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!
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.
With some new demos in the works, the brochure and poster recently printed and a summer of artwork backing up, the 2016 tour is moving along at a brisk pace. And it’s only going to moving faster towards the date the closer we get. They’ll be studio cleaning, perhaps some baking and definitely some framing! Wood turning, too. Willie Simmons will need to have something new to discuss in his shop!
Organization for the 2016 Open Studios – Botetourt tour has begun. This year’s artists will be:
Vera Dickerson, with guest David Eakin
Dreama Kattenbreaker, with guest Lois Miller Bisese
Willie Simmons, with guest: Julia Wesson
Bill White, with guest: Gina Louthian-Stanley
Mark Rader Woodie
The dates for this 2016 are October 29, 10a.m.-5p.m. and October 30, 11a.m.-5p.m.
Only a few weekends away and there will be art a-plenty. The 2015 tour, (Saturday, October 24 from 10AM to 5PM & Sunday, October 25, 11AM to 5PM) is shaping up to be a great one. Artists have been slaving away all summer to create the perfect compliment to the Fall season.
Poke around this site for all the info, plus, brochures and maps are out there, too. Don’t forget our Facebook page which has been showing off some of the goodies our artists are creating to share with you the last weekend of this month.
Best of all, with more artists in fewer locations, you don’t have to miss any of it. We’ll be seeing you soon!