Door County Art News: 2008 Art Studio Crawl

The second annual Sturgeon Bay Art Studio Crawl will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23. Eight local artists will be exhibiting their work in six Sturgeon Bay home studios from 10 am – 3 pm on the weekend of Christmas By the Bay. The public has the opportunity to meet the artists, see new work and purchase artwork in time for the holidays.

The artists and locations for the 2008 Art Studio Crawl include: Lynn Gilchrist at 361 N. 4th Ave.; Liz Maltman and Rick Risch at 59 W. Maple St.; Tim Nyberg at 732 Memorial Drive; Pat Olson at 624 Kentucky St.; Bill Roberts at 725 S. 15th Ave.; and Deb Stroh-Larson and Faith Frykman at the Stroh Haus, 608 Kentucky St.

Lynn Gilchrist works in pastels and oils, concentrating on vivid landscapes and figurative subjects. Her work hangs in corporate and private collections across the country and she exhibits at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor.

Liz Maltman and Rick Risch are showing their landscapes at Risch’s studio. Maltman is known for her bold color and fluid imaginative style and Risch for his rich textural technique. Maltman also exhibits at Woodwalk Gallery, where she and Gilchrist had a two-person show in July, 2008.

Tim Nyberg’s acrylic paintings are alive with strong brushwork and color. A graphic designer, author and illustrator, Nyberg shows a striking range of subject matter. His work can also be seen at Gallery 42 in Juddville.

Pat Olson has long been known for her whimsical paintings licensed as designs for the gift industry. Her new fine art work, landscapes and still lifes in pastels, will also be on display. Folk artist Nancy Turk and photographer Matt Normann will also show work at Olson’s studio.

Bill Roberts’ intensely colored pastel landscapes start with the natural world and then play with perception. Roberts is represented by Blue Dolphin House Studio in Ephraim.

Deb Stroh-Larson will show work in a variety of mediums from watercolor to pastel. Her interests include landscape and interiors. More of her work may be seen at Stroh Haus Bed & Breakfast and AMO Gallery, both in Sturgeon Bay.

Faith Frykman will show work in oils, acrylic and monotype at Stroh Haus. Her pieces range from the layered abstract to representational.

More information, links to artists’ Web sites and a map to the artists’ studios may be found at