Life’s a Beach painting shortlisted for National Open Art Competition 

Very exciting news – The painting I submitted has been shortlisted for #thegreatartprize #NOA17 and as one of the 500 shortlisted works will go through to the second round of judging for The National Art Open Competition

Dear Jacqueline,

We are absolutely delighted to announce that your submission listed below has been shortlisted by our panel of judges for the second round on 29 August 2017. Very many congratulations from us all here at NOA National Art Open

~ Life’s a Beach ~ Acrylics on board, W: 31 H: 82 D: 3 cm

Life's Beach by Jacqueline Hammond
The painting I submitted for 21st National Open Art Competition has been selected from thousands of entries to go forward to the second round of judging. The 500 shortlisted are now in the National Open Art Galleries to view

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‪This year’s finalists will be exhibited at the 21st National Open Art Exhibition at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf in November (17th – 26th) where the prizewinners will be announced. The 500 shortlisted entries from this year’s competition will be entered into the World Art Vote, as well as being offered for sale through NOA’s website galleries and from the artists’ profile pages

Thanks everyone. So pleased I’ve got through to Round 2. Really appreciate your support ✌️vote for Lifes a Beach in the #NOA17 people’s #worldartvote ✌️for National Art Open at http://www.nationalopenart.org/gallery2.php?as=1&Life-s-a-Beach-23195‬

Thanks everyone – I’m really pleased and appreciate your support
‪Cast your vote for Lifes a Beach in the people’s #worldartvote for National Art Open – follow judging process http://www.nationalopenart.org/gallery2.php?as=1&Life-s-a-Beach-23195

My Life’s a Beach painting has been shortlisted for @tnoac National Art Open – lookup #worldartvote

 

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Brilliant news! Life’s a Beach has been shortlisted for The National Art Open #NOA17 @tnoac #paintingprize through to 2nd round of judging! http://www.nationalopenart.org

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National Open Art Competition

The search continues for the best artistic talent of 2017

We’re searching for the best British and Irish contemporary art, photography and moving image of 2017. This year’s judging panel consists of Royal Academician Hughie O͛Donoghue, artist Jane McAdam Freud, former NOA winner Kelvin Okafor, gallery director Cynthia Corbett, photographer Zelda Cheatle and filmmakers Elaine Pyke and Adam Saward. All artwork is judged strictly anonymously on talent, not connections and results in an exhibition of 100% of the open entries – not one ‘invited’ artist. By entering your work, you’ll be in with a chance of winning part of a £60,000 prize fund and being showcased in prestigious exhibitions in London and beyond. Submit your work today, or read on for more information.

“NOA is a wonderful platform for artists, a truly open competition, offering the opportunity not only for artists to exhibit their work in first class venues but the chance of being recognised and the possibility of being selected for one of the many prizes. The competition itself gives a real ͚snapshot of current practice in the UK and Ireland.” – Hughie O͛Donoghue RA – 2017 Chair Judge

EXHIBITIONS

 

21st National Open Art Exhibition 17 – 26 November 2017 Announced

 

A vast, untouched four-storey industrial building will host the 21st National Open Art Exhibition. Bargehouse is an exciting atmospheric space on London’s fast moving South Bank and Bankside areas and sister building to the iconic landmark, Oxo Tower which stands proud on the cultural path between the National Theatre and Tate Modern. This big blank canvas will be transformed into a contemporary gallery space to showcase a cross-section of the very best British and Irish contemporary art of 2017. Enter the 21st National Open Art Competition here or read on to learn more…

A programme of events will be taking place during the exhibition with collaborations between NOA Vice President Gavin Turk and Deborah Turk’s House of Fairy Tales along with Be Smart About Art, Explore Learning and more to be announced. Sign up to be the first to know our lastest news here.

 

Royal Academician Hughie O’Donoghue, artist Jane McAdam Freud, former NOA winner Kelvin Okafor, gallery director Cynthia Corbett, influential photographer Zelda Cheatle and filmmakers Elaine Pyke and Adam Saward are to judge the 21st National Open Art Competition. Read more about our judges here.

 

Professional and amateur artists aged 15 and over can now submit work to the main 2017 competition. Each entry is judged anonymously, making the competition one of the most democratic in the UK and Ireland operating today.

 

This year’s finalists will be exhibited at the 21st National Open Art Exhibition at Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf on Southbank in London this Autumn where the prizewinners will be announced. The 500 long-listed entries from this year’s competition will be anonymously published after the first round of judging for the World Art Vote where the public can view the works and have their say by voting for their favorite on the NOA website.

 

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Quirky outdoor seating to make your garden look amazing 

Article in Ideal Home (July 10, 2015)  – Quirky outdoor seating to make your garden look amazing 

Are you after something a bit different from standard garden furniture? We’ve found 6 pieces that are comfortable and stylish

1. Life is a Beach deck chair

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Pretend you are relaxing on the beach from the comfort of your own back garden with this Life is a Beach deck chair (above) designed by British artist Jacqueline Hammond for smartdecostyle.com. Made from beech wood, the chair’s fun coastal design will add a modern twist to your outdoor space. And best of it, you can fold it up at the end of the day for easy storage. Dimensions: H105xW56xD102cm.

