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November 8, 2011 > Newark Artists Open Studios

Newark Artists Open Studios

Submitted By Susan Helmer

Tour Newark artist studios and chat with resident and guest artists to learn the secrets of their creative techniques, see demonstrations, and have the opportunity to purchase original art at studio prices during the 13th Annual Newark Artists Open Studios Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Get a head start on holiday gifts with very reasonably priced pendants and earrings, ceramic wall tiles, holiday and garden motifs in stained glass, glass wind chimes, and artist designed tea or coffee mugs featuring red dragons, racing cyclists, funky shoes, and gorgeous geishas. Don't forget - original paintings and drawings and prints make special, unique gifts. Be sure to visit each of the sites:

- 36541 Cherry Street: artists Simone Archer, Debi Foland, Sue Morford
- 35627 Reymouth Dr.: artists Susan van Wambeck, Susan Helmer
- 35911 Ruschin Dr.: artists Adriane Dedic, Emelie Rogers
- 36493 Bridgepointe Dr.: artist Linda Patterson
- 5644 Arbutus Ct.: artist Carol Pulliam

This annual event is free and open to the public. Visitors will see decorative ceramic tile bird baths, oil paintings, and tile murals of Tuscany and the Napa wine country by Simone Archer. Fascinating sculptures inspired by nature made from ceramic, wood or concrete by Sue Morford will be on view. Japanese inspired Geisha prints, whimsical shoes and racing bicyclists are featured by award-winning artist, Adriane Dedic.

Glass artist Emelie Rogers will display stunning stained glass art pieces inspired by both culture and nature. Photographer and painter Linda Patterson will present scenes of local wetlands, Coyote Hills and the SF Bay created with earth pigments, pastels, oils and watercolors, as well as photographs of California natives-egrets, herons and poppies. Susan van Wambeck presents fabulous pastel portraits, figurative painting and still life.

Stunning silk paintings by Susan Helmer will also be on display along with her lovely jewelry creations. Carol Pulliam will display wonderful acrylic paintings plus charcoal drawings. Debi Foland's glass and ceramic wind chimes are sure to be a hit.

A preview of Open Studios is displayed at Silliman Activity Center. Maps are available at Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave.; Silliman Activity Center, 6800 Mowry Avenue, at each artist's studio and online at: www.myartiststudio.com/openstudios-map.jpg or email ad@myartiststudio.com.

Newark Artists Open Studios
Saturday, Nov 12 and Sunday, November 13
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www.myartiststudio.com/openstudios-map.jpg

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