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Southwest Portland artists open doors on Portland Open Studios tour

Annual two-weekend event features 100 locations throughout metro area
by: Submitted photo A watercolor by tour Service Award winner Jane Levy-Campbell, titled “Beauty Even After the Harvest (Pinot Noir Vines).”

PORTLAND - Have you always been curious about what moves an artist to work in the way they do? Let the artists of Portland Open Studios indulge your curiosity.

This annual self-guided tour will once again off er visitors access to 100 artists' studios throughout the Portland metro area Oct. 8 and 9 and Oct. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On the tour, visitors can see up-cycled wearable fashion, watch molten glass or fine porcelain stretch into a vessel, peer through the layers of silk-screen band posters and more.

As in years past, several Southwest Portland artists are opening up their studios to tour-goers, including the recipient of this year's tour Service Award, Jane Levy-Campbell.

Levy-Campbell, a Bridlemile resident, paints in watercolor with subject mater that includes botanical studies and still-lifes as well as studies of the land and sky and the architecture in between. She said that she enjoys playing with scale; painting a vast skyscape on a tiny page or a detailed botanical study in a wide, multiple-panel piece.

Other Southwest Portland artists featured on the tour include Kelly Williams of West Portland Park, Katy McFadden of Collins View and Sylvia Emard of Hillsdale.

Price of admission for the Open Studios tour runs at $15 for a full-color tour guide or iPhone app or $5 for a map-only ticket. Each option includes a ticket for two adults, and children younger than 18 may attend for free.

Tickets are available from participating artists, Art Media, New Season Markets, Muse, Powell's Books, Portland Center for the Performing Arts and more.

For a complete list of vendors and more information, visit http://portlandopenstudios.com.