The Heartstone Fund has been set up in memory of Lendon Scantlebury to encourage young people to make the transition to professional artist, through mentoring, teaching and funding materials and studio space.
Lendon had already taken five artists, Jenny, Kira, Molly, Ollie and Tom, on a journey from their first expressions of talent to becoming confident artists with bright futures.
Lendon's partner in life and art, Dawn Benson, has now taken on the responsibility to fund future developments through continuing the exhibitions that she and Lendon started, and by the sales of handicrafts, cards... and cake!
Read the press release about The Heartstone Fund Launch here
Read our second press release about The Heartstone Arts Exhibition at Lambourn
We have confirmed the dates for our exhibition in the beautiful setting of the Bothy Vineyard, Frilford Heath. We will be supporting Wild Oxfordshire as well as The Heartstone Fund (soon to be a registered charity!).
We are already working hard to put on amazing event. There will be workshops, corporate meeting spaces, music, performances, food and drink and more ... !
If you would like to help us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for sponsorship, stewarding and ideas!
We look forward to seeing you there
Our first exhibition took place in Bampton at WestOx Arts Gallery and also in 2 beautiful gardens just down the road where we displayed over 70 pieces of outdoor sculpture in a garden setting.
As part of Wantage Festival, we held a weekend exhibition at The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis 30 June - 2 July and a third exhibition from 15th to 23rd July at Maddle Farm, Lambourn which also supported Riding for the Disabled. Read more ...
We also sell handicrafts, cards and cake to raise money for the Fund. These hand-knitted cardigans will be on sale at various events along with cards by Bryony Allison - please get in touch if you would like to buy anything, including art!