Fall 2022 Tour a Big Success

Thanks so much for coming on the OSA Studio Tour!

We hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as we did.  So many new people to meet and such a joy to see those of you who come each year! With over 70 studios open during the three day event Oct 8-10, there was a lot of great art to see.

The Ojai Valley Museum was a key contributor to the tour’s success with it’s preview exhibit of one piece of artwork from each OSA artist. Many patrons stopped at the museum first to pick up the tour catalogue, view the different work, get information from a museum docent,  and decide on the route they may take for the day.

Don’t worry if you missed a studio or two … Second Saturday is just a few months away when we open our studios in just one neighborhood each month – usually about 12 studios tops and all really close to one other. We artists love it, because it’s our chance to see everyone else’s work.

In the meantime,  take a peek at some artists and studio’s in last weekend’s event. Some studios asked patrons to help with underpainting a canvas or making gel prints, while many others shared their gardens and all had time to talk about their art.

Ojai Studio Artists is a nonprofit community educational organization that invites art lovers and collectors into the studios of Ojai’s many fine artists several times a year in open studio tours.  OSA promotes art awareness, preparing the next generation of artists, and celebrating the importance of the arts within the region. To date, OSA has given more than $200,000 in art scholarships. It also purchases art books for local libraries, partners with schools in teaching classes and mentoring students, and supports public art projects and other community programs.

 

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Joe Sohm: Up Close and Personal

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