Since its humble beginnings back in 2000 involving just a few dozen artists, Warwickshire Open Studios has grown into a hugely popular event with over 400 artists from across Coventry & Warwickshire taking part each summer. Initially run by the Council before being handed over to the artists, WOS is now a self-funded organisation run by artists – for local artists and art lovers.

To celebrate our 21st birthday we carefully curated an exhibition to showcase 21 artists with 21 artworks to represent our 21-year history and our members’ rich diversity of talent. Artists were selected from the small pool that have exhibited for the full 21 years, those with a story to tell about the impact WOS has had on them as an artist and those artists responsible for making the event happen.

There was a wonderful display of 2D and 3D pieces in the stunning surroundings of the Hammam at the Art Gallery & Museum.  The artists were:

  1. Alix Almond (Printmaking)  
  2. Angela Webb (Painting)
  3. Armando Magnino (Furniture)
  4. Claire Henley (Painting)
  5. Clare Pentlow (Paper Sculpture)
  6. Darren The Art of Reinvention (Illustration)   
  7. Don Mason (Painting)
  8. Dot Crowe (Ceramics)
  9. Eleanor Allitt (Jewellery)
  10. Eleanor Hughes (Drawing / Illustration)
  11. Eric Klein Velderman (Sculpture)
  12. Guy Chapman (Illustration)
  13. Jacqui Smithson (Textile Artist)
  14. Janette George (Painting)
  15. Jan Rawnsley (Painting)
  16. Jo Power (3D Conceptual Artist)
  17. Julia Prior (Sculpture)
  18. Neil Moore (Figurative Painting)
  19. Rachel Higgins (Metal Sculpture)
  20. Roz Ingram (Ceramic Sculpture)           
  21. Sally Larke (Ceramics)