Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Almost Ready for Open Studio

Its already Wednesday, and Stanislaus Artists Open Studio is this weekend! My family and I have been working hard to get our place ready for guests, and I've got a lot of new work to show you. 

Brussels Sprouts, 16 x 20" Watercolor,  2012
The event happens Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Joining me at my studio will be ceramic artists Kate Pethoud. Additionally,  my daughter, Elizabeth, will have some fabulous drawings on display. And my mom will show some watercolors as well.

We'll have some LIVE music on Saturday afternoon, food and beverages. That includes some tasters from Dustbowl Brewing Co, a local micro-brewery, wine and homemade treats that are featured in our family cookbook (which will be for sale).

I will have tour maps available for sale ($10) if you haven't had a chance to get one. When you purchase a map, you can enter a drawing to win one of 5 original works of art -- my "Innertubes" painting will be one of the works given away in the drawing. 

This link is to a video of several of the artists on the tour. I'm the first 3 minutes. 

"Obsession" poster

I've had a busy spring, so far! In January, my painting "Laundry Day" won a first place award at Delicato Winery's annual show.  I also won an award at Ironstone Vineyard's annual show. My painting "Red Tulip Forest" is featured on the show's publicity poster. I will have a limited number of those posters signed, and for sale.

Please let me know if you'd like more information, or directions. Hope to see you here!

For more information on the county-wide event, visit