Urgent appeal by the Daily Mail for some real news

Apparently the Daily Mail newspaper is in urgent need of some real news to put on its front page so if you have some please do let them know.  Like many other online retailers we are not best pleased with today’s front page where the Daily Mail is clearly scraping the barrel in trying to get people to buy their newspaper.  Alleged problems at Marks & Spencer and John Lewis are blown out of all proportion into a frightening nightmare of nobody getting their online orders in time for Christmas.  Do the Daily Mail journalists think their readers are really that daft?  Probably.  Are they?  Hmmmmm.

Well, as we work a seven day week and use a variety of shipping methods calculated to ensure that none of our customers are left disappointed by the non-arrival of those special and hard-to-find collectibles, out-of-print books, limited editions, prints and posters let’s all feel some sympathy for those poor Daily Mail journalists who must truly be at their wits end if they have to scrape the barrel like this.  But enough of that Daily Mail nonsense, just come visit us and see what you can buy without rushing around in the wet and the cold by clicking here.

Get on down to the Exhibition of Mythic Arts & Crafts !

The next Exhibition of Mythic Arts & Crafts will take place on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October 2014, in the Assembly Rooms of Glastonbury.

The exhibitors are :
Alexandra Dawe (drawing and painting)
Chris Down (drawing and painting)
Marc Potts (painting)
Neil Geddes-Ward (painting)
Julien Hatswell (painting and sculpture),
Kelly Potts Martinez (sculpture and jewellery)
Tamara Newman (painting)
Sue Rawley (repousse)
Katrina Sesum (drawing and painting) and
Gary Williamson (stonecarving and painting)

The exhibition will be open from 10am until 7pm on Saturday, and 10am until 4pm on Sunday.
Entry is free, and the cafe will be open all weekend.

Please join us for a weekend of beautiful artwork in the heart of mystical Glastonbury. Each of our talented artists will be in attendance throughout the weekend to discuss their work and creative process. This is a fantastic opportunity to see, and buy, original art and to meet the maker in person.

You can find out more via the EMAC website or through theirFacebook page.

Summer Ed Org show dates

Here are the next places you can catch up with artist Ed Org over the summer.  If you want to see if it is your thing then just look here.

JULY
12/13        Clare Priory, Ashen Road, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, C010 8NX
20        Folk by the Oak, Hatfield House, Herts, AL9 5NQ

AUG
2/3        Loxwood Joust, Loxwood Meadow, West Sussex, RH14 0AL
4 – AUG 17    Solo Exhibition, Pop-up Gallery, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1JL

SEPT
5/6/7        RHS Rosemoor, Gt Torrington, North Devon, EX38 8PH
13/14        Bromyard Folk Festival, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4NT
20/21        Newbury County Show, Newbury Showground, Newbury, Berks, RG18 9QZ

Happy Birthday to us !!!

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Yes, that’s right, Artists UK started trading on 2nd May 1994 and has now ceased to be a teenager.

It seems like some kind of ancient history lesson on the one hand and hard to believe it has been that long on the other hand and since I have three hands it also seems to have passed very quickly on that other third hand.  Maybe I’ll have a fourth hand by the time I’ve finished writing this.

Although our earliest trading place was at a craft market we were sending prints and posters all over the world very early on due to our various trade contacts etc all over the world.  It was a slow and kind of organic growth where our trade contacts knew artists and our artists put us in touch with trade contacts etc.  I even had a call from Terry Pratchett once putting me in touch with a company in Australia.  Unfortunately, I was in bed with flu on the redirected call so I doubt he thought I was the most ‘get up and go’ person he’d ever spoken to since at the time all my ‘get up and go’ had got up and gone.  Meeting great artists like Alan Lee and Brian froud led to publishing a number of fine-art limited editions that we are still very proud of and some of these are in the sale.

If you are quick enough you can grab some of the bargains going in our 20th Anniversary sale that is on until 5pm Thursday 8th May 2014.

We’ve included many popular artists like Alan Lee, Roger Dean, MC Escher, Bruce Pennington, Chris Achilleos, Brian Froud, Josh Kirby (Discworld), Michael Whelan and Peter Pracownik just to mention a few and the prices are up to 60% off the usual prices and given that many of these items are totally unavailable elsewhere that means a real bargain.

You can treat yourself or stock up early for someone’s special anniversary, birthday or even Christmas if you are organised enough to remember you’ve got it when the time comes.  Not sure I’d manage that but you’re probably cleverer than wot I am.  Just click on the banner button above and you’ll be whisked off to the cornucopia of Artists UK’s 20th Anniversary sale … as long as you do it soon enough that is.

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