Janne Robberstad

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Austevoll exhibition

By spotogspindel | October 3, 2010

Havlys (“Ocean-light”) invited me to be part of a sales-exhibition in Austevoll. It´s a small voluntary group to help fund restoration of their local church (you can see it in the background). Anyway, this is the lovely, old house where all the exhibits are. And a cafe. Small and crowded and very, very friendly. I think we were ten people selling everything from pictures and paintings to pottery and glass angels.

I shared a room with two others, and had to improvise the exhibition. The owners of the house didn´t want any nails in the old wall-paper, so I had to use the nails that were already there, which is why it looks so random.

Anyway, as I said, a lovely atmosphere and very friendly people. I even sold some pictures! Yay!

I know I´ve shown some f them before, but not all, so maybe you want a look?

The lady organizing the event lives right across from this sea-house, so she bought it in case she gets tired of the view 🙂 (“Fagerbakken Seahouse”, 20×20 cm, acrylics)

“Entangled propeller”, 20×20 cm, acrylics

Another lady bought “Suitcases” for her husband, who travels 2/3 of the year.

“Binoculars”, 50×75 cm

“Two boats resting”, 30×40 cm, from Storebø, Austevoll.

Oh, and since I have you attention, guess what!? It´s my birthday! 🙂

Topics: Art, exhibition | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Austevoll exhibition”

  1. Anne Vikanes Says:
    October 3rd, 2010 at 23:38

    Utrulig koselig å eta blåbærmuffins hos deg på bursdagen din ;o) Gratulera med dagen, og gratulera med salg av utrulig fine bilder!

  2. spotogspindel Says:
    October 4th, 2010 at 11:44

    Tusen takk kjære du! Eg er så glad for at dåke kom innom 🙂

  3. lacy Says:
    October 5th, 2010 at 02:44

    That church is so darling! I LOVE YOUR ART for the event!

  4. andrew finnie Says:
    October 5th, 2010 at 07:29

    Ah la oss se,
    Gratulerer med dagen til deg
    Happy Birthday til deg!
    Happy Birthday Kjære Janne,
    Happy Birthday til deg!

    Well how can Happy birthday be the same in English and Norwegian?

    beats me.

    I love the bottom pic and the suitcase pic best! Not that I am not enamoured of them all. The look great ‘hung’ together! They are nicely ‘hung’.


    Ah I see the dancers down here. That little kick looks dandy 🙂

  5. spotogspindel Says:
    October 5th, 2010 at 22:59

    Thank you so much, Lacy!
    You know, I think you´d really like it here. The wildness in the landscape combined with the cosiness of the houses.
    On my little island there are 11 000 people, 5 churches and 23 chapells/prayerhouses… so we SHOULD be relatively well-behaved. Hm.

  6. spotogspindel Says:
    October 5th, 2010 at 23:00

    Ha, ha, ha! Happy birthday actually is “Gratulera med dagen!”, but Norwegians usually sing the English Happy Birthday-tune instead of the Norwegian “Hurra for deg som fyller ditt år”
    Thank you so much though, Andrew. Where did you learn Norwegian? Is it a web-wiz-thing, or are you a viking deep down?