I was very lucky to be part of the curating of this event. I used to take part in this exhibition regularly but stopped when I became a full-time student.
On meeting with the convenor I offered my assistance and spent a couple of days very happily arranging the works. The range and quality of works was commendable. Faced with such a number - over 200 I think, the best way forward was to differentiate by genre. We had areas designated for landscape, seascape, figurative, animal portraiture, floral and abstract. Three tutors for Edinburgh College of Art also put their very exciting work in as part of the exhibition.
Given the down turn in the economy and the effect that that has had on sales of artwork, this exhibition did very well.
An interesting inclusion was a section of affordable art. Artists were invited to supply A6 size artworks which were reasonably priced. This was on top of the 3 other works submitted. Again the variety of works was really good.
I look forward to being part of it in the future.
Carol E Duff