“For as long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed visiting local galleries … and am full of admiration for the creativity, skill and individuality of artists and makers. Through volunteering at a local art gallery it has been my fortune to see a great variety of work and to meet those who created it. …. In recent years, social media and the Internet have made it possible for artists and makers to reach audiences in different ways …
… this has inspired me to create Spring Up Gallery, to bring the essence of a small friendly local exhibition space into the virtual world. The website provides a space for artists and makers to exhibit and brings the visitor a curated selection of work to browse at their leisure. I will hold regular virtual exhibitions of work by artists and makers whose work I have got to know and appreciate, most of whom are from the Chiltern area and surrounds. I hope you enjoy the virtual exhibitions…” – Sarah Osborne, Springup Gallery.
I’m pleased to announce that “Headspace – Self Portrait” has been jury selected for the ‘Re:Invent – Inner State’ online exhibition hosted by Gallery 118, Brooklyn, USA. The exhibition is available to view via Instagram and the Gallery website from January 20th – February 20th 2021.
I’m honoured to have my work featured on the exhibition poster.
This hand embroidered piece was created during the November 2020 Lockdown . It measures 75 x 75 cm and took part in the Beyond The Knitting & Stitching Show Self Portrait Competition.
“Art Gallery 118 is an online gallery and platform dedicated to contemporary visual arts and committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level. This is an inclusive art organization of exhibiting professional and emerging artists and others interested in the visual arts ….. artists range from emerging to mid-career, and practice in a broad spectrum of styles and media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and others.
“We received many applications and the quality of work was outstanding. In order to give each of the selected works more spotlight, we decided to expand our exhibition and divide it into 3 sub-categories: Re:invent – Inner State, from January 20 – February 20; Re:invent – New colors, from January 26 – February 26; Re:invent – In Motion, from January 28 – February 28” – Gallery 118.
“The gallery’s competition for December 2020 was the 10th Annual “All Women” (No Theme) Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D, women artists only (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion in to the Gallery’s January 2021 online group art exhibition.
“Have you channelled your energy into something new and creative in the pandemic? We want to see it! ….. as part of an online collaborative project….. New Grooves Gallery is a collective with the aim of creating a visual community of people who have found a hidden talent amidst the pandemic. We want to celebrate expression in all its forms, especially by those who may not have previously considered themselves creative. We hope to encourage accessibility into the arts, with the goal of holding a physical exhibition whenever possible.” – New Grooves Gallery.