Studio Art Tour



Studio Art Tour
Studio Art Tour
Saturday and Sunday September 13 & 14th 10:00am -5:00pm
Artists and fine craftsmen in Woodstock and throughout McHenry County will be
opening their studios to display and selling their work. The self guided tour will
showcase the exceptional art and fine crafts produced in the region.
The tour is free to the public. Maps will be available at Material Things Artisan Market
103 E. Van Buren Street on the historic Woodstock Square or they can be downloaded
here. Be sure to visit the award winning Woodstock Farmers Market when picking up
your maps.
The tour will feature a wide range of work including pottery, painting, art glass, jewelry,
photography and mixed media. Visit the artist's web sites to learn more about their talent.
Karen Hillard Good: This nationally acclaimed artist is mostly known for her children's
book illustrations and her calendar paintings for The Lang Companies over the past 15
years. However in her "down time" she loves to play with paint and mixed media. Stop
by her quirky little art studio and see what she is up to next.
Allen Stebbins: Contemporary landscape oil paintings inspired by rural farms,
woodlands, open spaces and expansive skies of the Midwest. Through bold color and
expressive brushwork his paintings are intended to create a visual dialogue with the
viewer and elicit recollections of equally familiar places that may be special to them.
Blake Mueller: Collage and Assemblage. A blend of found objects and images. After
creatively composing the subject, a variety of drawing and painting media are applied.
Blake's unique works are displayed at his Woodstock studio surrounded by magnificent
gardens. Guest Artist: Betsy Greene: Handmade Jewelry. A combination of found
objects, copper, metal and gem elements. Birch bark, filigree, twigs, watch parts and
glass beads are part of the canvass that becomes a piece of statement jewelry. Each piece
invites you to see objects in a new way because of their unexpected combinations.
Earrings, brooches, necklaces, rings and bracelets are all one of a kind.
Gail and Thomas Trausch: Trausch Fine Arts Gallery and Studio features the paintings
and illustrations of husband & wife Thomas and Gail Trausch. Thomas works mostly in
oil and watercolor paintings, many of his works are "plein air". Gale focuses her
paintings and illustrations on nature related subjects.
Karen Stahlecker of WILLOAKS STUDIO creates jewelry and wearable art. Working
in three dimensions gives her the space to use a plethora of different materials, from gold
and silver , to silk and linen and pearls and gemstones. Often inspired by aspects of
nature, she has developed a number of unique forms and original wearable pieces.
WILLOAKSSTUDIO.ETSY.COM Guest Artist: Denise Hoover Denise's work is about
"the here and now". She uses materials and surfaces that present themselves to her. Color
is an important force for her both singularly and in multiplicity. Her large paintings and
mixed media work will be displayed with Karen's work in the rehabbed Old Armory
Building in Woodstock.
Gail Moreland: A native Midwesterner, Gail's photographs reflect the simplicity of the
rural Midwestern landscape. The photographs are straightforward, yet through the
restrained use of color, the images do not intrude. Weathered sheds, sandy beach paths
and meandering streams are her favorite subjects. Gail also photographs food and wine
using natural light.
Jeannie LaBelle: Jeannie's studio/shop The Crown Jewels of Art showcases her altered
art jewelry re-created from vintage fragments, religious relics, peals and rhinestones. She
chooses elements that "speak to her" when creating her original pieces. Facebook page
Facebook:The Crown Jewels of Art. Guest Artist: Cindy Roehrich: Tattoo inspired and
inspirational handmade silkscreened tees. Cindy also works with solder, resin,beading
and wirework to make vintage inspired jewelry and belt buckles.
Kim Brix: Kim creates functional and decorative fuses glass pieces inspired the natural
prairie surrounding her studio. Fused glass artwork involves designing, layering and kiln
firing translucent and opalescent glass to temperatures exceeding 1400 F. Glassworks by
Kim offers individual and group instruction upon request.
Guest Artist: Elizabeth Waddington Elizabeth finds watercolor endlessly fascinating.
She loves the transparency of the paint most, building layers and letting the paint decide
the values. Her love of flowers and gardening defines her style. Beautiful florals often
painted from seed catalogues.
Guest Artist: Debby Henning: Debby's Zebra Arts creates hand dyed scarves using bolts
of silk and rayon. Each item is dyed using a variety of colors and manipulations to add
texture and interest. She also creates hand bound books with stitching techniques dating
to the 16th century. Her uniquely designed compact travel purses have multiple pockets
and storage ability in an array of fabric choices.
Guest Artist: Triskele Moon Studios: Leanne Emery's goal is to capture a harmonious
balance between chaos and structure, known and unknown; to find a resonance in the eye
of the beholder. "When my pieces are worn, the energy cycle is completed and my
inspiration becomes adornment".
* This stop will feature musical entertainment
Blue Eagle Pottery: Award winning potters Robert Blue and Susan Blue Galloway
create functional and decorative pottery. All work is hand thrown on a potters wheel,
altered, reassembled and decorated with colored glazes. The pottery is fired in a reduction
gas fired kiln. The microwave and dishwasher safe pieces are lead free and food safe.
Johanna Gullick: Johanna works in acrylic, oil and watercolor. She enjoys painting
landscapes, florals and figurative subjects. Her style is a combination of realism and
abstraction that blending allows her to work more expressively with color. She is a full
time professional artist who works out of her studio at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in
Crystal Lake.
Studio Art Tour 2014 Studio Registration Form
September 13 and 14, 2014 10am – 5 pm
Artist’s name______________________________________________________________
City, State, ZIP_____________________________________________________________
Phone _____________________________________________________________
Price Range of Work_________________________________________________________
_____Painting:____Oil____Acrylic____Watercolor____Mixed Media____Other
_____Master Crafts
_____Digital Art
Description of work**
**This description will be used in the brochure so please be concise. List your most typical
Deadline for Entries: July 11, 2014
Send completed registration, check and pictures of art work to:
WPBW P O Box 344 Woodstock IL 60098
*If you would prefer, email the application and photos. The jurors will review after receiving
payment by mail.
For additional information please contact:
[email protected]