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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August ArtView

August ArtView

Art View By Jim Christiansen Last month we posted on Modesto artists working out of the area. Here’s an update on a few more. In Livermore “Art Happens” monthly Second Thursday event. Jordi Camps, is one, of three artists showing at Bankhead Theater in Livermore, through September 8. Jordi’s display is to the left main […]

ArtView-July Arts

ArtView-July Arts

Art View By Jim Christiansen Fourth of July starts our month in art with the parade, and Farmers Market with arts and crafts vendors set up out front of Gallo Center. Linda Knoll will be one of our fine art creators working a booth in what many think of when we think of Modesto, and […]

ArtView – Summer Shows

ArtView – Summer Shows

Art View By Jim Christiansen The May Art Walk started with guitars on the street. Eli Allsup and friends playing on Eleventh Street sidewalk at Tresetti’s as an unannounced warm up for strolling minstrels, Blue Monday’s Eric Benson with pawn shop guitar, Modesto View publisher Chris Murphy in retro striped shirt, with Gary Nelson and […]

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Art View by Jim Christiansen May opens with two juried Spring Shows opening May 4. In Modesto, the 60th annual Central California Art Association Spring Show, opens with a Gala artist and award Gala event, with silent auction, raffle and presentations at the Mistlin Gallery. The Spring Show Gala costs $20 and supports the CCAA/Mistlin […]

ArtView – April Art

ArtView – April Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen The April Showers flood of local art events rushes in the first weekend with the Preview Show for 2013 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour, Thursday April 4 at Gallo Center. The preview is FREE, with a chance to see one example from each of the 57 artists on the tour, […]

Artists Open Studio Apr 6-7

Artists Open Studio Apr 6-7

Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour Saturday, April 6 and Sunday April 7, 2013 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $10.00 per person / high school students & under free Free Preview Show April 4th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gallo Center for the Arts / 10th & I Streets, Modesto Fifty-seven artists are participating at 35 […]

ArtView- March

ArtView- March

Art View by Jim Christiansen Stanislaus Artist Open Studio map booklets go on sale March 1. The third annual event features 57 artists in 35 studio venues all around the county. Maps are $10 with Students under 18 Free, and available at the March 2nd Acoustic Rock Society Art and Music of Our Own at […]

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Art View By Jim Christiansen We love local art…. ….but if you were out for Art Walk, attendance was a bit down in most venues due to the chill. There was a crowd for the Young Masters Show, which continues on until the February 9th reception and awards ceremony at Mistlin Gallery. I did beat […]

ArtView – December 2012

ArtView – December 2012

Art View By Jim Christiansen December is the time for Holiday gift buying and local artists have their wares and art on sale at the local galleries and often in the various restaurant venues you find us hanging in. I have a month long stay at Picasso’s with 11 paintings on display with price tags, […]

ArtView-Anniversaries!

ArtView-Anniversaries!

Art View By Jim Christiansen November marks the fifth anniversary of this column on visual arts in our area. I’d like to thank the many artists in the area who help me keep up with who shows where, what events are coming up, and what might be important to cover. Thanks also to Chris Murphy […]

October ArtView

October ArtView

Art View By Jim Christiansen Autumn arrives with a new Third Thursday Art Walk map, a Harvest Festival on the 1010 Tenth Plaza, and the Merced Art Hop October 20. Edgar Degas, “The Private Impressionist” will open at Carnegie Arts Center in October. The show features Degas drawings, printmaking and photos related to his personal […]

ArtView – September

ArtView – September

Art View By Jim Christiansen Art View – Jim Christiansen, September 2012 Modesto View. Art in the Garden comes up September 29. Tickets/maps are $20, with kids under 12 free. Venues included the Mistlin gallery, McHenry Mansion gift center, Deva, Galletto and seven homes in the Graceada Park and La Loma neighborhoods. 38 Central California […]

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ArtView- Chill with Art

ArtView- Chill with Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen It is the midst of summer, and the downtown galleries and art places remind you theirspace is air conditioned. Good places to “chill”, enjoy the art and even find a hot buy. New shows at Gallery 909, Paper Planes, and the Valley Sun Catchers at Mistlin Gallery with companion show […]

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Art View By JimChristiansen June is here, and so are Graffiti Summer events. Images of cars, hotrods, and local landmarks come out onto the streets, in the car shows and on Tee Shirts. I’ve thought about a reissue of my “Cruisin’ Ain’t No Crime” bumper stickers I did with Ron Streeter in the 1980s, and […]

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Art View By Jim Christiansen Art Notes for April 2012 – Modesto View – Jim Christiansen Aprilshowers us with an abundance of visual arts events and displays of all types. The month opens with the Modesto Art Museum sponsored World Mini-Art Show opening April 3 at McHenry Museum. Images in this international mail in show, […]