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 – End of Summer

ArtView – End of Summer

ArtView By Jim Christiansen Here we are at the end of summer, and much of what’s going on in our local art scene is continuation of shows that opened in July; well worth visiting if you missed July Art Walk. The Emergence Show at the Chartreuse Muse features a group exhibition of new and emerging […]

By July 30, 2016 Read More →
Art View Anniversaries & New Celebrtations

Art View Anniversaries & New Celebrtations

Art View by Jim Christiansen July isn’t just Fireworks, parades and hip, hip, hooray.  It’s the Tenth anniversary of the magazine version of Modesto View, celebrated artfully at the Mod Stop/Peer Recovery Art Project Gallery with a ten-year retrospective show of Modesto View covers July 15 to August 15.  It is also Stanislaus County Fair […]

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Art View By Jim Christiansen July isn’t just Fireworks, parades and hip, hip, hooray. It’s the Tenth anniversary of the magazine version of Modesto View, celebrated artfully at the Mod Stop/Peer Recovery Art Project Gallery with a ten-year retrospective show of Modesto View covers July 15 to August 15. It is also Stanislaus County Fair […]

By June 30, 2016 Read More →
ArtView – May Day May Day!

ArtView – May Day May Day!

Art View By Jim Christiansen May Day! May Day! That wasn’t your imagination last month that we published the March Art View Column in the April Edition with new photo. Unexpected April Fool’s Joke, but thank you to those of you who shared our online link to the April Column. Modesto View updates our online […]

ArtView – Showcases & Open Studios

ArtView – Showcases & Open Studios

ArtView By Jim Christiansen Showcases, Open Studios, dinner and a movie with an Art Walk Passport starts us Art View in April. The Central California Art Showcase opens April First, at both Carnegie Art Center and Mistlin Gallery. At deadline, the awards had yet to be announced, so you might have to plan your April […]

By April 1, 2016 Read More →
ArtView – Young At Art

ArtView – Young At Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen March does take off with a bang this month. “Young at Art,” the annual student show opens at Mistlin Gallery, with a run to March 19, where it finishes with an artist reception and Awards Ceremony at 2:30 pm. Student art featured in several age categories and media, from preschool […]

By March 2, 2016 Read More →
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, […]