The event took place at the ever so nice Crowne Plaza so it was a relief that I had packed a smart outfit for the evening dinner and awards ceremony.
The morning was an eye opener for any artist that relied on their framer to ensure that their artwork was presented to the highest standard as the FATG had a really informative forum in which I realised that I had been using the wrong tape, and the wrong method to hinge my mount to my work! Eagle eyed stickler, Karen of course, knew it already and took great delight in telling me that all the framing that she had done for me was done to the Guild Standard! Gold Star!!
After a break for refreshments we attended the Guild Society of Artists Forum, and it was really fantastic to finally put faces to names! As Chairperson of the AAA I had many occasions to converse with some of the GSA team and I still owe the Managing Director, Louise Hay a rather large bottle of Gin after missing several deadlines and causing complete havoc with my entry forms! Louise is an extremely patient lady (she must be to have put up with me - and I am sure I am not the only one that has badgered her to death over the years) so hopefully she can wait until we meet again so I can make amends!
The evening was a fantastic finish to a weekend of laughter, information, advice and new friends. I really hope to be able to take full advantage of my membership - not least of all so that I can wear my new members pin badge!!
Congratulations to all the winners! Maybe next year!
If you are in London please do go and take a look at the exhibition!
The Guild Gallery Presents the Guild Artists Exhibition 2019: 20 - 27 May 2019
The Guild Gallery, London will be open from 10am – 6 pm 20 May – 27 May 2019 at 2 Wye house, Enterprise Way, London SW18 1FZ
All artwork is for sale!