Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Visual Artist Studio Tour
I'm participating in the Visual Artist Studio Tour (VAST) sponsored by Artists in Action. The tour takes place on two weekends - the first weekend covers 7 studios in Polk County (September 10 and 11) and the second weekend covers 18 studios in Marion County (September 17 and 18). The cost for both weekends and all 24 studios is only $5 (under 18 free) and entry buttons with maps can be purchased from the Art Department, Bush Barn Art Center, or from any of the artists. The studios will be open 10-4 - just look for the white signs with purple lettering and balloons to help you find the locations on the map. For a complete list of artists, studios, and locations, click here.
If you stop by my studio, you'll get to explore inside and out, observe me working on my Curious Elements, ask me questions about my art, and have the opportunity to purchase art right off the walls and from a table full of Curious Elements.
One of the perks of being in the tour is the opportunity to participate in the artist show at Rountree Art Gallery in downtown Salem. Artists were invited to submit one or two pieces to the show that represent their style. I submitted two pieces, Justify (limestone clay on wood substrate with found objects) and Every Day I Will Give You a Color, acrylic on canvas. Tonight was downtown Salem's First Wednesday event so I slipped in to see my art hanging on the wall (and on a mirror!).
Here I am with Carol, the gallery owner and curator of the show in front of Justify.