I have been on a short break, but feeling the sale vibes this season! Hope to see you there! www.juliabristowjewelry.com
"Raising Swallows", artgallery, artisan, Audubon, Charlotte Hoffman, Circus Et Cetera, David Hoffman, designer, exhibit, Faith Rumm, fire dancing, fruit jewelry, gifts, Handcrafted, Jewelry, Jon Bock, Julia Bristow, Julia Bristow Jewelry, kathy marks, Monique Wales, Nancy Robbins, Oakhurst, Patrick A. Contreras, shopping, Sierra Art Trails, special event, Stellar Gallery, Violin on Fire, wearable art, Yosemite
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.
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.
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!”
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:
And Charlotte’s art chosen for cover in 2009:
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.
artgallery, artisan, arts and crafts, bird, conservation, Handcrafted, Jewelry, Julia Bristow, Julia Bristow Jewelry, Monique Wales, natureinspired, nestbox program, Oakhurst, photography, printmaking, Red Tail Studios, shopping, Sierra Art Trails, special event, Tree Swallows, Yosemite, Yosemite Area Audubon Society
Red Tail Studio’s “Raising Swallows”
I was excited to have my photograph used for this printmaking artist’s vision:
“‘Raising Swallows’ is a multi-color linocut relief print made in collaboration with Yosemite Area Audubon Society, in part to benefit their truly amazing Nest Box Program. Julia Lee Bristow volunteers with the Chapter monitoring nest boxes and graciously allowed me to use her photo of a Tree Swallow as reference for this print, which will be used this Fall in a fundraising campaign to support the program. You can see “Raising Swallows” starting Saturday, September 3rd at the Sierra Art Trails Preview Show at Stellar Gallery in Oakhurst, CA.” -Monique Wales
Monique Wales of Red Tail Studio is artist #42 on the Sierra Art Trails 3-Day Open Studio tour September 30th – October 2nd!
You can see a video of how this print was created here: The Making of “Raising Swallows”
We can both be seen in the Sierra Art Trails catalog on pages 74-75:
It was a pleasure volunteering for the nestbox program for Yosemite Area Audubon Society and I treasured the beautiful photographs I was able to take while doing so. My photograph of mama tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) and her eggs:
The photograph went “viral” on Facebook after being shared by the National Audubon Society with more than 250,000 views and 1.7K shares:
More work from Monique Wales:
Hope to see you on the trails!
artisan, class the body pastiche, Handcrafted, Harlequin lupine, High Mountain Images, Jewelry, Julia Bristow, Julia Bristow Jewelry, karen tillison, kathy marks, necklace, Oakhurst, shopping, Sierra Art Trails, Steve Montalto, wearable art, Yosemite
One of my favorite flowers here in the Sierra Nevada is the Harlequin Lupine (Lupinus stiversii). It is slightly rare to see it and when you do, it is always a treat – like finding candy or bubblegum. I attempted to create a necklace resembling this beautiful wildflower.
Although difficult to locate the exact colors, I hand-wove these flower and leaf charms using Czech glass beads and assembled necklace using wood jasper and antiqued brass findings. Below is my image of real harlequin lupine flowers:
This necklace will be one of the items on exhibit at the 14th annual Sierra Art Trails in Oakhurst, California, September 30-October 2, 10-6, where Julia Bristow Jewelry will be exhibiting as artist #30 at Class, The Body Pastiche Studio, with artist #29, Kathy Marks, and artist #31, Karen Tillison.
Hope to see you there!
Julia Bristow Jewelry will be holding a huge sale Memorial Day Weekend at the Coarsegold Peddler’s Fair! Reducing inventory to make room for new jewelry! All jewelry prices will be reduced from website prices. Coarsegold Peddler’s Fair Memorial Day weekend 2015 – shopping, handcrafted gifts, arts & crafts, collectibles, antique vendors, great food, wood carvers and entertainment! All weekend – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday! May 22-May 25. Friday: Locals Night – 12-7 Saturday and Sunday: 8-Dusk Monday: 8-3 Admission is free At the Coarsegold Historic Village (View Map) Hope to see you there!
EARLY BLACK FRIDAY SALE on Julia Bristow Jewelry! I am holding a sale 30% off ALL ITEMS in my Etsy Shop from now until Black Friday! Just enter gift code when completing your Etsy transaction to receive 30% off already discounted prices!
GIFT Code: Gift2014