Monday, August 27, 2012

One-Stop Open Studio Tour

"June Garden" 12x24, oil (Friar's Bay Studio Gallery)

Saturday, September 1, marks the last day that Friar's Bay Studio Gallery will be open with regular hours for the season.  To celebrate, we're going to open the studio to visitors, and I'll be giving painting demonstrations in pastel.  And, of course, I'll have lots of work available for sale, both in oil and pastel.  If you've wanted a good reason to visit Campobello Island, this is it!

Our hours Saturday are 1-6 pm Atlantic Time ( noon-5 pm Eastern Time.)

Here are some directions for you:

From Lubec. Go over the bridge to Campobello. Follow Rte 774 past Friar's Bay Motel to intersection with North Rd. Go RIGHT (continuing on Route 774) toward Wilson's Beach about 1/3 mile. (This is still Rte 774.) Gallery is at sharp bend in road on RIGHT. Look for the Friar's Bay Studio Gallery sign.

From the Deer Island Ferry Landing (on Campobello Island). Take RIGHT out of ferry landing toward Welshpool on North Rd. Go to intersection with Rte 774. Go STRAIGHT on Rte 774 through intersection toward Wilson's Beach. Go about 1/3 mile. Gallery is at sharp bend in road on RIGHT. Look for the Friar's Bay Studio Gallery sign.

After September 1, we'll be open by appointment only.

I hope to see you Saturday!


Trina Stephenson said...

This is our 6th year doing a studio tour on Campobello Island. Previously there was a wonderful studio tour for 5 years called the Two Countries, One Bay Studio Tour, but it was not well publicized for the past 2 years and the organizers decided to eliminate it this year so we lost all the momentum that was built up. It is a real shame!

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Yes, it is a shame! Hopefully, we'll get it started again and rebuild the momentum.

Daniela said...

I have found a huge number of blogs such as yours on Plein Air, all in the Canada and US part of the world. Here in Australia it seems to be a battle to find or sustain such groups and, apart from the French easel, we buy our Plein Air gear from your countries. This was cause for distress for awhile and then I came across a professional artist or two working alone on big canvases Plein Air. This was most inspiring - not only do they sell, but the effect is sensational and an added bonus is that all the skills one learns in art school are not forgotten or lost on small scale work.