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A Visit To The Surface Gallery International Postcard Show

Work by Rachel Cheung

This week I braved the wind and weather and toddled off to see the Annual International Postcard Show at Surface Gallery on Southwell Road. This year, there are even more submissions than last year, so there are over 300 postcards by 105 different artists to see. Entries have come from Nottingham and surrounding, Britain, and abroad. The furthest submission this year, came from British Columbia although there were several others from Europe.

 

Star Wars Postcards by Karen Thomas

Star Wars Postcards by Karen Thomas

 

Work by Lisa V Robinson

Work by Lisa V Robinson

 

Caustic humour by Peter Wilkes

Caustic humour by Peter Wilkes

 

The exhibition, which runs until the 14th February, has a massively diverse collection of artworks for you to see, most of which are for sale, and which are priced at £15 each. Ranging from mixed media / collages, through to paintings and drawings, photographs and digital artworks. There were lots of pieces that caught my eye, but shown here are some of my favourites this year.

 

Beautiful mixed media drawings by Natalie Hallows

Beautiful mixed media drawings by Natalie Hallows

 

Interesting postcards by Ju Smith

Interesting postcards by Ju Smith

 

Illustrations by Reese Straw

Illustrations by Reese Straw

 

There is something which will appeal to everyone’s taste in this yearly art event, which is in it’s tenth year. I was happy to see my artworks on the wall too, as I was a little too late to enter last year. I so enjoyed the 2013 exhibition, that I vowed I would submit to this years event (although I only managed it by the skin of my teeth – see my last post.)

 

Work by Rachel Cheung

Work by Rachel Cheung

 

Postcards by Ana Kopka

Postcards by Ana Kopka

 

Graphic work by Daniel Bamford

Graphic work by Daniel Bamford

 

If you want to visit the International Postcard Show, the gallery in Sneinton, is open to view Tuesday to Friday 1200 – 1800 and on Saturday 1100 – 1700. I would definitely recommend a visit, the art is very accessible and you can bag yourself some original pieces of art of a very reasonable price.

Local reporter Declan Prendergast caught me at Surface Gallery during the exhibition and asked me about my submissions.