Thursday, June 16, 2011

Landscapes... A Nevada County Art Event!

ASiF Creates common ground for local landscape artists...

The Artists' Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) is proud to announce its Summer 2011 Gallery show, Landscapes... A Nevada County Art Event, featuring paintings, drawings, prints, photography, mosaics and sculpture by over forty local artists.

For this exhibit, ASiF's special brand of eclectic styles and diverse media, makes way for the perfect bridging of traditional and non-traditional local artists' groups of our community. While many local artists share common ground when it comes to inspiration, and though ASiF has been in pulling together hundreds of local artists with common themes over the past several years, the center is especially proud of the ways in which this event embraces the stylistic differences between the traditional studio and plein-air painters groups, and the more progressive and innovative painters and multi-media artists of our community. Using an historically traditional theme, this event creates an excellent cross section... a melting pot, if you will - of artistic expression, fulfilling exactly the center's vision and commitment to representing the hugely diverse community of visual artists that live here.

On Friday, June 3rd, from 5 - 8pm ASiF Studios invited the public to celebrate this exciting exhibit at a reception for the artists, featuring fine art, food, wine and live music. Beginning at 6:30pm, special guest and Art Historian, Kristanne Heaton, gave an art talk entitled, New Visions of the California Landscape. Heaton's art talk began with a look at California's natural landscape, its multi-faceted beauty... its beaches, rolling hills, mountains, farms, and glittering cities, all of which offer landscape artists a lifetime of inspiration. An historic look at California's landscape art proves to be equally diverse. Beginning with a look back to George Inness and the early Tonalists, the "Society of Six" Colorists, and Richard Diebenkorn's modern California landscapes, the discussion then will move on to more recent influences, including local Nevada County artists, ASiF's current 40-plus exhibitors representing these New Visions, and the ways in which they are as diverse and beautiful as the land itself.

Landscapes... A Nevada County Art Event exhibit will be on display at ASiF through July 1st. The center's gallery and gift store are open Monday - Friday from 10am - 5pm, 11am - 4pm on Saturdays, and Sundays by appointment.

The Artists' Studio in the Foothills is located at 940 Idaho Maryland Road, in Grass Valley, CA. For more information go to

Landscapes... A Nevada County Art Event - Participating Artists:
Wanda Avery
Kara Asilanis
Cindy Barry
Eileen Blodgett
Carolyn Bloom
Calvin Bohner
Odette Brush
LeeAnn Brook
Norm Brown
Phil Brown
Roseanne Burke
Ruth Chase
Susan Crocenzi
Sandra Delong
Heather deVivieros
Sharon Griffiths
Robin Hart
John Hoft
Roger Honey
Richard Hotchkiss
Claudia Jeffers
B.J. Jordan
Valerie Kack
Zachary Lake
Donna Levreault
Betsy Lombard
Jill Mahanna
Ruth Mazur
David McKay
Daly Merrill
Susan Michalski
Denia Pearson
Daniel Peck
Jim Stettler
Cathy Tardif
Mary Thelander
Robin Wallace
Jane Welles
Denise Wey
Jill Wiggins
Katie Wolff

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