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November 9, 2010 > Newark Artist Open Studios

Newark Artist Open Studios

By Mona Shah

Ever wonder how artists find inspiration and transform these thoughts into worldly creations? What happens between the idea and the finished expression of that idea? Newark artists are inviting the public to come by their studios, ask questions, watch them in action and take advantage of direct sale pricing. One-of-a-kind items available at these studios are perfect for gifts and decorating during the holiday season.

The 12th annual Newark Artists Open Studios is an opportunity to visit local artists and select original holiday gifts - an original oil painting or a set of note card reproductions signed by the artist. Get a head start on holiday gifts with very reasonably priced pendants and earrings, ceramic wall tiles, holiday and garden motifs in stained glass, miniature animal paintings, hand-made aromatherapy soaps, and artist designed tea or coffee mugs featuring red dragons, racing cyclists, funky shoes, and gorgeous geishas.

This year's Newark Artists Open Studios features four studio sites with resident and guest artists at each site. The studios are all within a few miles radius so it's easy to visit all of them. The following is a preview of the creative artists you will meet in their studios. Several artists will be demonstrating their techniques and welcome the opportunity to share their "tricks of the trade."

Maps are available at the Newark Library, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave; the Newark Community Center, 35501 Cedar Blvd; the Silliman Activity Center, 6800 Mowry Ave; at each artist studio, and online at

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Adriane Dedic at (510) 794-3436.

Studio Locations:

36541 Cherry Street
Simone Archer: Decorative ceramic tile bird baths, oil paintings, and tile murals of Tuscany and the Napa wine country.
Pamela Bevans: Floral and landscape watercolors that capture the qualities of light and the essence of nature.
Christine Wilson: Watercolors of animals and landscapes.

5264 Salisbury Dr
David Dunlap: Oil paintings of New Orleans and San Francisco Street scenes.

35911 Ruschin Dr.
Adriane Dedic: Japanese inspired Geisha prints, whimsical shoes and racing bicyclists Glass artist Emelie Rogers: Stained glass art pieces inspired by both culture and nature.
Heidi and April Davis (mother-daughter design team): Jewelry pieces made from dazzling glass stones.

36493 Bridgepointe Dr
Linda Patterson (photographer and painter): Scenes of local wetlands, Coyote Hills and SF Bay created with earth pigments, pastels, oils and watercolors, as well as photographs of California natives-egrets, herons and poppies.

Newark Artists Open Studios
Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(510) 794-3436

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