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 Spring time is good for the local art scene. March opens with the Faces of Clay/Almond Blossoms Central California Art Association members show at Mistlin Gallery through March 16, followed by the annual Fabric Art Show beginning March 20 by CCAA and Crossroads Country Quilters . Faces of Clay, includes […]

For The Love of Art

For The Love of Art

Art View By Jim Christiansen There is quite a bit of new spring art in our community. For the Love of Art, and art events in Stanislaus County, the map booklets for April 14 and 15 Stanislaus Artists Open Studio Tour go on saleValentine’s Day. Available in print at galleries and stops around town, the […]

ArtView – Open Tour & More

ArtView – Open Tour & More

Art View By Jim Christiansen The New Year in art in Stanislaus County starts with the final deadline for registration in the Stanislaus Artists Open Studio Tour, January 6. Registration is $20 per artist, for the April 14 and 15 Studio Tour Weekend, with a free to the public, preview show at Gallo Center April […]

ArtView – November

ArtView – November

ArtView. By Jim Christiansen November enters the season of holiday generosity, but good surprises often start with the shopping season prior to Halloween. Local Arts philanthropist and Car Dealer Tony Mistlin announced to the Central California Art Association at the Mistlin Gallery during the October members’ meeting that he will donate $30,000 in 2012 and […]

ArtView – September 2011

ArtView – September 2011

Art View By Jim Christiansen   September is crowded with art events from our various visual art organizations. “Art in the Garden” fundraiser for the Central California Art Association, is September 24, 10-5 pm.  A nine stop tour featuring seven unique private residence garden environments in the Graceada Park and LaLoma neighborhoods, and the Queen Bean  […]

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July Art

July Art

Need new skills to stimulate your brain? The Art of Memory Enhancement at Mistlin Gallery may be the Art Class in July for you. Visual and artistic exercises improve cognition Choose between a quick workout or more leisurely pace. Class at Mistlin Gallery via the Central California Art Association (CCAA), at $20 per session July […]

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Its art walk morning and I’m still writing, before I return to set up the Bike Race Life Festival show at 11th and J Street with organizer Carman King. This show featured paintings by Jordi Camps, sculpture from Steve Mudge, bike collection of Brian Swander, photos by Rebecca Harvey, paintings and construction by Jim Christiansen […]

ArtView – May 2011

ArtView – May 2011

ArtView – May 2011  May starts small with the Artel Art Center Mini Canvas Show, with receiving May 2 to May 7.  Rules apply, including purchase of the mini canvas at our local art store in McHenry Village.  Sizes can be picked out with the friendly staff. No entry fee to enter the finished art […]

ArtView – April 2011

ArtView – April 2011

April is a busy month in Stanislaus County Art Scene starting with the Stanislaus County Artists Open Studio Tour April 2 and 3,ending with the last day of the Celebration of Fiber Arts Exhibition April 30, at Mistlin Gallery. We hope you have your map and passport for the Stanislaus County Travel and Tourism Round […]

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Spring Art Shines

Spring Art Shines

For those who attend Downtown Modesto Third Thursday Art Walk, this month marks State Theatre’s return to film nights Thursdays, as it ended its art walk entry after a successful 3.5 year run. Many of the usual suspects, Mistlin Gallery, Anderson Gallery and Frame Shop, the Chartreuse Muse, Crow Trading, Barkin’ Dog Grill continue on. In […]

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