On Monday 22nd January Fredericks Foundation was delighted to host a Private Viewing of internationally acclaimed artist, Jeremy Houghton’s Exhibition. The exclusive event gave the guests an opportunity to view Jeremy’s wonderful collection and also to purchase the artwork. Jeremy also kindly offered to donate 25% of all sales proceeds to Fredericks Foundation.
The wonderful fundraising event, held at Gallery 8 on Duke Street was well attended with over 40 guests who all enjoyed browsing the artwork, a glass of fizz and nibbles, and some good conversation. The prosecco served on the night was kindly donated by Fredericks supporters Sporting Class.
During the evening Duncan Parker, CEO of Fredericks gave the audience a quick overview of the work of Fredericks Foundation and how vital it is to continue to support those in need. Duncan said,
“Fredericks Foundation's mission is to provide access to small business loans to people excluded from mainstream credit in order to create choice not charity, and to give individuals the opportunity to transform their lives, and to build a society based on dignity not on handouts.”
Jeremy also addressed the guests telling them about his work, his impressive list of residencies, about his future plans and invited them to ask him any questions. Jeremy’s impressive achievements include being an official artist for London Fashion Week in 2008, the Olympics in 2012, artist in residence at Highgrove 2013, Windsor Castle in 2014, Goodwood in 2015, artist for the James Hunt 40th Anniversary, Race Against Time Expedition to the North Pole 2016, Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing, America’s Cup and the official artist for the Wimbledon Championships in 2017.
On the night Jeremy sold several paintings including artworks named, Walk this Way, Pink Sky at Night and DB3 at Goodwood. Thanks to the generosity of the guests and Jeremy’s 25% donation, these purchases raised over £1500 for Fredericks Foundation.
Duncan Parker summed up the evening by saying
“The event was a wonderful success and we are delighted by the turn out and money raised. We hope that everyone enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Thank you to our guests for attending on a cold Monday evening, to Sporting Class for the delicious fizz and to Jeremy for his generosity and for sharing his incredible exhibition with us.”