It wasn’t too much of a difficult decision to take part in the inaugural Art Surrey as my experiences of Sussex Art Fair have been very positive. Now that it’s done, I can say without any doubt that it was a wise decision. The fair was exceptionally well organised, professionally run and most importantly well attended. Over all there were almost 2,000 visitors across the private view and the 2 days of the fair, with at least 303 artworks being sold. The reason I know this is because Fraser shares these figures after the event with everyone who exhibits, shining a light onto the all too often shadowy world of visitor and sales figures. The amount of visitors and sales is testimony to the hard work of Carol, John and Gemma who did a fantastic job or attracting buyers for the very first Art Surrey. The whole team were friendly, welcoming and very keen to ensure everyone had the best experience possible. Although, there is never a guarantee that art fairs will be a profitable experience for exhibitors, all we can ask is that they are well run, professional and bring in enough art buyers to give us the best chance possible and the team ticked all those boxes with aplomb.
Cy Baker – Artist
We are thrilled to have been able to support the inaugural Art Surrey event and we look forward to doing so again next year. I attended with Katherine, Ema and Karen and we all took home at least one piece of art and were tempted by so much more. Congratulations on such a wonderful event.
Kim, Peacock and Co – Sponsors
Many thanks to Fraser Renton, Carol and John Caiger, Gemma and Michael for your hard work staging ArtSurrey at Epsom Racecourse this weekend. Brilliant location, great vibe and well attended. In these tough economic times, it was good to see artwork leaving the building. Well done!
Deborah Waters – Artist
We visited the first ever Art Surrey exhibition on the Friday Special Viewing, and with no preconceptions, were blown away by the depth and variety of the artwork. Found the exhibitors so friendly and informative. Something for everyone/every budget and we’ve already signed up for next year.
Barbara and Andy – Visitors
Firstly, thanks again to Fraser and his team for a great show this weekend. Everyone I spoke to was very impressed with the quality and variety of work on show. I think you all did an amazing job of organising, advertising, promoting and manning this event. Congratulations!
Lynn Toulson – Artist
Congratulations on a great weekend! Thank you Fraser and your team for a very well organised and wonderfully curated event. It was my first show of this sort and was certainly a goldmine in terms of experience and learning. It was excellent to meet so many good folk.
Wocco – Artist
Visited on Saturday – great layout and display!
Alice Sheridan – Visitor
I felt Art Surrey was an incredibly well run event given the current climate. It really shows that you know what you are doing. I extend a big thank you to Fraser Renton, Carol, John, Gemma and Michael. I look forward to doing it again next year.
Martin Turner – Artist
I was very pleased with the fair even though I didn’t sell anything. The visitor numbers were good and they were buying. The venue was excellent as was all your preparation and organisation.
Lynn Hanford-Day – Artist
My thanks goes to Fraser and his awesome team. Epsom was fantastic. I felt there was an all-round good vibe. Looking forward to exhibiting next year.
Victoria Meering – Artist
Just to say a huge thank you to all of you for your hard work. It was a great fair and well attended for an inaugural event. I had a few visitors tell me the standard of artwork and variety on offer was much better than other local event and another couple also mentioned it was much better than their recent visit to the RA! All in all it was a great event and as usual met some lovely fellow artists.
Tricia Findlay – Artist
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed exhibiting at Art Surrey. It was my first art fair and I had some great conversations with visitors and lovely feedback on my work. I really appreciated the professionalism and organisation that you all put into the event and hope to exhibit with you again.
Stephanie Thompson – Artist
Thank you Fraser for all you achieved. I thought the set up was great, easy and accessible parking, and luxury of all luxuries, storage! For the first fair and considering the cost of living crisis and rugby world cup, I thought it very successful. It’s so good of you also to have total transparency on sales, very helpful for when I do it next year! Thank you.
Dawn Reader – Artist
Very professional show as always. Footfall was decent considering the current economic doom and I can see from sales breakdown people were purchasing which is credit to you guys. Loved the light by my stand as my paintings need light, the venue was spacious and flowed very well. A great line up of Art and Artists, knew so many from previous art fairs, made for a very fun atmosphere. Thanks again to you and your team. Pleasure working with you all.
Eleanor McKnight – Artist