WE WON!! ARTsee artists present at the Community Arts Show where ARTsee was awarded the Mayor's 2013 Art Organization Award - Left to Right - Behind: Kristina Lloyd, Anne Van Landegem-Vranckx. Front: Beth Murphy, Alex Bigatti, Cinder LeDell (who won the Mayor's Individual Art Award for her work in music education over the past 20 years); Mayor Carolyn Gaziano, ARTsee co-founders Gail Mardfin and Caren Frost Olmsted, Patrick Healy, Letty Oratowski, and Vicky Knowles.
ARTsee is a group of more than two dozen artists in the Bernardsville - Basking Ridge, NJ area, who have created three autumn Open Studio events since 2011. Save the date for the fourth annual ARTsee Open Studio Tour the first weekend of October 2014, showcasing and promoting our vibrant arts community.
Our ARTsee Open Studio Tours* are a huge success in every way . . . nearly 500 folks came out for the 2013 Tour!
Frequently heard comments were . . .
"I didn't know there were so many artists in the area!"
"The quality of the work is so good!"
"The artists were so welcoming!"
"The experience was very rewarding and inspiring!"
"Do it again next year!"
What is an Artists' Studio Tour?
Like a garden tour or an historical homes tour, an artists' studio tour allows you to visit the studios of visual artists.
As we open our studios, we provide an opportunity for the public to interact with artists in their creative spaces, however grand or humble. Visitors see works in progress, demonstrations, and explanations that you just don't get in a gallery experience. Most all work on display is for sale.
Create your own self-guided tour! Decide which artists' studios you want to visit during Saturday and Sunday, October 4th and 5th. Hours both days will be 12 - 5 PM.
You can begin at any point and visit as few or as many studios as you wish between the hours of 12 and 5 PM. Many artists show solo in their studios; some show their work in pairs; and some artists are located at Farmstead Arts in Basking Ridge.
SAVE THE DATES (October 4th & 5th), and see you on the Fourth Annual Tour in 2014!!