Saturday, 5 December 2009

UPDATE DECEMBER 2009.

December 5th 2009.
  WISHING ALL MY BLOG READERS A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY AND WEALTHY NEW YEAR.
 
   N.F.A.S.S. New Forest Show news.....Art Pavilion. 27th 28th 29th July 2010
Everything is going to plan. Up to now there are 72 artists so there is room for more.
Try to send in your forms as soon as possible.  Those who have been sent forms but do not intend showing, would they let me know if possible please by telephone  [02380 898413] as I cannot promise entry on a late form.
 
  Starting January 2010, I will be with Talk Talk and  I may have a changed e-mail address.
  I will let everyone know in due course.
 
                                        IMPORTANT.
 
  NEEDED for the New Forest Show Art Pavilion 27.28.29. July 2010
 SKULPTORS / RTESSES    to exhibit 3 of their works   [Resin Metal Stone Clay ]
 WOOD CARVERS              to exhibit 3 of their works.
 SPONSORS                      to exhibit their logo on front of Art Pavilion Marquee . 
                            ring 02380 898413 Gervase    or   02380 844188 Alan.
 
Now.....I recently [ on Friday 13th Nov ] held a one day one man show at the 
     Master Builders Hotel at Bucklers Hard and athough the day was very wet and windy, I sold 6 watercolour pictures and had a very reasonable and respectable set of people and artists viewing all through the day.
  If you are interested in a single or group booking for the excellent `Chichester` room [about 40 pics] it has to be on Fridays up to the end of March 2010 but is ABSOLUTELY FREE.
  I felt a  10% of my sales to their Charity would be fair. 
Whilst there I had an excellent Sausage and Mash washed down with a cool Pino Grigio.
 In all a very good day.
 Make doubly sure your booking is secure though.
 
HYTHE[Soton] LIBRARY,  are showing a small selection of the works of the Waterside Art Group.
  Very professional but reasonably priced and not big, the pictures [all originals] make excellent prezzies for loved ones.
 
That`s it for now.                                         Merry Christmas Everyone.
 You as well Barry, and you Al
 Top Tip.
  For Christmas...  A Glass full of Marmite, topped with shaving foam, makes quite a convincing pint of Guinness, and has the advantage of tasting nicer.
                                                                                Barry Carlisle
                                                                                Froam.
 
 
 
 

Monday, 9 November 2009

My exhibition at the Master Builder`s Hotel this Friday 13th 11 09

I am showing and perhaps selling some 30 of my  watercolours and acrylics plus prints, notelets and postcards of the New Forest  area.
 This will be only on this Friday 13th [ lucky for me if anyone turns up ] at the MASTER BUILDER`S HOTEL at BUCKLER`S HARD.in the SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER  room. 12 midday to 9 pm.
 
Carparking and entry is all free and I believe that if you have a `proper` 3 c  meal you will get a free room for the night with  someone you fancy !
 This is a community effort and 10 % of my sales will go towards this.
 The first original sold comes with a bottle of  Italian wine .
 Tell your friends, would love to see you there.  Regards,                Gervase.
 ps  I will be there most of the time to help with your art queries.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

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ART PAVILION AT NEW FOREST SHOW 2010 UPDATE 1.11.09
 
Quite a few acceptance forms have come in already, but there are still quite a few to come.
Remember to get them in by 31 12 2009 as then I will be inviting artists who are slightly further afield.
 This years [2009] show was again very well supported and although we sold roughly a thousand pounds worth  each day we were a bit down on 2008.
  Brockenhurst again supported us by giving £500 Many thanks here, and they displayed some wonderful works.
  The president and his wifes choice was a picture by Susan Houching. The president being Ken Thornber this year.
  The medallists were G.Dashwood, G Gregory. I Gregory. S L Sibley.
     E Beecroft.         A Price          J Walton     T Chaney.  R Larcombe
     V Garland.        S Yeo.           M Wood.     S Stevens.  F Mason.
    S Morris.           A Lindley       J Bull.          Esme Bartlett.  H Lipscombe.
    B Wooler.         K Maunder.     P Hatchley  V Redding   R Tratt  .J Griffiths.
 
