In my previous blog post I told you about taking in day for this years Holmfirth Artweek and how I would be taking part in the artist demonstrations again for my 5th year, helping to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
If you’d like to find out more about Holmfirth Artweek you can do so in that blog post.
It was my 5th year exhibiting in the main exhibition at the Civic Hall and I was hoping that this year would be the year that I finally sell one pof my 3D acrylic paintings there. However it was not to be, and I didn’t even sell one card in the market on the 3rd floor either.
The good news is that I did manage to sell a couple of my cards and kits on the Friday I was there doing my demonstration and I did even better on the Saturday, so I was able to give £20 as my 20% commission on the cards and kits I sold then, which was a really nice feeling.
(I’ll show you what I made while I was there in a seperate blog post so you can see the whole process, read that here)
As Holmfirth Artweek is run entirely by volunteers I want to say a big thank you to them all for doing a such a good job at running things and a massive thank you to everyone who came along and helped us raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. I look forward to finding out what the final total is once they have added everything up.
And finally the biggest thank you to every single one of you that bought just a card or kit from me, your support really means the world and makes me so happy.
If you weren’t able to make it my cards and kits are available to buy from my etsy shop too.
Till next time.
Purple Faye x
On Tuesday 22nd August 2017 I went through to the cafe/bar area of the Theatre Royal Wakefield to set up my solo exhibition of 3D acrylic paintings.
I’d not had much chance to prepare new work for this exhibition so I took a selection of what I already had to show the different types of subjects that I make my 3D acrylic paintings of.
At the original meeting about the exhibition we talked about having an open evening to invite friends/family along to. When the exhibiton opened on the 22nd of August the theatre still hadn’t confirmed a date so I didn’t think there was going to be one. But just over a week into the 3 week long exhibition, on Friday the 1st of September, I was told that I could have an open evening event on the following Wednesday, the 6th of September. Which didn’t give me much time at all to organise and promote it but I did my best and was quite pleased with how it went.
This video gives a quick tour round the exhibtion after we’d just finished putting everything up.
Big thanks to Emily England, Alvaro Quevedo and Sarah Finegold who organised and helped install, and took down, the exhibition for me. They were really helpful and supportive, even though we didn’t have much time to organise things. They even managed to get it extended from finishing on the 12th to finishing on the 14th which was a big help.
Hopefully I’ll get to work with them again in the not so distant future.
And I look forward to seeing the new exhibition there as part of the ArtWalk on Wednesday, 27th September.
Till next time,
Purple Faye x
Holmfirth Artweek is one of the UK’s largest open art exhibitions and is a fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support, 20% of all sales goes towards the charity.
This year is my 3rd year taking part, you can read about my first year here and second year here.
This year the two 3D acrylic paintings I’ve chosen to submit are my ‘Medium Daffodil’ and ‘Tulips’.
Additionally this year I’m going to have some things in the marketplace too, my 3D print greetings cards and some framed versions.
Taking in day was last Sunday, 25th June, so I needed to get everything ready by labelling it up with all the necessary information that they needed. They provide guidelines that let you know exactly what they want to help make this easy to do.
The main event takes place at Holmfirth Civic Hall, the market is on the second floor and the demonstrations are on the stage in the main room on the first floor. This is where I will be on Thursday and Friday showing how I make my 3D acrylic paintings, I’ll also have more of my work with me for sale plus kits so you can try my 3D technique for yourself.
This year as well as having a new online application process there is also a catalogue featuring infomation about all the artists and work in the exhibition, I’m on page 60, there is also information about the fringe events taking place in Holmfirth during artweek too.
DATES FOR ARTWEEK 2017
Sun 2nd July: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Mon 3rd – Fri 7th July: 10.00am – 9.00pm
Sat 8th July: 10.00am – 5.00pm*
* The market closes at 16.00 on Saturday 8th
Where is it?
The main exhibition takes place at Holmfirth Civic Hall, with additional Fringe venues dotted around the Holmfirth Area. There is plenty of parking in the Co-op car park directly across the road from the hall.
Holmfirth Civic Hall,
Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS
I look forward to seeing you on Thursday and Friday 10am-9pm
Purple Faye x