Twice a year Artists in Brighton open their houses or studios to the public for a festival called Artists Open Houses. It’s a tradition that’s been going on in Brighton for 32 years and grows year on year. It’s a unique way for artists to show off their latest work in an informal exhibition setting and meet collectors to tell them about their creations. Over 100 houses open during the May Brighton festival overseen by the Brighton based organisation called Artists Open Houses or AOH for short. Open Houses include art in all its forms including art, photography, illustration, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture and much more. I’ve taken part in Brighton’s Artists Open Houses for 4 years now and love the whole concept.
During a Twitter chat called #brightonhour recently I was asked if I had taken part in Brighton’s Artists Open Houses to which I replied, in Tweet form, ‘yes’.
An email conversation ensued the upshot being that I was asked to write a piece for the Artists Open Houses website. In it I would give my advice to any artists thinking of taking part in artists open houses or for new artists that are exhibiting for the first time. I was honored to be asked and very happy to share my experiences with new and potential exhibitors on the AOH website so I got writing.
If you’d like to find out what my top tips for artists were my article is published here for anyone who wants a read. Did I do ok? Let me know in a comment below.
Now it’s time for me to prepare for my own Christmas Artists Open House show at Mews Art Studio. I’m exhibiting along side 10 of my fellow studio artists in our working studio. It’s a rare chance to buy direct from artists where they design and make their work. We’ll be open every Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm for 3 weekends, starting 29 November 2014. Click here for full details and to see our new Website.
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