2021 CAMANO ISLAND STUDIO TOUR
This year the Camano Studio Tour is back with a modified studio tour taking place June 25 – 27. More than 30 artists at 16 studios and four galleries are participating in this year’s tour – representing diverse talent and mediums, from ceramics and glass to paintings, photography and sculpture. And as visitors safely enjoy the reduced capacity venues and extended outdoor spaces to enhance social distancing, they will have the opportunity to again connect with the artists and the beautiful nature that makes this island so special.
Like most arts events across the country, last year’s studio tour had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. As plans for this year’s tour take shape, it is with the understanding that the arts community at-large has taken a significant hit as a result of the pandemic. According to a March 15 report from Americans for the Arts, financial losses to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are an estimated $15.7 billion, to date. In addition, the report cites that 95% of artists have reported loss of income and 79% experienced a decrease in creative work that generated income.
Historically, the studio tour is the single biggest tourist attraction for Camano Island so as artists here have felt the economic hardship of a year without the tour, so too have local businesses.
This year’s tour is a reminder to all that art still lives on Camano Island. And as visitors safely enjoy the reduced capacity venues and extended outdoor spaces to enhance social distancing, they will have the opportunity to again connect with the artists and the beautiful nature that makes this island so special.
2021 COVER ARTISTS
Spending time near salt water is good for my soul. I bring the tranquility of the sea into my glass art with reflective and transparent glass, inspiring colors and designs, peaceful flow, and soft textures.
The clear air, the sounds and colors of nature on Camano Island have awakened my appreciation of the wonders of nature. I try to translate this feeling into my paintings.
Working with clay leads to a sincere appreciation of the quirks and anomalies that happen when making something by hand. It’s a meditation on the quiet beauty of less than perfect.
Kathy is known for her woven silver wire chains and patterned metal work combined with beach rocks. She will also be introducing salmon skin leather earrings and some other new surprises!!
I strive to convey the experience of feeling fully present and alive through expressive brushstrokes and sometimes muted, other times vivid emotive colors. Through aerials, portraits, and abstracts, my work pulls nature into our homes to inspire us to seek out the beauty in the world all around us.
CAMANO ISLAND STUDIO TOUR
Get inspired by the art. Be amazed by the nature.
Art lives on Camano Island!