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Deadline approaching for Open Studios Tour artists

2013 Open Studios Tour artist LeeAnn Brook takes brush to canvas. The deadline for applications to participate in this year's tour is set for Friday.
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The deadline for participating artists to apply for Open Studios, a self-guided tour through artist studios & fine art galleries in western Nevada County, is Friday, July 18.

The event takes place the first two weekends in October and showcases fine art and fine craft in a broad range of media and styles. Open Studios contributes to public awareness about the quality and diversity of art created in our community and provides visitors with opportunities to view and purchase a wide range of original work by individual artists.

Additionally, Open Studios fosters an interest in, and a greater understanding of, the artistic process and provides the public with a unique opportunity to enter the world of a visual artist to experience how, why and where art is created.

Participation in Open Studios is intended for professional artists who reside in western Nevada County and are actively producing and exhibiting their work. An Open Studios site is defined as the artist’s regular workspace and must retain the atmosphere of art making, with materials, equipment, work-in-progress and processes visible. Open Studios is limited to 60 participants.

An Open House preview event is slated for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 2, with a preview exhibition to follow at The Center for the Arts galleries with opening weekend scheduled (Oct. 4-5) for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closing weekend set for Oct. 11-12.

Applications are due by Friday, July 18, 2014 and must have all required materials — completed application form, digital images and payment — to be considered. Artists will be contacted by The Center for the Arts regarding acceptance on the tour. Artists participating in this year’s event can pick up promotional materials at The Center for the Arts after confirmation of placement on tour and paid required fees.

Contact Marni Marshall at The Center for the Arts by phone 530-274-8384, ext. 11 or email

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