An art exhibition in Portree will help raise money for Scottish Autism.  

The local Skyeworks Gallery in Portree is organising the 'Time and Tide' Charity Exhibition, for which artists are being asked to enter their pieces to go on sale from 29 July.  All artwork will be priced at £85, with £25 of the sale price being donated to Scottish Autism.  

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects the way a person communicates, interacts and processes information.

Liza Hawthorne, owner of the Skyeworks Gallery, said: "I would love to raise as much money as possible for Scottish Autism because I know how much this charity does for individuals and families around Scotland affected by the condition.  Hopefully as many artists as possible will put their work into the exhibition: we are aiming to hang at least 100 canvases.  It's incredibly exciting - a real opportunity for the community to see and buy fantastic work at affordable prices AND raise money for a great cause!"

Liza continued: "'Time and Tide' is open to all entries and is anonymous (artwork should not be signed on the front), which gives a wonderful opportunity for artists to be creative and experimental!  We have a mix of highly acclaimed and unknown artists entering work. All art obviously takes skill and time, and to recognise this all work will receive a set remuneration of £50 if it sells."  

Artists can enter their work to the gallery up to the 28 July.

Karen Wilson, Fundraising Manager at Scottish Autism, said: "We love the idea that artists can enjoy exploring their talent, yet also help raise money for Scottish Autism and its many support services across Scotland.  We are enormously grateful to Skyeworks for choosing to support us, and would encourage as many artists and members of the public as possible to get involved too!"

The gallery will also be running a public poll for favourite artworks, and with the artists' permission up to six will be printed as a range of cards carrying the artist's contact details, with profits of these being donated to Scottish Autism.

For more information about the 'Time and Tide' exhibition, or how to enter an artwork, please contact the Skyeworks Gallery on 01478 612669, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

For more information about Scottish Autism visit www.scottishautism.org or phone 01259 720044.