5th Annual Tokeland/Northcove Studio Tour April 16

MERRILL PHOTOGRAPHY, studio of photographer Marcy Merrill demonstrates colloidal wet plate photography, an early photographic process dating from the 1850’s. The effect is that of an old fashioned ‘tin type’. Marcy will have a photo booth set up in her studio to take pictures of visitors who would like to experience what it was like to sit for a portrait in the days before digital photography. To learn more about Marcy Merrill visit

ARTISTS FROM TOKELAND WA present their 5th annual art studio tour on Saturday April 16th from 10:00-5:00. This free annual event showcases the diverse talents of fifteen artists, working in a variety of media including: painting, photography, ceramics, metalsmithing, and furniture. Four private art studios and the Tokeland Hotel will be participating.

The studio of JUDITH ALTRUDA will showcase her recent work with anticlastic forming, a technique originating in the Bronze age for shaping metal; hammered cuff bracelets in copper and bronze, etched silver and gold rings set with sea glass, ancient Greek coins, and gemstones. THE MANN STUDIO, headquarters of Wally and Marlene Mann; acrylic and oil painting and pastels.

Knock on Wood, the workshop of JEFFRO UITTO, will have driftwood furniture, including benches and chairs. Not to be missed, a nine foot eagle sculpture constructed entirely from small pieces of driftwood collected from local beaches. Shoalwater Bay tribal artist Earl Davis shares space, showing carvings and native masks. Jeffro’s website is

Tokeland Hotel Artists: Brad Saunders and Emily Maldonado – lamp work beads and native cedar flutes; Kennedy Creek Pottery – sculptural ceramics with functional and decorative work; Kimmi Kerns – graphic designed tile work. Bev King Lufkin, plein air painter; Janet Karlsson and Barbara Sampson, watercolor paintings.

Studio locations maps can be picked up at the Tokeland Hotel, the Westport Chamber of Commerce and local business in the South Beach. FMI: check the events page on Facebook: The 5th Annual Tokeland/Northcove Studio Tour, or call (360) 267-2326.