Thursday, August 30, 2012

Capital Artists Studio Tours - Please Join Us!!!

Mark your calendars -- it's time for Sacramento's annual Capital Artists Studio Tours again and they're taking place over two weekends for the first time ever!!  Beginning Saturday, 9/8 and 9/9, you will be able to tour dozens of artist studios in the midtown/downtown/western Sacramento area from 11-5.  And on the following weekend (9/15 & 9/16 from 11-5), you'll be able to see even more artist studios in Sacramento's "East Side" (including my home studio with fused glass, lampworking, jewelry, abstract paintings and special guest artist, Joanie Springer from Santa Rosa!).

Angel with Gold Earrings – 5 x 7, original gouache and ink figurative painting on paper, $25
"Angel with Gold Earrings" by Joanie Springer
Joanie is a self-taught artist who paints endearing faces, still life's and animals full of color and personality.  She is a huge believer in working with natural and recycled materials, and works on a variety of supports including cardboard, wood panels and junk mail.  After a recent visit to her Santa Rosa studio and spending a few minutes soaking in some of her genius, I knew I had to invite her to join me for the CAST tours on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th.  I think once you look at her website you will see what I mean and will join us both for the big show.

The uber-talented Ms. Springer even put together this fabulous YouTube video about the upcoming CAST tours with specific details (times, dates, and location) and lots of photos of her work and mine.  Please be sure to check it out even if you can't make the tour!

One of my favorite things to do in life is visit other artists' studios to see how they make their art and what tools they use to work their magic.  I drool over their work spaces as much as I do their artistic offerings and generally come home with a desire to totally redo my own studio from top to bottom so that I too might improve my work by osmosis!  But for now, I'm going to be satisfied with what I've got and promise to have it cleaned and ready for demonstrations for the CAST Open Studio tour on 9/15 and 9/16 from 11-5.

This will be my 4th year participating in the tour and let me tell you, it's a lot of fun.  It will also be the first time I'm opening my home studio to the public and I've got to invest a little time getting things ready to make room for Joanie's display area and show my newest works including lots of glass jewelry, new beads and fused glass (and debuting my latest XMAS ornament!) plus of course, my abstract paintings.  Here's a photo of a portion of my messy glass studio (formerly known as a garage).

Interior shot of a MESSY glass studio that will be cleaned for the 9/15-9/16 show!
So please join Joanie and myself for the CAST Tours on 9/15 & 9/16 in Sacramento, CA.  We'll have lots of art, cool drinks and will be doing demonstrations.  If you'd like more details (like the address and times) please watch this video or send an email to me at   Bring the family and your friends and see how we do what we do best.  Hope to see you there!!!

1 comment:

  1. I so wish I lived closer! I'd love to see your studio! The whole tour sounds like such fun.