The details for the Age UK Barnet Secret Postcard Sale are being finalised.
The cards will be on display and for sale in
Passobello, 174 High Rd, East Finchley, London N2 9AS
on Saturday 6 Dec from 10am-5pm
A huge thank you to Atif, the owner of this lovely carpet shop, for letting us takeover for the day. He couldn’t be kinder or more helpful. Do check him out on Twitter @passobelloltd and send him some twitterlove from me.
The East Finchley Christmas Festival will be taking place on the high road that day, so there will be plenty of music, stalls and festive cheer when you come.
So, just a reminder of how this works for those of you thinking of coming along; hundreds of postcards have been donated to Age UK Barnet with drawings, paintings, photographs and collages on the front. They are signed on the reverse, so they are sold anonymously, all for the same price – £20.
This means it is partly an art sale, because you buy an image you love, and partly a raffle, because you might spot a card by a well-known artist or celebrity, which is worth much more than you paid for it.
I’d like to give a huge thank you to the local artists who have supported this.
Age UK Barnet’s art group and volunteers
Finchley Art Society, whose members have been amazingly generous. They currently have an exhibition on at the Trinity Centre in Nether St, N12, so do pop along and see their work.
North London Artists Network @nlan_tweets have been good supporters too. Check out Dan Wrightson’s exhibition at Lauderdale House in Highgate from 26 Nov. Dan’s son Ben is the youngest artist this year, at the grand age of 3.
Studio North Three are a group of artists who meet from 10am-1pm on Tuesdays at Frith Grange Scout Hut in Mill Hill and have given a lovely selection of work.
Whilst we are in Mill Hill, thank you to Rubi Bhattacharyya of Milldon Art Society who donated postcards both this year and last.
Thank you again to Barnet Guild of Artists and to East Finchley Open Artists, in particular Ann Froomberg for her lovely work and for getting them on board again. They will be holding a selling exhibition at Tree House School, Woodside Ave, N10 3JA on 22-23 Nov, with proceeds to Ambitious about Autism.
Martin Ursell of Middlesex University is once again rounding up some artists and illustrators of the future for me.
Finally I would also like to give a special thank you to Audrey Montet @montetdesigns whose art group at Fonthill Care Home in St Albans have been very generous supporters and who have provided the oldest artist to contribute this year, at the age of 92.
All in all, it is looking pretty festive and exciting.