Friday, 29 January 2016

February’s Fundraising Exhibition For The Alzheimer's Society at Studio 61 Gallery

 The Peak District Exhibition, raising money for the charity -

 The Alzheimer's Society

We are starting a year of fundraising exhibitions, with the theme of The Peak District, our artists have already raised money towards the Alzheimer's Society with their entry fees, you can support too by purchasing their paintings that are on display throughout February where  25 % will go towards this worthy cause.

February artists exhibiting are:

  • Karina Goodman Gallery,
  • John Connolly,
  • Ruth Gray images,
  • Valerie Dalling Photography,
  • Jen Oldknow,
  • Natasha Braithwaite Black and White Photography and Darkroom Printing,
  • Sandy Hillyer,
  • Martin Davis Artist,
  • Martin Sloman,
  • Sharon Louise,
  • Garden Gallery,
  • Naive Art of Caroline Appleyard,
  • Artywood by Dianna Lee

What is dementia?

225,000 people develop dementia every year, that's roughly one person every three minutes.
Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain, the most common of which is Alzheimer's disease.
A physical disease caused by changes in the structure of the brain and a shortage of important chemicals that help with the transmission of messages.

Dementia costs the UK £26.3 Billion a year. That's enough to pay the annual energy bill of every household in the country.
Greater investment in dementia research is needed. Dementia costs over £30,000 per person with dementia each year, yet only £90 per person is spent on research.
Dementia costs society £26bn each year, yet only £74m was spent on research in the last year.

How will your donations help?

  • £5 could pay for one person to attend a half hour session at a monthly Dementia CafĂ©, providing information and support for people with dementia and their carers.
  • £20 could pay for 100 copies of Understanding and respecting the person with dementia - one of the Society's most requested factsheets.
  • £50 could fund a PhD researcher for one day to continue vital research into understanding the causes of dementia, how it can be treated and, ultimately, to find a cure.
  • £120 could pay to run Talking Point for one day - the Society's 24/7 online community for all people affected by dementia

Information sourced via:

Tuesday to Saturday 10-5 Wed by appoint only. STUDIO 61 Leashaw, Holloway near Matlock DE4 5AT

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Getting the balance right

As you will see from the previous blog 2016 sees me reducing the hours the gallery is open to the public. Some might think that I'm now a lady of leisure but far from it. 

2015 was a good year in so many ways. My first children's book was published, Hippity Hop was so popular that a new collection of products followed, he completely took over my website so much so that I had to have a new one. 

Our other business Studio 61 Printing was getting busier, plus running the gallery and dealing with admin as a result of having around 100 artists and makers on my books meant my time for painting was diminishing

Late October/November was even more hectic than normal as I was setting up a new business with artist friend Ruth Gray. Why take on more work you may ask?. Well we were merely formalising what we were both doing already and purple and grey was launched

I was opening 6 days a week and whilst not always in Sunday's I still had to have my phone on and the gallery was on my mind. Monday's were my "day off" but I found myself catching up with emails and admin then back Tuesday to start all over again. 

I love my job but as I closed my doors for Christmas I knew something had to change. I needed more quality time to paint, meet family and friends, take Bruno for a long walk up in the Peak District, pub lunches with pals, visit other galleries and not to mention clean my house. Note that this is the last item. Never high on my list of priorities!!

So 2016 feels like a fresh new start. The gallery has had a revamp. My studio area is getting sorted and I've started painting again.

I'm looking forward to working on more commissions and using the studio space to suit me and my customers more. 

Sadly i know there will be some customers not on my mailing list, blog, Facebook etc who may have turned up and I'm not open but today walking in the snow with Bruno and my lovely hubby has reaffirmed that I made the right decision. 

Getting the balance right is so important. 

Love Karina and Bruno xx 

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Studio 61 Gallery News for January

New Look Entrance

We are kicking off the year with a big Studio Sale of Karina's artwork in order to make way for new ones she has planned.

There are big reductions and other artist's work in the sale include Ruth Gray Images, Janice Allen, Laura Cheshire and Michelle Pearson plus a selection of  prints. 

There will also be some bargains to be had including 10% off Blue John and the sea glass jewellery plus lots more ceramics and textiles.

There are lots of new things planned for 2016 including our charity fundraising exhibitions which start in February with the theme of The Peak District raising funds for The Alzheimers Society artists have already a percentage of each sale will go towards this worthy cause. There are plenty of opportunities for any artist to apply to be part of any of the exhibitions below please contact the gallery for details.

2016 Exhibitions 

Along with the new look gallery space and exhibition themes we are changing our opening times in order to allow time for Karina to concentrate on painting. The new times are below with 4pm closing in January so be sure to plan your visit according to these!
We look forward to welcoming you why not stop a while, browse and have a cup of tea or coffee in the snug.