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Artists announced for Etsy’s first ever art exhibition, OPEN

Sep 12, 2014

by Jo Casley

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We are delighted to announce the final line-up of artists selected for Etsy’s first ever art exhibition, to be held in October 2014 in London.

Over 600 talented Etsy sellers applied to be part of the exhibition, and we were wowed by the standard of entries. Fortunately, the tough decision of how to shortlist a small number of artists from the wealth of Etsy talent was not ours to make, but fell to our selection panel of experienced curators – Katherine Mellor, Matt Roberts from a-n and Lena Nix of Space Studios – more to come about them soon!

Covering disciplines ranging from oils to ceramics, the fifteen participating UK artists are:

Kristi CummingLucy PassTimothy GentBen Lewis GilesLaura BirdVanessa DonnellyMaya MladenovicWilliam WhiteLou TaylorKitty CooperJames BrownMidori TakakiBecci MaryanneAlice Duck and Kethi Copeland.

Congratulations to all our selected artists, and thank you to everyone who applied – we were truly inspired by your art and passion.

We’d like to invite the whole Etsy UK community to come along to the exhibition, entitled OPEN, at 5th Base Gallery on Heneage Street, London from October 17 – 19, 2014 (open Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 11am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 3pm). We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are an artist not currently selling on Etsy, why not open a shop? Get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: ARTETSYUK at http://etsy.me/1DhK4g0  (new sellers only).

1 Featured Comment

  • natwonderwall Admin

    Natalie Wall said 5 years ago Featured

    Hey all! We are (very) aware that London isn't accessible to everyone, but not only is this event part of Frieze London, it's also our first EVER Etsy art exhibition, so we're hoping it's successful so we can potentially roll it out nationwide in the future. And don't forget, the exhibitors are from all over the UK, so they'll be reppin' ;)

58 comments

  • econica

    Natallia from econica said 5 years ago

    this is amazing! hope to see snapshot of it online!

  • natwonderwall Admin

    Natalie Wall said 5 years ago

    Stay tuned, we will be showcasing the exhibition here and across our social channels FOR SURE!

  • jizbasusan

    Susan Jizba from TheWeaverOfWords said 5 years ago

    That's such a wonderful opportunity! Congrats to all the amazing artists selected!

  • SaraWen

    Sara from SaraWen said 5 years ago

    That's pretty cool. Wish I could be in London for that!

  • treeartist

    Jordanka Yaretz from treeartist said 5 years ago

    Good selection, Too bad I don't live in London. I wonder if there is going to be one in Canada.

  • hannahbanana786

    hannah esa from hannahbananascrafts said 5 years ago

    Amazing will try my best to make it to London :-)

  • CreateTheCut

    Create The Cut from CreateTheCut said 5 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing the artwork on social media, wish I could go to London! ;( Congrats to all you artists, that's exciting!

  • JanRyanArt

    Jan Ryan from JanRyanArt said 5 years ago

    Congratulations to all those exhibiting, what a great opportunity :)

  • SusanJeanPeters

    Susan Jean Peters from susanjeanpeters said 5 years ago

    "Etsy’s first ever art exhibition." Very, very exciting, and for all exhibiting.

  • oohlalaninn

    Nancy from OohlalaBoho said 5 years ago

    Congrats! How exciting!! Wish I lived a lot closer to see all the beautiful art!

  • heatherirvinefineart

    Heather Irvine from heatherirvinefineart said 5 years ago

    Well done everyone and good luck at the show! Will be tuning in :)

  • dezawadzka

    b.art open studio from artdonataezawadzka said 5 years ago

    congrats to all, wish I knew this when there was still time to put an entry....

  • Agasart

    Aga from AgasJourney said 5 years ago

    huge congrats to all artists!

  • vivienneedwards

    Vivienne Edwards from Thedinkydoodlestudio said 5 years ago

    Exciting news and excellent choices. I hope this is the start of a series of exhibitions world wide. Well done to the `Chosen Ones' :-)

  • PinkyDove

    Paul Woods from FrenchEmporium said 5 years ago

    Good choice of works, very pretty colours, love pinks and blues, cute and safe, excellent interior decoration to make any room look nice. The curators should be proud of their selections.

  • chrispostolan

    chrispostolan said 5 years ago

    Very exciting! Good luck to all the artists!

  • IlseHviid

    Ilse Hviid from IlseHviid said 5 years ago

    :)

  • joannecampbellart

    joannecampbellart from JCampbellArt said 5 years ago

    Sound great. I would love to add some of my artwork when this is on again.

  • GVEGA

    G Vega from GVEGA said 5 years ago

    Congratulations everyone :)

  • LifeCovers

    Sally Lucas from LifeCovers said 5 years ago

    Congratulations to those selected. May be able to visit if in London.

  • su70

    S. Whatling from WildThymeStudio said 5 years ago

    Fabulous idea! Congratulations All!

  • VintageDandy

    VintageDandy from VintageDandy said 5 years ago

    They all look really young! I don't believe that reflects the real average age of artists on Etsy. I'd like to see the demographics of your applicants. Come on, show us.

  • gothronicia

    Mari from MokokoLabs said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! <3

  • midoritakaki

    Midori from midoritakaki said 5 years ago

    I am so excited to be in the exhibition! I hope to meet you there! : ) Thank you so much! : )

  • textilechicken

    textilechicken from textilechicken said 5 years ago

    Congrats to all artists involved. I will definately be visiting

  • liaaminov

    Lia Aminov from AMINOVART said 5 years ago

    this is just amazing!!! congratulations for all artist!!

