Open Studio Tour
We are gutted to announce that this year's Open Studio Tour is being postponed. We're hopeful that we can run full-out next summer at our regular June time-frame. Our apologies to all who planned to attend, but it's just the right decision when studios are also artists' homes.
Red Deer Arts Council’s fifth Open Studio Tour takes public behind closed doors in this two-day event!
The Red Deer Arts Council is thrilled to announce its fifth Open Studio Tour, taking place September 18th and 19th, 2021! This is a self-guided tour of artist studio spaces and free to the public.
Seven visual artists in five studios bring you this amazing experience. They will open the doors to their private art studios from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and welcome the public to see the process of creating fine art as each artist demonstrates their process. Fascinating techniques and works of some of Red Deer and area’s most recognized artists will be on display for visitors.
This self-guided tour is free of charge. The artists will demonstrate the processes they use, and happily take questions about their media, style, technique, or anything related to art. Artists love to answer questions about their art!
Please Note: some artists are open both days, others open either Saturday or Sunday only. Please check each listing to see which artists are participating on that date or any additional hours they may host.
Download the complete list of artists and addresses HERE.
Open Studio Tour List of Artists 2021
Saturday, September 18th Only – 10am to 4pm
Margaret Hall is a fibre artist and enjoys fabricating whimsical functional items. Working mostly with wool, she enjoys exploring the sculptural properties of wool and combining hand felting and traditional millinery techniques to make unique hats.
Demo: Margaret will demonstrate the difference between blocking a hat with a hand felted hood and an industrially produced felt hood.
View Across the Vallery, Oil, 2021, Carol Lynn Gilchrist
Carol Lynn Gilchrist, ASA
Riverlands Artist Studio/Gallery IS
5123 - 48 Street (Alexander Way), Red Deer, AB
Carol Lynn celebrates the landscape in a range of media and styles. Her work in watercolour, acrylic, and oil are inspired by nature; skies and water worlds that are filled with light, colour and movement that are part real and part imagined. She has just opened her own studio and welcomes everyone to drop in and say hello!
DEMO: Carol Lynn will be working on a WIP (that's art speak for a 'work in progress') and will share her thoughts on composition and offer some plein air painting tips.
Guest Artist at Riverlands
Roberta Murray, ASA
Riverlands Artist Studio/Gallery IS
Roberta Murray is a full-time visual storyteller working in paint, pencil, and pixels. Roberta’s work reflects her passions, dreams, and desires regardless of the medium she works in. Birds, wildlife, flora, and the land are all explored in her work. She tries to represent ordinary scenes in a poetic, expressive way to capture a fleeting mood or impression, not to mirror what is easily seen. “I don’t paint the landscape. I paint the spirit disguised as a landscape.”
Saturday, September 18th and Sunday, September 19th – 10 am to 4 pm
*Please note additional hour changes for individual artists
4611 – 48 Street, Red Deer, AB
Susan Delaney is currently making intriguing mixed media portraits and abstract compositions featuring photo image transfer, painting, drawing, collage, and embedded objects. Susan is also well known for her vibrant, expressive landscape paintings.
DEMO: Susan will be demonstrating image transfer and painting, including both deliberate and intuitive artistic decision-making.
Country Sunshine-Watercolour, Marianne Harris
Marianne creates 2D artwork in water-based media. Her work is prolific and varied in its subject, style, and size, from photographic realism to more semi-abstract pieces, often inspired from her photography. Her work is available at the A+ Gallery, and is also currently showing until October 11 in the Kiwanis Gallery at the Red Deer Library.
DEMO: Watercolour miniature landscapes demonstrating basic techniques.
Guest Artist at Paintwerx Studios
Winter Returns Again, Amanda Frost
Amanda’s artwork is bold and beautiful, from landscapes, to animals, or a combination of the two. Photographs are often used for reference, but colours from nature’s palette are often improvised and enhanced. Her work can be seen at the A+ Gallery in downtown Red Deer.
Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt - Kallstrom Studio
ue to injury, Marlene has had to withdraw from this year's Open Studio Tour. Best wishes for speedy healing!
downloadable list of artists is available HERE.
The Red Deer Arts Council is a publicly funded, non-profit organization with a mandate to support all art forms and raise the profile of the arts in the community.