Shed Summer Show: Points to remember

Thank you to those of you who have made an application to our Annual Summer Show. It’s lovely to be back in touch with many of you and hearing about your plans and projects and seeing your new work.

There are a couple of shots that have caught our eye one being by Kym Cox that was published in the New York Times:

No.4 Colour Clouds by Kym Cox

Also a cracking shot by Sam Rose whose patience over all these years has paid of with The Pot of Gold

The Pot of Gold by Sam Rose

Remember, its not only photographers contacting us its the buying public too. We can answer many of their questions but it makes it so much easier if you do the following:

Edit each image and write a small description. I may recognise where the image was taken but I may not know why or what makes it special to you. Also it needs to be tagged so it appears in the correct category in the gallery which makes searching for it easier.

Check you have a profile photo and also that you have a current collection so that your profile appears in the list of exhibitors.

Update your images and add more portfolios, we always get a boost in views around a show so really make the most of this push towards the website.

Finally if you are interested in exhibiting it is a very affordable way to do so and trust me after all these years working at art fairs, in galleries and online there is no substitute to the buying public seeing something in front of them and buying it on the spot.

Chelsea Davine

Annual Shed Summer Group Show

Dear Shed Gallery Artists and Photographers,

We are delighted to announce our annual Shed Summer Group Show,

The venue will be the Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis, Dorset from the 26th June – 10th July 2019.

Places will be limited and you need to have an active portfolio in the Shed Gallery to take part.

  • It costs £60 to exhibit a maximum 4 pieces of work. It can be photography or original art. We take no sales commission 100% of sale price goes to the artist.
  • Send Chelsea an email with your submission so she can curate the show:
  • Once selected the work to be exhibited MUST be uploaded to your profile under a separate portfolio titled “Malthouse 2019” with your price for the item.
  • Work must be delivered on the 25th of June to The Malthouse, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PU.
  • Work to be collected on the 10th July or if this is not possible then we can arrange for a paid courier to return the work (this will be quoted at the time).

If you are interested then please let Chelsea know by the 17th June 2019.

We can also print work for the show so please contact us with the details of your requirements so that we can quote. Please note that images for printing must be uploaded on your Shed profile beforehand.

This is a great opportunity to show your work to the buying public, meet the rest of the community and see how your work is received. Critical feedback and taking your work off a computer screen is an important step in your development as artists and photographers.

We will have a reception at 5pm on Saturday 5pm 29th June. Good luck with your application and see you there!

Chelsea and Ben

Sarah Broome – Shed Gallery Artist of the week

This week we are highlighting as our Artist of the Week the work of Sarah Broome.

As she says in her profile that ‘I lost my mojo but now I’m back’. It is not always easy being continuously creative. Sometimes ideas need to bubble away under the surface and then somehow something sparks an idea and then away you go.

The Sentry by Sarah Broome

Her new series of ‘Postcards from Home‘ combines her love of photography superimposing images that speak of a beloved means of communication that has become all but redundant. Radiohead used to have as one of their riders (requests whilst on tour) postcards with stamps attached to send home to let family know where they were!

A Winter’s Day by Sarah Broome

A few words from Sarah:

Over the past two years I have mainly been working on a small scale. The first time in 30 odd years of picking up a paint brush and exploring where I left off after leaving school.

During those years I had mainly been occupied with a love for photography. As the years passed I began to feel that something was missing, that I needed something more. I began searching for other mediums that could be used to combine and solidify a desire to capture the landscape that surrounds me. I began with watercolour pens and progressed to oils with acrylics and pastels in between. My first attempts with oils were really bad so I stopped. Trying to find my way with a little help from my artist brother and a few words of advice from artist friends. I mainly concentrated with getting to grips with the bare bones, back to the drawing board so to speak!

Gorse in the Landscape by Sarah Broome

The past year has been all about exploration of abilities. Working small scale with soft pastels, acrylic inks, charcoal and so on. And then it happened. I had previously purchased two large canvases in a sale and had done nothing with them. I wasn’t ready to go large at that time. Until recently they had sat in the studio untouched and still wrapped in their cellophane. Last weekend I had an epiphany and in a whim I decided it was time!
When I finished Through the Meadows I sat back and looked at it in wonder, had I really just created that?

Through the Meadows by Sarah Broome

To say I was shocked with myself would be an understatement. The feedback I received fro an artist community on a social media platform was overwhelming. Since that first tiny step I have produced two more large pieces and I want/need to produce more! Everything I have been making over the past two years has led me to where I am now.

INSTANT – Shed Summer Exhibition

18th – 31st August 2016 Malthouse, Lyme Regis

Summer is coming and we are planning our group summer show. This year our title is INSTANT. Everyone who has a current Shed profile is eligible to apply for the exhibition. The inspiration behind our title this year is why in that particular instant you chose to click. Many of you take weeks or years planning and waiting for that moment when the sun or the stars align, the mist rises and the light is just so to take that shot. Or are you the spontaneous photographer, camera always in hand ready for the unexpected? Tell the audience your story, your inspiration behind that INSTANT.

North Poorton Rainbow by Kris Dutson

North Poorton Rainbow by Kris Dutson

If you wish to take part then please send Chelsea the following: a selection of 8 images from your profile with their URL link with a full explanation of the INSTANT behind the image.

Please tag each image selected (you do this by clicking onto the image and tagging it with relevant categories which then appear in the gallery) Two images will be chosen. These will be hung next to each other either in portrait of landscape format 90cm x 60cm, so please think of the pairing and how they will hang together. If you are successful then we will print these images. Please double check they are uploaded in the highest resolution possible and that they are watermark free. The makers, painters and printers please send me images of original artwork you wish to be considered and upload to the website in a quality that they can also be sold as prints.

Old Harry Can Break the Rules by John Fanning

Old Harry Can Break the Rules by John Fanning

You may have more images in the show. Those of you who have been to our exhibitions know our model is to take the images from the wall as they sell so if you wish to have s selection of other images to hang then please contact us to discuss a special exhibition printing rate, we are offering 35% off our normal website prices. If they don’t sell then they will be available for collection at the end of the show for you to show your clients/friends how fabulous your work looks printed and mounted or even have your own exhibition!

Closing date for entries is July 15th so you have time to plan and take/make some amazing work.

Tips For Promoting Your Art

One of the best ways to promote your work and increase your visibility in The Shed Gallery is to have a well-organized, well-photographed portfolio with high-resolution images (without a watermark) and detailed information about you and your artwork. 

Make sure your profile is updated with useful biographical information, such as an artist statement, education background, and exhibition history. Adding new work even just a few images at a time and refresh your portfolios keeps interest in your profile and makes you look active.

Before you post an image on any platform or social media upload it first and then use the URL link at the top of the image page to connect the image to where it can be bought. It doesn’t matter how many times you post the image with the link, this is what is called a ‘Call to action’ buy here, click here, order here and so on.

This is a busy time of year and print orders and email enquiries are coming in all the time make the most of it!

Congratulations to the exhibitors who sold images in March, a selection of some of the most recent images sold through the Shed Gallery are below!!

Looking West at Durdle Door by Stephen Banks

Looking West at Durdle Door by Stephen Banks



Corfe castle by Matt Pinner

Corfe castle by Matt Pinner



Old Harry Rocks 1 by Steve Belasco

Old Harry Rocks 1 by Steve Belasco



St. Aldhelm's Chapel, St. Aldhelm's Head by Kevin Ferrioli

St. Aldhelm's Chapel, St. Aldhelm's Head by Kevin Ferrioli



Oxidise by Chelsea Davine

Oxidise by Chelsea Davine