This year’s event will include five stops and features 15 local artists representing a vast array of creative works and mediums
WASHOUGAL – Washougal area artists are opening their studio doors to offer a fascinating and art-filled holiday market for the whole family. The 2022 Washougal Studio Artists Tour Holiday Market, to be held Nov. 12-13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, will include five stops and features 15 local artists representing a vast array of creative works and mediums.
“We are excited to once again safely invite visitors back into our studios and outdoor display areas for this year’s event,” said Shirley Bishop, WSAT co-coordinator and local glass artist.
Now in its fifth year, WSAT has drawn much interest and support from the local community and visitors from the Portland area and beyond.
“We are delighted that many people taking the tour are discovering the rich art community in Washougal,” said Bishop. “And they really enjoy the tour route that winds along the scenic Washougal River and through the Washougal foothills. It’s nearly as beautiful as the art!”
Tamara Dinius, mixed media artist explains, “Most artists create in isolation and never have an opportunity to share the story of why, or how, they made a particular piece of art. Washougal Studio Artist Tours Holiday Market gives us a platform to do just that. I find it enjoyable to share my process with others and possibly spark an interest in another person to pursue art as a hobby/career.”
New to this year’s tour are Angela Swanson, mixed media and acrylic Artist and Roxanne Turley, mixed media, and alcohol ink.
“I am so thrilled to be in the company of so many talented artists and a part of the tour this year!” said Angela Swanson.
Returning artists are: Kathy Marty, handwoven eco-friendly rugs; Shirley Bishop, fused glass; Dana Bergdahl, acrylic painting; Tamara Dinius, mixed media; Toni McCarthy, original beaded & metal jewelry; Sharon Ballard, acrylic painting; Trish Johnston, watercolors; Charlene Hale, fused & enameled glass; Suzanne Grover, watercolor & pastel paintings; Stu Ager, organic metalwork design; India de Landa, contemporary jewelry, Sandy Moore, textile artist, brightly colored fabric collages; and Sharon Buckmaster, fiber arts jewelry.
Preview participating artists’ work and see the tour map on the Washougal Studio Artists website www.WashougalStudioArtists.org. They can also be followed on Facebook and Instagram. Participating artists have copies of the map available, as well as many galleries and other local businesses.
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