Artists’ Studio Tour Weekend in Santa Ynez Valley

November 18-20, 2011

Kick-off reception on 11/18/11 at the Wildling Art Museum;
Tour 30 Artists’ Studios on 11/19-20/11

The Wildling Art Museum invites the public to spend the weekend of November 18-20, 2011, in the heart of the Santa Barbara County’s wine country, touring the unique and private studios of 30 area artists. The 7th annual Santa Ynez Valley Artists’ Studio Tour begins on Friday with a kick-off reception at the Wildling Art Museum in Los Olivos from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to get acquainted with all the artists, see examples of their work in the Barbara Goodall Gallery, enjoy local wines plus beer tasting from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company and pick up the official event packet (pass, map, artists’ postcards).

Artists Participating in the 2011 Santa Ynez Valley Studio Tour reflect all genres and media—from watercolors to oils to acrylics to mixed media and sculpture to metals and jewels:
Donna AndereggWesley AndereggMike BradyBill CatesGwen CatesSarah ChamberlinJames ClelandVirginia Cooper dba VergiliaJim FarnumRebecca GomezMichelle GriffoulRon Guthrie • Suzan Hamilton-ToddChris HansenGene Inglis-WardJoseph KnowlesMike MagrillJamie McConnell • Teresa McNeil MacLeanZoë NathanRise Delmar OchsnerLarry R. RankinRichard RicePat RobertsJane SchwarzwalterBud TullisC. WoodNancy YakiSeyburn ZorthianPamela Zwehl-Burke

In addition to seeing their studio spaces, artists will have work for sale, with 20% of the proceeds going to support the Wildling Art Museum. More details here.

Stacey Otte, Executive Director of the Wildling Art Museum, the event sponsor remarked, “Tour the country roads, small towns, and byways that run throughout the Santa Ynez Valley by following the directional dots leading to the artists’ studios. Take time to explore the beautiful areas that inspire these talented artists: the hills, mountains, water, wilderness, horses, cattle, parks, vineyards, and eclectic small towns, each with their own character and charm.”

Tickets are on sale now at; by phone at 805-686-8315 or at the front desk of the Museum at 2928 San Marcos Avenue in downtown Los Olivos.  Early bird tickets available through November 13, 2011, are $25/person or $40/couple. From November 14-20, 2011, tickets are $30/person or $50/couple. Wildling Art Museum members receive a 10% discount. Click for membership information.


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