Members are encouraged to exhibit their work, and hopefully sell!
Members are encouraged to take part in several art exhibitions that our group organises. Though you may feel nervous at first, members look forward to seeing their work framed and on display to the public. You will see your work differently once it's framed and on display. It's surprising what a mount and frame can do to a piece of art.
As a member of our art group, you will be encouraged and helped to exhibit your work. Over time, most of our members have sold a painting. Some members enjoy regular sales, plus commissioned work. Yes, when you first join you might feel you'll never be good enough to sell a painting!
That's what all new members think. Yet you might sell on your first exhibition. Remember, art is a very subject taste. We find that the public have a wide taste when it comes to art, and we are often surprised at what sometimes sell. Also, you will see your work differently once framed and on a wall. Plus, the experience of helping out at the exhibitions is a great learning curve and members get a lot of excitement by just helping out.
As well as our own art exhibitions, which we have twice a year, members are encouraged to exhibit in other local exhibitions, for example: the Southport palette club exhibition held every year. Members have had success at selling here, plus we have our own dedicated wall space to exhibit members work.
Varsha has recently been successful in have one of her paintings exhibited at the West Lancs' Open exhibition held at the Chapel gallery Ormskirk, Lancashire. Though she had to go through a selection process. But it is worth noting that not all members were successful at having paintings selected. But that should never put you off. Remember, if rejected, the same painting can often be accepted for another exhibition!