Percy, Sheila and Exhibitions

21st September, 2012

The great thing about being passionate collectors turned passionate gallery owners is being given the opportunity to purchase art privately and then find new appreciative homes for it; it ticks the collector box and ticks the gallery box at the same time. We did this recently with a painting by Sheila Fell, which already has a new home, and we have acquired a truly splendid Percy Kelly watercolour which has just arrived and was originally bought from the gallery in the 1990s.

We also have a wonderful Winifred Nicholson pastel which has just arrived. Both can be seen in the following New Work link Anyone interested should give us a call at the gallery.

Our latest exhibition is now up and running. We've had great comments. It's probably unfair to pick some out, but universally people genuinely seem amazed by the textile works by Andrea Hunter and the printmaking of Iain Hodgkinson. Come and take a look.

Plans are now well in place for our future exhibitions. Winter officially begins at the gallery on 17th November with our Winter exhibition. Many of our gallery artists will be supplying some seasonal works, and we'll show some wonderful art by the likes of Sheila Fell and Norman Cornish. Make a diary note, on Saturday 8th December, 4-7pm we'll be providing a wonderful Castlegate Christmas with seasonal fayre and live medieval musicians. Should be fun.

Looking into 2013 we're genuinely excited about our exhibition plans. We're actively planning three solo/joint shows already. More details to follow, but it really should be a great next 12 months at the gallery. Additionally, if anyone has been to Blackwell house recently (near Windermere) and been impressed by the ceramics/sculpture, we may have some interesting news to come.

One final note; for ten whole Castlegate points, redeemable against a coffee in the kitchen, can anyone guess who painted the below abstract work from the early 1960s? He/she is known to gallery fans and this early work will be part of our plans for 2013.

That's it for now, Steve and Christine

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