Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer 2010/Sally Delap-John/Newsletter from New Mexico

For the past three years, I've returned to Truchas, New Mexico to live, breathe, and create art.  My work there is in oils, on location.  The intriguing hill towns between Santa Fe and Taos offer haunting images for the intrepid painter.  Accompanied by my faithful dog, Freckles, we roam the hills scouting for the perfect painting scene.  Come and stay in the "land of enchantment", check out my gallery in Truchas, and feel the indescribable mystique.

If you paint, bring your stuff and join me or sign up for my annual August Workshop.  The workshop is August 14 & 15.  Contact me for information on where to stay, eat, etc.

June  ended without the "usual" monsoonal daily showers.  July began with several nights of fireworks over the high llanos and clear night skies.  Now the rain is coming in strong.  Truchas received so much snow in winter, that the irrigation acequias are flowing full and fast.  One of the older churches that served as a gallery was flooded and the artists had to relocate.

Most of my painting in June has been of Truchas.  During two sessions in Taos we went to original Taos Artist Colony painters dwellings: Blumenshein and Couse.  Both locations are open to the public and have lovely gardens adjacent to them. Last week we went to Dixon.  Apricots were ripening and small irrigation ditches were flowing everywhere.

Happy painting!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Workshops

The Summer Workshops continue and this weekend we will have Sandy Kowallis teaching an oil/acrylic class from 9 to 1. Even if you haven't signed up yet, it's definitely not too late. Call Elaine Towne Lane at 787-3921 to register and get details. Comment after this post and I'll send you a copy of the workshop flyer which is posted here on the blog a few posts back.

Here are a couple of inspiring photos from Deanna Bristow's watercolor class a couple of weekends ago.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Huell Howser and "California Gold" show

The emails were flying back and forth on
several days last month when we heard that 
Huell Howser wanted to visit the Art Stand 
Gallery as part of his trip to Minkler, and
other nearby famous spots--such as the 
Chuckwagon Drive In, in Sanger!

The visit did take place and Suzie Stach was "sitting"on the big day. Here are some shots
of his visit and his interview with Suzie.

The first airing of the show will be in LA on KCET TV, Sunday, July 25th at 7 PM. This station's market goes from San Luis Obispo south through the greater Los Angeles area.

The episode will air on KVPT (Fresno) and KVIE (Sacramento) and KVCR (San Bernadino) on Thursday, August 19th at 8 PM. For locals who miss the first showings, KVPT (Fresno/Central Valley) will re-air the episode on Sunday, August 29th at 7 PM.

Maybe the Art Stand's popularity and audience will continue to grow with this experience. Sally Delap John was interviewed by another southern California writer a few months ago and we have had a lot of visitors from the Los Angeles area after that article. We are becoming more visible each year!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Art Hop on Thursday Evening

Please join us for Third Thursday Art Hop at the Art Stand Gallery on Thursday evening, July 15th!

It's an opportunity to meet and visit with Kathleen Mattox and Elaine Towne Lane, to watch them work, to get a preview of Elaine's ceramics class taking place on Saturday, and to share some refreshments. We'll have fun and we know YOU will, too! We hope to have some of the other artists drop by as well as new guests and repeat customers between 5 and 8 PM this Thursday!