This is the monthly Newsletter sent to artists on the current Chichester Open Studios Art Trail.

WELCOME to all artists on the 2020 Trail
We now have a new Trail in the making, and this is a message to all those artists who will be bringing the Chichester Open Studios Art Trail to life again in 2020.

177 artists have registered; with 40+ joining us for the first time, bringing new faces for visitors and adding even more variety to the art and practice on show.

Our next task is to gather all artists’ data to create the Trail, prepare the Trail Guide and renew the website with images of this year’s artwork.


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More detailed information will follow as the Trail timeline unfolds, and you can always refer to the Website, where there are Diary Dates under the Join Us tab.
Here is a quick flit through the months leading up to May:

You will receive a Newsletter once a month, more frequently as Trail time approaches. This is how we inform you of the important information you need for the smooth running and success of the Trail.

The time to check your new website page and your entry in the Trail Guide proof.

Saturday 4th April will be set aside, at our studio in Chilgrove, for you to collect all the requirements for your Trail Venue. This will also be a social event for those who would like to stay and meet other artists.
For more information, have a look here Collection Day

Monday April 20th – Sunday April 26th
April is also the time of the Oxmarket Preview Exhibition. Each artist contributes a piece of work and this really is the launch of the 2019 Trail.
See Preview Exhibition for more detailed information about what happens when during exhibition week.

THE month! The Trail dates are the first 2 weekends in May 2019
Saturday, Sunday May 2nd, 3rd & Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 8th, 9th, 10th
Studios are open from 10.30am – 5.00pm and the artist is present during the opening hours.


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In 2020 we will be printing and distributing 22,000 Trail Guides into the hands of artists and art lovers. If you would like to let them know how you can enrich their creativity, an advertisement in the Guide may be a thought…

  • Artists may advertise their courses or similar artistic services. The advertisement may indicate the associated Art Trail Venue number.


  • Advertisements promoting an individual artist are not accepted. To maintain equal support for each Trail participant, the artist’s own entry in the Guide is deemed to be the only promotion necessary for an individual and their work.
  • Artists enter the Trail as an individual and we do not promote any business sponsorship of an artist.

Full, half or quarter page adverts
Latest copy & payment date: 23rd January 2020
Please email for full specifications and prices.


To read the Newsletter in full please visit December 2019 Newsletter

PS. Do you need images of yourself, your studio or your work?

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Ellen Christina Hancock works to create visual content that beautifully showcases your unique process as an artist. Theses images can be used on your website, on social media, for interviews or articles, and will help to illustrate and promote your talent.
Experienced in capturing and profiling artists, designers and architects, she understands the power of visual language and can work with you, one to one, to create exactly what you need.
There is more to read about her in our Artist Resource series.

For more information, and pricing options, please email

In January 2020, Ellen will be working in collaboration with Chichester Open Studios Art Trail.
Using the visual content she creates for you, we will also offer the complimentary opportunity to take part in the Artist Interview series which is featured year round on the Art Trail website.

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    29th December, 2019

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    Nicola Hancock

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