Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Ludlow Summer Exhibition

To all artists,

Apologies once again to those of you who have sent in applications, or who already know the following...

Most of you are aware that Alan Grieve, Chairman & Director of The Jerwood Foundation (http://www.jerwood.org/) will be on our selection panel.

Joining Alan Grieve is Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures. Mr Shawe-Taylor has been responsible for The Royal Collection since 2004, and we are so delighted that he is offering his support to the exhibition.

The final selector is Steve Cass, Head of Art at Ludlow College. Last year Steve's students received 100% passes, and the new Millichope Art & Design Centre, where the art student's work, and where the summer exhibition will be held, is an inspiration. We are very grateful for all Steve's support this year.

Finally, we now have a donation of £1,000 toward a prize award. We do not yet know the details of how this prize shall be conferred. We are working toward receiving further prize donations, and I will keep you informed.

Final date for submissions is 6 June. Please do contact me if you would like any further information.

With best wishes,

Jo King
Ludlow Summer Exhibition

Friday, 23 May 2008

Apologies for AGM date error

Apologies for stating the draft AGM date (9th June) on the website - the correct date is 17th June which was sent out to all members. Hope to see you then.


Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Much Wenlock Open

The Much Wenlock Open
in association with Twenty Twenty gallery

8th September – 24th October 2008
The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

The Exhibition

The Much Wenlock Open offers artists living in the county of Shropshire an opportunity to show their work in a gallery that is publicised across the region. We welcome submissions of all forms of two-dimensional work. In alternate years, the Open will be dedicated to student work only. In 2008, submissions are welcome from all artists.

Download app form from the VAN website www.vanetwork.co.uk

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Reminder Shropshire Open entries

The closing date for entries to the Shropshire Open is Friday 23rd May.

VAN AGM 17th June

Dear Members

The Visual Art Network’s Annual General Meeting will take place…
At : The English Bridge Workshop, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6AD
Time: 7:15 pm
Date : Tuesday 17th June 2008

The agenda for the meeting will cover
Chairman’s Report for the past twelve months to include details of :
The Accounts, Last Years Summer Festival, Proposal and Nomination of Trustees, Network Achievements, Proposed Network developments for 2008-2009 & the plans around the Questionaire.
V.A.N. aims to be a support network for artists & designers in the area. We need your help to do this. The Management Committee needs members to take part in developing ideas & putting them into action for the benefit of the local visual arts community. First step could be attending the AGM. If you would like to join the management Committeee or wish to nominate another person, please complete the nomination slip below. These need to be returned at least 14 days before the AGM.
Please also use the tear-off section to tell us if you can attend the AGM & to renew your subscription.

Remember due to rising costs and email problems all information that originally was published in the Newsletter is now published as it comes in on the VAN website http://www.vanetwork.co.uk/ click the blog link to find loads of news and views.

I look forward to seeing you at the AGM


Carola Fielden (Chair, Visual Art Network)

Ludlow Summer Exhibition

This is a group mail to all artists who have enquired about the Ludlow Summer Exhibition, which will run from 31 July to 15 August this year.

Those of you who have already submitted work for selection, I think this information will still be of interest to you.

As you no doubt know, The Jerwood Foundation (www.jerwood.org) sponsors all areas of the visual arts, including photography, painting,drawing, sculpture, applied arts and the moving image. We are now able to announce that Alan Grieve, Chairman and Director of The Jerwood Foundation, will lead the selection panel for the first Ludlow Summer Exhibition.

We are delighted and honoured to have Alan Grieve on board. If you have not already applied to the exhibition, this is a wonderful opportunity to have your work seen directly by such a high profile supporter of the arts.

We hope to announce some prize categories at a later date.

The final date for submissions is 6 June.

I am sorry to send out such an impersonal group mail - if you would like to contact me direct for any further information, please do so.

Best wishes,

Jo King
Ludlow Summer Exhibition