All posts by Sharon Baker

Derby Print Open 2022

I am delighted to be exhibiting four of my black and white lithographs at Banks Mill Studios in Derby , DE1 3LB 1st- 30th June as part of this year’s Derby Print Open. The exhibition features 208 original prints by 60 UK Printmakers and can also be seen online at derbyprintopen.org There is also a lovely catalogue which you can buy featuring all the work on show.

I also have work on show in the West Midlands Open at the New Art Gallery Walsall until 25th September.

West Midlands Open at the New ARt Gallery Walsall 20th May-25th September

I am delighted to announce that my pen and ink drawing ‘Folding 1’ has been selected for the West Midlands Open at the New Art Gallery Walsall, this Summer. This opportunity to celebrate the quality and diversity of the visual arts across the region will take place from 20 May – 25 September 2022 (Preview Thursday 19 May, 6 – 8pm).

Works were accepted from West Midlands-based artists and selected by Skinder Hundal MBE, Director of Arts at the British Council, West Midlands-based artists Maryam Wahid and Nilupa Yasmin, as well as a panel of Gallery staff led by Director Stephen Snoddy.

I’m looking forward to seeing my work with my friends and contemporaries in the region.

RBSA Print Prize & Ty Pawb Print International

I’m very lucky to have two different prints in these two prestigious Print shows exhibition with my fellow contemporary printmakers, one in Birmingham and one in Wrexham in Wales. Both shows finish on Saturday 26th February so there is plenty of time to visit Ty Pawb and the RBSA gallery and feast your eyes on the lovely prints! For more information and opening times check the websites www.typawb.wales and www.rbsa.org.uk

Worcester Open & Ty Pawb Print International 2021

I’m really pleased to be showing prints at the Worcester Open and the Ty Pawb Print International in Wrexham this winter.

The Worcester Open is a salon style hang of selected artworks displayed in the new Art House building at the University of Worcester. The exhibition opens on 1st December then you can see the show Wednesdays-Fridays 12-4pm on 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th 17th December & 12th, 13th 14th January 2022. Castle St, WR1 3HW.

The Ty Pawb Print International 2021 features 139 artworks by artists from ten different countries- including one of my prints! It opens on 4th December and continues until 26th February 2022. For dates and opening times have a look at the Ty Pawb website www.typawb.wales

SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION AT COVENTRY DRESDEN FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL 12th November -4th december

I’m thrilled to be showing prints with artists from Coventry and Dresden taking part in this festival of friendship. The opening is Friday 12th November at midday in conjunction with the official festival opening. The opening event continues until 3pm.

“Small Works” is the Coventry-Dresden Arts Exchange’s 8th collaborative exhibition with Dresden artists and Coventry artists.

The Coventry/Dresden Arts Exchange was founded by artist John Yeadon (Coventry) and Jean Kirsten (Dresden) in 2012. It is an artist-led, personal initiative, that seeks to develop creative dialogue between the cities of Coventry and Dresden and encourages cross-fertilization of praxis, by enabling and organizing collaborative exchanges, exhibitions and forums for visual artists in Coventry and Dresden. The programme has become a city-wide organisation and includes exhibitions and residencies, providing opportunities for artists to participate in the cultural life of both cities.

As artists we acknowledge the very different cultural histories of these cities since the late 1930s, when Dresden slipped from our view and our two cities were separated culturally and politically by various forces.

With the exhibitions, residents’ showcases, open studios and by hosting talks and workshops, the Exchange’s projects have engaged a wide range of audience interest. The exhibitions have served in the past as an introduction to art for those people who would not normally go to an art gallery or art exhibition but have attended these exhibitions though an interest in international friendship, understanding, peace and reconciliation, an interest in Germany or the Coventry-Dresden relationship. This is true in both cities.

The Exchange’s AIR Programme (Artists In Residence) is an Arts Council funded project with support from Class Room, Artspace Partnerships, Dresden City Council, Grafikwerkstatt and Coventry University, Arts and Humanities.

The Dresden artists: Matthias Bausch, Kerstin Franke-Gneuss, Karen Koschnick, Volker Lenkheit, Monika Marten, Christian Manns, Alexandra Muller, Lucas Oertel, Andre Uhlig.

The Coventry artists: Sharon Baker, Jack Foster, Michala Gyetvai, Will Hughes, Ashley Spindler, John Yeadon.

Figurative Art Now goes live!

I have two prints in this prestigious online exhibition organised by the Mall Galleries / Federation of British Artists
Online 7 July to 20 September
www.mallgalleries.org.uk

My prints are Bay Window 14 & Bay Window 23, both mixed media monotypes with image transfer and acrylic paint on heavy duty handmade paper, image size 21 x 30 cm, framed 36 x 47 cm

Bay window 23
Bay Window 14

News of three exhibitions: The Qube Arts Open, Figurative Art Now & Wells Art Contemporary.

Its been an exciting few days…I’ve taken ‘Bay Window 2’ to the Qube in Oswestry to appear in the Qube Open Art Exhibition on the theme of ‘Shape and Colour’. The exhibition runs from 1st July until 27th August & will also be online www.qube-oca.org.uk.
I am also delighted that two of my ‘Bay Window’ series of prints have been chosen for the online exhibition ‘Figurative Art Now’ hosted by the Mall Galleries & the Federation of British artists. The exhibition will go live online on 7th July. www.mallgalleries.org.uk
And finally I have had a print selected for the Wells Art Contemporary and will be showing my print in the majestic Wells Cathedral this September!
Happy days!! Though I really must update this website with some of my newer work but head over to my instagram page to see some images.