I'm still such a novice in this world of art, and this summer was a sharp learning curve re the exhibition diary. Thank goodness I got a fair bit of work done earlier in the year during the cold winter months with my trusty daylight bulb.
It's been busy over the last couple of months with local society exhibitions and gallery commitments, and I would still like to submit to open exhibitions given half a chance..... I'm off on the train on Sunday to deliver a couple of recent paintings to the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists friends open exhibition, so fingers crossed. I'd like to paint something to enter for the ROI open at the Mall Galleries later this year as they marked me a D last year. I'm sure we might all guess what a chalk X means, but when I saw a chalk D I had no idea what it meant. Apparently it means your work was selected but not hung, put the doubtful pile, the ones they will hang if space allows. I was delighted to be judged a doubtful.
A while ago there was a thread on the forum about donating work for fund raising. After it was decided by all on the thread not to go ahead with another auction on POL, and I agreed with the reasons why, those who had shown an interest in donating work agreed to submit work to causes they felt close to. I lost the thread a long time ago, but for anyone who was on it and is reading this, I showed and sold in an exhibition raising funds for the RNLI over summer where half the funds raised went to the charity, and also in a hospital where 25% goes to the Hospital Arts Charity.... so I didn't forget :)