Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Potter & Pooh Exhibition

A Celebration of Beatrix Potter and Winnie the Pooh

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, and also the 90th anniversary of the publishing of Winnie the Pooh Craft Arena is holding an exhibition in July 2016.
If you would like to be part of this exhibition, you can submit work that has already been completed, or it can be new. Your work may have been shown elsewhere, can be any size and constructed in any media. You may submit work of your own design or made from kits, although this must be stated on the application form which is now available. Your work will need to be with us by Thursday 30th June and the exhibition will run from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 31st July. This is an open exhibition, which is free to enter, and everyone is welcome to submit their work.
The application form, which must be included with your work, is available online, in the studio or via email. If you need any more information, please contact us. I look forward to seeing your work.
One tablespoon to be taken at bedtime...

Tantalising Textiles 2016

Tantalising Textiles exhibition is a competition for our customers. You are invited to submit work on a theme which this year is 'Reflections'. The definition below is from the Collins English Dictionary:
  1. the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected
  2. something reflected or the image so produced, as by a mirror
  3. careful or long consideration or thought
  4. implicit or explicit attribution of discredit or blame
  5. (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed or which changes the sign of one of the variables
  6. (anatomy) the bending back of a structure or part upon itself
The work can be any technique in any media and this year we are lifting the usual size limitation. If however your piece is very large, you will have to supply your own display (for example a quilt stand if you submit a quilt).
Judging will be by members of the public and the artwork with the most votes will win a prize.  There will also be a separate prize draw for the voters. There is a nominal, non-refundable, £5 charge for each entry with the monies raised being divided between the prizes and a donation to St. Luke's Hospice in Basildon. 
Closing date for applications is Sunday 15th May 2016. You may enter as many times as you wish, but entries must not have been exhibited before. The work will need to be with me by Sunday 29th May 2016.
One Frosty Morning by Linda Legrand - The winner in 2015
The application form is available online, from the studio or via email.enquiries@craftarena.co.uk  If you have any queries, please do ring me on 01268 523780 or pop into the studio.