2012

Artworks artist Lyn Aylward is one of five regional artists shortlisted for the East Anglian Artists Development Prize, a competition open to all visual artists aged under forty and living in Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex, inviting them to apply for the £5000 professional development prize.

The prize is organised by the Anteros Arts Foundation, which is based in Norwich, UK. The other shortlisted artists are: Adam Batchelor, Rachel Daniel, Rosie Winn and Thomas Joynes.

You can see examples of the shortlisted artists’ work in an exhibition currently on at Anteros Arts, which runs from 9th March to 28th April 2012. The Anteros Arts Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm.

One of the five shortlisted artists will be awarded the £5,000 prize, free access to Anteros Arts courses for a year and a solo exhibition in Spring 2013 at Anteros Arts. The judging panel comprises John Hemmant, Aude Gotto and Susan Mumford, but feedback from gallery visitors will also contribute to the final decision. The winning artist will be announced on 14 April 2012 at 2pm.

Good luck Lyn!

East Anglian Artists Development Prize exhibition
9th March to 28th April 2012

Anteros Arts Foundation
7-15 Fye Bridge Street
NORWICH
Norfolk
NR3 1LJ

A collaboration in art & nature: Janet French & Emma Buckmaster

Artworks artist Janet French has recently begun an exciting collaborative art project with another artist, the printmaker Emma Buckmaster.

Quercus, Fordham, etching on oak leaf handmade paper

The aim of this project is to produce a series of etchings of native tree species printed on to paper created from the trees’ own leaves. Once completed, the delicate prints are trapped between two sheets of glass and framed to allow light to enhance the fine details of the image and the translucent quality of the leaves.

Five tree ‘portraits’ have now been completed and they are currently on show, together with other new work by Janet and Emma, at The Assembly House in Norwich, Norfolk.

Noverre Gallery
Assembly House
Theatre Street
Norwich
NR2 1RQ

The exhibition runs from Friday 2nd December 2011 to Monday 2nd January 2012, open Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm.

Tilia, Braxted, etching on Lime leaf handmade paper

The flowers of the Common Lime have a narcotic effect on bees which may be found asleep under the tree.  The branches are full of mistletoe and the leaves have been used to make the paper on which the tree portrait is printed.

Emma and Janet currently co-Chair the Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop in Sudbury, Suffolk.

For further details on their work you can visit Janet and Emma’s websites:

www.janetfrench.co.uk

www.emmabuckmaster.com

Welcome to the ARTWORKS blog!

What is Artworks? 

Artworks is a dynamic group of thirty contemporary East Anglian professional artists. Each September we put on a special, annual showcase exhibition at the historic Blackthorpe Barn in Rougham, Suffolk, UK. Our artists come from across the East Anglian region, from North Norfolk down to Essex, from the East coast to the edge of the Fens.

Artworks was established in 2000 and the annual exhibition has proven to be an exciting and not-to-be-missed cultural event in the East Anglian art scene. All Artworks members are professional artists & well established in their creative fields. As a group Artworks is committed to promoting excellence and artistic diversity in the work of its members and delivering this unique asset of our group to the wider community.

You can read more about Artworks activities and view full profiles of all our exhibiting artists on the official Artworks website – but please do stay in touch with our brand new Artworks blog right here in the lead up to our next showcase exhibition in September 2011.

On the Artworks blog we aim to share a little more of what we do in the form of exhibition news & reviews, artist talks or workshops & other related events, more informal ‘take five’ style interviews with our artists, occasional stories from the artist studios and any other creative activities further afield! So please stay tuned & follow the new Artworks blog!

You can read more about Artworks history and view full profiles of all our exhibiting artists on the official Artworks website.