As sad as I was to not make the final exhibit of the National Open Art Competition again this year, it was somewhat eased by the fact I had received a letter running up to the final verdict saying that I had been accepted into The Other Art Fair, which came as somewhat a surprise!
The Other Art Fair is 'The Uk's favourite fair to meet and buy art from the very best emerging and undiscovered artists," it is hosted in three cities, Bristol, Sydney and London and attracts over 90,000 people (last years overall attendance). This year is the 10th birthday and the London fair is being held in Shoreditch's Truman Brewery 15th-18th October.
So, yes, I was surprised to get that letter through the post and mostly because I entered my 'Abstract Architecture' series. A series which I have been struggling with, and has gone through (and continues to go through) many changes since the initial idea last year (blog about here). I've probably questioned, doubted, screamed at, delighted in and worked harder at this than any other..... So for it to be approved by the selection committee and to be sat alongside 129 other wonderful artists is quite frankly nerve wracking!!
It has been a bit of a whirlwind the last week or so. Getting the Art Fair Shop/Profile set up, emailing the wonderful staff for the PR and getting ready the selection of work I want to show, printed and framed........ All the time while trying to add to the collection of works and obviously doing the day work too.
But I'm super excited, this is (to me) quite a big jump and I cannot wait to meet, see all the other artists work and show mine alongside them. Anyway, I really hope you can make it, come say hello, buy a piece of art!
click here for all the details.
click here for complimentary ticket
I will leave you with one new piece; photographed, developed, scanned and then sent to the printers in one day. It sounds easy, but this was my fourth attempt over the course of a few months to get exactly the shot I had in my head, I wish it was always as easy as turn up, snap and 'got it' :)