IT’S OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND!

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Shoreline ArtsTrail: 2015 Open Studios Weekend
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 10am-4pm

It’s handmade! It’s art! And it’s local! As a matter of fact, the Shoreline Arts Trail’s 14th annual Open Studios Weekend happens right in your backyard — at 31 studios in Branford, Guilford, and Madison, Connecticut. Held this weekend – Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 – the ArtsTrail is supported by 39 shoreline artists and 12 local business sponsors, as well as the Guilford Art Center and Zip06.

This juried event gathers some of the finest, award-winning artists on the shoreline whose work must reflect mastery of methods and materials, originality of concept, and be handmade by the artist in his/her studio.

What you’ll find…one-of-a-kind, quality-made items in a wide range of media including jewelry, sculpture, fiber, paint, glass, pottery, metal, and textiles.

What you’ll experience…a chance to talk one-on-one with artists and explore their studios as you weave your way around 50 miles of scenic shoreline.

What you’ll do…support local artists and the shoreline economy by supporting our arts community, purchasing great art made right here in Connecticut, and visiting our sponsors which include unique shops, renowned restaurants and picturesque inns.

This year, the Shoreline ArtsTrail welcomes three new member artists: painter and jeweler Laurie Flaherty (Guilford), and painters Linda McCarthy (Branford) and Suzanne Siegel (Guilford).

Returning to the ArtsTrail are artists Terry Bogan, Richard Carleton, Lisa Carlin, Christine Chiocchio, Alice Chittenden, Anne Coffey, Jayne Crowley, Margaret B. Dean, Laurie Douglas, Eileen Eder, Susan Gillie, Carol Grave, Anita K. Griffith, Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, B. Joan Hickey, Sharon Hosley, Laura C. Lyons, Megan Mangum, Dayna Mankowski, Molly S. McDonald, Jackie McGuire, Jane Strauss Novick, Estelle Nussbaum, Robert Parrott, Steve Plaziak, Leslie Prodis, Pat Rist, Barbara Shulman-Kirwin, Marjorie Sopkin, Sandra Spahr, Catherine Steinberg, G. Scott Tabar, Martha Link Walsh, Sid Werthan, and Diane Wright.

Our 2015 Sponsors include DaSilva Gallery, Luckey Redo, Home Restaurant, Tommy Sullivan’s Café, Guilford Art Center, Greene Art Gallery, Mix Design Store, Flutterby, Friends & Company Restaurant, Wall Street Gallery, Madison Wool, Tidewater Inn, Words by Jen, and Zip06.

The Shoreline ArtsTrail was started in 2002 by a small group of shoreline artists. Their intent was to create an annual open studios event to allow local residents and weekend visitors to interact with artists and experience the creative process first-hand. Three years later, grants from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and from the towns of Branford, Guilford and Madison, dramatically accelerated the project. The number of artists almost doubled, as did the types of media, which now includes jewelry, sculpture, fiber, paint, glass, pottery, metal, and textiles. With the invaluable support of the Guilford Art Center and participating Open Studio artists, the ArtsTrail received the 2007 Compass Award for Excellence in Partnership from the Greater New Haven Visitors’ Bureau. Now in its 14th year, the Shoreline ArtsTrail is a collaborative effort that includes hundreds of volunteer hours from member artists, an ongoing partnership with the Guilford Art Center, and the support of numerous community sponsors.

During Open Studios Weekend, the colorful “Open Studio” signs point you to all of these artists and studios. For specific locations and more information, pick up a copy of the Shoreline ArtsTrail map, available in libraries, town halls, Connecticut welcome centers, and visitors’ centers in Branford, Guilford and Madison, as well as at the Guilford Art Center and the various studios. Contact Martha Link Walsh at (203) 481-3505 or visit www.shorelineartstrail.com, and its Facebook page, for more information.

G. Scott Tabar, Goldsmith

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TABAR DESIGNS
G. Scott Tabar
Goldsmith
71 Whitfield St, Guilford
203 453-8868
gstabar@mac.com
tabardesigns.com


Visit his studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 21 & 22.
He’s #20 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail Map.


Catherine Steinberg, Painter

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STEINBERG STUDIO
Catherine Steinberg

Painter
142 North Madison Rd, Guilford
203 453-5091
ctcl@comcast.net
catherinensteinberg.com


Visit her studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 21 & 22.
She’s #27 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail Map.


Sandra Spahr, Sculptor

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Sandra Spahr
Sculptor
3 Greenwood Ln, Guilford
203 453-0197
sandeespahr@aol.com
sandeespahrsculpture.com


Visit her studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 21 & 22.
She’s #18 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail Map.


Marjorie Sopkin, Pastel Artist/Painter

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SOPKIN STUDIO
Marjorie Sopkin
Pastel Artist/Painter
125 Water St, Guilford
203 671-4403
sopkindesign@comcast.net
sopkinart.com


Visit her studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 21 & 22.
She’s #19 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail Map.


Suzanne Siegel, Painter

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SIEGEL STUDIO
Suzanne Siegel
Painter
890 Maple Hill Rd, Guilford
203 215-1468
suzanne@suzannesiegel.net
suzannesiegel.net


Visit her studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 21 & 22.
She’s # 28 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail Map.


Barbara Shulman-Kirwin, Glass Fusion Artist, Sculptor

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CHROMA GALLERY
Barbara Shulman-Kirwin
Glass Fusion Artist, Sculptor
20c Church St, Guilford
203 453-3111
bsk@bskdesign.net
bskdesign.net


Visit her studio during Open Studios Weekend, November 21 & 22.
She’s at #22 on your Shoreline ArtsTrail Map.