Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Opening Night

What a snowy time we've had in Galloway over the last few days. Everything is more or less back to normal in Castle Douglas now. We are getting ready for a brand new exhibition which is very exciting.

What is not so exciting is I have injured my back quite badly and I can't help with any of the physical work in the gallery. Luckily Jill has had help from Leo, Inga and Roger so we'll be alright on the night.

Tomorrow night! That's when the show opens, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. As it is so cold we've decided the drinks will be warming spicy mulled cider or ginger cordial.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, 1 March 2013

A Night of Awards

Zoe with The McGill Duncan Gallery Award winning painting 'Folk Art' by George Donald RSA RSW
McGill Duncan Gallery awarded a prize at the Opening of last night's Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) exhibition. The exhibition takes place annually at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh along with exhibitions from the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) and Visual Arts Scotland (VAS).

The McGill Duncan Gallery Award went to George Donald RSA RSW. Here's a picture of me with our prize winning painting 'Folk Art'.

My brother Leo Blamire had paintings in both VAS and SSA exhibitions and his work 'Summer Cacti' won the Glasgow Art Club Prize - a solo show at The Glasgow Art Club and a year's membership to the club.

LEO BLAMIRE 'Summer Cacti' the Glasgow Art Club Award winner at VAS
Leo with his painting (and wine!)

A great night was had by all and we particularly enjoyed the cocktails at The Balmoral.