Just how many creative people can we find in Prudhoe and the surrounding area?
Expressions of interest are warmly invited from artists who would like to be involved in the first Prudhoe Art Trail in July of this year, 13th – 20th, organised by us here at Prudhoe Community Partnership.
Prudhoe based artists Claudia Quayle and Paul Stangroom are both available for interview to discuss the Trail.
The notes below help to explain the plans to date:
• Some 20+ central Prudhoe businesses are keen to display artists’ work so far, from cafes and shops to the library and Waterworld. We seek to increase footfall to those businesses and also artistic engagement from those enjoying the work
• We plan to secure a pop-up shop as showcase and headquarters, and to run related events from there
• We are looking for a variety of artistic styles, media and genres, of good quality, from artists from Prudhoe and the surrounding area – two-dimensional paintings, drawings and prints and also textiles
• Artists need to provide at least four pieces of work, framed and ready to display
• Artists are invited to send jpegs of their work and an artist’s statement to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Renowned watercolour artist Paul Stangroom, who has a gallery in Prudhoe, will be overseeing hanging, which will take place on the Thursday and Friday before the trail. Work can be taken down on the Monday afterwards
• Preferably, artists should be able to attend the shop/premises where their work is displayed occasionally, to talk to the public about their practice and work
• Prudhoe Community Partnership will be selecting the work and pairing it with the premises
• We will be promoting the trail and the artists’ work through press releases and social media
• All artworks displayed are to be for sale
• We hope that the Art Trail will also become an annual event
• Artists are responsible for insuring their own work
• We welcome expressions of interest by 28th May
George Hepburn of Prudhoe Community Partnership explains:
‘We are hoping that this Art Trail will be the first of many in the town and that it will both put Prudhoe on the UK’s artistic map and benefit local businesses. We are seeking top quality work from artists who live in and around the town. The response from local businesses to date has been fantastic, with venues from cafes and shops, to the library, to Waterworld firmly backing the Trail and keen to show the work. We look forward to receiving images of the artists’ work,’ .