Fifteen artists from the beaches near Tokeland will be showing new work at the seventh annual Tokeland/Northcove Studio Tour from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
This highly popular event is headquartered at the historic Tokeland Hotel and at three nearby artist studios. A variety of art in different mediums will be presented, including painting, pottery, jewelry, wood working, native carvings and assemblage.
The studio of Knock on Wood, will showcase driftwood furniture and sculpture by nationally recognized artist Jeffro and wood carvings by Shoalwater Bay tribal artist Earl Davis.
The Mann Studio features landscape painting and pastels by Wally and Marlene Mann.
Judith Altruda Jewelry will display Altruda’s recent explorations of ancient metal working techniques combined with sea glass and diamonds.
On the Tokeland Hotel grounds, Senja Antilla will show reclaimed wood collages and furniture, made from wood salvaged from homes that have been abandoned on nearby Washaway Beach in Northcove.
Inside the Hotel, Marcy Merrill will be signing copies of Dogs Tell Their Stories, her book with author Rex Martin.
The work of painters Barbara Sampson, Marsha Gonzales and Bev King Lufkin provide lively impressions and scenes of pristine local beauty. Pen and ink sketches by Pete Andriesen, jewelry by Connie Newton and ceramics by Kimmi Kerns and Kennedy Creek Pottery round out the offerings with must- see fine art and crafts.
A bit farther down the road, Nelson Crab Cannery has added a gallery and gift shop which features choice prints and original artwork by area artists.
Pick up a free map with all locations and artist info at the Tokeland Hotel, Nelson Crab and other local businesses. This event is sponsored by the Tokeland/Northcove Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, call (360) 267-2326