Artists sought for open event

ANGUS Open Studios (AOS) is seeking applications from people interested in opening their studios to the public next May.

Those who apply can be established artists, designer-craftsmen or women or people at the start of their artistic careers.

The main benefit of joining AOS is free publicity on the website and in a directory of artists in Angus who are all opening their studios and organising exhibitions at the same time.

6,000 copies of the high quality directory were printed last year and there will be more this year circulating around Scotland and beyond to encourage visitors to come to Angus.

AOS is a non- profit making organisation and there is a friendly atmosphere within the group, Artists can network easily with each other and often share experiences and tips on improving their skills.

The directory and the website make it easy for galleries, shops, customers and craft fair organizers to view artists’ work and contact them about selling opportunities which benefits everyone.

AOS have just opened for applications for 2012 and are looking for creative artists who work with any traditional or expressive media, for example ceramics, glass, jewellery, photography, painting, printmaking, textiles or sculpture.

To sign up to the Angus Open Studios or obtain further information, call Fran Marquis on 01241 439714 or check out their website at www.angusopenstudios.com.