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Happy New Year!

Hard to believe 2012 has passed into history.  We spent a very busy year moving our home & studio from Madison to Door County, WI.  I’ve posted our sporadic updates from last year here on our blog.

While we miss many things about Madison, it is so wonderful being up here for our first full winter.  We’re finding plenty to do — including hiking at various state parks and conservancy lands — often through a winter wonderland.   The snow comes and then goes, but the winter beauty remains!  Here’s a photo I took at the Ridges Sanctuary.

Web Image of "Ridge & Swale"

Ridge & Swale (2013) © Paula Oeler

I’m looking forward to Groundhog’s Day on Saturday (February 2 already!).  We’re planning to start the day off at the Great Waffle Breakfast at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.  This annual event is a fundraiser for the Ridges and also celebrates the birth date of Emma Toft, one of the organization’s founding visionaries.  In fact, we might head over to Toft Point State Natural Area for a hike after breakfast.  Earlier this fall, we hiked in and were lucky enough to see the harvest moon rise over the aptly named Moonlight Bay.

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Harvest Moonrise (2012) © Paula Oeler

Also looking forward to March and catching a show that blends the talents of the Grace Chosy Gallery artists (including Dave) included in 100 Artists of the Midwest book published last summer.

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100 Artists of the Midwest (2012)

See Grace Chosy Gallery for more information.

Carta StudioWorks • Door County Update

[Originally written late August 2012]

The move is complete and we are happily ensconced in our new digs in Sister Bay.  It has been a busy summer and we are looking forward to getting out and enjoying fall in Door County.

As many of you know, this is the first year Dave’s work has been being carried at Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek.  It is a beautiful gallery and we encourage you to stop by if you are in Door County — very much worth the visit.

Also, Dave’s solo show is coming up at Grace Chosy Gallery in Madison. It is titled “Ambient” and runs September 7- 29. The show will feature over 25 new works that look closely at our surroundings and transform what is seen into images of serenity and beauty.  We will be there for the opening reception September 7 from 6-8 pm. We hope to see you there!

Visit for more images and information on the “Ambient” show.

Ambient – New landscapes by Dave Tilton
Grace Chosy Gallery – September 7-29
1825 Monroe Street, Madison, WI  53711
Artist Reception  September 7, 6-8pm

Thanks again for all your support and hope we get a chance to see you in Madison on Friday the 7th.

Web Image of "Morning Mist"

Morning Mist (40" x 50") © Dave Tilton

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Water Falls VI (19.5" x 16") © Dave Tilton

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Carta Notes captures updates from Carta StudioWorks authors: Dave Tilton, Paula Oeler, and, when we write together, Carta.