December 6th through 8th from 10am to 5pm each day – Enjoy a day touring the Island and stop by each venue to delight in the festive atmosphere, free refreshments and shop for original gifts for you and your loved ones.
The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour is a twice-yearly, free self-guided tour of our vibrant artists’ community as well as regional artists from nearby communities. This year’s winter venue spans across eight different locations through-out the Island, featuring fifty-six artists, varying from painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, fiber, mixed media, photography, glass, and much more. Several unique pieces will be available, such as whimsical fairies and frogs, Nuno felt wearables, Christmas nutcrackers, Sgraffito etched pottery, fused glass birdhouses, and layered block acrylic paintings. The Tour has celebrated the amazing craftsmanship of local artists since 1984 and is sponsored by many local businesses. Many of the venues are working studios for our artist community, as well as historic island buildings, all housing a variety of works for the Tour.
The eight studios include: Ferrier Studio, American Legion Hall, Filipino-American Hall, Bethany Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge, Sylvia Carlton’s Studio, Grange Hall, and Hidden Cove Pottery & Tile.
There are several new artists contributing this year, and each artist (new and old) must pass a jury process to participate, ensuring the quality and craftsmanship is unsurpassed. New artists include Beth Fox Heisinger’s acrylic on acrylic at Sylvia Carlton’s Studio; Melanie Burns’ abstract acrylics at the Masonic Lodge; Sandy Haight’s watercolor paintings, also at the Masonic Lodge; and Victoria Julian-Gray’s handmade 100% recycled wool clothing, handbags, and bedding at the American Legion Hall.
Of course, the Tour will also exhibit many repeat artists from around the Island and region as well. Below is a list of the artists, their genre and the studio they will be displaying their work (click each artist’s name to learn more about them):
American Legion Hall – 7880 NE Bucklin Hill Road
Jani Freimann – Mixed media, oil, graphite; Christina Heliker – Photography; Victoria Julian-Gray – Felted fiber wearables; Rita Mandoli – Pottery; Victor Turpyn – Watercolors; Barbara Weissman – Handwoven clothing and accessories; Yoshiko Yamamoto – Wood block prints
Filipino-American Hall – 7566 NE High School Road
Gayle Bair – Sgraffito pottery; Hollie Clark – Fleece clothing & accessories; Page Gehrke – Sea glass jewelry & mosaics; Donna Lark – Felt wearables; Douglas Paeth – Ceramics; Shirley Sakatani Skifstad – Acrylics and oils; Jeff Yeager – Repurposed metal art
Bethany Lutheran Church – 7968 Finch Road NE
Melinda Bryden – Mixed media; Stefani Christianson – Ceramics; Howard Julien – Steam-bent wood; Anya Koultysheva – Linen wearables; Leslie Newman – Limited edition abstracts; Judy Sorrels – Layered mixed media, acrylics
Masonic Lodge – 1299 Grow Avenue NE
Mike Biskup – Watercolor and India ink; Melaine Burns – Abstract acrylics; Ginny Ford – Jewelry; Sandy Haight – Watercolors; Michelle Johnson – Felted silk wearables; Linna Lawrence – Christmas nutcrackers; Suz O’Dell – Bronze & fine silver jewelry; Dinah Satterwhite – Photography; Darcy Thompson – Garden art & jewelry; Passiko True – Sterling silver jewelry; Danna Watson – Mixed media & fabric
Sylvia Carlton’s Studio – 1245 Grow Avenue NW
Rita Belserene – Pottery; Sylvia Carlton – Oil, acrylic, ink; Mary Edwards – Semi-precious jewelry; Sophie Frieda – Floral & botanicals in oil; Beth Fox Heisinger – Acrylic on acrylic; Simon Jeker – Wood furniture
Grange Hall – 10340 Madison Avenue NE
Diana Cronin – Pottery; Carolyn Doe – Batik, silk scarves, oils; Paula Gill – Ceramic jewelry and tiles; Kate Goodman – Encaustic & collage; Sue Skelly – Cedar, button jewelry; Haden Starbuck – Jewelry & wearable fibers; Sydni Sterling – Acrylic & mixed media; Larry Weiner – Mixed media
Hidden Cove Pottery & Tile – 7176 NE Hidden Cove Road
Michael & Donna Day – Ceramics; Mara Mauch – Fused glass jewelry; Dawn McNamara – Ceramics; Marcia Peterson – Drawing, sculpture; Dorothy Skea – Wearables; Eileen Sorg – Colored pencil, watercolor and ink
For additional information, please visit The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour website at www.bistudiotour.com
*Images, logos, brochure cover and sponsor information provided by, and used with permission from The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour/Dinah Satterwhite