Year round artists are busy creating interesting works of art behind closed doors in lofts, warehouses, garages, basements, spare bedrooms, workrooms and anyplace that they call a studio. In San Francisco, Fall means “Open Studios”.
INSTUDIO Design Directors look forward to this time of year because they can see new work by both well known and unknown artists, get a peek of their stimulating work environment, meet the artists, augment their own art collections and expose design clients to new art and artists.
Interior Design Director Stephen Kladder of INSTUDIO takes advanced art classes to enhance his techniques. This allows him to be among fellow artists and add new insights to his creative output. When not in class he is busy working in his garage turned studio. The focus for his new works is large scale drawings which includes still life and oversize portraits.
The selection of artwork for home décor is equally as important as purchasing key pieces of furniture. An art collection can guide interior design direction, style and color choices while developing rooms. The designers advocate the collection of original art. A one of a kind work of art reflects personal taste like no other item in your home.
Artists open their studios every weekend in different neighborhoods in San Francisco through October 30, 2011. For information contact, http://www.artspan.org/sf-open-studios
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