Portrait Exhibited as part of the 2018 Open

The Grundy’s 2018 Open Art Exhibition opened recently and I was delighted to see my painting “Not a Penny More” exhibited alongside so many other brilliant artworks from the creatives of the Fylde Coast.

Gary Armer Artist with his Not a Penny More Portrait at the Grundy

This year’s exhibition is described by the gallery as follows:

“Demonstrating the wealth and breadth of creative activity happening on the Fylde Coast, Grundy’s 2018 Open exhibition returns with over 100 artworks by artists of all ages, living and working on the Fylde Coast which were submitted through this year’s open call.”

A Blackpool Artwork

My painting features a portrait of a Blackpool FC supporter so there is a real local angle to it. The portrait enjoyed success in the National Open Art Exhibition last year after it was voted in the top 10 of the World Art Vote.

I was overwhelmed by the support that I received in the vote from Blackpool FC fans and the painting seemed to really resonate with the disgruntled fan base.

I’m delighted that the painting is exhibited, not only as it’s fantastic to see my work displayed in my local gallery but because it gives a chance for those who kindly took the time to vote for it (and couldn’t get down to London for the NOA) to see it on their doorstep.

Portrait painting in the Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool

“Not a Penny More” at the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool

Opening Times

For those who would like to visit, the exhibition runs until the 3rd of March 2018 and the gallery’s opening times are as follows:

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm (closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays)

If you’re planning a visit then it’s always worth checking the gallery website beforehand.

The Grundy Open Art Exhibition 2018 Opening

The Grundy Open Art Exhibition 2018 Opening

The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool