ABOUT THE TOUR
Presented by the City of Fort Collins’ Cultural Services Department, the Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale is a free self-guided tour of local artist studios revealing the mysteries of the creative process to families and individuals in and around Fort Collins. Through art demonstrations and educational displays right in the artists' studios, visitors will meet the artists personally, buy original artworks, and learn about how and where artists create pottery, jewelry, photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, and more! The included artists reflect the amazing, creative talent right in our own community.
2022 Studio Tour Preview Exhibit Awards#
Guest Awards Juror:
Sarah E. LaBarre is the Executive Director and Curator of Artworks Center for Contemporary Art in Loveland, CO, and has over 14 years of administrative and curatorial experience in non-profit arts organizations. She believes that art has the capability of transforming lives and is especially interested in points of connection between artists and the communities they live in. LaBarre holds an MFA in fibers from Colorado State University, a post-baccalaureate in fibers from Oregon College of Art and Craft, and a BFA in ceramics from the University of Arts in Philadelphia. Among other artist accomplishments, her work is in the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum.
2022 Studio Tour Preview Show Awards:
$500 Grand prize: Victoria Kempf, New Normal
$250 2nd Prize: Stephanie Spindler, Untitled Ecstasy Series
$125 3rd Prize: Justin Donofrio, Moad Maroon Vessel
$100 Honorable Mention: Laura Cofrin, Ditches: Running Water, The Portner Sherman Diversion