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Well, That Was Fun!

It seems incredible that the season is over so quickly! Where did summer go?

Kempt Lake Laundry

We’ve cleared and cleaned the place so once again the gallery takes on its winter look, white walls waiting expectantly for a new season’s colour. We’ve even done the laundry!
We’ve left a little intrigue in the window display, if you care to stop and look in. And our wonderful dragon will also be finding winter quarters, so pop along and see him while you can, he’s a magnificent creature.
If you came to the gallery in 2017, or just supported us from afar – thank you!

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Two days to go but the results are in

Yes, there are still two days to go until the gallery closes for the season at 5pm on Saturday 23rd. But here’s the news of what our visitors have thought of this year’s art.

Anyone who’s been in our space will know that we encourage everyone to sign the guest book. Not everyone does, of course, but those who do often leave a comment or two.

A count of the favourite words gives this predicted result for 2017:
1. Lovely/Love
2. Beautiful
3. Amazing
4. Wonderful
5. Great
6=. Awesome, Fabulous
8=. Charming, Excellent, Invigorating

If your word for the gallery is not on the list, or maybe you’d like to see Amazing top the chart, then there are two days to come and make a difference! (But please note that the proposed closing party for Friday 22nd will no longer take place).

Need another incentive? How about 10% off everything and 20% off some things? Friday and Saturday, after that it’ll be gone!

Irrepressible – the glass art of Tammy Lewis

What better word to describe the super talent that is Tammy Lewis? Her art is in short supply, but the gallery is privileged to have three pieces on display this summer and hopeful of seeing a fourth by the end of August.

Tammy is one artist amongst many at the gallery, where we have beautiful things from a dozen artists.

Big Art, Small Art

It’s tempting to always post about our big art, the kind that needs a space on your wall, or even a whole wall to itself. Yet the gallery has a wonderful range of small art too, never more so than this year.

Julie Anne Babin has some of her delightful enamelled copper work in the gallery (see the pic – as usual, nowhere near as good as the art!), and Kas Stone’s photographic art suits the small spaces as well as the large.

Art of a different kind from Grace Keating, whose hand-made chapbooks offer a selection of her latest short stories, which make  very enjoyable reads and unique gifts.

The gallery is full of beautiful things, and beauty doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, as you’ll see when you drop in for a visit!

Mark the date

Kristen Herrington – a new name in the gallery for 2017

Yes, the date is decided – the gallery opens on Friday July 7th. Come and join the gallery’s friends, followers and some artists for the now-familiar bubbles and chips between 5 and 7.30.

Here’s a sneak preview of work from an artist new to the gallery, Kristen Herrington. Come and look at more of her work, along with new images from Fran Whitelaw, Kas Stone, Jaime Dexter and Tammy Lewis.

Another season beckons . . .

Jaime Dexter’s work from 2015

It’s been a long wait for news but finally the decision has been made – the gallery will open again this year! The date has yet to be fixed but we’re hoping for the week ending July 7th, watch this space and Facebook for details as we get nearer the time. We’re already sure of some artists from previous years with other yet to confirm. There’ll be new work from everyone, plus maybe a few favourites from last year. We haven’t seen any of it yet and we’re very excited at the prospect of sharing it with all our friends and supporters.

Who turned the lights out?

The Joy Of New Shingles
The Joy Of New Shingles

Another season is finished, and how wonderful to continue showing beautiful art to visitors almost to the last moment. A power-outage meant we closed an hour or so earlier than intended.

Will we do it all again in 2017? We hope so, and if the gallery has new faces next year as well as wonderful new work, who could complain? The photo is a reminder of just how far the gallery has come from the leaky, dark and dank place it used to be. It may yet have a long way to go!

To all our supporters and friends – old and new-  thank you for another year. and to our artists thank you for the trust you have always put in Kempt Lake Gallery.