Sleaford Art Event 2015

March 30, 2015


The popular Sleaford Art Event returns to the Carre Gallery for the second year. This year’s exhibition has 79 paintings in a wide range of media and subject matter. The event attracted over 450 visitors last year over the two weeks and we look forward to topping that in 2015.

Art Challenge:

GloriaWard_Bleak_450On the opening day, Monday 30 March, the Art Challenge took place in the upstairs art room at the gallery. The challenge is different each year with the participants receiving no prior knowledge of subject matter. This year’s challenge was a portrait of a lady who volunteered to be the subject, with two hours given to complete the artwork. The resulting portraits are displayed anonymously in the gallery and visitors are invited to cast their vote to choose the best piece.

DougFossey_LudhamLane_450Best in Show:

Visitors are also invited to cast their vote for the best painting in the show. The winners will each receive a trophy and a gift voucher.

There is also a prize raffle so come along, enjoy the show and cast your vote.

The Art Event is open 10 am – 4 pm from Mon 30 March until Sat 11 April. (Closed on Sunday)

Images (from top left):  Tulips by Carol Bratley; Caribou by Neil Hanlon; Fruit and Wine by Vincent Markham; Bleak by Gloria Ward; Ludham Lane, Ludham, Norfolk by Doug Fossey.  Artwork and gallery photographed by Martin Cameron.  Click on any image to see a larger version.


Sleaford Art Event 2014

March 31, 2014


The organisers of the 2014 Sleaford Art Event have been busy preparing for an exciting two weeks.  This annual event, held for the first time at Carre Gallery, comprises an art exhibition of over 50 pieces by artists from across Lincolnshire and further afield.

A prize and trophy will be presented for the overall Best in Show, as voted for by the visitors.  Come along and cast your vote.

MJC_SAE_9792_400The Art Event Challenge takes place on Saturday 5th April and has already attracted a number of entries. Artists will have the chance to interpret a set piece in competition with each other.  The results of the competing artists’ efforts will be on display and voted for by visitors to the show, with a prize and trophy presented to the winning artist at the end of the event.

Come visit us, support the wonderful talented artists, cast your vote and enter our raffle.

Open every day from 10 am to 4 pm from Monday 31 March until Saturday 12 April.

The Art Event Challenge takes place in the upstairs studio on Saturday 05 April between 10:30 and 12:30.  Anyone wishing to take part should contact Jenny Lidsey on 01529 660 09701529 660 097.

We look forward to seeing you all there!!


Photography: Martin Cameron


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Best in Show: Awarded to Maureen Lacy from Leasingham for her painting ‘Rhiannon’.

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Art Challenge Winner: Mike Weston with his winning image.

Photographs of winners by Jenny Lidsey

Mixed Exhibition

March 26, 2012

Cat by Anita Mortimer

After the extremely popular Winham Hime Memorial Exhibition by Malcolm Doughty we have a short five-day mixed exhibition of paintings and prints.  On Saturday 31 March Jana Seibers’ exhibition opens in the Carre Gallery to coincide with the Sleaford Art Event being held in the Civic Suite of North Kesteven Council Offices in Eastgate, a short walk from Carre Gallery.  Jana’s exhibition will be open on both Saturday and Sunday so art-lovers can enjoy both exhibitions in a single visit to this lovely town.

The Mixed Exhibition will be open 10 am – 4 pm every day until Fri 30 March.