Autumn Art Tour
Saturday September 8th 10:00-5:00
and Sunday Sept 9th 10:00-4:00
Artists and fine craftsmen in Woodstock and the surrounding countryside
will be opening their studios to display and selling their work. The self
guided tour will showcase the exceptional art and fine crafts produced in the
The tour is free to the public. Maps will be available at Material Things
Artisan Market 103 E. Van Buren Street on the historic Woodstock Square
or they can be downloaded here. Be sure to visit the award winning
Woodstock Farmers Market when picking up your maps.
The tour will feature a wide range of work including pottery, painting, art
glass, jewelry, photography and mixed media. Visit the artist's web sites to
learn more about their talent.
Places to stay in Woodstock
Ann Chaney/Grace Farm Studios: Ann Chaney and her husband collaboratively design
one of a kind rustic, decorative and functional works of art from their 3 acre
farm. Using wool from their small flock of Icelandic sheep, Ann creates
mixed media wall hangings, pillows and baskets. Mike uses locally
harvested hardwoods to build fine furniture by hand with a variety of
meticulously applied artistic details and finishes.
Ellen Judson: Ellen makes mainly functional pottery although she likes to
expand into sculpture, wall pieces and just fun stuff. The range of form,
texture, clay bodies, firing temperature and color all combine for exploration
and experimentation to ultimately create a beautiful work of art.
Jay Walsh: Jay's beautiful glazes on his functional and sculptural ceramic
work is created for home, office and everyday life.
Marcy Rogge: Marcy creates a variety of sculptural, functional and wall
pieces. Her ceramic art for the garden is unique and one of a kind.
Laura Brown: Laura paints in oil and pastel. Her figurative, animal and
natural subject matter combine to create multilayered conceptual artwork.
All of her work is done intuitively, by allowing the painting to guide her step
by step. Her beautiful paintings inspire the viewer with deep feelings.
Rolley Bateman III: Rolley's paintings are lush surreal landscapes that
combine both painting and sculpture. He creates bold, peaceful images that
change throughout the day as the light changes.
Holly Fischer: Fairystones by Holly. Using recycled pieces of Fenton Art
Glass cullet, found objects, crystals, bells solid copper wire and rebars, she
creates one of a kind art for both garden and home. From homemade
Christmas ornaments to 7 foot garden stakes as well as suncatchers and wind
chimes. Her work is comprised of glass and antique farm tools and other
items of interest.Facebook Fairystones by Holly and Etsy
Gail Moreland: A native Midwesterner, Gail's photographs of landscapes
and still life with local and Door County scenes speak to a connection with
the land and the hidden beauty in commonplace objects and settings. Some
of her photos are hand tinted with colored oil pencils.
WILLOAKS STUDIO: Karen Stahlecker creates original art jewelry
inspired by nature in sterling silver, copper and gold filled metalwork. Her
one of a kind designs also include kiln fired enamels with images and
designs inspired by nature. She incorporates mixed metals, leather, silk and
other unexpected materials in her wearable art. Karen also does watercolor
paintings and collages, both framed originals and offered as cards and prints.
Some share similar themes and images as her enameled works.
Blake Mueller: Collage and Assemblage featuring a blend of found objects
and images. After creatively composing the subject, a variety of drawing and
painting media are applied. Blake's exceptional works are displayed at his
Woodstock studio surrounded by magnificent gardens.
Robert Wilson: Stoneware Pottery. Wheel thrown and functional, serving
dishes, tea pots, cups and lidded casseroles are all food and oven safe.
Robert also does beautifully artistic sculptural pottery featuring a
combination of branches from linden, apple and grape vine.
Betsy Greene: Handmade Jewelry. A combination of found objects, copper, metal and gem elements. Birch bark, filigree, twigs, watch parts and glass beads are part of the canvas that becomes a piece of statement jewelry. Each piece invites you to see objects in a new way because of their unexpected combinations. Earrings, brooches, necklaces, rings and bracelets are all one of a kind.
Allen Stebbins: Contemporary landscape oil paintings inspired by the open lands, farms and forested areas of Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin. Paintings are executed on either stretched linen or Arches watercolor paper and archival framed.
Karen Hillard Good: This nationally acclaimed artist is mostly known for her children's book illustrations and her calendar paintings for The Lang Companies over the past 15 years. However in her "down time" she loves to play with paint and mixed media. Stop by her quirky little art studio and see what she is up to next.
Jo Williams: Unique one of a kind jewelry that tells a story through the
objects Jo uses. If you are looking for something that is unique, out of the
box and full of fun and flair, look no further. Jo's designs feature beautiful
beads from around the world and old/new finds to bring each piece to life.
The final result is eclectic, fun and organic with a touch of quirkiness.
Gary Grana: Gary is an accomplished artist in a variety of mediums. His
current focus is woodcarving and painting subjects on variations of wood
forms. His artwork stretches across the themes of nature and fanily life in
Tom Moran: Individually hand cast and colored stepping stones inspired by nature. His one of a kind stepping stones are made to endure all weather conditions and remain outdoors all year round.
Leanne Emery: Leannes work consists of wireworking, metalsmithing,
chain-making. Creating one of a kind pieces by setting stones in traditional
and non traditional styles. She uses a variety of metals including sterling
silver and copper to make unique sculptural jewelry. Leanne enjoys
incorporating a wide range of semi-precious stones, lab generated stones,
mineral specimens and cubic zirconias in her work.