Walking into an art museum or gallery, there are many things that a person will encounter – but meeting the artist, rarely the case.

Well, the Rancho Bernardo Art Association is changing all that with the Sept. 24 Art Studio Tour, featuring more than 20 award-winning artists displaying their work in their homes, patios and private studios in Rancho Bernardo and Poway.

Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this second annual event will surely excite art lovers, according to Ren Daniels, RBBA program director. “Visitors can expect to meet the artists, see art demonstrations, experience a fun-filled day of art exhibits, music, refreshments, drawings and great buys on original art and prints,” Daniels said. “Artists will be showcasing oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, collage, printmaking, photography , digital art, scratch board, glass art, Henna body art and jewelry.”

The Art Studio Tour is also a charity fundraising event, with the group giving 10 percent of their earnings from ticket sales to the FacioScapuloHumeral (FSH) Muscular Dystrophy organization.

Tickets for a self-guided tour of all events are $10, and can be purchased in three ways:

  1.  Order advance tickets by Sept. 15 by sending check or money order only payable to RBAA to P.O. Box 27202, San Diego, CA 92128. Advance tickets will be held for pick up on the day of the event at the Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club, located at 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive.
  2. Purchase tickets on the day of the event at the Rancho Bernardo Swim & Tennis Club. These tickets are available on a cash-only basis.
  3. Tickets also can be purchased at each participating artist’s location on the day of the event.

Among the artists featured in the tour: Bonnie Williams, Carole Patton, Phyllis Hensperger, Terry Anderson, Jon Wheeler, Tia Wheeler, Ren Daniels, Nirmala Sundharadas, George Galaich, Pat Dispenziere, Amy Bekier, Richie Stewart, Vita Sorrentino, Ann Mitchell, Michael Snitslaar, Karen Vincent, Brian Belfield, Diane Bodzin, Kathy Mehaffey, Marilyn Link, and Janet Perkin.

RBAA, founded in 1971, has always been about helping artists to express themselves. “The Art Association provides programs, workshop, exhibits and social activities related to art for members and guests,” said Daniels. “Members engage in all forms of two and three dimensional art.”

For more information on the Art Studio Tour or the RBAA, call 858-674-5586 or visit www.ranchobernardoart.com

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Members:  65

Director: Bonnie Williams

Board:  President – Bonnie Williams, 1st, VP Programs – Ren Daniels, 2nd VP Membership – Phyllis Hensperger, 3rd VP Editor – Karen Vincent, Secretary\Web Admin. – Amy Bekier, Treasurer – Peg Kehl, Historian – Marlene Tague

 Website:  ranchobernardoart.com

Phone: 858-674-5586

Fax:  858-674-5535

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