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29TH ANNUAL
FREE ART TOUR

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

OCTOBER 12.13.19.20

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About Open Studios

Open Studios – Nevada County West is The Center for the Arts’ largest annual visual arts program which serves on average 200+ artists, in both urban and rural studios, with an estimated 5,000 attendees every year. This self-guided tour extends throughout western Nevada County every second and third weekend of October. In addition, The Center’s Granucci Gallery hosts a Preview Exhibition featuring one work from each participating artist, gallery or group studio. To attend the self-guided tour, use this guide and the Preview Exhibition to discover artists you’d like to visit and plan your route.

NEW THIS YEAR: Check out the 2023 online guide!

A great way to get your tour planned early – just click on the arrows to flip through the pages

VIEW ONLINE OR PICK-UP GUIDE

Get the Tour Guide Book

Plan your tour with our comprehensive tour guide to find out about each artist, their location, demonstrations, and more. Get the guide by downloading online or visiting one of our pick-up locations for a physical copy.

Tour Guide Pick-Up Locations

  • Center for the Arts
  • Communal Cafe 
  • Heartwood Eatery
  • Nevada City Winery
  • Grass Valley Courtyard Suites 

PLAN YOUR TOUR STOPS

Interactive Tour Map

Scan the QR code with your smart phone camera to pull up our interactive Google map, or click the button below to view the map on your device.

VISIT THE GRANUCCI GALLERY

Open Studios Preview Exhibition

With 80+ artists on the tour and only four days to visit, we recommend starting here to choose some favorites before planning your route.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY

OCT. 6-NOV. 4

12pm- 5pm

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Past ARTIST DIRECTORY

2023 Participants

See below for all of our artists that were on the 2023 Open Studios Tour of Nevada County West.

WEEKEND LEGEND

Crockett Tiles Carol Crockett

ceramic tiles and sculpture

11060 Treehenge Ln., Auburn

Drive up Treehenge Lane and follow signs for parking.

  • 530.957.1058
  • email@emailaccount.com
  • crockett-tiles.com
  • FB: /CarolRobinCrockett

Anette Kaiser-Rott Loop Couture Handbag Studio

knitted and crocheted fiber art

21100 Pioneer Way, Grass Valley

Drive up the long driveway, past the front door entrance park in driveway or in area next to it. Walk through rust iron gate.

  • 530.205.6864
  • anette@loopcouture.com
  • www.loopcouture.com
  • IG: @loop.couture FB: /loop.couture

Jill Erickson

oil painting, watercolor, printmaking, pastel

21100 Pioneer Way, Grass Valley

Drive up the long driveway, past the front door entrance park in driveway or in area next to it. Walk through rust iron gate.

  • 510.332.8003 
  • jillerick@gmail.com
  • Jill-erickson.fineartamerica.com

Antje Dormeyer Designs

jewelry

17108 Alioto Dr, Grass Valley

Park on the street. Studio in back.

  • 530.205.6205 
  • ant65je@icloud.com
  • www.antjedormeyer.com

Patricia Nelson Designs

fiber art

17108 Alioto Dr, Grass Valley

Park on the street. Studio in back.

  • 530.559.5908 
  • penelson2gk@gmail.com

Sylviane Giacoletto

oil & acrylic painting

17108 Alioto Dr, Grass Valley

Park on the street. Studio in back.

  • 916.521.9249 
  • sylvianegiacoletto.com
  • IG & FB: @sylvianegiacoletto

Katie Wolff

oil, acrylic, mixed media

11630 Bernadine Ct, Grass Valley

Please turn around and park on the right side of the driveway or park in cul-de-sac.

  • 415.279.8466 
  • KatieWolffStudio.com
  • QueenKatieWolff@yahoo.com
  • IG: @KatieWolffStudio

Jay Gordin

knife making, bladesmithing

11630 Bernadine Ct, Grass Valley

Please turn around and park on the right side of the driveway or park in cul-de-sac.

