Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Asif Studios Small Works in the Foothills Holiday Show - Opens November 20th!

Back by popular demand, and just in time for the holidays, the Artists Studio in the Foothills is gearing up for another Small Works show!

The Small Works in the Foothills Holiday Show will feature sixty Nevada County Artists, in what Asif Studios is calling their, "BIGGEST Small Works Show yet!" The gallery's first Small Works Show, held in May of this year, featured 50 artists exhibiting 450 pieces in all... "We're hoping to pack in as many as six hundred paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and decorative works of art for the holiday show... resulting in what may be the largest collection of fine art ever shown in Nevada County!" says Amanda Paoletti, Asif studio & gallery director. "And, to keep it fresh... the exhibit promises to be ever changing!" That is, since works will be sold 'off the wall' for holiday gift-giving, the gallery will maintain a supply of additional works, or "art back stock" to replenish the display on an ongoing basis throughout the course of the exhibit. This is a show you'll need to visit again and again to see it all!

Each of the sixty small works artists may submit up to ten pieces, all meeting specific size limitations... Small paintings, drawings, prints & photos must measure to under twelve inches in any direction, including the matt and frame. ...Sculptural and decorative works must not exceed 432 cubic inches (6x6x12"). Since small art often results in smaller price tags, the gallery is hoping to insure that, despite difficult economic times, their patrons will still be able to quench their thirst for original art... "same quantities, just smaller portions!" The works will be displayed from floor to ceiling on the walls, shelves and pedestals of the center's main gallery. The show will hang through January 9th.

Join the artists at Asif Studios to celebrate this exciting holiday art event... featuring fine art, delicious food & wine, and an ever growing community of visual artists and their patrons!

For more information call, Amanda Paoletti - 530-274-7000, or go to: http://www.asifstudios.com/

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Open Studios Art Tour At Asif Studios - October 17th & 18th

Five resident artists at the Artist's Studio in the Foothills will open their doors for the final weekend of the Open Studios Art Tour, this coming Saturday and Sunday, October 17th & 18th.

The gallery will feature the works of each of its five residents on the tour; Rebecca Bleau, Eileen Blodgett, Deborah Bridges, Amanda Paoletti, and Kathryn Wronski, with additional finished and in progress works on display in each of their private studio spaces.

The Aritst's Studio in the Foothills is home to over twenty five resident artists, working in private and shared studio spaces at their Grass Valley location, at 940 Idaho Maryland Road. The studio and gallery is open to the public, 10am-5pm, Monday - Friday, 11am-4pm on Saturdays, offering classes, workshops, and open studio access to students and members. For more information about Asif Studios, go to their website at http://www.asifstudios.com/.