Artists collect art by fellow Edmonds Art Studio Tour members

Friday, August 17, 2018

Edmonds Art Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday September 15-16, 2018
Studios will be open from 10am to 5pm both days

The artists of the upcoming Edmonds Art Studio Tour are art fans, too, enthusiastically collecting each other’s work. Recently, they were asked whose art they were currently eyeballing.

Garden art by Mike O'Day
Mike O’Day’s whimsical clay creatures appear on many wish lists. Landscape painter Andy Eccleshall loves O’Day’s “Murder of Crows” series. “Still hoping to steal a piece (or buy one) to add to our collection of favorite artists,” he said.

Mixed media artist Meredith Arnold would like one of his garden art pieces.

“His sense of humor comes through each piece and I love how he lets his mind out into the real world. It takes great strength to do that,” she exclaimed. “Besides, who doesn’t want to look out their window and get a smile every time?”

Wildlife art by Katie Childs
“I love the perfect detail of Katie Childs’ wildlife art,” said jewelry maker Ellen Chappelle.

“It’s astonishing what she can do with depth and shading just using stippling.”

She also loves the color, movement and joy of the paintings of Whitney Buckingham-Beechie, a new artist to the Tour this year.

“Her deeply pigmented indigo pieces are energetic and soothing all at the same time,” she said.

Landscape by David Marty
Painters Janis Graves and Angela Bandurka agree that David Marty’s “beautifully painted landscapes” are wish-list worthy. Calling him “super-collectable,” Bandurka exclaimed that his work “only gets better and better.”

Bandurka also gave kudos to sculpture artist David Varnau, calling him “brilliant with the figure” and stating that the “sense of joy in his works is unparalleled.”

The free, annual, self-guided Edmonds Art Studio Tour, sponsored in part by the Edmonds Arts Festival, provides an exclusive glimpse into 15 private art studios showcasing the work of 30 local artists.

The Tour offers patrons an opportunity to meet professional artists, see how they create their work, and purchase pieces directly from the makers. Studios will be open from 10am to 5pm both days.

Visit the Tour’s mobile-friendly website at to preview the participating artists and their work, download a map of participating studios, and find links to each artist’s website.


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