Thursday, 30 December 2010

Happy New Year

SILVANA McLEAN Relics of The First Snows 
gesso with oil glazes on canvas 33 x 33 cm £495

We would like to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year.

2010 has been a very enjoyable year in the gallery, with some fantastic pieces passing through our hands. During August we had a record breaking show with paintings from Oppenheimer to Hornel and Paterson, and many other Glasgow Boys. It made us very proud of the history that this gallery has for selling Galloway Paintings from the 19th century onwards and it was such a delight to sit surrounded by paintings which reflect the strength of our local and national artistic heritage.

The contemporary exhibitions during the rest of the year gave us the opportunity to work with new artists and makers, and also invite returning artists. Many of the artists with whom we work have become good friends and we enjoy keeping in touch and hearing all about their latest projects and inspirations.

2011 will bring lots of vibrant new exhibitions to Castle Douglas and we look forward to them with much excitement and anticipation.

We were pleased to launch a brand new gallery web site just before Christmas - this project had been a long time in the planning and it hasn't been an easy process. However, our customers from all over the country can now shop from the gallery online. The web site is an ongoing project and we have plans to develop it further in the New Year.

On a personal note, the New Year will see me embark on my second house renovation project. Not a tenement flat in Glasgow this time, but a tiny Arts and Crafts cottage in Galloway. I am looking forward to reintroducing some period features and furniture and mixing the old with the new. I have to put central heating in before I can get on with the job that interests me the most - interior decorating! I may not have a new kitchen but I already have some fantastic pieces of art for the house, and I can't wait to move in.

New Year Opening Times

Friday 31st December 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 1st January closed
Sunday 2nd January closed
Monday 3rd January 10 am - 5 pm, open as usual

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