Pointy shibori scarves by Cathie Wier. Submitted photo

Pointy shibori scarves by Cathie Wier. Submitted photo

Opulent Art Show kicks off this week online

Opulent Art Show

What: Virtual studio tour of work by Olympic Peninsula artists

When: Nov. 11-Dec. 15

Where: Online at OpulentArtShow.com

An annual collaborative arts showcase and sale of unique creations by Olympic Peninsula artists is going virtual.

The first Opulent Art Show Virtual Studio Tour kicks off this week, as a team of artists came together to launch the event that takes place Nov. 11-Dec. 15 at OpulentArtShow.com.

There, visitors can view pages of participating artist vendors containing information about each artist, and a link those artists’ own online presence.

Participating artists are: Jean Wyatt of J Wyatt Art; Cathie Wier of Inspired Fiber, Sue Stanton of Notebook Studios, Nicki Sexton of It’s a Nicki Wrap, Lauralee Matlock of Phoenixx Fibers, Diane Fatzinger of Sticks ‘n Stones Design, and Renne Emiko Brock of hue are you?

“Disappointment and doubt surrounding COVID-19 instigated us to create an uncommon opportunity for artists and their normal delightful, dedicated patrons to engage online,” Emiko Brock. said. “Since we are creative and innovative folks, Jean, Diane, and myself leapt into action to organize this online holiday event.”

At individual artists’ online sites, peruse original art, handmade arts and crafts items, and other creative products.

“With all my holiday shows being cancelled this holiday season, being part of this virtual tour is very exciting,” Wyatt said.

“It is allowing a group of us to join together in an effort to get the word out that we are still here and anxious to have people shop with us. I am excited to be among this group of artists doing a virtual tour.”

The Opulent Art Show is produced by a local group of art businesses “dedicated to encouraging education, positive professionalism, and creating inclusive and innovative opportunities,” event organizers said last week.

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