Please come out this weekend, both Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, 2021 to support AANV artists and do some holiday shopping at the locations indicated below. Several of Art Gallery Napa Valley Members are participating, including Janis Adams, John Comisky, Sharon Crary, Therese Legere, Sunshine Moeschler, Bill Mellberg, and Frank Trozzo,
Hours have been modified to 10 AM to 4 PM since it is getting dark earlier now. Please note that all the artists listed below will be showing on Saturday; Sunday there will be a reduced presence. Hope to see you there!!
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:
Wow! 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
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.
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.
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.
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We are committed to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to promoting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.