I have been on a short break, but feeling the sale vibes this season! Hope to see you there! www.juliabristowjewelry.com
Sierra Art Trails – only three weeks away! Julia Lee of Julia Bristow Jewelry (#34) will be participating for a third year! This year, artist Monique Wales of Red Tail Studios (#32) is hosting along with artists Steve Carney Woodcarvings (#35), and Art by Amy Morgan (#33).
Sierra Art Trails, a 3-Day Open Studio Event, gives art enthusiasts the chance to see fine art and fine crafts in the making, and to purchase works directly from the people who create them. The show takes place in homes, studios, galleries, and businesses in more than a dozen communities in Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties. The show features artists and artisans working in a wide range of media including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, woodcarving, ceramics, glass, and more!
Red Tail Studios is Monique Wales’ home studio, located at 40681 Jean Road West, Oakhurst, CA 93644. Just follow the large orange signs for artists #32-35 and you won’t miss it!
$18 for purchase of the catalog, which is your ticket for two! Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10:00AM – 6:00PM, September 29th & 30th, thru October 1st, 2017.
Julia Bristow Jewelry will be participating in this year’s Yosemite Holiday Craft Bazaar. This annual event attracts talented artists from the local area and showcases their handcrafted works. It’s free to attend, and is a great place to shop for the holidays! Enjoy lunch, check out the Silent Auction, get in on the raffle and bring home some sweet treats. There’s a gift for everyone here. Hope to see you there!
The Sierra Art Trails 2016 was a great success. I enjoyed the sale and meeting new people from all over the country. This photo was taken by Sierra News Online:
Kathy Marks and Karen Tillison were great to work with at the show.
We had so many visitors including the wonderful Penny Otwell:
Thanks to everyone who came out to make this a memorable event. I hope to participate again next year!
My next upcoming event will be the annual Yosemite Village Craft Bazaar on December 2 at Yosemite National Park in “Half Dome Village” from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information to follow.
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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!
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Julia Bristow Jewelry will be participating in this year’s Holiday Boutique in the beautiful Lakeview Conference Room of Bass Lake Pines Resort Thanksgiving weekend for Black Friday holiday shopping. There will be a Christmas tree lighting celebration and pictures with Santa! The shopping boutique is full of craft vendors to help you find those unique gifts. I will be listing special prices on my jewelry for Black Friday sale and have jewelry ranging from stocking stuffers (casual necklaces, earrings, children’s jewelry, gemstone charm keychains, eyeglass holders, golf counters) to extravagant bib necklaces and fruit jewelry wearable art pieces.
Hope to see you there!
Julia Bristow Jewelry will be holding a Black Friday Thanksgiving sale at Bass Lake Pines Resort special indoor Holiday Boutique! This special shopping event will be open Friday through Monday in the beautiful Lakeview Room. Hope to see you there!
“Start your Christmas gift shopping at Bass Lake’s Holiday Boutique in the Lakeview Room (indoors!!) and support our local craftsmen and artists.”
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Julia Bristow Jewelry – Artist #70 from Oakhurst, California, will be featuring “wearable art” jewelry that has been seen in Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Fashion Magazines. Her entire collection in addition to a special, limited edition fruit exhibit “Sierra Berries” will be exhibited and available for purchase or special order. The Sierra Berries pieces have been made with hand-blown glass fruit by Russian lampwork glass artisan Anastasiya Krylova. Pictures of these will be forthcoming…
Gay Abarbanell – Artist #71 from North Fork, California, featuring photography. “Images flow in and through me and my camera as well as my pen, in a spirit dance which I strive to share in my photography and poetry.The beauty and mystery of the unique and the mundane beckon to be expressed in unusual, creative and even abstract forms. I incorporate line, color, shape and imagination to create exciting images! Come share the MAGIC!”
Ron D. Young – Artist #72 from Fish Camp, California. “His quest to capture the essence of Half Dome with his camera, in all its moods and seasons, has led him on countless backcountry hikes, backpacking trips, cross country ski trips and 22 ascents to the top of Half Dome. Ron brings his design talent, an artistic appreciation for the use of sunlight, shade and shadow, color and texture, and an architect’s sense of space which he brings to his photographic avocation. His collection of Half Dome images speak for themselves, they draw the viewer to this special place, into the experience, and to the spirit of Yosemite.” Gorgeous huge prints will be on display some measuring up to eight feet in length:
Some of this work can be seen now at a preview exhibit going on at the Stellar Art Gallery.
Hope to see you there!
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