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New Affiliate Artists Scheme

We are migrating our artist membership to our new affiliate artists scheme website offering more for artists than ever before………

The new Sticks Gallery Affiliate Artists Scheme

What does this mean for our current artists:

For our current artist members this means that you will be transferred over to our new artist only site over the coming week.  You will not need to register under our new system as owing to the changes we are making there will be changes to the cost and benefits.

As current members we will give you access to our new silver membership level for the amount you are currently paying on a weekly or quarterly basis.   We will continue to provide this better service at the reduced cost for the next year and on 15/1/17 you will be given the option to join up under our new scheme or have your membership terminated.

Those on a yearly subscription will need to do nothing until their current year ends.  They will then have the option to start a new subscription at the current rates and scheme

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We have done this to provide more for artists and to also lessen the affect of the changes we are making on our current artist members.

From the time we migrate you over you will access everything via the affiliate artists sub site

http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk

You will not need new login details, unless you have altered your password as we will migrate you over with the same details.  In order to make this as seamless as possible we may need to reset certain passwords but you will be able to change these again after the change over.

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This is great news for artists as it means more, more help, more support and more opportunities.  On the new site have an opportunities wall that is updated with the newest opportunities from the art world; you can still enter our call outs for free; we have a new look artist listing on the sticks gallery main site which you can upload work and a statement to be on; we have changed the way meetups work and have now created bimonthly artist circle peer review groups and workshops enabling you to get the most out of your practice… and more.

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We are also featuring a selected artist on the main Sticks Gallery website each month, featuring an interview and selected images, allowing a bigger audience to get to know you better.

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Solo Show Opportunity in Southsea

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New Exhibiting Opportunity: Solo Show @ Garbos Southsea

In November we released the news that we will be taking over the spaces once curated by Island City Art and before them,  Just Add Art at Garbos and the Orthodontist space.  Please visit  http://liveartlocal.co.uk/we-have-2-new-venues-to-add-to-our-exhibition-spaces/ to find out more.

We are opening up the opportunity for one artist to have a solo show at Garbos.  Due to the nature of this space we are only able to consider 2d works.

If you think this is you then please login and fill out the submission form below and email us several examples of your work.

We want the exhibition to have a cohesive structure rather than be unrelated pieces so bare this in mind.

This submission is FREE for Live Art Local artists and costs other artists £3.50 to help toward costs.  If you would like to become a Live Art Local artist please visit http://liveartlocal.co.uk/get_your_art_seen/  .

Work is for sale in Garbos and online via Sticks Gallery.  There is a commission of 20% for sales made in store and 15% online.  Please consider this when pricing your work.

If you are not a Live Art Local member but wan to submit your work as a one off you can do so by making a donation below.  This money goes towards our projects and continued work.  You will be taken to a submission form on payment.  There is no added cost if you are accepted

We are looking to install the work in late January and will let successful applicants know by mid January.




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New Exhibiting Opportunity — WINTER

We have a new exhibiting opportunity — Winter.   Running from Monday January 11th until Saturday 12th March we are seeking work for a new exhibition at Cafe Ethos from up to 4 artists in response to “Winter”.  We would like to show a number of pieces by the artists selected so please send us a few examples of your work.

Works do not have to explicitly reference winter and can be inspired by anything

Due to the nature of the venue we can only accept works in 2D, but you are not limited by size.

Work can be for sale and we will also feature them on the Sticks website.  Commission for sales via the venue are 25% (5% goes to Live Art Local CIC) and via our website 15% commission.  Please bare this in mind when pricing your work.

We will notify selected candidates by January 3rd and pieces are to be delivered to Sticks either Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th 10:30-3pm  or at a time and day arranged with us.

This submission is free for Live Art Local artists and costs £3.50 to help toward costs for other artists.  If you would like to become a Live Art Local artist please visit http://liveartlocal.co.uk/get_your_art_seen/  .

If you are a Live Art Local artist log in to submit for free.  If not and you do not wish to join please submit by donating £3.50 below and you will be taken to a submission form on payment.




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Private View Thurs 10th Dec — Work in Progress

Today is a special day, it is the launch of our new exhibition with Portsmouth University’s CCI Faculty.  This evening we will be opening up Sticks in Fareham to a preview of CFA: Work in Progress.

Private View Thursday 10th Dec -- Work in Progress

 

What’s it about….?

This new show offers a chance for members of the public to see what goes on behind the creation of a piece of art.  It enables us to see the process of making art, and as this is the first in a series of exhibition detailing these emerging artists and their move into being artists out on their own, the progress they make on their work throughout their final year of study, culminating in their degree show to be held at Portsmouth University and in London next year.

The private view runs between 5:30-7:30pm this evening and all the artists will be on hand to discuss their work with you and answer any questions.  The Live Art Local CIC/Sticks gallery team will also be there to discuss and answer any questions you might have about us and what we plan for the future.

There will also be free food and drink and if we can make them in time lovely homemade mince pies and mulled wine to get you in the festive spirit!

