Monday, 14 November 2016

"A Winter Gathering"

As today was such a momentous day for members of the Staffordshire Artists Co-operative I felt it needed to be documented, so after a long time of no posts on here we have returned!
We have been busy in my absence with a few members leaving and more arriving - we are now 17 in number, exhibitions have been going on monthly in our Gallery as well as charity days and we are generally very happy with the way things are progressing.
We have work of our 2D artists on display in the Artisan - in Eccleshall and also most members have a few pieces of work now hanging in Tylmans of Stone - but today we set up an full exhibition of our work in the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek. This is the first time we have had an exhibition as the co-operative and I think it safe to say we are all very excited about this and hopeful that it is something we can repeat in other places too!
Our exhibition is entitled "A Winter Gathering" and will be opening Saturday 19th November.

The first members arrived at Foxlowe around 10am today and most of the other members arrived sometime during the morning or early afternoon to help with the setting up. It is now all set up ready for our preview evening Friday 18th 7-9pm.

This is how today went in pictures!

First things first - get the room organised

Pom Fuller and her watercolour paintings

Helen Cartlidge and her watercolour paintings

Ronnie Cruwys hanging her streets of Leek and icon paintings

Tina Paramore and her papier mache art 

Sally Hadley with her photography and handmade paper and pressed flower pieces

Noel Bennett and his photography

Craig Sumner and his oil paintings

Mike Wheeley and his abstract paintings

Louise Spencer and her felt and silk scarves

Jo Hearn setting up her ceramics with her daughter

Charis Jones with her metal work art

Jo Hill and Ronnie, finding time to chat

Tom Hackneys paintings and table

Jo Hill and her textiles

Vance Lupton and his wood turning

Wayne Tomlinson (#thelighthouseman) mixed media paintings

Jewellery by Angela Smith

Jewellery by Angela Smith

Silver jewellery by Lyn Cook

Almost finished

Almost finished

just one scarf left to price

This exhibition will remain in Foxlowe Arts Centre until December 24th, If you are in the area please pop in to take a look

Friday, 6 March 2015

Exhibition by member Tom Hackney

For the rest of this year every month a different member of The Staffordshire Artists Co-operative will be exhibiting their work in Gallery at 12, these exhibitions will be in addition to their work normally on show in the gallery. Many of the members have been accepted into the co-operative with the understanding that they only display work in a certain style or discipline in the gallery but as artists work and styles move on so it was decided that each member would be given the opportunity to have an exhibition to show the full range of their work or to try out new ideas - this month Tom Hackney is exhibiting his work, normally Tom would just have his abstract pieces in the gallery so this is a great opportunity to view a full range of his work - so if you would like to see more of Tom's art work you have until the end of March - so please pop in to take a look

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Happy Fifth Birthday to Gallery at 12

To celebrate Gallery at 12 first five years in Eccleshall, Staffordshire Artists Co-operative hosted another 'Art with a heart' charity day, in aid of C.A.S.S Carers Association Southern Staffordshire.
 A large card cake was made and Fred was brought down from the first floor gallery; the arcade was decked out with ribbons, musicians came and performed for the members and visitors, who were also offered drinks and nibbles as they joined in with the celebrations.

the front of the arcade when the sun shone with the cake and Fred

The cake

It rained!!!

Inside the gallery looking out to arcade

Four of the members




three members

musical accompaniment 

More musical accompaniment 

looking down arcade to the gallery
Michael Wheeley

Michael with his creations Fred and cake

Good friends
 Despite the very heavy showers, the gallery still enjoyed a fabulous day, Thank you to everyone who made the day such a great success!!!
If you missed this event - Gallery at 12 will continue to host 'Art With a Heart' days in the future so please do look out for the date of the next one.

Friday, 2 May 2014

It's our Fifth birthday this month

We will be celebrating 5 years in Eccleshall later on this month, so we will be holding another 'Art with a Heart' charity day on May 10th in aid of CASS - Careres Association Southern Satffordshire. Please come along and help us raise some money for another Staffordshire charity

                                    Photo: WHOOPS!!!!!

in readiness for this the gallery had another change around and is looking particularly smart

Sunday, 22 September 2013

New member artist - Tom Hackney

Fantastic abstract art by Tom Hackney - there are currently just two of Tom's pieces on display in Gallery at 12 - but they add a wonderful  extra dimension to the gallery.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

wildlife art exhibition

For the whole of September Gallery at 12 is hosting the lovely exhibition of wildlife art by Kim Robinson.
Kim creates beautiful wildlife art using pen and ink with a watercolour wash, her range includes prints, cards and printed gift ware including tea towels and bags.