Applications are OPEN!

After the success of our first Art at the Beach event last month, we have two dates secured for 2023.

If you want to exhibit, please follow the link below to apply for Saturday 3 June 2023.

Applicants will go through a selection process for the June exhibition. Applicants will receive an automated email confirming acknowledgement of their application and can expect an answer in December 2022 regarding the status of their application. If you are successful, you will be emailed a link to make payment for your pitch.

Click the button below to read the full T&Cs and to apply.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your application!

Sunday Sketch at Felixstowe Museum

We are thrilled to announce our latest partnership with the incredible Felixstowe Museum, to offer you a new art class called ‘Sunday Sketch at the Museum’!

Our first class is on Sunday 23 October 2022, 11:00 – 12:30.

Art for adults and families at Felixstowe Museum. All abilities welcome. Each participant will be provided with a basic art set to use for the class. Feel free to bring your own sketchbook, drawing and colouring pencils. No paint or liquids. The class will focus on observational drawing and will vary slightly each month.

  • Suitable for ages 7+ and all children must be accompanied by an adult 
  • £12 per adult and £6 per child
  • Once a month on a Sunday, 11:00 – 12:30
  • Art class followed by a drink and some biscuits! 

Tickets can be purchased on the day and in advance. Tickets available to buy here.

Art at the Beach 2022

Photo by Fern Nicholson

WOW! What an event!

First of all, a huge thank you to all the exhibitors, visitors and supporters of the event, without you, none of this would be possible!

On the day we had an eclectic mixture of artworks on show and what a feast for the eyes it was! We also had a demo tent which housed Lois Cordelia, Catalina Carvajal and Toby Mayhew, who all demonstrated their incredible talents as artists by painting live.

We also had an activity tent that was free to visitors on the day. The tent was run by five wonderful ladies from the After Hours Collective and they helped guide people through the activities available, which varied from pebble decoration, mini flags and beach themed collage.

A unique van was also on display and this was kindly brought to the event by Suzanne and Alex from inc_Suffolk (menta). The van was painted by artist, My Dog Sighs, and it made for an exciting addition to Art at the Beach.

To see more photographs of the day, please click here. Photography by Fern Nicholson and if you share/use these images, please give her credit, thank you.

Art & Wine

We have just teamed up with The Little Wine Bar in Walton to offer you the wonderful combination of art and wine!

Tickets are now on sale and available by clicking here.

Art for adults. All skill levels welcome! £15 per person. Ticket includes a wine or beer upon arrival. Art materials provided. Each month we will be using different mediums, techniques and methods. 228 High Street, IP11 9DS.

Held once a month on a Wednesday. Limited availability. See you there!

  • Wednesday August 24th – Watercolour bouquet – Learn some simple watercolour techniques to paint an array of beautiful flowers.
  • Wednesday September 21st – Cat collage – Inspired by the work of Nia Gould, we will be looking to create cat portraits through the medium of collage.
  • Wednesday October 19th – Frida Kahlo – Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, is the inspiration of this workshop and we will be combining it with painting onto wine bottles!
  • Wednesday November 23rd – Christmas watercolours and calligraphy – Paint a beautiful Christmas inspired watercolour artwork framing some sentimental Christmas words in calligraphy.

Frida Kahlo, was in Felixstowe!

This weekend, Frida Kahlo, was in Felixstowe!

It was carnival weekend in Felixstowe and what a glorious event it was! The theme for the carnival was ‘hero’s and villains’, so it was only right that I dressed up as my artistic hero, Frida Kahlo.

A huge thank you to the organisers of the event, the supporters and spectators.

Photo credit to Alan Boyle, Felixstowe News, Susie Sparkle and my parents 🙂

Thanks again,

Victoria

We are moving!

Dear friends, colleagues and customers of The Gallery Box,

I want to let you know that this summer, The Gallery Box will be departing from Beach Street Felixstowe. I have enjoyed my time at this exciting location, but it’s time for me to embark on a new chapter in my art journey.

I am passionate about art (it’s my life!) and I will be continuing to teach art classes, work on commissions and organise exhibitions, festivals and other art related projects. The only difference, for now, is that The Gallery Box will not be a physical shop. However, I will be posting regularly on Instagram and Facebook to let you know what I’m working on and keep you updated with art classes and other art related projects.

