Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2012 Calaveras Artists Studio Tour is September 29 & 30

 Captions: Jim Bass vase; Tyler Childress Swallowtail photograph; Ruth Morrow Wild Vase acrylic; Cate Culver pictured at her studio with vivid abstract paintings

Calaveras Artists Open their Studios for the 7th year in a row for Public Viewing on September 29 & 30
Calaveras artists are excited to welcome you into their homes and studios from which you can see and purchase their creations.  Greet and talk 30 artists during the Calaveras Artists Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30.  The tour brings artists and art lovers together in relaxed and friendly environments where the various elements of art are shared and enjoyed.
 Artists will be on hand from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days for questions and discussion as they "show their process" and reveal how, why and where they create their artwork.  Purchase original art or prints or unique gift items directly from the artist.
The tour is self-guiding through the purchase of a $10 per person "Passport."  The passport is pocket sized and includes a color photograph of a sample of each artist's work.  The map inside the passport guides you to 11 different sites where artist work or display their art. You will travel through Calaveras County back roads and country neighborhoods in Arnold, Murphys, Angels Camp, Glencoe, Mokelumne Hill, and Mountain Ranch. Spread your trip over both Saturday and Sunday for a leisurely journey through the dramatic fall landscape. Simply pack up family and friends and discover that Calaveras art is as delectable as its wine and gold rush towns.
Each unique location will bring a satisfying experience that deepens our understanding of the importance of art in our culture. 
Artists in this year's tour include James Aarons, Ceramics; Sharon Baker, Watercolor, Pastel & Oil; James Bass, Ceramics; Kevin Brady, Mixed Media & Cartoonist; Ida Butler, Paintings and Painted Objects; Judie Cain, Oil;  Ty Childress, Photography & Digital Art; Cate Culver, Watercolor, Acrylic & Mixed Media; Sarah Evans, Oil & Pastel; Libby Fife, Acrylic; Paget Fink, Acrylic & Mixed Media; Miles Fink, Acrylic; Carol Goff, Watercolor; Lynn Keever, Dichroic Glass Jewelry; Debra Lawlor, Functional Pottery; Ann Nancy Macomber, Watercolor; Donna McCormick, Oil & Watercolor; Ruth Morrow, Watercolor & Mixed Media; Cathi Newlin, Clay; Patty Payne, Oil & Mixed Media;  Marilyn Richards, Acrylic; Margaret Roberts, Watercolor & Oil; Maren Sampson, Watercolor; Skip Saterlee, Oil; Mark Taylor, Mixed Media & Printmaking; Andy Trinkle, Woodworking; Janet Trinkle, Botanical Art; Sonya Ziegler, Acrylic & Pastel.
Passports can be purchased during the tour at the studios or at Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main St., San Andreas.  For a list of additional passport outlets, visit www.calaverasarts.org.  For more information or to reserve Artists Studio Tour Passports, call (209) 754-1774.   

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