2016 Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour

open-studios-logo-2012The Center for the Arts presents
Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County
October 8-9, and 15-16, 10:00 AM to 5:00PM
Open Studios Gallery Preview: September 30  – October 17
Open House Artist Reception: Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00PM


Click HERE to download a
printable tour guide.


Print version available at:
The Center for the Arts, Artworks Gallery, ASiF Studios, Briar Patch Co-op, GV & NC Chambers, The Alexander Gallery, SummerThymes, The Artist Workshop, LeeAnnBrook Fine Art

jan-pellizzerMeet the artists, view their work, plan your tour, buy art, preview upcoming shows, youth workshops, and support The Center for the Arts and our community. The Center is located at 314 West Main Street in downtown Grass Valley. Gallery Hours are  Noon-5:00 Monday-Saturday,  and we are open 10:00AM-5:00PM Saturdays and Sundays during Art Tour weekends, Oct 8.9 & 15,16.  Open to the public and free.


Visit 70+ local artists in 47 studios this October and see where art is made, displayed, and appreciated in Nevada County. The tour features painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, illustrators, jewelers, designers, woodworkers and more. You will have the opportunity to meet the artists, view new work, and buy original art in a wide range of media & styles. See their workspace, watch live demonstrations, observe works in progress and learn about an art process from concept to completion.  Beyond an art sale, Open Studios is a chance to experience first-hand how, where and why art is created.


Start your tour at The Center for the Arts preview exhibit September 30 -17,  artist reception Thursday, October 6, 6 – 9PM. The Open House is free and open to all ages. Meet the artists, view their work, plan your tour, buy art, preview upcoming shows, youth workshops, and support The Center for the Arts and our community.

bill-juhl-at-the-lathePrizes for the most studios visited!

Have the artist at each studio you visit mark off their listing in the guide.
Visit 5 or more studios: entered to win a $25 gift certificate for a Center for the Arts show.
Visit 10 or more studios: entered to win a $50 gift certificate for a Center for the Arts show.
The person who visits the most studios will win a grand prize.
To be eligible for all prizes, bring your marked Open Studios guide back to the Center during business hours: Monday-Saturday, Noon-5:00pm, by Oct. 31.


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Start your tour at The Center for the Arts
Artist Reception is Thursday,  October 6, 6:00 to 9:00PM
Preview Exhibit September 30 – October 18

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Candy Ekstrom 1 candyekstrom.com
Carin Brooks 1 www.artstudio920.com
Dori Greenbaum 1 www.dorigreenbaum.com
Jay Gordin 1 www.JayBearKnives.com
Jonathan Lyerly* 1 www.jonathanlyerlyphotography.com
Katie Wolff 1 www.KatieWolffStudio.com
Martha Jones 1 www.greenmosaics.com
Rosemary Stokes 1
Karel Hendee 1 www.karelhendee.com
Adrian Hyman 2 www.arhphoto.com
Tamara Unger 2
Len Moles 3 lenmolesartist.com
Chantelle Goldthwaite 4 https://www.facebook.com/wondrousobjectstudio/
Valerie Messervy Birkhoff 5 valsworth.com
Deb Foxen 5  debfoxen.weebly.com
Brett Schreiber 6
Dugan Essick 7 Essickwoodworkingschool.com
Mindy Oberne 8 bagglady.com
Caroline Courtright 9
Della Heywood 9 dellaheywood.com
Chic Lotz* 10 www.chiclotzpottery.com
David King* 11 DavidKingCollage.com
Rebecca Bleau 12 www.rebeccableau.com
Kathryn Wronski 13 www.kwronski.com
Michael Larson 13 ArtsAria.com
Suzanne Himmler 13 www.riverwomandesign.com
Thomas Haddy 13 https://www.facebook.com/22ThomasHaddystonecarving
Virginia Ray 14 www.virginiaray.net
Linda Galusha 15 lindagalusha.com
Jude Bischoff 16 www.judebischoff.com
Marylou Falstreau 17 www.mfalstreau.com
Art Works Gallery 18
Neighborhood Center of The Arts 19 neighborhoodcenterofthearts.org
Spencer McClay 19  http://www.spencermcclay.com/
Tim Wilson 20
Curious Forge 21 www.thecuriousforge.org
Nathaniel Wheaton & Samantha Veitch 22 www.whitedragontrails.wordpress.com
Tony Machado 23 tonymachadoART.com
David Wong* 24 www.photographybydavidwong.com
Jan Pellizzer 25
ASiF 26 asifstudios.com
Denise Wey 26 www.denisewey.com
Eileen Blodgett Fine Art 26 www.eileenblodgett.com
Jill Mahanna 26 www.jillmahanna.com
Mark Wilcox 26 markwilcoxart.com
Encaustic Artists Guild
of Nevada County
Ron Kenedi 27
John Bridge* 28
Katy Hight* 28  http://www.katyhight.com/index.html
Kris Johnson* 29 designsinfiber.com
Lucy Galbraith 30 WWW.VisionsMultimediaGroup.com
Leon Fletcher 30 WWW.VisionsMultimediaGroup.com
Lil McGill* 31 www.lilmcgill.com
Delo Rio 32
David McKay 33 www.davidmckayphotography.com
Kitkitdizzi 34 kitkitdizzi.com
Alexander Gallery 35 http://thealexandergallery.net/
Bill Juhl 35 www.billjuhl.com
LeeAnn Brook 36 www.leeannbrookfineart.com
Ron Jermyn 37 www.jermynstudios.com
Judi  Robison (Gunkel) 38
Juliette Morris Williams 39 juliettemorriswilliams.com
Thomas Devine 40
Alex Henderson 41 miriammorris.com
Miriam Morris 41 miriammorris.com
Martin Arkenstone 42 www.martinarkenstone.com
Susan Lobb- Porter 43 http://www.slporter.com
Liz Collins 44 www.lizcollinsart.com
Betsy Lombard 45 www.betsylombard.com
Catherine Allen 45
Nadine Enderlin* 46
Antje Dormeyer 47 www.antjedormeyer.com
Gail Lipson 47 www.gaillipsonphotography.com
Jane Markham 47 www.mountainexotics.com

