Sunday, 3 April 2011

EASTERN OPEN 2011

I was pleased to be advised that the following work was accepted for the EASTERN OPEN 2011 and yesterday Sandra joined me to attend the opening at the Kings Lynn Art Centre. Out of 642 works submitted from 7 east of England counties, 126 were exhibited. Although I did not share in any of the prizes, visiting the Red Barn (one of the four galleries at the Centre used for the show) I noticed a lovely red spot on my work. The Assistant Arts and Education Manager introduced me to the buyer and we had an interesting chat. Gathering at the Magic Pool This work was created with acrylic inks on the contemporary slippery surface of YUPO/Lana Vanguard I have been experimenting with over the past 2 years. The judges were Professor Nick de Ville a 70's designer of album sleeves and tutor at the Goldsmiths' College; Anna Lucas a London based artist film maker; and Poul Webb a watercolourist and past student at Cambridge School of Art, work acquired by the HM Government Art Collection and exhibitor at the Royal Academy, Museum of Modern Art at Rijeka plus many other prestigious international events. Their comments were most encouraging ie '...all artists chosen can justly be proud of having created a very strong and contemporary Eastern Open 2011.'

6 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

Congratulations Joan on both your successes - being chosen and sold!

debwardart said...

Congrats on the sale!

Sandra Rowney said...

Good to be there to enjoy the show and share the fun.

Anita Davies said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
So pleased for you Joannie! xxx

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks friends. It was such a delight to sell on opening day!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Congratulations, Joan! This is a great painting! No wonder it was selected by the jurors and sold. I am so pleased for you.