Thank you all for your support – please stay in touch and I look forward to working with some of you in the very near future!

Victoria 

Our first Sketchbook Club for adults!

Last night we had our first Sketchbook Club for adults at The Waffle Shack!

It was a very productive evening and everyone enjoyed learning something new at the workshop. We focussed on ‘seeing skills’ during the session, based on the book by Betty Edwards, called ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’.

Victoria Petchey, led the class by demonstrating and handing out examples of her own artwork, to show the process of how she creates her building themed illustrations. 

After drawing, inking and painting with watercolours it was time for waffles! Tracy cooked up a selection of her scrumptious waffles and crepes for those in the workshop, ranging from, Oreo crumble, Eton mess, Canadian cinnamon, choc banoffee, berry delight, lotus biscoff, zesty lemon and Bueno surprise!

Tickets are on sale for more Sketchbook Club workshops, but spaces are limited! 

Local collage artist, Hannah Tooke, will be hosting the next class and will be focussing on collage using hand painted papers. Her work is stunning and you can see more of her work here.

The Sketchbook Club in July is now fully booked, but don’t worry, we have more coming up and Hannah is back in October, click here to book.

Thank you to everyone who attended the first workshop and we look forward to seeing you at the next one!

Victoria and Tracy

Late Night Shopping

Opening Hours & Late Night Shopping

From Friday 18 December (tonight!) Beach Street Felixstowe will be having its first late night shopping event. Open from 5pm – 9pm.

We also have a raffle! The tenants at Beach Street have created a wonderful hamper that can be won by purchasing a strip of raffle tickets. Tickets are being sold by all of the Beach Street traders and all proceeds from ticket sales are being donated to the following three charities:

Level 2 Youth Project
Cancer Research UK
CLIC Sargent

For more details, please see posters below.


News

The Gallery Box officially opened on Friday 4 December 2020 and what a busy weekend it was! 

There is a wonderful array of artworks to purchase from local artists in store and here’s a list of who’s exhibiting their work this month:

Mikaela Rackham – Photographer
Joe Davey – Artist
Robert George – Painter
Louise Craigie – Abstract Painter
Rachael Marsh – Knitter
Thaksala Haylock – Typographer/Artist
Amy Marie Gladding – Photographer
The Codiwomplers – Willow Weaver
Felicity Knights – Embroiderer

For more details on their work, feel free to visit the gallery and see their beautiful artworks for yourself! You won’t be disappointed. 


Open Call – ‘My window’


As mentioned in the last newsletter, The Gallery Box is having it’s first open call exhibition in January 2021. The theme is ‘My window’ and there has already been a lot of interest from artists throughout East Anglia. 

This isn’t just a chance to display your work in a new and exciting art gallery, but to showcase your work alongside other local artists, feel part of an artistic community and sell your work, not to mention automatically be in with a chance of winning one month of exhibition space at The Gallery Box free of charge, or you could win £50 cash! 

Remember, places are limited for this open call so make sure you read all the details on the website and deliver your work/s on the first day of submission to avoid disapointment.

Delivery of artwork/s:
Saturday 2  – Sunday 3 January 2021, 10am – 4pm

Submission fee:
£10 per artwork submitted (cash only at time of submission), maximum of two artworks per artist

Size of work:
Strict size policy for submitted work/s. Artwork/photography/chosen medium, must fit within an 30cm square space (this does not include any additional frame you may choose to use). Sculpture or 3D works – 30cm square and will be exhibited on pre-existing shelving at The Gallery Box.

Location:
The Gallery Box, Beach Street, Micklegate Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2GN

Date of exhibition: 
Thursday 7 – 31 January 2021, Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Date of exhibition: 
Thursday 7 – Sunday 31 January 2021, 10am – 4pm, Thursday – Sunday

Theme:
‘My window’

Competition prizes: 

  • ‘The Gallery’s Choice’ – Exhibit at The Gallery Box for one month free of charge
  • ‘The Public’s Choice’ – £50 cash prize


For all the details, click on the tab at the top of this page, ‘Open Call’ for all the details.