Northampton Town and County Art Society Annual Show 2021

The Northampton Town & County Art Society’s latest annual exhibition at the refurbished Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is ending on 23rd January  https://www.northamptonmuseums.com/whatson. Set up in 1913 this long standing art society continues to exhibit regularly. Our members and associates continue to produce high quality artwork, making the Society the county’s premier art group.

The exhibition has been well attended and has generated many positive comments on the quality of work.  There is a range of different styles and media ranging from interesting sculptures to large scale oil paintings. There is something for everybody here.

Self portrait
Self portrait with guitar

The exhibition shows in these difficult times that the Society’s members are still active. Northampton’s art scene is still thriving, and this is reflected in the quality of the annual show. The show is well worth a visit.

I’ve exhibited some of my work at the show https://www.facebook.com/cordellgarfieldfineart and I would recommend a visit to a Society show.  More of my work can be seen on my website https://www.cordellgarfield.com Opening hours to the museum are 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 12pm to 5pm Sunday. Admission is free.

Cordell Garfield’s Paintings Northampton

Cordell Garfield Paintings for sale at Northampton Central Museum
Cordell Garfield Paintings for sale at Northampton Central Museum

Really pleased that my paintings are now showing at Northampton’s Museum and Art Gallery from October to the 31st December 2021. The museum opened on 10th July 2021 after a major redevelopment which began in 2017. It’s now up and running with a selling gallery and permanent collections on show. To find out more about the museum click on this link. https://www.northamptonmuseums.com/site/index.php 

My portraits and landscape paintings are on show and here is a selection on my website. https://www.cordellgarfield.com/gallery/portraits/

For me it’s so important that I’m exhibiting not only my portraits, but also landscapes of Northamptonshire as well. The county has some beautiful views and waterways which I always try and capture when out and about. https://www.cordellgarfield.com/gallery/landscapes/

It’s really great to have a central focus for Northampton art again. The town has been desperate for a such a development, particularly following the difficulties surrounding the pandemic. The museum has recently won the Heritage Organisation of the Year 2021, which is a testament to its redevelopment and the staff involved in running it. For instance, it has a full programme of online and in person events including workshops, talks and lectures. Above all for a local artist like me there is no doubt the museum offers the perfect setting for displaying my work. To sum up, I seriously recommend paying a visit and having a look around at all the exhibitions on display. Maybe have a coffee and a bite to eat at the new cafe as well!

 

Abington Park Museum Christmas Fair

Cordell Garfield Art Stall Abington Park Museum Christmas Fair
Cordell Garfield artwork at the Abington Park Museum Christmas Fair

I displayed and sold my work at the Abington Park Museum Christmas Fair at the weekend (24th/25th November). It was really good to talk about my paintings and meet some new faces, and even make some sales!

For me it was about showing some of my smaller works and drawings, and engaging with fellow art lovers. However, what was really surprising was the amount of people who came along to the Christmas Fair. For example, over the two days nearly 3,500 people visited all adding to a bustling and lively atmosphere. The fair hosted a range of traders selling gifts, treats, festive foods and drinks including some nice craft beer! There was plenty here for everybody, and the set up throughout the museum on different levels worked really well.

Above all, my thoughts are that the level of support for this locally arranged event is particularly encouraging. May be there might be a case for a local art fair as well?

https://www.cordellgarfield.com/2018/10/14/a-shout-out-to-northants-art-outlets/

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