Artists of Shelter Island Open Studios Event
THE TENTH ANNUAL ARTISTS OF SHELTER ISLAND OPEN STUDIO EVENT
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 & SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 12 TO 5 PM
Artists of Shelter Island, ARTSI, proudly announces their tenth annual open studio event. Sixteen artists will mark the tenth anniversary of this much-anticipated community event. Founded by Shelter Island artists of various disciplines and styles, the ARTSI studio tour has become a summer highlight for locals as well as visiting art lovers who come to the East End of Long Island. As Nicolette Klein said, “Visiting the studios of such an array of artists gave me a totally new and different perspective on the art works and the artistic process. And, it’s such a joy to meet our community’s artists. I am so looking forward to doing it again this year.”
The sixteen artists welcoming visitors to their studios this year are are: Sally Jacobs Baker, Janet Culbertson, Kathryn A. Cunningham, Roz Dimon, Melora Griffis, Katherine Hammond, Megan Hergrueter, Karen Kiaer, Diana Malcomson, Jacky Pullman; Linda Puls, Joe Reilly, Susan Schrott, Jana Sheinker, Peter Waldner, and Mike Zisser.
While the artwork is for sale, and many of the artists accept commission, visitors are welcome to simply come and enjoy the experience of seeing art in the very varied spaces where it is created.
Small by design, membership to the group is selective; it is juried by a group of five who make decisions each January from requests for membership by carefully examining the artist’s body of work and background. While a formal degree in art is not required—many members are retired from other professions—the group looks for fine artists who pursue their work full-time. Among the members are photographers, painters, digital artists, sculptors and mixed media artists.