The Saltaire Studio

Art& 2019

Art& 2019

I have had lots going on in October with running workshops, getting work ready for exhibitions and attending courses that Art& kind of crept up on me this year. Thankfully I had been organised enough to get all the paintings off to the framers well in advance - although that in itself confused matters as I'd forgotten which paintings were with them.

So it was a bit of a surprise when they all came back and I then tried to work out whether I had enough space for them all! Always best to have more work than not enough though.

Paula Dunn Artist at Art& 2019

Planning my space on the living room floor isn't easy when the space you are working with is larger than your floor space!

Paula Dunn Artist at Art& 2019

Art& is a really well organised event so when I arrived at my stand it just needed me to get myself organised. It runs over 3 days with an additional day for set-up so it can be a pretty exhausting exhibition to be involved in. It is located in a great venue at York Racecourse and is really well advertise and attracts people from all over the country.

Paula Dunn Artist at Art& 2019

 Lovely new wrist band this year for Artists.

Paula Dunn Artist at Art& 2019

This year I used a hanging system (the one I couldn't work out how to use last year) and it worked a treat especially as I had so many smaller paintings this year that needed to go up.

I've posted a little video of my stand when I'd finally finished setting up and had stopped faffing.

2019-10-25 111210 from Paula Dunn on Vimeo.

Paula Dunn Artist at Art& 2019

I also went for a bigger stand this year so that it was easier for people to get into the stand and look at the work. Last year's felt a little bit like a prison cell... a 2m x 2m one and was hard to do anything in there if there was more than two of you in it!

Paula Dunn Artist at Art& 2019

The event itself was very busy with lots of people visiting and wanting to chat about my work and workshops. I was super grateful for the hanging system when paintings sold as it made it easier to get new work on the walls. Saying that I probably won't use it next year though as it was a real job getting it off the boards at the end of the show... it wasn't very forgiving to those boards.

Paula Dunn Artist at Art& 2019

I really love this show as it has a really good standard of work.... it's a bit dangerous though as you can easily end up spending a lot of money! Need to walk around with blinkers on!!

A big thank you to those of you who bobbed by and said hello. It was a long three days but definitely worth it.

For any artists out there thinking of apply to Art& next year I would definitely recommend it. Applications are now open... yes already! 

 

 

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