OPENING DOORS FOR ARTISTS AS WELL AS AUDIENCES
Call for visual art makers to join Bucks Open Studios event in 2016
Bucks Open Studios, the largest visual arts event in Buckinghamshire and one of the biggest in the country, is on the hunt for local artists and makers to take part in its 2016 event.
The annual artistic extravaganza takes place from June 11 to 26 and will see artists and makers including painters, ceramicists, glass workers, jewellery makers, photographers and print makers once again opening up their studios to the public for an impressive line-up of free demonstrations, hands-on workshops and exhibitions.
Bucks Open Studios organisers, Bob and Ann Marshall said: “We would love to see some new creative talent taking part in next year’s Bucks Open Studios. It is a popular and important annual event for the visual arts and we are delighted to be once again offering an insight in to the wealth of creativity that is still so prevalent in our county.
“So, if you’re a local amateur or professional artist or maker then why not be part of this well established and vibrant event? We had over 48,000 visits by the public last year so it’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills and work to the general public as well as network with 600 like-minded creative people in the area.”
Buckinghamshire was one of the first ever counties to hold an Open Studios event.
To take part in Bucks Open Studios you need to be part of the Visual Images Group, the largest group of artists and makers in Bucks and there are currently more than 600 members.
Online membership starts from £22 per year and the fee to take part in Bucks Open Studios is £75 for the first person plus £28 per additional person and all members must join the group.
Deadline for entries to Bucks Open Studios 2016 is January 31.
For more information visit www.bucksopen studios.org.uk/members area.asp.
Cecile Gallina and Jenny Thompson from Bucks Vision in the
2015 open studios. Below, artists at work and paintings on display