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The Orange County Artists Guild is a non-profit organization seeking to increase the visibility and recognition of area artists and crafts people.

The Orange County Artists Guild is a group of over 100 artists based in Orange County, North Carolina. Established in 2000, the guild supports member artists with community and educational opportunities. The guild’s most visible public event is to organize and promote the annual Open Studio Tour.

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Adobe Lightroom Editing – Beginner+ (In-Person)

Kathleen Pace: Wednesdays , Jul 27 – Aug 10, 6:30pm-8:30pm (In-person) Learn the Adobe LR panels and how to create…

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Photography – Mastering Manual (In-Person)

Kathleen Pace: Wednesday, Jul 28 – Aug 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm (In-person) This workshop can be offered to photographers at various levels.…

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The Art of iPhone Photography – Beginner+ (In-Person)

Kathleen Pace: Saturdays, Jul 30 – Aug 13, 1:00pm-2:30pm (In-person) This class is for the person who has a later…

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2021 Orange County Artist’s Studio Tour COVID-19 Safety Precautions

The Orange County Artist's Guild is committed to hosting a safe and fun open studio tour this year. We want all of our guests to feel comfortable and know what to expect when visiting any of our member studios. That is why we have created several new resources to help everyone plan their tour experience this year: Interactive Map with each studio's COVID policies & precautions on the homepage or directly on Google Maps Sortable list by Indoor/Outdoor/ADA Accessible studios Studios with specific COVID precautions are listed at the top of their profile page In the interest of safety, many…

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From Here to There painting series by David Stickel

From Here to There – and All Points Between by David Stickel

From Jackson Hole to Charleston and all points in-between, it’s the same thing. Oils, acrylics and 3-D sculptures are in every gallery across the land, but very few have watercolors on their walls. Why is that? For many years, watercolorists have sought a level playing field compared to other mediums. Galleries are quick to point out their perceived ‘lack’ of longevity and permanence’ as well as the ‘annoying distraction of reflections’. Special UV non-glare glazing is available, but expensive. Well... I am thrilled to announce that during September, I am part of a group of watercolorists who are participating in…

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Wholecloth Painted Art Quilts by Susan Brubaker Knapp

This past summer I’ve focused on making wholecloth painted art quilts. These are not quilts for beds, but textile art to display on the wall. Each piece starts with plain white fabric, which I paint with acrylic textile paint. I then layer the piece with batting and a backing fabric before free-motion machine quilting it. I love both the process of painting and the meditative machine stitching, which adds pattern and texture. Right now, I’m quilting Fern Dance which is based on the native Christmas Ferns that grow around our house. To start this piece, I smeared a base layer…

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This program is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission.

This program is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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Building recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America.

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