Meet the team

Judy Stevens

Judy Stevens

Judy Stevens
AOH Festival Director

Judy is a Brighton-based artist, printmaker and illustrator. She studied Fine Art: painting and printmaking, at Middlesex University and is represented by NB Illustration agency.
She and her partner, graphic designer Chris Lord, ran their own open house, SIX, in the 7 Dials trail for many years, exhibiting work of local artists and makers, including Judy’s.
In 2004 she and Chris were instrumental in setting up Artists Open Houses (AOH) Ltd, to co-ordinate and promote the Artists Open Houses as an artist-led festival in its own right.
In 2008 Judy and Chris initiated HOUSE, a programmed and curated visual arts event, offering commissioning opportunities to regional and international artists. Judy is Festival Director of both AOH and HOUSE festivals.

Chris Lord

Chris Lord

Chris Lord
Design, Production and Development (director)

Chris Lord is a practicing graphic designer of over 30 years experience. He studied at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University), was a partner at Information Design Workshop (London) for many years and has since run his own practice in Brighton.
In 2004 Stevens and Lord, were instrumental in setting up Artists Open Houses (AOH) Ltd, to co-ordinate and promote the Artists Open Houses as an artist-led festival in its own right.

 

Fiona McTernan

Fiona McTernan

Fiona McTernan
Administration, Advertising and sponsorship

Fiona’s experience in publishing spans 25 years of producing arts, consumer and contract titles, where she provides editorial and production support and project management for a range of businesses locally and nationally.

Fiona looks after the administrative and support side of AOH and will be here to answer your queries, both of artists and audiences. She will also be handling  advertising and sponsorship for the Artists Open Houses.

 

Lisa Yousefi
Marketing, social media and web manager   

Lisa Yousefi

Lisa’s experience in web management spans more than 12 years and social media 8 years – and includes both retail and publishing. She has lived in Brighton since 2009 and joined the AOH team in 2015.

Lisa looks after the social media and online marketing for AOH, helping to connect our diverse mix of artists with new and existing audiences and enthusiasts by sharing their work and letting people know what’s happening when. She also manages the AOH website.

 

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