We trust you have all had a splendid festive season and are ready for the work of the new year. We certainly are!
As a starting point, we would like to thank you for each and every LIKE we have had on our Facebook page – You will also find a button just below the cover image of this page that says LEARN MORE – click on it and it will take you to our website
There is also a huge amount of information on our blog, accessible on the website under the button BLOG – Have fun reading all about what we do, how we do it and the biggest question of all: WHY we do it!
That is a very good question… We do what we do because we are besotted with art and artists – of almost every kind! The Cypriot market is pretty small in comparison with the rest of the world markets for art and, essentially, that is the reason why we are trying to help expose our local creators to the local market and also to the international domain.
To this end, we have an international division that assists 2-dimensional artists with exhibitions abroad under the banner of Open Galleries Abroad (OGA) To this end we would like to invite interested parties to contact us in order to be added to our database for future communication about opportunities locally and abroad. Just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll keep you up to date with what cooks.
2019 OGA submissions have closed now… you need to be an early bird for these! But don’t despair! There is 2020 and all the years to follow! Create, create, create! And send us your name, email address and details – just contact us!
Our local operations under the banner of Cyprus Open Studios (COS) will once again be staged in October, between the 11th and 20th, in the studios and work-spaces of our participants, either individually, in groups or at selected gallery spaces. We are in the process of negotiating with gallery owners who would be interested in hosting such activities. Watch this space – we will let you know as soon as we have concrete news. However, the point has always been to open individual studios to the public.
Doesn’t this inspire you to start creating? Some of these are pieces of art in themselves!
We could not give credit for these images – no copyright infringement intended!
We have also been invited by the Paphos Municipality to participate in cultural activities – again, this is very much under discussion at present. We would like to hear from other municipalities around our beautiful island so that we may work together to give our creative people a wider audience. They certainly deserve it! The talent we have here is phenomenal!
Registration for this year’s open studio event will open on 1 April with an absolute deadline of 30 June. This year’s website entries will go live after that date but in the meantime you can view last year’s participants – AND previous years’ participants under the ARCHIVE button – click on the year you wish to view.
Please note that all material on the website is subject to copyright! Permission to use material from the website can be obtained from each artist whose information is listed on their individual pages – be kind and play fair, please.
Until next time, keep on creating!