Submitted by Kathy Marks
MADERA COUNTY – Sierra Art Trails is kicking off our 2014 activities with a Call to Artists for our first Spring Special Exhibit, “Valley View – Yosemite Trails, Currents, and Visions.”
The exhibit is presented in association with the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Yosemite Grant, signed into law by Abraham Lincoln in 1864, and will open to the public at Stellar Gallery in Oakhurst on Apr. 5.
We are very pleased to announce the 12th annual Sierra Art Trails Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour. The show is the largest and most anticipated arts event in the area, featuring artists and artisans working in a wide range of media including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, woodcarving, ceramics, glass, and more! Participating artists are featured in the tour catalog, included in a month-long Preview Exhibit, and benefit from an extensive advertising campaign promoting the event.
2014 promises to be a benchmark year for Sierra Art Trails. Sales figures for participating artists have improved significantly over the past two years. We see this as a sign of economic recovery in our area. Attendance improved in 2013 as well. Visitors came from throughout California and beyond, and were truly excited to join us for the three day annual event.
Artist’s Submission Deadline – May 1st
Sierra Art Trails October 3, 4, and 5 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Preview Exhibit – Sept 7 to Oct 6, Reception Sat Sept 13, 4 to 9 PM
Sierra Art Trails Call for Catalog Advertisers has also begun!
Support the arts and your community by advertising in the Sierra Art Trails Catalog. This full color catalog and directory is a showcase for the visual arts, featuring works and contact information for all participating Sierra Art Trails artists and artisans. It is also a useful resource year round, providing information on the businesses, events, and non-profit organizations that make up our thriving community.
For our advertiser, the catalog is an excellent marketing opportunity, offering much more than a one time throw-away ad. It is an important reference guide that buyers keep, making it an excellent vehicle for repeat exposures to your business.
Advertising deadline is June 1, please visit http://www.sierraarttrails.org/advertising.htm for more information.