art lochaber                                                                        NEWSLETTER

Hi to all ART LOCHABER members –

It is rather late but HAPPY 2018 all the same !  – ‘happy’ despite all the horrid flus, colds and potholes we are suffering or dodging.


We now have the DATES for the ANNUAL EXHIBITION :  28th July to the 11th August,     which is a bit different this year due to the 40th anniversary. We are travelling back in time! The Preview will take place on Friday 27th July, and the receiving of work on the 25thJuly. That is a full fortnight as in the old days, so we may have to take on two rota duties if possible. Happily the venue is still Ben Nevis Distillery. (40 years ago it was held in the old St Andrews Hall, using masses of screens and lights hired from The Highland Council in Inverness. No wall space at all. These screens were transported down to the Fort and set up especially for us by the regional Arts Officer. What luxury in those days !)

The Preview will be a bit special too with a little buffet and sparkling drinks.

We were also thinking of having another Mid-Summer Cruise to help us celebrate and that would be one evening between 20th and 26th June during the Solstice. Please let us know if you’d like to come on the summer sail up Loch Eil, to catch the evening sun. It would be good to have a rough idea of numbers/interest at this stage.


Workshop places :  we still have places on Bella Green COMPOSING on 4/5th March and the stand alone (or combined) day- course on iPAD PAINTING techniques Friday 3rd March ; also a couple on Karen Strang’s  PASTELS WEEKEND 24/25th March.  Ring Cathy on 01397-772774





Friday 23 February – Tuesday 27 February  10am to 4pm – MOUNTAIN THEME

The shop will be open from and selling pictures ready for hanging [framed or box canvases].  Flat work suitable for the browsers, prints and cards [artists own work!]Please bring your work along on Thursday 22 February between 10 and 12am.

NB This year, to keep the integrity of our annual exhibition, any work that has appeared in the shop is not eligible to be hung in the exhibition so you may want to keep that masterpiece aside!             Technical Details : Framed pictures/Box canvasses  maximum size 55cmx55cm.  All work safe to hang and box canvasses finished off on the sides so they look finished! Space is limited so initially only 1 per artist but let us know if you have more ready to go as space may become available as work is sold.  *We also have the entrance hallway but this will not be manned so please be sure you are happy to leave work in this public space.  For this reason we are looking for work of the above dimensions, or a bit bigger.    1 exhibtit per artist, same technical details as above.                                                                                            Please label your paintings on the back with  TITLE/ARTIST/MEDIUM/PRICE                                                 Flat work, bring up to 3 pieces and please wrap in cellophane for protection and stick a label with details of the work and price in top right corner. Cards : please label with artists name and price and, if possible, bring a box to display them in!     Important Info : 15% commission so factor it in to your pricing. Cont’d.

Collection of unsold work is Wednesday 28 February 10-12 am

If you would like to “sit in” for a morning or afternoon let us know.

Any questions on Pop Up ?   phone Gay Anderson 01397 703765   or Lisa Glaze 01855 821529


would you like to exhibit in the Resipol Gallery POSTCARD Show from 18th May to 29th June ?

If so, please see the below guidelines:

Use card or board (no thicker than 5mm) Any subject matter /  Any medium  / No hangings/fixtures necessary / No mount or frame necessary  /  Postcard size is 13 x 18 cm. Max 3 postcards per artist. Each postcard labelled on the reverse side with artists name, title, medium, and selling price.

Andrew at Resipol would like artists to price their postcards between £150 and £250.  Commission is 40%.

All postcards to be received at Resipol Gallery by 4th May 2018. Email Lorna if in doubt (see below)




1.STEVEN CAMPBELL : LOVE at Tramway, Glasgow is an exhibition of twelve large scale multi-media collages made between 1988 and 1991 by Steven Campbell, one of Glasgow’s (and Scotland’s! ) most celebrated artists.

  1. ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol – New Lanark Visitor Centre till 29th April 2018. “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls” – Pablo Picasso

ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol is a touring exhibition from the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. This stunning exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles and vintage fashion garments with highlights including prints of work by Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. See over 200 rare, vintage pieces displayed in the UK, outwith London, for the first time.  Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. The exhibition features examples of key European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art; as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers. The exhibition will also now include are four vintage, printed silk garments designed by Andy Warhol, all relatively new discoveries, with two of the pieces never having been exhibited before in the UK or internationally. New Lanark is delighted that Artist Textiles will be the first exhibition to open the redeveloped Exhibition Gallery in 2018.

  1. BP PORTRAIT AWARD – Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh

until 11th March 2018

  1. A New Era: Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950 reveals the remarkable yet relatively unknown response by Scottish artists to the development of modern art in the first half of the 20th Century.

At Modern Two Edinburgh till 10th June.




Any queries about anything : Reply to Dorothy on 01855821296 or Lorna / 07795418611


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