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The Guardian featured Country Lane Deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond at the weekend

Jacqueline Hammond

Always look on the bright side! 

Style Magazine, The Guardian newspaper
Saturday 2nd May 2015

Smart Deco's art print deckchairs As featured in The Guardian at the weekend! – Country Lane Deckchair by Jacqueline Hammond


Country Lane Deckchair was featured in The Guardian’s Style magazine on Saturday 2nd May.  

Here’s the link to the article 

Interiors Space spring special Space edit: bring colour into your home and garden – instantly

Homes Interiors Space Spring Special

 Space edit: bring colour into your home and garden – instantly

“With just a few key pieces, bring instant colour to your home or garden”

4. Country Lane Deckchair £100

Available from http://www.jacquelinehammond.co.uk as well as in spaces.com, notonthehighstreet.com and Amazon, among other potential outlets!

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Deckchair Vs the wind

Windy summer. View our Art Print Deckchair collection on the Smart Deco website

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Smartylamps fly to Pigeon House in Ireland for a unique dining experience

Our latest Smartylamps commission for a restaurant in Ireland called Pigeon House Delgany

Pigeon House Delgany Ireland

Thanks to the lovely proprietors of Pigeon House Delgany in Ireland for sending us photos of our lighting in-situ in their newly refurbished restaurant and wedding venue.

 

These are the Elektra Smartylamps Smart Deco made for The Pigeon House, an award winning restaurant and wedding venue in the heart of Delgany Village, County Wicklow, Ireland.

Elektra Smartylamps Smart Deco made for The Pigeon House, an award winning restaurant and wedding venue in the heart of Delgany Village, County Wicklow, Ireland

Elektra Smartylamps Smart Deco made for The Pigeon House, an award winning restaurant and wedding venue in the heart of Delgany Village, County Wicklow, Ireland

 

 

Pictured in-situ – Elektra Smartylamp Shade – (80cm diameter dodechadron light shade) in large – available from Smart Deco

These are the Elektra Smartylamps Smart Deco made for The Pigeon House, an award winning restaurant and wedding venue in the heart of Delgany Village, County Wicklow, Ireland.

 

Smartylamps light installations — at Pigeon House Delgany.

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The only good system is a sound system 

The only good system is a sound system.

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Glastonbury Festival 2017 – Smartylamps light sculptures in the Theatre and Circus Stage Fields

It’s that time of year. Summer is here and its festival season in the U.K where it all kicks off with the best festival going – Glastonbury! Get your tie-dye on hippies!

Smart Deco have just returned from perhaps one of the greatest shows on earth. A lot of work, commitment and creativity goes into the spectacle that is Glastonbury Festival and after over 20 years we always come back for more festival fun, in the blazing hot sun this year!

The mass spectacle that is Glastonbury Festival

The Other Stage and mass spectacle that is Glastonbury Festival

The mother of all festivals, Glastonbury is probably the UK’s biggest success story. The festival scene has thrived in the last couple of decades, enabling a whole economy and platform to grow out of it.

It is truly a festival of the performing arts with the very best music, theatre, dance, art and everything you can’t possibly imagine in between.

As well as the cool brand of festival frolics and fun to be had, the issues raised by the free festival movement that became Glastonbury and the other few hundred festivals going on this summer, are now on the agenda. Everyone wants to be there, it’s a festival for everyone. People are waking up and heading up the Green Fields to the Stone Circle.

Festival goers getting into the spirit of Glastonbury 2017

Festival goers getting into the spirit of Glastonbury 2017

People are switching on (the TV at home if they can’t get in), tuning in (to the beat – ‘is that coming from Arcadia or is it Block 9’) passing through Babylon and dropping their organically reared children off at the Kids Field so they can have a dance.

Where is Lost Vagueness? Too late, that must be over 10 years ago now. It’s Shangri-La now.

Yogurt weavers, tree-huggers, eco-warriors, rainbow warriors, hippies, tramps and theives unite! All the fun of the (un) fairground is here.

The word is out and it has spread….

This year may well have seen a member of parliament push to the front of the global stage to represent a version of the collective ethos of the festival communities, in the form of Jeremy Corbyn who holds the work of long-term campaigning groups such as CND and Greenpeace to heart – bloody hippy! But there’s still a long way to go before we can live like it’s Glastonbury festival all year round!

What was once considered ‘alternative culture’ the art, music and even political, ethical and ‘green’ issues have infiltrated to become mainstream, celebrated by the media with their guides to summer’s best festivals. Glastonbury tickets sell out in seconds, its become a lottery to get on this page of the summer social calendar. In recent years even high society and royalty can deal with the great unwashed, or get their Jaguar stuck in the mud for the golden ticket to Glastonbury Festival.

The state of the crowd at the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2017

The Smart Deco team were ‘out in the field’ making Smartylamps on site, working at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset creating décor for the main stage tents in the Theatre and Circus Fields.

The Theatre and Circus Fields make up a central and essential part of the fun to be had at the legendary festival.

