Open Studio Tour

4th Annual Open Studio Tour - 2019

The Red Deer Arts Council is thrilled to announce its fourth Open Studio Tour, June 22 and 23, 2019! This is a self-guided tour of artist studio spaces and free to the public.

Twenty-one visual artists in fifteen studios bring you this amazing experience. They will open the doors to their private art studios from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, and welcome the public to see the process of creating fine art as each artist demonstrates their processes. From sculpted clay to sculpted metal, from paintings to silk, from jewellery to glass, the 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. Visitors can download or print the tour brochure and a map to help find all the studios, and artist bios to read before arriving on scene. The artists will not only demonstrate the processes they use, but 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. The brochure is divided into each day and which artists are participating on that date.

Each studio is also offering a door prize for visitors. Eligible to win one prize only. Must be 18 years or older. Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email.

The downloadable/printable brochure and map are available below!

Participating studios in the 2019 Open Studio Tour

Red Deer Artists

Darcy Gusse Edinga
Silk Concepts
DEMO: Darcy will be demonstrating painting on silk.

Sharing her studio with
Margriet Hogue
DEMO: Margriet will be demonstrating mono-printing and collage.


Margaret R. Hall
Happy Yak Felt
DEMO: Margaret will demonstrate felting a hat from wool fibre and weaving and spinning.


Marianne Harris
Paintwerx Studios
DEMO:Marianne will demonstrate watercolour make-and-take minis.


Gordon Hiebert
Gordon Hiebert Photography
Demo: Gordon will demonstrate detecting colour accurately in the landscape.


Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt
Kallstrom Studio
DEMO: Marlene will be working on paintings and art cards.


Jeri Lynn Ing
Gallery IS Studio
DEMO: Jeri Lynn will be demonstrating acrylic painting and collage in different stages.


Trenton Thomas Leach and Holly Elliott
Rogue Art and Design
DEMO: Trent and Holly will be demonstrating stained glass.


Leanne Keyes
Charmed Beads
DEMO:Leanne will be making Lampwork glass beads using a torch and kiln.


Suzanne Le Beau
Spirit of Clay Ceramics Studio
DEMO: Suzanne will be demonstrating a hand built maple leaf bowl.

Sharing her studio with

Kristina Cryderman
Kristina's Whey Art
DEMO: Kristina will be demonstrating a wire wrapped dragonfly.


Wendy Meeres
Art and Lampwork Beads Studio
DEMO: Wendy will be demonstrating glass bead-making.


Roberta Murray
Demo: Roberta will be doing a painting in progress. Visitors can try mixing a colour and adding a few marks to the canvas.

Sharing her studio with

Larry Reese
DEMO: Larry will be demonstrating small oil painting landscape techniques.


Shirley Rimer
Works in Clay
DEMO: Demo: Shirley will demonstrate her throwing skills and answer any questions you might have.


Vivian Williamson
Calligraphic Art Works Studio
Naomi Williamson- Artistic Inspirations
Emily Williamson - Emily’s Exuberant Photography
DEMO: Vivian will demonstrate decorated letters on watercolour paper and calligraphy on a watercolour background.


Out of Town Studios

Pat Matheson
The Farm Studio
DEMO: Pat will be demonstrating the Raku-fire process which involves removing his pieces from a red hot kiln – lots of fire, smoke and fun!


Bobbie Seright Palanuik
Veranda Gallery and Gardens Studio
DEMO: Bobbie will be demonstrating her work with pastels/oil.

Studio Tour Brochure - PDF

Tour Map

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.