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Thursday, 8 September 2011

The Church Street Gallery


I sell my work in a number a small galleries, the nearest one to my studio has been the Riverslade Gallery in Saffron Walden; the arrangement is that artists pay a membership subscription 6 months in advance as well as taking commission on sales. Earlier this year I decided that it was probably time to make a move to a different galley; I had to plan leaving to time with the end of my paid up 6 months and, because the Riverslade has been a lovely place to exhibit and has resulted in my work becoming more widely known, I didn't want to just suddenly walk out.

I agreed that August 2011 would be my final month in the Riverslade Gallery, and meanwhile I popped in to see Helen in the Church Street Gallery on the other side of Saffron Walden town centre, she had mentioned that she liked my work and I was very happy when she said that her gallery would be only too pleased to sell my linocuts and cards.

So, yesterday was the big changeover day – I trudged across town looking like an old bag lady, stopping briefly in Ladytron for a breather and to waggle my achy fingers while I looked at the fabulous new autumn stock and had a chat with Mr Tron. As you can see in the photo above, the Church Street Gallery is bursting with beautiful pictures, fabric, cards and ceramics. The line up of artists is impressive, so I feel it's a step up the ladder!

It was also a wonderful surprise when Helen handed over a cheque for sales after the A-Mazing Art exhibition where I'd shown my Saxon Labyrinth linocut – everything except a handful of cards had already been sold!
The Church Street Gallery
17 Church Street, Saffron Walden,
on the opposite side of the churchyard from The Fry Art Gallery

It is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm
and Saturday 10am to 5pm.

Celia
x

9 comments:

  1. congratulations on the sales! the new gallery looks lovely.

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  2. How exciting! I popped in to this gallery a couple of weeks ago, it really is lovely, lots of gorgeous stock.

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  3. Congratulations on the move. The new gallery looks like an Aladdin's cave full of gorgeous goodies.

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  4. Celia, it's good that you were able to make a graceful exit from your former gallery, and are pleased with the move to the Church Street Gallery.

    From your photo, it looks like a place that will draw many visitors. I am sure that your work will be a plus for the gallery.

    Best wishes!

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  5. Oh, congratulations - sounds like a good move! I must admit I wondered how you had managed to be in two galleries at once in SW - I have the T&C for the Riverslade with the intention of trying my jewellery in there one of these days.

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  6. Congratulations Celia, Church Street is a wonderful gallery and your work will look stunning there. I only wish i was a little closer!

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  7. Thank you Petoskystone.

    Sara - you're right, I think I like everything!

    Hi Gina - I've been ruminating for a year now!

    Hi Frances - It was a difficult decision - so I'm hoping it works out well.

    Hi Dottycookie - I'd say go for it before Christmas!

    Hi Mangle Prints - Thank you! I spotted your lovely packs of cards on the table just inside the door ;-)

    Celia
    x

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  8. Well done - onwards and upwards! Sounds like a good move and looks gorgeous inside.

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  9. Congratulations!! Wishing you lots of happiness for your art in their new home :)

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