  • 415.297.2056 
  • www.JayBearKnives.com
  • JayBearTrading@yahoo.com
  • IG: @jaybearknives

Candy Ekstrom

ceramics

11630 Bernadine Ct, Grass Valley

Please turn around and park on the right side of the driveway or park in cul-de-sac.

  • 630.605.7468 
  • candyekstrom.com

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Dori Greenbaum

watercolor painting, pen & watercolor sketching

11630 Bernadine Ct, Grass Valley

Please turn around and park on the right side of the driveway or park in cul-de-sac.

  • 530.559.7117 
  • www.dorigreenbaum.com
  • IG: @dori.greenbaum

Gail Lipson

photography

11630 Bernadine Ct, Grass Valley

Please turn around and park on the right side of the driveway or park in cul-de-sac.

  • GailLipsonPhotography.com
  • gaillipson@gmail.com

Jane Markham

woodworking

11630 Bernadine Ct, Grass Valley

Please turn around and park on the right side of the driveway or park in cul-de-sac.

  • 530.913.9403 
  • mountainexotics.com
  • janeandco@gmail.com
  • IG:@mountainexotics 
  • FB: /mountainexotics

Bill Wilson

gourd art

11630 Bernadine Ct, Grass Valley

Please turn around and park on the right side of the driveway or park in cul-de-sac.

  • wm.cswilson@gmail.com

Beth Leydon Fibergarten Studio

nuno & wet felting

11630 Bernadine Ct, Grass Valley

Please turn around and park on the right side of the driveway or park in cul-de-sac.

  • 530.368.1952 
  • www.fibergarten.com
  • fibergarten@gmail.com
  • @fibergartenstudio | FB: /fibergarten

Pamela Klein

jewelry

11630 Bernadine Ct, Grass Valley

Please turn around and park on the right side of the driveway or park in cul-de-sac.

  • 530.613.9296 
  • pkleinjewelry.com
  • pam@pkleinjewelry.com
  • IG: @pkleinjewelry

Bear River Glassworks

glass flameworking

20033 Casa Loma Dr, Grass Valley

Parking on the street is best. There is limited parking in the driveway if street parking is full.

  • www.bearriverglassworks.com
  • IG: @bear_river_glassworks
  • FB: /bearriverglasswrks

Donald L. Russel

stone & wood

14709 Sky Pines Rd, Grass Valley

Studio is located directly off Sky Pines Rd. Follow sign up driveway and park near the barn. Do not drive up Welsh Ln.

  • naturesart88@gmail.com
  • naturesart2000.com
  • FB: /donrussel

Dugan Essick

wood

15087 Lost Ln, Grass Valley

Park in the gravel lot in front of shop.

  • 530.264.6062 
  • Essickwoodworks.com
  • dugan@essicwoodworks.com
  • IG: @essickwoodwoodworks

Mindy Oberne

ceramics

13169 Twin Star Lane, Grass Valley

Drive through tall bamboo gate. There is plenty of on site parking.

  • twinstargallery.com
  • moberne117@gmail.com

Kate Dumont

painting, collage, 3D assemblage

13169 Twin Star Lane, Grass Valley

Drive through tall bamboo gate. There is plenty of on site parking.

  • katedumont1@comcast.net

Suzanne Christ-Burr

felting

13169 Twin Star Lane, Grass Valley

Drive through tall bamboo gate. There is plenty of on site parking.

  • suzanneburr@icloud.com
  • suzannechristburr.etsy.com
  • FB: /feltingbysuzanne

Indian Springs Art & Ceramic Center Glenn Husted

clay, bronze, painting, printmaking, drawing & mixed media

16774 Indian Springs Rd, Penn Valley

Park in lower parking lot or side lot. ADA should park up top, 2nd studio inlet near studio.

