Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Open Studio Weekend - May 29-30, 2010

Winslow Art Studio participated in the 18th annual Vermont statewide Open Studios Weekend that was held May 29-30. For 2 days all participating studios are open to the public. People make a day of it and wander from one studio to another, enjoying the art. I decided to do some painting demonstrations, so on Saturday I painted a portrait and on Sunday I painted a still life. A small, but steady stream of people came in and watched on both days.

In addition to the demonstrations, I had prizes. Maryellen won my painting, "Fresh Veggies", and 4 other people won a free class. My granddaughter helped pick the winning names.

We had little snacks and pastries, as well as plenty of pretzels for all. The pretzels were a huge hit, especially with the grandkids!


Mary Bullock said...

How wonderful!! Such a great idea - a state wide open studio. How did such a thing get organized?

Karen Winslow said...

Hi Mary. Actually, I am not sure how the whole idea originated. I participated in the event one other time, 2007 (I think). It is sponsored by the Vermont Crafts council (www.vermontcrafts.com), and they provide a detailed map to get to each studio (which is grouped by region). Each studio is supposed to incorporate an "educational" aspect to their Open Studio event, but each studio decides how to meet this obligation. I chose to do painting demonstrations from life. It was a lot of fun.

Moss said...

What is the quote on the wall above?