  • skysetterartmobiles

    Carolyn Weir from SkysetterArtMobiles said 5 years ago

    Oooo! Wouldn't this be wonderful for US Sellers as a Etsy Google Open Gallery!

  • Houseofaks

    Akshata Mavlankar from HouseofAks said 5 years ago

    Congrats to Everyone selected for Etsy's First Exhibition! I am sure its going to be great!!Kudos!

  • ClaireCaudwell

    Claire Caudwell from ClaireCaudwellArt said 5 years ago

    Nice idea doing an exhibition if Etsy artist. Maybe there can be one in Stockholm in the future!

  • lauralongprintmaker

    Laura Long from LauraLongPrintmaker said 5 years ago

    Well done everyone! Great selection of talent there! Hope there are more of these ace opportunities. :)

  • deeboneshopper

    Delphine Comte from RedFourteen said 5 years ago

    Congrats to everyone! Have a good time at the exhibition!

  • wickedcoat

    Caroline O from WickedEthel said 5 years ago

    Congratulations Artists. I hope you do really well! Wish I was visiting.

  • lemontoes

    Jan Vallance from TheArtBoat said 5 years ago

    Congratulations all those taking part! Had no idea this was happening.

  • CinnabarAndSienna

    Richard H Allsop from CinnabarAndSienna said 5 years ago

    WELL DONE AND I HOPE YOU DO WELL AT THE EVENT ;0))

  • beccatextile

    beccatextile from Beccatextile said 5 years ago

    Congrats to everyone!

  • sarahbyfield

    Sarah Byfield from LandscapeAnthology said 5 years ago

    Congratulations to everyone - looks like a fab selection!

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  • WoodsyWools

    ACR from WoodsyWools said 5 years ago

    Wow this is great, congrats to all!

  • PatricksPieces

    Julia from Patricks Pieces from PatricksPieces said 5 years ago

    great idea, looking forward to seeing some pic's when it goes live

  • mtabscott

    Poppy Mae from ohsopoppy said 5 years ago

    OMG, congratulations! Super jealous here!

  • rosecherry

    rosie from AntiquitiesVintageUK said 5 years ago

    why oh why...is everything in London? so far away...fantastic...and would of be able to exhibit, hopefully if in Birmingham...maybe next time https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SandiesOriginalArt?ref=si_shop this is my art, I have two shops.

  • pottypotts

    sandy from SandiesOriginalArt said 5 years ago

    WOW...THAT IS FANTASTIC....WISH IT WAS A LITTLE CLOSER...EVERYTHING SEEMS TO HAPPEN IN LONDON....

  • pottypotts

    sandy from SandiesOriginalArt said 5 years ago

    congratulations....maybe I will be selected next time...did not know about this...must of missed it

  • beaknitting

    Bea Roberts from beaknitting said 5 years ago

    I echo what Sandy says. it would be great to have something like this in the Midlands.

  • natwonderwall Admin

    Natalie Wall said 5 years ago Featured

    Hey all! We are (very) aware that London isn't accessible to everyone, but not only is this event part of Frieze London, it's also our first EVER Etsy art exhibition, so we're hoping it's successful so we can potentially roll it out nationwide in the future. And don't forget, the exhibitors are from all over the UK, so they'll be reppin' ;)

  • Mintymw

    Mintymw from MintyArtsandDesigns said 5 years ago

    This is great news! I'm looking forward to attending it! I wish I knew about it before in time to apply! All the best!

  • charswildart

    Sherman Street Design from ShermanStreetDesign said 5 years ago

    Congratulations to all those exhibiting, what a great opportunity :) - Charlotte, Seattle WA

  • gaiahandicrafts

    Angélica Maripociosa from PeaceAPorter said 5 years ago

    Great effort to boost the artist Etsy community, definitely needed, thumbs up for the chosen ones!

  • 26Seeds

    Chelsea Hopkins-Allan from ChelseaHopkinsAllan said 5 years ago

    Please make one for Australia!! I would love to see more pictures of this too!!

  • TheKestrelAndTheSea

    Kes Samuelson from TheKestrelAndTheSea said 5 years ago

    Congratulations to all the artists! I really love some of them, although I think it's interesting that many of the chosen don't seem to have had much success selling on Etsy. One of the shops has been open since 2009, with only three sales! I don't think that is a particularly good 'advert' for Etsy as a marketplace for artists... ? I'm not bitter about not being chosen - 15 is only a handful out of so many, so the odds were always against us. But if there are more exhibitions in the future, it might be good to let more people be involved? E.g. 50 artists, each submitting just one or two works?

  • joannajancreations

    Jan Williams from JoannaJanCreations said 5 years ago

    Good Luck to all the exhibitors hope you have a fab day! Sorry I can't make it to see all the wonderful works of art.

  • mitchandmani

    Mitch McFarlane from MitchMcfarlanePhotos said 5 years ago

    Congrats to everyone who got selected

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  • DesignsByZanna

    Suzanne Homer from DesignsByZanna said 5 years ago

    Good luck to all those who are taking part. What an exciting event!! Would love to see it but, sadly London is a bit far from Newcastle, to come for a day. I have favourited some of the work and will be sharing the event on social media!

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  • LaurieGee

    Laurie Azure Gee from laurieazuregee said 5 years ago

    What a FANTASTIC idea!!! Good luck to all of those wonderfully talented artists!!

  • DezineKonnections

    Tola Laseinde from DetolaAndGeek said 5 years ago

    Am sure it's going well Congrats to all the selected Etsy artist

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