Washougal-Camas Open Studios offers area residents opportunity for weekend activity


Six artist studios in Camas and Washougal will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those looking for something fun to do this weekend, can look no further than East Clark County for an opportunity to head out for a scenic drive to visit six local artist studios at the first-ever Washougal-Camas Open Studios. 

The public gets to see where art is made, and learn what inspires the artists. Participating artists will open their studios to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15. The two-day show is designed to connect the community with local artists, allowing the public to experience a variety of creative spaces where artists work. Painting by Kellie Kuter, KellieKuter.com.
The public gets to see where art is made, and learn what inspires the artists. Participating artists will open their studios to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15. The two-day show is designed to connect the community with local artists, allowing the public to experience a variety of creative spaces where artists work. Painting by Kellie Kuter, KellieKuter.com.

The self-guided tour offers the public a rare opportunity to visit artists in their own studios. The public gets to see where art is made, and learn what inspires the artists. Participating artists will open their studios to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15. The two-day show is designed to connect the community with local artists, allowing the public to experience a variety of creative spaces where artists work.

“Many artists enjoy sharing their studios with the general public,” says organizer and artist Liz Pike. “2020 created challenges for many artists. Nearly all art events and festivals were cancelled. The Washougal-Camas Open Studios is designed as a self guided tour for the public to safely visit a half dozen studios and see some really great art.” 

Attendees can see copper works by David Gerton at 2564 NW 12th Circle, in Camas and just a few blocks away, see classic oils on canvas by Cheryl Mathieson at 2520 NW Cascade Street, Camas. Both studios are just a few blocks from each other in the Prune Hill area of Camas. 

In Fern Prairie, Pike is opening her studios which feature vibrant oils on canvas at Shangri-La Farm, 26300 NE Third Street, Camas (about a mile north of Lacamas Lake).  Kellie Kuter is opening her home studio at 825 G Street in Washougal which features a variety of works in oil, acrylic and mixed media. 

Image courtesy of LizPike.Art
Image courtesy of LizPike.Art

Also in Washougal, two sister artists, Suzanne Grover and Charlene Hale are teaming up in a dual exhibit at 3710 “I” Street, Washougal. Grover produces stunning pastels and Hale creates fused glass works and jewelry. 

Attendees can also take the scenic drive up Washougal River Road to see Shirley Bishop’s body of art glass fusing on display in her spacious studio at 36311 SE Third Circle, Washougal.

Masks and physical distancing requirements are encouraged to protect both the artists and the general public. Simply click on the address of each artist studio in your smart phone’s map. For more information contact artist Liz Pike, the event’s organizer, at (360) 281-8720 or email pikeadvertising@comcast.net.

Participating artists information:

David Gerton, Copper, mixed media
2564 NW 12th Circle, Camas, WA 98607 Tel. (503) 803-8921

Cheryl Mathieson, Oil paint  
2520 NW Cascade Street, Camas, WA 98607 Tel. (360) 609-7000
Web: CherylMathieson.com 

Liz Pike, Oils on Canvas
26300 NE Third Street, Camas, WA 98607 Tel. (360) 281-8720
Web: LizPike.Art 

Kellie Kuter, Paint 
825 G Street, Washougal, WA 98671 Tel. (360) 869-3071
Web: KellieKuter.com 

Suzanne Grover, Pastel & Charlene Hale, Glass, fused and enameled
3710 “I” Street, Washougal, WA 98671
Suzanne Tel. (360) 910-8886 Charlene Tel. (971) 219-7206

Shirley Bishop, Art glass fusing
36311 SE Third Circle, Washougal, WA 98671 Tel. (360) 991-3081 Web: Studio13GlassArt.com 

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