Artists share creative process during local studio tour
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“Still There” by Moab Artist Tim Morse. Courtesy photo
“Still There” by Moab Artist Tim Morse. Courtesy photo
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Local painters, photographers, sculptors and other artists will open their studios to the public for two days over Labor Day weekend during the annual Moab Artists Studio Tour. The tour will be held Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at a variety of locations throughout Moab and Castle Valley.

Twenty-three artists in Moab and Castle Valley will celebrate the tour’s 10th anniversary.

The tour offers a rare opportunity to see and visit working Moab artists in their studios and purchase work directly from them, organizers said.

This year’s event includes painter Jacci Weller, sculptor Nick Eason, the painting duo of Robin Straub and Phil Wagner, photographer Bruce Hucko, sculptor Scott Anderson, gourd artist Bob Ridges, watercolor artist Jonathan Frank and multi-media artist North Frank.

The Moab Pastel Guild will also return to the tour. Members Margie Lopez-Read, Marsha Modine, Mary Collar, Peggy Harty, Thea Nordling and Larry Thomas will host visitors at a studio at 195 East 100 South in Moab.

National Park Service Community Artist in the Parks painter Sarah Hamingson and pastelist Helen Becker will also open their studios, and painter James McKew and Moab artist Tim Morse will open their studios at the Overlook Gallery. Stained glass artist Gail Darcey and fabric creator Eleanor Inskip are also new to the tour.

In Castle Valley, multi-media artist Yrma Van Der Steenstraeten and sculptor Michael Ford Dunton will participate.

For information in individual artists, links to their websites and to download a printable map visit the tour website: www.moabstudiotour.com.

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