Original art – for a snip!
Professional artists in north Leeds are clearing out their studios, attics and cellars and offering the public the chance to buy original art and fine craft – including many previous unseen works.
All proceeds from donations on the door, raffle, sales of refreshments and artists’ participation fees will go to St Gemma’s Hospice, based in Moortown, Leeds. This resource provides specialist medical and nursing care for local people with life threatening illnesses, predominantly cancer, and support for their families too. Care provided is free of charge to patients and their families so St Gemma’s relies on donations and local fundraising initiatives in the community.
‘Art Treasures Found Under the Bed’ will be on Saturday 23 September, 10.00-2pm at Queens Hall, Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 294 Harrogate Road Leeds LS17 6LE.
Some 20 artists are supporting the event, many of whom have shown in galleries across the UK. Participants include Gary Crowder, Gillian Holding Catherine Warburton, Nick Claiden, Janis Goodman, Debbie Samuel, Keiko Harada, Margaret Chalmers, Michael Cox, Jo Dunn and Ed Bennett.
They work in a wide range of media – paintings and drawings, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, glass, textiles and photography. Prices start from £1 only, ranging up to around £250 (cash or cheques only).
Organiser Debbie Samuel said: “There’s no pressure to buy – all are welcome to come and support the event, talk to the artists and enjoy a cuppa.”
For more information, contact Debbie Samuel 0796 2230752