Follow up for the Shed Summer Show

After our summer shows there is always a manic couple of weeks following up leads and contacts and processing orders. We have been delighted with the response and look forward to planning the next show!

The exhibition looked so elegant and vibrant with so many styles and we were delighted to meet so many of you during and after the show and also saying hello to old friends. It really helps to create the sense of community that is the essence of our online gallery, a place to sell you work in the internet age with a real community of like minded photographers and artists at its core.

Even though it feels as though all the hard work goes into putting on an event the after sales and goodwill need to be capitalised on.

If you sold work then post it across social media what you sold but also let people know what you still have in stock. Upload new portfolios and refresh your work, making sure to keep interest in your account. Visit exhibitions if you can such as the Affordable Art fair in Battersea this weekend to see how contemporary photographer, artists and galleries are printing their work, framing and hanging.

Here is a very interesting article by Sarah Lyons for the fair which I hope will provide some inspiration.


The Shed Summer Exhibition 2018 details…

Once again we are planning our annual group Shed Exhibitors exhibition from 14th to the 16th of September at the Salthouse, West Bay, Dorset.

Beer Dawn by Paul Newman

Beer Dawn by Paul Newman

It is a great opportunity to showcase your work to the public, get feedback, make sales and see your work on the wall and not just on a screen.

As always, Chelsea will curate with you your selection and 90% of the sale price will go to you, the artist .The remaining 10% covers card transactions and wrapping materials. Chelsea will then run the exhibition on your behalf talking about and taking further orders for your work and/or commissions and so on.

Yellow Dream by Emma Burton

Yellow Dream by Emma Burton

There are two ways to participate:

For £60 you will have 2 images hanging plus 2 images in stock (to replace if one sells and can be different or the same image/size) and 2 on the hanging shelves


4 images hanging for £90 plus 4 images in stock and 4 on shelves (again, to replace if one sells and can be different or the same image/size)

We want to encourage you to exhibit your work as this is the best way to direct traffic to your profile and make follow up sales online. Those who do create greater interest in their work and make more sales. This year you can exhibit either aluminium prints, framed prints or original artwork or a selection. Chelsea will help you choose to create the most cohesive exhibition possible, however it will be your final decision.

Branches and Tree Trunks by Sarah Broome

Branches and Tree Trunks by Sarah Broome

If you provide the work it will need to be delivered on Thursday the 13th September to the exhibition venue at the Salthouse in West Bay. If you would like us to print your work for you then we will take the work from our printers for you. All images be they originals or photographs MUST be on your profile for us to print. Please contact us with your requirements should you wish to print new work.

Places are limited so if this is something you would like to take part in then please let us know as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you by emailing Chelsea directly at

Have a lovely summer!

Chelsea and Ben.

Shed Summer Exhibition 13th – 16th July at the Salthouse, West Bay.

The closing date is fast approaching for our upcoming Shed Summer Exhibition 13th – 16th July at the Salthouse, West Bay.

Final selections are being made and submissions need to be finalised by Friday 16th of June and payments received by the 23rd June.

We will then send you your labels which need to be signed and returned as soon as possible.

Once chosen, please put your selection in a separate file titled Salthouse Exhibition. This way we can find the image quickly and easily if an order needs to be made from the show in a smaller or larger size or as a simple unmounted print. It is very important you start to promote the images and get your clients, friends and family along to the show or direct to the images in your profile. If you are on social media please help promote the exhibition too.

Time will fly between now and then and we are both looking forward to seeing you and your wonderful work in West Bay!

Ben and Chelsea

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Broadchurch Outdoor Exhibition – West Bay, Dorset.

We are excited to confirm details of our outdoor exhibition that will run alongside our ‘Broadchurch and its landscape’ exhibition in West Bay, Dorset over the May Day Bank Holiday.

This outdoor exhibition will be installed mid April and will run for a month in and around West Bay.

Chesil Sunset by Charles Headey

Chesil Sunset by Charles Headey

These images will create an art trail and be seen by thousands of visitors and act not only as a piece of public art but also as wonderful publicity for everyone in the Shed Gallery and also those involved in the exhibition. All the images will be titled and tagged with a QR code which leads directly back to the image on your profile for the public to be able to purchase straight away.

All submissions to the outdoor exhibition must be uploaded in the highest resolution possible, tagged JURASSIC COAST and BROADCHURCH with full descriptions of the influence and thought behind the image.

Both the outdoor art trail and Salthouse exhibition is open to everyone with a Shed Gallery profile.

The closing date for submissions is Sunday April the 12th.

As an online gallery we are always looking for ways to promote your work and help you sell and we firmly believe this is a unique opportunity we very much hope you will take advantage of.

Upcoming exhibition dates and venues featuring Stephen Banks.

What a year it has been, and it’s not even December yet!
Thank you to The Shed, who have chose me as Artist of the Week again last week. Working with them this year has been a lot of fun, especially during the Muse summer show in Lyme Regis. Not sure if Ben or Chelsea found it quite as much fun, with all the busy preparations they had to do beforehand! But I think we can all agree it was a great success, and I certainly look forward to future exhibitions with them.
Milky Way Above Portland Bill by Stephen Banks

Milky Way Above Portland Bill by Stephen Banks

Following on from Muse, I have a couple of exhibitions of my own coming up. The first is at the Cowshed, in Highland’s End Holiday Park, Eype, where there will be Christmas greeting cards, my ‘Dorset’s Dark Skies’ 2015 Calendar and, of course, The Shed prints available to purchase, for that extra special festive gift. That runs until 15th December, including Sunday (23rd November) for Eype Makers’ Market.
Illuminated Knowlton Church by Stephen Banks

Illuminated Knowlton Church by Stephen Banks

In the new year, I have a whole month occupying the walls of The Exchange’s cafe in Sturminster. It’s a substantial space, so be sure to pop in during February. The exhibition runs from 1 – 28 February.
Archway to Heaven by Stephen Banks

Archway to Heaven by Stephen Banks

I will be entering the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition in 2015, after they put the deadline back in 2014 to April. The vast majority of my astrophotography is taken during the height of summer, when the Milky Way is at its most visible. As I’d already entered my best images from Summer 2013 into the 2013 competition, I didn’t have any images in time for April 2014. So, fingers crossed for further success this coming year. Let’s hope I can once again put Dorset on the stargazers’ map!
Milky Way above West Bay by Stephen Banks

Milky Way above West Bay by Stephen Banks

Thank you to everyone reading who has purchased a print from The Shed; my images and everybody else’s. I’ve been chatting to Ben and Chelsea and they’ve got some interesting things planned for the future. Watch this space!