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2016 Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour

The Center for the Arts presents
Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County
October 8-9, and 15-16, 10:AM to 5:00PM
Open House Preview Event: Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00PM

Print version available at:
The Center for the Arts, Artworks Gallery, ASiF Studios, Briar Patch Co-op, GV & NC Chambers, The Alexander Gallery, SummerThymes, The Artist Workshop

Meet the artists, view their work, plan your tour, buy art, preview upcoming shows, youth workshops, and support The Center for the Arts and our community . The Center is located at 314 West Main Street in downtown Grass Valley.

Visit 70+ local artists in 46 studios this October and see where art is made, displayed, and appreciated in Nevada County. The tour features painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, illustrators, jewelers, designers, woodworkers and more. You will have the opportunity to meet the artists, view new work, and buy original art in a wide range of media & styles. See their workspace, watch live demonstrations, observe works in progress and learn about an art process from concept to completion.  Beyond an art sale, Open Studios is a chance to experience first-hand how, where and why art is created.

Start your tour at The Center for the Arts preview exhibit October 8-18 artist reception Thursday, October 8, 6 – 9PM. The Open House is free and open to all ages. Meet the artists, view their work, plan your tour, buy art, preview upcoming shows, youth workshops, and support The Center for the Arts and our community.

Prizes for the most studios visited!

Have the artist at each studio you visit mark off their listing in the guide.
Visit 5 or more studios: entered to win a $25 gift certificate for a Center for the Arts show.
Visit 10 or more studios: entered to win a $50 gift certificate for a Center for the Arts show.
The person who visits the most studios will win a grand prize.
To be eligible for all prizes, bring your marked Open Studios guide back to the Center during business hours: Monday-Saturday, Noon-5:00pm, by Oct. 31.

Start your tour at The Center for the Arts
Artist Reception is Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00PM
Preview Exhibit October 2 – 18

Candy Ekstrom 1

Carin Brooks 1

Dori Greenbaum 1

Jay Gordin 1

Jonathan Lyerly 1

Katie Wolff 1

Martha Jones 1

Rosemary Stokes 1

Karel Hendee 1

Adrian Hyman 2

Tamara Unger 2

Len Moles 3

Chantell Goldthwaite 4

Valerie Messervy Birkhoff 5

Deb Foxen 5

Brett Schreiber 6

Dugan Essick 7

Mindy Oberne 8

Caroline Courtright 9

Della Heywood 9

Chic Lotz 10

David King 11

Rebecca Bleau 12

Kathryn Wronski 13

Michael Larson 13

Suzanne Himmler 13

Thomas Haddy 13

Virginia Ray 14

Linda Galusha 15

Jude Bischoff 16

Marylou Falstreau 17

Art Works 18

Neighborhood Center of The Arts 19

Spencer McClay 19

Tim Wilson 20

Curious Forge 21

Nathaniel Wheaton & Samantha Veitch 22

Tony Machado 23

David McKay 24

Jan Pellizzer 25

ASiF 26

Denise Wey 26

Eileen Blodgett Fine Art 26

Jill Mahanna 26

Mark Wilcox 26

Encaustic Artists Guild of Nevada County 26

Ron Kenedi 27

John Bridge 28

Katy Hight 28

Kris Johnson 29

Lucy Galbraith 30

Leon Fletcher 30

Lil McGill 31

Delo Rio 32

David McKay 33

Kitkitdizzi 34

Alexander Gallery 35

Bill Juhl 35

LeeAnn Brook 36

Ron Kenedi 37

JudiRobison (Gunkel) 38

Juliette Morris Williams 39

Thomas Devine 40

Alex Henderson 41

Miriam Morris 41

Martin Arkenstone 42

Susan Lobb- Porter 43

Liz Collins 44

Betsy Lombard 45

Catherine Enderline Allen 45

Nadine Enderlin 46

Antje Dormeyer 47

Gail Lipson 47

Jane Markham 47

See Art being made!

Many of the participating artists are working in their studios during the tour so you can see first hand their art-making process. Here is a sample of what some of the artists have lined up for the event:
Nevada City Area Artists Live Demos + More
29 KRIS JOHNSON – silk dyeing techniques
35 BILL JUHL – wood turning
36 LEEANN BROOK FINE ART – working gallery and painting studio
40 THOMAS DEVINE – painting
41 MIRIAM MORRIS – sculpture
42 MARTIN ARKENSTONE – stone carving
43 SUSAN LOBB PORTER – painting using layers
47 ANTJE DORMEYER – stone setting and construction of rings


Grass Valley Area Artists Live Demos + More  
1 JAY GORDIN – knifemaking shop tours, sheath making
1 CARIN BROOKS – gourd carving
1 KAREL HENDEE – silk painting & dyeing techniques
1 ROSEMARY STOKES – jewelry making
1 DORI GREENBAUM – painting
6 BRETT SCHREIBER – burlwood finishing
8 MINDY OBERNE – Antarctica video/ photography project
9 DELLA HEYWOOD – watercolor & mixed media techniques
10 CHIC LOTZ – pottery throwing
12 REBECCA BLEAU – screenprinting
13 SUZANNE HIMMLER – fusing and enameling of fine silver
13 KATHRYN WRONSKI – painting of pet portraits
16 JUDE BISCHOFF – painting
17 MARYLOU FALSTREAU – acrylic & mixed media painting
22 BARROCULT – ceramics

More to do!

Encounter Nature – Fall Colors Trek at Hirschman’s Pond
10AM free | great for all ages
Join Bear Yuba Land Trust on this beginner level walk – just .8 miles round trip to the Hirschman Pond – a remnant from gold mining history. Or do the whole 5-mile lasso-shaped loop. Meet at the trailhead, 115 Cement Hill Rd, Nevada City.
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Out on the Town – Grass Valley Downtown
Stroll, Shop, Sip & Dine in Beautiful Downtown Grass Valley!
Situated in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, Grass Valley is surrounded by streams,lakes, rivers and majestic forests. We invite you to discover all the great things we have to offer!

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Holiday Shopping  – Nevada City Winter Craft Fair
SUN, DECEMBER 11 10am – 6pm
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St. Downtown Nevada City
Over sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, ar tisans, designers, DIY crafters! Featuring unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and housewares.

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Earlier Event: October 8
Earth’s Treasures Gem & Mineral Show
Later Event: October 8
Greg Loiacono of The Mother Hips