Secret ArtIST Sale 2023
The ‘Secret Artist Sale’ benefits five good causes: Breast Cancer Now, Alzheimer’s Society, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Severn Hospice.
We are thrilled to announce the outstanding results of the ‘Secret Artist Sale’ 2023. This event has been an enormous success, raising just over £13,000 for five incredible charities: Breast Cancer Now, Alzheimer’s Society, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, and Severn Hospice.
Returning to the Soden Collection this year, the Secret Artist Sale has exceeded all expectations. Last year, we managed to sell out all 120+ paintings in just over an hour, raising over £8,500 for our chosen charities. This year, we set our sights even higher, and the response has been truly remarkable.
We are immensely grateful for the generous contributions of over 250 artists, as well as some extraordinary donations from prominent individuals such as Joe Lycett, Harry Brioche, Sue Campion, and Antonio Villalba. These special donations formed a silent auction, allowing participants to place their bids discreetly. The highest bid at the end of the weekend claimed these exceptional artworks.
In addition to the main event, we featured three exclusive prints for sale during the weekend and beyond. Created by Chitra Merchant, Linda Edwards, and James St Clare Wade, these limited editions of just 20 prints each were available for purchase at £150 each.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the artists who generously contributed their work last year and to the dedicated customers who patiently queued for hours. The atmosphere was electric, and your appreciation was palpable, especially when we provided refreshments, including delicious bacon baps. Shrewsbury’s Wyle Cop has never witnessed such an extraordinary event!
Your support has made a profound impact, and together, we’ve contributed significantly to these worthy causes. We look forward to continuing this tradition and making an even greater impact in the future.
We have teamed up with a number of artists who have created an exclusive print for the Secret Artist Sale. These beautiful creations are available to purchase (£150), please contact us to arrange.
We have had some wonderful donations by Joe Lycett, Sue Campion, Harry Brioche and Antonio Villalba for the silent auction. By these donations we raised a considerable amount towards the overall total. Thank you to all who participated!
- Sue Campion RBA “Blue Moone” Signed Print
- Harry Brioche “Late Evening Sun” Original Oil Painting RRP £950
- Joe Lycett “The Fat of the Land” Original Painting. starting bid £500
- Antonio Villalba “Lily Pond” Original Painting RRP £1400
What is the secret aritst sale?
The two-day event will feature original art contributed by international, national, local, and emerging artists, raising money for five good causes: Breast Cancer Now, Alzheimer’s Society, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Severn Hospice.
All the work will be standard size and all for sale at £50 so this is a fantastic opportunity for people to acquire original paintings by some outstanding artists such as Halima Cassell MBE, Charlie Adlard, The Doodle Boy, and Matt Sewell for a superb price.
We shall have a number of EXCLUSIVE limited edition prints available to purchase over the entire weekend, so you won’t have to wait until Sunday to purchase these. Artists such as print specialist, Chitra Merchant, local legend, Linda Edwards as well as townscape artist, James St Clair Wade have kindly worked with us to create exclusive limited edition prints for the Secret Artist Sale.
The weekend shall also include a raffle of goodies from local independent shops from Shrewsbury, as well as a silent auction full of very exciting pieces of artwork from pottery to paintings!
On behalf of all the organisers we would also like to extend our thanks to our sponsors of the Shrewsbury Secret Artist Sale:
Artists who have donated
A big shoutout to all the fantastic artists who’ve generously contributed to the Secret Artist Sale! 🎨 Here’s a lineup of the creative souls who’ve joined the £50 sale extravaganza. Your support means the world to us!
Angela Herbert Hodges
Fiona Macdonald Holt
Halima Cassell MBE
James St Clair
Jo Watters Pawlowski
Nathalie Hildegarde Liege
Past Secret artist sale
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