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2023 Open Studio Tour

Our 5th Annual!!

October 21-22, 2023

11 am to 5 pm

Have you ever wondered about the "how" or "why" behind an artist's creation? This studio open house is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists. The self-guided driving tour takes you through southern Anne Arundel County to 8 studio locations, hosting 14 artist members of the Muddy Creek Artists Guild. A variety of media will be represented, including painting, mixed media, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, drawing, pastels, and photography.

Note: The event will be held rain or shine. 

Thanks for your patronage. Look for the studio tour again next year!

~Directory of Artists~

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Note: This studio is only open on Sunday during the tour

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Lisa Fairbank

(jewelry, glass arts)

"I use sheet glass, frits, dichroic, silver & copper inclusions along with etching techniques to create my unique forms of Stained & Fused Glass Art. Find me Saturday mornings at the Farmers Market on River Road."

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Louise Miles

(fiber artist)

"Weaving lets me creative lovely items for the home, stunning wearables, and beautiful art pieces. Using wool, cotton, linen, silk, and other fine yarns, I endeavor to produce desirable works of art."

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Due to unforeseen events, Katerina will not be on the tour. Please support her work by visiting her webpage.

Katerina Evans

(mixed media, fiber arts)

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Jan Van der Vossen

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(2D art: collage, watercolor, acrylics, pen & ink)

"Having my own studio has enhanced my pleasure and process. The benign chaos engages me and my work in a conversation about colors, materials, brushes, palette knives, etc. The work and me have a great time together. Guests always welcome!"

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Anita Ewing Watercolors

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Anita Ewing

(oil, acrylic, watercolors, mixed media)

"In watercolor there is always an element of surprise, of chance. The colors blend on the paper; the paints flow. I'm always exploring other media, but so far, watercolor is still the medium that takes my breath away."

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Healing Creations

Robin Shilkret

(drawing and pastel, mixed media, oil and acrylic, glass art)

Robin is a mosaic artist with a love for animals and nature. Her works are exemplified by bright colors, metaphysical themes and creativity. Robin enjoys walking on beaches, finding sea glass to integrate into her mosaics.

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MD Design

Mike Dennis

(jewelry, furniture, mixed media)

"Working mainly with copper, brass, bronze, paper, and found/recycled materials, I create jewelry, furniture, and mixed media objects. My focus is to layer colors and textures to give my work depth and contrast with an organic and rustic feel."

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Artworks by Stephanie K

Stephanie Kilchenstein

(oil and acrylic)

"I specialize in fluid art with a coastal vibe--acrylics, painted furniture, and resin art. Happily sharing my art and soul!"

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Michelle Schneider

(jewelry)

"My creative journey began with resin, acrylics, then wire/bead jewelry. Always searching new ways to make 3D art themed jewelry, I found clay. The blending, forming, slicing, baking, finishing, and finally presenting. Dearly love it!"

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Chrissie Hines

(mixed media, bookmaking)

"I fully embrace the attitude of 'art is too much fun to be restricted to those who are good at it'!

I love sewing my books, learning, and teaching."

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Kendra Smith

(fiber and mixed media)

"I'm drawn to the tactile experience of working with wool. With wet felting there's always an element of surprise in the finished fabric. I might start with an idea in my head and end up with something else. It's great fun!"

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Located in the Arts Lab of South County

Lora Collins

(drawing, pastel, mixed media,
oil and acrylic painting)

"I am a long time member and the current president of Muddy Creek Artist Guild, and a founding member of the Arts Lab. I am a traditional fine artist doing collage, oil painting, and figurative sculpting."

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Located in the Arts Lab of South County

The Graham Collection

Joanne Graham

(fiber arts)

"I love the use of wool along with other types of natural fibers and textiles. The varieties of textures are truly rich while the designs can be so organic. Felting has allowed me to incorporate lessons previously learned in other mediums."

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Located in the Arts Lab of South County

Micki Kirk

(oils, pastels, Prismacolor pencils, and graphite)

"There is nothing like drawing and painting to improve your outlook on life. It somehow manages to get you out of yourself and leads you to a space that is both comforting and exciting. I am grateful everyday to have the ability and opportunity to use it."

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Located at the River Gallery.

[Note: This is not an artist studio but member artist work is on display]

David Brault

(oil and acrylic painting)

David is a painter known for his landscapes of Scotland, Ireland, England, and southern Anne Arundel County. His paintings represent a love of travel fostered by a 23 year career in the US Navy, during which he was deployed in Scotland, the Mediterranean, and England. David is influenced by a number of artists including Richard Neiworth, Edmond Parybe, and Alexandra Buckle.

Jennifer Fletcher

(jewelry, graphic design)

~Planning Your Trip~

The studios will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., both Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22, unless otherwise noted. You can visit one, some, or all of the participating artist studios. 

Start your journey here!

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1)  Look through the participating artist directory above. Each entry provides you a bit about each artist and a sample of their work. The directory icons give you more information about what to expect at each studio.

2) Select the studios you "must see" and plot your basic route. If you're planning to visit multiple studios, we suggest your route follow studios by number--either forward from #1 or backward from #8. Of course, the adventurous among you wanting to meander a bit through lovely South County may choose to zigzag randomly between studios. Don't forget to plan for lunch or dinner along the way. Check out our raffle sponsors (on the map and described below) for dining suggestions.

3) Click on the map to see studio and sponsor addresses and to get driving directions. (Note: The map will become active on October 14th.) Just a reminder that while Google Maps and GPS can be very helpful in navigation, they are not always completely reliable in rural areas like this.

4) Follow the signs! Our distinctive road signs will help guide you on your journey to your destinations. 

If you get turned around, don't worry. On tour days, each studio marker on the map will provide a phone number for the artist. If you find yourself in a pinch, don't hesitate to contact one of the artists for help getting back on track.  Additionally, each studio will have a one-page handout with studio locations to support visitors who prefer paper over digital.

~Sponsors & Raffle~

EVENT SPONSORS

The following sponsors have donated in support of this Muddy Creek Artist Guild event.  We encourage you to patronize their businesses.

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The Twisted Bead and Rock Shop

159 Mitchell's Chance Road, Edgewater, MD

RAFFLE

All of this beautiful art, chatting directly with the artists, and having a good time traversing the rolling hills of South County! What more could you want on a Fall weekend? Well, how about entering a raffle for your chance to win prizes donated by local businesses? Each studio will have a sign-in sheet. When you visit, make sure you sign in to be eligible to win one of the donated items at the end of the tour. The more studios you visit, the more chances to win! See below for a list of raffle items from our generous donors. Winners will be contacted at the end of the tour.

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$50 gift card
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$25
gift card
2 bottles
of wine!
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$25 gift card

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$25 gift card

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$25 gift card

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$25

gift card

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