Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Last Saturday's Sanger Art Hop

We had a good February Art Hop last Saturday, thanks to all who came. Chieko Delgado, Martin Nunez (sitter of the day), Frank Saxton, Melanie Schow, and I were there to greet our visitors.

We had delightful treats, including hot beverages (I needed them!), and really nice flute music by Frank, along with two demos: Melanie's jewelry demo and Chieko's watercolor demo.

Some in the Johnson clan, among our most faithful visitors, came and spent some time with us. We entertained and taught them --Frank and Melanie were awesome teachers!-- but I wonder if they knew how they delighted us, these precious young'uns.

It was a rather pleasant day.

Come, Friends, this Saturday, 2 March 2013. It is the official Annual Blossom Days Festival, the Kings River Blossom Bike Ride, the Blossom Trail 10K Run, and the Blossom Trail Wine Weekend. Click on this Fresno County Blossom Trail site and choose the Events list to find out more info on each event. Our gallery will be open during its usual hours, 11am-5pm. Happy Trails, Blossom Trailers! 

Always "mud"-dled,

T.S.Wood, potter

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sanger Art Hop THIS SATURDAY, 23 Feb.2013

Dear Friends,

this Saturday is that time of the month again. That's right. It's Sanger Art Hop time! We will be open at 10am, an hour earlier than usual. Take a nice drive and stop at EIGHT different locations. Our own gallery features lots of gorgeous Blossom Trail inspired art works.

Kathleen Mattox from Mixed Messages has prepared this beautiful card for us, complete with a list of the locations and their addresses. Check it out (click on image to enlarge). And see you this Saturday!

Always "mud"-dled,

T.S.Wood, potter

Sunday, February 10, 2013


The sky blessing Jesse Morrow Mountain on a Saturday afternoon

A beautiful and breezy early spring greeting to you all, Friends of the Art Stand Gallery!

Yesterday we had our spring cleaning and our first meeting of the year, and we welcomed the Blossom Trail season. We are also very pleased to introduce to you two new members to our team: watercolorist Gayle Williams and jeweler Melanie Schow.

Gayle's "Pam's Portrait"
Melanie's amazing metal jewelry

Our Blossom Trail season this year will last until Saturday, 13 April, with the Blossom Trail reception on Saturday, 2 March. But because we are also now part of the exciting Sanger Art Hop, which is held every last Saturday of each month, we will also have two other receptions (23 Febr and 30 Mar) before the end of this season. Moreover, we are open daily, 11am-5pm, this time of year. This promises to be a very busy and exciting season for us all!

Take a relaxing drive along Hwy 180 and visit us. The verdant green of Jesse Morrow Mountain and Mt. Campbell are quite inspiring. The expectation of a riotous show at the orchards along the road are bound to fill any heart with the hopeful joy of spring. And we have infused the gallery with Blossom Trail richness. The only thing still missing is your presence. Come, Friends! The pleasure of your company will complete the gallery.

The view from behind the gallery. Those are our neighbor's palm trees and barn.

The display team (Sandy and Deanna) hard at work.

Always "mud"-dled,

T.S.Wood, potter