* First Weekend Only

marylou-falstreauSee Art being made!

Many of the participating artists are working in their studios during the tour so you can see first hand their art-making process. Here is a sample of what some of the artists have lined up for the event:

Nevada City Area Artists Live Demos + More
29 KRIS JOHNSON* – silk dyeing techniques
35 BILL JUHL – wood turning
36 LEEANN BROOK FINE ART – working gallery and painting studio
40 THOMAS DEVINE – painting
41 MIRIAM MORRIS – sculpture
42 MARTIN ARKENSTONE – stone carving
43 SUSAN LOBB PORTER – painting using layers
47 ANTJE DORMEYER – stone setting and construction of rings

martin-arkenstone Grass Valley Area Artists Live Demos + More  
1 JAY GORDIN – knifemaking shop tours, sheath making
1 CARIN BROOKS – gourd carving
1 KAREL HENDEE – silk painting & dyeing techniques
1 ROSEMARY STOKES – jewelry making
1 DORI GREENBAUM – painting
6 BRETT SCHREIBER – burlwood finishing
8 MINDY OBERNE – Antarctica video/ photography project
9 DELLA HEYWOOD – watercolor & mixed media techniques
10 CHIC LOTZ* – pottery throwing
12 REBECCA BLEAU – screenprinting
13 SUZANNE HIMMLER – fusing and enameling of fine silver
13 KATHRYN WRONSKI – painting of pet portraits
16 JUDE BISCHOFF – painting
17 MARYLOU FALSTREAU – acrylic & mixed media painting
22 BARROCULT – ceramics

* First Weekend Only


More to do!

Encounter Nature – Fall Colors Trek at Hirschman’s Pond
10AM free | great for all ages
Join Bear Yuba Land Trust on this beginner level walk – just .8 miles round trip to the Hirschman Pond – a remnant from gold mining history. Or do the whole 5-mile lasso-shaped loop. Meet at the trailhead, 115 Cement Hill Rd, Nevada City.
More info: bylt.org

Out on the Town – Grass Valley Downtown
Stroll, Shop, Sip & Dine in Beautiful Downtown Grass Valley!
Situated in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, Grass Valley is surrounded by streams, lakes, rivers and majestic forests. We invite you to discover all the great things we have to offer!

More info: downtowngrassvalley.com

Holiday Shopping  – Nevada City Winter Craft Fair
SUN, DECEMBER 11 10am – 6pm
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St. Downtown Nevada City
Over sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, ar tisans, designers, DIY crafters! Featuring unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and housewares.

More info: minersfoundry.org


Stay Where the Stars Stay… Attendees special offer $179.95 plus Tax Friday and Saturday nights. Call 530 477 1700 and ask for the Open Studios Special. Promo Code: 1PTE4


Presented with support from
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  1. Wow, yet another amazing year of celebrating the arts, thanks guys for organizing such an awesome tour. I’m honored to have my photos in the program to help show how colorful Nevada County is in the fall! Thanks, Erin/Outside Inn

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