Hampshire Open Studios 2022

Saturday 20 Aug – Sunday 28 Aug – 10am-4pm Daily

Church Hall adjacent to the Dovetail Cafe


CFAG will be holding a Hampshire Open Studios (HOS) event in August in the large hall beside the Dovetail Cafe, at the Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. If you don’t know what Hampshire Open Studios is – click here

We encourage members who do not normally take part in the event to be involved, supported by the group. We have a wide range of artists, from professionals who really want to get their work on display, to absolute beginners struggling with courage! This could be a really fun event! 

Members are hiring a table for a day, or more. You may share a table, the cost of which will be £5 for a weekday, or £10 for a weekend day. There will be about sixteen tables available per day. This will be a great opportunity to get to know other members. Allocation of tables and collection of fees is handled by the Treasurer, and the event will be subsidised by group funds. 

This is an Open Studio event, and not an exhibition.

  • This is an opportunity for members to engage with visitors, as well as having examples of their work displayed on their tables.
  • A sketchbook is a great talking point.
  • A good opening question is always ‘Do you paint?’
  • It would be nice if members were sketching or painting, but that is not essential.
  • We realise this takes a great deal of courage. 

Work may be for sale, but Chandlers Ford Art Group (CFAG) is not involved in any transactions. This will be strictly between the customer and member. There will be no commission taken by the group on sales made.

HOS Brochure

We have chosen four images to use for the HOS booklet and have created a mockup of how it might look. Remember this is last years brochure – things may change this year. I think it’s very eye-catching. We provide the words and images and the HOS do the layout, so it may end up looking completely different! 

HOC brochure mockup
Just a mock-up!

The pink portrait is by Sarah Ellerington. The lady in the white dress is by Pat Larkin. The blue abstract, as you may know, is by Barry Fry. The “Dubrovnik Roofs under a Psychedelic Sky” is by Alex.

Table & Display Stands

Each table is 6ft x 2ft and will have associated with it a display stand – for hanging pictures. One stand for each table, like these…

We will provide a name label that you can blu tack to the display board.. in line with the HOS Pink theme.

Banana for Scale… 🙂

The Plan

We have a plan shown In the Members Area–you must be logged in to view it. [coming soon]