Camano Island Studio Tour – Artists Spotlight

 If you missed last weekend’s opening, you still have next Saturday and Sunday to take advantage of this creative adventure! John Ebner’s vibrant water color painting of boats on the shore at Country Club with Mt. Baker in the background was selected as the cover art for this 20th year of the Camano Island Studio Tour.  As one of their few remaining founders, John Ebner has been at his craft since 1973. BeJohnEbnerginning in watercolor, he now employees alcohol inks, poured acrylics and epoxy resins in his work. He paints the rain, mist and many moods of the Pacific Northwest with vitality and sensitivity. A visit to his studio includes a garden walk which also showcases his meticulous attention to detail.

Another artist whose gardens have been a tour favorite for years is Betty Dorotik. Organized wildness with a view of over 500 rose bushes and the Saratoga Passage, makes her studio a must see. The gated garden has trails and a small pond pluBetty Dorotiks a garden house filled with a collection of plants, birdhouses, books and other curiosities. Garden areas are separated with decking to create contemplative ‘rooms’, which encourage venturing on to the next space. Betty Dorotik’s art is inspired by her love of gardening. Her wildlife paintings are a perfect extension of her life ‘outside’. Alas, after 18 years as a participating member of the Studio Tour, this year will be her last. Come and enjoy the view and whimsical creativity.

With their vast collective work, artists representing mixed media to photography – sculptures in glass, metal and wood- ceramics, jewelry and textiles, open their doors to engage, enlighten and raise scholarship monies for aspiring art students at Stanwood High School. Windermere is one of the sponsors of this wonderful event. Come  visit and explore the exhibits, the work of our local artists in their element, their studios.



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