This year I’m opening up my studio space to the public for the Annual Art in Action Burlington studio tour for the second time. I’m hosting Louise Young with her jewellery, and fine artist Donna Fratesi who will be demonstrating in watercolours. We all submitted applications to get into the tour, and were matched up by the organizers, but I already knew these ladies from the Burlington Fine Arts Association. Ours is studio #1 on the tour map.
I like to do this event because it is so well-organized, with each of the 29 participants in 8 studios this year doing their part, it generates a lot of publicity, and of course, it’s local. Also, I have a great time meeting so many people who love and appreciate art and craft.
This year we held a pre-tour group exhibition at Teresa Seaton’s Fine Art Stained Glass to kick off the promotion for the tour. This exhibition is great for people who can’t make it out to the tour, but want to see a selection of art that will be available.
One of the fun aspects of this group exhibition was a wall of 8″x8″ works that we each contributed to as a sampler of our work as a group. I submitted One for all, and All for one.
Thanks to photographer Mary Dilly of Snapd Burlington who came to the Opening of the pre-tour group show & featured many photos of the event in the October issue. My paintings & I are in at least one. And thanks to Mayor Rick Goldring for coming out to show his support.
Teresa Seaton, myself and Cheryl Goldring (in that order) were interviewed by Deb Tymstra in Teresa’s studio/gallery last week, so that we could let more people know about the tour. Jeff Haddow of JAWS video shot & edited the video clip and did a great job of getting in all the pertinent information.
So, if you’re in the area put Nov 2 & 3 on your calender, come on out and pick up some art to give as Christmas gifts (even if they’re all going under YOUR Christmas tree!). The studios will be opened 10am-5pm Sat and Sun.