Emil Yanos

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.

May 1st Napa Pop Up Art Show

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 Outside1019 Atlas Peak Rd
Bill MellbergGlass
BJ ThraikillOils
Deborah DeanPaintings
Diane PopeWatercolors
Diane SladeAcrylic 
Frank TrozzoOils / Acrylics
Janis AdamsGlass
John ComiskyPhotography
Karen WrightPhotography
Marcia GarciaBaskets
Marilyn SmithJewelry / beadwork

Yountville Community Center 6516 Washington St
Cheryl ThompsonJewelry
Emil YanosCeramics, Scarves
Geoff HansenPhotography
Gerda ShupeWood
Jeannie DillonWatercolor
Kathy TranmerAcrylic 
Krista FloodGlass
Patty WessmanGlass
Regina MoraidaOils / Pastels
Sheryl MarshalAcrylics

Art Center1520 Behrens St, Napa
Emily FreimanAcrylic / Oils
Laurie MarchesasultOils
Sunshine MoeschlerAcrylic / ink

Home Studios
Celeste Austria2583 Wine Country Ave, NapaMixed media
Debbie Ames 3204 Scenic Dr, Napa 94558Photos / Jewelry
Janice Peterson3204 Scenic Dr, Napa 94558Paintings
Jeff Smith425 Jefferson St. Napa 94559Watercolors / oils
Judith Graziani2380 Eva St, Napa 94559Glass
Karen Winograde2394 Big Ranch Rd. Napa Ceramics
Lis Macdonald10 Eagle Ln, Napa Watercolors
Mara Adelman434 Montgomery StJewelry / painting
Mary Anne Parker1059 Coombsville Rd, Napa Woven Textiles
Robert Zlomke340 Foothill Blvd, Napa Furniture
Sue Conrad2741 Hilltop Dr. Napa CAAcrylics

John Comisky Wins!

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

Frank Trozzo featured – Napa Library

Frank Trozzo will be speaking about his solo exhibit in the Napa Libray this coming Friday, March 12.

Frank writes,

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:
https://countyofnapa.zoom.us/j/99937289834

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].

CALL FOR ART- Yountville Sip and Stroll

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

See Yountville Sip and Stroll Art Call or email Samantha Holland

Napa Art Drive Pop Up

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!

A Statement from AANV Board of Directors

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.

Compliance

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.

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