Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter Resident Artist Show at ASIF Gallery!

The Artist's Studio in the Foothills Gallery & Visual Arts Center is proud to present its Winter Resident Artist Show, featuring twenty five artists, February 5th - March 5th, with an opening reception on February 12th from 5-8pm.

Now home to an astounding forty resident artists, each with private or shared studio spaces, residents create works in a range of mediums... painting, drawing, printmaking, bronze, concrete and ceramic sculpture, pottery, mosaics, and various forms of multimedia.

The center is proud to announce fifteen new residents joining in just the past two months! New artists... Roseanne Burke, an oil painter best known for her sensitive colorful paintings of local scenes, Lily Russo, a new to the area mosaic artist, known for her dazzling two dimensional pictorial works, Denise Wey and Claudia Jeffers, from the locally known women ceramic artists group - The Clay Babes, John Hughes, a local ceramicist, and ten painters from the Plein-Air Painters of Nevada County - Odette Brush, Sandra Delong, Elizabeth Donnelly, Jan Flemming, Warren Knox, Penelope Partch, Daniel Peck, Jim Stettler, Richard Stone, and Patricia Sussberg... most of whom will be participating in the Winter Resident Show, along with several of the center's long time residents.

Come experience the buzz, and collective creative spirit, of this very special community of artists in their very own gallery and visual arts center! This show exemplifies the natural synergy and momentum created when artists come together to inspire and be inspired! The gallery shows alone are such a huge motivator for the artists here. That, combined with the daily inspiration and support provided by each of the residents, is what brings about the spirited energy of this art haven!

Also in the gallery this month... New Small Works - in the Small Works Hall: by Nevada County Artists: Jenny Long, Mary Thelander, Flo Fahrenheit, Stephanie Adams, Lily Russo, Joanne Wohlfeld, Phil Brown, Roseanne Burke, Claudia Jeffers & Denise Wey.

A reception celebrating both, the Main, and Small Works Hall gallery shows, will be held, Friday, February 12th, from 5-8pm. Food and wine will be served! The gallery is open to the public, Monday - Friday 10am-5pm & Saturdays 11am-4pm.

A sister show, featuring five ASIF resident's... Jody Alquist-Mough, Eileen Blodgett, Deborah Bridges, Lily Russo, and Kathryn Wronski, will be exhibited at Matteo's Public, located at 300 Commercial Street in Nevada City. For information on the ASIF - Sister Show at Matteo's, call Matt Margulies at 530-265-0782

ASIF Studios offers private and shared studio space, daily drop in and open studio use options, mentoring and instruction in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramic sculpture, pottery, glaze chemistry and mosaics

For information on memberships, classes, workshops, upcoming shows, artist salon meetings and more, call Amanda Paoletti at 530-274-7000, or go to their website at:, and blog at:

To receive newsletters, email announcements and calls to artists, email Amanda Paoletti at mpaoletti@asifstudios.

The gallery is open to the public, Monday - Friday 10am-5pm & Saturdays 11am-4pm.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Asif Gallery's Big Success with Small Works...

The Artist's Studio in the Foothills is thrilled to announce art sales of over 120 works during their Small Works in the Foohtills Holiday Show this year!

The opening reception on November 20th brought in over two hundred fifty people, many purchsing works right off the wall for holiday gift giving. The artists replaced sold works on a daily basis, until the show's end on January 9th, exhibiting over 640 works in all!

The response by the public for a venue offering original works of art on a smaller scale has been great! So great that the gallery has designated a permanent area of the gallery as an official Small Works Hall... a wall along a short hallway connecting the ceramic studio and gallery area of the art center. The gallery will be featuring small rotating groups of local artists on an ongoing basis, with opening receptions for the artists during the larger main gallery show openings.

February's Small Works Wall opening February 5th, with a reception on February 12th, will be featuring many new works by: Roseanne Burke, Jenny Long, Flo Fahrenheit, Denise Wey, Claudia Jeffers, Mary Thelander, Cheryl Wilson, Kathryn Wronski, Randy Rigg, Heather deViveros, Amanda Paoletti, Joanne Wohlfeld, Cory Norris, Stephanie Adams, Jody Alquist Mough.

Also in February... Asif Gallery will proudly feature its Resident Artist Show in the main gallery, February 5th - March 5th, with an opening reception, also on February 12th from 5-8pm. Asif Studios is now home to over 40 resident artists, many of whom will be featured in this special winter show!