Jacqueline Hammond Stunning Artwork on Deckchairs ….

House to Home’s Festival camping essentials – 10 of the best – features Santa Fe Deckchair

Dreaming of pastures new? Perfect for watching the sun set while camping, this British designed deckchair – with its smattering of poppies bursting with colour against a stunning Spanish landscape – is just the spot from which to while away sunny days. Not going camping this year? No worries. Sit back and enjoy the local fruits of your labour by placing it at the end of your garden. This design will create a slice of country life in even the tiniest and greyest back garden.
Santa Fe Fields deckchair (H105 x W56 x D102cm)
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x Glittering Shards – gifts and lots of new courses for 2015!

I hope life is treating you kindly. I do appreciate your time reading my email . I thought that I would let you know about my latest courses, as well as some exciting news about the direction of Glittering Shards. As always, if you are not in the London area, do scroll down for news that may be of interest to you.

I have developed 7 different packages of courses to suit different needs, including 8-week courses, one-day workshops, mosaic immersion days and mosaic tasters. You can see them all here, including dates for the coming year.

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Online resources

If you have been to the Glittering Shards website recently, you may have noticed a new menu for online resourcesThis currently gathers all the tips, tutorials and resources from over 10 years of my blog. In the next few months, I will be adding a new range of online learning tools and downloadable resources on:

  • mosaic making (basics and advanced)
  • mosaics as a tool for mindfulness
  • art as a tool for transformation.

Soon, there will be a new, easy to access menu with book lists & links on these subject areas. Bear with me as I do all the techie and content work on this – always a bit of a challenge for non-computer buffs such as myself! (If anyone knows a good WordPress person that might help I would be grateful for the contact).

http://glitteringshards.com/

X bGallery Suggests Christmas Gifts from Great Art …X

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More Great Offers from GreatArt :

 

X The Perfect Festive Gift- Shop Online with the New Artist Fair X

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Give the Gift of Art!

Shop Online this Holiday Season with the New Artist Fair

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new online shop. We have been helping artists affordably exhibit and sell their works in Central London since 2011.  With the opening of our new shop page, we’re carrying on this ethos and extending this fantastic opportunity to everyone online.
Our new online shop features carefully selected works by artists who have previously exhibited with us in our past art fairs and allows visitors an alternative and convenient opportunity to view and buy works at their leisure.

 

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http://www.newartistfair.com/artwork?utm_source=Art+Fair&utm_campaign=849dab5be0-The_Perfect_Festive_Gift_Shop_Online_12_10_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1751310bfd-849dab5be0-105759513

X New England House Christmas Open Studios Show Thurs 11th, Fri 12th & Sat 13th December 12noon to 8pm

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Christmas Open Studios Show at New England House 

New England Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GH

New England House, which houses the studios of over 50 artists and makers, is a centre for some of the most exciting talent in Brighton. The studios at New England House will open to the public for three days this December – giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy an exciting alternative to high street Christmas shopping.

Free Entry   12 noon – 8pm
Thursday  11th,  Friday  12th  &  Saturday  13th 
December  2014

Barefoot Wine are giving out complimentary drinks
5-8pm Thursday 11th December
Beautifully hand crafted items will be on sale direct from the artists and makers; and browsers and purchasers will be able to talk to them, as well as enjoying the opportunity to select some really special gifts for Christmas. Items displayed for sale will include drawings, paintings, illustrations, prints, etchings, photographic art, sculpture, 3D objects, mixed media, 3D body scanning & printing, interactive artworks, ceramics, pottery, home wares, jewellery, cards, stationery, artist books, natural skin care products, textiles, knit wares, accessories, baby and children’s clothes, wooden gifts, stocking fillers and lots more..  Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.
The artists and makers at New England House have produced gorgeous, high quality gifts with individuality – and many are unique items. When you make purchases from New England House, you will be supporting the wealth of creativity in our wonderful city.  (Please be aware that most exhibitors cannot take card payments.)

We very much look forward to seeing you.

Best Wishes
Rowena Gilbert

For further details please visit:

www.nehopenstudios.co.uk 

Email:  info@nehopenstudios.co.uk

Telephone:  07900 678707

X Royal Academy 15% Off Christmas Gifts X

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15% off Christmas gifts until Sunday*

Still stuck for Christmas gift ideas? The RA Shop has you covered – for one week only you can get 15% off* our exquisite range of homeware, jewellery and accessories. From limited edition items designed and inspired by some of the leading names in contemporary art, to one-off pieces produced exclusively for the Royal Academy of Arts – the RA Shop is the perfect place for stand-out gifts this Christmas.

Order by 19 December and it will arrive just in time to pop under the Christmas tree.

Enter XMAS15OFF on checkout to claim your discount.

http://shop.royalacademy.org.uk/?utm_source=XmasEmail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=E-XMAS15OFF%20-MRKDB-081214

 

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Perfect Christmas gifts for art and design lovers…

The gift that lasts all year: Friends of the RA membership

Give Friends membership to an art lover this Christmas, so they (and a family guest) can enjoy a year of exciting exhibitions including RubensAi WeiweiDiebenkornand Cornell, not to mention access to the stunning Keeper’s House and a host of other benefits.

Standard Friends membership starts from £97 a year
Young Friends membership (16-25 years) is £45 a year
To ensure delivery for Christmas, please place your order by 12 December 2014.

