Fine Art Trade Guild

“I joined the Guild to learn more about the world of fine art.  It was not long before I realised how interconnected all the disciplines are in this industry and how important it is to learn the business side of being an artist.  By attending Guild events and networking with others in the world of art I have learnt so much and it has helped me develop my working practice and find opportunities.”

Anne Corless registers her original artwork with the Original Art Register and her prints (limited and open edition) are registered with ArtSure.  Both schemes are run by the Fine Art Trade Guild.

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Above: Anne exhibiting artwork at the Art and Framing Convention UK 2013 in London.

Anne Corless has been a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild since 2009.  She was invited to join the  Fine Art Committee in 2011 and was elected as Chair in 2012, standing down after 5 years in the role in March 2017 and remaining on the committee as an active member.  The FAC organise and judge the Guild Artists Exhibition and the Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award  (both attract international entries) held during the Art and Framing Convention UK each year.  Anne also worked as North West Branchmaster of the Guild for 3 years.

Anne has given lectures/ presentations on behalf of the Guild at the Spring Fair International at the NEC Birmingham, at Art and Framing Conventions UK and at Making Pictures events.
Anne writes articles for the Guild’s award winning magazine ‘Art + Framing Today’ and for the Guild Blog.

To read more about the Fine Art Committee:
http://www.fineart.co.uk/…/Fine_Art_Trade_Guild_Committees.…

Above:  Some of the Fine Art Committee at the Guild office, Spring 2016.  (From L to R): Peter Hayton, Anne Corless, Ian Morris, Karen Hollis, Colin Ruffell, Gordon King and Jorge Aguilar-Agon.
Peter Hayton and Colin Ruffell are Past Masters of the Fine Art Trade Guild.  Gordon King and Jorge Aguilar-Agon were inducted into the Guild’s Hall of Fame in 2015.

Above:  Seen here are some of the Fine Art Committee in Sept 2016 (from L to R): Guest to the meeting Chris Orme (North West Branch Master), Karen Hollis, Anne Corless, Colin Ruffell, Gordon King and Louise Hay (MD FATG).
Colin Ruffell is a Past Master of the Fine Art Trade Guild.  Gordon King was inducted into the Guild’s Hall of Fame in 2015.