Potters at their wheels, painters swirling on canvas, woodcarvers chiseling away - if you've ever wondered how Long Island artists work, you can get a peek into their world this weekend.
Along the way, visitors will see artists working on current projects - painting, sculpture, mixed media - all in various stages of completion.
"It is a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes what goes on in the art community that strives out here," says Robert Deets, managing director of Galerie BelAge in Westhampton, which will have four artists demonstrating crafts such as photography and printmaking.
What to expect
The two-day tour is self-guided, which means visitors can roam among the studios and galleries at their own pace, chatting with the artists or lingering a while to appreciate the work as it evolves.
"It is an eye-opener as to what goes on inside the artist's mind," says Candyce Brokaw, an artist and co-coordinator. "Ask the artist what he or she was thinking when they put it on the canvas."
Ticketholders are invited to a 5-7 p.m. meet-and-greet reception Friday at the Full Moon Arts Center, which will offer food, drinks and live music. At least one piece from each artist will be on display.
Ticket sales benefit community-based mental health center Family Counseling Services, as will a percentage of the purchase price of art sold Friday night.
Some tour highlights
Painter Frank Latorre, who works in oils, acrylics and watercolors and also creates murals, will be working on a piece at his gallery, Art & Soul.
Art & Soul Gallery, 495-A Montauk Hwy., Eastport, 631-325-1504, artandsoul-gallery.com, will have owner Frank Latorre demonstrating his work, which includes oils, acrylics and multi-media, along with Cheryl Dorskind, paint on photograph; William Duryea, photography; and Carol Gold, oils.
Mia Wisnoski, who does original hand-painted photographs, will demonstrate her work at her studio. Illustrator Lise Frielinghaus will be finishing works in her studio in Westhampton.
Amy’s Ark Studio and Farm, 10 Hollow Lane, Westhampton, 631-902-3655, amysarkstudio.wordpress.com: Amy Hess, owner and painter, will demonstrate oil paintings both days. She also will host three other artists: Linda Cassidy, mixed media; Joy Dargent, collage and mixed media; Meryl Spiegel, photography.
Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, 631-288-3335, westhamptonlibrary.org. Eva Capozzola, photography; Lou Capozzola, sports photography; Richard Mizdal, photography; Peter Moore, photography; Jim Reiher, photography; Claudia Schecter, photography; Tom Steele, photography; Carol Froehlig, photography; Ken Robbins, photography
Private studio, Westhampton: Roseline Koener, mixed media, fabrics and papers and recycled materials; Margery Gosnell-Qua, acrylics and watercolors; Patricia Robinson, mixed media; Valerie Zeman, fabrics
Woodcarving collaborators Ginger Anderson and John DiNaro will be working on large-scale plywood sculptures at Anderson's private studio.
Fitzgerald Gallery, 48B Main St., Westhampton Beach, 631-288-6419, fitzgeraldgallery.com; Elizabeth Duerschmidt, acrylics and watercolors; Lovejoy Duryea, watercolors and oils; Ellen Postrell, watercolors; Eileen Serwer, pastels and oils
Galerie BelAge, 8 Moniebogue Lane, Westhampton Beach, 631-288-5082, galeriebelage.com, artists will be demonstrating their craft and answering audience questions; Courtney Brokaw, mixed media; Michele Martuscello, mixed media; Kristen Miller, mixed media; Jay Sears, photography
Private studio, Westhampton Beach: Lauri Levy, photography; Elizabeth Holmes, photography
Private studio, Westhampton Beach: Sharon Kesselman, oils
Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach, 631-288-3335, westhamptonlibrary.org
Private studio, Westhampton: Lise Frielinghaus, acrylics and drawings; T-Bone Abbiello, beach art, Japanese prints, art with driftwood, clothing
Candyce Brokaw will be painting a piece in her private studio.
Private studio, Quogue: Candyce Brokaw, mixed media
Full Moon Arts Center, 6 Moriches Ave., East Moriches, 631-878-0718; illustrator Paul Davis, collages; Kay Frankfurt, oils; architect Raymond Gomez, oils and acrylics; Michael Pope, sculptor; Mym Tuma, sculpture and mixed media; Full Moon founder and curator Ronnie Wiener, outdoor sanctuaries in stained glass, wood and metal; Matt Davis, oils and acrylics
Private studio, East Moriches: Linda Cullen, acrylics, Clare Bennett, clay sculptures, weather permitting will include artwork in the garden as well as the studio.
Remsenburg Academy, 130 South Country Rd., Remsenburg, 631-835-8024: Uko Morita, ceramics; Pam Capozzola, oils.
Private studio, Remsenburg: Jean Arena, oils/acrylics.
Private studio, Remsenburg: Janine Stern, oils.
Artists Studio and Gallery Tour
WHEN | WHERE 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday self-guided route extends from East Moriches to East Quogue; kickoff "meet the artists" reception 5-7 p.m. Friday at Full Moon Arts Center, 6 Moriches Ave., East Moriches
INFO 631-288-1954, ext. 241 or 222
ADMISSION $35 (includes reception). Tickets sold in advance at Family Counseling Services in Westhampton Beach (40 Main St.) or day of tour at Full Moon Arts Center.