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INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

July 17th –2.00 onwards at Jane Smith’s, Garden House, Burnt Oak Rd. TN6 3SD

Collect signs and posters and receive instructions.

August 7th. – 5.00 at the United Church Croft Rd

Final checks and plans

The team are looking forward to meeting you all and working together towards making Open Studios 2017 even more successful than last year’s event!

Sue Petszaft. Co-ordinator.

2017's organising team. Contact them direct ...

Application forms: Carmel Yearwood: carmel.yearwood@btinternet.com

Venues information: Jane Smith: janemanchoo@btinternet.com

Map: Dave Brooker: dave@mappingideas.co.uk

Event enquiries: Sue Petszaft: sue@bartonmanor.co.uk

Artist information: Jane Smith: janemanchoo@btinternet.com

Publicity: Beverley Johnstone: Beverley.johnstone.56@gmail.com

Brochure: Molly Williams: Mollywilliams55@gmail.com

Flier, poster and brochure dissemination:
Maggie Austin: bill.austin@sky.com

Signs: Jane Smith: janemanchoo@btinternet.com

Website : Hannah Muskett: hlcrowarts@aol.com

Facebook/Twitter: Ellie Buckler - ebuckler@hotmail.co.uk

Studio Management Support: angelavb@waitrose.com

Some of 2017's fantastic artists at work...

Feedback from some of 2015's artists...

'This was my first Open Studio event in Crowborough and it was a very enjoyable experience which resulted in meeting many new local people interested in my work. The feedback that we received from everyone as they came round, was that the standard of work was very high, interesting and diverse and that they were surprised at the talent that is right here on their doorstep. It was lovely to hear such positive comments about the event in general as well as our own work and beautiful venue.

I was pleased to make a few sales and have other possible commissions/sales that may come to fruition in the run up to Christmas. So all in all it was a worthwhile event for me personally and I was happy to have taken part.

Sharing a studio does make it a fun experience and gives the public more to see in one place - I think our work complemented each other very well. We also had homemade cakes and biscuits with tea, coffee or soft drinks available which was enjoyed by quite a few people!' Caroline Jones

‘Our Studio was buzzing for most of the weekend – lots of lovely visitors who were very complimentary and also spent a little money!’ Sue Petszaft

'I had a steady flow of visitors & managed to sell some of my work, a very enjoyable & rewarding weekend.' Ron May

'We had a fantastic troop of visitors to the Open Studio I shared with Caroline Hobbs, Claire Rutherford and Yolande Beer. It was particularly pleasing that Claire, in her first exhibition, showing her lovely hand-crafted textile and paper work, found so many willing buyers as well as admirers! With well over a hundred visitors to our Open Studio, the weekend was a great success: congratulations to Sue Petszaft for all her hard work in organising the event.'
Beverley Johnstone

'I really enjoyed the weekend, it was such a pleasure chatting to people
about my work after such a long time, and the positive feedback and interest
I had for my work has truly inspired me to go forward and pursue my careers
as an artist.' Claire Rutherford