Call for artists by area studio tour

The Elora Fergus Studio Tour is looking for artists to take part in next year’s tour.

The tour, traditionally the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October, is a chance for Centre Wellington artists to showcase and sell their latest work to the public.

It is also an opportunity for the public to get to know artists who help drive the local econ­omy – artists whose work alone may be familiar.

“The studio tour is a great way for people to find out the wide variety of artistic talent we have in the community,” said tour chairman Barry McCarthy. “We’d like it to be the best sampling of the area’s artistic community we can make it.”

In 2009, 36 artists opened their studios during the two weekends – a group as varied as internationally renowned wed­ding photographer Davide Greene (who has a studio in Elora), renowned abstract painter Joel Masewich, and artistic jeweller Tony Deluca. Potters, glass artists, painters, and metalworkers also took part.

But studio tour organizers need help to make the 2010 show as big a success. Centre Wellington artists with a studio, are invited to apply to be on the tour. Applicants must submit five new and clear images of their work, along with details about the studio, plus a short explanation for the brochure to the studio tour executive for review. Deadline for submis­sions is Jan. 5.

Applications should be emailed to McCarthy at mccar­ For more details on the studio tour, go to www.elorafergus­studio­