addition to his weekly written articles, Fred also covers
a different subject in his podcasts. This week he talks to
Curtis Tappenden, local artist, poet and author.
If you buy a piece
of art from an Open House artist, or even if you just express
an interest by signing a guest book (and making sure you
add your address), you may well be invited to next year's
Private View – or PV as they are affectionately known
in the trade. The idea of a PV is to give valued collectors
and friends an opportunity to view and perhaps buy a work
of art before it goes on show to the general public, a
bit like being a Friend of the Brighton Festival where
you are privileged to see the brochure in advance of everyone
else so you can grab hot tickets to a show before it sells
PVs generally take place just before the exibition opens,
on the night before, perhaps, so as to give the artists an
opportunity for last-minute hanging and labeling of the exhibition.
With so many Open Houses opening on the same day, however,
there will inevitably be a scramble for that coveted spot.
There's no point in organising a PV, only to find that everyone
is at the one down the road!