SEQUIM — A group of local artists are offering an open art studio this weekend, featuring everything from paintings and drawings to hand-made books and journals, found object and up-cycled art, as well as hand-dyed and individually designed art apparel.
“Artists in the Woods” is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Jean Wyatt’s Art Studio, 895 Sporseen Road.
Wyatt of J Wyatt Art invited local artists Renne Emiko Brock, Diane Fatzinger, Lisa Gilbert and Genaveve Starr to join her for this special one-day show and sale.
Wyatt aims to create “art that makes you smile,” she said.
She creates whimsical paintings, drawing and handmade journals.
The journals are hand-bound in a variety of bindings with covers of decorative papers and fabrics.
“Experimentation with letter shapes led to my unique style of painting,” Starr said.
”I paint with wooden tools that I make myself.”
Gilbert worked as an illustrator for nearly a decade before switching to another field several years ago.
“I found book arts which incorporates design, color, texture, illustration, as well as all types of media including fiber,” she said.
Her work has evolved to consist of 3-D book structures and sculptures, cards and practical gifts that incorporate materials collected from world travels.
Said Fatzinger: “Some people use a camera to capture a scene. I use pebbles, driftwood, sea glass and other natural materials I find.”
Emiko Brock creates hand-dyed and custom fabric art apparel, goods and gear “for the superhero in us all that embrace the empowerment of brilliant hues and individualism expressed in appearance.”