Presented by Carre Gallery and Lincolnshire Pride Magazine

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The Carre Gallery summer show in partnership with Lincolnshire Pride Magazine. Almost sixty exhibits from twenty-seven artists, in various media including oils, watercolours, pastels, drawings, mixed media, textiles and photography.

Prizes Winners:

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Ebb Tide (watercolours) by Pat Fenton, the winner of the Lincolnshire Pride award.

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Face II (acrylic) by Celia Slack, the winner of the Gallery Award.

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Gorilla (coloured pencils) by Rebecca Masterman, the winner of the Directors’ Award.

Gallery visitors can vote for their favourite exhibit using the slips and voting box provided. The People’s Choice will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Congratulations to our winners and to all artists whose work was chosen for this exhibition.

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Above: From left to right Rebecca Masterman, Celia Slack and Pat Fenton in the gallery with their prize-winning art pieces.

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Exhibitors:

Elaine O’Donnell, Ellie Benton, Ronald Feeney, Patricia Long, Pearl Hudson, Carol Bratley, Celia Slack, Gloria Ward, Anne Mackenzie, Marianne Nixey, Laura Davies, Malcolm Doughty, Mike Weston, Pat Fenton, Robin Hall, Martin Cameron, Gail Sylvester, Kim Wooldridge, David Forest, Rebecca Masterman, Laura McKeegan, Francis Brice, Jess Fuller, David Scargill, Anne Dolan, Dennis Wilson, Charlotte Bell.

Exhibition open 10 am – 4 pm until 05 August 2017. (Gallery closed on Sundays)

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Carre Gallery would like to thank Lincolnshire Pride magazine,with special thanks to Managing Editor Rob Davies, for its continued support of this event.  All photography by Martin Cameron.

 

Presented by Carre Gallery and Lincolnshire Pride Magazine

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Visitors to Carre gallery are in for a treat when they visit this year’s annual Summer Show. The work on display is high-quality and features both traditional and contemporary styles.

There are almost sixty exhibits created by twenty-five Lincolnshire artists. Many different media have been employed by the artists; traditional paints such as oil, acrylic and watercolour as well as mixed media, acrylic ink, pastel, pen, silk painting, and scraper board. The exhibition also contains photography, grogged stoneware and glazed stoneware.  Subjects include traditional landscapes – including local Lincolnshire scenes, architecture, animal and pet portraits, boats, floral, and abstract. Almost all of the work is for sale and prices range from £45 to £800.

The prize winners will be announced at the private view on Thursday 14 July and the results published on this blog shortly afterwards.  All exhibitors are invited and encouraged to attend – it could be you receiving a prize.

Gallery visitors can vote for their favourite exhibit using the slips and voting box provided.  The People’s Choice will be announced at the end of the exhibition.  Come and see. You will be inspired.

Exhibiting Artists:

Margaret Allton, Anne Barnham, Gillian Beale, Ellie Benton, Francis Brice, Martin Cameron, Susy Chaplin, Ian Cox, Laura Davies, Elaine O’ Donnell, Ronald Feeney, Moira Garrick, Robin Hall, Jenny Hammerton, Iain Harkess, Peter Hayward, Janey Hill, Pearl Hudson, Ann Mackenzie, Anthony Pegg, Ira Smyth, Paul Stuchbury, Wendy Tait, Mike Weston, Kim Wooldridge.

The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm from 11 July until 06 August.  (Gallery closed on Sundays.)

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UPDATE:  Competition Results.

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Leopard by Ellie Benton (acrylic) – Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Award.

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Lincoln Cathedral by Anthony Pegg (oils) –  joint winner of the Directors’ Award.

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Free by Laura Davies (acrylic) – joint winner of the Directors’ Award.

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Stumbles Head Lighthouse by Kim Wooldridge (oils) – The Carre Gallery Award.

Congratulations to all our winners and a huge thank you to all artists for contributing to an excellent exhibition.

UPDATE 2: People’s Choice:

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White Gladioli (oils) by Janey Hill was voted People’s Choice by our gallery visitors during the exhibition.  Congratulations to Janey.

Carre Gallery would like to thank Lincolnshire Pride Magazine for its continuing support of the Summer Exhibition.

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Click on any image to see a larger version.  Photography by Martin Cameron

Carre Gallery and Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Summer Exhibition

This year’s Carre Gallery Summer Show features 50 exhibits created by Lincolnshire artists.  Subject matter includes floral paintings, landscapes (including local scenes), still life, wildlife, portraits, and abstracts. A range of media have been employed by the artists such as watercolour, oil, acrylic, gouache, graphite, charcoal, pastel, ink, mixed media, and collage.  Almost all of the exhibits are available to purchase and prices range from £50 – £600. The winners of the three awards will be announced on Thursday evening and all visitors to the gallery are invited to vote for their favourite exhibit.

