Sunday, September 02, 2012

Why do we open our studios to the public?

Ann Shaw | Image | Artists talking | a-n

What do people expect from Open Studios?

We have just had the results from our survey from our third Forth Valley Open Studios and they have thrown up some surprising results.

Visitor’s expectations and those of artists are wildly different.

Less than 10 per cent go expecting to buy work.
They go for the experience of meeting an artist in situ, many for the first time, and to seek information and education about art and the creative process of that particular artist.

"After the Storm" Digital painting from my online photographic

This is in stark contrast with the way it is viewed by many artists who regard Open Studios as a commercial     opportunity.

No comments: