National Drawing Day & Creative Enniskerry

The Schoolhouse Gallery located in the beautiful village of Enniskerry in County Wicklow will hold its annual "Almost Summer" Exhibition next month.

May Fair 2013 - Michael McWilliams

May Fair 2013 - Michael McWilliams

We use this time to join in with the National Gallery of Ireland to celebrate National Drawing Day And Creative Enniskerry. The exhibition will run for two days, Opening on the Friday 19th of May and will run until Sunday May 21st. 

On Saturday 21st we will Celebrate "National Drawing Day 2017"  while our exhibition takes place inside , our garden (weather permitting) will host demonstrations by artists who teach in the Schoolhouse for Art. There will be plenty of easels, paper and pencils for everyone to take part. 

The village will be a hive of activities and music celebrating "Creative Enniskerry"

Friday 19th May 7pm-9pm

Saturday 20th May 12noon - 5pm (National Drawing Day/ Creative Enniskery)

Sunday 21st May 12noon - 5pm

Above the West - Michael Gemmell 2016


If you would like to exhibit with us please send an email with images of your work attached to Schoolhouseforart@gmail.com

Type 1. Wall space; 10'x4' (width may vary slightly) 10mm mdf panels - price €75

Type 2. Self standing units;  Two units in the centre of the floor 8'x4' - price €60

In Our Own Time - 2016

May 2015

Yanny Petters - Botanical Artist Who has been Shortlisted for the Golden fleece award 2017.

We are delighted for and very Proud of Yanny Petters - Botanical Artist Who has been Shortlisted for the Gloden fleece award 2017.

 

Yanny who teaches watercolours in the Scchoolhouse for Art specialises in Verre Églomisé/Reverse Painting on Glass, a very old technique once used to paint icons. Irish wild plants are the theme and her work raises awareness of their fragility and beauty. Yanny's technique makes precious that which modern farm practices often threaten and she endeavours to share with the public her fascination with the minutiae of local habitats.

We wish her the very best of luck !

http://www.goldenfleeceaward.com/prizewinners.html#yearline

Christmas Exhibition at the Schoolhouse for Art

 The 2016 Enniskerry Christmas Art Exhibition is coming soon !

For those of you who have not had the opportunity to visit us recently, we have completed some super structural work over the summer and have officially opened The Schoolhouse Gallery. We've kicked off with Michael Gemmell's 'Above the West' exhibition followed by 'in our own time' an exhibition by the contestants of RTÉ's Painting the Nation programme. We are gaining a great reputation as a great art destination in a stunning location.

The Schoolhouse Gallery: We have a transformed the large schoolroom into a versatile and dynamic art space which transforms from classroom to gallery with the help of our new sliding walls.

Exhibition dates: This year our Christmas exhibition will launch on Friday 9th of December from 7pm with some festive music, mulled wine and nibbles. We will then open over the weekend from 12pm to 5pm Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th which will include some free painting demonstrations by our Art tutors. Weather permitting we will have Santa pose for us for a life drawing/painting session

 

Want to exhibit with us ?

Commissions and bank fees:  
As usual there is no commission taken on sales if the artist is in attendance over the weekend. For the artists that would prefer to let us handle their sales we will charge 20% commission. A 5% fee will be charged on any credit card transactions to cover bank charges and administration.

 

Fee options: We have two optional hanging spaces as a result of our new gallery format:
Type 1. Wall space; 10'x4' (width may vary slightly) 10mm mdf panels (16 spaces) - price €75
Type 2. Self standing units; Two units (12 spaces) in the centre of the floor (similar to last year) 8'x4' - price €60

Application:

naturally we would like to accommodate all artist's applications however as we have less hanging space available this year we will be reviewing the applications and choosing those we feel are most suitable. If you would like a space please submit the following for consideration;
Your Name
Your Email address
Three samples of paintings you propose to exhibit.
Indicate whether you want stand type 1. or type 2.
Hopefully you will join us this year as we get into the festive swing.

Solo show of the wonderful Yanny Petters at the Olivier Cornet Gallery

The solo exhibition of Paintings on Glass by Yanny Petters continues at The Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark St. Dublin until the 6th of November.

Rosehips with palm fronds, October, 60cm x 38cm, Verre Églomisé/ painting on glass, Yanny Petters 2015

Rosehips with palm fronds, October, 60cm x 38cm, Verre Églomisé/ painting on glass, Yanny Petters 2015

“Come with me, I’ll show you something beautiful”

“Komm mit mir, Ich zeig' Dir ‘was Schönes”.

Quote: The artist’s mother, the late Wilma Petters.

This new series of paintings on glass, or Verre Églomisé paintings, depicts the twelve months of the year in the artist’s County Wicklow garden and celebrate the gifts of the artist’s mother to her daughter. 

Yanny Petters is renowned for her detailed paintings of plants and their habitats. This exhibition of Verre Eglomisé panels is dedicated to Wilma Petters whose garden was the inspiration for these twelve paintings, which tell stories about the artist’s relationship with her mother. The works celebrate a love of nature and a sense of curiosity and scientific enquiry, the gifts of artistic talent and the telling of stories of elements of our environment which we all too easily take for granted.

Yanny says “My mother often said, “come with me, I’ll show you something beautiful”. Most often this was a small detail, an example of my mother’s sense of wonder and appreciation of all things great and small. I thank her for instilling the same sense in me, that I might share it with others through my paintings, raising awareness and appreciation of the beautiful and bizarre in a natural world which is constantly generous and rewarding".

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with a preface by art historian and storyteller Jean Ryan.

For more information see:   http://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/#/exhibitions-come-with-me/4592880257