Monday, December 6, 2010

3rd Annual Open Studios Art Tour Event at ASiF Studios

The Artists Studio in the Foothills Gallery and Visual Arts Center invites the public to its 3rd annual Open Studios Art Tour Event! ASiF Studios is home to more than 20 resident artists, each with private or shared studio space. The center is open daily - year 'round, offering the public a candid look into the creative spaces of working artists.

During the Open Studios Art Tour, ASiF residents take special care to create beautiful displays of their art work for fans to see. In addition to the displays of finished works, resident artists and instructors have prepared demonstrations in a huge range of media. This is a fabulous opportunity for the public to see how artists create their work, and a great way for prospective students to get a taste of the many classes and workshops offered at the center!

This year the studio will feature demonstrations by resident artists and instructors, Rebecca Bleau, Eileen Blodgett, Claudia Jeffers, Bob Martin, Josh Unterman & Denise Wey, in drawing, painting, printmaking, wheel-throwing & ceramic sculpture. Demonstrations will be loosely scheduled on an ongoing basis throughout the two Open Studios Art Tour weekends, October 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th.

ASiF will feature the following demo's by resident artists and instructors:

Rebecca Bleau: Silk-Screen Printing
Eileen Blodgett: Mono-prints - Sunday, October 10 & 17th)
Claudia Jeffers: Sculpting the Head & Face (Saturday, Oct 16th)
Bob Martin: Figure/Portrait Drawing & Painting (Saturday, Oct 9th & 16th
Josh Unterman: Wheel-throwing (Sat & Sunday, October 9,10,16 & 17)
Denise Wey: Acrylic Painting (Saturday, Oct 9th)

Though you may find up to twenty resident artists working in their studios on any given day at ASiF... six of the center's resident artists are officially on the tour and are looking forward to receiving art tour guests!

ASiF Resident Artists on the Tour:

Rebecca Bleau
Eileen Blodgett
Deborah Bridges
Roseanne Burke
Jill Mahanna
Kathryn Wronski

The Artist's Studio in the Foothills is a fully equipped studio arts facility with more than twenty resident artist's private and shared studio spaces, and two large community studio spaces for ceramics & painting, drawing and printmaking. Resident instructors offer classes in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramic sculpture, wheel throwing, and glaze chemistry. The Center offers drop in studio use, and is devoted to promoting local artists of the Nevada County area in themed gallery shows every six to eight weeks.

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