Sunday, April 30, 2006

Kitchen Gallery Opening

Enjoyable opening, Heather came as did Geoff. The guy from Capitalists of Culture thanked me for inviting him, but I didn't recoginse him so couldn't say hello. Its a tiny gallery & they'd only hung one of my prints - need to make smaller ones!

Exhibition Catalogue

Saturday, April 29, 2006

PV Tomorrow!

AN came today, lots of opportunities with open shows around the UK. Quite a few worth a try.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Dot Art say yes!

Good news, not sure I want to cough up a ton to be in their club though even if I had the money!

dera pamela,

thank you for you interest in dot-art. i was very interested to see your
unusual work and would be delighted to have you on the dot-art site.

we can create you a page on the site for free at this stage, (for which
we will need high quality images of all your available work, with title,
price including dot-arts 35% commission, media and dimensions, as well
as an artists statement and cv) but if you wish to be promoted through
our other activities, you will need to become a member of the dot-art
artists club.

this will give you

- access to exhibition opportunities in our forthcoming gallery at the
albert dock, liverpool. this is a huge opportunity for all our artists
to exhibit in such a prestigious location. the gallery will be sponsored
by a number of local businesses who will be holding a large number of
events at the venue, giving yet more exposure and publicity to your
work. we will be launching the gallery with a series of high profile
events which will attract both regional and national press coverage and
ensure that visitor numbers are maximised. this will also be aided by
the summer tourist season, followed by the biennial in the autumn.

- free entry to the dot-art art competition which will be judged by a
panel of celebrity judges as well as the people of liverpool. we are
currently in negotiations with the walker gallery fro the winners to be
exhibited in the walker as part of the prize.

- access to our program of sponsorship of local artists by local
businesses. the idea is that a local businesses builds a relationship
with an individual artists, commissions work from them and receives
recognition of their support for the local art world through press
coverage etc. we hope that this relationship will then progress and lead
to more commissioning and purchasing opportunities etc. we have over 20
local businesses already interested in the scheme and 2 signed up in the
first week.

- as well as many other benefits, such as discounts on art supplies,
free membership and discounts on drinks at the new downstairs private
members club, discounts at 3345 parr street and much more yet to be

however, all these opportunities will only be available to members of
the artists club. in order to make these things happen, we need you to
help us- we cannot do it without you! we have great confidence that all
these projects will raise the profile of dot-art and our members and
ensure that we are THE place to buy art in liverpool.

for an annual membership fee of just £100 we will be able to promote you
and your work through all the above projects.

if you have any further questions, feel free to get in touch, looking
forward to hearing from you,

kind regards,

Lucy Byrne,
Managing Director, dot-art

Monday, April 24, 2006

Red Wire Sumbmission

Finally got artwork ready, battled with giant sized images - twice! Getting a submission ready for Dot Art, web site of Liverpool artists, not confident, no printmakers on show yet, lack of colour puts off even art professionals. Going to the Bluecoat print show tomorrow, will gather material for repost to arrogant types at LDI. Watch this space!!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

April Print making 2nd session

A very productive day, finshed aquatinting the shark, just need a bit of burnishing to soften the layers. Printed up the landscape, benefited from extra scratching over the last few weeks, looks good. Started plate for second in public sector management series.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

More opportunities

Hectic time in work & at home this week. Finally burnt CD for Capitalists gallery, in the post today, emailed Adela to see if she's intested in the Xmas craft fair, news of Sefton Open on artinliverpool blog, emailed for more info.
1 finish & deliver Red Wire design tomorrw
2 Ring Arts Council about grant

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Red Wire Issue 3

Call for submissions for the next issue of Red Wire, deadline 26th April. Got a nice idea brewing away, can get it soted by the end of the week.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Arrogant toads!

Took my work to the Kitchen Gallery yesteerday, beautiful day walked through the walled garden to get there. Alas not everyone appreciates my work, rather rude (I feel) email from the LDI after a month of wondering what's going on. I don't think I'll bother with them again. These are the people who still send mailing to an address I last lived in 8 1/2 years ago! So not that convinced they're that well set up dispite their high handed ways. Toads!! - I might even get a print ot of this!!

Dear Pamela

Your submission to the Find A Creative showcase on
www.designinit.org.uk was recently reviewed.

Unfortunately on this occasion your profile was not selected to appear
on the site.

The panel felt that the work presented was not the type of work which
would be commissioned through the site, which should have a clear
commercial application.

The main criteria the panel uses to review work are:

contemporary, high quality art, design or craft
commissionable for commercial purposes
clear, professionally presented images

You are free to resubmit at any time in the future and the panel will
consider each application independently.

Best wishes

Elaine Caldwell
Projects co-ordinator
T: +44 (0) 151 709 1566
E: elaine@designinit.org.uk

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Sent form in to Capitalists gallery, today. Got a response asking for a CD. Will pop one in the post over Easter. Must remember to get picture wire before Friday when I have to take the prints to the Kitchen Gallery.

Here's the updated details -
Tell us about your self and your work. (Your following response made be used on display or be part of a press release.)

I am a printmaker, the theme that is emerging in my current body of work is a tongue in cheek juxtaposition of animals (both living an extinct!) in surreal situations. The prints featuring dinosaurs are part of a series depicting the obsessions of a consumer society. Currently working on a new series entitled ‘Public Sector Management’ based on characters in the workplace.

Tell us about your past, current or future exhibitions or were your work can be seen. (Your following response made be used on display or be part of a press release.)

Recent group exhibitions

Kitchen Gallery, Halton
Kitchen Gallery Open
April – May 2006

Urban Arts Lounge, Liverpool
March - May 2006

Polished T Gallery, Liverpool
July 2005

Saturday, April 08, 2006

April printmaking session 1

Work in Progress

Work in Progress - drypoint



A productive day. Late night carving when I got in last night provided me with an extra lino cut. So two more in the horoscope series sucessfully printed up. Plate made for first in the new series PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT in the middle of aquatiniting now. Also ran off landscape work in progress, looks OK, will progress it in quiet moments. Back in two weeks time, so meeting room plus AN other idea needs to be finalised by then

Friday, April 07, 2006

almost ready . .

Sue's PV at the Unity Theatre last night, she's applying for funding for PR, trying and get a package together for her.

Surprise text from John, in town to promote the show he's in at the Maritime Museum, nice lunch together today. Show is about dreams, his work about forensics. Still its touring internationally and coming back to Liverpool in 08, not bad!

Printmaking tomorrow, chaos in my life has prevented much progress alas, one drawing and one lino ready(ish) not two of each as I planned. Oh well, see how I get on.

Monday, April 03, 2006


Sue writes via snail mail to say Relentless Forms was in the Guardian listings! Must see this! Geoff emails to recommend the Art06 event in Preston. Hmm, not convinced it would be any good to me, but not enough info, maybe worth an email but they don't ask for images also put off by arts council form. Wish I still had me ceramics going, they would have been ideal. Trying to get drawings ready for Saturday's printmaking session.

Saturday, April 01, 2006


Got an eamil today from a new gallery called the Capitalistsofculture, will be opening in Mount Pleasant, Liverpool next month, said I'd fill a form to be considered, let's see if anything comes of it.