Gallery 150 in Leamington, run by the Leamington Studio Artists, is halfway through its latest exhibition after a packed opening night on Tuesday.
The gallery was on to a sure-fire winner by holding Renewal (2) an open where everyone who submitted a maximum of two entries was guaranteed of having at least one of them hung in the show.
On grounds of keeping up artistic standards I’m not sure this is a brilliant idea but it certainly provides equal opportunities for those who were the fastest to get in their entries. The resultant show has some works by well-known and successful artists and by those who may never have shown before. Apparently there are 150 works on show by 86 artists.
The private view was opened by Leamington mayor Cllr Robert Cunliffe who talked about how much he’d enjoyed a previous LSA exhibition of photographs by Bill Zygmant, only to be told Bill hadn’t got any works in this exhibition…
But LSA chair Gerry Smith was pleased to be able to say that the gallery was now attracting in 1,000 people a week – which apart from anything else was causing problems keeping the carpets clean.
It again goes to show that location is everything – the gallery is in a newish shopping street and busy shortcut in the town centre and looks bright and welcoming.
See the art column in the Coventry and Warwickshire Telegraph on Friday, February 25 for a review of the exhibition.