Autumn Art Tour
- Saturday, Sept 12th, 10 am - 5 pm
- Sunday, Sept 13th, 10 am - 4 pm
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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.
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
Blue Eagle Pottery: Robert Blue and Susan Blue Galloway have been
working with clay for over 50 years. In 2018 their studio received an “Illinois Makers” award for their functional and decorative pottery. Tour the
studio and enjoy their beautiful pottery. www.blueeaglepottery.com
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.
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.
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.
experience that touches deep feeling.
Larry and Joan Zgoda: Visit the Zgoda’s fabulous studio to see their
spectacular art. Larry does beautiful stained glass and architectural crafts.
Joan specializes in assemblage and painted tiles.
Anatoliy Khmara: A world renowned artist, Anatoliy paints vibrant
landscapes of woodland, mountain, city and aquatic scenes. His original
compositions are colorful and inspirational.
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. Her work is comprised
of glass and antique farm tools and other items of interest.
Fairystones by Holly and Etsy FairystonesGardenArt.
Elizabeth Noland: Home grown and handcrafted Gourd Art. Using dried
gourds to make both functional and decorative items, often with a whimsical
flair. Examples include birdhouses, ornaments, jewelry, lanterns and vessels.
Tammy Bozer: Watercolors inspired by nature. Tammy has original and
prints as well as notecards. She also does watercolor on birch bark.
Gale Trausch: Gale’s love and respect for nature shows in her beautiful
watercolors paintings. She also enjoys working in pencil, ink, oils and digital
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.
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.
Candy Mueller: Candy’s love of nature, birds and plants as well as her
passion for painting in oils shine through on her art.
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 original oil paintings inspired by
the open spaces of Americas heartland. Allen's vibrant works are displayed
alongside his charming cottage garden
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.
10 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 20 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.
Wild and Free Organics: A collective of women working together with
ethically sourced and homegrown materials to bring you the very best in
small-batch, hand crafted body products and the very best, delicious home
baked goods. The mini pies are always a hit!
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
Carl Van Ostrand: Carl creates contemporary barn quilts in exotic
hardwood. He also paints stylized animals on wood.
Kim Keefe's art filled loft on the historic Woodstock Square will feature
her guest artists:
Triskele Moon, Leanne Emery: Leanne’s 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.
Jessica Anderson: Jessica paints a variety of different nature scenes and
objects on canvas, using mostly oil and acrylic paints. She does custom
paintings on canvas as well as painting furniture and pallets.