Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Date for Your Calendars!

Be sure to add Saturday, October 17th to your calendars. That Saturday will be our annual "Tent Event" at The Art Stand Gallery. More details will follow as the date gets closer but mark your calendars for that day--between 11 AM and 5 PM--to come out to the gallery to browse, meet the artists, see our new Autumn Colors exhibit and get an early start on your Christmas Shopping List AND your own personal Holiday Wish List!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Autumn Colors Show begins August 22, 2009

The Art Stand reopens with its Autumn Colors show Saturday, August 22.

Fourteen local artists from Fresno, Sanger and Visalia, will display their work including oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolors, ceramics, jewelry, and fine art photography.

Located at Highway 180 and Frankwood Avenue, Minkler;

Open Thursdays – Mondays, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

(Seasonal update and beautiful photograph by Jeri Burzin--photo taken at the Chaffee Zoo, Fresno CA. Thank you, Jeri!)

Our Recent Summer Workshops

Signups for the summer workshops at The Art Stand Gallery got off to a slow start in May, June, and early July. But then, things "picked up" and the class sizes grew slowly but steadily, ultimately providing nice-sized groups for all classes. Things have a way of working out, as in most aspects of life!

We had several new classes and teachers this summer--Sandy Kowallis taught a very inspiring watercolor class and Chieko Delgado taught a childrens' class focused on portraits and origami. Suzie Stach (pastel), Kay Owens (teaching an Oil/Acrylic class this time), Elaine Towne Lane (with a 2 session ceramics class), and Kathleen Mattox (Mixed Media) completed the staff for Summer 2009.

Some students had been with us before but many were new attendees this summer. Everyone seemed to enjoy their classes and some returned for multiple classes, saying that they "loved learning new techniques and ideas" etc. We encourage teachers and students to begin thinking about the Winter Workshops to come. Some ideas are already brewing for new class ideas. If you would like to suggest a class that you'd like to take or teach, please let us know. If you are not an Art Stand artist, but would be interested in teaching a class at the gallery, we would love to have that happen, also! Stay in touch and watch for Tiwi and Toff's beautiful flyer to announce the winter classes in the not too distant future!

Thank you, teachers, for teaching classes at the Art Stand and for your generous gift of time and talent. And thank you, students, for enrolling and attending classes at the Art Stand!

(Photos to follow very soon!)

A post in late June from Sally in New Mexico

"May was a wet month, rain almost daily and now we are in the "monsoon season" - more rain. We even had snow on the near by Truchas Peaks (13,000+ ft) in June. Lilacs were blooming all over Truchas and up to Taos for entire month of May. There are pink, fragrant wild roses and yellow climbing roses scattered along the hand-dug waterways - acequias. Now white daisies are covering all the surrounding hills and particularly line the acequia edges."

(Post and photo of beautiful New Mexico painting both submitted by Sally Delap-John. Thank you, Sally!)