BCAF Brochure 2024

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Artist - Sally Howard

BCAF (Bath Contemporary Artists’ Fair) is a platform for artists to showcase and sell their work without any commission fees, allowing creators to thrive in the vibrant arts scene of Bath. BCAF brings quality original art to the public at affordable prices, on a monthly basis from April to December. Entry is free and the venue is accessible to all.

Its presence in the historic Green Park Station bolsters the local cultural community, showcasing the talent of both established and up-and-coming artists. This event is not just an art fair, but a reflection of Bath’s rich artistic heritage and commitment to fostering creativity in its residents and visitors alike.

As a curated event, BCAF serves to both support emerging talent and ensure the highest quality of artwork is presented to the public, providing them with a top-notch experience showcasing the best of what Bath and its surroundings have to offer.

We have developed a significant cultural chance for both the youth and the seasoned individuals. Our dedication lies in facilitating the interaction between artists, the public, and the creative and cultural arts communities within the local and surrounding area.

BCAF serves as a central point for creative expression, bringing together people from different artistic backgrounds including painters, sculptors, photographers, and ceramicists. The fair highlights the significance of art in the community by welcoming over 500 artists each year and showcasing a wide range of artistic mediums. Malachi

Check into our new website from April. Here you willl find everything you need to know about BCAF and its artists. Plus, how to apply to showcase your own work as well as how to get involved.

www.bcaf.co.uk

info@bcaf.co.uk

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Bath Contemporary Artists’ Fair Ltd. No. 1397751
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WELCOME

THE BCAF MENTORING PROGRAMME

After the success of our 2023 ‘Artists’ Mentoring Programme’, we are thrilled to continue our commitment into 2024.

Navigating the art world can be challenging, even for seasoned individuals! Having a mentor can be invaluable for an artist, offering a valuable perspective and advice that may not be accessible elsewhere. A mentor’s role is to provide support, guidance, and insight, assisting artists in achieving their aspirations and objectives.

If you fall within the age bracket of 16-25 and are an aspiring artist, or are currently pursuing art studies or have recently graduated, you can benefit from the expertise of our exceptional professional artists showcasing their work at each event. Our mentors are available to address your queries, whether

they pertain to career guidance, pricing strategies, or technical assistance.

Just look for the black and white BCAF logo on the stands at any of the nine events we have this year and you will find your mentors.

St. James Wine Vaults

We are home to a distinguished music venue, with a charming gallery space available for hire. We are proud supporters of local charities with our hugely popular Thursday night pub quiz.

An award winning, local traditional pub, located just behind the Royal Crescent with a passion for the arts.
St James Wine Vaults, 10 St James Street, Bath BA1 2TW Stjameswv@hotmail.co.uk / 01225 310335

CLOCKWISE

Art - Wildlife & Pet Portrait Artist, Iasonas Bakas, Caroline James, Stuart Catley, Jeanette Hannaby

Enamel Artist, Aquiline Studio

FROM TOP LEFT: K Hester Fine CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Charlie Miller, Kim Watkins, Kate Marshall Ceramics, Barking Dog Studios, Georgina Peters, Ru Goodchild CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Contemporary Mackerel Wall Sculptures www.jesshughesdesigns.com, Laura Richards, Fi Smith Art, Jaqueline Hammond, COCA, Jo Thorne Fine Art CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Shay Parsons, Cath Bloomfield, Susie Pearce, Harry Charles Tim, Nicolette McGuire, Lucy Dunnett CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Adam Clutterbuck Photography, Rossie Henderson-Begg, Michelle Hinshelwood, Demi Lang, Aly Lloyd, Rachael Blakeway CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Louise Golder, Kathryn Stevens, Sarah Jane Evans, Ewa Page Contemporary Artist, Mimi Saboya, Micheal John Crook Sculptures CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Felicity Newman, Chloe Pinheiro, Leah Fletcher, Fiona Meek, sannas_pots, Pedro Ramalho CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Yvette Zoffani, Myles L Mansfield, Miles Baker, Emily Jolley, Ian Fifield, nickdavidson.art CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Stephen Davis, Kate Davies, Madartbird, JK Bleeg, Andrew Rouse Ceramics, Hannah Saunders CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Donna Francesca, RJN Studios, Maria Vasquez, aycawheatingart, Andrea McCurdy, Rod Wesson

GET INVOLVED!

We are building a community of patrons and sponsors who are passionate about the arts and who understand the need to have a reliable source of funding to keep BCAF creative, dynamic, and sustainable for the future.

• Fostering creativity and innovation as we move forward as a major arts presence in the South West.

• Supporting our artists to exhibit affordably.

• Helping to nurture the next generation of talent through subsidised spaces.

• Inspiring and motivating people from all walks of life to engage with art across the community and beyond.

Head over to bcaf.co.uk to find out more.

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS

10am-5pm

Admission Free

Sunday 14 April

Sunday 12 May

Sunday 9 June

Sunday 14 July

Sunday 11 August

Sunday 8 September

Sunday 13 October

Sunday 10 November

Sunday 8 December

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