Back to Work Part III; River & Sea workshops

This March, resident artist Bill Gribble will be hosting his 3rd workshop at the Harbour Gallery.

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Those who have taken part in our past workshops will be able to tell you what a great teacher Bill is, and the skills learnt on his courses are indispensable for any budding artist.

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This time Bill will be running 4 days of workshops over the 12th-15th March concentrating on both the sea and rivers. Each day will cost £45, and includes a lunch from Edwards of Conwy. Book all 5 days and we’re offering a £20 discount!

Llanddwyn Tide Print

There are only 5 spaces per-day. This means that you are guaranteed quality 1-on-1 tuition, but spaces are limited. This would make a fantastic Xmas present for any budding artist (or even an early Xmas present for yourself). Book now to avoid disappointment.

Back To Work Part II; Framing

So this is a big one for me. It’s been a long time coming but after a number of setbacks (and an incredibly busy summer), I am finally offering my framing services to the public.

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With limited space I’ve had to be selective about which mouldings to choose from. As a result I’ve only gone from top quality wooden frames and I think you’ll be really pleased with the choices. This is a forever changing business though so ask about different options and I’ll see what I can do for you.

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I’m also really pleased to offer 10% off framing for any prints bought from the Harbour Gallery. So if you see a print in the gallery we can get it framed and ready for you in no time.

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Back to Work Part I; New Artist, Ian Mitchell

So things have been somewhat hectic for me for the last few months. As many of you know I got married at the end of last month and then disappeared off to Canada for a few weeks. I’ve been back for a little while now but I’m only just catching up with everything.

So… I have a lot of news for you all. I thought the best way was to break it all up into chunks.

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First off we are now displaying work from the Yorkshire based artist, Ian Mitchell. Ian is a contemporary artist who creates these wonderfully minimal landscapes.

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We have panoramic images, framed and unframed prints on display. The images are particularly evocative of the travel poster from the early 20th century.

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We’ve only had Ian’s work in for just under two weeks and he is already proving to be very popular. Pop into the gallery to see why.

Autumn/Winter Open Times

With the nights getting longer and the days getting cooler it’s time to start looking at the open times of the Harbour Gallery:

Monday-Saturday – 10am-5pm

Sundays – 11am-4pm

Wednesdays – Closed (we will be open on Wednesdays during school half term)

Xmas Eve/Xmas Day/Boxing Day – Closed

12th Jan-16th Jan – Closed

19th Jan-23rd Jan – Closed

26th Jan-30th Jan – Closed

Autumn Photography Open Exhibition

This October at the Harbour Gallery, we will be hosting our first open exhibition dedicated to photography.

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There is a lot of talent in the local area and I can wait to see what Wales has to offer. As a photographer myself, I specialise in star trails, but this is just one school of many in the art of photography.

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If you are, or if you know a photographer who might be interested in having their work displayed in a professional gallery we are accepted submissions now!

Submissions will be accepted until the 14th Sept. The exhibition will start on the 27th Sept and run until the 17th Oct. There is a fee of £5 for each piece entered. Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

An exhibition by Ruth Bitowski

This coming Saturday we are going to be holding the latest collection of work from Conwy artist; Ruth Bitowski.

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Ruth’s main area of influence is Conwy. Capturing what I can only describe as cityscapes of our small medieval town. However recently she has been branching out and we will have scenes of Portmeirion, Snowdon and even Caernarfon on display.

Portmeirion Ariel Print

The exhibition will open from 2pm on Saturday the 16th where Ruth will be here to display and talk about her latest work. The exhibition will then run for 3 weeks until the 5th September.

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New to the Gallery; Cereal Magazine

I love a good magazine. I also love traveling, photography, art books and small companies doing something a little bit different.

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In the Harbour Gallery we are now stocking Cereal, a magazine which shouldn’t really be called a magazine, its more of a quarterly released art book. Each issue they have a select number of articles concentrating on travel destinations, photo essays and insights into small british businesses.

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It’s a beautifully create magazine and a necessary addition to any art collector’s library.

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We have copies of issue 6 now in the gallery for £10 each.

Summer Open 2014 – Judging and Opening

The judging process has been completed and we have decided on the work to be accepted into this years Summer Open exhibition. Below are a couple of pieces that we’re successful and will be on display for the duration of the exhibition.

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We had an exceptional turn out this year, and all the work entered was of a fantastic quality. Sadly we we’re not able to accept everything as we only have so much space, but I am very pleased with our final decision.

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There will be an open afternoon from 2pm on the 5th July to start the exhibition. Many of the artists who submitted work will be here, and it should be a fantastic event.

Photo 26-06-2014 18 10 45The exhibition will then run for 3 weeks until the 25th July.

Summer Open Exhibition 2014

Submissions for the second open exhibition are now open!

As of today we are accepting work to be viewed by a panel of judges with the hopes of having them displayed in this summers open exhibition at the Harbour Gallery. Submissions can be dropped off at the Harbour Gallery from the 9th June to the 22nd June.

Gemma Thorpe 'Race Day' Mixed Media

This is a chance for anyone and everyone to have their work displayed and sold by the Harbour Gallery. There is a £5 fee for each image submitted and all work accepted will be on display for 3 weeks.

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All work will be judged by myself and two other fantastic artists. There is no required theme and I’m hoping to see a wide array of work submitted.

Myrna Lowens 'Snow in the Hills and More to Come' Original Oil

If you have any friends or family who are artists let them know about this chance to have their work displayed in a professional gallery.

More details and the terms and conditions can be found here

If you are a photographer please reframe from submitting work to this exhibition as I will be holding a dedicated photography open exhibition later in the year.

Layaway Payments

Here at the Harbour Gallery we know what it’s like to find a piece of art that you fall in love with. We know what it’s like when you can’t afford that piece, and sadly we also know what it’s like when you come back to find it gone, sold before you could buy it yourself.

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To tackle this we have devised a layaway payment scheme to allow anyone and everyone to reserve work and pay it off over a period of time (agreed upon by yourself and the gallery). During which time we will take it down from display, wrap it up and look after it for you until all payments have been made.

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The best thing about using the layaway scheme is that it’s totally interest free and you are always welcome to shorten the time by paying off the remaining balance.

Photo 04-11-2013 12 11 24If you want to know more pop into the gallery and we’ll chat everything over.