Fine Art Trade Guild event 2016

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Fine Art Trade Guild event 2016

Post by Ian Kenny Framing » Wed 11 May, 2016 3:05 pm

For anyone who wants to know, the Guild event 2016 was one of the most successful ever. It was held in Stratford-upon-Avon, over a glorious weekend. The Guild Artists Exhibition was officially opened by The Mayor of Stratford.

Saturday saw well attended seminars and workshops for both framers and artists, with attendance at the evening Awards and Dinner up over 30% on last year. Many congratulations go to the following award winners: : Art Business Website : Sponsored by e-Mango
Hepplestone Fine Art : Art Retailer of the Year : Sponsored by Besso Limited
Kevin Nihill – Eagle Gallery Framing : Best Mount Design : Sponsored by Framers Corner / Wizard
Antonio Russo : Best Selling Published Artist : Sponsored by Arqadia
Lucy Pittaway : Up & Coming Artist : Sponsored by Daler Rowney
Lion Picture Framing Supplies : Customer Service award : Sponsored by Fine Art Trade Guild
Photohop : Digital Printer of the Year : Sponsored by ArtSure
Kevin Nihill – Eagle Gallery Framing : Guild Challenge Framing Award : Sponsored by Valiani
Habib Hajallie : Student Artist Award : Sponsored by Jorge Aquilar-Agon
Hang my Art : New Business Award : Sponsored by Hahnemule
Lucy Pittaway : Best in Show (Art Choice)
Jasminas Braticius GCF(APF) Adv :Best in Show (Framing Choice)
Gordon King : Mayor’s Choice Award (Guild Artists Exhibition)

The Guild and its members would like to thank the following trade suppliers not only for their attendance at the event, but for their continuing support and belief in what we do, and why we do it.

Arqadia :: Besso :: Colourmount, Slater Harrison :: D&J Simons :: Daler Rowney :: e-Mango :: Framers Corner, Wizard :: Frinton Mouldings :: Gunnar :: Hahnemule :: Lion Picture Framing Supplies :: Permajet :: Valiani srl :: Welsh Framing Supplies :: Wessex Pictures ::

Planning has already begun for next year’s event, which will return to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Re: Fine Art Trade Guild event 2016

Post by Tudor Rose » Wed 11 May, 2016 3:55 pm

Really sorry we had to miss it because of a prior commitment but looking forward to next year. Just hope the sun shines as much next year as it did this year.

Huge congratulations to everyone involved in the organisation of the event and all the winners of awards. :clap:
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Re: Fine Art Trade Guild event 2016

Post by span2iels » Thu 12 May, 2016 6:55 am

A most enjoyable weekend, probably the best yet - with a buzz throughout and a recognition that at last the Guild was moving forward into a new era to the benefit of its members. Stratford is a superb location with plenty to see and do, and of importance plenty of good pubs serving real ales.

The two seminars given by Susie Clark PACR ICON were excellent, providing those who attended with a photographic conservator’s perspective on the identification of, and the problems associated with the damage too and the framing materials and techniques one should consider when framing old photographs. Susie showed some superb examples of photographs in presentation cases highlighting the problems and damage caused by the onset of time and differing degradation processes.

This follows on from last year’s outstanding seminar and workshop by Joanna Kosek Head of Pictorial Art Conservation at the British Museum(BM) on the techniques used at the BM to mount and hinge artwork on paper as outlined in her book ‘Conservation Mounting for Prints and Drawings’ probably the best book on the market on this subject.

Both events represent an important part of the Guild’s Continuing Professional Development programme which aims to have a keynote speaker at its Awards Weekend along with seminars and workshops at its London offices, these events and seminars etc are open to all.

Next years framing competition subject is ‘The Magical Mystery Tour’ celebrating 50 years since the release of the EP in the UK on 8th December 1967. A subject that should inspire framers to be creative both in mount design and the framing of memorabilia from the iconic era.

Speakers for next years Award Weekend are yet to be confirmed.

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