Author Archive: Jim Christiansen

Jim Christiansen, award winning watercolor artist, cartoonist and member of many art groups moved to Modesto in 1977. Born in Riverside, California, and attended University of California, Riverside. Jim often shows around Modesto, does a poster or two, and has been host of the art walk events at State Theatre and Jax on H. Jim has been writing the art notes column several years for Modesto View.

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Art – Jim Christiansen December 2018

Art – Jim Christiansen December 2018

December Art View 2018 By Jim Christiansen Update on the point of the Graceada Park Performance Art Project. Even though I’ve returned to Riverside, California, my birthplace over the past 40 some years I’ve been in Modesto, I have no immediate plans to move back, just visit Riverside events like the opening of the Cheech […]

By November 30, 2018 Read More →
JazzView – Fall Chill Hot Jazz

JazzView – Fall Chill Hot Jazz

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this Well, fall is upon us and there are changes in weather, temperature and political climate, I feel a chill! But whether you vote Blue, Red or Sepia Brown, if you believe in change just Vote. […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →
ArtView – Eleven Years, Memories and Observations

ArtView – Eleven Years, Memories and Observations

ArtView By Jim Christiansen This edition of Modesto View Art View is my 11th anniversary of joining the in-print edition of Modesto View, usually page 7, at the invitation of my friend, visual artist and musician Chris Murphy. This past Art Walk was great, and though officially no Third Thursday, your usual Art Walk venues […]

By November 15, 2018 Read More →
ArtView – Hot August Nights

ArtView – Hot August Nights

Art View By Jim Christiansen I hope Hot August Nights aren’t as hot as July Art Walk. But rain or shine, downtown Third Thursday Art Walk goes on. In case you missed it, there is some carryover into August for show openings you might missed. First one to close is the Celebration of Fiber Arts […]

ArtView: Hot August Art

ArtView: Hot August Art

Art View – August 2018 By Jim Christiansen I hope Hot August Nights aren’t as hot as July Art Walk.  But rain or shine, downtown Third Thursday Art Walk goes on.  In case you missed it, there is some carryover into August for show openings you might missed.  First one to close is the Celebration […]

By August 3, 2018 Read More →
ArtView – New Art New Year

ArtView – New Art New Year

Art View By Jim Christiansen The New Year has arrived, and time to remind artists if you haven’t signed up for the Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour, the deadline is January 15. Applications email is openstudio.stanislaus@gmail.com Maps for the April 7 and 8 Open Studio weekend go on sale in March, which will have all […]

Art View October 2017

Art View October 2017

Art View October 2017 By Jim Christiansen   Trick or Treat! I haven’t got a lot of ghoulish or zombie apocalypse to add to our Modesto View, except to suggest some theme like that for October Art Walk.  So far, the new format has included Clue Mystery, Pirates, and Rockabilly, so stop in to find […]

By October 1, 2017 Read More →
ArtView – Labor Day and Back to School

ArtView – Labor Day and Back to School

Art View By Jim Christiansen Labor Day and back to school. Time to consider some classes. Mistlin Gallery, Chartreuse Muse, Carnegie Arts Center all field art classes. So do other groups like The Shire, The Black Sheep’s ink, Black Hearts and the Tri-Chromatic Gallery. Commercial party art places, Art Time and Sip Wine, and Pinot’s […]

By September 5, 2017 Read More →
ArtView – Art Everywhere!

ArtView – Art Everywhere!

Art View By Jim Christiansen July is that month many of us go on summer holiday. I have a road trip in mind. July 1, I’m at the San Francisco Oyster Festival. July 2, I take family off to the airport. Before I hit the road, plenty of art events around town. Modesto Artist Salon […]

By July 16, 2017 Read More →
ArtView – May Day!

ArtView – May Day!

Art View By Jim Christiansen May Day! May Day! With all the Art Events converging on April, got a May Day message for Chris Murphy I’d gone past deadline. Holdovers still going on include the Central Valley Artist Showcase at both Mistlin Gallery and Carnegie Arts Center into the first week of June. Stanislaus Artist […]

Art View: Open Artist Studio

Art View: Open Artist Studio

Art View: Open Artist Studio by Jim Christiansen April showers us with opportunities to visit Artists in their Studios, Art Showcases, Art Walk and Art Hops, and maybe an IRS refund to buy some art for the wall.  Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour is April 22 and 23.  55 artists showing art in 36 studio […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
ArtView – Art in March

ArtView – Art in March

Art View By Jim Christiansen FOTO Modesto first time event was spectacular in scope with its 28 venues, numerous openings, 28 days up, and over 90 artists on display. I hope to see more ambitious visual art initiatives like this in Modesto. March has a busy schedule and is National Youth Art Month. March 5 […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
What’s Coming Up in Art View?

What’s Coming Up in Art View?

What’s Coming Up in Art View? By Jim Christiansen Art in Modesto…. What’s coming, and what would I like to see?  Our listings and artists on display change, but often the venues the same.  So what’s new? I want to see Chelsea Torres Addison Bavaro’s solo show of her paintings at MJC Art Gallery.  Title […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →
ArtView November 2016

ArtView November 2016

by Jim Christiansen The Autumn leaves are blowing into my studio/garage gallery these days, reminding me to use a broom so visitors can drop in.  I tested out the space with an Open Studio over my October birthday weekend.  November 12 and 19 will be the first of regular twice a month Open Studio days […]

By November 1, 2016 Read More →
ArtView – Trick or Treat

ArtView – Trick or Treat

Art View By Jim Christiansen Trick or Treat. The Trick is writing the column with the usual Art in Modesto event and show information, and getting in some plugs for my birthday month and shows I’ve got going. Café DEVA has a new art hanging system, and my art is first to hang from it, […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →