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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ArtView – For The Love of Art

ArtView – For The Love of Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen For the Love of Art, buy your Valentine original art from a local artist. Downtown Modesto Third Thursday Art Walk is February 18, so a reminder most of the art walk venues and area galleries feature original art for sale the rest of every month. Next month, look for a […]

By January 31, 2016 Read More →
ArtView – Happy Art Year

ArtView – Happy Art Year

Art View By Jim Christiansen Happy New Year! Time to get back to resolutions taking art classes, cleaning up the studio, trying new things. If you need to get your studio in order, or finally got it set up, art to show, maybe have people in, a good way to accomplish that is register for […]

By January 3, 2016 Read More →
ArtView – Consider Original Art

ArtView – Consider Original Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen The Winter Gift buying season is upon us. I hope you will consider getting “Original Art”. I have Art in the Mistlin Gallery CCAA members Home for the Holiday Show. This year, the show has a price range low to high, in various styles, all by local artists. The art […]

By December 9, 2015 Read More →
ArtView – Thankful November

ArtView – Thankful November

Art View By Jim Christiansen Much to be thankful for in November. Zombie Apocalypse likely ended with All Saints Day, or sooner as Halloween gives way to Christmas and Winter Holiday shopping season. Mod Shop comes up November 28. Featured Saturday after Thanksgiving its get up and shop time from local artists and crafters. Before […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
ArtView – October

ArtView – October

Art View By Jim Christiansen Trick or Treat and Happy Birthday to me come up this month. For artists entering the 2016 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour, the treat is the Early Bird entry discount of $10 off the $75 registration fee if completed by Halloween. An artist registration meeting is being held for Open […]

By October 1, 2015 Read More →
Big Blue Live

Big Blue Live

Big Blue Live – The Artists’ View By Jim Christiansen Five local artists participated in Big Blue Live! a painting exhibition of the Monterey Bay and its Marine Life. Tamara Keiper, Rhett Regina Owings, Barbara Gill Salerno, Henrietta Sparkman and Cindy Wilbur, members of the Monterey Plein Air Painters Association, painted plein air along the […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →
ArtView – September 2015

ArtView – September 2015

Art View By Jim Christiansen Oktoberfest is around the corner and there are vintage events to enliven the Season. Carnegie Arts Center pops the cork with its annual Gala and opening of the Alphonse Mucha- The Golden Age of Art Nouveau.. The Gala is September 12, show opens September 13. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, […]

By September 5, 2015 Read More →
ArtView – End of Summer

ArtView – End of Summer

Art View By Jim Christiansen The end of summer finds many of us still on vacation, while others working on the start of school activities, or just working through the heat. It’s not a complete hot bed of activity, and I have to admit, hard to work in my garage/studio without air conditioning. One thing […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
ArtView – July Art

ArtView – July Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen July is a working vacation month for me. Here are some vacation and staycation ideas for Art View readers. This month Jennifer and I roll out of Modesto, into the heat of the night, and day to enjoy some fireworks, and the Grand Opening of Gallery Red in Las Vegas, […]

ArtView – June 2015

ArtView – June 2015

Art View By Jim Christiansen Graffiti Summer events are coming up this month. Our downtown and McHenry Murals reflect the theme. The newest one up by Sonic Drive In on McHenry reflect the car hop and cars culture. The mural initiative is pretty well representative on your downtown Cruise Route. And there are some more […]

ArtView – May

ArtView – May

Art View By Jim Christiansen May Day, May Day. As I write this column, I’m still in the midst of clearing out my studio for Stanislaus Artist Open Studio. I have quite a bit of framed and unframed art, and the studio is ready for visitors by appointment. If you missed Open Studio weekend, you […]

ArtView – April Happenings

ArtView – April Happenings

Art View By Jim Christiansen Like spring flowers blooming, Artists Open their Studios, galleries shower us with Spring Shows and Showcases. This follows a successful March “Art of Justice” preview show at Picasso’s with great sales to benefit the Stanislaus Family Justice Center. Many of the artists may be in the combined Carnegie Arts Center […]

By April 2, 2015 Read More →
ArtView-Artist Open Studio Coming

ArtView-Artist Open Studio Coming

Art View By Jim Christiansen Stanislaus Family Justice Center will reprise their Annual “Art of Justice” celebration and fundraiser, featuring a child inspired collaboration with local artists, to facilitate a silent auction, artists reception and wine and appetizer gala, to support their work with victims of Domestic Violence. The Center has art programs and ongoing […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →
Art View – For the Love of Art

Art View – For the Love of Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen For the love of Art. Valentine’s Day month opens with notice from the Stanislaus County Artists Open Studio, there will be 65 Artists in the 2015 Event. Modesto View is a sponsor of the event that features local artists in a variety of media, on display, and working demonstrations in […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →
ArtView – January 2015

ArtView – January 2015

Art View – Jim Christiansen – January 2015 January marks that rush to New Year’s resolutions, January Clearance Sales and starting new things. With that in mind, here are a few things for Artists and Art fans to consider this month. Get 2015 off to a good start. Did you forget to get that application […]

By January 1, 2015 Read More →