Calling All Artists

Aberdeenshire Museum Service is inviting artists in the area to take part in an exhibition which will be held next year.

The OPEN ART Exhibition will be hosted in Peterhead’s Arbuthnot Museum between Saturday, January 22 and Thursday, May 19.

Liz Ritchie, principal museums officer for Aberdeenshire Council, said: “We are looking for artists who make arts and crafts which reflect the history and scenery of Aberdeenshire.

“If you make jewellery, throw pots, paint pictures or sew tapestries then we would like to hear from you.”

If you are interested in exhibiting please select two pieces of your artwork and present them to staff at the Arbuthnot Museum on or before the week beginning Monday, January 17.

Paintings and photographs must be framed to enable easy hanging and all work submitted for display must be available to remain in place until the end of the exhibition.

There is no charge for artists wishing to exhibit their work and as the Arbuthnot Museum has the largest display gallery in the north east a space will be found for every item.

The museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 11am to 1pm and then 2pm to 4.30pm, and on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm.

For more information about the exhibition and to obtain loan forms please contact James Cowie on (01771) 622807.