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I met so many wonderful artists at this year’s Sierra Art Trails 2016 Gala Reception that I didn’t have time to mention all of them in my last post.
Franka M. Gabler is an amazing photographer and really neat person. Her beautiful work can be seen here:
She has so many beautiful images to choose from, it was difficult to decide what to include here. You can visit her in her home studio in Coarsegold, California.
Below – I met a unique and all-around talented person named Faith Rumm (artist #96) who will be showing her work in Mariposa at Rumm Studio.
I met Alex Lewis (#52) , a woodworker and sculptor, and an interesting person. His work is amazing and meeting him at Slim’s Koffee Bar in Oakhurst would allow you to talk to him about his methods and inspiration behind each piece.
Mandy Brasa will be showing at the “Mandy Brasa Studio & Gallery” at 49269 Golden Oak Drive in Oakhurst across from the Western Sierra Nursery. She is artist #35 and just a great person. I met her when I went to purchase a couple of her prints:
Some art by Mandy Brasa:
Carolyn Hartling (#1) has been participating in all 14 years of Sierra Art Trails and was very nice. Here is a video about her and her work. (The video was created by Michael J. Costa, who is also a participating artist (#46) showing at Visit Yosemite Madera County.)
And of course, Jonathan Bock (#54), the owner of two important galleries in Oakhurst, the Stellar Gallery and Williams Gallery West, where I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting some of my work soon after the Sierra Art Trails!
Jonathan Bock works in a wide range of media including photography, computer art, and mixed media. I love this:
How lucky am I to have met all of these unique artists from the Yosemite Foothills?
Kathy Marks said:
julia, check the catalog for the number. the rest , all of it… looks awesome!!
Jon Bock said:
Great write up Julia! Super pleased to have you with us!