Well, it’s a bit like buses – you wait for months and then four come along at the same time. And it seems that I have four exhibitions this year in SW France. The first one has already started – the “vernissage” is on Sunday. It’s at the Maison Jacob in Castelnau Montratier and is called “Le Mois Du Rouge” and features 8 artists who, you guessed it, all work a lot with the colour RED. I attach a poster (I hope). And one of my “Ruby Gap” prints – all 4 of which are on show until the end of March at the Maison Jacob.
The second bus (as it were) is JEMA which I will be taking part in for the third year running and, as last year, I will be exhibiting with Marjon Mudde and Rafaele Rohn at the ADPIC studios in Lauzerte. I attach an image of one of the etchings on show there! FANCY THAT, MORE RED!!!! JEMA takes places in several locations in Lauzerte (and all over the country!) on 6/7/8 April. Check out the JEMA website for more info : http://www.journeesdesmetiersdart.fr
The third exhibition this year is another group show and its in Lauzerte again, at the Espace Art Points de Vue from 11-26 April. It’s a print show featuring 11 artists – 5 french and 6 english. It’s called “PLANT LIFE IN PRINT/IMPRESSIONS VEGETALES. The english artists taking part are all members of the “FINGERPRINT” group based at the Dove Studios near Glastonbury in Somerset ….. which is a group I still belong to even though I haven’t lived in the UK for 10 years. Alongside the exhibition there will be two etchings workshops (one run by Bron Bradshaw from the Dove, and one run by Marjon Mudde from ADPIC). Below are some of the images that will be included in the exhibition – from left to right, two prints by Bron Bradshaw, one by Jenny Graham and one by Jacy Wall.
The fourth 2018 exhibition is still a bit of a mystery ! Suffice to say it involves several artists exhibiting in vineyard “chais” around Castelnau Montratier in July, August and September. WATCH THIS SPACE…….