Saturday, August 10, 2013

Successful first 10 days!

We have been open for 10 business days and Michael and I have both sold several items, plus quite a few cards.  We also have hosted our first Artist guest, Jane Richmond from Brunswick, Maine who was a student in Michael's class this last week.  Jane was a wonderful first guest and even left a chocolate truffle for us to enjoy.

These few weeks were experimental for us to see what the potential of the Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery are and after yesterday I am very optimistic.  Next year we will be ready to start the season around Memorial Day since we won't have to renovate and furnish.  Time to think about making a reservation for next year!

Next week Michael and I will be taking much of the art work, plus some new fabric creations of Trina over to Lubec Landmarks.  Michael and I have been busy preparing for our first joint show which is titled the Geometry of Nature:  Two Visions which will be held August 14th to September 3rd at the Mulholland Market Gallery which is part of Lubec Landmarks, a local non profit trying to preserve the smokehouses which are part of Lubec's heritage.  After that we will end our season on Campobello Island and Lubec.  During our show in Lubec, we will not have the Artists Retreat Studios and Gallery open so I can do some necessary outdoor painting on our Campobello Island home.

The Two Stop Studio Tour will be our end of the season grand finale.  On September 7th we will open both Friar's Bay Studio Gallery and the Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery for our final sales days of the season.  This will replace the Two Countries, One Bay Studio Tour which we used to do in September.  Next year we will begin another studio tour without the assistance of the Tides Institute since they are no longer promoting studio tours.  That studio tour will be called the Quoddy Artists Studio Tour.

Below are some pictures of various parts of the house.


GALLERY VIEW

ANOTHER GALLERY VIEW


KITCHEN FOR MAIN HOUSE



BACK STAIRWAY MAIN HOUSE

UPSTAIRS BEDROOM

STUDIO ROOM UPSTAIRS

SITTING ROOM UPSTAIRS


WRITING ROOM UPSTAIRS

ANOTHER VIEW OF WRITING ROOM...NICE OCEAN VIEW FROM DESK

UPSTAIRS BATHROOM


ANOTHER VIEW UPSTAIRS BATHROOM

KITCHEN IN APARTMENT

APARTMENT BEDROOM

ANOTHER VIEW APARTMENT BEDROOM


CLOSET APARTMENT BEDROOM

LIVING ROOM IN APARTMENT


BATHROOM IN APARTMENT

ANOTHER VIEW LIVING ROOM APARTMENT

PANTRY APARTMENT KITCHEN

KITCHEN IN APARTMENT

VIEW KITCHEN IN APARTMENT INTO PANTRY

APARTMENT ENTRANCE

BACKYARD WITH CLIFF WITH TRAIL TO TOP--GREAT VIEW AND BENCH

MAIN HOUSE BACK ENTRANCE

VIEW OF SIDE AND FRONT DOORS

GALLERY ENTRANCE

FRONT HALLWAY WITH STAIRS TO UPSTAIRS IN MAIN HOUSE

BACK OF HOUSE WHERE TWO MUDROOMS ARE LOCATED


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