Salmon Creek’s Little “Village” of Artists
The 10th anniversary of the Salmon Creek ArtWalk will be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday, May 1st & 2nd with its usual free tours of artists’ studios.
Salmon Creek, about a mile north of the town of Bodega Bay, is a little group of homes perched just above the creek on one side and the sand dunes on the other.
Founder Diana Bundy said, “It started off with a studio and a couple of garages with my neighbor artists and has grown into an annual art destination for the whole Bay area.”
She and four others, all living in Salmon Creek, are the “host” artists of the free tour of studios that runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm both days.
“There will be lots of signs pointing the way to Salmon Creek and then “flyer” boxes here with maps showing how to get to all of the studios.”
Eight other “guest” artists who do not live in Salmon Creek will be using borrowed spaces to show their work as well.
“We have always held the ArtWalk on the first weekend in May and have had a lot of fun and great success with it. It’s easy to just park and walk around because we are close together here. It’s very informal and friendly. Usually, each studio even has a few snacks for visitors.”
Diana’s Salmon Creek Design Studio holds a variety of her work, including stained glass, copper work, paintings, sculptures using various media, and painted furniture.
The four other host artists have helped her from the beginning, she said, and it has always been a truly communal effort on all their parts.
Beth Fletcher does photography and photo imaging. Ang’l Fiorito-Leddy’s studio features her handmade footwear and custom leather design. Lillian Lehman does figurative sculptures and mixed media. Liz Stafford creates pastels, prints, and gourds.
This year’s guest artists are Patty Pieropan Dong (art works in watercolor and oil); Janet H. Elmore (watercolors); Guadalupe Aguilar (pottery figures);
Carolyn Horan (ceramics); Nora Daniel (hand painted silk); Nancy Morgan (ceramics); Hazel Flett (hand spun yarn and accessories); and Jerry and Deborah Kermode (fine woodturning).