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Am I ready? For the South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour

The Michigan Tree

I wanted to share a glimpse of what you might see when you join me on the studio tour. I have been working on a whole new series of Giant Sequoia paintings, part of my Giant Sequoia Series, in preparation for a traveling show “All about our Giants”. These paintings are in various degrees of done and un-done. I wanted to share the whole process with you. Many of the pieces you will see are brand new and have never been seen before. I hope you will join me.

The Michigan Tree
The Michigan Tree a fallen Giant Sequoia looks out over a meadow with new younger giants .
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South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour

South Valley Artists' Studio Tour Mar 18-20, 2016
South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour Mar 18-20, 2016

South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour

The Arts Consortium is offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the world of local artists with the South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour: Opening Doors / Opening Minds taking place March 18-19-20, 2016.

Over the course of three days, 40 Tulare County artists will open their personal studio doors to the public, demonstrating their individual creative processes and sharing different phases and facets of their work. Ticket holders can ask questions, watch the artists in action, and build a more personalized relationship with the creative forces in our community.

Porterville artist Joy Collier will have her studio open and will have a limited number of passports available for sale. Please call to reserve one – 781-2696 or puchase one at the Art Consortium in Visalia, The Tulare Historical Museum or the Three Rivers Historical Museum.

Tour Passports are now on sale! Passports are only $15 for all three days and all artist studios.

Tour Dates

Friday March 18, 2016: 10am-8pm.
Saturday March 19, 2016: 10am-8pm
Sunday March 20, 2016: 10am-5pm

http://artsconsortium.org/svast/

For more information call the Arts Consortium at 559-802-3266.

 

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South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour – more info….

Giant Sequoia with Dogwood and Deer 48" x 18" Acrylic Painting $1895 © Joy A Collier
Giant Sequoia with Dogwood and Deer 48″ x 18″ Acrylic Painting $1895 © Joy A Collier

WHAT: SOUTH VALLEY ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR
WHEN: FRI/SAT/SUN March 20 – 22
3/20, (5-8 pm,) 3/21(10am-5 pm), 3/22(10 am – 4 pm)

WHERE: Region 1, Exeter (1 studio), Woodlake (2 studios)
Region 2 (Visalia/Tulare, (21 Studios)
Region 3, Lindsay, (2 studios) Springville (3 studios)
Porterville (1 studio plus “Embassy” at PAA)
Region 4, Three Rivers (7 Studios)

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 20, 21 and 22, fans of the arts who are moving from studio to studio on the South Valley Tour will find a different “look” in Lindsay: Two Studios will be open; Ginny Wilson’s Blue Ridge Photography, and now a second: The studio of Merary Lopez at Healthy Start, an organization that provides services to the families of Lindsay students. Tour Booklets (tickets, $15) and maps are available at Healthy Start, 400 E. Hermosa St..

Merary, born and raised in Mexico, graduated from Universidad de Montemorelos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts in 1992. An artist in her own right, she also teaches art classes and Art History for children and young adults at Healthy Start in Lindsay. Her own paintings as well as teaching demonstrations and the work of her students will be on display at the studio.

Tickets (booklets) are also available at Ginny Wilson’s Photography Studio/Gallery, 1864 E. Lindmore. Ginny’s is an outdoor gallery and studio “with a view” as one looks east toward the Sierras from their hilltop home. Her photographs include scenes in nature, and images from the U.S. and Europe. All illustrate her love of shape, contrast, and color

Other nearby studios include Eric Gonzales at 201 Portola Ave., Exeter as well as Linda Hengst and John Sundstrom in Woodlake, Lindsay Dion, Joy Harvey and Ron Zanini in Springville and Joy Collier (Featured Artist!) on Success Valley Dr., Porterville. Joy also has a one-person exhibit at the Porterville Art Association, 151 N. Main St (where booklets with directions to the studios may also be purchased.)

In addition to the two studios in Lindsay, an on-going exhibit by long-time Porterville College Art Teacher, Tom Howell, is still be on the walls at the Museum/Gallery, 165 N. Gale Hill (down the street and around the corner from Healthy Start ). The Museum/Gallery will be open on the Sunday of the Art Studio Tour. Gallery hours are 12 – 4 pm, Fridays and Sundays. (So if one comes to Lindsay on Friday, or Sunday, Tom’s exhibit may be seen before starting the Friday Tour at 4:00 or on Sunday from 12 Noon until 4:00 pm.)

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My Backyard – a one woman show at the Porterville Art Association

California-Black-Bear in Sequoia National Park - Original Acrylic painting 30" x 24" $695 © Joy A Collier
California-Black-Bear in Sequoia National Park - Original Acrylic painting 30" x 24" $695 © Joy A Collier
California-Black-Bear in Sequoia National Park – Original Acrylic painting 30″ x 24″ $695 © Joy A Collier

Monday morning I will be hanging my show at the Porterville Art Association. It will be on display from March 18th through May 9th with an artist reception on April 3rd during the First Friday Art Walk.

One room will be filled with a glimpses into giant Sequoia forests. The second room will contain some of the more colorful moments from our local environment such as; the mustard & fiddle neck in bloom, the mysterious buckeye in different seasons, Porterville’s flower the iris, and more.

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Five Weeks has turned into One – How did that Happen?

South Valley Artists Studio Tour Embassy Locations

Starting next Friday March 20th and ending on Sunday afternoon March 22nd is the “South Valley Artists Studio Tour” and you are all welcome to join me in my funky little studio to see how I create my works of art plus the studios of about 40 artists Tulare County Wide.

Stop by one of our Embassy locations and pick up your passport ( a beautiful full color brochure that highlights each artist ) and a map for only $15 and you can visit all of the studio’s.

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Giant Sequoia with Dogwood and Deer

Giant Sequoia with Dogwood and Deer 48" x 18" Acrylic Painting $1895 © Joy A Collier
Giant Sequoia with Dogwood and Deer 48" x 18" Acrylic Painting $1895 © Joy A Collier
Giant Sequoia with Dogwood and Deer 48″ x 18″ Acrylic Painting $1895 © Joy A Collier

Giant Sequoia with Dogwood and Deer 48″ x 18″ Acrylic Painting $1895 © Joy A Collier

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Only Two Weeks to Go – South Valley Artists Studio Tour

A walk through a Giant Sequoia grove in Sequoia National Park

I saw this cute family traipsing along the path enjoying a day among the giants. (Click on the image to see the full picture)

A walk through a Giant Sequoia grove in Sequoia National Park
A walk through a Giant Sequoia grove in Sequoia National Park – 36″ x 24″ Original Acrylic Painting by Joy Collier

© Joy A Collier

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Five Week Countdown until the South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour

Lake Success with Mustard in Bloom  48"x48" Original Acrylic Painting © Joy A Collier $3000

Lake Success with Mustard in Bloom  48″x48″ Original Acrylic Painting © Joy A Collier

I’ve been working like crazy getting ready for these art-filled events:

Looking forward to meeting you!