I have been on a short break, but feeling the sale vibes this season! Hope to see you there! www.juliabristowjewelry.com
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From their website: “In the art world, pastiche refers to a style that imitates another type of work and is usually meant to be flattering rather than a knock-off. A pastiche can be a collage or patchwork of images where the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Your body is a collage, or a pastiche, of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual components. These components are interconnected. You cannot achieve health by addressing only one part of the whole; optimal health and wellness is achieved when all of these components perform in concert.”
I will be exhibiting with two very unique and talented artists, Kathy Marks (#29) and Karen Tillison (#31).
Kathy Marks is a creative and uniquely gifted sculptor who works in mixed media using found and repurposed objects to create amazing pieces, each with so much interesting detail you have to spend some time on each piece to appreciate all of the intricacies of her designs.
From her website: “I combine found and re-purposed objects into subtle, delicate and inspiring compositions. Texture, color and contrast captivate me. The overlooked fragments I gather together tell a story. My work conveys a reflective calmness, often laced with gentle humor, and has been described as “Zen” in nature.
The small details and intricacies invite the viewer to slow down and take the journey with me. Each piece is meditative in nature, and the resulting works reveal dedication and mindfulness.”
Just look at the detail…
“Barb Wire” -Kathy Marks
Karen Tillison is a fine art photographer who has traveled the world photographing landscape scenery, people and wildlife:
Wow, what amazing adventures she’s had!
I cannot wait to get to know these two women better and enjoy three days of art at Sierra Art Trails 2016. Our advertisement:
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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?
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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.
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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!
Huge $25 sale on heavily-beaded, one-of-a-kind signed jewelry pieces on Etsy!
I am making room for new items and holding a huge sale to clear out some room. These items have been carefully handcrafted with gemstone, Swarovski crystal, Czech glass, shell, pearl, and wood beads and each is signed with designer engraved tag.
As you can see, I am an avid #HaroldWilliamsCooney handblown artisan glass bead collector. Although I do buy beads to make into jewelry and sell, I find I have a difficult time parting with these gorgeous pieces. Each centerpiece bead is a totally unique piece of art.
Julia Bristow Jewelry is holding a special contest. To enter, just create a “tweet” on Twitter with a link (and include a photo if you wish!) of your favorite Julia Bristow Jewelry item currently available at Juliabristowjewelry.com or on my Etsy site here with a small explanation of why it is your favorite. Be sure to include the link and @JuliaBristow in your description for a chance to win that item! You may enter more than once – however, each entry must be an original tweet with a different description and item. No duplicate entries or retweets will be counted! You may not duplicate another person’s entry. If there are any duplicates, only the first will be included in the drawing. Winner will be drawn at random from all posts received on December 10th at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time in effort to receive the item (in US) by Christmas! In order to be included in the contest, you must include the @ and # hashtags as noted above, which will enable me to see your entry. Items must be available on the website and not already sold. If a one-of-a-kind chosen item sells prior to drawing, you will be notified to choose a new item.
I love this @JuliaBristow piece because it reminds me of summertime http://www.juliabristowjewelry.com/169~%20Julia%20Bristow%20bracelet.html #JuliaBristowJewelryContest or My favorite item is this @JuliaBristow fruit necklace https://www.etsy.com/listing/198088091/heavily-beaded-julia-bristow-vintage?ref=shop_home_active_8 Good luck!