Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Open studios Preview

Hello there!

I've mentioned a lot recently the forthcoming event North Yorkshire Open Studios which I am involved in for the first time. I'm really excited as we are so close now, and this week I am spending some time organising my work and deciding how to arrange my 'studio' at ArtisOn.

But before the open studios officially open on Saturday the 9th, ArtisOn will be holding a special preview evening on Friday the 8th of June, which I would love to invite you to.
The preview, which runs from 7pm until 9pm, not only gives visitors a chance to get a first look at the open studios of four artists (Charlotte Morrison, Ian Scott Massie, Josie Beszant and myself), but also launches the newest programme of ArtisOn's creative workshops. The autumn/winter programme features some brand new courses, as well as some back-by-popular-demand favourites, and should you feel tempted to book a place or two during the preview, you'll receive a special 10% discount!

So if you fancy a glass of wine, nibbles and a chance to see it all first, head to ArtisOn on the 8th and join us for a great preview evening!

Monday, 14 May 2012

New Term...


I have just returned from a lovely week off, during which I celebrated my 26th birthday in the beautiful town of Bruges!

It's been great having a break, but now the summer term has started (for me anyway) and there is lots to do.

This Friday a Close to Home, an exhibition I am involved with, opens at The Gallery in Masham. The exhibition supports the work of Herriot Hospice Homecare, a local charity helping house-bound patients around the hambleton district. I will be exhibiting three new pieces, and will be sharing the space with a group of contemporary artists from around Yorkshire and the north, including Angie Rogers and Elizabeth Price. The preview opens on Friday night at 7.30pm, please come down and join us for a glass of wine.

I can't quite believe it, but in only four short weeks the North Yorkshire Open Studios will begin. In case you haven't heard, over two weekends in June artists from all over the county will be opening their doors to visitors (and potential customers), and giving people a rare chance to see inside their studios, have a chat, and maybe even a cup of tea. This is my first year taking part in NYOS, and I'm really excited to by using the studio spaces at ArtisOn, near Masham to display my work. I shall be sharing the venue with 3 other great artists, Charlotte Morrison (ceramics), Josie Beszant (collage/assemblage), and Ian Scott Massie (painter/printmaker and incidentally, my dad!). Please please come along to visit us, enjoy some tea and cake, and watch us do some demonstations of our work.

North Yorkshire Open Studios: June 9th/10th and 16th/17th, studio opening times 10.30am - 5.30pm.

For more information on us, or the many other fantastic artists taking part, and a map so you can plan your route, visit the NYOS website here.

I better get on with preparing some work. Bye!

Rosie x