It was a lovely morning in November for the annual Art in the Woods Studio Tour sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest.
On the second weekend of each November for the past seven years, the annual Art in the Woods Studio Tour brings friends, neighbors and guests from far and wide into the charming studios of many North Kitsap artists. Just a ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, lives one of my favorite painters, Sydni Sterling.
Below is the charming garden entry to the old garage that Sydni has repurposed piece by piece into a wonderful studio space that she’s been painting in for over two decades.
It has been my good fortune to exhibit my work along side of Sydni’s in her lovely studio.
It is delightful to see people react to the art we’ve conceived and worked on for many months in relative isolation. The community completes the artist.
If you are reading this blog, you already know that I am a plant fiber weaver, but whenever artists come together, we can influence each other in subtle ways. Though I’m not a painter, I’ve found myself painting on some of the garden harvest baskets I weave. What fun!
Syd and I have had so much fun making new work and exhibiting our work together that Syd has decided to open her studio to invited guests three times a year. So watch for an announcement of our next Open Studio coming up in April 2013.
Here are three generations of artists who have been visiting us at Art in the Woods each year.
Syd and I are appreciative of all of you who came out to see our work, and to visit the other fantastic artists on this tour. Thanks to you all this has been a good season for us, and I hope that means that more of you are doing better too.
We thank the Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest for sponsoring this annual event. Please mark your calendars for the second weekend next November, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10-5 each day. We’ll be here!