Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How to Become a Follower of The Art Stand Gallery

We need more "followers", people who read our blog consistently and receive email notifications when the blog has been updated with a new post. These are the steps to follow to become a follower:

1. Go to (but you are obviously already here!)

2. Go to the left hand sidebar and scroll down through the sections entitled "The Artists", "Blog Archive",  "Topics", "Links", and then you'll see a section called "Friends, Fans, and Supporters of The Art Stand Gallery."

3. Right under that header, you'll see a small button to click that says "Follow". Click on it and a window will open that gives you several choices of an "identity" to use as a follower. The choices are Google, AIM (AOL), Yahoo, NetLog, or Open ID. If you have a Google, AOL, or Yahoo account, log in with that information on this screen. If you have none of them, there is an option at the bottom of the window that says "Create a New G-mail Account". If you choose that option, you'll need to enter a user name and a password and then you'll be assigned a Google account (free) which also entitles you to a G-mail account (also free).

4. Once you are a follower, your picture will appear in the box beside your user name in the follower area and also whenever you post a comment on the blog. If you have an account with a profile photo, it uses that one. Otherwise you'll have a generic "profile" photo until you choose one and upload one. The photo is not essential. You can be a follower without a photo.

5. Let me know if you are unsuccessful and tell me what's happening and I'll see if I can help you out.

Good luck! I anticipate more followers very soon!

Monday, October 19, 2009

And Join Us, You Did!

To those of you who came out last Saturdayto the Art Stand Gallery "Tent Event", THANK YOU!

We had a lot of visitors throughout the day and it was nice to see many stay for quite some time, visiting with the artists and enjoying refreshmentsand the beautiful fall day. It is beginning to feel like we have a loyal group of "fans" who faithfully attend our events and often bring friends. Perhaps we can attribute the growing size of the group to our email efforts, the blog, Facebook, and the diligence of individual artists in informing their own contact lists. In any case, it's great to see it happening!

Artist Sally Delap John did gestural sketches
and watercolor portraits of guestsand Deanna Bristow and Chieko Delgado were painting watercolors under their tents.

Tiwi Wood had her wheel set up and made use of the time outside with friends to have a productive day.

All in all, sales were moderate but the
weather, the food, and the company
were fabulous!

We went home tired, but happy.

We hope you will join us at our next event--"Art for Christmas!"--on November 21-22.

Friday, October 9, 2009

"Tent Event"/Saturday, October 17th

You are cordially invited to join us at The Art Stand Gallery for our "Tent Event."
Saturday, October 17th between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.   

Come to the gallery to browse, enjoy refreshments, 
and meet the artists.  
See our Autumn Colors exhibit that includes oil, watercolor, 
pastel paintings, ceramics, 
jewelry, and fine art photography 
from 14 local artists, and get an early start 
on your Christmas Shopping and Holiday Wish List!  

The gallery is open THURSDAYS – MONDAYS, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 
and located on 
Highway 180 and Frankwood Ave. in Minkler, CA,
across from the Sherwood Inn. 

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Welcome to the October 15th Arthop at The Art Stand Galley from 5-8 PM

Featured artists next Thursday evening will be
  Tiwi Wood and Judy (Joan) Lotspeich.
 Tiwi enjoys creating functional and decorative ceramic pieces that uplift the spirit.
They are inpired by her suburban garden  and the creatures who live there and visit it.


After retiring from teaching, Judy pursued her love for painting, 

particularly in watercolor. Her favorite subjects are

the local landscape and produce of the valley.

Art Hop on Thursday evening, October 15th, is from 5-8 PM.

Regular Gallery Hours: Thursday thru Monday, 11 AM - 5 PM