With 8 main stage and 4 riser stages with 100s of walkabout performances, ground shows, installations, workshops and more……

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The circus big style marquees hold performances by leading theatre, cabaret and performing arts acts, and they are huge!

Our Smartylamps lights looked amazing in this huge tent at this year’s Glastonbury Festival

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Smart Deco at Glastonbury Festival 2017 – The Astrolabe Theatre Tent

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Smartylamps have been lighting up the big circus tent marquees for many years at Glastonbury Festival.

We have lots of photos to share of this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Stay posted for more…

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“Calling all press, festival production organisers, event managers, promoters and party planners!”

HIRE SMARTYLAMPS FOR YOUR FESTIVAL, VENUE, PARTY or EVENT

  • Light decor installations to suit all budgets and venues.
  • On site build – we can supply installations for dry hire or purchase
  • Wide range of designs and suitable for both venue decor and as lighting.
  • The combination of lights are easily customised to suit many purposes

“Calling all press, festival production, stage lighting, event organisers, event managers, promoters and party planners!”

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Smart Deco supply Smarty Lamps as decor for big top tents and marquees- Light Installations in numerous shapes and sizes – Dry hire and purchase options to suit all events, weddings, parties, festivals and venues.

The SmartyLamp installations are assembled from flat packed pieces which we recycle and re-use time and time again for festivals, parties and events throughtout the summer season and the rest of the year. Dry hire and purchase options for any size venue, function or event.

CONTACT US WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS:

Smart Deco  – 01273 271356 or 07977 486603

email smartdecostyle@gmail.com

www.smartylamps.co.uk

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This way they are easily transported and stored to be reused specifically for hire to decorate interiors of marquees and stage venue light installation décor at major events, productions and shows around the world.

Therefore the installations can be created on-site in a short timescale, ready to be hung by crew before the event starts.

Main stage or marquee, grand hall or backstage bar. Smartylamps are versatile with numerous ways to use them. Simply stunning and practical as décor they light up the vast roof of the tent. and can be hung in clusters or spread to light the whole space, from the stage to the king pole, hung above the audience, in light string festoons to the exits, entrances to the marquee, filling the roof space, the sides, dining area, dance floor, bar or public area.

CONTACT US WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS:

Smart Deco  – 01273 271356 or 07977 486603

email smartdecostyle@gmail.com

www.smartylamps.co.uk

www.smartdecostyle.com

Get in touch for more information.

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Get Smart Deco Style with lighting by Smarty Lamps

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website and get some Smart Deco style with lighting by Smartylamps

Smartylamps offer a range of designer inspired, retro style, trendy, affordable lighting, both ceiling pendant lampshades and lamps that give a contemporary, modern look when re-vamping a room. Smartylamps are based in the UK and supply customers with pre-assembled, complete light shades that are ready to install upon opening the box.

Smarty Lamps Designer Retro lampshades are all the shapes that originate from IQ Light system designed in the 1970's

Smartylamps offer a range of designer inspired, retro style, trendy, affordable lighting, both ceiling pendant lampshades and lamps that give a contemporary, modern look when re-vamping a room.

SMART DECO – Smart and stylish ways to decorate life with art

Smart Deco is an expanding collection of simply irresistible interiors and lifestyle accessories, artist driven home décor products, soft furnishings and great garden furniture.  With the ethos of art you can use as well as admire, Smart Deco present high end art pieces that have a practical purpose. Original art and design is combined with an innovative exploration of new ways to make art more accessible.

Functional art is something beautiful and useful. Functional art lets us bring incredible works of creativity and beauty into our everyday lives.

 

ceiling pendant lampshades and lamps that give a contemporary, modern look when re-vamping a room

Smarty Lamps Designer Retro lampshades are all the shapes that originate from IQ Light system designed in the 1970’s

Shop at Smart Deco and choose from the full range of stylish lighting from Smartylamps

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Smarty Lamps installed in venues and events across the UK

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website 

Get some Smart Deco style with lighting by Smartylamps

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Get some Smart Deco Style with our range of Art Print Deckchairs

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website  and get some Smart Deco style with our Art Print Deckchairs. Original art, framed with a deckchair, this summer’s must have item for the garden.

Smart Deco deckchairs featuring art by Jacqueline Hammond

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website with amazing art print deckchairs, the summer must have piece of garden furniture

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Original art, paintings, prints and canvas wall art by Brighton based artist Jacqueline Hammond on smartdecostyle.com

SMART DECO – Smart and stylish ways to decorate life with art

Smart Deco is an expanding collection of simply irresistible interiors and lifestyle accessories, artist driven home décor products, soft furnishings and great garden furniture.  With the ethos of art you can use as well as admire, Smart Deco present high end art pieces that have a practical purpose. Original art and design is combined with an innovative exploration of new ways to make art more accessible.

Functional art is something beautiful and useful. Functional art lets us bring incredible works of creativity and beauty into our everyday lives.

Life’s a Beach Collection by Smart Deco

Life's a Beach with Smart Deco

Check our new homepage and updated Smart Deco website and get some Smart Deco style with our Art Print Deckchairs. Original art, framed with a deckchair, this summer’s must have item for the garden.

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