320 artist studios and arts venues will be open to the public on Saturday, October 18, and Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6pm. For one weekend each year, artists working in the former factories, warehouses and studio buildings in Gowanus invite the public to visit their studios, see their work, and talk about their process.  This year 320 artists are preparing to welcome over 5,000 visitors into their studios. Get a sneak preview on the Directory of Artists with additional special events take place during the weekend.

Treasure Island Studio (formerly Screwball Studios) will have over 50 artists participating in the event, selected artists below. Located at 183 Lorraine between Court and Clinton – Google Map
“Funkdafied” at Rhombus Space #33 curated by Katerina Lanfranco
October 17 – November 9, 214
Featuring artwork by Martha Clippinger, Rachael Gorchov, Chad Nelson, and Dominic Nurre. The works in the show dissolve traditional categories of painting, sculpture, and installation. Conceptually driven and intuitively articulated, they explore the familiar in a bewilderingly beautiful way.
Works are:
Dominic Nurre, “The North”, 2014. Black pearl, coconut oil, and tin can 1.5 x 3 x 6″
Martha Clippinger, Peel, 2013. Oil on wood, 8 x 6 x 1.5″
Chad Nelson, “Silver on Silver”, 2013. Acrylic on 12oz. aluminum can on panel, 14.5 x 17.5″
Rachael Gorchov, Enter to win 6’x12′ Chicken House, Paonia, CO, 2012. Acrylic paint, paper mache clay, burlap, chicken wire 10 x 10 x 10″
Individual Artists:
Name: Chris Lucius
Studio: # 11
Title: Hesher V.1
Material: Graphite on Paper
Artist: Spencer Merolla
Studio #3502
Title: “Love Lost”
Medium: human hair and acrylic on paper
Artist:  Syma
Studio # 41
Image: detail: Madonna of the Rockies lll: If Wishes Had Wings…
Media:  Clay with found objects, mixed media, and 24 k. gold leaf – on wood panel.


Artist: Ellen Moses
Studio 42
Materials: ceramic tiles, wood


Artist: Mike Sorgatz
Studio 43
Title: Across the Plaza
Media: Acrylic on Board, 30 x 40 inches