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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 Memorial Hospital Complementary Therapy annual Cancer Survivors show is up at Mistlin Gallery. David Schroeder has his photography related to Dancers up at Picasso’s Gourmet Deli and Art. I liked the show, and talked a little bit with David about his local ARTS magazine venture Focus On. The first edition is distributed free in various spots, and well received. Look for a new edition of Focus On sometime in November.

The 2015 Stanislaus County Artists Open Studio has opened its call to artists for its 5th Annual Weekend Event. Scheduled for April 25 and 26, the Open Studio weekend is open to all artists who reside and work in Stanislaus County and immediate surrounds. Artists need not be members of our local art organizations, and open to all media in visual arts. Entry fees this year are $75, which includes 5 map books. An artist information party is scheduled for October 4, and the fee is $65 if all entry information turned in by October 5. Need more information, use this email. openstudio.stanislaus@gmail.com<mailto:openstudio.stanislaus@gmail.com>

New art walk maps are out for the September through February season. Pick them up at various downtown locations.www.modestoartwalk.com for the online version. Tokyo Express has returned to the official map. Most interesting of the new spots I didn’t check out, is the Ryerson Art Collection in the Reed Pacific Center Building.  Collection can be viewed by appointment, contact information in the Art Walk map, or visit Third Thursday.

Saw some interesting work at Preservation Coffee again. Had a band out in front of Crow Trading for September Art Walk. Some mural progress made by Monica Gunderson with some signage at the Antique Emporium. The big middle of the month trio of events October 18, are all good. Merced Art Hop in downtown Merced.

The Harvest Festival at 1010 Tenth Street Plaza all day. In the evening, Northern California Women’s Music Festival presented at Prospect Theater Project includes art, and silent auction. I went to their event at Barking Dog, and got 2 Jen Coffey prints, hand colored and a great basket of goodies, for a small donation. I got to show up in Lodi at Watts Winery for an Inner City Productions jazz event, with other artists, including Modesto art friend Ed Cesena. That was September 28, but the winery tasting room hosts a gallery, and I liked the Cabernet Franc, and the Old Vine Zinfandel. Some works will be on display after the event. Check hours. www.wattswine.com

Crossroads Country Quilters and Central California Art Association host a Fiber Show at Mistlin Gallery October 28. www.crossroadscountryquilters.com Figamarole Arts Center in Ceres, holding their art and crafts faire October 25. 2825 Railroad, Ceres. www.figamarole.com

Shout out to Becky Murphy, for her Modesto Arch painting, chosen for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon finishers wine label. number of techniques he has developed over his career. Each 4-hour session will start with a demonstration by Dan and then students can break out for individual studio time. This workshop is tailored for intermediate or advanced watercolor artists.

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About the Author:

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.