CAMANO ISLAND STUDIO TOUR
Get inspired by the art. Be amazed by the nature.
Art lives on Camano Island!
22nd ANNUAL CAMANO ISLAND STUDIO TOUR
Launched by a handful of local artists through the Camano Arts Association (CAA), the studio tour has grown to become the single largest tourist attraction of the year on the, Camano Island, featuring more than 30 juried artists.
As it has grown, the diversity of the art continues to thrive with award winning artists in watercolor, photography, acrylics, ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, fabrics and much more. There is truly something for everyone on the tour — from the most serious art collector to someone simply looking for a wonderful way to spend a weekend on one of the most picturesque islands of the Pacific Northwest.
So whether you’ve been a part of the tour since the beginning, or if this
is your first time here — thank you. Without the enthusiasm and support of visitors like you, the Camano Studio Tour would not be possible.
KATHY HASTINGS COVER ARTIST
The image selected for this year's cover is an encaustic piece which began as an early morning visit to Iverson Spit, one of Kathy's favorite places on the island.
She's drawn to water-related images, often photographing from her kayak in the early morning, enhoying the endless water reflections, the patience of the herons, and the textures of boat hulls – their patina from use and time.
Back in the studio Kathy combines the digital images with melted beeswax (encaustic), oil paing, pastels and mica powder.
You can see this process in a live demo at Studio #7.