Saturday saw 19 members painting at the hall for our annual Open Day, welcoming about 40 visitors during the day. It was quieter than previous years but we all enjoyed talking to the visitors about our paintings and making sure they were well filled with tea, coffee and biscuits. All members showed great enthusiasm talking about art as their hobby and this really came across well.
Several visitors said how good it was to view an exhibition and see the artists painting too, instead of just looking at paintings on the wall. Other comments from the visitor book included…
“Beautiful work. Lovely talking to everyone.” “Beautiful displays. Love looking at wintry scenes.” “great little exhibition and nice to see people painting and drawing too.”
In total there were 72 framed paintings with 3 sold and 4 browsers full with 77 mounted artworks and 4 were sold. One commission was taken and there have been 3 memberships enquiries. Not bad for 4 hours!
Thank you to everyone who helped with hanging evening on Friday and getting their husbands to lend a hand too. A HUGE thank you to everyone on the day who pulled together and made endless cuppas, made sure the biscuits never ran out and washed and dried up all day. We couldn’t have this Open Day without all of you helping!