 I owe thanks to all the artists who worked on the days before, during and after the show.
 The two Malcolms and Kim Dennis and Susan in the office.
To all intents and purposes it`s going to be another good show next year   Just hope the weather keeps fine.
 
 
I have been lucky to have had three holidays this year and every week was fine. Stayed in England this year and have just come back from a visit to various places in the Midlands. The `Cavern` in Liverpool was the last place to see as we were married on the month and year of its opening.
But not in it I hasten to add.
Met a very  pleasant couple Wendy and Eric, while at an hotel at Didsbury,  I must recommend the Britannia Hotel near Stockport as we were very pleased with food and service and exceptional value for money.  It is good when you can meet up with nice people and share the table for four with good food and conversation. We really enjoyed it all. Visited Chester and had a tart at Bakewell too.
 But now its back to work on the show.
 
Rupes has bought his house. Sam`s built his canoe and nearly drowned himself [in Australia].
Robert wants to sell his Audi sports car,  Rachaels on holiday in Lanzarote and alls well.
                      Hope you are well too.            Regards Gervase.
 

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

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Latest news for August September 2009.
NFASS. ART  PAVILION.  The New Forest Show went well again but the sales were confined to the cheaper end of the picture market. Not all due to the `times` but the weather forecasters also gave an inaccurate forecast of flooding and heavy rain which did not happen.
   93,000 people turned up however which was similar to last year. A lot to see and a lot more local stuff this year. Richard Cuzens  [the man in charge] and his team are excellent and I have seen the worries [which would turn me grey all over] sorted out ...`just like that`.
   Now,  the cheques are soon to be on their way to artists who sold their works less the 10%
 for the NF charity.
   The acceptance forms will follow as soon as I can write out all the labels for the invited artists.
   There was only one person who shall be nameless who thought that the standard was not up to his/hers, but this show is not only for the professionals, no, it is also for the better amateurs as well.  I was very pleased with the cross section of differing styles, ranging from a 10 feet high bronze `owl` costing around £100,000  to a washing line picture costing only £60.
   This owl was a beautiful piece of work and shows just what a dedicated professional can do,
Any one who is interested in that or in lesser priced smaller works, 2k upwards, in bronze [which are brilliant as I have seen a lot of them] can get in touch with me and I`ll pass it on.
   Geoff Dashwood of Ringwood is the sculptor... look up his web site.
 There were more than 350 works shown this year.
*   I on behalf of all the artists would like to thank Brockenhurst College FOR GENEROUSLY SPONSORING  the  New Forest Show ART PAVILIION.
*  Also thanks to Ken and Lynn Thornber for choosing the pic of the show, which was by Suzan Houching of Burley
  Thats all for now.                                             Cheers,
                                                                                  Gervase.
note.   I hope to have the usual biennial FAWLEY  ART SHOW at Fawley Hall again around Easter time in 2010. 

Thursday, 23 July 2009

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NEW FOREST SHOW 2009 update JULY 23RD 2009.
ART PAVILION.
The marquee is up, the screens are all in place,
 all is now ready to receive works,
on Sat 25th and Sun 26th ---10am  to 12 midday.
Be sure to get within these times as no entry to ground allowed on the Monday 27th.
THE SHOW OPENS FROM 8.30 AM TO 7.00 PM
 ON TUESDAY 28TH JULY
              WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY
                     TO THURSDAY 30TH  JULY
                 
BUT NOTE THAT THE ART PAVILION OPENS AT 9 AM
                                               AND CLOSES AT 5 PM. 
SECURITY WITH DOGS PATROL THE GROUNDS AT ALL TIMES.
You will be met with the biggest owl I`ve ever seen, [Geoff Dashwoods]
Also some of the best original artwork of the New Forest artists will be for sale.
Looking forward to seeing you all then. 
                                                          Gervase,  PAV ORG. 
 

