Saturday, 24 December 2011

We're OPEN between Christmas and New Year.

Jill and I would like to wish all our friends and customers a very Happy Christmas. We would also like to thank all the artists who've exhibited their work with us during the year and made the gallery a truly inspirational place to visit.

We are OPEN between Christmas and New Year:

Opening Times:
Tuesday 27th December 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 28th December 10am - 5pm
Thursday 29th December 10am - 5pm
Friday 30th December 10am - 5pm
Saturday 31st December 10am - 4pm
We will have the coal fire lit in the gallery and we'll be serving ginger wine and chocolates to our customers throughout the week.
After New Year will then have a short break and open again at 10 am on Friday 6th January - opening times as usual - Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Art Classes for 2012

Are you keen to paint and draw?

Artist and experienced tutor Joanna Gisbey is offering Art Classes starting in the New Year.

Mondays 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Starting 9th Jan 2012

Auchencairn Village Hall

Tel: 01556 640 417 to book your place - £10 per class

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Still Time to Order Online!

Our online shop has been busy over the weekend. It's not too late for some last minute Christmas shopping. We send most items by Next Day delivery. I've just updated the web site and added three copper candle sconces by Allan Craig. They would make a perfect Christmas present.

Photos from our Opening

I can't believe we only have a week left until Christmas day.

Things have been very busy in the gallery and I just realised I hadn't posted any photos of our Winter Exhibition opening. It was a jolly affair with lots of Mulled Wine and great conversations. We were so busy I didn't get to chat to everyone but lots of people have come back to the gallery to view (and buy) paintings since that very crowded Saturday, at points it was a bit too busy to see the paintings!

Here are some photos from our opening a couple of weeks ago -

Jools made the delicious mulled wine and looked particularly fabulous in orange tights!

And here's some photos of the gallery and the beautiful artwork that we have in the exhibition -
Ewan McClure's painting 'Two's Company' with copper glaze ceramics by Bridget Drakeford. The flamingo ewer is Wemyss Ware by Griselda Hill.
This striking painting 'Memory of Trees' by Hope London has been sold. The amazing slipware lion, 'The King' by Paul Young sits proudly alongside a lustre vase by Jonathan Chiswell Jones. The vase is the largest we've ever had in the gallery by Jonathan and is exquisitely painted with swallows and poppies.

And finally here's the wall next to my desk with John Johnstone's 'Swing High, Red Sky' in the centre. I'm very lucky to sit and work surrounded by such amazing paintings!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Exhibition Opening 3rd December 2011

Please join us on Saturday 3rd December for the Opening of our Winter Exhibition.
Mulled wine (made by Jools) will be served between 11am - 1pm.
A perfect opportunity to buy original art for Christmas by some of the best artists and makers from Scotland and beyond.