Make haste to 29 Carre Street, Sleaford to see the exhibition for yourself and vote for your favourite piece for the ‘People’s Choice Award.  Happy viewing and best wishes for success to our esteemed exhibitors.

Exhibitors: Bob Armstrong, Anne Barnham, Euan Boyd-Wallis, Carol Bratley, Ian Cox, Muriel Elliot, Wendy Else, Ronald Feeney, Doug Foss, Robin Hall, Peter Hayward, Lee Anthony Herring, Graham Humphrey, Thomas Gabriel Jordan, Bobby Keeling, Barbara Kew, Ann Mackenzie, Anita Mortimer,Mary Newman, Elaine O’ Donnell, Nick Robinson, A K Smith, Brenda Taggart, Richard Thomas, Mike Weston.

Exhibition opening: 10 am – 4 pm every day from Monday 13 July until Saturday 08 August inclusive.  (The gallery is closed on Sundays.)  Free parking is available close to the gallery at the National Centre for Craft and Design and our gallery volunteers are always pleased to see you.

UPDATE:  Awards Presentation.

Awards Presentation Evening

The awards presentation took place on Thursday 16 July with a good crowd and many of the artists present.

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Rob Davis presents Lincolnshire Pride Award to Wendy Else

The Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Award was presented by Editor Rob Davies to Wendy Else with her watercolour painting Floral Fantasy.

Members of the gallery team with Ann Mackenzie, winner of Directors' Award. L-R Eddy Double, Ann Mackenzie, Mary Newman, Pat Espin, Chris Hodgson.

Members of the gallery team with Ann Mackenzie, winner of Directors’ Award. L-R Eddy Double, Ann Mackenzie, Mary Newman, Pat Espin, Chris Hodgson.

The Directors Award was presented to Ann Mackenzie for her oil on canvas painting Bluestone Heath, road over the Wolds. Gallery Director Eddy Double presented Ann with her certificate and a book as a prize.  The directors selected this for its “composition and palette; producing an image with depth and perspective that conveys much of the atmosphere of the location it depicts.”

The Carre Gallery Award was for Anne Barnham‘s watercolour painting Dubrovnik.  This painting was chosen for its “ambitious use of an interior and exterior view. The alternating light and shade on the architecture lead to the open doors in the background. The people moving in and out of the building are reflected on the cool marble floor taking the viewer with them through the painting to the sunny street beyond.”  Anne was unable to attend the awards evening and was presented with her award by gallery director Christopher Hodgson in the gallery at a later date (see image below).

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Above:  Winning images by (left to right) Ann Mackenzie, Anne Barnes, Wendy Else.  Below: Christopher Hodgson presents the Gallery Award to Anne Barnham.

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UPDATE:  People’s Choice.

HodgsonHerring_450The People’s Choice Award goes to Lee Anthony Herring for his oil painting Circen.  Gallery director, Chrisopher Hodgson, presented Lee with his award at the Carre Gallery.  The painting stimulated a lot of interest and discussion at the gallery; many people wondered how it was done.  The answer seems to be simply a lot of skill and attention to detail.  Congratulations to all our winners.

Carre Gallery would like to thank Lincolnshire Pride Magazine and Editor Rob Davies for their continued support of the Summer Open.

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Photographs of the Awards Evening by Laura-Jane Luff. Artwork and later presentation photographed by Martin Cameron.

Carre Gallery and Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Summer Exhibition

Private View and Presentation Evening

Private View and Presentation Evening

2014 is another record year for entries.  Mary Newman of the gallery management team says, “The Summer Show increases in popularity each year and the general standard of work improves every time.  We are very pleased to see some excellent work from new exhibitors as well as from many of our regular contributors.”  At the private view and presentation evening, held on Monday 14 July, the Carre Gallery Award and Directors’ Award were presented by Director Eddy Double.

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Pomegranate (oil) by Janey Hill wins the Carre Gallery Award.  Chosen by the gallery Management who were, “impressed by how paint was applied in an almost sculptural way using a palette knife.  Choosing to study a single object the artist has created presence and power.   Layers of colour give the image depth and solidity.”

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Yellow Field (acrylic on board) by Euan Boyd-Wallis wins the Directors’ Award.