  • 530.446.4361 
  • glenn@isacc.info
  • www.isacc.info
  • IG: @glenn_husted_clayworks

Little Easy Studios Wayne Shaffer

sculpture, photography, painting

18273 Penn Valley Dr, Penn Valley

Park in large lot off Penn Valley Dr, across from Western Gateway Park. Follow signs to each studio

 

  • 510.847.9026 
  • wayneshaffer.com
  • IG: @wayneshafferart, @acacia_donovan, @camillehollingshead

alice krasinski

acrylic painting

14015 River Rock Rd, Penn Valley

Studio is in the one story building behind the house.

  • 510.717.6183 
  • alicekrasinski.com
  • krasinskialice@gmail.com

Mim Meakin

watercolor

521 Packard Dr, Grass Valley

Please park on the street and follow the driveway to the back patio and studio.

  • 530.477.8132 
  • mimmeakinart@gmail.com

Shayna Christie

gourd luminaries

625 Pelton Way, Grass Valley

Park on the street. Studio space is in the house through the front door.

  • 530.388.0601 
  • Shaynarchristie@gmail.com
  • www.etsy.com/shop/gourdsthatglow
  • IG: @gourdsthatglow

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center Artist Studios

painting, textiles, mixed media, jewelery & more

410 S Church St, Grass Valley

Park in lot or on Church St, Upstairs, studios are on the 3rd floor.

  • 530.272.4725
  • saintjosephsculturalcenter@gmail.com
  • saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

WEEKEND LEGEND

Della Heywood

watercolor and oil painting

Luchessi Tasting Room – 128 Mill St, Grass Valley

Public parking on the street or in public lot.

  • DellaHeywood.com 
  • IG: @DellaHeywood
  • 510.717.4253 | heydella@gmail.com

art works gallery

various media

113 Mill St, Grass Valley

Downtown Grass Valley. Public parking on the street or in public lot.

  • 530.477.1600 
  • artworksgalleryco-op.com
  • artworksgalleryinfo@gmail.com
  • IG & FB: @artworksgallerygrassvalley

michelle jewett

acrylic, mixed media, fluid acrylic

220 Cameron Ct, Grass Valley

Park on street. Studio is located in house.

  • 530.277.7001 
  • michellejewettart.com
  • mjewettart@gmail.com
  • IG & FB: @michellejewettart

Meredith Manning

painting, assemblage, ephemera

10717 Butte View Dr, Grass Valley

Park on the street. Studio is located up the driveway in the garage.

  • 415.902.9859
  • www.mmanningworks.com
  • mermanning@gmail.com
  • IG: @meramaxit

Mike Ryan

photography

10717 Butte View Dr, Grass Valley

Park on the street. Studio is located up the driveway and through the gate on the left.

  • 415.760.8034
  • stoopball@gmail.com

neighborhood center for the arts

painting, wood working, ceramics, textiles, hand woven rugs

200 Litton Dr #212, Grass Valley

At the end of Litton Dr, drive through parking lot, left around the building. Studio on 2nd floor. Elevator and stairs available.

  • ncagrassvalley.org
  • ncadirector@nccn.net
  • IG: @ncagrassvalley
  • FB: /ncagrassvalley

Sierra college

painting, ceramics, printmaking

N12 Multipurpose Room – 250 Sierra College Dr, Grass Valley

At the top of the drive make a right to follow signs for Multipurpose Rm and Lot 5, free parking.

  • 530.274.5266 
  • sierracollege.edu
  • mgottschalk@sierracollege.edu
  • IG: @ncc.art.dept

tim wilson

metal jewelry & sculptures

672 Glenwood Rd, Grass Valley

No access via Eskaton.

  • 530.272.2093 
  • rusticsculptures@gmail.com

cru dorsey sifter design

graphic/web design, illustration, typography, sign painting

1721 E Main Street, Suite #4, Grass Valley

Unit on stilts you can drive underneath with mirrored windows. ADA ramp at top of lot, ample parking available.

  • 530.270.9500 
  • www.sifterdesign.com
  • cru@sifterdesign.com 
  • IG: @crudorsey

Forest Aliya

painting, printmaking

563 Idaho-Maryland Rd, Grass Valley

In the front of building across from the For the Love of Pets.

