Friday, 21 August 2015

Square Pegs in the Ceredigion Art Trail

Square Pegs are delighted to be taking part in the Ceredigion Art Trail, a 10-day open studio event happening all across Ceredigion and including artists in St Dogmaels and Newcastle Emlyn, from 22nd-31st August. 
“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it,” said Groucho, having watched Square Pegs – Carole King, Glenn Ibbitson, Chris and Annie Coombs, Yvette Brown and Steve Thompson – posing for photographs outside Nant Studios.
You are warmly invited to pay your respects to Groucho at Nant Studios, Pantybwlch, Newcastle Emlyn, where Square Pegs will be hosting an exhibition of their work and where Glenn and Carole will be allowing people to invade their studios and make remarks about general levels of tidiness.    
Yvette Brown, Annie Coombs and Steve Thompson will also be making guest appearances throughout the 10 days and will be available to eat cake with you and to talk about the weather or their work.  Two pieces of cake will be awarded to the best Groucho moustache of the day.
Free brochures are now available from  Artstream Gallery 
We are really looking forward to seeing you.
Venues and Directions

The Square Pegs are taking over Artstream, the art gallery run by Glenn Ibbitson and Carole King in Newcastle Emlyn (under the clock tower) for the Art Trail week

There will also be lots to see at

Nant, Pantybwlch, SA38 9JF  – From Newcastle Emlyn take the B4333 (signposted to Cynwyl Elfed).  After 2 miles, white gibbet sign on right to Nant.  Follow drive passing to the left of a corrugated-roofed barn and down to house and workshops.  Ample parking.  Look out for the Art Trail signs on the road.
Square Pegs are:
Carole King – Fine art, printmaking and hand-made books
Glenn Ibbitson – Fine art, printmaking and film
Annie Coombs – Gemstone and precious metal jewellery
Yvette Brown – Pewter and mixed media birds
Steve Thompson – innovative woodwork
More information about The Square Pegs can be found at

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Artstream Competition

Enter the ArtStream free draw and win either

A] a framed screenprint by Glenn Ibbitson. "Consignment: batch 40 unit1" a signed limited edition [of 10] printed on ply;
B] a handstitched and bound 74 leaved sketchbook [140gsm; 11 x 15cm] by Carole King, with original screenprinted 'Hills and Dales' design cover.

Step 1 -the easy bit. Go to the Artstream facebook page at
and 'like' this page -many of you have already got this far.

Step 2 -bit trickier… write a one sentence, five star review on the page, telling the world just what it is which makes ArtStream Gallery so special. Be original; the more off the wall your comment is, the better! *

You have until midnight Monday 10th August to submit your comment.

The names of all contributors will be included in a draw; to be made on Tuesday, August 11th by Pam Judge; media coordinator for this year's Ceredigion Art Trail

*Reviews may be used in future ArtStream publicity acknowledging the writer with initial, surname and town location only. No contact details will be made public at any time.