Open Studios – Botetourt is happy to invite you to meet, chat with, and purchase art directly from, our 2018 artists lineup!
2018 artists: Linda Atkinson, Lois Miller Bisese, Ed Bordett, Nancy Dahlstrom, Vera Dickerson, Dreama Kattenbraker, Brett LaGue, Judith Lochbrunner, Willie Simmons, Dan Jones and Mark Rader Woodie.
2018 guest artists: Courtney Cronin, Claudia de Franco and Mary Anne Meador.
Check in with us this July to start learning about our 2018 Open Studios – Botetourt tour. The Artists. Their guest artists. This year’s locations and so much more.
If you’ve visited us before on the tour, welcome back! If you’re new to the tour, we can’t wait to see you during the last weekend of October, 2018!
All our Open Studios—Botetourt artists have begun to prepare for tour visitors. Most importantly, new art is being created specifically for the event! It will be your opportunity to see it first. Judith F. Lochbrunner out painting at Roaring Run.
Announcing the 2017 Open Studios – Botetourt artist lineup: Artist members are Lois Bisese, Ed Bordett, Nancy Dahlstrom, Vera Dickerson, Brett LaGue, Willie Simmons and Mark Rader Woodie. Guests this year will be Bill Divers, David Jermann, Dan Jones, Judith F. Lochbrunner and Julia Wesson. (Image – Lois Bisese)
Plans for the 2017 , Open Studios – Botetourt tour are now in development. In the meantime, this year’s artists are hard at work. Please like us on Facebook to see what everyone is up to this summer! https://www.facebook.com/osbotetourt/
Signs are going up and so is the temperature. In what will surely be our warmest and most beautiful tour yet, it begins this Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10AM and goes until 5PM. It will continue on Sunday at 11AM and again go until 5PM.
Be sure to marvel at all the clean studios. We artists are by nature, mostly a messy lot. Although we take great pride in having studios with everything in order, they are truly rare sights to behold. Prepare to be amazed. The artwork is great to see, too!
From whimsical sculpture to fine jewelry, with wood turning, paintings, etching and drawings between, there will be art to match the budget and taste of almost everyone.
We’re looking forward to seeing you this year!
Gina showing off her encaustic skills. She regularly teaches at Roanoke’s Studio School.
Keep you eye out for demonstrations as you move along on the 2016 tour. Gina Louthian-Stanley, guest of Bill White, will be giving an encaustics demo on Saturday morning. Vera Dickerson, Mark Woodie and Brett LaGue have also promised to offer a bit of “how to” over the weekend. Some others may pop up over the weekend.