On a weekend when the weather caused everything from flower shows to pig racing to be cancelled actross the district, 30 painters, printers and glass makers doggedly turned out to make the town’s first Art Boot Sale a modest success.
“We had to hurriedly re-think our plans to be outdoors in the school playground under gazebos,” said organiser Keith . “The rain and wind made that absolutely impossible. Luckily Wellington School were kind enough to let us move indoors to the school hall” It was little cramped but somehow everyone squeezed in.
Despite the foul conditions and a town that was virtually empty for much of the day, the sale enjoyed a steady stream of visitors and many of the artists had decent sales. Even those who didn’t struggle to carry their takings home enjoyed the chance to meet and chat with other artists.
“I had a really good day, saw some wonderful art, had some good conversations and made one large sale,” said Wellington potter Raamy Nadim. Others were just as cheerful.
” It was nice to meet some fellow artists and I did make some good contacts,” saidMinehead printer and illustrator Leo Davey.
Other artists taking part included:
Alex Blackie, Bea Hammond, Caroline Mcmillan, Claire Western, Clare Newman. Craig Askew, Fiona Brabyn, George Winter, Jan Rimmer, Jill Blackie, Judy Willoughby, Louise Baker, Margaret Hobby. Megan Players, Nick Bickford, Peter Brown, Raamy Nadim, Sally Clark, Sheila Rendell, Shirley Sharp, Sue Heys, Tess Armitage, Tim Hayward, Tor Townsend, Veronique Riviere,