Peter Warren Ceramics at Hitchin Festival

Peter Warren’s ceramics will be for sale at St Mary’s Summer Fair (Sunday 12th)and the offshoot of the Hitchin Festival in West Alley (Sunday 20th):

Saturday, 12th July 9.00am until 4.00pm, St Mary’s Summer Fair, Market Square, Hitchin and Sunday 20th July 10.00am until 4.00pm, Hitchin Festival, West Alley, Hitchin

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Louise Wooldridge, Joanna Stone and Lynn Horsnell showing at Life Class, Moat Farm Gallery

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‘Frida and Me’ ANB Member Beatriz Acevedo Exhibition at The Art Nest, Hitchin

“FRIDA AND ME”: Art Exhibition of Beatriz Acevedo at the Art Nest Hitchin
25-July to 9-August/2014
Private view: 24th of July/2014
Beatriz Acevedo is a Latin American artist living in the United Kingdom. For this exhibition, she explores the influence of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Frida’s self portraits talk about pain and passion, love and disappointment as they focus on her very intimate persona.  Frida’s work is passionate, raw and very personal, and it has been very influential in the development of contemporary female artists.  The exhibition becomes a conversation between these two artists: Beatriz vibrant paintings explore the exoticism of Latin American heritage, including a wide range of paintings:  pop images, realistic portraits and colorful souvenirs.  Botanic paintings and illustrations magnificent flora will be also exhibited here to bring rainforest and nature to the audience.  Beatriz has said:  “As far as I can remember I have been intrigued and inspired by the life and intimate paintings of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. In this exhibition, I will be exploring the topics of Femininity, Religion, Identity, Dreams and Adventure, composing Frida’s name”. Music, dance and fiesta will contribute to create the Latin vibe for this exhibition. The private view on the 24th of July/2014 (7:00 pm) promises to be an exciting event and it is part of the Hitchin Festival. A seminar/workshop about Frida’s work will be presented on the 30th of July/2014 (7:00 pm).
Find out more with,
The Art Nest
4-5 West Alley, Town Centre,
The Art Nest is located in the vibrant cultural alley, just at the end of the Arcade in Hitchin Main Square, if you come from town. If you come from Waitrose, just cross the street and take the alley to your right. From the train station, it is a 20 minutes walk.
 Beatriz Acevedo
Artist and Educator
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Ian Grinham Exhibition Priory House 20th July to 23 August

ANB member Ian Grinham is having a show at Priory House from 20th July- 23rd August.
Opening times are Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.
The address is Priory House, Monkswalk, Chicksands, Bedfordshire SG17 5TQ
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Joanna Stone Summer on Location Workshops



Series 1 Series 2 Series 3
 Mon 14/07/14

Pastels (i)


Pastels (ii)

Tues 19/08/14

Any medium  Woodland

Tues 15/07/14

Line and Wash (i)


Line and Wash (ii)

Wed 20/08/14

Any medium  Water/reflections

Wed 16/07/14

Watercolours (i)


Watercolours (ii)

Thurs 21/08/14

Any medium Figures in the landscape.

These will take place around the LB area, visiting a selection of locations carefully chosen for their special qualities and appeal to the artist. Advice will be given on equipment, medium, composition, perspective, and techniques.  


Each workshop will last four hours, from 10.00 – 14.00, and we will meet at the location. Arrangements will be made in case of adverse weather conditions, but the aim is to paint come what may! (Unless it really is unbearable, in which case the workshop will be re-scheduled for another day.)

The cost is £ 30 per workshop.

To book, please pay by cheque or cash before July 1st.  

For any further information, please email:

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ANB Member Sue Wookey Exhibition at Eagle Gallery, Bedford 14 to 21 June 2014


An exhibition of photography, paintings, prints and drawings

by Patricia Ellis and Sue Wookey.

14th – 21st June 2014

The Eagle Gallery, Bedford

‘Reflection’ is an exhibition of work by Eagle Gallery artists Patricia Ellis and Sue Wookey. Using a range of media to capture their experiences, Patricia and Sue present both a reflection of the world seen in the mind and heart of the artist and also challenge us to reflect on the world with its tension between urban life, landscape and nature.