  • 530.559.9085 
  • Forestaliyastudio.one
  • forestaliyastudio@gmail.com

Artists’ Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) Art Center

watercolor, oil, acrylics, ceramic sculpture & pottery

ASiF – 940 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley

Entire east side parking lot and plenty of street parking.

  • 530.274.7000 
  • asifstudios.com
  • IG: @asifstudios 
  • FB: /asifstudios

Barbara Harris

acrylic painting, encaustic painting, encaustic monotypes, printmaking, mixed media

ASiF – 940 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley

Plenty of parking in two lots on either side of the building, plus street parking. Studio 5.

  • 530.401.5296 
  • barbaraharrisartist.com
  • spindawg2@gmail.com
  • IG: @barbara.harris.

denise wey

large format river paintings

ASiF – 940 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley

Plenty of parking in two lots on either side of the building, plus street parking.

  • 530.559.9112 
  • www.denisewey.com
  • dwey@denisewey.com 
  • IG: @yubariverlove
  • FB: /Denise Wey – Artist

Kathryn Wronski

painting

ASiF – 940 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley

Plenty of parking in two lots on either side of the building, plus street parking.

  • 530.913.8757 
  • www.kwronski.com
  • kwronski@sbcglobal.net

uCg artist community

mixed media, fiber art, watercolor, acrylic, photography

180 Cambridge Ct, Grass Valley

Large parking lot with studios located in the main building. Unity in the Gold Country.

  • UnityGoldCountry.us
  • katdzines@sbcglobal.net
  • FB: /UGC Artist Community

pam’s clay paradise

ceramics

11937 Paradise Lane, Grass Valley

Park in the culdesac and follow the driveway on the left to the studio.

  • 201.693.3585
  •  pammontalbano.com
  • Teaclay3@aol.com 
  • IG: @teaclay_art
  • FB: /Pamela Montalbano

Jan Pellizzer/ Creative Spirits Art

alcohol inks, acrylic paint

NO LONGER ON TOUR

  • 530-368-0790
  • japellizzer@gmail.com, 
  • http://www.jan-pellizzer.pixels.com/
  • IG – @janpellizzer
  • FB – @pellizzerjan

SIERRA ROSE ALPACAS

local alpaca fiber art & yarn, natural plant dyes

15895 Greenhorn Rd, Grass Valley

Studio is next to house past all the barns.

  • 530.272.1218 
  • www.SierraRoseAlpacas.com
  • Cynthia@SierraRoseAlpacas.com
  • IG: @SierraRoseAlpacas

WEEKEND LEGEND

Penelope St Claire

ceramics

10033 Narrow Gauge Ln, Grass Valley

Park in driveway and follow signs to enter.

  • 530.559.7325 
  • saintschroder@fastmail.fm
  • IG: @penelope_stclaire

sierra mohr fiber art

textile

10033 Narrow Gauge Ln, Grass Valley

Park in driveway and follow signs to enter.

  • sierra@hautesteel.com
  • www.etsy.com/shop/SierraMohrFiberArt
  • IG: @SierraMohrFiberArt

Ron Kenedi

painting

12520 Gayle Ln, Nevada City

Park on Gayle Ln. or Black Oak.

  • wwwronkenediart.com
  • ronkenedi@hotmail.com
  • IG: @ronkenediart

Louis Quaintance

cast bronze

10777 Banner Mine Way, Nevada City

Please park on the street. Studio is located just up the driveway, separate from the house.

  • 510.333.0241
  • QuaintanceSculpture.com

Stephanie Schriver

painting

11950 Red Gate Rd, Nevada City

Street parking on Red Gate Rd. walk up the driveway to front door.

