Artists open their studios for 'Art in the Woods'

Annette Fourbears of Muddy Paws Studio at last weekend’s Art in the Woods Studio Tour.  - Leigh Knowles/Contributed
Annette Fourbears of Muddy Paws Studio at last weekend’s Art in the Woods Studio Tour.
— image credit: Leigh Knowles/Contributed

NORTH KITSAP — More than 60 artists in 22 studios around North Kitsap invited the community into their workshops to shop and learn, as part of the ninth annual Art in the Woods Studio Tour, sponsored by Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest.

“I never knew what a wealth of artists had studios in this area," said Leigh Knowles, studio coordinator. "The studios were so interesting, the quality of the work was high and the hospitality was wonderful — this is what I heard over and over from visitors."

Art in the Woods took place Nov. 11-13 in Indianola, Kingston, Poulsbo, Suquamish and other North Kitsap locales.

The studios had crafts on display — glass, jewelry, paintings, pottery, wood carvings and more — for sale as well as for show. Karrie Stemmler, artist and co-owner of Indianola Pottery, said this was her pottery's third year on the studio tour and sales “surpassed our expectations.”

“It was fun to see returning customers and an outpouring of support from new customers, friends and neighbors,” she said.

The Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest also hosts the Poulsbo Arts Festival, as well as local scholarships and grants. For more information, visit

Studios and Artists

— Cott's Wood-n-Glass: Karyn Cott (head), Marty Whitaker, Dawn Henthorn, Terry Cott

— Dancing Bird: Dorthy Rana-Meadows (head), Jan-Prichard Cohen

— Indianola Pottery: Jay and Kerrie Stemmler (heads), Marylyn Miller

— J.S. Adams Studio: J.S. Adams (head), Diane Haddon

— Joi De Vie: Mary Edwards (head)

— Juicy Fabric: Rebecca Lynn Parker

— Knowles Studio: Leigh Knowles Metteer (head), Robin Weiss, Wanda Garrity, Jim Metteer, Jessica McGreal

— Landstrider Fine Art: Bors Vesterby (head), Pam Vesterby

— Miller Bay Studio: Joan Wells (head), Sherri Hutchison, Deborah Ellis, Dawna Ellis, Linnea Donnen, Lori H. Barrett

— Paula Suter Photography: Paula Suter (head), Sandy Reetz, Mark Ferris

— Mud Club: Sheri Grossbauer (head)

— Muddy Paws: Michelle Amicucci (head), Annette Fourbears, Pam Glavani

— Jennifer Umpress: Jennifer Umpress (head), Dorie Guthrie

— Purdy Studio: Mark Purdy (head)

— Rosie Creek: Lisa Salisbury (head)

— Shabala: Marcia Randall DeBard (head), Mara Spark

— Elizabeth Smith: Elizabeth Reed Smith (head)

— Spirit Bird Studio: Harv Kolln (head)

— Sterling Studio: Syndi Sterling (head), Melinda West

— Subliminal Bronze: Jeff Brown (head)

— West Sound Academy: Todd and Elizabeth Butler (head), Passiko True, Anne Tregloze, Haden Starbuck, Eileen Schneegas, Lisa Romasco, Robert Izzi, Willo Huard, Chantal Griffis, Paula Gill, Don Evans, Gail Coupal, Richard Badger

— Wide Mouth Frog: Pamela Bellesen (head), Terry Nokell, Laurie Dokken


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