Congratulations to Claire Sparkes who won “The Debra Manifold Memorial Award” at this year’s RI 205th Annual Exhibition for her painting “Threads”. The Linda Blackstone Gallery presents this award annually in memory of our very dear Debra Manifold PS RI who passed away so sadly in 2001 and is forever missed by all who loved her. A great artist! WE WILL BE EXHIBITING “THREADS” AND OTHER PIECES BY CLAIRE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON STAND I12 AT THE AUTUMN EDITION OF THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR IN BATTERSEA PARK FROM 19-22 OCTOBER. Please contact me for free tickets for this show!!
Jonathan Hateley will also make his debut with our gallery at AAF. His magical sculptures will welcome you to Stand i12 where you will also see new work our talented artists: Alison Tyldesley, Bernard Saint-Maxent, Eoghan Bridge, Helene Jacubowitz, Kathryn Davey, Penelope Lee, Phil Atrill, Richard Plincke, Rosa Sepple & Sebastien Levigne.
Then we travel up to Manchester to Stand 400 at BUY ART MANCHESTER 2017 at MANCHESTER CENTRAL from 27 – 29 OCTOBER. For free tickets just contact us!!
In March 2017 ROSA SEPPLE was elected as the very first female PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOURS!!! Congratulations Rosa! We are so very proud to have been associated with you from the very beginning of your professional career as an artist. We look forward to exhibiting your work again in October at the Autumn Edition of AAF in Battersea Park. Great News!!!!
Past Exhibitions 2017
In September we returned to LAPADA BERKELEY SQUARE where our artists were so well received. We were delighted with the positive response to our small corner Stand B11. This year we are delighted to welcome back sculptor Jill Berelowitz (her work is at present on show in Park Lane opposite the Dorchester Hotel) who exhibited her bronzes alongside our regular amazing sculptors Paul Vanstone and Helene Jacubowitz, with glass forms by the highly talented Phil Atrill. Bernard Saint-Maxent, Dganit Blechner, Kathryn Davey and Susan Brown added an extra touch of class to the stand. Thank you to all our visitors and clients old and new for appreciating the artists’ amazing works. We will return in 2018!!
Thank you to all those who visited our Stand J12 in March at AAF SPRING IN BATTERSEA PARK. We were exhibiting and selling the work of:
DGANIT BLECHNER, SUSAN BROWN, ANNE-MARIE BUTLIN, KARIN JOLLY, PAUL KAVANAGH, COLIN KENT RI., IAN MASTIN, STEVEN OUTRAM RBA., COLIN SLEE and JACQUIE TURNER.
Sculpture by JOHN BROWN and PAUL VANSTONE and Studio Glass by LOUISE & COLIN HAWKINS.
The NEW YORK version of the AFFORDABLE ART FAIR closed its doors on Sunday 2 April after a very busy week! Our American friends flocked into the Metropolitan Pavilion on 6th and 18 in Chelsea to enjoy a wonderful exhibition. Jacob and I would like to thank all of you who visited our Booth from 29 March to 2 April and left with exciting pieces of art to cherish for many years to come! We look forward to returning to the Big Apple next Spring!! If you would like to purchase anything you saw on Booth 1.13 in April please do get in touch and, if not already sold, we will arrange to ship back to you!!
AAF HAMPSTEAD HEATH 2017 – This year we were back on Stand i11 from 10 – 14 May in the specially built marquee on Hampstead Heath in North West London.
We were exhibiting the work of: PHIL ATRILL, DGANIT BLECHNER, EOGHAN BRIDGE, JOHN BROWN, SUSAN BROWN,ANNE-MARIE BUTLIN, KATHRYN DAVEY, HELENE JACUBOWITZ, PAUL KAVANAGH, SEBASTIEN LEVIGNE, IAN MASTIN, BERNARD SAINT-MAXENT, ROSA SEPPLE PRI., JACQUIE TURNER & ALISON TYLDESLEY
Sadly many of you could not find us as the fair organisers accidentally omitted us from all the exhibition signage around the fair!! Those who did find us enjoyed our artists’ work and Jacob was very busy going to the wrapping desk with many beautiful pieces of art which are now in pride of place in our Patrons’ homes.
Our artists are all be busy working to ensure that you are spoilt for choice at all the Autumn Fairs we will be exhibiting at in the UK and Singapore.
Linda & Jacob