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May 27, 2009 > Open Studios

Open Studios

By Mona Shah

Fremont's natural beauty is enhanced each spring when the work of local artists and craftspeople can be seen firsthand during Fremont Art Association's (FAA) annual Open Studio weekend. For two full days, artists specializing in a wide-range of art open their workshops, studios or private homes in order to acquaint the general public with their personal portfolios. Artists will field guest questions and, at a few locations, demonstrate just how the inventive process works for them.

The Open Studios Art Tour is a self-guided tour of 14 studios throughout Fremont. Over 39 artists, invite the public to witness the creative process in forms ranging from watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, pastels, silk painting, and photography to ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, mosaic, and fiber arts.

Open Studios is one of those increasingly rare opportunities to buy direct from artists. Established and emerging artists will showcase completed works as well as works-in-progress. The event provides art lovers with the opportunity to purchase original artworks that have not been exhibited elsewhere.

Open Studio weekend was started by FAA to increase the visibility of artists and craftspeople in Fremont and to foster an appreciation for the creative process and the role that artists and craftspeople play in the vitality of our community.

The tour will take place on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maps showing the locations will be available at the FAA Gallery, 37659 Niles Blvd., in Fremont and their website

Make sure you have your map as you visit each artist studio and request that your map is stamped. Then visit the gallery for an opportunity to win door prizes, provided by FAA members, for those participants who visit the most sites and have their map stamped. The Gallery will be displaying the art for this calendar quarter. "Open Studio" signs will be posted throughout the route to assist you to find each site.

Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, May 30 - 31
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Maps at FAA Gallery
37659 Niles Blvd., Fremont

Open Studios 2009 sites and participating artists

Site 1:
Fremont Art Association, 37659 Niles Blvd, Niles District, Fremont

Site 2:
A+ Frames, 37831 Niles Blvd, Fremont
(510) 793-2667
Chris Walsh Oils

Site 3:
37207 Second St, Fremont (cross street: F St)
(510) 796-4599
Pamela Bevans Watercolors and Handmade Essential Oil Soap
Bryan Finn Watercolors and Jewelry
Krysten Laine Photography
Grace Rankin Watercolors and Jewelry
Dirk Visser Woodwork Sculpture
Christine Wilson Watercolors

Site 4:
475 Barcelona Dr, Fremont (cross street: Riviera)
(510) 206-2545
Clair R. Alvarez Photography, Works on Paper
Jacline Deridder Photography

Site 5:
270 Tordo Ct, Fremont (cross street: Canyon Heights Dr)
(510) 651-8593
Denise Oyama Miller Watercolors, Mixed Media, Fiber Art
Simone Archer Oils, Ceramics, Sculpture
Donna Arrillaga Watercolors
Gene Arrillaga Sculpture
Adriane Dedic Works on Paper
Buck Olson Sculpture
Judy Oyama Olson Ceramics, Sculpture, Fiber Art
Nancy Ryan Fiber Art

Site 6:
38513 Knute Ct, Fremont (cross street: Country Dr)
(510) 791-9290
Elizabeth Chavoor Mixed Media

Site 7:
Jan's Art Studio, 38215 Fremont Blvd, Fremont
(510) 791-9290
Jan Schafir Watercolor, Fiber Art, Mixed Media
Therese Ely Oils, Watercolors
Dimitry Grudsky Watercolors, Ceramics, Sculpture
Ann-Marie Haley Watercolors
Ron Newcomb Oils
Marilyn Thorne Watercolors, Jewelry

Site 8:
39900 Farwell Dr, Fremont (cross street: Stevenson Blvd.)
(510) 366-7592
Colleen Hernandiz Watercolor, Mixed Media
Sharon Dwyer Mixed Media, Works on Paper
Francie Shaw Jewelry

Site 9:
1401 Lemos Lane, Fremont (cross street: Marino Way)
(510) 656-0344
Barbara Nagel Watercolor, Photography, Works on Paper
Jane Alcorn Mixed Media

Site 10:
1423 Deschutes Pl, Fremont (cross streets: Deschutes Pl. and Parkmeadow Dr.)
(510) 651-5685
Cindy Sullivan Watercolors, Acrylics, Giclee, Pastels, Oils
M. Barta Atkins Watercolors, Acrylics, Fiber Art
Jean Bidwell Watercolors
Susan Helmer Jewelry, Fiber Art
John Ries Watercolor, Acrylic, Sculpture

Site 11:
1901 Mandan Ct, Fremont (cross street: Parkmeadow Dr.), (510) 770-0266
Akio Aochi Ceramics, Jewelry
Margie Dickerson Ceramics, Jewelry

Site 12:
47131 Yucatan Dr, Fremont (off of E. Warren Ave and Navajo)
(510) 656-4939
Robyn Leimer Oils, Watercolors, Works on Paper

Site 13 - opening at noon on Sunday, May 31:
36320 Pizarro Dr, Fremont (cross streets: Thornton and San Pedro)
(510) 792-6384
Thomas Cory Acrylics

Site 14:
34670 Calcutta Dr, Fremont
(510) 742- 0548
Cooksey-Talbot Photography

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