OPEN­ING DOORS FOR ARTISTS AS WELL AS AU­DI­ENCES

Call for vis­ual art makers to join Bucks Open Stu­dios event in 2016

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

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