  • 831.588.1643
  • stephanieschriver.com
  • schriver1@aol.com

Jennifer Rugge

natural earth paints, beeswax, raw clay slips & more

12811 Spring Rd, Nevada City

Left through gate. Park in gravel driveway

  • 530.615.4786
  • jenniferrugge.com
  • jlhrugge@gmail.com
  • IG: @jenniferruggefineart

Florence Carland

acrylic painting

11465 Via Vista, Nevada City

Park on the street. Enter through the white gate located at the left of the garage.

  • 650.296.3666
  •  www.florencecarlandartist.com
  • fcarland@comcast.net
  • IG: @nevadacityscenes

Laurel Vieaux

modern leaded glass

11543 Lothlorien Lane, Nevada City

Park in driveway, enter through main front door. Glass displays in downstairs windows, studio at the top of stairs.

  • 530.205.8308
  • laurelvieaux@gmail.com
  • IG: @laurelvieaux

Mark Wilcox

oil painting

Nevada City Picture Framing – 571 Searls Ave. B, Nevada City

Entrance is from Searls Ave between Ridge Road and Argall Way

  •  530.263.3220
  • bluecliffdesign@gmail.com
  • IG: @markwilcoxpainter

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eli rush

photography

Nevada City Picture Framing – 571 Searls Ave. B, Nevada City

Entrance is from Searls Ave between Ridge Road and Argall Way

  • 530.913.3807
  • elirushimages@yahoo.com

Lucy Tova Galbraith

resin, painting, photography, wood, dance

542 Searls Ave, Nevada City

Take driveway across from Big Brand Tire (formerly Plaza Tire). Large parking lot. Studio inside Salsa Sierra Dance Studio.

  • 530.913.5563
  • www.VisionsMultimediaGroup.com
  • Lucy.Tova@Gmail.com
  • FB: /VisionsMultimediaGroup

LeeAnn Brook

large format acrylic & mixed media painting

427 Sacramento St, Nevada City

Parking in front of house or on Searles Ave. and Sacramento St.

  • 530.557.5160
  • www.leeannbrookfineart.com
  • leeann@brookdesign.com
  • IG: @leeannbrook_fineart

Aandra Aabdock

analog collage, oil painting

412 S Pine St, Nevada City

Parking on Cross St. Studio located at beginning of driveway.

  • 917.817.5286
  • aabdockstudio@gmail.com
  • aabdockstudio.com

David B. McKay

photography

343 Clay St, Nevada City

Park on street.

  • davidmckayphotography.com
  • davidmckayphotography@gmail.com

Annette Wolters

painting

10675 Kate Vincent Ct., Nevada City

Parking on driveway in front and left side of house with space for 7 cars.

  • 530.559.9290 
  • IG: @annettewoltersartist
  • www.annettewoltersartist.com
  • annettewoltersartist@gmail.com

Juxtartstudios CHAD DUgas

mixed media, photographic collage

406 Nimrod Street, Nevada City

Park in the driveway next to 332 Nile St.

  • 917.498.9797
  • IG: @juxtartstudios 
  • FB: /chaz.duga.3

Ginny Davis

repurposed/upcycled steel sculpture

240 Boulder Street, Nevada City

Street parking on Boulder St.

  • 707.299.7069 
  • ginnydavismetalgardenart.com
  • ginny@ginnydavismetalgardenart.com

Yvon Dockter & Friends Art Studio

ceramics, metal, wood, painting

10514 Boulder St, Nevada City

Park on Boulder Street and enter through the gate.

  • 530.559.5543 
  • IG: @yvondockterartonly
  • FB: /Yvon Dockter

WEEKEND LEGEND

Thomas E Devine

drawing, oil & mixed mediapainting

111 Nihell Street, Nevada City

Park on the street and enter through black iron gate. Studio located in the house.

  • 530.265.3104

Tina Haller Scoliosis Warrior Art

mixed media

447 Broad Street, Nevada City

Street parking at the top of Broad St. before it splits.

