Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Preparing for Open Studios

Although North Coast Open Studios isn't until June, the committee has been busy preparing. Enthusiastically led by Taffy Stockton, meetings are focused and productive. Plans for the brochure are in progress with the North Coast Journal once again printing a color brochure.

We empathize with artists who feel the cost is a burden so we work hard to keep the rising costs down. Fees are supplemented with grants, a raffle, donations, and volunteers. Generous participating artists will be donating art for our raffle. The website, posters and brochures are all produced to bring artists and the community together. The raffle is an enticing and inexpensive opportunity to win a valuable piece of art. We are doing something different this year so stay tuned...

Artists, don't forget the sign up deadline is March 15th!

We'd like you to meet our team: (alphabetically)

Julia Bednar: an avid realist painter and past president of the Redwood Arts Association, always active in the arts community.
Susan Bloch: a glass artist working with themes about "Time & Nature", active on the public art committee and Eureka Art & Culture Commission. www.blochstudio.com
Jemima Harr: a dedicated advocate of the arts, is the Museum Director of the Morris Graves Museum. She has collaborated on and curated over 300 exhibitions throughout California. www.humboldtarts.org
Frances Kuta: a portrait and still life painter inspired by color and light. franceskuta.com
Yvonne Kern: a landscape and still life painter, expressing connections between the visual world and the internal experience. www.yvonnekern.com
Libby Maynard: an artist and executive director of the Ink People, dedicated, determined and purposeful arts leader. www.inkpeople.org
Taffy Stockton: owns a full service events and consulting company, leading our team of volunteers to create a robust, cost-efficient, well-planned open studios. www.sandsevents.net
Tanya Nordberg: inspired programs manager for The Ink People center for the Arts. www.inkpeople.org

Susan Bloch Welliver
NCOS Steering Committee Member & NCOS Artist

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