Saturday, April 25, 2015

Studio Tour Reception and Preview Exhibit at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington

Studio Tour Reception and Preview Exhibit at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington. Photos by Steve Shafer. For individual images, please visit our Facebook album: Artist-Studios-at-Fearrington-Village Reception A fantastic time!

The First Annual Artist Studios at Fearrington Village Open studio Tour was a huge success!

The  First Annual Artist Studios at Fearrington Village Open studio Tour was a huge success! 
For the tour goer, it provided a free art-lovers outing, a chance to discover the wonders of Fearrington Village, a welcome into the artists’ studios, a glimpse at their creative process and a close-up view of works on display and in progress. 

For the artists,  pooling their resources, talents and time strengthened the artists’ sense of community and  supported  their common goals. It provides a way of getting their art seen and an opportunity to sell works directly out of their studios.
Planning began a year ago.  Some of the artists had never participated in a tour. A workshop was held.  Art was professionally photographed and a full color brochure with map indicating each studio designed. 5000 brochures were printed and distributed throughout Chatham county and to art friendly businesses and organizations in Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. Press releases, newspaper articles, social media– blogs and Facebook, calendar listings, two media preview tours, posters, postcards and  e-invites  promoted the tour.  Banners announced the event and directional signs guided the tour goers.  The artists’ work was showcased at The Gathering Place in Fearrington Village  and exhibited during a well-attended, wonderfully elegant preview reception at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington. 

The artists worked for months in preparation.  The anticipation and excitement mounted.  Studios were organized and new work created.

The result was a resounding success! Visitors came, not just local residents but from other counties.  And they were not disappointed. They discovered beautifully crafted art in a wide variety. Something for everyone.  Contemporary and traditional, whimsy and sublime.   If they were surprised by the artists’ professionalism, it was not evident nor expressed. They came with their checkbooks, cash and bankcards and purchased art!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ASFV Preview Reception this Friday

Art Lovers
A preview reception for The Fearrington Artists Studio Tour will be held Friday, April 10, 2015 at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, 3000 Galloway Ridge Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312 from 6 to 8 p.m. The tour and reception are free and open to the public.

Fearrington Village is off 15-501 in Chatham County – just 8 miles south of Chapel Hill For details, to download the tour map and a list of participating artists go to  or . Visit us on Facebook at Artist-Studios-at-Fearrington-Village.

Monday, April 6, 2015

ASFV Featured on Artblog Triangle!

Randi Jean Veiberg is an artist, who explores and defines her creativity in more ways than one can count. She's a potter, painter, welder, writer, blogger, a social media maven and a webmaster extraordinaire.

Looking for opportunities to promote the Artist Studios at Fearrington Village I came across her blog Artblog Triangle. As I read her accounts of studio and gallery visits I felt her enthusiasm and understanding of both the artists' creative process and the work they produced. She knows how to listen and she does it well!

I invited her to a preview tour of six studios. Forrest Greenslade, Vietta Maher, Reynold Maher, Horty Jacobs, Vidabeth Bensen and Murry Handler opened their studios. The weather was North Carolina perfect, the artists welcoming and the art inspiring!

The Studio Tour is this Weekend!  Sunday, April 11 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, April 12 (12 noon-5pm).

Randi takes us along  for a Open Studio Tour preview of  six studios on her blog

Spend a little time reading her blog and you will become a fan!
Thank you, Randi for sharing our excitement.

Studio Tour This Weekend!

The Open Studio Tour is almost here! It's this weekend Saturday, April 11th  (10am-5pm) and Sunday April 12th (12 noon-5pm).  The artists are ready and looking forward to your visit!  View Zen Palkoski's YouTube video about what you will see at his studio. April Open Studio Tour in Fearrington Village

Please join us at the preview reception at Galloway Ridge Auditorium, Galloway Ridge at Fearrington Village

Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, North Carolina Google Map


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Download Studio Tour Brochure!

The Arstist Studios of Fearrington Village Brochure and Map is Here!!
View our art and plan your tour today!!!

You can download the brochure and map here:
Click here for pdf file of map.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Open Studio Media Preview Tour

Fearrington Village Artists are busy getting ready for our First Annual Open Studio Tour on Sat. April 11th and Sun. April 12th. To help us share the excitement and get the word out we are inviting journalists, art bloggers and art supporters to a special preview tour of 5 studios within the community on Sat. March 7th.

Interested in joining us? Please let me know and I will send you additional details. Lespalmerartstudio at Please share this post!