Happy 2011 from Masham Gallery!

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and got some great presents – thankyou to everyone who chose to do their shopping at The Gallery and the other lovely shops in Masham, we appreciate it very much.

Now the festive period is almost over and everyone is trying to stick to their new year’s resolutions, here at The Gallery we are focusing on all the exciting events we have to look forward to this year. At the moment we are hard at work finalising our 2011 exhibition schedule, which we hope to release by the end of January. Last year we did things differently by having 3 solo shows in one year, and 2011 will be different again. I can’t give too much away, but I do know that we will certainly be showcasing some fantastic upcoming northern artists who you may not yet be familiar with, so watch this space!

2011 is also an exciting year for our local art workshop venue ArtisOn. The first wave of workshops for 2011 are available to book now, and include creative disciplines such as Stained Glass, Ceramic Tealights and Buttons, Handmade natural beauty products,bead making, willow weaving, linocut printmaking…even blacksmithing!

If your resolution this year is to get creative, learn a new skill, or just have more fun, check out the ArtisOn website here and find a workshop that tempts you.

As you will know, we finished 2010 with a highly anticipated solo exhibition by contemporary printmaker Hester Cox. ‘Home’ was a fantastic success right from it’s opening night back in November, so thankyou to everyone who has been to see it and made a comment in our visitors book. We did however hear from quite a few people who had made plans to drop by and see the show, but were unable to do so due to the unpredictable weather conditions towards the end of last year. As a result we have decided to extend ‘Home’ by a month, meaning that it will now by on display until January 31st. Hopefully everyone will got a chance to see the fantastic new work Hester has created or this long awaited follow up to her 2006 show ‘Journeys’.

Thats all from me for now, keep checking our blog and website for information on this years exhibitions and have a great start to the year – good luck with your resolutions!

Rosie

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