Autumn Art Tour
Saturday September 8th 10:00-5:00
Artists and fine craftsmen in Woodstock and the surrounding countryside will be opening their studios to display and selling their work. The self guided tour will showcase the exceptional art and fine crafts produced in the region.
The tour is free to the public. Maps will be available at Material Things Artisan Market 103 E. Van Buren Street on the historic Woodstock Square. Be sure to visit the award winning Woodstock Farmers Market when picking up your maps.
The tour will feature a wide range of work including pottery, painting, art glass, jewelry, photography and mixed media. Visit the artist's web sites to learn more about their talent.
Gail Moreland:A native Midwesterner, Gail's photographs of landscapes and still life with local emphasis speak to a connection with the land and the hidden beauty in commonplace objects and settings. Fine art photography specializing in local, Door County and Florida scenes.
WILLOAKS STUDIO: Karen Stahlecker creates original art jewelry inspired by nature in sterling silver, copper and gold filled metalwork. Her one of a kind designs also include kiln fired enamels with images and designs inspired by nature. She incorporates mixed metals, leather, silk and other unexpected materials in her wearable art.
Karen also does watercolor paintings and collages, both framed originals and offered as cards and prints. Some share similar themes and images as her enameled works.
Karen Hillard Good: This nationally acclaimed artist is mostly known for her children's book illustrations and her calendar paintings for The Lang Companies over the past 15 years. However in her "down time" she loves to play with paint and mixed media. Stop by her quirky little art studio and see what she is up to next.
Jo Williams: Hand wired Jewelry. If you are looking for something that is unique, out of the box and full of fun and flair, look no further. Jo's designs feature beautiful beads from around the world and old/new finds to bring each piece to life. The final result is eclectic, fun and organic with a touch of quirkiness.
Blake Mueller: Collage and Assemblage. A blend of found objects and images. After creatively composing the subject, a variety of drawing and painting media are applied. Blake's exceptional works are displayed at his Woodstock studio surrounded by magnificent gardens.
Robert Wilson: Stoneware Pottery. Wheel thrown and functional, serving dishes, tea pots, cups and lidded casseroles are all food and oven safe. Robert also does beautifully artistic sculptural pottery meant for wall hanging or display.
Betsy Greene: Handmade Jewelry. A combination of found objects, copper, metal and gem elements. Birch bark, filigree, twigs, watch parts and glass beads are part of the canvas that becomes a piece of statement jewelry. Each piece invites you to see objects in a new way because of their unexpected combinations. Earrings, brooches, necklaces, rings and bracelets are all one of a kind.
Allen Stebbins: Contemporary landscape oil paintings inspired by the open lands, farms and forested areas of Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin. Paintings are executed on either stretched linen or Arches watercolor paper and archival framed.
Tom Willcockson: Tom produces historic illustrations and custom cartography for cultural publications and exhibitions. He created the detailed print of Woodstock circa 1902 "Woodstock At The Turn of The Century". He will have signed prints as well as copies of his two illustrated history books. Twelve Moons a Year in the Life of the Sauk and Meskwaki 1819-1819 and Passage to Chicago: A Journey on the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1860. He is currently preparing sketches for his upcoming book that offers a detailed depiction of life in the French Illinois country during the 1700's.
Laura Brown: Laura paints in oil and pastel. Her figurative, animal and natural subject matter combine to create multilayered conceptual artwork. All of her work is done intuitively, by allowing the painting to guide her step by step. Her desire is to speak to the soul of the viewer and create a portal of experience that touches a deep non-verbal well of understanding.
Tom Moran: Individually hand cast and colored stepping stones inspired by nature. His one of a kind stepping stones are made to endure all weather conditions and remain outdoors all year round.
Grace Farm Studios: Ann Chaney creates rustic cabin and lodge designs featuring locally produced Icelandic wool. Her one of a kind wall hangings, rugs, mobiles, figurines and wearables are entirely handmade using a variety of crafting techniques.
Blue Eagle Pottery: Award winning potters Robert Blue and Susan Blue Galloway create functional and decorative pottery. All work is hand thrown on a potters wheel, altered, reassembled and decorated with colored glazes. The pottery is fired in a reduction gas fired kiln. The microwave and dishwasher safe pieces are lead free and food safe.
Rolley Bateman III: Rolley's paintings are lush surreal landscapes that combine both painting and sculpture. He creates bold, peaceful images that change throughout the day as the light changes.
Katie Bateman: Katie's pieces reflect and convey the beauty of nature. Her crochet wire sculptures have delicate floral motifs in various sizes as wall hangings or in shadow boxes.
Ellen Judson: Clay is versatile, like life. It can be rough, smooth, light, heavy, flowing and rigid. Clay can be formed into large pieces or very small. Covered in lusters or a subtle celadon. Tell a story, hold a drink or just be. The range of form, texture firing temperature and color all combine to make a beautiful piece of art.
Marcy Rogge: Marcy creates a variety of sculptural, functional and wall pieces.
Denise Karobwicz: Denise's pottery features thrown and hand-built functional and decorative wares with a touch of whimsy.
Denise Hoover: Denise creates small to large colorful acrylic, oil and mixed media paintings on paper, panel and canvas. Her work includes abstract and landscape motifs. Various size drawings and collage pieces will also be available.
Larry Zgoda: Larry works primarily in stained glass and other arts connected to architecture. Including ornamental doorknobs, fused glass mosaics and other visually premium treatments.
Joan Zgoda: Joan paints on tiles, creates sculptural collages and occasionally creates beaded jewelry.
Gary Grana: Gary is an artist/woodworker building artistic custom made birdhouses, home accent decor and carved relief art using wood and other reclaimed materials.