'Conservation Of Art On Paper: How To Look After Your Collection' is a fascinating and useful talk, presented by Penny Jenkins ACR, Acredited Member of The Institute of Conservation (ICON).
All artworks slowly age with time. Some patination of materials can add a certain charm but under the wrong conditions, drawings & watercolours will fade and papers can go biscuit brown. A 19th Century landscape full of rich indigo blue tints can become a pale shadow of itself, if exposed to light or damp over a generation.
Fortunately modern pigments, papers and framing materials are much more robust and there are plenty of sensible measures to help protect artworks from internal and external harm. Penny will give some practical advice on dos and don’ts of caring for contemporary works of art on paper in a domestic setting and illustrate her talk with restoration and conservation projects from her studio.
Penny Jenkins ACR is an accredited member, listed on the Conservation Register of the Institute of Conservation (www.icon.org.uk) and has over 30 years experience as a specialist paper conservator working with private collectors, auction houses and Institutions. Formerly London based, she now lives & works in Cambridge.
This talk will take place on Saturday 11th from 1pm.
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We are pleased to announce new sponsorship for Cambridge City Art Fair from L.I. Art Magazine. The magazine was conceived to meet the demands of over 18,700 high net worth subscribers from across the world.
"We are committed to covering the finest residences and apartments, along with emerging talent in the worlds of art and design.. Our readers have expressed a wish to receive a magazine on their doorsteps which would alert them to the best possible investments, not only for today but for tomorrow."
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Established in 1989, Lynne Strover Gallery has earned its place as one of the UK’s leading provincial British Contemporary Art Galleries.
“There was no art in the house I grew up in, there was no bathroom either. I failed my art exams so when the gallery opened its doors 25 years ago it must have been destiny. I can think of no other reason. All consuming, impossible and exhilarating at the same time it soon became a way of life, a thrilling journey that I couldn’t have done on my own.”
Lynne has consistently curated diverse exhibitions, showcasing talent from across the British Isles, hand-picked by Lynne. Her unique style and eclectic taste means she has played a part in helping many Cantabrigians to adorn their walls with incredible and timeless pieces, and she continues to do so in 2014.
To mark her quarter-century in business, Lynne Strover Gallery is holding (alongside the usual five exhibitions per year) a number of special weekends throughout 2014. Lynne will be showcasing Fred Ingrams Fen-inspired paintings at Cambridge City Art Fair 9-12 October- keep an eye on her website for more details.
You can find Lynne Strover Gallery on Stand C5 in the Large Hall.
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The Francis Iles Gallery is three sisters- Nettie, Alayne and Lucy- running a family business with two outlets specialising in Fine Art, Art Materials and Craft Materials. Our Fine Art Galleries sell contemporary paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery, with over 100 artists showing their work. We offer a full range of framing and restoration services. Come and visit us at the largest private art gallery south of London in the historic town of Rochester with it’s maritime history, Norman Castle, Cathedral and association with Dickens. We are within easy reach of London, Surrey, Sussex and Essex.
At Francis Iles Gallery we operate the Art Council ‘Own Art’ scheme offering interest free loans to pay for contemporary paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics and designer jewerlley from £100 to £2,000. Applications can be processed while you wait online and payment is taken over ten months in ten equal payments (terms and conditions apply). Own Art makes buying art affordable for our customers and helps our artists too. Visit us at the Gallery in Rochester and ask about the Own Art scheme.
The Francis Iles Gallery will be on Stand F2 in the Small Hall.
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This especially informative talk is presented by James Glennie of Art & Antiques Appraisals, formerly of international auctioneers Bonhams.
The value of artworks can be undermined by lack of good title and greatly enhanced by good provenance. This talk by James Glennie, an experienced practitioner (as opposed to a lawyer) will briefly seek to explain, in simple terms, the difficulties of establishing good title in an international marketplace and demonstrate with examples the importance of and often dramatic effect on price of good provenance.
James Glennie is a qualified valuer with over thirty years’ experience in the art valuation and auction field, fourteen of which were with international auctioneers Bonhams, where he established their national Museums Department, their first office in East Anglia and the popular East Anglian View sales, he was responsible for several country house sales as well as single owner auctions in London and New York.
He left to establish Art & Antiques Appraisals Ltd in 2007, which in addition to its private clients receives instructions from many important institutions including The British Museum, English Heritage, The Supreme Court, The Royal College of Art and The Church of England.
Although the talks & presentations are free to attend for visitors to the art fair, places are strictly limited, so visitors must register for a place in advance. All places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Our VIP Press Launch & Reception took place on Tuesday 9th September at the wonderful Hotel Du Vin in Cambridge. More than 50 VIP's, dignitaries, artists, sponsors, press representatives & exhibitors attended the event. Our thanks to all those who came along to support Cambridge City Art Fair. Special thanks go to Charlotte from Hotel Du Vin for arranging such a fabulous evening for us and to Simon Denning for taking such wonderful photographs.
