Join my photographer husband, my daughter who is an acrylic and mixed media painter and myself at our home October 2 and 3.
"En Plein Sight" fundraiser for the Sierra Foothill Conservancy.
August 29, 5 - 8 pm
Abstract artist Michelle Capela
Thursday, May 20
130 N. Garden Street
will again host a Plein Air Paint-Out
Open to the Public
Sunday, May 16
Come see Clarks Valley and watch paintings being created
March is a beautiful time of the year on the McKenzie Preserve. Bring your family and friends to the Open House to explore on your own, enjoy the wildflowers and perhaps have a picnic. You may pick up a Discovery Trail guide and walk this in interesting loop trail on the lower part of the preserve or hike to the table top to see the beautiful view. While you explore the preserve, observe plein air artists creating paintings on canvas right out of the landscape. No reservations are needed.
November 17, 2009
Last evening David and I were reading. I was reading Julia Childs' 'My Life in France' while David was reading his latest 'Black & White' photography magazine. Occassionally he'd point out a photograph that won the 'merrit' award in the special issue of the contest winners.
Then he shows me a photograph taken in Yosemite at the same spot he has taken pictures. It's a snow scene looking up the Merced River with rocks covered in snow. I told him he should compare his photograph to the magazine to see if the rocks have changed.
He then moves his hand revealing the name of the photographer (David L. Hoffman) and says, 'I don't think they've changed'. What a SURPRISE!!! I couldn't believe he didn't tell me when he found out he'd earned the merrit award!
Madera Wine Trails
November 14 & 15, 2009
Special Event! An Afternoon of Painting and Celebration
Fall Plein Air Paint Out and Trabucco Ranch Celebration
Sat Nov. 14th 2009, 2-6pm
Sierra Foothill Conservancy will launch our first Plein Air painting project at the celebration of our 13th completed conservation easement in Mariposa. Observe artists at work on the property, including a painting demonstration by Adam Longatti. Learn about the art and conservation projects and join us for a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres over a sierra foothill sunset. Are you a patron of the arts? Interested in learning about volunteer opportunities? Contact us now to reserve your place: email@example.com (209) 742-5556.
I am excited to announce that I have been invited along with 9 other regional artists to participate in the Sierra Foothill Conservancy 2009-2010 Plein Air Invitational. To learn more about this event and the Sierra Foothill Conservancy use this link:
Sierra Art Trails Open Studio was very well attended this year. Thank you to all participants and especially those we had the pleasure of meeting here at our home. We hope to visit with you again next year!
Summer 2009One of my paintings was accepted into the Arts Visalia show,
"Views of Yokohl Valley"
Images left to right:John Sunstrom, "Follow the Leader", OilMona Fox Selph, "Storm Over Yokohl Valley", OilCharlotte Hoffman, "View Through the Gap", PastelJuly 1st - 31st
214 E. Oak Avenue
Visalia, CA 92391
Reception: Friday July 10th, 6-8pm
I am honored to have been chosen as the cover artist for the Sierra Art Trails catalog for this year. The event will be the weekend of October 3 & 4, 2009.
The catalog is your ticket for 2 persons. Catalogs are now available. The catalog lists each artist, an example of their work, artist statement, contact information and their location to see their work. Three maps guide you to the artists you are interested in viewing.
Sierra Art Trails is an annual open studio tour in our mountain communities. The trail extends from O'Neils up to Oakhurst, across to Mariposa and down to Cathys Valley. This area has the highest concentration of artists in California, if not all of the United States.
Each October artists join together at local studios, homes and galleries to share their work with the public. Sierra Art Trails is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the arts in our area.
I recently published a book of my pastel paintings. Click the book cover to preview the book.
'A Collection of Pastel Paintings
The San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada and in Between'
Artwork and Descriptions by
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