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The preview exhibit for Sierra Art Trails 2016 is going on now through October 2nd at Stellar Gallery where you can view works from all of the >100 participating artists.

The Gala Reception was September 10th where we were able to enjoy the violin music of Patrick A. Contreras – “Violin on Fire” and fire dancing by the Fantastic Four of Circus Et Cetera with Derrick Vermin and Ziva Lawson.


Photo by David Hoffman – Artist #86


Monique Wales (#42), Julia Bristow (#30) & Faith Rumm (#96)

Below – Monique Wales of Red Tail Studio created the print previously blogged about of “Raising Swallows” seen above us in the image below that was taken by Nancy Robbins (#63). Also in the background to the far left on exhibit is a photograph of Yosemite National Park by Nancy Robbins.




Kathy Marks (#29) & Julia Bristow (#30)

Above, I am seen with my exhibiting partner, Kathy Marks, who creates unique and wonderful sculptures. Our work will be on display at Class, The Body Pastiche Studio in Oakhurst at Highway 41/49. As she says, her sculpture “‘Bella Wears Blue’ waves hi from the wall!”


Julia Bristow (#30), Monique Wales (#42), Nancy Robbins (#96) and Charlotte Hoffman (#85)

David Hoffman and Charlotte Hoffman will be exhibiting both photography and painting at their home studio in Mariposa (artists #85 & 86). David is the cover artist for this year’s Sierra Art Trails catalog:cover

And Charlotte’s art chosen for cover in 2009:


Charlotte’s paintings:


David’s photography:


Three of my favorite things, aspens, birds, and Yosemite!


I met so many wonderful people at the gala and hope to introduce a few more in the coming days.