After a one-year break, be sure to embrace this opportunity to experience the return of the 8th Annual Clark County Open Studio Tour featuring Society of Washington Artists artist, Liz Pike.
On Saturday, November 6, and Sunday, November 7, 2021, from 10 AM–5 PM, Clark County local artists and artisans will welcome the public into their studios. Art enthusiasts, collectors, and local holiday shoppers will have a special opportunity to engage with artists in their place of creating.
“This year we’ve taken special care to ensure that both the artists and visitors feel comfortable,” says Jennifer Williams, the Open Studios Director. “COVID safety precautions will be in place for each studio configuration.”
Local artists open their studios to the public and share everything about their art-making process. The tour is self-guided and free and is a great opportunity to view different works including many made specifically for this event.
How You Can Participate in the Tour
You can use your mobile device to see the Open Studio Google Tour Map—this will show you every open studio location throughout the two days. You can also print a map by section if you prefer. This is a self-guided tour of Clark County artist studios—due to the constantly changing circumstances, the guide will be exclusively online to allow for real-time updates.
The traditional two-day in-person tour and some video demonstrations a few days before will be accompanied by opportunities for online shopping and viewing appointments afterward. This hybrid approach accommodates safety protocols and curates the event for all to safely enjoy.
Download the downloadable guide for the tour here.
Society of Washington Artist, Liz Pike Featured in the Upcoming Studio Tour
Liz Pike is a self-taught artist who began working with oil on canvas at age 22—she has been painting in oils on canvas for the past 37 years and paints in her art studio at Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie.
She is inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the gardens at her organic farm. She often focuses on sunflowers as a subject: “I love the colors and I find them most appealing as they face the earth in their advanced stages. Sunflowers refuse to go down without a magnificent fight. And this is what I seek to portray in my work; that there is grace and beauty in the aging process of all things living.” She typically paints with oil paint on large-scale canvases—you can see these ideas come to life by visiting her open studio.
Liz has many accomplishments both in the art world and beyond. She is the founder of Camas First Friday Art Walk and the Fern Prairie Art Fest, and in 2005, she opened Pike Art Gallery in downtown Camas and operated it for three years. The public is also invited to visit her instructional facility called ART FARM Sip & Paint studio. Additionally, her work has also been juried into the Washougal Art Festival each year since its inception. and her work is featured in various outdoor art festivals and at Camas Gallery.
She is excited to invite the public to view her studios. Visit all three art spaces including the Pike Art Gallery, Liz’s personal art studio, and the ART FARM Sip & Paint Studio at Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie.
You can view a sneak peek of her bold-colored paintings below.