SummerPV_7421The Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Award was selected by our guest judge, artist Michelle Bird, who kindly joined us to make a presentation on the evening.  “Having to choose from all the entries was not an easy task, particularly as there is merit to be found in all the works of art.  The paintings have been a real delight to look at.”

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Leaves from Eternity (acrylic) by John Lincoln wins the Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Award.  Says Michelle, “I found this painting, inspired by a poem by John Clare, both beautiful and intriguing. I sat for quite some time looking at it. The subtlety of colouring and layering of paint were quite mesmerising.”

Gallery Director Christopher Hodgson presenting award certificates to (form left) John Lincoln,  Janey Hill and Euan Boyd-Wallis.

From left to right: Gallery Director Christopher Hodgson presenting award certificates to John Lincoln, Janey Hill and Euan Boyd-Wallis.

UPDATE:

The winner of the People’s Choice Award is Chris Jones for her study of a dog called Bad Hair Day.  Chris came into the gallery to have her prize presented by Christopher Hodgson.

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Christopher Hodgson presents Chris Jones with her People's Choice Award for 'Bad Hair Day' (pictured).

Christopher Hodgson presents Chris Jones with her People’s Choice Award for ‘Bad Hair Day’.

Other work which receives a special mention from our guest judge:

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Baby Stay Close  by Anita Mortimer (graphite) “shows a powerful composition and areas of fine detail and contrast.”

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The Old Barn Woolsthorpe (graphite) by Tony Whiston “shows a wonderful variety of mark-making that creates the form and sense of place for this wonderful little drawing.”

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The Beck – Staithes (oil) by S. Amelia. “One can see a lovely blending of colours and gets the sense that the painter really was sitting down in this area of sand, painting life as it passed her by. A fleeting moment is captured.”

Janey Hill explores the properties of paint and colour vividly in her still-life Pomegranate (see above), an ordinary object easily taken for granted which here has a strong presence of its own and, might I add, looks ready to eat.”

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Just a little bit of cheese (watercolour) by Elaine O’Donnell.  “Continuing with the theme of food, this watercolour shows beautiful fine detail, particularly around the doyley. Both the angles and the colour create a vibrant composition. (I think though, just looking at the mouse, he’s had rather a lot of cheese – contrary to the title.)

Click on any image to see an enlarged view.

The exhibition is open from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday from 14 July until 09 August.  Admission is free with free parking available nearby.

Carre Gallery would like to thank Lincolnshire Pride Magazine for its continued support of the Summer Open.

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Awards evening and artwork photographed by Martin Cameron.

 

 

 

 

Carre Gallery and Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Summer Exhibition

Awards Presentation Evening

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This year attracted another fantastic mixture of art from talented Lincolnshire artists giving our judges and exhibition team the unenviable task of creating the final, very impressive, gallery layout.  The Awards were presented by Gallery Director, Eddy Double who told the audience, “This exhibition is a huge display of talent, technical competence and creativity.  It was a difficult task choosing the prize winners.  Congratulations to all concerned, and to all the artists whose work has ensured a very high standard for the whole exhibition.”

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Sunset over Silk Willoughby (watercolour) by Robin Hall wins the Carre Gallery Award.  Chosen by the gallery directors this is “a painting that caught the eye of every judge in terms of subject, composition and technique; an image that conveys much more than a pure illustration of landscape”.

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Down by the Abbey – Whitby (oil on canvas) by Jennifer Cottis wins the Directors’ Choice Award.  This award was heavily debated with seven images shortlisted.  “The Whitby scene had an indefinably quality, conveying mood and atmosphere in an unusual perspective that was hard to categorise. Every director was impressed with this submission.”

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Life is a Gift (batik on cotton) by Barbara Melling wins the Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Award.  Guest judge, Rob Davis, Executive Editor of Lincolnshire Pride Magazine comments:  “It’s a lovely sentiment, and I can see how Barbara has translated the sentiment into the finished piece. I really enjoyed this on every level – the cheeriness behind it and also the fact that it uses a really imaginative batik medium.  I love the colours and the energy and the cheeriness of the artwork and perhaps most important of all, it just… makes me feel good. It elicits an emotional reaction and makes me smile.”

Other work which gets a special mention from our guest judge.

“I am really sorry I was unable to attend the presentation evening, but thank you so much for once again affording me the pleasure and privilege of choosing a winner.  As always picking a favourite was so difficult. I think the difficulty in picking just one piece comes from the variety not just in the subject each entrant has chosen for their work, but the medium too. From oils and acrylics to sculpture and photography, it’s so lovely to see such a wide range of art and some really interesting techniques.   I was especially drawn to a number of pieces and just wanted to acknowledge a few, and recognise the artists’ work”

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Blue Jug (watercolour) by Clair Leach.  “I loved its cheerful colours, imaginative crop and bold colours.”

