Dreams & Dreamscapes group exhibition: Selection Day and Exhibition rules

How to submit your artwork for selection:

Enter online – Email images of your artwork:

  • Email us an image of your artwork with DREAMS & DREAMSCAPES as the theme to brightstreetgallery@gmail.com to reach us no later than Friday 20TH AUGUST 2021. Please remember to include the size, medium and title of your artwork as well as your contact details.
  • There is no entry fee for selection
  • Once selected for exhibition a hanging fee of R 100. 00 per work applies, this is payable on hanging day 27th August 2021.
  • The Opening event will be on Saturday 4th September 2021 @10 am, we kindly request selected artist to bring a plate of eats

– Bring your artwork to the gallery on Selection day 20th August 2021

  • Bring your artwork with DREAMS & DREAMSCAPES as the theme to Bright Street Gallery, 33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130 on Friday 20TH AUGUST 2021 between 10h00 and 13h00
  • Your work must be labelled clearly with your name, the title of the work, the medium and your telephone/cell number.  The selection will be completed by a panel appointed by the gallery owner, Di White.
  • Artworks can be collected between 14h00 and 15h00 the same day, or the following week. Upon collection you will be told whether your artwork has been selected.
  • There is no entry fee for selection
  • Once selected for exhibition a hanging fee of R 100. 00 per work applies, this is payable on hanging day 27th August 2021.
  • The Opening event will be on Saturday 4th September 2021 at 10h00, we kindly request selected artist to bring a plate of eats

Rules:

  1. Entries on each of the themes may consist of work in any medium: oil, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, printmaking, drawing, photography, digital, sculpture, ceramics or mixed media. There is no restriction on the size of a work. Artwork need not be framed for the selection, but it must be neatly presented.
  2. maximum of Five (5) works may be submitted for selection.
  3. Entries must be your own original, handmade, unaided work.  You may not submit work done in classes led by an art teacher, regardless of whether the art teacher has given permission.
  4. No images that are copied from the internet, television, film or other public electronic media will be accepted.
  5. Reproductions of any other artist’s work will not be accepted.
  6. You must either own the copyright to any photographic images you work from, or provide written proof that you have the permission of the author of the source material to use it in your work.  Please be aware that Plagiarism is a criminal offence, and that intellectual property is protected. Bear in mind that copyright rules exist for your own protection.
  7. All entries to the exhibition must before sale.  Bright Street Gallery will apply one-third commission to all sales (example: if you price your work at R 1000.00 the gallery will add R500.00 and the gallery price will be R1500.00 )
  8. To facilitate hanging, screw eyes must be fixed 20% of the way from the top of the frame with cord attached and the back of the work must be neat.  Boxed canvasses must be no less than 3 cm deep and the sides must be painted.  Bright Street Gallery reserves the right to reject any items it considers unacceptably framed or presented.
  9. If you need any form of electronic equipment to present or display your art, it must be supplied by you

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Maria van Graan

Artist Bio:

I was extremely privileged to grow up with a very creative an artistic Mom who supported me in my art from a young age.

I did art as a subject in school and did Jewellery design at Tygerberg art centre. I went on to study B.Prim.Ed Art at Stellenbosch University and since then have been inspiring young people to believe in their art.

After doing commissioned murals in Pretoria for years I moved to Somerset West and started teaching at Somerset College.

Maria van Graan
BREAD, MILK & HONEY
Watercolour on paper
320 x 420mm, framed
R1 800

It was during those early years of teaching that I started painting for pure enjoyment in my spare time; painting what I loved and creating works that I was proud of.

Maria van Graan
THE ROEBUCK
Watercolour on paper
320 x 420mm, framed
R1 800

If you are interested to purchase any of the artworks on display, please click the link below:

Matthew Cooke

Growing up I had a grandfather who painted very classically styled watercolour landscapes and I gave it a go back then. I lost the urge for a long time after. Last year’s lockdown and all the stress that came with it, together with inspiration from my sister who has been painting for a while now, spurred me on to begin this journey that has turned into a bit of an obsession. Working from my own Instagram photos as well as others that I find all over the place online, I have been thoroughly enjoying the combination of loose penwork and watercolour.

Matthew Cooke
WINTERY WARMTH
Ink & watercolour on paper
280 x 350mm, Framed
R1 950

If you are interested to purchase any of the artworks on display, please click the link below:

Jenny Dugmore

Artist bio:

Jenny lives in Somerset West, having recently moved from Hermanus. My aspirations to become a concert pianist were never realised and having studied IT post matric, I began a successful career in business, culminating in the creation of several start-up companies: FedEx Southern Africa, Dugmore Property Consultants, FireID (IT), Reakiri and Kuraflo (pharmaceutical), Scriptabl (IT security).

For relaxation, I attended art workshops in Provence, France as well as locally, in South Africa. Inspired through instruction by brilliant international artists such as James Bland, Tom Benjamin, Collie Whisson, Jennifer McChristian, Aine Divine and Wayne Atkins, I began actively pursuing art. I have been privileged to take lessons with talented local artists: Marie Stander, Oliver Scarlin, Christopher Reid, Shirley Howells, Willie Schlechter, Elize Bezuidenhout, Sonja Franz, Grant Woods and Willie Jacobs, whose input I have highly valued.

I am married with two adult children and five wonderful grandchildren. I am a passionate gardener fascinated with nature and paint realistically, primarily in oil and more recently, in watercolour. My beloved family and two adored cats provide inspiration, subject matter and support in my artistic pursuit.

Jenny Dugmore
COSMOS IN THE HERLDERBERG
Oil on canvas
590 x 840mm
R3 500

Exhibitions
2016/2017 PJ Olivier art Centre with Marie Stander Stellenbosch
2018/2019 Kalfiefees
2018/2019 Finalist in Bouchard Finlayson Tondi competition
2019 HAC First Friday Art Walk exhibition
State of the Art Louresnford

If you are interested to purchase any of the artwork on display, please click the link below:

Pat Atkinson

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

South African artist Patricia Atkinson works in watercolours, pastels, oils, acrylics and mixed media with a variety of subject matters such as African wildlife, African landscapes and still life amongst others.  Many of her subjects have been inspired by travel around southern Africa including Botswana and Zimbabwe. Light and colour are two of her important elements in her paintings.

Pat Atkinson
AUTUMN IN THE DRAKENSBERG
Watercolour on Paper
580 x 700mm, Framed
R2 580

Patricia’s work has been influenced by various artists whose workshops and classes she has attended including Richard Rennie, Rosalind Chidell Braby and international artist Soraya French who is based in the UK.

Patricia has exhibited her paintings in the UK and South Africa and her paintings of Zulu women and African kraals were popular with overseas tourists visiting Umhlanga Rocks in Natal in the 1990s

Pat Atkinson
AUTUMN IN THE LITTLE KAROO
Watercolour on Paper
440 x 620mm, Framed
R2 550

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