Don’t know where sticks is, don’t worry, you can find us in the Fareham Shopping Centre at Unit 79a just inside opposite Millets

Can’t make the preview don’t worry we are open every Thursday – Saturday 10:30 am – 3pm

CFA Private View Thursday 10th Dec Sticks Gallery

All are welcome to join us this Thursday 10th December as we launch the newest exhibition taking place in Sticks Gallery.

From 5:30-7:30pm join us for the private view of Work in Progress a new show featuring the work of Contemporary Fine Art students from Portsmouth University’s Creative and Cultural Industries Faculty.

CFA Private View Thursday 10th Dec Sticks Gallery

Curated and installed by students from the University this is a first collaboration between ourselves and the University of Portsmouth and is aimed at showcasing great work by emerging artists and giving them a chance to gain valuable experience in many aspects of putting on an exhibition.

There will be food and wine and fantastic work so do join us if you can!

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Christmas Art Market Locks Heath

Christmas Art Market Locks Heath

Rainy Weather…………………

On Saturday 28th November we held our Christmas Artist-Maker market at Locks Heath Shopping Village.  Sadly due to the weather and our offer to participating artists of a refund if they decided not to come owing to the weather we were down considerably on our original number of artists and makers.

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Still that is all part of being British and our weather.  We will be back in 2016

Footsteps to the Square Opening Monday 23rd December

MA Fine Art student and Live Art Local CIC artist, Ailsa Brimms (www.peppermintsea.com) received a commission to create a series of work based around Portsmouth and the people who live and work there in September for  the Porsmouth Cultural Trust at Portsmouth Guildhall.

The show, entitled “Footsteps to the Square” is now up and the opening takes place this Monday 23rd November at Portsmouth Guildhall, alongside the opening of a very special exhibition, Logomania (Christmas Tree) featuring the work of distinguished Chinese Artist, Cheng Henfeng www.chenhangfeng.com.

The preview for both pieces is this coming Monday 23rd December at Portsmout Guildhall, with food and drink available.  The launch runs from 6pm-8pm.

 

 

 

Aspex Emergency — Shortlist Announced

That biennial exploration of what emerging artists are creating now is upon us and the EMERGENCY shortlist has been announced, with one  or two familiar faces if you’ve attended the Platform exhibition at Aspex in recent years.

Out of nearly 400 submissions a final 10 were selected these are:

Alison Carlier;

Rita Evans;

Euan Gray;

Chris Shaw Hughes;

Caroline King;

Jane Lawson;

Laura Malacart;

Steve Moberly;

Maya Ramsay, and

Tim Simmons.

 

The exhibition runs from 28th November 2015 until 11th January 2016, with a PREVIEW on Friday 27 November, where all are invited to attend.

To find out more about Aspex, it’s opening times and how to get there please visit http://aspex.org.uk

Being Human: festival of the humanities

Being Human Festival is coming……..13th -21st November 2015

So it’s that time of year again, the Being Human festival is coming to Portsmouth from November 13th -21st 2015 and it is not to be missed.

Being Human is the first UK wide festival of the humanities and it is back for a second year.  Portsmouth University has a key role in the event leading the series, Port City: Narratives of Migration .  As  Yael Friedman says on the Portsmouth University Being Human Facebook page:
“Portsmouth tends to be associated with the history of the Navy, and there is a mistaken perception that the city is mono-cultural. Through its lectures, walk, workshop, exhibition and readings, Port City: Narratives of Migration aims to dispel this notion and encourage people to think a little differently about the city’s history.” Yael Friedman

 

There are 5 key events associated with the period and although they are all FREE, numbers are limited so early booking is essential:

13 November: Drinking tea to escape the noise of the world

14 November: Portsmouth sailortown walk

17 November: Engaging with the past: Migration memories

18 November: Reviving the crescent: Portsmouth connects with Asia

21 November: Exploring Walter Besant’s ‘By Celia’s Arbour’ – Creative Writing Workshop

Being Human is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the British Academy (BA) with additional support from the Wellcome Trust.

If you want to find out more about Being Human please visit the website: http://beinghumanfestival.org/

To find out more about Port City please visit their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/514042735439204/

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Christina Evans — Boxes of Oranges at Ferneham Hall

For Sticks and Live Art Local CIC’s first exhibition at Fareham’s brilliant theatre, Ferneham Hall, we are featuring the work of Arts University Bournemouth alumni, Christina Evans.

This is Christina’s first solo show since she graduated in 2014 with a 1st in Photography.

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Explores an ambiguous common ground of the everyday. Utterly influenced by her surroundings during a trip to several countries in Europe, colour and composition become subject matter.

The camera becomes a tool to engage with the immediate. The experience in taking the picture being most important, the work relates to direct perception; the subtle strangeness in the familiar.

 

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Blue Door
Lady
Lady
Brown Dog photograph
Brown Dog
Tree
Tree
Split Boulevard
Split Boulevard
Pink Chair
Pink Chair
Bananas photograph
Bananas
Resting in the Hay
Resting in the Hay

All pieces are available to buy via our “buy art” page.  The exhibition runs until the 7th November