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Harvest (mixed media) by Anthony Pegg.  “A really bold piece of mixed media on canvas whose crop and lines draw you into the centre of the image.”

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Distant Relative (oil and aluminium on board) by Neville Hull.  “Definitely on of the exhibition’s most visually commanding pieces.  I love the contrast between the black & white and red & blue.  It’s got terrific depth and an almost aggressive quality.”

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The Importance of Remaining Positive (photography) by Danielle Farrell – one image shown from a set of three.  “Well composed, fun, quirky, pop-arty and the images are beautifully cropped.”

Exhibiting artists are: Frances Brice, Jennifer Cottis, Ian Cox, Malcolm Doughty, Baz East, Muriel Elliott, Danyelle Farrell, Cheryl Gallimore, Robin Hall, Peter Hayward, Janey Hill, Neville Hull, Claire Leach, Jenny Lidsey, John Lincoln, Laura-Jane Luff, Jim Lyes, Barbara Melling, June Morris, Wendy Morris, Elaine O’Donnell, Anthony Pegg, Glyn Rushworth, Jilly Shore, Mona Storey, Maggie Ward, Sian Williams, Kim Wooldridge.

The exhibition is open from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday until 10 August.  Admission is free with free parking available nearby.

Carre Gallery would like to thank Lincolnshire Pride Magazine for its continued support of the Summer Open.

Awards Evening and artwork photographed by Martin Cameron
 

Carre Gallery and Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Summer Exhibition

Private View and Awards Evening

Yet again Carre Gallery received a record number of entries for the summer open exhibition.  Popular with both artists and art-lovers this event has been extended to create a four-week show.  So there is no excuse for not getting to see the exhibition first hand.

 This year’s guest judge is Rob Davis, Executive Editor of Lincolnshire Pride Magazine.  “I suppose you’d expect me to say it’s a pleasure to be asked to award a special prize to one artist in this competition on behalf of Lincolnshire Pride. However, it’s not just a hollow compliment, it really is true.”

“I’m very happy to see a competition with such an open brief; an artist should be unrestricted, able to work in their medium with a subject of their choice.  But with over sixty exhibits, it’s been a hard task to choose one, made even more so because the open brief gives so much scope in terms of subject and media.”

“I feel rotten about naming just one piece, but not too rotten because I think the piece I’ve chosen is fabulous.  Congratulations then go  to… (pause… I’ve seen the TV talent shows, I know how to built up anticipation) Liz Pearson for her fused glass panel entitled Freedom.”

Freedom by Liz Pearson with detail (right) – Glass with Print

Freedom (glass with print) by Liz Pearson wins the prestigious Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Award.  “This  fused glass panel looks amazing. I can’t work out how Liz produced the piece but I’m looking forward to finding out. It’s contemporary, it looks great and it’s really got a tactile quality; I just wanted to sort of reach out and feel the relief print.”  Liz wins a feature article in Lincolnshire Pride Magazine.

Sunflowers (acrylic on board) by Martin Page wins the Carre Gallery Award of £50.  Judged by representatives from the Sleaford Gallery Arts Trust directors, Management Team and volunteers. “Novel composition, use of colour and technique producing an image that impressed at many levels. This is a painting that pleased and intrigued the judges with its style and content”.

So Tranquil (oils) by Frances Brice wins the Director’s Award of a bottle of champagne.  Chosen by gallery director and co-founder Christopher Hodgson:  “A delightfully English landscape  and modern rendering of a timeless image. Excellent technique and detail in a charming painting and perfectly fitting for a ‘Director’s Choice’.”

Other work which gets a special mention from our guest judge.

“Rather than just naming one piece I’d love to just draw your attention to some other pieces that really stood out, illustrating the variety of media in which the artists have worked.

A New Spring Dawn (Textiles) by Jill Cousner – “Lovely use of mixed media textiles to create an evocative image.”

Fountains Abbey (photography) by Sian Williams –  “This photographic study of Fountain’s Abbey I particularly loved with its colours and natural lighting.”

The Gate (gouache) by Kaye Miller-Dewing – “Kaye’s pastoral scenes really draw me in; they’re really calming scenes with a utopian quality.”

