The main purpose of Isle of Wight Arts Open Studios is to bring art to people and to bring people to art.
To achieve this, we have set up a limited (not-for-profit) company run by Island artists. It is led by Mandy Bangerter, with Richard Hodges and John Sparrow. We will organise, promote and advertise Open Studios and other arts events on the Isle of Wight for the benefit of the general public and the artistic community. Entry to all of our events will be free of charge for visitors. The summer Open Studios weekends will for some time represent the main thrust of our work.
The aims of the company are:
Isle of Wight Arts Open Studios is a membership-based organisation. Everyone who participates in Open Studios or is listed in the yearbook is a member of the company and has a say in the direction that we take in the future.
Each member has their own web-page on this website, showing examples of their work, a profile and contact information. This website is a central resource designed to embrace arts and crafts in all forms, from traditional to contemporary and experimental. Members are also included in the Open Studios yearbook if they join by early March. Members who also exhibit have an enhanced listing in the Yearbook, which is published in May in time for the summer Open Studios events.
Together these provide a platform for the work of artists and crafts people based on the Isle of Wight, thus encouraging public interest and providing wider public recognition and engagement with working artists.
If you have any comments of questions, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
To become a member click here.