Due to the life-altering events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant collapse of national art selling exhibitions, I wanted to find a way to safely exhibit artworks once more in the real world. Following on from the support and encouragement given by artists and buyers for PROSEED Summer 2020, I wanted to provide a further opportunity to showcase more of the incredible artistic talent ij the north of Cumbria. Hence, PRESENCE Winter 2020 was born.
For PRESENCE Winter 2020 I have been generously provided with an unused gallery in the heart of Carlisle City Centre with huge thanks to Ben Hislop of Landmark Street Art. For this exhibition, I have been fortunate to extend an invitation to moire than 60 artists and have new work submitted by some of Cumbria's top award winning and Internationally exhibited artists including Alison Critchlow, Brian Shields, Sarah Tew and Alan Stones.
PROSEED 2020 sold more than £6000 of new art which was amazing considering the maximum £200 price limit. I’m delighted that so many pieces from so many artists found new, appreciative owners and deeply grateful to all those customers who who visited with total respect for the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The £200 limit is in line with the amazing Artists Support Pledge Scheme in which many of the exhibiting artists are already participating so I am delighted to continue to support this great initiative.
PRESENCE Winter Exhibition will happen from 11 December to 20 December 2020 at 9 Crosby Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA10 1EE 1DQ, from noon to 8 pm each day.
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