Monday, 8 June 2015

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition opened to the public today. Four artists who exhibit with us have had work chosen for this prestigious show: Michael J Ashcroft, Susie Perring, Ian McNicol and Helen Fay.

Michael J Ashcroft MAFA, 'Lower Mosley Street, Manchester'
The exhibition is open to any artists wishing to enter but due to high demand is capped at 12000 entries.  The art works go through a demanding selection process and are shortlisted.  The shortlisted works are then whittled down again and only 1200 of the best works are then put on display in the Royal Academy in London. The exhibition runs from the 8 June to 16 August.
Ian McNicol  is exhibiting in our current exhibition. His etching 'Red Verses Blue' has been selling very well at the RA exhibition, with only seven left from an edition of 20.

Michael J Ashcroft MAFA painting (pictured above) has also sold. He is exhibiting with us at the end of August and in preparation for the show he's coming to Galloway to paint this week. A lot of his work is 'en plein air' so we are hoping for a good week of weather.
Print makers Susie Perring and Helen Fay are long standing exhibitors at our gallery. They have both been getting work into the RA Summer exhibition for many years and this year is no exception. 

If you can't get down to London you can view all the works in the exhibition online. It is the first year that you have been able to do this and I must say I'm really impressed with the web site. You can have a browse through the exhibition here.