Calling all Artists: CHANGING SEASONS: SELECTION DAY AND EXHIBITION RULES

Bright Street Gallery invites all artists to submit their artwork for selection to be featured in CHANGING SEASONS Group exhibition.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK FOR SELECTION:

EMAIL US:

  • Email us an image of your artwork with CHANGING SEASONS as the theme to brightstreetgallery@gmail.com to reach us no later than Friday 21st MAY 2021. Please remember to include the size, medium and title of your artwork as well as your contact details.

Alternatively:

BRING YOUR ARTWORK TO BRIGHT STREET GALLERY ON SELECTION DAY FRIDAY 14TH MAY 2021 BETWEEN 10H00-13H00.

  • 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 must be collected between 14h00 and 15h00 the same day when you will be told whether your artwork has been selected.
  • There is no entry fee for selection
  • If selected for exhibition a hanging fee of R 100. 00 per work applies, this is payable on hanging day 28th May 2021
  • Selected artists will be expected to supply a plate of food for the Opening evening on Friday 4th June 2021

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 taken 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

Melinda Brummer

ARTIST BIO

I was born in Johannesburg and settled in the Western Cape. I’v been painting professionally since 2016

My work speaks of expression and emotions. I use brushstrokes, pallet knife and Colour contrast to convey my message.

The 4 keywords for me is choices, freedom, satisfaction, humbleness.

The influences of Impressionism and Expressionistic Art is very visible in my work.

I paint portraits, wildlife, flowers, landscapes and sometimes still life too.

PROTEAS by Melinda Brummer
Oil on canvas
900 x 1500mm
R7 500

ROS KOCH

“The fact that every living thing has its day in the sun… it blooms, it fades… life goes on, regardless.” Ros Koch

“DAILY BREAD” SERIES  

INSPIRATION:   

These works have been inspired by my walk/cycle to my children’s school and back. By choosing to focus on the positives, the beauty in everyday things, as a source of inspiration for my work

I have found being more mindful has been quite healing for me… encouraging me to keep my mind on the many good things in my life – the beauty in the small things – and finding sustenance in them.

The many flowers, trees and other plants. Their beauty but also their fragility. The change in seasons. The fact that every living thing has its day in the sun… it blooms, it fades… life goes on, regardless.

Ros Koch
CHRISTMAS IN MAY
405 x 505mm
Watercolour & pastel on paper
R3 600

If your are interested in purchasing any of the works displayed above, kindly contact the gallery brightstreetgallery@gmail.com

The Potters Place teaching studio – New to the Courtyard @ Bright Street Gallery

The Potters Place teaching studio is happy and excited to be Opening its doors in SOMERSET WEST. I have been teaching all things clay related for almost 30 years from my studio in Pretoria. When the opportunity arose for me to expand my business I decided that SOMERSET is the place where I would like to be.

The Courtyard @ The Bright Street Gallery was the perfect fit and everyone has been so helpful and accommodating and I am so thankful for finding this Gem of a place.
The classes I will be teaching will deal with all aspects of clay,

  • HANDBUILDING techniques (pinching, coiling and slabbing)
  • WHEELWORK (utilitarian work as well as altered and assembly pieces)
  • SCULPTURE (figure, animal and abstract)
  • WORKSHOPS will include alternative firing techniques of: RAKU and OBAVRU (beer firing)
  • : MOULD MAKING and SLIPCASTING
  • : DECORATING TECHNIQUES e.g. printing and stamping on clay, bubbling, coloured clays and slip decoration.

I will also be doing tailor made workshops for teambuilding events and parties.

Please have a look at our website/Facebook page/Instagram to see what we have been up to at our Pretoria studio. http://www.the-potters-place

Please have a look at our website / Facebook page / Instagram to see what we have been up to at our Pretoria studio. www.the-potters-place.co.za

Bookings for classes is essential so please phone or send a WhatsApp to Evette 082 573 4645

ARTHOUSE Academy – Art Classes @33 Bright Street

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing!

Arthouse Academy is a local art school located in the heart of the Somerset West CBD that offers a variety of Art Classes and Art Workshops for students of different ages and experience.

ADULT ART CLASSES

It’s never too late to get creative! Are you a first-time brush holder? Is your creative flame in need of rekindling? Or do you just want to brush up on your art skills? Then Art House Academy’s adult classes are perfect for you.

All current classes (see time table below) will be offered at the cost of R800 per month. Strict Covid-19 protocols will be adhered to.  Bookings are essential.

For more information, please contact Michelle at mich28bas@gmail.com or Cell: 072 247 4664

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY  
 8:30 – 11:00 Beginners Class  8:30 – 11:00 Intermediate Class  
14:00 – 16:30 Advanced Class      
18:30 – 21:00 Beginners Class  18:30 – 21:00 Intermediate Class   18:30 – 21:00 Advanced Class   

BEGINNERS ART CLASSES

Learn the very basics of drawing and painting in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

Materials:

  • 1 x A3 Cartridge drawing pad
  • All other basic art supplies will be provided

Cost:

  • R800 per month payable in advance

Class times:

  • Monday evenings 18:30 – 21:00
  • Tuesday mornings 8:30 – 11:00

Bookings are essential.

INTERMEDIATE ART CLASSES

Practice and further develop your painting and/or drawing skills by exploring different themes in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

Materials:

Students are responsible for bringing their own art materials and references.

Cost:

  • R800 per month payable in advance

Class times:

  • Wednesday mornings 8:30 – 11:00
  • Tuesday evenings 18:30 – 21:00

Bookings are essential.

ADVANCED ART CLASSES

Learn to develop concepts and express own interpretations of specific themes in a relaxed and encouraging environment.

Materials:

  • 1 x A4 journal
  • Students are responsible for bringing their own art materials

Cost:

  • R800 per month

Class times:

  • Monday afternoons 14:00 – 16:30
  • Thursday evenings 18:30 – 21:00

Bookings are essential.