Copyright © 2014 Isabel Blincow E: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the 1980's, Isabel was continually complaining that there was nowhere for amateur and semi-
Towards the end of the 1980's, Isabel and her husband Graham decided that if things were to change, they must make them change. The concept of an Art Show for amateur and semi-
Volunteers to help were recruited, and in due course the 1st Great Sheffield Art Show was staged in July, 1988, showing nearly 1,400 selected pictures from around 400 local artists. Thankfully, with contributions from local sponsors, the revenue from ticket sales and commission on the sale of pictures, this first show returned a small surplus which was used to help finance the Show in future years.
Isabel and Graham continued to organise the Show for the next 13 years on a non-
Over the years, and with the new organisers, the Show has been nurtured, refined and improved. Communications with local artists and Art Groups continues, and new sponsors have been brought on board, and professional artists who wish to take one of the many peripheral stands at the Show are happy to be involved.
The public have shown their abiding interest with attendances in excess of 3,000 per year.
For more information,
visit the website at
‘The Great Sheffield Art Show’
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