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September 9 – October 1, 2021
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Featured Artists: Candace Bridge, Kelly Cameron, Lydia de la Cerda, Tatyana Dyakonov, Susan Jespersen, Carol Kirby, JoAnn Pippin, and Robert Ray.

Open Studio is a membership program for area artists to come and use our workshop space in downtown West Jefferson. Open Studio is non-instructional, informal, and artists bring all their own materials. The intention of Open Studio is to foster creativity and connections in an atmosphere of conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression.

The Open Studio Exhibit is dedicated to Gary Poe, who was a wonderful member of our local community and attended Open Studio.  Gary will be remembered for many things including being an educator and hosting the Old Time Bluegrass show.  At the art school we enjoyed seeing Gary Poe’s drawings.  He had excellent draftsmanship and would often come in, grab a book off the shelf, and draw something from a page he found interesting.


Pictured:  Gary Poe attends a workshop with Viktoria Majestic at FTAS and works on a still life painting.

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Open Studio is held on Thursdays from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Yearly Membership for Open Studio is $75.  You may pay your fee during any month of the year and it will apply to the next 12 months.  Artists are welcome to attend a session without signing up for the entire year.

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