ArtView – New Year Art

Art View
By Jim Christiansen<>

January opens a new art year with classes, deadlines, and new shows in the 209. Check out the offerings at the Art Walk venues January 17 for who’s open and what’s showing after the expanded holiday sales. New artists, January is a good time to make your way into the exhibiting artist line up, take up classes, and meet like minds. The Shire, Tri-Chromatic, Still Smoking, Chartreuse Muse, Sip Wine and Art Time, Mistlin Gallery all have classes, workshops and events separate from Third Thursday. Carnegie Arts Center also provides classes and workshops.

The Stanislaus Artist Open Studio weekend is April 6 and 7, with deadline to participate January 15. Entry fee is $75, and forms can be found at the Mistlin Gallery. Steering committee can help find shared space if not opening your own studio, and the event is open to Artists in Stanislaus in any visual arts media, sculpture, ceramics, painting, mixed media, photography, art jewelers, mosaic, wood and more. Studios inhabit areas all over the county, so you will need to provide good directions for the map, a high-resolution photo representing your work, and an artist statement. For more information email<>

The Mistlin Gallery C.L.A.S.S. program is offering Winter Cartoon Camp. January 7 to 11thMon. – Fri., 5 sessions • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Age 8 and up, adults welcome Bring your best story ideas, then bring them to life while you learn about character design, comics, marker technique, story-telling, anatomy, digital drawing and more! Two hours each day for 5 days. All materials included. $125. Deadline to sign up January 6th.

On January 10, Carnegie Arts Center hosts and opening reception in Turlock of a new exhibition, “Valley Focus: Cheryl Barnett & Dan Petersen”. Featuring works by two of the region’s outstanding artists and educators. Petersen’s watercolors and Barnett’s bronzes demonstrate consummate skill, sensitivity and beauty. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs through March 17

Pick up a complimentary (FREE) City of Modesto 2019 Environmental Calendar in the Mistlin Gallery while supplies last! Each month features awesome Modesto-themed photography by local photographers. The Environmental Calendar is published by the City of Modesto Utilities Department to educate residents on topics such as water conservation and water pollution prevention.

Saturday, January 19, Tangle T’s and Kid Rat Comics present A Dreamy Group Art Pop-Up event at Tangled T’s 401 Downey, Modesto. This creative group showing off art for sale and music, includes Ben Phelps, Chris De Olivera, Tattoo artist, Jared Cockreel anti-musician, painter and DJ, Jessica DeTomasi, painter, educator, feminist, Kid Rat Comics, LOVECORE, Myth and Arrow Press, Rhett Eighmy, Smith & Tegio outlaw folk duo from Santa Cruz/San Diego This is All Ages free event, with Donations gladly accepted.

Central California Art Association will feature its members with “Abstracts and Impressions” show opening January 2nd. Mistlin Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11:30 to 5 pm, and noon to 4 pm Saturdays with extended hours for Third Thursday Art Walk.

Let us know about your art shows, exhibits and new works.<>

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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.