Thursday, July 23, 2015

The 2015 Port Orchard Historic Home & Garden Tour (With An Art Twist)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm so excited about this coming Saturday, July 25th! I've been invited back to the 2015 Port Orchard Historic Home & Garden Tour (with an Art Twist)to participate as an artist "en plein air".  

Me, painting during last year's tour







I will be displaying (and selling!) some of my  necklaces, wine-glass tea-lights, cards, and bookmarks, as well as paintings.  I will be working on silk paintings and will be demonstrating both the traditional Serti technique as well as the modern Sistek technique  I'll even have some silk scraps for people to try their own hand at silk painting if they want. 

  I'm planning on a give-away as well... but you have to stop by for a chance to win!


Each historic homes and garden will each have an exhibiting artist painting "en plein air" plus there will be art quilts on display at each location as well.  I'm excited to again be participating in the tour - but I am a bit jealous because I won't have time to actually do the tour myself (and the homes and gardens are GORGOUS!!!)



 Tickets can be purchased ahead of time, at the Sidney Art Gallery or through Brown Paper Tickets at Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page.



Me, answering questions (the mannequin is a resident of the home's porch)

Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at the Sidney Art Gallery.



Registration starts on Saturday, July 25, at 9:00 am at the Sidney Art Gallery and the tour starts at 10:00 am.  Go on in and get your tour packet and maps.  Check out the great wheelbarrow raffle and the Garden Party show running this month at the Sidney Art Gallery.  Bryan Petro will be about to tell tales of historic Port Orchard and will be giving walking tours downtown throughout the day.  Many of the merchants are also participating.