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Studio Discovery Tour Preview

Exhibit August 30 through October 1, 2008
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North Coast Artists' Guild

Dolphin Gallery - Studio Discovery Tour Preview You can begin your North Coast Artists' Guild Studio Tour adventure by stopping at the Dolphin Gallery to preview the work of all Tour artists and to pick up extra catalogs with maps starting August 30, with the exhibit up through October 1.

The Dolphin Gallery exhibit will be a preview of most of the participating Tour artists. This gives you an opportunity to see an overview of the art so that you can check out artists you are particularly interested in. This is very helpful if your time is limited.

If you are taking the weekend, you are lucky because the Studio Discovery Tour will draw exceptional artists who will open their creative studios to the public. Colorful and intriguing artists from potters and glass blowers, weavers and paper workers to painters, sculptors, wood turners and photographers participate. Every year, new artists join the tour, keeping the experience fresh and full of surprises. In 2007, over 40 artists were on the tour.

Dolphin Gallery - Studio Discovery Tour Preview
2008 Studio Discovery Tour Catalog
Studio Discovery Tour
2008 Catalog Cover
A free full-color catalog will help you make the most out of your tour. It contains a description of each artist, along with a detailed map and directions to each studio. You can pick up a catalog this summer at the Dolphin, Gualala Arts Center, and other local businesses.

To receive your catalog by mail, so that you can begin planning your own personal tour, e-mail the Tour Director, Scott Chieffo, at, or call the Gualala Arts Center at (707) 884-1138. Once the catalog has been published, you can download the pdf version and preview individual artists at the official Studio Discovery Tour website,

The Sea Ranch Lodge Front Gallery ,which is managed by Gualala Arts, offers a preview of the Studio Discovery Tour Catalog Cover Competition with a reception Friday, May 16 through Sunday, July 13, 2008.

Further north in Elk, the Artist's Collective in Elk will host an exhibit of many of the participating Tour artists from August 23 through September 14, 2008.

The Dolphin is an associate gallery of Gualala Arts. Along with the Studio Tour artists you will find additional work by other artists.

The Dolphin Gallery is located at 39225 Highway One in downtown Gualala, CA
(behind the post office on the south side). Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-3896 for more information.