The upcoming 8th Annual Clark County Open Studios Tour will be here before you know it!
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.
We are excited to announce that our Society of Washington Artists board member and former Spring Show Committee Chair, Katey Sandy, will be participating in this year’s tour.
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.
Society of Washington Artist, Katey Sandy Featured in the Tour
Katey Sandy is looking forward to participating in her 6th Clark County Open Studios Tour this year. She will be displaying her Artistic Montage Design works, which is a style that combines overlapping shapes to depict a unifying theme.
Taking inspiration from nature’s colors, shapes, and textures, she lets each expressionist composition present itself to her through gradual marks over time. She views making art as a highly intuitive process. In addition to her Artistic Montage works, she has an extensive portfolio of nature-inspired, beautifully textured paintings and mixed media pieces that you will be able to see in person during the tour.
She has participated in shows throughout the Pacific Northwest, including three different shows at The Second Story Gallery, in the Camas, Washington Library. Some of her awards include first place in the Oregon Society of Artists 2018 Rose Show and an Honorable Mention in 2020. She also won 3rd place in the 2019 national juried Associated Arts of Ocean Shores, Washington. Additionally, in 2014, she exhibited at the First Unitarian Church in Portland.
Katey has had an accomplished career in art education has taught all ages. More recently, she has been focusing on developing her personal art practice, but still teaches adult painting classes at
Clark College in her spare time. She cites her background in teaching children as an instrumental aspect of her understanding of the art-making process.
See Katey’s work for yourself in person the first week in November during her Open Studio—but, in the meantime, here are some more works you might see as she opens her studio.