Well, that’s THAT!

Well, that’s THAT!

Last weekend was The Hunterdon Art Tour, otherwise known as THAT, the first county-wide artist tour of Hunterdon County, NJ. It’s almost a week later now and I’m still exhausted, but in a good way.

The weekend kicked off with a celebration benefit party and exhibit hosted by the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. I was having such a good time I forgot to take pictures but I can tell you it was a huge success attended by almost 200 art lovers. The exhibit comprised one piece of artwork by all the artists, roughly 40 artists, on the tour and all for sale with a 50/50 split going to the artist and funding for next year’s THAT. Nine pieces sold! My piece Horizon IX wasn’t among them and is still available. hint, hint

Some artists opened their studios to the tour while others like myself (with a big slobbery dog) found local businesses to play host. My good friend Dr. Nancy Erb, holistic therapist and owner of Wellness Rocks! and the Awaken Health Center in Clinton, welcomed me and fellow artist, photographer Berendina Buist.

One of the center’s practitioners, Karen Schweiger, was there all weekend offering free hugs. And, what hugs they were! She’s a certified cuddle therapist. I had never heard of a cuddle therapist but I can tell you, she’s good. Everyone needs a hug. Have you had your hug today?

The center was a great space to display artwork, big rooms with lots of wall space for big art…

and small art…

And even smaller art…

Or long art…

Not to mention, wearable art…

This was an amazing start to our annual artist tour here in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. I must give a huge thank you to the organizers of the tour who worked so hard for over a year to pull this together, three cheers to Val Sivilli, Catherine Suttle, Kathleen Thompson and Jay Raymond. Hip-hip-hooray! Hip-hip-hooray! Hip-hip-hooray!

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  1. Nice post, Elena. Your work is beautiful! And I am happy to have been able to see the show because you let us in on Monday! I wonder if next year, we should think about a follow up studio tour of JUST the artists visiting each other’s studio. I really missed seeing everyone’s work. Thank You for being a part of THAT. Val

  2. Thanks, Val! And thank you for stopping by. I love the idea of a tour for just the artists!

  3. Wow Elena, looks great!

    Love the idea of an only artist day….

  4. Elena, I’ve always loved your work, and last week I had the pleasure of seeing one of your pieces up close at the Wisconsin Quilt Museum. So very beautiful!

  5. Thank you so much, Dagmar. That must be the Quilt National exhibit? That piece is one of my personal favorites.

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