Be a Guest Artist in the Artists Open Houses Festival
Do you live outside the (01273 telephone code) area but want to participate in AOH?
Or would you like to exhibit and sell your work but are not able to open your own house?
You can join the AOH directory of Artists Seeking Houses and showcase your work, so that Open Houses looking for artists to exhibit with them can contact you.
If you would like the opportunity to showcase your work on the Artists Open Houses website, you can subscribe for a period of 12 months at a cost of just £25.
You will need to renew your subscription every 12 months.
Many galleries and designers also browse our website looking for new artists to feature in their galleries and publications.
Add your profile to our directory of Artists seeking Houses.
Houses participating in AOH Festivals are able to then select from this list of Artists
Click here to register your contact details, a link to your website, provide an image and some information about your work – and pay for your registration.
Once you’ve registered, your details can be viewed by Open House venues who are looking for guest artists and makers at http://artists-seeking-houses.aoh.org.uk/
Tips on how to stand out as a Guest Artist
Make sure that your AOH ASH listing is working for you by:
As well as an eye catching and representative image and a succinct description of your work, you may like to include the following in your listing…
Style of work, level of experience, philosophy etc just as you would for an Artists Statement.
The scale of your work (the house organiser may be looking specifically for large or small scale work)
The price point (s) of your work
Whether you have done Open Houses before and/or where else you sell or display your work
Whether you are available to invigilate during the May or Christmas Festival
Whether you can travel and/or any restrictions or preferences regarding area
A link to your website
Houses might be looking for someone whose work fits with their other guest artists, who is happy to share in the costs and who is available to invigilate, so it is helpful if you are clear on these points in order to stand out.
AOH regularly emails Open House venues with updates from the AOH Directory of Artists Seeking Houses. We also send mailings out to the Artists Seeking Houses mailing list on behalf of Open House venues who have approached AOH seeking help with finding artists.