Art shows

Sollentuna Art Show started in the year 2000 and Margareta has participated every year, except 2001, 2002 and 2017-18. Since 2004 we use our garage for our exhibitions – Gallerie Garage – during the weekend the show lasts. In that way, the garage gets cleaned once a year! Pär handles the web page of the whole Art Show since 2009. An event with an open house at the participating artists’ studios or homes.

From 2004 the artists show one or two (this year 2011 only one) of their pictures or sculptures in the educational institute Bergendal Meetings, where people can get an idea about which artists they want to visit. Here below we show some pictures from our own participation in the shows.

Go to the Picture Gallery to see many of the paintings. In 2008 och 2009 Margareta also showed some photographs, too, and you can see a couple of them on our photo page.

Sollentuna Konstronda 2017 / 18th year! 

But a bit unusual place for us this time!

This year we are as usual helping with the advertisement things, but we will not open our own “gallery”. The Art Show with Open house at the Artists’ is the same weekend as Edsvik Art Fair, and the neighbouring and interesting museum MC collection wanted aquarelles by somebody of the artists, preferably motives with wheels, so … (^.^) Margareta will show her bike paintings there, in the café. Bikes without a motor! Welcome in to see the paintings and take a tour around the museum with the old and beautiful gems, some more than 100 years old. One Oldie with both transmission belt and bicycle chain! From the Swedish Husqvarna. And some old bikes with a sidecar. The link about the museum is available in English, too.

All news about the Sollentuna Konstronda’s web site and on Konstrondan’s Facebook page, but only in Swedish, but look at the photo albums from earlier years and see how we arrange this Art Marathon! Quite a popular event in April (^.^)

Sollentuna Annual Art Show 2016 / the 17:th year! Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 April
Again we opened our Pop-up Garage Gallery in Landsnora in Sollentuna

Springtime, and the Spring event that so many waited for – The Art Show & Open studios – a Marathon in Art during a weekend in April, and with 35 artists this year. Sunshine, rain, and lots of spring-flowers, even the Japanese cherry-tree was in bloom in a neighbour’s garden.

As usual our own garage was transformed this weekend into a Gallery. More visitors than last year came and they really liked my portraits of hens, cats and ostriches (see the artist’s Gallery). I had of course some new bicyclists, too, in the tour “Strade Bianche” in Tuscany, that very dusty tour in March, on white country dirt roads.

Thanks for all encouraging greetings in my guestbook! They warmed my heart!

Sollentuna Art show18 – 19 april 2015 in open studios all around Sollentuna

The annual event Sollentuna Art Show came off for the 16:th year, and still, it is very popular. Many visitors return to their favourite artists, or try new ones because it is an Art Marathon to see all, in two days! Not many minutes in each place if you want to see all 33 artists’ studios!

As usual, we made our own make-shift gallery, Gallerie Garage, with paintings and drawings, originals with not so common motives! Watercolour, ink, graphite, crayon, and some are a blend of techniques.

My favourite motives of cyclists in all kinds of weather and at full speed were now mixed with birds and animals that keep to the ground. Ostriches and hens, foxes, hedgehogs and squirrels!

Some cyclists and a hen now have new “homes” at happy owners’.


2014 on 5-6 April was the annual Art weekend & Open house of  Sollentuna Art Show

It was nice spring weather this weekend in early April, sunny and nice visitors, too. Many of them wondered why Margareta has such motives as SPORT and cycling! Well, it is fun to catch movements, shadows and colours in a painting, and cycling is such a colourful and “moving” sport” Tennis and skiing can be sports in full speed, too! See the quote by Billie Jean King, the former tennis champion. >>>

Please, have a look at the Art Show’s facebook page! You are welcome to see it, and you can see the album without being a facebook member! And “Like” it if you like it and get information about the next Art show, next year.

My next event was an exhibition together with an old school-friend from the years at the Art school in Stockholm. Art teacher exam (= BA) in 1967!

Margareta Dahlin & Christina Hagberg in Galleri Stallet at Edsvik Art in Sollentuna May 24 – 29 , 2014

At Konstkvarteret you can search on our names and see our galleries (Medlemmar -> Sök) then click on the avatar and on “Galleri” or “Bildspel”.

At The Stable Gallery were all my big paintings of cyclists to see, and Christina came from Belgium with her wonderful portraits of known and unknown people >>> here her Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, before he became King of Sweden.

Why May 24? On May 24 the great cycle event Gran Fondo Stockholm passed on both sides of the park around Edsberg and Edsvik, amateurs as well as pro cyclists! I had to catch that coincidence and the beautiful park is a nice place for a picnic, and four places with refreshments are in the neighbourhood. Visit Edsvik any time or season! (^.^)

Have a look at a few photos from our event in The Stable. Click on them to enlarge!
The first two days were warm and sunny, +27 C, but then the weather became more wintry with icy hard wind from north-east (+8-10 C), so we had to put on heavy winter clothing again. Brrr! “Baby, it’s cold inside!” Blankets galore. But warming words from our visitors, both directly and in our guestbooks!

Together again, with three more old school-friends from the Art school, 4-10th of October
at Gallery Hagström in the Old town of Stockholm, Österlånggatan 5

50 years since we met for the first time at the Art school / Konstfack! It was a kind of a jubilee!
Acrylics, aquarelles/watercolours, calligraphy, and textiles.

A funny mixture, but we got much credit for a beautiful and nice exhibition. Many visitors were tourists from other countries around the planet, from Japan to the USA, Australia to Mexico, as well as friends and relatives from Belgium and Sweden. See some pictures from this week in the Old town of Stockholm!

Click on the pictures to enlarge!

Bilder från tidigare konstrondor


Hanging pictures in the newly scrubbed and painted garage



Sara’s angel

The show 2004 was the first in our own Gallerie Garage. We had painted the walls and bought spotlights and equipment for hanging the pictures from our friend Erwin, the former frame maker and gallery Pictorama owner.

The pictures were landscapes from Skåne, Toscana and La Palma, and also some works of Calligraphy.


Postcards, quite good business.

Margareta orders all printed matter from Vistaprint. It has worked very well for many years, even if their aggressive marketing is a bit tiresome.

The exhibition at Bergendal.


The Africa corner

We had been fascinated by the National Geographic webcam at Pete’s Pond in Botswana and Margareta made aquarelles from what she had seen on the computer screen. We also had a laptop showing videos, sights and sounds, from the pond. Quite a contrast to the weather outdoors during the two days!

April 2, 2006. Some spring weather!


Sponsor snacks

Fresh dates, coffee caramels, chocolates, crisp bread etc.

Pär talks to a dear guest from far away.


M’s paintings at Bergendal

This year we had been watching cycling competitions on the TV. Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and La Vuelta. You get a feeling of travelling through France, Italy and Spain together with the cyclists, and you recognise some of the places if you have been there! Margareta caught the impressions with her brush.

Sometimes there was time for solving crossword puzzles.


The corner with the table with sweets and calligraphy. The water tap is hidden in a bucket (no hole in the bucket and the flowers are made of cloth)

The first visitors.

Margareta at Bergendal by her paintings “Mountain stage (Alpes-de-Huez), Tour de France” and “March afternoon” (se the picture gallery).

Much better weather than 2006!


Sponsor snacks.

The sports department.

Tulips with chinese brush.

The neighbour’s kids


PoM welcome the visitors.

Our oldest guests, 90+.