Friday, January 24, 2014

The Affordables

 The Affordable Art Show has gotten off to a great start.  We have a great collection of works by different well known artists, making for a fabulously varied exhibition.  Here are just a few:
Sandy Murphy RSW RGI PAI
Cate Inglis
Ashley Cook

Kevin Low
Margaretann Bennett RSW

Sam Cartman

We are delighted to say that sales have been coming thick and fast.  There has also been a great response to our jewellery and ceramic collections.

This exhibition continues until 23 February. Don't miss it!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Preview

This Sunday we had the preview of our annual Affordable Art Show. This is an exhibition of works by some of Scotland's finest artists, and all works are under £500!
 After hanging the exhibition all week and adding the finishing touches we were ready.
As always, you never really know how many people are going to turn up, until they do!  The day went in a blur of happy faces, lots of sales and lots and lots of chatting.
I know I've got a really busy opening when I have to keep turning the music up so it can be heard!

It was a delight to sell so many paintings by lots of different artists.  Kevin Low, Gordon Wilson, Henry Fraser, Joyce Gunn Cairns, Sandy Murphy, Laura Harrison, Cathy Campbell, Stanley Bird, Ashley Cook, and I was especially delighted to sell work by Cate Inglis, a first time exhibitor with Smithy Gallery.

It also adds a lot more to the day when the artists come and enjoy chatting to admirers of their work, and each other. Gordon, Stanley, Cate, Cathy, Marion, Carol and others - thank you so much for coming.

Many ceramics and jewellery were also snapped up and taken home.  This for me was one of our best openings.  I love it when a great spectrum of work is appreciated, never mind sold.  Everything I have in the gallery is there because I admire it, love it, or it interests me greatly and to have so many other people echo these feelings, is a great pleasure.  


A huge thank you to all the people who came and enjoyed the preview day.  I hope you all had a lovely time.

This exhibition continues until 23 February.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Getting Ready

We are busy putting the finishing touches to the hanging of The Affordable Art Show opening this Sunday.
I always enjoy hanging exhibition, but it can be a real pleasure when I find so much of the work exciting.


Invited artists have excelled themselves for this show and I think it's wonderful that high quality art can be acquired for under the £500 mark. 
Work in this exhibition ranges from £120 to £500, not including the many ceramics, jewellery and glass. 

Invited artists can be viewed on
We are also pleased to present new artists to Smithy Gallery: Sam Cartman, Cate Inglis, Anne Mendelow and Patricia Cain.
This exhibition previews on Sunday 19th, 2-5pm.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Affordable Art Show

It's time to hang the Affordable Art Show for it's preview this Sunday.  The work has been pouring in, and this year I think it's particularly exciting.

This is an annual exhibition, now in its sixth year and we think it's perfect for January and February. 

Invited artists contribute strong and beautiful works all for under £500.  It's jam-packed with gorgeous quality paintings.

Most are on the smaller side and it is a great opportunity to get your hands on a piece of work by one of your favourite artists.

Around a hundred paintings have now arrived and now it's the fun part of getting them all up onto the gallery walls and looking fabulous.

This is always a pleasure when the work is this good.  For a list of the contributing artists, please click on the link:
This exhibition previews this Sunday the 19th, 2-5pm
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy New Year

After a very relaxing Christmas break, the gallery has reopened today to a welcome flurry of activity.

David Schofield

This weekend is the hand in for our upcoming annual exhibition, The Affordable Art Show. Now in its sixth year, this exhibition always gets the year off to a great start with a fabulous mix of paintings by a great variety of well known artists.

Kevin Low

All works are priced under £500.  They are usually smaller pieces, and here are some examples.


Stanley Bird

It's also a great opportunity to introduce new artists to the gallery like Cate Inglis and Sam Cartman.

Cate Inglis

The list of artists participating can be viewed on our new website:

Sandy Murphy RGI RSW PAI

This exhibition previews on Sunday 19th January and continues until 23rd February.

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