Buy online or call the Friends Office on 020 7300 5664

For stocking fillers and more: explore the RA Shop 

You’ll find an extensive range of exquisite homewares, accessories and inspired pieces. From limited edition items designed and inspired by some of the leading names in Contemporary Art, to one-off pieces produced exclusively for the Royal Academy of Arts, the RA Shop is the perfect place for unique artist-inspired gifts this Christmas.

http://shop.royalacademy.org.uk/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Xmas_at_RA_201014

X Triton Art Auction Begins! Friday, November 28th at 12:00AM! X

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Triton Art Auction Begins!

Friday, November 28th at 12:00AM!

Midnight Friday is the kick-off of the eagerly-awaited Triton Art auction.  Twenty pieces of Hubbell art will be up for sale beginning at midnight November 28th and will continue at auction for 14 days, closing on Friday, December 12th at 11:00PM.  A catalog of items can be viewed at www.ilanlaelfoundation.org.
And while you’re on our site, please stop by and peruse our online gift shop filled with books and dvds, greeting cards, a calendar, t-shirts and other Hubbell items to spread Ilan-Lael in your world!  Or renew your membership for 2015!  Or make a year-end gift to the Capital Campaign that’s building the new Ilan-Lael Foundation home on our Santa Ysabel property.

 

bGallery October/November Newsletter

Welcome to our October Newsletter – image above by Roy Meats http://roymeatsart.co.uk/

More about Roy Meats Exhibition and Book Launch can be found on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/roy.meats?fref=ts

Exhibitions around and about:

bGallery Photographic Artist Gillian Hunt A.R.P.S Exhibiting at the BofA Contemporary Arts Festival on 1st November 2014

(Bridge of Allan Arts Festival)

More of Gillian’s Artwork can be seen by clicking here

Perfect Christmas gifts for art and design lovers…

The gift that lasts all year: Friends of the RA membership

Give Friends membership to an art lover this Christmas, so they (and a family guest) can enjoy a year of exciting exhibitions including RubensAi WeiweiDiebenkornandCornell, not to mention access to the stunning Keeper’s House and a host of other benefits.

Standard Friends membership starts from £97 a year

Young Friends membership (16-25 years) is £45 a year

To ensure delivery for Christmas, please place your order by 12 December 2014.

Buy online or call the Friends Office on 020 7300 5664020 7300 5664

For stocking fillers and more:

You’ll find an extensive range of exquisite homewares, accessories and inspired pieces. From limited edition items designed and inspired by some of the leading names in Contemporary Art, to one-off pieces produced exclusively for the Royal Academy of Arts, the RA Shop is the perfect place for unique artist-inspired gifts this Christmas.
Click on image above to visit the Royal Academy of Arts Shop or here

bGallery membership:

It is easy to become a member of our directory www.bgallery.co.uk. Now in its 5th year and one of the leading art directories with great connections and a solid dedicated database.

Benefits of joining include:

  • Sell your work commission-FREE – ”I have made more sales and important contacts from bGallery” Peter Cleevely

  • Priority listing on the site – I found setting up & prioritising my listing very easyand I’m computer illiterate!” Artist Member Geoff Hutchins

  • Professional partnerships – “We work closely with bGallery in our search for up-coming artists to promote.” Buckingham Fine Art publishers.

  • Extra exposure – “We were impressed by the expertise of Julie and her team in getting her artists seen and are pleased to have formed a partnership with bGallery to the joint benefit of bGallery artists and Discover Art” Ben Lane, Discover Art

Discover Art Digital magazine, issue 3, is ready to read now to download just click HERE.
See below for how to access your FREE subscription. Click HERE to subscribe and get your free:

6 issues of Discover Art Digital
• bi-monthly digital magazine for practising artists
• personalised online account where your back/current issues remain for reference
• bonus editorial through the year
• expert writers, making it the only place to go for latest tips, techniques and great features

• delivered in PDF format

This autumn travellers passing through London Luton Airport will have the opportunity to view Jo Atherton’s unique flotsam tapestries. ‘Beyond the Horizon’, is the latest exhibition in the Airport’sGateway Gallery, showcasing a striking collection of weaving created with material found on beaches around the world.

 

We would like to send a big ‘Welcome’ to John Cash ….. see his work on bGallery“There are a few rules in photography that can help to take your photography from nice to wow. One of the first is a basic composition rule “The rule of Thirds”. On many modern cameras now you can actually put a grid on screen which makes sticking to the rule of thirds easy. The idea of the rule of thirds is to stop you putting your horizon in the middle of your image & basically cutting your image in half, very often you can end up with two images in the one photograph. Another basic com positional rule is to include foreground interest, which helps to lead you into the image. When I go to create an image I think of myself as telling a story, I take time in com position to see if I am telling the whole story of what is in front of me”
To find out what our artists are up to and where they are currently exhibiting go to www.bgallery.co.ukwww.bgallery.co.uk and connect with them direct or via their visible social network links. All our artists offer ‘direct from artists prices’. bGallery charge no commission on our artistssales which is just one of the reasonsbGallery is so successful, take a look today and help support our incredible selection of emerging artists!Below are a few more artists who have recently joined us:
Helen Du Feu

“I work in acrylic on canvas. The starting point of my work is landscape, seen, remembered, or imagined, and recreated in varying combinations of these elements. In my painting it is landscape that defines the human spirit. Consequently the dynamics of colour combinations and their potential to convey mood and emotion are an important feature of my work, as is surface pattern and texture. I enjoy the actual experience of placing and shaping paint on canvas, and I hope anyone who looks at my work will share that enjoyment, and celebrate the world we live in.”

To see more of Helen’s artwork click here

‘bGallery are dedicated to helping talented artists be discovered’ and are just as passionate as the day they opened their doors. 
Artists..To request your passcode to join bGallery please email Julie
at…. info@bgallery.co.uk with a link to your artwork or just attach 2 images.