Sue Ransley Finalist of Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize

Sue Ransley is one of 21 finalists in the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2018 organised by Ecclestone Art Agency. Sponsored by The Holly Bush Hampstead, Cass Art, Flux Exhibitions and The Edinburgh Beer Factory the exhibition is to be at Burgh House and Museum, Hampstead 25th to 29th July.
Part of wider project to support and celebrate female artists, the The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter  focuses on supporting and encouraging the careers of emerging female painters. This prize is aimed at women painters who wish to extend their artistic practice and develop their artistic careers beyond the studio


Lorette Kos and Marleen de Vries are exhibiting their aquarels and acrylic paintings at the Toerist Information exhibition-hall in Las Tricias. They are inspired by La Palma’s exciting nature and starry skies.

Lorette Kos and Marleen de Vries are two Dutch artists from the Canary Island La Palma. They are inspired by the island’s rough and stunning nature and by the night skies with their infinite amounts of stars that make you feel like you can almost touch them and take a peak into the universe. The municipality in the north of the island facilitates the exhibition by allowing us to use their beautiful galery-hall and by promoting the exhibition all over the island. The opening will take place on Sunday July 22nd.

Marleen de Vries works with aquarels. She has a colorful and natural way of painting flowers and animals, all with a special warm and bright light. Lorette’s work has various dimensions: she has submitted some mountain views and landscapes, as well as the first part of her Cosmic Series, an expression of her true passion to bring home the concept that the universe will support you if you can be open to it. For the same purpose Lorette Kos has also made a special B-collection: a series of Bees with inspirational quotes to celebrate, stimulate and honor yourself. She has made affordable canvas prints in order to make the paintings accessible to everyone.

The exhibition will take place from the 21st July to the 10th August 2018

Maria Giovanni Morelli at Terrena, Bassa Romagna, Italy

TERRENA is a display of traces of land art in Bassa Romagna, Italy running from the 21st – 28th July 2018. It traces a small but very precious constellation of little-known, silent and hidden places in Bassa Romagna for the very first time: amongst rows of fields, orchards and isolated little woods, meadows, sheds and farms, rivers and riverbanks, canals and basins, parish churches and bell towers, mazes and pathways.

The space has inspired artists Alessia Agnoletti, Rosa Banzi, Fausto Ferri, Marcello Di Camillo, Loretta Zaganelli and Collettivo Instabile Morelli Mazzesi – which Maria Giovanna Morelli, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants and past selected artist, is part of – to create nine installations in horizontal communication with the land and in vertical communication with the woods and trees.
21st June, from 6:30 to 8:30pm – Two performances will take place to invite participants to make contact with the land and the trees.
27th June, from 8:30pm – Night-time walk with the audience accompanied by Balkan music.

The installations will be on display until 28th July, from 8:00am to 9:30pm.

Chlo Elizabeth: Artist in Residence with East Street Arts

Chlo Elizabeth, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, has been selected for the Artist in Residence programme with East Street Arts. This will be a 6 months residency with free academic support and studio space.

East Street Arts is a contemporary arts organisation working across the UK and EU. Their mission is to support artists to create work that brings lasting change to our everyday lives, through their activities programme, professional development and for being leaders in providing temporary and permanent spaces to the creative community.

East Street Arts develops artists’ residencies and exchanges across Europe that support artists to take time out from day to day commitments and spend time within new environments. Find out more here.

A Tinge of Space

Sheikh Khadijah Amin, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, is taking part in an upcoming group show called A Tinge of Space, at Studio Seven Gallery, in Karachi, Pakistan. The exhibition will run from the 17th – 21st July 2018, with the private view being held on Tuesday the 17th from 5 – 8pm. Other artists exhibiting include Ali Asad Naqvi, Usman Kalid and Zainab Abdul Hussain.

Sheikh Khadijah Amin’s work revolves around the concept of having the essences of someone even when they are no longer there. Her new body of work embodies herself in isolation as a reflection of the aftermath of human interactions and emotions.

Studio Seven Gallery is part of Studio Seven House of Architecture + Art & Design. The company takes pride in not just creating architectural spaces but imprints of an art experience.

F42/1 E street, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi-75600, Pakistan

Get in touch to request information about opening hours.



Adam de Ville shortlisted for Watercolour Competition

Now in its 31st year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Whether it be through abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional, the competition aims to celebrate and redefine the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media.

Open to all UK-based artists, the competition offers a generous range of prizes including a First Prize of £6000, Second Prize of £3000 and Third Prize of £1000.

Approximately one hundred works are selected by a panel of leading figures from the art world including Louis Wise, critic and writer for The Sunday Times, James Stewart, founder of Zimmer Stewart Gallery, Arundel and artists Ishbel Myerscough and Paul Newland.

Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicant Adam de Ville has been shortlisted to exhibit his work this year.

The shortlisted works will be shown at the Mall Galleries, London from 18 – 23 September 2018 before touring to venues across the UK. The first stop on the tour will be Guildford House Gallery, Surrey, a beautiful 17th century Grade 1 Listed Town House located on Guildford High Street.

Rula Jones Brock at Centre Pompadour

Rula Jones Brock, applicant for Artrooms Fair London 2019, will be in residency at  CENTRE POMPADOUR, the laboratory of neo- feminism.

