As membership secretary to Cambridge Open Studios much of the winter months are spent interacting with members both new and old, creating lists and planning, planning, planning.
The 2020 yellow guide was almost ready to go to the designer when we had to cancel everything.
I wasn’t planning to exhibit this year but almost 400 others were.
Chatting to member Kate Green to pick her brain on how she uses social media, we talked about how it was a great pity not to do anything this summer. Kate thought about this and asked if the COS management team would support her plan to organise a local ‘Open Windows’ emulating what was already happening in Brighton and York where artists started to display art in their windows.
Of course, Kate has the green light and I agreed to do the emails. Up to date we have 140+ artists on board, the website features a ‘virtual’ window and splendid animation created by Bob & Carol Banks in Ely. Other members have volunteered to do the maps and plan out a social media campaign.
Finally, my window display.