Artists tee off for local exhibition

Prize-draw winner Terry Faulkener who chose a piece of artwork by Liz McCarthy.
Prize-draw winner Terry Faulkener who chose a piece of artwork by Liz McCarthy.

ANGUS Open Studios’ Art and Craft Exhibition was warmly received by visitors to the Ricoh Women’s British Open, as well as many local people from Carnoustie and the surrounding area.

From July 28 to 31 hundreds of visitors viewed and bought a selection of the fine art and craft the county has to offer. This included art glass, ceramics, painting, weaving, illustration, felting, photography, jewellery and fabrics. Customers were impressed by the quality and range of work on offer and kept saying so throughout the four day event. To add to the excitement a prize draw was held to pick the winner of a £100 Angus Open Studios voucher, picked from the people who had sent back their feedback forms from the May event. The lucky winner was Terry Faulkener who chose a piece of artwork by Liz McCarthy.

The organisation chose to hold the event during the prestigious Women’s Open to further its goal of raising the profile of artists, designer/maker’s and craftsmen in the county of Angus, which it is already working towards through the establishment of the county’s first ever Open Studios event in May this year. Preparations for Angus Open Studios, May 24 to 28 2012, are already underway. Visit www.AngusOpenStudios.com for more information.

Participants at the recent event were Anni Whitehead, Angela Hamper, Avril Cunningham, Bob Walker, Carole Mungall, Carole Storm textiles, Fran Marquis, Georgia Clayton, Issy Valentine, James Anderson, Janet Brown, Lisa Badger, Liz McCarthy, Maralyn Reed-Wood, Margaret Fleming, Sandra Phillips, Sue Beaven, Suzanne Scott and Tessa Mendez.