Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or a romantic-moment present, here are some ideas.
Whether you love to dabble, are a professional artist, or somewhere in between, Skyeworks Gallery invites you to paint a canvas on the theme “Home to the Hills” to help raise funds for the Skye Mountain Rescue Team.
The artworks, sized 25 x 25 cm and unsigned, will be exhibited for sale from 6 October 2014. The wall price is set at £75.00, with a minimum of £25.00 from each sale donated to the charity.
Last year we held a similar exhibition (see photos on our Facebook page), and raised over £1,500 towards the boat restoration for the Row St Kilda to Skye event. This year our intention is to reach a target of £2,000 for Skye Mountain Rescue
Entry fee: £5.00 per artwork, or the purchase of a 25 x 25cm canvas, for £5.00, from Skyeworks Gallery, qualifies as its entry fee.
There is no limit to how many pieces you can enter. Artwork may be in any medium but we ask that artists refrain from signing the canvas on the front.
A certificate of authentication should be provided or one will be filled out on delivery of your artwork(s). This will be presented to the buyer on purchase.
All pieces will be priced at £75 with no exception. A minimum of £25 per sale (or other amount as nominated by the artist) will be donated to Skye Mountain Rescue, the balance to the artist. Skyeworks Gallery will not take a commission on this exhibition, ensuring the highest benefit to both the charity and the artists.
We ask that all works are delivered to Skyeworks Gallery by Wednesday 1 October 2014. The artwork should have d-rings and wire on the back so it can be hung from a hook.
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Skyeworks reserves the right not to exhibit any submission should it be deemed unsuitable.
A new exhibition opens on 15 July featuring wonderful new work by local artist Pamela Budge. Absolutely thrilled to be hosting Pamela’s collection of otters and birds, to name but a few!
Always have a bit of the beautiful sky of Skye in your home with this large oil painting! It’s by local artist Natalie Macleod, who will be having a solo exhibition at Skyeworks later this month. Subscribe to our newsletter here if you’d like to keep up to date with gallery events.
These beautiful tweeds are made on Skye! Classic herringbone, landscape-inspired colours, made by Skye Weavers on their bicycle pedal-powered loom.
Join us in May for an exhibition of new paintings by Marion Boddy-Evans inspired by an island on the edge, the Isle of Skye. In this new body of work, Marion sets about exploring aspects of Skye that intrigue and inspire here: where sea meets land, river meets bank, croftland turns into woodland, mountain meets the sky, light to dark, as well as the edge between realism and abstract painting styles.
Not yet visited us here at Skyeworks? You can now do a virtual walk through via Google maps and this link. It starts downstairs at the front door of the Isle of Skye Baking company. Take a look to the right at the photographs of Donnie Mackay, then head past the tempting cakes and breads upstairs. Take a walk…
Skyeworks is open Monday to Saturday, 10 to 5-ish. Some days in mid-summer we’ll be open a little later and some days in mid-winter we’ll close a little earlier.
Skyeworks will be open this coming week, Monday 16th to Saturday 21st December during our usual winter times (10am to 4pm-ish), as well as Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th (closing around 3:30pm on Christmas Eve). Closed on Christmas and Boxing Day, then open Friday 27th and Saturday 28th.
So plenty of time to find something for everyone on your Christmas list (and perhaps a treat for yourself”). Not to forget the option of a gift certificate or our Piece by Piece scheme which family members can use to jointly buy a present.
Artist Jeremy Rossiter has created a new range of art coasters and placemats, sitting alongside his popular oak coasters. Also featuring Skye landscapes, these are painted on slate, “using the natural stone to form the landscape”.