Meet the Arrtistss
Introducing the featured artists for 2021! Click on each artist to learn about their background and studio space, see art galleries and add events to your calendar.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY | A native of Barcelona, Spain, Begoña’s eclectic painting style incorporates her love for family, food and travel.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Cindi's work includes oil paintings in representational and impressionist styles.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Cindy creates, contemporary art quilts for the wall, quilted pillows, fabric necklaces, and scarves.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY | Specializing in contemporary oil and acrylic paintings, Coty is partial to landscapes and still life because those subjects lend themselves to stories.
FIBER ART, PHOTOGRAPHY
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | "Finding Inspiration in My Backyard" is her theme for 2021. See photographs that were taken in her garden and her limited collection of quilt art inspired by her photography.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY | Discover the multiple tools and mediums that lend themselves to her approach to abstracted landscapes during the studio tour at the Artists’ Atelier.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY | Bowls, vases, mugs and pitchers serve as canvases for paintings inspired by the creatures-butterflies, birds, frogs, and the flowers they visit-in her garden.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Furniture built using a combination of traditional hand tools and modern machinery with hardwood local to the mid-Atlantic region: cherry, maple, walnut and oak, and occasionally incorporating metalwork.
FIBER ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, MIXED MEDIA, PAINTING, PRINTMAKING, SCULPTURE
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Visit the "Playroom Studio" with wonderful natural light. GuruSangat likes to incorporate things that are part of everyday life into her wide variety of artwork.
James Diedrich apologizes he is no longer able to participate.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Contemporary art jeweler Irrum Merrill creates exquisite wearable art using precious metal and genuine South-Sea pearls.
MIXED MEDIA, PAINTING
SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Using water-based media, Jennifer creates colorful abstract expressionist paintings influenced by her observations of local landscapes on canvas, panels, paper and even wearable artwork.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Jill's work runs the gamut from urban landscapes, still lifes, animals, interiors and portraiture painted in oils. "I paint what I love. I just love a lot!"
SATURDAY & SUNDAY | Mixing traditional silversmithing techniques with modern technology, JJ creates one of a kind jewelry talismans in a variety of materials including fine silver, gemstones, resin, and leather.
John Francis McCabe
FRIDAY & SATURDAY | Come see a Portrait demo underway at The Artists' Atelier. John will have portraits in oil on canvas and in charcoal on Bristol paper on display, as well as other works in oil.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY | See one-of-a-kind jewelry crafted through a lost wax carving technique. Finished pieces are made in platinum or 14K & 18K gold with unique gemstones, meteorites, diamonds, pearls and authentic ancient coins.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Joyce paints large, vibrant flowers, focusing on dancing movements of each petal and the interplay of the myriad tones within the colors.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Laura believes that a well balanced pot made with its purpose in mind is one of the simple joys of life. They are usually adorned with chickens, herons, owls, goats, pileated woodpeckers, and recently elephants!
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Layla specializes in impressionistic oil landscapes and cityscapes, portraying scenes of rolling hills, fields of flowers, mountains, lakes, the seaside and beyond.
FIBER ART, MIXED MEDIA, PAINTING
Linda Jones apologizes she is no longer able to participate.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | See hand wood-carving in action, as well as some stone carving, sculpture, and furnishings on display.
FIBER ART, PASTELS, WATERCOLOR
SATURDAY & SUNDAY | Pat loves to share pastels with visitors, as many don't know about the history or the use of this medium. She enjoys working in plein aire, gardens, blooms and incorporating watercolor and fiber.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Take a trip to this basement studio and gallery with over 200 impressionistic watercolor and oil paintings of all sizes. See how to paint a tree or a figure in less than 30 seconds!
MIXED MEDIA, PAINTING
FRIDAY, SATURDAY | Roberta works in acrylic for her paintings, and her Mixed Media combines rice papers, specialty papers, and acrylic paint. Even pieces of her lithographs can find their way into her works.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY | Learn more about how the Old Masters painted with this registered copyist. The Bridge at Argenteuil by Claude Monet at the National Gallery of Art is one of her many copies!
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Visit the Hidden Forest Studios for wheel-thrown and hand-built stoneware pottery for function and decorative use. Practice throwing on a wheel!
SATURDAY & SUNDAY | Discover one-of-a-kind textural paper art in a variety of shapes and subjects, ranging from trees and villages, to clotheslines and beaches. Listen to Ronni talk about her techniques and process.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Safoura paints traditional Persian Safavid imagery and illumination with techniques that encompass modern expression. Materials include watercolor, gouache, ink and gold on paper.
The Arts of Great Falls
SCHOOL & GALLERY; MIXED MEDIA, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, FIBER ART
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | The school space is transformed into a Gallery of art of all kinds: oil painting, photography, mixed media, abstract, and fiber art, created by many artists.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Come watch Theresa paint small oil and watercolor paintings off and on in her studio every day of the tour.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Peruse one of the largest collection of photographic images of the landscapes, landmarks and wildlife found in the Great Falls area.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY | Relax at Toad Stone Studio where art, science and history converge for aesthetic and intellectual stimulation. Enjoy live printmaking demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults.