The Custom House Studios at Westport quay and Westport Arts Festival will present exhibition of paintings by Pat Harris and Linda Ruttelynck which opens on Friday October 4 at 7.30pm and runs until Sunday October 27. Pat Harris was born in Dublin in 1953 and studied at the National College of Art and Design from 1973 to 1978 and at The National Higher Institute of Fine Art Antwerp, graduating in 1981. In 2008 he was awarded a PhD in fine art by the University of Antwerp. He has exhibited widely in Europe and he lives in Belgium and teaches painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Linda Ruttelynck teaches drawing and graphics at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She has shown her work at numerous venues across Europe and in the USA. In addition to being included in various private collections her work is also represented in the public collections of the Belgian state, Province of Antwerp, the Prentenkabinet, and the Mercatorcollection Antwerp, Boyle Civic Collection, and Ballinglen Arts Foundation.
Custom House Studios is now inviting submissions for exhibitions and use of studio space for 2014 and 2015. Submissions are due for studios and exhibitions by September 30 2013. To apply send letters of interest, CV, and documentation of work on a CD or photographs to: Manager, Custom House Studios, Westport Quay, Co Mayo, Ireland.