Eighteen Artists in Eleven Locations on Free Self-Guided Art Tour and Sale

Robin McCondichie displays her art in her home studio. Robin is one of the artists on this year's Naples Open Studio Trail.

OCTOBER 1-2, 10 am – 5 pm

Naples Open Studio Trail (NOST), a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios every October, announced that four new guest artists have joined its annual free self-guided art tour. There will be 18 artists at 11 locations scattered around Canandaigua Lake and centered in Naples, New York. Studios are open October 1-2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A downloadable map is available on its site; people are also welcome to contact them for a brochure.

Trail riders can visit nationally-known artists like Darryl Abraham, whose work is in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; and Scott Grove, master craftsman, teacher, author, and inventor; as well as many favorite artists whose work is seen in galleries and museum shows and high-end craft fairs.

Glasswork by Leon Applebaum

New guest artists are Geoffrey Gretton, who will be at the Folk Art Guild Pottery studio showing his ceramic works; Ranse Eisenhower showing his wood turnings at Thomas MacAllister’s Studio; Benji Carr’s jewelry and metalwork at Lauren Hirsh’s studio; and Renee Ward’s multimedia art at Chris Mays and Tracie Doerner’s studio.

Trail riders enjoy spectacular, pastoral scenery, changing fall colors, winding back roads, and creative interaction with artists while driving from studio to studio. Each of these artists will show and sell their work in one of the Trail Artist’s studios, galleries, or homes.



  • Albie Alliet: paintings
  • Leon Applebaum: glass
  • Darryl Abraham: paintings and sculpture
  • Folk Art Guild: woodworks and pottery
  • Scott Grove: furniture and sculpture
  • Chris Mays and Tracie Doerner: woodworking and painting
  • Lauren Hirsh: photography, wood, and mixed media
  • Thomas MacAllister: wood art
  • Robin McCondichie: pastels
  • Joan Mitchell: alpaca wearable art



  • Geoffrey Gretton (ceramics) at Folk Art Guild Pottery studio
  • Ranse Eisenhower (wood turning) at Thomas MacAllister’s studio
  • Mark Stash (paintings) at Scott Grove’s studio
  • Eli Applebaum (glass) at Leon Applebaum’s studio
  • Benji Carr (metalwork) at Lauren Hirsh’s studio
  • Renee Ward (painting, wood) at Chris Mays & Tracie Doerner’s studio


About The Naples Open Studio Trail

The Naples Open Studio Trail (NOST) is a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios to share their craft, demonstrate how they work, and create a better understanding of the arts. They work in oils, acrylics, ceramics, metal, wood, yarn, and pastels, and create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, sculpture, jewelry, housewares, etc. These artists typically sell their wares in galleries and craft fairs; during NOST, purchases and commissions can be made directly with the artist. This free event occurs on the first weekend of every October. Visit http://www.naplesopenstudiotrail.com for more information.

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