CENTRE POMPADOUR welcomes like-minded creative professionals from all over the world to work on projects that place gender equality and feminist empowerment at the heart of the creative process and outreach. It offers accommodation and private work space for a determined period of time. It works as a post-capitalistic undertaking which means flexible fees for its residents.

It also offers a lot of privacy, surrounded by a lot of nature. Each of the four guest rooms have their own private bathroom. Other facilities include a top-floor attic atelier of 50m2, a well assorted library of women’s history readings and art literature, a well-tuned piano, and spacious indoor and outdoor living areas intended to be filled with creativity.

It is located in the tiny village of Ercourt, which is situated in the Baie de Somme area, a nature reserve of the french Picardie.
Picardie is a region that has been at the heart of european history for well over a thousand years, though its historic heritage includes some of the finest mediaeval cathedrals in France, a lot of châteaux and many sites of the great war, it is not one of the great tourist regions of France.

To qualify for the creatives-in-residency program at CENTRE POMPADOUR, laboratory of neofeminism, you have to be a creative professional or an undergraduate or graduate art student or do research in the fields of feminism or gender studies.


Tag, iron-on patches, 3″ dia., 2018

The following work by Rula Jones Brock juxtaposes the Texas Lone Star from the American South-West and the Islamic moon and star, while incorporating a double Letter “A” which represents the word Arab-American. The work references the patch from the Jewish Holocaust, as well as the Scarlet Letter from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel. The piece addresses racism towards the Arab-American population in the United States.

The patches are created from an original digital design, which are then machine manufactured. These works will be further embellished by hand during the residency at CENTRE POMPADOUR.



laboratoire néoféministe
9 rue du château
80210 Ercourt

The World of Frida at Bedford Gallery, USA

The World of Frida
from 8th July to 16th September 2018

This summer the Bedford Gallery celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo, an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, and pain. The World of Frida weaves juried and invitational shows that reference the artist with a national, traveling photography exhibit titled Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray that makes a stop in Walnut Creek after traveling across North America. Hungarian-born Muray—who met Kahlo in a chance encounter in Mexico in 1931 and became her lover and friend—shot some of the most iconic color and black and white images of the artist that exist. This exhibition is organized by the Nickolas Muray Photo Archives and is circulated through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions.

The participating artists have been selected by Lisa Congdon, fine artist and Illustraror, and Rebecca Gomez, Curator of Exhibitions & Programs at Mexic-Arte Museum. They include Cheryl Abraham, Monica Andino, Kim Bagwill, Monica Balmelli, Karen Barry, Donna Billick, Claudia Blanco and Irene Raspollini, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants.

Irene Raspollini will be showing her artwork Vuelos, realized for her first solo show abroad in Mexico on March 2018.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 12pm-5pm
Please check the full calendar HERE. Gallery is closed on Mondays.  

Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek, CA 94596, United States of America.

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Aprajita Chadha dazzles at past Tatinis Art Show 2018

Singapore based artist Aprajita Chadha, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, was chosen to participate in the 2018 Tatinis Art Show with 30 other artists, held over 4 days at the F1 Pit Building, in scenic Singapore.

Showcasing both local and international artists, the latest edition featured over 400+ pieces of art at truly affordable prices. Answering the ever growing call for original art, this specially curated exhibition ensured everyone from first time art novices to art lovers and seasoned collectors would have no trouble seeking out the perfect piece of art.
Aprajita says, “It’s always nice to come together with such a talented group of artists. Each bringing their own individual energy to the space. And the guests of such a varied exhibition bring a unique perspective.
On display were her latest pieces including The Balancing Act Of Life, mixed media, which denotes the chaos of the digital era and how one makes sense of it. Generation Z, acrylic on canvas, and the most popular piece Atom, mixed media, which sold by the end of the show.

Reviews on Aprajita’s work:

The amazing variety displayed across the artwork and it’s eclectic style is a testament to both the technical skill and the creative inspiration of the artist” – Madhav

Great to have an artist still in touch with Cubism here at the Tatinis Art Show! Still is and always will be a fan of your works.” – Ryan Mario

Mara Celani at FotoLeggendo 2018

FotoLeggendo is an international festival open to the entire city that collaborates with numerous photographic exhibition spaces and entities in Rome including the Museo di Roma in Trastevere that will host the OSTKREUZ photo agency exhibition. Diverse spaces that give life to a circuit of independent locations that work year round to reveal Rome as a fervid essence and driving force in promoting art and cultural events and not only as a city that holds conventions or roundtables.

This year marks Officine Fotografiche’s 15th anniversary.  Officine Fotografiche is a referral point for photographers in Rome and Milan, promoting cultural and technical activities open to every sort of photography lover, practitioner, professional, artist, and the Festival is in keeping with their commitment to promoting photography.

Among the photographers exhibiting their portfolios on the Garbatella Bridge there’s, Mara Celani, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019 applicants. Her collection of abstract shots is under the title Strappi, and it’s now hanging to be viewed during the collective exhibition of 39 photographers associated to Officine Fotografiche. The exhibition’s open air space is the pedestrian bridge crossing the underground station of Garbatella, the historical working class district of Rome. It is the perfect background to fit with Celani’s torn up posters’ compositions.

6th June – 15th July 2018

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