The Board Room, Jordan's Solicitors (18 King Street, Wakefield): 27/7/16 to 27/8/16
Wakefield's Chantry Chapel on the Brigde: 29/7/2015 The Board Room, Jordan's Solicitors (18 King Street): 30/7/14 & 31/7/13
Wakefield's Chantry Chapel on the Bridge: 25/7/2012
JMJ will be returning to Jordan's Solicitor's Board Room, for his 4th year, in July/August 2017
2 landmarks have occured this year. 2016 is 10 years since JMJ picked up a paint brush again (14 years since an A Level Art teacher belittled his painting style) and 5 years since he began exhibiting with the Wakefield Artwalk scheme.
This year marks JMJ's 5th Summer Exhibition and his 3rd time in the Board Room at Jordan's Solicitors (18, King Street). JMJ's 3 hour launch event was on Wednesday the 27th and attracted 60 visitors (4 trying to enter the art space just as Tasneem, JMJ's very helpful contact, was locking up the building). He sold 2 key fobs (both of The Grand Entrance, Potternewton Heights in Leeds, design) and 3 paintings from my Take-aways for a Tenner table; one of which, The Concrete Castle, JMJ was pleased to have purchased by the staff at Jordan's Solicitors. It joins a selection of paintings on the reception walls of the King Street office. Thank you to the team at JS and especial thanks to trainiee solicitor Tasneem for her support throughout the launch event. She has already 'penciled JMJ in' for next July's Artwalk.
*Head to The Gallery to see what's sold and what's been added, recently.
JMJ's month-long Summer Exhibition continues until 3pm on Friday August 27th. Although open throughout the week, Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm), staff at Jordan's ask that visitors pre-book a time to visit the ground floor Board Room. As in previous years, JMJ's 5th Summer Exhibition remains a 'free to visit' venue. To book a slot, please telephone: Jordan's Solicitors on 01924 387 110 (Ts & Cs: TAfaT* paintings are £10 each, 2 for £15 or 3 for £20 and limited to the 3 hours of the launch event on July 27th. There after, all prices revert back to those listed on this website. Limited edition ByJMJ key fobs are £1 each or a set of 3 for £2).
July 29th, 2015 saw JMJ return to the Chantry Chapel on the Bridge for the second time in four years. Once again, thanks to support from Brian Holding, the evening was a great success. For the 4th year running, the event saw dark skies and heavy rain but attracted a satisfying 43 visitors and resulted in the sale of 6 paintings from the Take-aways for a Tenner table sale.
April 11th, 2015: The Chantry Chapel on the Bridge formed one of the backdrops for Sylvester Stallone's, full length, commercial for Warburton's bread.
October, 2014: JMJ was asked for The Toll House, Scarborough, as a leaving present. Unfortunately, it had been sold 2 years earlier. This led JMJ to create his first and only one-off print of the painting to present to his boss, Carolyn Johnson, who was retiring as Head of Learning Support at Leeds City College.
July, 2014: July 30th saw the highly successful launch of JMJ's 3rd Wakefield Artwalk & Summer Exhibition (his second in the Board Room, at Jordan's Solicitors - 18 King Street, Wakefield). Over the 3 hours, JMJ greeted 106 visitors and sold 12 paintings; including 3 to one visitor and 4 to another visitor. The exhibition closed on Friday August 29th.
Thank Yous... to the 493* who has visited JMJ's 3 previous launch events and 4 July Artwalk Summer Exhibitions, bought paintings and added positive comments to the Testimonials page. Thank you, also, to Wakefield Artist Linda Golding for inspiring JMJ to take part in the Artwalks, to Brian Holding and (late) Kate Taylor MBE for their support in hosting JMJ's first exhibition in 2012
Visitor numbers... Since July 2012, JMJ's paintings have been viewed by almost 500* visitors: 2012, Chantry Chapel on the Bridge - 228 visitors. 2013, Jordan's Solicitors - 56 visitors. 2014, Jordan's Solicitors - 60 visitors. 2015, Chantry Chapel on the Bridge - 106 visitors (in 3 hours).
And, finally... to read what Barnsley Chronicle's Oliver Dyson thought of JMJ's paintings, see Oliver's Meeting Place article (dated August 2nd, 2013) in the Media section of this website.
History... July 25th, 2012: At Wakefield's Chantry Chapel on the Bridge - over the 4 days, JMJ greeted 228 visitors, sold 7 paintings, became the first person to sell a painting on opening night (JMJ sold 3) and broke the record of selling 4 paintings across the 4 days (JMJ sold 7). July 31st, 2013: At Jordan's Solicitors - during the launch evening, JMJ greeted 56 visitors (33 more than the previous exhibitor and setting a new record for most visitors on an opening evening. Especially good as it was a very wet evening) and sold 5 paintings. The exhibition ran for 5 weeks.
Sales, discounts and commissions. Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wakefield Artwalk: www.artwalk.org.uk/next-artwalk/events/24/john-jackson/
Jordan's Solicitors: www.jordanssolicitors.co.uk
Chantry Chapel: www.wakefieldfhs.org.uk/chantry_chapel/Services.htm
Facebook: Byjmj and/or Festival Gardens Liverpool (Stoke, Glasgow, Gateshead & Ebbw Vale) group for more than 4,000 photographs of the 5 UK Garden Festivals and The Gallery, here, for JMJ's Festival Gardens Paintings album.
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