Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A New Beginning

Well, it's almost 2009--a new year, and a new beginning for a lot of things and a lot of people. The new beginning for The Art Stand Gallery's new blog will be an introduction of all the artists, each one in a daily post. Since I know myself best, obviously, I will start with my own in the next entry. For now, hope you all had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year's Eve, New Year's Day--and new year in 2009!

Today's image is a quickly taken photo, in bad light, of our Art Stand Gallery poster, done for the Blossom Trail celebration 2 years ago. Copies of the poster are available year round at the Art Stand for $7.50. Many of our artists have been participants in the Blossom Trail poster contest many times, but Deanna Bristow has won the contest more than once! We are very proud of the accomplishments of all of our artists--they have won many placements (including Best of Show!) at Alliance of California Artists shows, the Big Fresno Fair, the Madera Arts Council Ag Show, Society of Western Artists shows, Clovis Art Guild events and many other shows and competitions around the valley, the state, and the nation! We congratulate them all and encourage them to keep creating and showing their art.

Monday, December 15, 2008

'Tis the Season

. . . . for any kind of weather and today we had cold, wind, rain, hail, (maybe) snow! We seldom have a white Christmas here in the valley, but the mountains around us (to the east and the northeast) often do. The Art Stand building is tin-roofed and not well-insulated and a thunderstorm sounds monumental from inside the building. We will only be open 1 more day before we close for our winter break. There were quite a few visitors today and others will be surprised to see us closed for the coldest, wettest weeks of winter except for our upcoming classes. See below for information that will allow you to sign up before they are full.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

MAP to The Art Stand Gallery

Follow this map to get to the Art Stand Gallery. 
It is east of Sanger and north of Reedley, 
across the street from the old Sherwood Inn Restaurant
 at the intersection of Highway 180 and Frankwood Avenue.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Winter Classes

When we are closed for a little over a month in the winter and the summer, we offer a series of adult classes in a variety of mediums. They are usually one day classes, either 4 or 6 hours and the cost is  $30-45 per session. In the summer, we usually offer childrens' classes as well. For more information about classes or to register, please contact Elaine Towne Lane at 787-3921 or email Tiwi Wood at tswood@thegardenandthezoo.org 

A brief schedule of our January 2009 classes is as follows:

Sat. Jan. 10      "Photography: The Basics and Beyond"/Jeri Burzin (10-2)
Sun. Jan. 11      "Tile Glazing for Potters and Painters"/Elaine T. Lane (10-4)

Sat. Jan. 17       "Pastel"/Kay Owens (10-2)

Sun. Jan. 18      "Pastel"/Suzie Stach (10-4)

Sat. Jan. 24       "Mixed Media: Artist Journals and Books"/K.  Mattox (10-4)

Sun. Jan. 25      "Watercolor"/Sally Delap John (10-2)

Sat. Jan. 31       "Fused Dichroic Glass Jewelry"/Kay Gaston (10-4)

Click here to download the flyer about our Winter Workshops.

Throughout the year, we are generally open Thursday through Monday. But more specifically, this is our schedule for December 2008 through December 2009:

Holiday Season 
Until December 16, 2008
Hours: 11 AM till 5 PM, Daily

Winter Vacation (Closed except for classes)
December 17, 2008 - February 6, 2009
(See Class Schedules for classes, instructors, dates, and times)

Blossom Trail
February 7-April 18, 2009
Hours: 11 AM till 5 PM, Daily
Reception Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fruit Trail
April 18 - July 11, 2009
Hours: 11 AM till 5 PM, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Open Studio Tour, Saturday, May 2, 2009

Summer Workshops
Between July 12 - August 21
Classes, instructors, dates, and times to be announced

Autumn Colors
August 22 - October 24, 2009
Hours: 11 AM till 5 PM, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Tent Event, Saturday, October 17, 2009

Holiday Show
October 24- December 13, 2009
Hours: 11 AM till 5 PM, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Holiday Event, Saturday/Sunday, November 21-22, 2009 (Tentative date!)

Winter Vacation and Winter Workshops
December 14, 2009 - February 2010
Classes, instructors, dates, and times to be announced