The Winter Studio Tour is excited to announce an online, virtual experience this year. With a brand new, fresh, and innovative website, visitors will connect with regional artists in new ways that were not previously available. The event technically takes place throughout December, but the website is already up and ready for visitors. Celebrating 36 years, this new website is a great way to showcase this year’s winter artists.
Specially selected artwork is for sale from nearly 40 artists on the Spotlight page, with very unique offerings. Then visit the Gift page for items in categories “Under $50” and “Under $100.” Wonderful ideas, such as jewelry, pottery, art prints, photography, cards, mini paintings, and much more are on the menu.
Connecting with Tour artists is always special, and this winter there is a Featured Artist page on the new website with artist interviews, videos, and behind-the-scenes photos of the artists in their studios, hard at work, showing their raw materials, and so forth. It’s a rare look into the world of the artists, and a really nice way to enrich your experience. Each week a new artist will be featured, so look for your favorite artists, maybe a fun new artist, and check out the archives for past interviews & videos!
Tour Manager Dinah Satterwhite shares: “It has been so wonderful creating the new website and working with the artists to collect their interviews and videos. I’m so impressed with the videos, and have learned a lot myself! There’s nothing like a tour of someone’s studio, and hearing them talk about their passion – seeing their tools, their inspirations, it inspires me to be a better artist.”
Another fun addition to the website is a gallery of Customer Photos. The Tour collected photos from customers showing the art that they have in their homes and offices, and jewelry and pottery that they own. Satterwhite shares that “it was very interesting to see the different color combinations of wall art and wall colors that people have in their homes, for example. Things that I would not have thought of, looked so striking and gorgeous!” Customers can send in their own photos of Tour art (details on the website).
A “News and Events” calendar is now available, with listings of Tour artists’ activities. It includes other shows that they are involved in, teaching gigs, demonstrations, gallery shows and activities, etc.
Fans of the Studio Tour will want to look at the “Shop” where comfy t-shirts can be purchased with the Tour heart logo on it. Women’s, Men’s, and Children’s sizes are available in several cool colors, as a great holiday gift idea! And a special design with artwork by five Tour artists is offered on black. The design includes a beautiful combination of colors and art, using an animal theme with a koi block print by Yoshiko Yamamoto, and a horse painting by Danna Tartaglia, among others.
Tour postcards with listings of the artists and photos are available in regional shops. They can also be found at Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, or call to request one by mail. For more information contact Tour Manager Dinah Satterwhite at 206-842-0504. www.bistudiotour.com.
All Images Courtesy of Bainbridge Island Studio Tour:
Artists in order of appearance:
Gigi Godfrey, oil
Robert Niclas Jr., wood violin & wood canoes
Eileen Sorg, colored pencil/watercolor
Jani Freimann, water media
Kate Goodman, encaustic
Meredith Chernick, pottery
Sandy Haight, watercolor
Martha Collins, exotic woods
Michele Van Derrick, acrylic/mixed media
Paula Gill, ceramic tiles