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‘Not the Usual Suspects’ at LSA’s Summer Show – Warwickshire

Leamington Studio Artists (LSA) present a rich and exciting showcase of over 100 works by 68 local and regional artists.

This year, Gallery150 will be hosting the ‘2012 LSA Summer Show’,Not the Usual Suspects’ in the Livery Street gallery, in Leamington, Warwickshire.

This coveted annual exhibition will feature the work of LSA members and non-members from Leamington and across the Midlands.

With a steady rise in members in recent years, the show has become increasingly more popular and covers a broad range of mediums, including painting, drawing, photography and sculpture by talented emerging and established artists alike. And, this year, there will be over 100 works by a good 68 artists, some of whom will be exhibiting with the fifteen-year old organisation for the first time. Visitors to the show will also be able to get a preview of works by a number of artists participating in the up-coming Warwickshire Open Studios (30th June to the 15th July).

This year the audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite artist. The winning artist will be awarded a cash prize of 500 pounds and a special feature in Artspace, the LSA arts journal, which has been in print since 1998. All of the voters’ names will also be entered into a prize draw and the winner will receive a Giclée print of ‘Not the Usual Subjects’.

Not the Usual Suspects will run from 26th June until 15th July 2012; the private view, will be held at Gallery150, on Tuesday, June 26th from 7 pm.

Gallery150, 9 Livery Street, Regents Court, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4NP

Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm / Sunday 11am – 4pm.

Area: West Midlands
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About Musing on Spines

Sarah Silver has over 20 years of experience in various sectors including, art, design, fashion, IT, communication, import/export and publishing. Although originally from Warwickshire, Sarah lived for 19 years in Italy, where she gained extensive knowledge in the commercial, public relations, marketing, publishing and press sector, as well as running, organising and curating design events and art exhibitions for private companies and her own business ventures. During this period she was involved in the start-up of three companies and also attended EU-funded marketing and sales courses. In 2009, she set-up the Musing on Spines art blog, which now has over 400 visitors per month. On returning to the UK, in 2010, she co-founded BRINK, a not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation, based in Kenilworth, where she worked until March 2012. From 2010-2012, she also worked for Leamington Studio Artists (LSA), in the role of curator, press officer and newsletter editor, as well as being an active committee member. In February 2012, Sarah founded Bastian Contrarian, a new company that promotes emerging and established artists, providing tailored, sector-specific media and PR services to artists, galleries and arts organisations. For the past twelve years she has been working as a PR, events organiser, freelance arts writer, curator, journalist and translator, with articles and poetry published worldwide.

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