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Project Tours

Tour Itineraries, below, show where the Itinerant Artist Project (IAP) has been so far.

Tour Statistics, below, provide a few notable numbers.

Take the First Tour: An interactive map takes you through the full catalog of artwork and journal entries from the Project's initial 10,000 mile cross-country art road trip. View any or all of the 31 stops.



Since 2000, I've carried out art tours on three geographic scales: national, regional, and increasingly local:

In 2010, to celebrate ten years of the IAP, I did a hometown tour. The ROC-ART blog shares all the resulting artwork 85 paintings from 10 locations in Rochester, NY as well as some reflections on the process.

My recent Ithaca Tour led to an interview on the Tish Pearlman radio show and this intriguing blog/slide show .


If you are interested in being a host or arranging an Itinerant Artist Project exhibit or presentation in your neck of the woods, please contact me at: jhmott@juno.com. Also check out the web pages that discuss hosting and presentations.


SOME ITINERANT ARTIST PROJECT STATISTICS:

miles traveled: approx 30,000
days on the road: 380 (54 weeks)
total number of stops: 125+
states stopped in: 35
paintings: approximately 600




Photo of a highway in Iowa.

PAST TOUR ITINERARIES

IAP First Tour
March 31 - June 14, 2000

1 Washington DC: March 31-April 2
2 Frenchtown, MD: April 2- 4
3 Chapel Hill, NC II: April 4-6
4 Chapel Hill, NC I: April 7
5 Hot Springs*, NC: April 7-8
(*night spent in my car)
6 Knoxville, TN: April 8-9
7 Nashville, TN: April 9-10
8 Fayetteville, ARK: April 10-13
9 Denton, TX: April 13-14
10 Austin, TX I: April 14-16
11 Austin, TX II: April 16-18
12 Portal, AZ*: (Chiricahua Mtn. Natíl Forest): April 18-19
(*night spent in car)
13 Tucson, AZ: April 19-27
14 Phoenix, AZ: April 27-28
15 Hollywood, CA: April 28-29
16 Watsonville, CA: April 29 - May 2
17 San Francisco, CA: May 2-5
18 Placerville, CA: May 5-8
19 Mono Lake, CA: May 8-11
20 Las Vegas, NV: May 11-13
21 Green River, UT**: May 13-14
(**night spent in motel)
22 Denver, CO: May 14-15
23 Taos, NM: May 15-19
24 Salida, CO: May 19-23
25 Burlingame, KS: May 23-26
26 Decorah, IOWA: May 26-30
27 Stoughton, Wisconsin: May 30- June 2
28 Chicago, IL: June 2- 6
29 East Central IL: June 6-9
30 Ann Arbor, MI: June 9-12
31 Buffalo, NY: June 12-14
return to Rochester: June 14









































First New England Tour
November 4-22, 2000

1 Weston, VT : November 4-8
2 Portsmouth, NH (Newcastle) : November 8-12
3 Bethel, ME : November 14-18
4 Marthaís Vineyard, MA : November 18-21
(5 Providence, RI : November 21-22)



New England, Part II
January 3-16, 2001

Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, NH,
Artist in Residence




New England, Part III
July 4-10, 2001

1 Litchfield, CT: July 4-7
2 Southfield, MA: July 7-10






New England, Part IV
September 18-October 5, 2001

1 Providence, RI : Sept. 18-19
2 Dover, NH: Sept. 19-21
3 Portsmouth, NH: Sept. 21-24
4 Southwest Harbor, ME: Sept. 24-28
5 Albany Township, ME: Sept. 28-30
6 Blue Mountain Lake, NY: October 1-5




Further Explorations
Location work and short residencies, 2002-2006
  • Western New York (NYSCA Grant) (2002-2003)
  • Western Massachusetts (2004)
  • Chesapeake Bay (2004)
  • Southern Arizona (2004-2005)
  • Nova Scotia, Canada (2006)



2006 IAP Tour
October 12-23, 2006

1 Kingston, NY: Oct. 12-16
2 Brant Lake, NY: Oct. 16-17
3 Hartland, VT : Oct. 17-20
4 Fishers Island, NY: Oct. 20-23


click here for trip report


2007 IAP Tour: Seattle to Rochester
September 18-November 1, 2007

1 Issaquah, WA : Sept. 18-19
2 Seattle, WA: Sept. 19-25
3 Sandpoint, ID: Sept. 25-28
4 Lolo, MT: Sept. 28- Oct. 1
5 Yellowstone Nat'l Park, WY: Oct. 1-2
6 Bozeman, MT: Oct. 2-5
7 Caldwell, ID: Oct. 5-8
8 Salt Lake City, UT: Oct. 8-10; 17-19
9 Cody, WY: Oct. 19-21
10 Sheridan, WY: Oct. 21-23
11 Rapid City, SD: Oct. 23-25*
12 Osseo, WI: Oct. 26-29
13 Chicago, IL: Oct. 29-30
12 Ann Arbor, MI: Oct. 30- Nov. 1

(*night of 25th spent in car, east of Badlands;
morning of 26th traded painting for breakfast at
Vinny's Diner, SE Minnesota, adding one more
state to my IAP list).


click here for trip report


Various Local or Regional Tours:

Rome, NY 2008

New England 2008

New England 2009

Monterey Bay Area 2009

Palo Alto and Napa Valley 2010

Rochester, NY 2010 (see: ROC-ART tour blog)

Brooklyn, NY 2011

Ithaca, NY 2011


Cross-country #3, October 2011

Memphis, TN
Norman, OK
La Junta, CO
Aspen, CO
Gray Mountain, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Tucson, AZ
El Paso, TX

Great Lakes Tour #1, October-November 2012

Caledon, Ontario
Saginaw, MI
Detroit, MI
Cleveland, OH
Fairport Harbor, OH
Erie, PA


Delaware Shore, April 2013

Short New England Tour, July 2014

Landscape Lottery, Tucson AZ, November 2014


(details coming eventually; it's hard to keep up sometimes! see also NEWS /FEATURES archives for various accounts)

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