Friday, 29 May 2009

News update 29 05 09

 NEW FOREST ART TRAIL
    Ran mine from18th to the 29th so have now finished. just now in fact. Was a reasonable success too. Met a lot of lovely people.  The only neighbours that troubled themselves to visit however were Sylvie and Bob , it was nice to see you both,  and Margaret from Oxfam, who lives further afield.
   Friends from California  also very pleased to see you Maggie Joe [Sean Connery ] and Janie.
   Alison from Palo Alto Ca. too.
   89 folk turned up  and nobody gave me a bad crit except Dave who said everything was naff except the Kite Surfer pic.
   Only sold a couple [thanks Jane] and had one commission but sold all my little prints, and a lot of postcards and notelets.
   My wife sold nearly all of Doreen H`s chutneys jams and marmalades raising a good sum for the Oakhaven Hospice.
   And the weather was kind.
RIGHT THEN....... THE NEW FOREST SHOW.
   All the artists have been selected now, and I am now waiting to be informed that the marquee has been erected [but this will be sometime yet] then the A team will get to work to erect the screens ready for the 25th 26th JULY reception and hanging of the pictures.
   Same as last year... enter the `disabled` car park and carry your works to the ART PAVILION.
   The 27th July is to be avoided please, pics on 25th and 26th  9am to 12 midday.
   Anyway looking forward to seeing you all.
  The teams [of twelve artists] for the three days will know by now and tickets, passes, lunch vouchers etc have been ordered but we won`t get these until much nearer the time..
   That`s it then.                            All the best.
                                                                                                         Gervase.
 
All the best Melvin a good trail.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

general update

UPDATE FOR APRIL 2009.
* New Forest Show.   No more acceptances will be issued for this years show as full up.
125 artists will be showing this year both professional and amateur as before.
The teams of twelve artists for each day have been selected and should have been notified by now.
I know that all their tickets, passes and meal vouchers are in envelopes but will not be sent out until nearer the date.   Things on the field are just beginning to move.
 
* The New Forest Trail... Melvins baby.    The Brochure is out and should be about in Libraries, village halls, anywhere we can put them in fact.
  Mine [see Gervase A Gregory at Fawley] will be starting at 10 am on the 18th April and finishing at 4 pm on the 28th April 2009. 
  You will find my bungalow by following signs from Fawley Village Square [about 200 yards walk].
  It will be nice to see you there.
  Don`t forget... 18TH TO 28TH APRIL.   PERHAPS BEFORE OR AFTER YOU GO TO CALSHOT BEACH.  [as it`s on the way]
  All the best then,  hoping to see you on the 18th - 28th.             Gervase.
 

Friday, 6 February 2009

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SHOW ROTA

final                NEW FOREST & HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SHOW.

                       NEW PARK, BROCKENHURST, TEL; 01590 622400.

                                  ART PAVILION ROTA 2009

This is the  list as at   Feb/09.                

 

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      10                11                               18                   19              19                          12     The above are the teams for each day.

If you have any problems,  contact.  Gervase A Gregory on 02380 898413

    Alan Hooper                 02380 844188    or              Clare Kitcher 01590 683808

 On show days  one of us will be in the show tent.

Those covering SHOW days  should have ample time to go around the show, but do arrange for someone to cover your task.

                          Hanging days   H = hanger.                   Show days    M = mingler

                                                   R = reception                              G.A. Genl Assist`t

                                                   * = Judge panel                                F = fire exit.

                                                     pr = picture remover.[yellow coat]

                No hard and fast rules here as you can swap around jobs if you wish.

Many many thanks to all those above for helping in the running of the  Art Pavilion.

Those selected to steward on the THREE SHOW DAYS are as above.

They will  receive their entry badge,food vouchers and car pass about a week before the event.     See    www.ggpp.co.uk   `events` blog for info. Good luck to all,                       Gervase A Gregory.       Art Pavilion Organiser.   02380 898413