Guild of Berkshire Artists GBA (formerly Richmond West Stockbridge Artists' Guild)

Art Studio Tours

Art Studio Tour. Saturdays,  beginning , 11am - 5pm Upcoming:  July 14, August 11, Sept. 15 , Oct.6. 1 Free and open to the Public. You do NOT have to sign up here to go to one of the studios. You may find a brochure beginning June 19 at one of the hundreds of pamphlet racks in museums, hotels, and tourist information booths in the Berkshires. 

FOR ARTISTS ONLY TO SIGN UP FOR 2018 Artist Studio tours:


Art Studio Tours

Amy Pressman and Karen Carmean propose that members offer tours of their studios for the public, Saturdays July 14, August 11, September 15 and October 6, 2018 from 11am - 5pm.  We are using the highly successful formula developed by Helen Febbo and Palma Fleck.

Any artist that wants to participate needs (1)to sign an agreement form and (2)be a member in good standing of the Guild of Berkshire Artists (GBA) or Housatonic Valley Art League (HVAL) to participate  or you have special permission from the GBA and (3) know that once committed that we will begin advertising and that they therefore cannot change their minds.

Artists will be in a brochure which will be distributed throughout the Berkshires. The brochure will include artists name and a thumbnail sample of work about ¾” high plus your webpage and what contact information you wish to share.  The cost of participation in the Studio Tours is $50 for the year. The program includes a kick off reception, road signs and publicity; including articles in local publications, listings of Berkshire activities and paid advertising. We have already placed an ad in Art New England and will have the brochure distributed throughout New England all summer and fall.

You do NOT have to have your own studio as several artists may be at the same studio or place so let us know if you are looking for a place or have space to share. We find it more attractive to visitors to see several artists in the same venue and it is more fun for the artists, too.   We learned last year that the cost to produce the support materials and publicity for the artist is the same for one or all days, so take of advantage of the opportunity to participate in as many as possible. 


We will provide you with materials and information to assist you in collection and reporting of the 6.25% sales tax which you are responsible to report.  10% of the proceeds of any sale go to the Guild of Berkshire Artists.


Let us know NOW if you are interested. Sign the agreement with a map on the back, send your check for $50 to GBA (Guild of Berkshire Artists), PO Box 147, West Stockbridge 01266 by May 1 or you may sign up online via a secure WePay website by clicking

and a photo of your work by May 4 to [email protected]. You may have photos of your work taken on Wed. May 2 at 4:30pm, at the West Stockbridge Community Room in the Town hall offices, 21 Stateline Road (Rt. 102), West Stockbridge. There will be other times available. RSVP to [email protected] for help getting a photo of your work if you need it.

Art Studio Tours Agreement

PRINT CLEARLY Artist name: ______________________________________________________________ Street, town, state, ZIP: __________________________________________________________________ Phone numbers Home: __________________ Cell: _______________Email: _______________________

Initial desired Tour Dates

I am sharing my studio with:

I am looking to share my studio for these dates. (initial here)

I would like to share someone else’s studio for these dates. (initial here)

$50 dollars per season for 1-4 tours



July 14


Aug. 11


Sept. 15


Oct. 6


As a participating artist, I:

  • Accept that The Guild of Berkshire Artists and the Housatonic Valley Art Association and their board, officers, members and volunteers are not liable for any loss, theft of or damage to my artwork during set up, display, and breakdown of this studio tour.

  • Promise to either self-insure my art or to carry insurance sufficient to cover any damage, loss, or theft of my art and, in any case, agree to hold the above organizations and individuals harmless for the security of my art.

  • Affirm that I hold the copyright and intellectual property rights for any and all art I show on this tour.

  • Or another person will be available at my studio between 11 am and 5 pm on the above dates.

  • Am a member of GBA or HVAL or have permission and am up to date on my $50 annual membership fee.

  • Agree to pay $50 for the season at the time I submit this.

  • Have described my exact location of my studio and directions for parking. (Write directions on the back of this page and draw a map.)
    Please MAIL this form ASAP (no later by May 1 to be included in printed material) with map on back and check to “GBA” PO BOX 147, West Stockbridge MA 01266.

    Artist Signature: ___________________________________________ Date ______________________ Received by the  GBA ___________________ Date ___________



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Created by:   Karen Carmean
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Location Available Slot
(Sat. 11:00am - 5:00pm)
see map Art studio tour 

Sat July 14 11-5 pm

Art studio tour free and open to the public

4 slots filled - more available
Vivian Kasen (3)
Mark Mellinger
(Sat. 11:00am - 5:00pm)
see map Art studio tour  

Sat. Aug. 11 11-5pm

Art studio tour free and open to the public

2 slots filled - more available
Mitchell Chapman
Mark Mellinger
(Sat. 11:00am - 5:00pm)
see map 

Sat. Sept 15 11-5pm

Art studio tour free and open to the public

2 slots filled - more available
Hal Kopman
Mark Mellinger
(Sat. 11:00am - 5:00pm)
see map and brochure 

Sat. Oct.6 11-5pm

Art studio tour free an dopen to the public

1 slot filled - more available
Mark Mellinger
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