January 2017

Valentine Commission

We are delighted to have awarded our first ever Derbyshire Open Arts commission.  The commission is for a Derbyshire ‘Valentine token’ to be mailed to our press contacts.  We are hoping that this will serve to announce the launch of our 2017 event and raise awareness among press and media contacts.  The commissions were awarded to Val Copestake (padded, hanging hearts) Frances Daunt (felted heart pictures) and Sheila Conchie (heart shaped fabric brooches).  Congratulations to those three artists.

News from the South

Exciting news - there will be Derbyshire Open Arts venues in the South of the county, this year.  Lesley Nason, (contemporary ceramicist) and Sheila Read (jewellery inspired by industrial museums) will be showing their work at Barn Croft, Egginton, 8 miles South West of Derby. Also, in Swadlincote, you will find Ami James and her textile stories on the High Street
If you are in the locality, do make time to go and visit them.

Our Application Process

  1. If you're a new artist to Derbyshire Open Arts, to start the application process please sign up and create an account with us, you will then receive an email allowing you to activate your account. If you've exhibited before, go to step 2.
  2. To be apart of this event, log in and fill in our application form. You'll be asked to supply information for the brochure and website, as well as general contact information for our team. You can complete the form in multiple sittings.
  3. During the application process you can choose whether you are an individual artist, student artist or group and how you'd like to pay, either by BACS, cheque or Paypal and applications are open until Wednesday January 15th 2020.