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Vicki Thomas: Loving The Art Journey

Vicki Thomas Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #7 I love this journey of being an artist! How did I get so lucky? My art interest started when I was quite young. On long, cold wintery nights, I would draw and color with my mother, who also loved art. My father encouraged my art career, although with some reluctance at first. ...

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Betty Berk: Piano And Painting

Betty Berk Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #68 Betty Berk is an Expressionist painter.  She uses bold color combinations to express her inner world on the landscapes of her canvasses. Her passion of playing her piano has deeply impacted her art. She wants the viewer to experience each painting like she experiences the classical music she plays. This has developed ...

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Penny Otwell: Ala Prima Technique

Penny Otwell Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #95 Penny Otwell will host four other artists at her Mariposa Studio close to the Historic District downtown. Close to shops and restaurants, you can visit her working studio and see a painting demo each day at 1 p.m. during “the trail.” Otwell will have large to small paintings available for purchase, ink ...

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Vivian Helena Aumond-Capone: Creativity Blossoms

Vivian Helena Aumond- Capone Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #28 I love to create something new every time I walk in to my studio. Too many projects litter the tables, and sometimes the floor. I work with fabric, decorate gourds, enjoy making earrings and necklaces. I show a variety of art, which make great gifts for yourself or friends. I ...

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Linda Zupcic: Nature Is Never Silent

Linda Zupcic Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #65 There is so much constant chatter in our world, verbal and non-verbal, and we spend so much time responding to this chatter, that we have come to equate silence with loneliness, emptiness. But it is only in silence that we learn to hear ourselves, each other, and the earth we live on. ...

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Gay Abarbanell: Essential Magic

Gay Abarbanell Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #71 Nature is full of magical abstracts; capturing that essential magic excites me and keeps me walking through the world, camera in hand. Line, color, and shape expand the fun as I try to find new ways to express that excitement. I particularly enjoy “abstracting” the vision. Sometimes I do it subtly, as ...

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Wendy Denton: Camera As Conduit With The World

Wendy Denton Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #60 I learned photography in Germany in my early 20s. At first I was self-taught through books and a makeshift darkroom in my kitchen. I then used the darkroom in the Karlsruhe U.S. Army base. My love was black and white imagery, and my photographic activity was more or less my therapy. When ...

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Sierra Art Trails Weekend

Submitted by Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau MOUNTAIN AREA – The Sierra Art Trails open studio tour takes place this weekend: Friday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 throughout more than a dozen Yosemite area communities of Eastern Madera and Mariposa Counties. This is the largest exhibit of its kind and features a variety of media including painting, photography, jewelry, ...

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SAT Preview Exhibit & Gala Reception Open

OAKHURST – The opening Gala Reception for Sierra Art Trails is happening today, Saturday, Sept. 12 from 4 – 9 p.m. The event recognizes artists along with the Preview Exhibit at Stellar Gallery in Oakhurst. The exhibit runs through Sunday, Oct. 4. Now in its 13th year, Sierra Art Trails (SAT) is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2, ...

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David Caris: Go With The Flow

David Caris Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #43 Working with clay has become a need for me. I love the feel, the texture, the ability to form it into a new being and then alter it as my feelings suggest. I don’t work with clay every day because it is so consuming I would not be able to pursue other ...

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