In 2012 Patricia and Sue exhibited together in London at the Gallery in the Crypt, St Martin in the Fields, along with four other local artists. They realised that they both had a similar approach to how they work with their cameras and what captures their eye, and the idea of a joint exhibition started to come together which has now expanded to include paintings, prints and drawings. The work includes both urban and natural environments, people and wildlife, the external world and its inner reimagining.

Further Information:

 Exhibition opens 14th June – 21st June

Opening times: Saturdays and Monday to Friday 10am – 5.30pm, Sunday 15th 11am – 4pm

Meeting the artists:  Saturday 14th June will be a ‘meet the artists’ Open Day with refreshments.

Both Patricia and Sue will be present at the Gallery all day Saturday 14th and 21st and Sunday 15th. From Monday – Friday Sue will be at the Gallery from 10am – 1.45pm and Patricia will be there from 1.45pm – 5.30pm

The Eagle Gallery

101 Castle Road, Bedford, MK40 3QP   tel: 01234 346995

For more information contact Sue Wookey tel: 01582 702861


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ANB September Arts Trail 2014

Sept Trail 2014

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RSPB Day Sandy, 1 June, ANB artists showing

If you go down to the woods…

The RSPB’s annual SPRING FAIR on SUNDAY 1ST JUNE will this year feature a guest exhibition by a collection of artists from ARTISTS’ NETWORK BEDFORDSHIRE.  Residents of the Biggleswade area; these artists work in a wide variety of mediums to produce unique, hand crafted fine art prints, paintings, and artisan crafts such as ceramics and millinery.  Work will be for sale, and commissions undertaken at prices to suit all pockets – or just come along to have a chat to the members; you might be considering joining the network yourself. 

Founded in 1995, ARTISTS’ NETWORK BEDFORDSHIRE aims to make art and artists more accessible to the public.  We act as a voice for practising artists in Bedfordshire, providing information and support.  We are a vibrant, artist-led organisation promoting original works of art and craft created by artists based in Bedfordshire.  Visit Artists’ Network Bedfordshire online at

Those taking part include BEA BROWN, a Couture Milliner, who comes from a fine art background.  She trained in millinery in both Luton and London and works now independently producing bespoke hats and headpieces to commission.  On her stall at RSPB Spring Fair will be examples of her work to tempt you.  Some of these will be for sale but she will happily talk to you about making your ideal, dream hat. 

ANJA PENGER-ONYETTstarted working with ceramics over 25 years ago by attending ceramic courses and evening classes.Since 2008 she has worked as a full-time potter.She throws most of her work on the potters’ wheel, using white stoneware clay, which can be fired to high temperatures and allows the colours of the glazes to come through.  Her work is functional (Bowls, Vases, Plates) as well as decorative/sculptural.  Due to the high firing temperature the decorative work can be kept outside all year round.

Having trained for over 6 years in a wide variety of traditional printing processes including dry point etching, monoprint, letterpress and others besides; the work of RUTH GURNEY reflects her rural upbringing and her love flora and fauna.  Principally showing limited edition, hand coloured woodcuts and linocuts of garden and wild birds at this exhibition; her work is wide ranging, and often haunting and delicate, drawing on folklore and rural traditions for inspiration.

This show will be set in the charming gardens of The Lodge at Sandy, alongside a host of other craft stalls, food pitches and attractions and entry is only £2 per car.  So why not fill her up, bring a pick-nick and make a day of it, taking advantage of the bridle and footpaths through the wood and heath lands, that are accessible from the RSPB, for a leisurely stroll in the sunshine.


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ANB Member Cecilia Gatehouse Exhibition at the Eagle Gallery, May 2014

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The Mayor of Houghton Regis, apparently, is very keen for local artists to show their work.  He has arranged for a show to be held in the BEDFORD SQUARE COMMUNITY CENTRE on EASTER SATURDAY 19 APRIL 10 AM TO 3PM.  From the brochure it looks as though it may be worth a visit. art flyers

I will be there, give it a try if you have time.


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