Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Open Studio 2010

A week and a half ago I held my second annual Open Studio event. I decided to start hosting this event in answer to the many local people who ask about my art. It seemed like a good idea to offer them a venue where they can see all of my current work hung together.

Since I paint at home (my studio is also known as the master bedroom!), I host the Open Studio event in my house. I set up all of my work in the downstairs and invite people to browse at their leisure. I also offer snacks and drinks so that my guests feel well taken care of.

View of the kitchen with snacks

Prints and note cards set up in the family room

The living room with this collection of work is one of the first things visitors see.

Over the next week or so I will be sharing more photos from the Open Studio. Since the event was limited to local people, by sharing in this way I am hoping my fans and friends who are further afield will get to feel like you were actually there.

I am also having a "door prize" drawing for this Virtual Open Studio, just like I did for the real life one. To enter all you need to do is comment on this post or any of the upcoming Virtual Open Studio 2010 posts. To have multiple chances to win, comment on multiple posts. You will receive one entry for each post you comment on. The drawing will be held one week after I publish the final Open Studio post. The winner will receive a pack of note cards featuring my art. (More on that later.)

So come back with your glass of wine and plate of canapes and enjoy my Virtual Open Studio. I look forward to seeing your there.


Jennifer Rose said...

your kitchen looks bigger than our whole house 0.o lol

vickylw (Vicky Williamson) said...

Stacy, what a fantastic idea! This would be so cool to attend. The red wall really sets off art well!

Stacy said...

Jennifer, it is a niced size kitchen. Perfect for entertaining since everyone always seems to hang out in the kitchen.

Thanks Vicky! I've enjoyed my two Open Studios more than I ever imagined I would.

Rose Welty said...

Stacy, it looks great! You have a beautiful home. This does look very inviting - wish I lived nearby! This is a good way to get a sense of the proportions of your art too.

Samantha said...

Such a lovely idea to get local people to view your work, and I bet it is lots of fun too. I like the way you set your work out having the cards and prints in seperate areas from the originals. I cant wait to see some more photos from this event.

Krista Meister said...

Stacy, what a cool idea! I'm not commenting to get a prize, just to say I'm glad I made it over to your blog. Hope your Open Studio was a success, and I definitely wish I lived nearby too!

Stacy said...

Rose, I wish you lived near-by too! And not just so you could come to my Open Studio. :)

Thank you Samantha! It is a lot of fun! I loved talking to people about art and life and other things. And it is fun to see all of my work hanging up here since it doesn't normally look this way.

Krista, we could have so much fun if you and Rose lived here!

Aunt Mary said...

Stacy love the work! i really like the Detwiller house! i love local paintings. i wish i lived close as well!

Jeanette said...

Fabulous Stacy! Its well laid out and a wonderful setting for your work.

I've been considering doing something similar with my gyotaku project, so am quite interested in seeing how you've curated this.

Congratulations, I hope sales are brisk.

Stacy said...

Thank you so much Mary! There are a lot of old, historic buildings in this area. I love capturing them on paper.

Thanks Jeanette! I would love to see your work all hung together so I'll be watching to see what you decide to do.

Leslie Hawes said...

I'm not commenting for a prize, either, but to say What a Cool Idea!!!
Thanks for sharing the Virtual Studio Tour with us! Beautiful!

Stacy said...

Thanks Leslie! I'm glad you like it. I'd love to see other artists hold virtual open studios too. So often on blogs we see a single work of art at a time. This gives a different perspective I think.