Come along on the Santa Barbara Studio Artists 2010 Open Studio Tour

In Events by Zoe Nathan

It was fun to take the Wildling Art Museum Studio Art Tour last Fall in the Santa Ynez Valley, so I thought doing the same in Santa Barbara would be an interesting diversion for a weekend with an artist friend from out town. Artist as spectators was fun for two day, but by night, we had to hit the studio and get some work done ourselves! Here’s the parts of the tour that we managed to see during the two days in chronological order. Click on the photos to view them larger. Warner-Nienow-Artist Warner Nienow in his studio, with many glowing still-life, landscape, and architectural paintings. Warner-Nienow-Artwork Still life paintings by Warner Nienow. Judy-Nienow-artist Judy Nienow with some of her architectural paintings. For a more light-hearted genre, Nienow paints scary dolls! See below! Judy-Nienow-scary-doll-paintings I can definitely envision these in Culver City’s Billy Shire Fine Art. Judy-Nienow-paintings More paintings by Judy Nienow. Marlene-Struss Marlene Struss in front of some of her Cubist seeming collages. P1120538 Smaller prints of Struss’ work. Jamee-Aubrey-Artist Jamee Aubrey in her studio filled with natural light and landscape paintings in progress. John-Rowbottam-Artist John Rowbottam with a botanical piece. He also showed some landscape and figurative work. B-J-Stapen-Artist B. J. Stapen in her studio overlooking Santa Barbara, surrounded by her lovely landscapes. B-J-Stapen-Studio-view The view! Betsy-Gallery-artist-demo Betsy Gallery demonstrating how she cuts the small chip of colored glass for her lovely mosaics. Betsy-Gallery-artist Gallery, like many of the other artists, had an inspiring garden to walk through on her way to the studio! Betsy-Gallery-artwork One of Betsy Gallery’s intricate glass and ceramic mosaics. Ann-Shelton-Beth Ann Shelton Beth by one of her many serene seascapes. Ann-Shelton-Beth-painting A painting by Ann Shelton Beth. Holli-Harmon-Artist Holli Harmon by two of her energetic figurative paintings. Holli-Harmon-Artwork Harmon’s still life paintings on tapestries. Holli-Harmon-Artwork-2 A figurative painting by Holli Harmon. Thomas-Mann-Artist Thomas Mann in front of a few of his American and European landscapes. Thomas-Mann-Artwork Thomas Mann next to a landscape in progress. Ann-Sanders-Artist Ann Sanders in front of some of her pastel landscapes. Ann-Sanders-Artwork A giclée on canvas of one of Ann Sander’s pastel landscapes. Gerry-Winant-Artist Gerry Winant by some of his oil landscape paintings. Marilee-Krause-Artist Next we went to El Zoco Artists Complex and saw the studio of Marilee Krause. Krause in front of some of her pastel and watercolor works. Marilee-Krause-Artwork A landscape by Marilee Krause. Tom-DeWalt-Artist Tom De Walt in his studio at El Zoco Artists Complex, in front of some of his sea and landscapes. Tom-DeWalt-Artwork Landscapes by Tom De Walt. Francis-Scorzelli-Artist Francis Scorzelli in his studio at El Zoco Artists Complex, with some small and large scale abstract works. Pamela-Enticknap-Artist Pamela Hill Enticknap in her charming studio in Carpinteria, displaying some sketches that inspire her beach-narratives and figurative work. Pamela-Enticknap-Artwork Some of Pamela Hill Enticknap’s figurative work. Dorothy-Churchill-Johnson-Artist2 Dorothy Churchill Johnson by one of her large-scale paintings in progress. Dorothy is having a solo show at the Elverhoj Museum in November. The reception is on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 27th, from 3-5 pm. Dorothy-Churchill-Johnson-Artist Dorothy Churchill Johnson in front of three of her large-scale realistic paintings. Thanks all, for an enjoyable tour!