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.
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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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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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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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!
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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!
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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.