SPOT THE ARTIST
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS – Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18
St Ives Rotary’s hugely popular Spot The Artist charity sale of paintings has become a middle weekend September Festival “tradition” at Porthmeor Studios.
First staged in 2006, the event is now regarded as one of the best charity art postcard sales in the country outside London with many local, national and international artists donating their work which is only signed on the back.
The viewing days are on the Friday and Saturday (10am to 4pm) when you can try and recognise the works on view and target your potential buys before joining the Sunday morning queue for the sale which runs from 9am until 2pm. The keenest bargain hunters will have once again “camped out” and queued overnight in Back Road West for first pick of the paintings on offer.
Proceeds, which for several years have exceeded £10,000 a year, are shared between arts organisations and other good causes supported by Rotary.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR OF ST IVES SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, NORWAY SQUARE
RIA POOLE – Saturday, September 10 to Friday, September 16
Contemporary paintings by Ria Poole ‘Where The Gorse Grows’ open 10am -5pm each day. (see entry under Workshops for a one or two day course with this artist).
PAUL WADSWORTH – Saturday, September 17 to Friday, October 7
Paul Wadsworth is well known for his exhilarating and expressive landscapes and sometimes to be seen painting on Porthmeor Beach before the gallery opens. As well as his extensive exhibition which includes work from his travels in India and all over the Cornish Coast, he will use the Crypt Gallery as his pop-up studio for the 3 weeks of his show (see separate listing under ‘Open Studios’ for more information).
You are also invited to a walk and talk around the show on Monday, September 19 at 11am (free entry).
Stay up to date with Paul’s art and exhibitions on his website at www.paulwadsworth.co.uk and on Instagram @wadsworth.paul.
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