Our Team

Jennie Merriman

Chair, Website and Brochure Officer,

Jennie comes from an embroidery background and now works as a mixed media textile artist. She is a member of textile and printmaking groups in Derbyshire and Sheffield, exhibiting and running workshops with them. Her creative work focuses on stitch, print and constructed 3D pieces.

Nigel Winter

Treasurer

Not an artist, but enjoys involvement with like-minded people and the opportunity to support this worthwhile event.

Ann Christina Robson

Secretary , Editor

Ann is a designer weaver and sometimes a tapestry artist.

She has a B.A.(Hons) in textiles and a P.G.C.E

For some years she was a primary school teacher.

Olinda Everett

MailChimp Secretary

Olinda is a potter who works in Ashover  making boxes and sculpture She draws on Middle Eastern and Southern European ceramic styles. Olinda is a member of the Northern Potters Association and Holymoorside Arts Festival.

Adrian Holt

Committee

Adrian is a ceramics artist based in Glossop. He joined the team in 2011 having exhibited as an artist for the last six Open Arts events. Adrian aims to promote the arts in the north of the county and recognises the important role that the Derbyshire Open Arts plays in this.

Andrea Joseph

Social Media

Andrea Joseph is an illustrator from South Wales, now living and drawing in the high peak. Her illustration work has taken her around the world, working on book, documentary illustration and urban sketching. She teaches online for Sketchbook Skool and runs her own workshops in Derbyshire including the popular Drink and Draw events. In 2012 a book was published about Andrea's work.

Tracey Coverley

Social Media

Living in Whaley Bridge for over 25 years now, trained in fine art at Loughborough then lived a life on the railway. 3 years ago I set up 'Handmade in Horwich End' and basically create what I want, largely working as a textile artist producing both 2D & 3D work. 2 main workstreams - fabric figures and reverse applique & machine embroidered portraits to commission.

Emma Jane Hough

Committee

Emma is an abstract painter who graduated from Central St. Martins in 2012 and then spent 7 years living and working in London. In January 2018, Emma moved back to Derbyshire and established herself as a full time artist.

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.