Lonely HeARTS

Interested in taking part in the Summer Art Weeks but need a venue or want to share with others?

Registration for 2021 will open in early January, but now is the time to start getting in your Lonely HeARTS submissions.

It's your responsibility to find and organise a venue for your event before you sign up, but we appreciate that some artists are unable to exhibit from their own home or studio. While many visitors like to see the artists in their own environment, others prefer public venues rather than private homes. Experience also shows that groups of artists often attract greater footfall than those exhibiting on their own, but working as a group can present its own challenges.

Following the success of Lonely HeARTS for previous events – which resulted in lots of matches – we are again encouraging artists to come together by offering to share their venue with other artists. Or, if you don't have your own venue, let's see if we can put you in touch with other lonely heARTists! 

Email the following information to admin@warwickshireopenstudios.org and we'll post your details on here to try and match you up.

Name & contact email / tel

Location of your venue or where you would like to be located

Brief description of the venue or the type of art you produce

Website or social media details, so that interested artists can look at your work

Opportunities for 2021

Looking for a venue:

Space required for 1 artist - Warwick

Glenys Bishop lives in Warwick and is a painter working in oil, acrylic and ink drawings. She is looking for a venue with a table and some hanging space. 

Glenys registered for WOS last year - you can see her entry in the WOS2020 brochure here. More of her work can be found on her website here and on her artist gallery on the WOS website here.

If you can help then please contact Glenys directly at bishopgfl@yahoo.co.uk or myself at matthew.rea@stinkingdaisy.co.uk

Space required for 1 artist - Warwick (within 10 miles of Warwick)

Gill Buick lives in Warwick and paints mostly in acrylic or oils. She is looking for venue with a table and some hanging space within 10 miles of Warwick.

"I paint mostly landscapes in Acrylic, or Oils. I incorporate texture into my work to create extra interest within it. I also make greetings cards, journals, and upcycled pots and jars. A space for hanging artwork and a table to display my cards etc. would be ideal"

Last year Gill had planned to exhibit at Wren Hall. Examples of Gill's work can be found on her Facebook page here and on Instagram here. Gill's artist gallery on the WOS website can be found here.

If you can help then please contact Gill directly at gillbuick@gmail.com or myself at matthew.rea@stinkingdaisy.co.uk

Space required for 1 artist - South Warwickshire (Shipston/Wellesbourne/Leamington/Warwick)

Sue Lindon lives in the Warwick area and is a ceramicist. She is looking for venue to display her ceramics which are an eclectic mix of stoneware, terracotta and porcelain - platters, bowls both large and small, and plant holders. Ideally this needs to be in the South Warwickshire area - perhaps Shipston/Wellesbourne/Leamington/Warwick

Last year Sue had planned to exhibit at Old Rectory Barn in Preston Baggot - you can see her entry in the WOS2020 brochure here. Examples of Sue's work can be found on  Instagram here

If you can help then please contact Sue directly at suelindon01@gmail.com or myself at matthew.rea@stinkingdaisy.co.uk

Space required for 1 artist - Southam (Leamington/Dunchurch/Rugby)

Vikki Reeve is a jeweller based in Southam. She is looking for venue to display her jewellery which is made using handmade beads and occasionally sterling silver. Ideally this needs to be in Southam, Leamington Spa, Dunchurch or Rugby area.

Examples of Vikki's work can be found on  Facebook here

If you can help then please contact Vikki directly at v.reeve35@btinternet.com or through Facebook. Or alternatively contact myself at matthew.rea@stinkingdaisy.co.uk

Looking for artists:

Vacancy for up to 2 artists – Offchurch Artists – St Gregory’s Church

Julie Law has contacted us to say that they may have space for up to 2 artists at their WOS2021 venue.

“Preferably 3D ie: jeweller, sculptor, but we can be somewhat flexible in our space, so would be very glad to take on a 2D artist if it’s different to what is already there, just to try to mix things up a bit more and have a little something for everyone, but tastefully incorporated into setting of the ancient church. We maybe looking for two extra depending on what wares are for sale.”

The venue can be found here. The brochure entry for Offchurch Artists from WOS2020 can be found here. 

If this is of interest then please feel free to contact Julie Law directly at julielaw1965@gmail.com or myself at matthew.rea@stinkingdaisy.co.uk