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Our tour is only a month away.

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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.

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2017 artists announced

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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)

All signs are pointing to a great tour this weekend.

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edsstudio_s 2016tour_sSigns 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!

 

How’s that done?

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Gina giving a demonstration of her encaustic work.

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.

Moving along towards the 2016 event.

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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!

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2016 Tour artists announced

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Organization for the 2016 Open Studios – Botetourt tour has begun. This year’s artists will be:
Edward Bordett
Vera Dickerson, with guest David Eakin
Dreama Kattenbreaker, with guest Lois Miller Bisese
Brett LaGue
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.