February 21, 2012 at 11:16 am
Bugger. I won’t be able to make this year’s AGM. I’m travelling down to London on the Saturday afternoon and running the London Marathon on the Sunday!February 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Why not just run down to the meeting, Ian? 😆February 24, 2012 at 11:56 am
Sorry you won’t be there, Iain. I’ll give you a mention under AOB!February 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm
To coincide with the AGM we will be launching an exhibition of work for sale by SAI members.
We have the following invitation from Anise Gallery and those who would like to participate should respond direct to the Gallery.
“We are offering all SAI members the exciting opportunity to exhibit in the newly opened Anise Gallery in Shad Thames. It will give you a unique opportunity to sell your work as the gallery will be open every weekend and attracts a variety of potential buyers and other artists – all you have to do is submit your masterpiece to email@example.com by Friday 23rd March. Along with your submission please tell us the size and whether it is an original or a signed archival print (in which case please provide edition copy).
Anise Gallery is situated within the offices of AVR London, 13a Shad Thames, and the preview will coincide with the SAI AGM on 21st April thereby giving all members the opportunity to see the exhibition.
Unfortunately space is limited so if we get a huge response we can’t guarantee that all works will be displayed but we will try our best to get as many up as possible. With this in mind, please do think carefully about the size of work you submit.
In order to have everything ready we ask that you submit your piece to the above email address by the 23rd March and we will contact you shortly after to let you know if you have been chosen as an exhibitor, then it will be up to you to get it framed and delivered to the gallery by Friday 13th April. This may sound like a lot of work but it will be worth it!
We really hope you find this idea as exciting as we do and look forward to hearing from you soon”.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Jacky on 07808 864653 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joe at email@example.com.
For some background on the gallery please do look at our website http://www.anisegallery.co.ukFebruary 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm
Great stuff, Don.
I guess it’ll prove too expensive to send a photograph from here and back in a frame — that I have all ready from the VAD exhibition. Not sure it’d cover the selling price, assuming it sold.February 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm
What did you get for my entry, Chris? 😆
Now that it’s all over, do you think that our involvement in the three exhibitions was worth it? I haven’t had any feedback from the report posted on the main site or the forum.
A lot of effort and no opinion from anyone! 🙄February 28, 2012 at 1:32 am
Your entry is still in the wrapping it arrived at my apartment in, Don, together with mine.
Guess I should check they are the right ones, one day. 😉
It was definitely worth submitting at the exhibitions. I didn’t get a flood of orders 🙁 ; but that’s not the sole purpose. We as a group connected up in a big way with other illustrators and it put our name and work out there again. One never knows where the benefits eventually come from.
Like advertising, there is a lot of apparent lost energy in the form of time input, printing, prints, delivery etc. What counts is the fact that people see the ad and it has its effects even without the viewer knowing. It’s the few that buy from the thousands that see that counts and makes it worth while.
See this Derren Brown video on how it effects us without our suspecting anything: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f29kF1vZ62o.
Additionally, in our case, we will surely be invited to participate again next time, whereas before we were beginning to be left out of international invitations.
The world isn’t going to fly over to our studios and buy what we want to sell. We have to get out there.
It’s also a matter of education together with the self promotion that was one of the reasons for the founding of the Society.
Artists/illustrators exhibit in the hope of selling, but it goes farther than that. The artist wants his work out there to educate others. S/he has something to say visually that the world can benefit from, and ultimately does. So does the artist/illustrator; the benefit is just so often indirect, and down the road a way.
My students that attended the exhibition were, I felt, surprised that there is such a body of work and workers out there doing this kind of illustration — and that people have jobs, are employed, doing this. That opens up a whole new world of possibilities for them.February 28, 2012 at 10:36 amFebruary 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm
Try this one for Darren Brown, Don: http://www.peppertt.com/index.php/blog/opinion/subliminal-messages-in-everyday-life/
Or this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyQjr1YL0zg&feature=player_embeddedFebruary 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm
Good try, Chris, but still blocked!February 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm
Hmm. Not blocked here. 😕 It looks like the up loader to YouTube has blocked them, but they are viewable on YouTube. Try going straight to YouTube? 💡February 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm
Here’s the full episode on Channel 4; the bit you have to see is near the end and you can’t fast forward unfortunately. The whole thing is worth seeing, though!
KeithFebruary 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm
Cheers, Keith. 😀March 14, 2012 at 12:45 amMarch 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm
I’ve put my submission in for the SAI exhibition! 🙂
I’ve just finished painting it this afternoon! 😎
It’s not a huge piece of art either. About A4 sized which will increase to A3 when it’s framed (which I’m hoping to get done tomorrow)
If it gets accepted I’ll be bringing it with me on the day of the AGM and helping to hang it.March 22, 2012 at 4:58 pmApril 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm
Well done to all involved, an excellent meeting. The exhibition looked great as well.May 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm
As it’s now ended I wonder if anyone knows how the exhibition went? What kind of response did it get and were any sold?May 25, 2012 at 9:28 am
No feedback as yet, Tim. I do know that Donna had a message that her painting was not sold.May 25, 2012 at 9:50 am
As it’s now ended I wonder if anyone knows how the exhibition went? What kind of response did it get and were any sold?
Don sold one of his prints, but as far as I know that’s it. Early days for the gallery; it takes time to establish a presence, but having said that, I sold 6 last Friday in the space of 2 hours at a local exhibition in a church hall! (And no – it wasn’t all my mates who bought them). Most sales are made on the preview night, so it’s totally dependent on the quality of the guest list.June 2, 2012 at 2:22 am
Must be great to sell 6 in two hours. Well done, Keith.June 2, 2012 at 8:55 am
Must be great to sell 6 in two hours. Well done, Keith.
Thanks Chris. It’s never happened before, and is unlikely to ever happen again!
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