Since it was established in the early 1990’s, Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings has developed into the thriving and successful business it is today, by supplying both private and corporate customers. Sarah specialises in traditional paintings by well established contemporary British Artists, many of whom are members of the Royal Societies. She values her clients greatly, tirelessly seeking paintings of the highest standard for them, at very competitive prices.
Sarah’s Gallery has always been in her home, giving guests an ideal atmosphere in which to wander and make choices.
Meantime paintings can be seen in her temporary home, or easily brought to, and viewed in your own home, at your convenience. Sarah still visits her artists regularly, finding exciting new work. She is also taking stands at selected Art Fairs, including Cambridge City Art Fair- Stand D1 in the Large Hall. Please come and see her there!
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Blondes Fine Art is a family business located close to the Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England. We specialise in high quality, yet affordable, Twentieth Century Art and Design, and provide a friendly, customer focused service. Do contact us to arrange a viewing in your own home or our private gallery. We represent the family of the late John Pawle.
We have a diverse clientèle that is centred on London and the South East of England. Working closely with private and corporate collectors as well as interior designers we have a real feel for what is currently trending in the world of fine art and design. We offer advice to clients who wish to source specific works and will locate that hard to find item within a specific budget. We also handle the discreet sale of items on consignment from private and corporate collectors.
We offer advice on acquiring pieces at auction and bid, confidentially, on behalf of clients. We have a network of specialist associate consultants with decades of experience who are happy to travel worldwide to value and advise you on your sale or purchase of work. We offer discreet valuations for insurance, probate, estate and inheritance tax. We regularly purchase Fine Art , Twentieth Century designer furniture and collectables direct from private clients.
Blondes Fine Art will be on Stand G4 in the Small Hall.
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Since opening in 1978 The Westcliffe Gallery has offered a new dimension to art lovers in North Norfolk. While selling quality works by artists from the 18th century onwards, it also promotes the talent of new painters. The Gallery has been constantly enhanced to ensure that its stock of around 250 carefully selected paintings can be viewed at their best in a relaxed environment. Alongside is a selection of 18th and 19th century furniture, offering a choice of quality pieces. Gallery services include: valuations, restoration, framing and traditional gilding.
The Westcliffe Gallery will be presenting their portfolio on Stand E1 on the stage in the Large Hall.
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Which comes first- the chicken or the egg? The sofa or the painting? Art or design scheme?
This is a very contentious issue and a cause for much consternation within the art industry. Nothing is more frustrating for an art dealer or gallerist than to hear a potential customer declare their love for a piece of art only to see them walk away because 'it doesn't go with the wallpaper'.
Our advice would always be to base your interior design around the art that you already own rather than buying art to match your design scheme.
Having said that, so many people decorate their homes and then turn their attention to the art that they need. If that's what you have done, then fine, you will be welcome at Cambridge City Art Fair and we are confident you will find something to match your home. What we would ask is that, in future, you try doing it the other way round.
We are thrilled to have new sculpture in the gallery by the talented animal sculptress, Laura Pentreath. Elegant lurchers in bronze & bronze resin. For the horse lovers, a handsome Irish hunter, mounted on Italian slate & the graceful Andalusian horses with their fine features, mounted on Portland stone.
Being an animal lover, Laura sculpts her sculptures from live animal models in her studio, creating tangibility & accuracy. Prices range from £195 - £1,500. These beautiful sculptures make the perfect 'special' present, come in and take a look, we would love to see you! Sara & Bill
See more of Laura's work & read her biography - click here
The Saffron Walden Gallery can be found on Stand B7 in the Large Hall at the forthcoming Cambridge City Art Fair.
We are extremely pleased to be able to announce that Cambridge Literary Festival is sponsoring Cambridge City Art Fair 2014.
The next Cambridge Literary Festival takes place Sunday 30th November 2014. This boutique winter festival will welcome an eclectic selection of top writers for a day of thought-provoking and enlightening talks on dozens of different topics. Highlights include Ali Smith, Eimear McBride, Alan Johnson, Clare Balding, Shami Chakrabarti and lots more.
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The Linda Blackstone Gallery was founded 22 years ago, on September 11th 1985. The opening of the gallery was a lifelong dream for Linda, who had a passion for art and wanted to open a gallery with a difference. Somewhere that wasn’t elitist. Somewhere where people could come and enjoy the laid back ambience of a gallery run for the love of it, with no pressure to buy. A gallery that celebrated new and upcoming artists.
"We believe that good quality art should be available to purchase for everybody. It doesn't have to be an elitist, break the bank affair."
Back in 1985 Linda’s motto was that you should 'invest in art for lasting pleasure'. A motto that still stands true to this day, 29 years after opening.
The Linda Blackstone Gallery will be on Stands A1 & A2 in the Large Hall.
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