PENINSULA — The Peninsula Arts Association’s 8th annual Studio Tour is set for Thanksgiving weekend. The tour runs Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps are available at each studio/gallery, the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau and Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce.
More than 20 artists are opening studios and galleries to visitors with displays, demonstrations of techniques, and personal conversation. Bring your shopping lists; you’ll find a huge selection of arts, crafts, and everything in between, sold directly by artists.
• On the north end of the Peninsula, in Surfside, Don Perry, Heather Jenner, and Judy McFadden will be offering metal art, home décor items, and oil paintings.
• In Ocean Park you’ll find a variety of studios and galleries. Michele Naquaiya is opening her studio and hosting Barbara Welch and Connie Criess. They’ll be offering a variety of drawings, prints and paintings. Bette Lu Krause will display her landscapes, art T-shirts, prints, and holiday cards. The Bay Avenue Gallery carries art by several local artists, and will be showcasing Sue Raymond’s pottery and Martha Lee’s paintings along with demonstrations for Raku noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday clay sculpting whimsical animals in the morning and mosaic demonstrations in the afternoon. Watercolorist Carol Couch will offer her paintings at her home studio and she’ll be hosting Cecilia Cohen, a local stained glass artist, and Nancy Meyrick, a photographer. Andrea Weir will display her acrylic paintings, jewelry, and fused glass creations. Eric Wiegardt’s gallery houses a rich collection of his original watercolors and acrylic paintings.
• Long Beach artists include Jim Unwin who will be offering wood sculptures and demonstrations of carving techniques at the Hobbit Shop. The Picture Attic on Pacific Avenue will show the art of Jean Nitzel and other members of the NW Artist Guild, a sister-association of local artists. Karen Brownlee’s studio on Sandridge Road will display her ceramics and pottery.
• Ilwaco and Sahalee are at the bottom of the tour map, in the southern Peninsula. Ilwaco’s ArtPort Gallery will showcase six artists including Betsey Nelson (oil paintings), Anna Lee Larimore (local landscapes), Marie Powell (abstracts), Liz Todd (oil paintings), Sandra Lill (jewelry), and Penny Treat (watercolors). From Ilwaco take a short drive to Sahalee to visit Marsh Pottery Studio, tour home for Linda Marsh (ceramics) and Vickie Branch (jewelry, glass art).