Wave Form. Series 5 (pen, ink & watercolour) by Jennifer Cottis – “Wave Form is really contemporary but absolutely brilliant. Intricate with a minimal quality, and a really contrasty beautiful punch to it; very effective.”

(Left) Guest Judge Rob Davis with Liz Pearson. (Centre) Martin Page (glasses) with Gallery Director Eddy Double. (Right) Frances Brice.

The exhibition is open from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday until 11 August.  Admission is free with free parking available nearby.

Carre Gallery would like to thank Lincolnshire Pride Magazine for its continued support of the Summer Open, especially to Executive Editor Rob Davis, our guest judge who deliberated with great enthusiasm and careful consideration.

Exhibition artists: Jill Cousner, Tony Orvis, Jennifer Cottis, Martin Page, Frances Brice, Martin Cameron, Jess Fuller, Neville Hull, Robin Hall, Carol Bratley, David Truman, Elaine O’Donnell, Liz Pearson, Denise Hawthorne, Peter Greenhill, Ernie Butler, Lorraine Preece, Malcolm Doughty, Peter Hayward, Baz East, Robin Gooch, Ian Cox, Ann Mackenzie, Laura-Jane Luff, Jackie Mills, Kaye Miller-Dewing, Anne Dolan, Anita Mortimer, Sian Williams, Derek Ashman, Margaret Fraser Cameron.

Awards Evening and artwork photographed by Martin Cameron

Preview Evening: Photos by Steve Woods

Yet again the Carre Gallery and Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Summer Open Exhibition attracted a record number of entries.  And the work was of the usual high standard we have come to expect from Lincolnshire Artists.  The competition was judged by renowned artist Michael Webster who announced the winners at the preview evening on Monday 18 July, the opening day of the exhibition.  Michael said, “The exhibition contains something for almost everyone with a very wide range of subjects and styles from traditional techniques like watercolours, linocuts and pen and pencil drawings, to ultra-realism and abstracts.  All share a common end; the enjoyment of art and creativity, the pleasure of painting and the hard graft of achieving the aims of the artist’s inner eye.”

Portrait of a Young Man (oil on canvas) by Neville Hull wins the prestigious Lincolnshire Pride Award for Best in Show.  “This oil painting is an especially well-realised composition handled brilliantly with an almost Joseph Wright of Derby quality in the use of a light source and the brushwork.”  Neville wins a feature article in Lincolnshire Pride Magazine.

Split Decision (Collagraph) by Tony Orvis wins the Carre Gallery Award of £50. “This is a collagraph with stunning colour, texture and composition.”

British Girl in Turkey (coloured charcoal on scored paper) by Ann Stoker wins the Judge’s Award.  “I like the graphic illustrative quality of this piece; it has the feel of an etching and I like the touch of colour on the scarf of the right hand figure.  (Ann wins art materials kindly donated by Michael and Anna Webster.)

Other work which gets a special mention:

Serenity (linocut) by Louise Stebbing – “ As a man who is old enough to have learnt lithography using stones and who still bears the scars from attempting lino cutting I realise that the technique used in Louise’s linocuts is not easy.  I especially like Serenity.

Sardine Tin (textile box) by Kate Pike – “I really like the colour, craftsmanship and techniques of Kate’s Sardine Tin .  Look at the attention to detail especially in the four feet it stands on (foot detail shot above).”

Rameses by Robin Gooch has really well-handled light and shade and a ‘special moment’ feel to it – somehow it reminds me of the work of Andrew Wyeth.”

Neville Hull (left) with Michael Webster and the winning painting 'Portrait of a Young Man'. Photo Steve Woods

The exhibition is open from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday until 06 August.  Admission is free with free parking available nearby.

Carre Gallery would like to thank Lincolnshire Pride Magazine for its continued support of the Summer Open, all artists who entered, our guest judge Michael Webster and our volunteers who work hard to keep the gallery open for us all.


Exhibiting artists:  Neville Hull, Tony Orvis, Ann Stoker, Louise Stebbing, Kate Pike, Robin Gooch, Janey Hill, Mona Storey, Rosi Campbell, Leszek Dabrowski, Wendy Dabrowska, Martin Cameron, Ian Cox, Tina Robson, Derek Ashman, Robin Hall, Elaine O’Donnell, Kim Wooldridge, Claire Leach, Peter Hayward, Carol Bratley, David Scargill, Muriel Elliott, Steve Woods, Martin Campbell, Robin Mackenzie, Ann Mackenzie, Claire Alwyn-Clark, Anita Mortimer, Hedley Cross, Laura-Jane Luff, Peter Stannett.