  • 530.263.8462
  • tinabasich@aol.com
  • scoliosiswarriorart.com
  • IG @scoliosis_warrior_art

Betsy Lombard

oil painting

17705 Hicks Rd, Nevada City

To access Hicks Rd, turn left onto Lake Vera Purdon Rd, and then right onto Rock Creek Rd. Do not turn right onto N. Bloomfield.

  • 530.263.4791
  • www.betsylombard.com
  • betsylombard@gmail.com

Mark Oldland

sculpture, functional art

17705 Hicks Rd, Nevada City

To access Hicks Rd, turn left onto Lake Vera Purdon Rd, and then right onto Rock Creek Rd. Do not turn right onto N. Bloomfield.

  •  530.205.5838
  • www.markoldlandarts.com 

Susan Lobb Porter

painting, sculpture

14153 Misty Meadow Ln, Nevada City

Follow signs for parking. Studio behind upper house.

  • 530.575.1455 
  • www.slporter.com 
  • susan@slporter.com
  • IG: @slporter_fineart
  • FB: /slporterfineart

liz collins

painting, mixed media

19728 Dylan Ct, Nevada City

Follow signs for parking.

  • 530.265.5767
  • www.lizcollinsart.com 
  • lizstudio123@gmail.com
  • IG: @lizcollinsart

Snowgoose studio

ceramics, watercolor, stained glass, paper mache

15561 Wet Hill Road, Nevada City

Street parking out front available, there are two studios and front yard tents.

  • 530.277.5731
  • www.Susanbarry.us
  • snowgoosestudionc@gmail.com

Domenica Mottarella

ceramic sculpture, underglaze painting, functional ware

15561 Wet Hill Road, Nevada City

Street parking out front available, there are two studios and front yard tents.

  • dmottarella1@gmail.com
  • IG: @domenicamottarellaceramicart

jean potts

pottery, ceramic sculpture

15561 Wet Hill Road, Nevada City

Street parking out front available, there are two studios and front yard tents.

  • 530.559.1885 
  • IG: @pottspotsandsculpture

Eileen Blodgett

painting, mixed media

11225 Golden Oaks Ct, Nevada City

Parking available in circular drive.

  • 530.277.9919
  • www.eileenblodgett.com
  • eileen@eileenblodgett.com
  • IG: @eileenblodgettart

jan anderson

fused glass

11734 Lowhills Rd, Nevada City

Park only on the studio side of the street or in the circular driveway.

  • 530.470.0918 
  • janandersonglass.com

The Curious Forge Arts Center

ceramics, jewelry, wood arts

13024 Bitney Springs Rd, Bldg 9, Nevada City

Parking in front of our location.

  • 530.446.2777
  • thecuriousforge.org
  • FB: /TheCuriousForgeMakerSpace

Laurence Fogiel

acrylic painting, figure drawing

13717 Witt Lane, Nevada City

From Bitney Springs Rd, go 1000 ft, continue past house down to parking by barn. Studio is in barn.

  • 530.635.7909
  • lfogiel@gmail.com
  • IG: @laurencefogiel

Overall Collective Design

woodworking, metal working, jewelry

13440 Jones Bar Rd, Nevada City

Stay left down the driveway and around first house. Studio is located by the pond.

  • 530.346.2079
  • overallcollective.com
  • ocd@overallcollective.com
  • IG: @overall_collective_design

Shelley Carlisle PhotoArt

photography, collage, videography, 2D animation

22435 Montezuma Ln, Nevada City

Go left up the driveway from Montezuma Lane. Six marked parking spots next to the house available.

  • 415.450.1412
  • www.shelleycarlisle.com
  • shelley@shelleycarlisle.com
  • IG: @shelleycarlislephotoart

Rachelle Garnitz

painting, photography

27324 Sweetland Rd, North San Juan

Park in front of open gate and fence line. Followthe path on the right to the front door. Studiolocated in the house.

  • 530.559.2129
  • www.rachellegarnitz.com
  • rachellegarnitz.r6@yahoo.com
  • IG: @Rachelle Garnitz | FB: /Rachelle Garnitz

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