|'Deep in the Daisies' 6x6 acrylic & ink on gallery wrapped canvas|
available through Paypal here $80
|detail showing painted edges|
- Open Studios tours are a great way to connect with your local collectors and fellow artists. Not only do you get to work with the artists on the tour in the preparation stages, you get to meet other local artists who might visit your studio. last year I met several artist that I knew by name but had never met in person.
- It is a great opportunity to show your collectors and potential collectors a 'behind the scenes' peek at your work space. I plan on having several demos going as well as having my invited artist friends set up to paint. I have tidied up the studio but it is still very much a working studio and not a pristine gallery space.
- Open Studio Tours help get you organized for the new year. This year I did my major clean-up over the summer but preparing for visitors helps me organize the year's paintings. I am not the best at keeping good inventory records. I always make this a New Year's resolution but I usually fail! Organizing my work to display for the tour helps me take inventory.
|A display for the Open Studio Tour...my acrylics and oils|