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The Countdown is on for Isle of Wight Open Studios 2022...

Life for me at the moment is like a multiple plate spinning act, it always is for me this time of year as I have Open Studios, exhibitions and markets looming.

So the countdown to the Isle of Wight Open Studios is on... only 15 days to go until it starts on Friday 15th July until Monday 25th July, (for my Open Studios exhibition you'll have to wait a bit longer, mine starts Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd July!)

Sadly there's been a bit of bad news...

I was hoping to have the booklet to show you and distribute by now but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances there may not be a booklet produced at all this year.

However the good news is...

that there are some splendid people who have rallied round ie Seacycle Studio and Deejavuart and The Imaginarium (apologies if I've missed anyone out) gathering lots of artists' details who are still participating all over the Island and instead of a booklet the Imaginarium are hoping to produce some A4 flyers that will contain the artists' details who are still opening that we can print and distribute which although isn't ideal is better than nothing.

So as you may have gathered no new painting from me this month because after the months of creating there's the exhibiting, which for me includes photographing, varnishing, framing, print production, card production, mounting, ordering, pricing, advertising and marketing, labelling, corresponding, accounting the list goes on and that's without the housework etc to do!

So there's lots of talented artists and craftspeople that are all busy preparing for this event and really need your support, especially now. So if you can help by visiting the various artists and craftspeople dotted around the island and spreading the word we would all be eternally grateful.

There is also going to be an Isle of Wight Open Studios showcase exhibition at the Quay Arts Centre in the West Gallery from Friday 15th July right through until Saturday 6th August so do pop along if you can.

Once I have a copy of the A4 flyers I will let you know, but in the meantime here is a list of artists participating so far and a map showing where they'll be but there will be more added so keep your eyes peeled!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Thank you!

Here is a link you may be interested in:

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