Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Studio Tour Recap................

Our annual open studio event took place this past weekend, and for those of you unable to attend, I thought I would do a brief followup and share a few photos.

Knowing you are opening your studio to the public can force you to do things like paint walls, rearrange furniture and rehang art. We had planned to paint ever since we first moved in, but it took the pressure of the upcoming tour to make it happen.

The walls looked so nice that we were reluctant to put the first nail hole in, but eventually forced ourselves to do it.

We were not the only ones that used the deadline of the approaching public event to finish a project. The stairs leading up to the studios had a major makeover and the paint was barely dry before the first visitors made their way up.

Once you go up the stairs, the common gallery area features art from all the artists with studios at ARTHOUSE.

The weekend itself was great fun and I want to thank everyone that came to visit, including fellow bloggers Gina and Hannah who stopped by to say hi. Many people remarked that they were not even aware that our studios were in the building - which is one of the advantages to participating in these kind of events.

Open studio tours also serve as an excellent way for the public to get a peek into our spaces and be exposed to a large assortment of art techniques, styles and mediums.

Our studio

Being busy all weekend did not stop me from sticking with my Project 365. On Saturday I took a photo of some vintage cameras that my studio mate had brought in.

©2012 Dianne Poinski

The next day I ventured out to photograph the stairs leading up to the back door of the foundry which is in the same building. One of my apps has this postcard overlay but I can't remember which one. If I can find it again I will post it in the comments.

©2012 Dianne Poinski

This year the tour is split into two weekends. My former studio mate Judy Jacobs, will have her home studio open to the public for the first time. If you are participating this weekend, be sure to stop by.

More info: Capitol Artists Studio Tour

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tour. Looks well organized!

    The vintage cameras are something too!