West Austin Studio Tour
My hubby and I toured about 6 of the 162 art spaces on Austin's first West Austin Studio Tour. We got a late start, so that was a mistake, but each artist I wanted to visit was at least 10-15 minutes from each other artist I wanted to visit. I guess you can only figure on seeing about 2 artists at hour when they're spaced that far apart.
Actually, there are plenty of artists spaced close together, but I have specific criteria for what kind of work I want to see; namely painting; primarily abstract, and must be good. :) Plus, if I know their work already, then I'd rather make room for someone I haven't seen yet.
And then we went to an opening of a friend of mine's after a great dinner at Threadgill's.
I did take a lot of pictures, but forgot to take any at about half of the studios!
So the pics below are from Austin Art Garage: http://www.austinartgarage.com/
-- esp. the work of Jessica Erickson: http://www.austinartgarage.com/jerickson.html
and Gabe Langholz: http://www.austinartgarage.com/glangholtz.html
Sharon Zeugin, who did awesome drawings and paintings that started with calligraphy: http://www.westaustinstudiotour.com/#artists/14
Valerie Fowler, whose work absolutely bowled me over! I love, love, love
and Elizabeth Chapin, whose large acrylic portraits are fabulous, and
she lives in one the coolest houses that I've ever had the pleasure to set foot in! http://elizabethchapin.com/
Not pictured: Brandon Miller, whose humongous 8' x 10' paintings were terrific: http://brandonmillerstudio.com/
Not pictured: Davis Gallery with my very talented friend William Wahlgren, the amazing sculptor Caprice Pierucci and more: http://www.westaustinstudiotour.com/#artists/182
Not pictured: one other painter whose work looked better in the catalog than in person. :(