Last year when my studio re-opened after the lock-down, I brought home some clay, mostly slab scraps. I cut the scraps into strips and rolled them into thinner strips which caused the edges to stretch and crack, creating the wonderful texture I wanted. I stood the strips on end, stacking multiple strips together to form the finished composition. These pieces were inspired by the striations that were revealed in mountains and hillsides when they were excavated to make the roads we travel on. These wall pieces will be available at studio #27, 32 Forest Drive in Napa during Open Studios Napa Valley September 18-19, & 25-26.
Art Lovers, here’s your chance to get out and and see the wonderful creative work of our local artists! The May 1st popup art show has 35 of our artists participating. The show is in honor of Mother’s Day and will be held at these locations around Napa and Yountville. The hours are 10 am to 5pm.
Here is a list of names and locations:
|Jessel Gallery Outside||1019 Atlas Peak Rd|
|Frank Trozzo||Oils / Acrylics|
|Marilyn Smith||Jewelry / beadwork|
|Yountville Community Center||6516 Washington St|
|Emil Yanos||Ceramics, Scarves|
|Regina Moraida||Oils / Pastels|
|Art Center||1520 Behrens St, Napa|
|Emily Freiman||Acrylic / Oils|
|Sunshine Moeschler||Acrylic / ink|
|Celeste Austria||2583 Wine Country Ave, Napa||Mixed media|
|Debbie Ames||3204 Scenic Dr, Napa 94558||Photos / Jewelry|
|Janice Peterson||3204 Scenic Dr, Napa 94558||Paintings|
|Jeff Smith||425 Jefferson St. Napa 94559||Watercolors / oils|
|Judith Graziani||2380 Eva St, Napa 94559||Glass|
|Karen Winograde||2394 Big Ranch Rd. Napa||Ceramics|
|Lis Macdonald||10 Eagle Ln, Napa||Watercolors|
|Mara Adelman||434 Montgomery St||Jewelry / painting|
|Mary Anne Parker||1059 Coombsville Rd, Napa||Woven Textiles|
|Robert Zlomke||340 Foothill Blvd, Napa||Furniture|
|Sue Conrad||2741 Hilltop Dr. Napa CA||Acrylics|
AANV member John Comisky is the winner of the 2020 Smithsonian Natural World photograph of the year. His winning photograph, Whale Tail 2, is on display at Art Gallery Napa Valley, 1307 First Street in Napa, so stop by to see this stunning picture from one of John’s many fantastic trips to commune with Mother Nature. Great job, John!! And thanks to all who voted for John’s photograph in the Smithsonian’s contest.
The official announcement from Smithsonian can be found at this link
John will be the presenter for the Napa Library Remarkable Journey series, Thursday April 15th at 7pm, as shown on this flyer
John will be the presenter for the Napa Library Remarkable Journeys series, Thursday April 15th at 7pm
Frank Trozzo will be speaking about his solo exhibit in the Napa Libray this coming Friday, March 12.
Now that we are making progress and are able to move around a bit again, I’m excited to tell you that I’m showing my paintings in a solo show at the Napa County Library during the month of March.
I’ve been busy during the pandemic working on new ideas and forms. The show has 26 paintings, including 17 new works and some that have never been shown before.
During this time the library has been holding live Zoom presentations of the featured artists.
I’ll be speaking about the works Friday March 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm. You are invited.
Here is the link if you would like to join me that evening:
I hope you get a chance to see the show and I hope you can tune in to listen to my presentation.
I look forward to the day we can all meet again in person.
If you have questions about the works please contact me at [email protected].
You can vote once a day through March 31st!
The finalists for the Smithsonian 2020 Photo Contest are now up and voting is open at the link attached. AANV member John Comisky would appreciate any and all support by taking a minute to vote for his wonderful photo of a whale’s tail.
From Yountville Art,
We have extended the deadline for the 2021 Art, Sip and Stroll through March 7th! Please assist us in inviting more artists! If you are an artist already juried into the cancelled 2020 event, your space is tentatively confirmed with final confirmation after your booth space has been paid for in April.
If you are a new artist to our event, we will conduct the Jury process after the new deadline and let you know if you have been elected by March 20th. Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions.
Thank You, Yountville Art, Sip and Stroll 2021
As you may know, AANV had to cancel its annual Open Studios in September as a result of the COVID-19 virus restrictions. This plague has also had a devastating affect on the Napa Valley economy, causing many of our citizens to experience financial hardship and food vulnerabilities. A group of artists will be addressing both situations this month. The Napa Art Drive Pop Up will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 10 AM to 5 PM. The entry fees paid by the participating artists will be split between the Napa Food Bank and AANV. If you have the means, you are encouraged to donate to the Napa Food Bank, whether you drop by the Pop Up locations or not.
We would love for you to drive by the locations shown on this map and check out the local artwork for sale or just for viewing. Please wear your mask, as required by county and state rules. We will maintain the required social distancing and have hand sanitizer available at each location.
Please join us! See you then!
Art Association Napa Valley believes that all individuals deserve to be treated equally and equitably. Our mission is to foster and encourage creative arts. We state clearly and without equivocation that we condemn racism in all its forms: conscious, unconscious, institutional, structural, historic, and continuing.
We are committed to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to promoting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Art Association Napa Valley (AANV) continues to comply with government directives to practice “social distancing” by canceling or postponing all events at the Art Center at 1520 Behrens Street in Napa until further notice. The Art Gallery Napa Valley at 1307 First Street in Napa is temporarily closed for the same reason. We will let you know immediately when we may resume activities at these two venues. UPDATE: Art Gallery Napa Valley is OPEN starting July 1, 2020.
In the meantime, please stay safe at home, wash those hands regularly, practice social distancing if you have to be out, wear your fashionable mask and create beautiful art.