The Open Studios Event by the Ajijic Society for the Arts

The second annual Open Studios Tour was the weekend of February 9th and 10th, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It was a benefit for the Artists of the Ajijic Society for the Arts and the Children’s Art Program at the Lake Chapala Society.  The locations of the studios were given out in a booklet form along with photos of artwork done by the different artists. Cost was only 50 pesos for two people. The work ranged from textile, jewelery, paintings , photography, weaving, to ceramic sculptures.  All high quality work.

Children's Art

Lake Chapala Society Children’s Art

A table was set up at Johanna’s Restaurant for the work that was done in the Children’s Art Classes at the Lake Chapala Society. Several other artists also had displays in their garden. Unfortunately, I didn’t get good photos because of the bright sunshine. This is a good place to apologize to all the wonderful artists that I didn’t photograph and put into this article. I only have a limited space to work with and there were over seventy artists and twenty locations. I didn’t have time to get to all of them.  So, please forgive me if I didn’t get you in this article.

Karen Spencer

Artist Karen Spencer

Karen Spencer had her work displayed at Donato Guerra #3. She is a photographer. Her contact information is: karen@spencer.com  Phone 766-1537. Check out her website: karenography.com    There are many lovely photographs on that site.

Stained Glass Artist, Kenneth Caldwell

Stained Glass Artist, Kenneth Caldwell

Stained Glass Artist, Kenneth Caldwell was also at Donato Guerra #3. He was working on a new piece during the show. He can be reached at: kcmagineering@gmail.com or call him at: 766-0443.

Shirley out of the Pool

My Friend Shirley, out of the pool

I got distracted from my interviews when I heard a loud splash behind me. I looked around and the artists were pulling my friend Shirley out of the pool. She just learned a hard lesson. NEVER walk and do something else at the same time. She was taking photos and walked right into the pool. Fortunately, nothing was hurt and I hope her camera survived it. I don’t think I would have been smiling if I had been the one soaking wet.

Jewelry Maker, Barbara Passarello

Jewelry Maker, Barbara Passarello

Barbara Passarello was also displaying her work at Donato Guerro #3. She makes jewelery and wearable art. She can be reached at barbaramilagros@yahoo.com  or phone her at: 766-1915. Check out the beautiful necklace she is wearing in this photo.

Artist Cynthia du Bois

Artist Cynthia duBois

Artist Cynthia duBois was displaying her paintings at Donato Guerro #3. She can be reached at: cindidub@aol.com     One other artist, Jeanne Tulloch was also displaying her work at Donato Guerro #3. She did lovely pastels. Unfortunately, I took her photo at the moment when I heard the splash of my friend falling into the swimming pool behind us. I cut off half of Jeanne’s head without realizing it. She is still alive and well and can be reached at: jeannetulloch@hotmail.com  766-1903.  So sorry Jeanne that I ruined your photograph.

Mural by Jesus Lopez Vega

Mural by Jesus Lopez Vega

Artist Jose Lopez Vega has his own studio. It is located at Rio Zula #1 in West Ajijic. Above is a photo of a mural on the outside of his wall. His gallery is: Galeria de Arte Axixic. He wasn’t there when I visited but I met his two grown children. They are also artists. Their names are Rosario Lopez Garcia and Jesus Edwardo Lopez Garcia. They all do beautiful work. They can be reached at: arteajijic@hotmail.com or phone: 331-103-8380.  Jesus Lopez Vega has been involved with the LCS Children’s Art program for a long time. He is much appreciated in the community for his help.

Jewelry Maker, Marion leith

Jewelry Maker, Marion Leith

Marion Leith de Fregoso makes beautiful and original beaded jewelry. She can be reached at: marionleith@hotmail.com or phone her at: 01-33-15-92-48.

Textile Design, Diane Roux

Textile Design, Diane Roux

Textile Designer Diane Roux can be reached at: chilipapper@prodigy.net.mx or phone her at: 766-0626.

Artist and Writer Janice Kimball

Artist and Writer Janice Kimball

Janice Kimball has written a book titled, Three in a Cage– A Real-Life Story. She owns Aztec Art and Weaving Studios in Ajijic, where she lives with Max Bird and weaving maestro, Francisco Urzua. She also writes a column, Art talk. Her studio is located across from Janice’s Rancho del Oro serpent mural, West Ajijic. She can be reached at: www.janicekimball.com or www.facebook.com/janicekimball.mx.

Weaver, Francisco Urzua

Weaver, Francisco Urzua

Weaver, Francisco Urzua lives at Janice’s studio. He is featured in her book along with their parrot, Max Bird.

Glass artist, Monica Petrowitsch

Glass artist, Monica Petrowitsch

Monica Petrowitsch is a glass artist. She can be reached at: monicapetrowitsch@gmail.com or phone her at: 333-582-0554.

Photographer, Cindy Carl

Writer, Photographer, Graphic Artist, Cindy A. Carl

Cindy A. Carl can be reached at: xkalbur3@me.com.

Artist, Humberto Ramirez

Artist, Humberto Ramirez

Artist, Humberto Ramirez can be reached at: ica.hrs@gmail.com or phone him at 331-766-2521.

Artist, Julie Mignard

Artist, Julie Mignard

Artist, Julie Mignard can be reached at juliemignard@yahoo.com.   She and five other artists work together with Julia Cameron’s books on creating art. It is called the Artist’s Way Group. You can read about this group at: www.ajijicartistway.wordpress.com

Artist, Gerardo Campos

Artist, Gerardo Campos

Artist, Gerardo Campos can be reached at: Jeanne.campos@gmail.com. Or call him at: 387-763-2048.

Artist, Cathy Chalvignac

Artist, Cathy Chalvignac

Artist, Cathy Chalvignac has a studio just a few doors from the Lake Chapala Society. Her paintings are well worth seeing. She can be reached at: cathy_chalvingnac@hotmail.com or check out her website: www.wix.com/martea/cathy_chalvignac.

Artist, Juan Ramon Soto

Artist, Juan Ramon Soto

Juan Ramon Soto can be reached at juanramon_soto@hotmail.com or call him at: 387-763-0296.

Artist, Frank Howell

Artist, Frank Howell

Another ceramic artist at the same studio as Juan Ramon Soto was Frank Howell. He can be reached at: cfhowell90@yahoo.com or phone him at: 765-5221.

Again, I want to apologize to all the wonderful artists that I had to leave out of this article. I am looking forward to next year’s show and maybe I can get them in the next article. I sure hope so because I hate to slight anyone.

 

 

Category : Activities &Ajijic &Blog &Events

2 Comments → “The Open Studios Event by the Ajijic Society for the Arts”


  1. Cathy Goldberg

    Apr 14, 2013

    Beautiful pictures. I tried to contact Kenneth to see where he buys his stained glass supplies but the email was not correct. It is listed as kcmagineering@gmail.com. If anyone can tell me how to get in touch I would be grateful.

    Cathy

    reply

    • Ken Caldwell

      May 10, 2013

      or you can call him at 766-0443.. Thanks, the wife

      reply

Leave a Reply

Our Client Testimonials

Their website helped me get an idea of the area, homes, its surroundings and even video tours. They helped me every step ...

- Paulo Vendrame, Nestle Mexico