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 View By Jim Christiansen December is a key shopping month. Here is my annual suggestion: consider buying art from local artists for holiday presents. If you missed Mod Shop last month, note in our calendar there are a lot of other craft and art events. That includes the annual Dickens Faire December 6, where […]

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October ArtView

October ArtView

Art View By Jim Christiansen October starts with some good shows in progress. The Joan Miro printmaking show is going on in Turlock at the Carnegie Arts Center. The new CSUS downtown Turlock Gallery now open. and First Street Frame Shop features a Yosemite theme show celebrating 150 years of the Yosemite Grant. The Annual […]

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ArtView- September 2014

ArtView- September 2014

Art View By Jim Christiansen September marks the opening of a new major exhibit at Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Joan Miro, Fantastic Universe, Prints by the Master of Surrealism. Miro is one of my favorite artists, and the show will feature approximately Sixty works. Exhibition will showcase Miro’s printmaking exploration towards the end of […]

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ArtView – August 2014

ArtView – August 2014

Art View By Jim Christiansen This past month we got to have two good local shows open with artist receptions during July Art Walk, the Emergence show at the Chartreuse Muse, and the Sixtie’s Show at Mistlin Gallery. The first is the every other year presentation of artists new to the Muse, showcased together as […]

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ArtView – July 2014

ArtView – July 2014

Art View By Jim Christiansen Roger Hanner sent me a note on my facebook page, to let me know we had an Emmy Award winning, Navy Veteran visual artist living in Modesto. That artist is Bob Davidson, who has shown work at the Smithsonian and Cooperstown in relation to his sports figure portraits, and who […]

ArtView-June 2014

ArtView-June 2014

Art View By Jim Christiansen June in Modesto usually focuses on graduation, cars, and on the movie “American Graffiti.” A salute to that is included in the Tribute to American Graffiti show at Mistlin Gallery, a part of a trio of shows on display until July 12. In the front of the Gallery, this theme […]

ArtView – Pick, Gather & More

ArtView – Pick, Gather & More

Art View By Jim Christiansen I’d like to thank all of you brave souls who showed up at my converted 1930s garage/studio during Stanislaus Artist Open Studio. While a more manageable turnout for me, as it seems many of my friends took the suggestion to see other artists. I got to meet new artists, Facebook […]

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Art View By Jim Christiansen April is the month I get to invite all of you Art View readers to come over to my house. I’m one of 64 artists doing this April 12 and 13, as part of the Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour. You can check out the laundry room office, the Dining […]

ArtView – March Youth Art Month

ArtView – March Youth Art Month

Art View By Jim Christiansen Maps are on sale for the 2014 Stanislaus Artists Open Studio Tour. This year, 64 artists are participating in the April 12 and 13 Open Studio weekend. Most show in their own studio, with demos, displays, and portfolios available to review. Others are showing in groups. All 44 stops have […]

ArtView – February 2014

ArtView – February 2014

Art View By Jim Christiansen Last month I spent Art Walk with Jennifer and Modesto View’s Chris Murphy, starting at Crow Trading viewing Julie Hawk and Joshua Danner’s great collaborative collages. At the door, I ran into artist Nadine Barrett showing at Designz on 15th, with a sample of carrot cake from a gallery down […]

ArtView-Jan 2014

ArtView-Jan 2014

Art View By Jim Christiansen Going into 2014, I find I am in my seventh year writing on Art in Modesto View, give or take our print hiatus. At the end of this past year, I find more people recognize me on the street or at events, from the photo usually on page seven, and […]

ArtView- Buy Local Art

ArtView- Buy Local Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen Buy Art by local artists. Shop your local Art Walk stops. Local artists encourage you to buy art for holiday gifts. Downtown Galleries and Art Walk stops are open most of the month, with art jewelry, paintings, sculpture, fabric art, ceramics for sale at reasonable prices at the Chartreuse Muse, […]

ArtView – November

ArtView – November

Art View By Jim Christiansen Here at the Queen Bean, Art View is thankful to have wifi and able to send in this month’s column late for deadline, and still cover what’s coming up for November. Sort of the way artists have a habit of last minute entries into shows and our own Stanislaus County […]

ArtView-October

ArtView-October

Art View By Jim Christiansen October’s Downtown Modesto Third Thursday Art Walk falls on my birthday, October 17. I am celebrating by getting a new map, and seeing what’s new. Find the new map at www.modestoartwalk.com<http://www.modestoartwalk.com> or stop in at Crow Trading where some of my art on sale. Artists interested in showing their work […]

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September 2013 Art View – Jim Christiansen Always nice to hear of a new gallery opening in Modesto. Uno Sergento opened its inaugural show August 15, with Ink, paint and clay: “A Life of their Own”, by Don Hall and Mary Scheinuck. Show runs through September 26. Uno Sergento is inside the One Stop Design […]