Artists open up on Clark County Open Studios Tour

The countywide art tour, which featured 50 Clark County artists in their private art studios, drew visitors from around the region over the past weekend, Nov. 12-13.

Vancouver artist David Mylin is one of 50 artists participating in this year’s Clark County Open Studios Tour. Mylin creates human figures using welded mild steel. His sculptures can be viewed today, Sun., Nov. 13, until 5 p.m., at Mylin’s Vancouver-based art studio as part of the free, self-guided art studio tour.

Vancouver artist David Mylin was one of 50 artists participating in this year’s Clark County Open Studios Tour.  Mylin creates human figures using welded mild steel in his Vancouver-based art studio. Photo by Kelly Moyer

One of the many interesting pieces of welded steel art you’ll find at Vancouver artist David Mylin’s studio if you join the free, self-guided, Clark County Open Studios Tour, which runs through 5 p.m., today, Sun., Nov. 13.

One of the many interesting pieces of welded steel art found at Vancouver artist David Mylin’s studio on the Clark County Open Studios Tour, which offered visitors a private glimpse into the world of Clark County’s many talented artists, Nov. 12-13. Photo by Kelly Moyer

Another welded steel sculptures located at artist David Mylin’s Vancouver-based art studio as part of the Open Studios art tour going on this weekend throughout Clark County.

Another welded steel sculptures located at artist David Mylin’s Vancouver-based art studio as part of the Open Studios art tour. Photo by Kelly Moyer

A case of handmade pastels sits under one of artist Susan Mitchell’s paintings at Mitchell’s art studio in east Vancouver.

A case of handmade pastels sits under one of artist Susan Mitchell’s paintings at Mitchell’s art studio in east Vancouver. Photo by Kelly Moyer

A druzy necklace, created by jewelry artist Barbara Kay Bureker, drew many gasps of admiration at this year’s Clark County Open Studios Tour, which gives the public a chance to view artist studios throughout the county.

A druzy necklace, created by jewelry artist Barbara Kay Bureker, drew many gasps of admiration at this year’s Clark County Open Studios Tour, which gave the public a chance to view artist studios throughout the county. Photo by Kelly Moyer

Jewelry artist Barbara Kay Bureker greets visitors on Sat., Nov. 12, at her work studio in Camas. Although Bureker lives outside Battle Ground, she trained and now creates in the Camas-based art studio of jewelry maker Gene Dietzen. Bureker was part of this year’s Clark County Open Studios Tour.

Jewelry artist Barbara Kay Bureker greets visitors on Sat., Nov. 12, at her work studio in Camas. Although Bureker lives outside Battle Ground, she trained and now creates in the Camas-based art studio of jewelry maker Gene Dietzen. Bureker was part of this year’s Clark County Open Studios Tour. Photo by Kelly Moyer

Vancouver artist Susan Mitchell is one of 50 artists participating in this year’s Clark County Open Studios Tour, which gives people a chance to see where local artists create their paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures and other pieces of artwork. The tour is free, self-guided and runs through 5 p.m. today, Sun., Nov. 13.

Vancouver artist Susan Mitchell was one of 50 artists participating in this year’s Clark County Open Studios Tour, which gave people a chance to see where local artists create their paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculptures and other pieces of artwork. Photo by Kelly Moyer

This sculpture is one of the many creations you’ll see at ceramics artist Kim Murton’s Vancouver-based studio on the Clark County Open Studios art tour.

This sculpture was one of the many creations shown at ceramics artist Kim Murton’s Vancouver-based studio on the Clark County Open Studios art tour. Photo by Kelly Moyer

Another set of ceramic sculptures by Vancouver artist Kim Murton, one of 50 Clark County artists participating in this year’s Open Studios art tour.

Another set of ceramic sculptures by Vancouver artist Kim Murton, one of 50 Clark County artists who participated  in this year’s Open Studios art tour. Photo by Kelly Moyer

Signs for this year’s Clark County Open Studios Tour, which features 50 of the county’s best artists, point visitors to studios throughout Clark County, including this one, which leads people to the Vancouver, home-based art studios of husband-and-wife artists, David Mylin and Kim Murton.

Signs for this year’s Clark County Open Studios Tour, which featured 50 of the county’s best artists, pointed visitors to studios throughout Clark County, including this one, which led people to the Vancouver, home-based art studios of husband-and-wife artists, David Mylin and Kim Murton. Photo by Kelly Moyer

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Kelly Moyer has been reporting for community newspapers since the mid-1990s, including the Newport News-Times on the Oregon Coast; the Lewistown Sentinel, a daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania; the Gresham Outlook, Wilsonville Spokesman, Sherwood Gazette and South County Spotlight newspapers in the Portland metro area; and The Reflector newspaper in Battle Ground, Wash. She also is the former managing editor of Midwifery Today, an international magazine for birth professionals. Kelly, a University of Oregon alumnus and Pennsylvania native, lives with her family in Northeast Portland.

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