The Art of Kathleen Woolsey


Come see my art at ASif Studios in the Plein-Air exhibit:


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 Warren Knox Pastel 


"Ghosts Above the Yuba", 2010 pastel on paper, by Warren Knox

  940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA  95945   530-274-7000


Please join us for an opening reception

featuring fine art, live music, food & wine...
Friday, June 25th from 5-8pm! 
The Artist's Studio in the Foothills Gallery & Visual Arts Center
is proud to present The Nevada County Plein Air Painters (NCPAP) Show! 
Early this year the group joined ASiF Studios, gathering weekly in the center's community classroom to paint, share ideas and techniques, and become part of the greater, and ever growing community of Nevada County visual artists seeking a centralized local art venue. 
A great resurgence and new appreciation for plein air painting brings this group of painters together each year to celebrate and carry on this much loved tradition with an annual group show.  Many of the artists have been painting together for over ten years.  This year's show at ASiF will be NCPAP's 6th annual exhibit.
The NCPAP follow closely in the footsteps of some of California's ealiest painters, the french impressionists, who discovered this gorgeous landscape during the turn of the 19th century.  Venturing out to paint on location, their ongoing challenge is to capture a scene in about 2 hours before the light changes. Their inspiration comes from being totally immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature while coping with wind, heat, and bugs. 
Painting outside rather than from photographs, means learning to edit a 360 degree view.  This does take some practice, but most plein air painters will agree, that in order to capture the true experience, the magical presence of the landscape, you need to be in it!  

The show will feature fifteen artists works, mostly landscapes... any place within a day's drive is fair game, Tahoe, Napa, the Sierra Buttes, Hope Valley, and, of course, Nevada County!  "There is so much natural beauty in this area", the artists say, "One thing we can promise, is we'll never run out of things to paint! "

The Plein Air Painters Show at ASiF will run from June 25th through July 24th, and will open with a reception for the artists on Friday, June 25th, from 5-8pm.  Food, Wine and live music to be enjoyed by all!

The gallery is open 10am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, 11am - 4pm on Saturdays, and by appointment on Sundays.

Don't miss ASIF's new Fine Art Gift Gallery - ASIF-GIFT, featuring small handmade functional and decorative works of art... cards, prints, sculptural candle holders, ceramics, jewelry and more!  The gallery gift area will also feature a number of local painters and printmakers on an ongoing basis, offering original, one of a kind works and giclee prints.  
Nevada County Plein Air Painters Show Includes: 
Wanda Avery
Odette Brush
Linda Shepherd Byrne 
Sandra Delong
Warren Knox
Susan McConnell Moreno
Mim Meakin
Penelope Partch
Daniel Peck
Linda Roemisch
Linda Shepherd Byrne
Jim Stettler
Patricia Sussberg
Jane Welles
Kathleen Woolsey
Who: Nevada County Plein Air Painters 
What: Fine art, live music, food & drink
When: Friday, June 25th, 5-8pm 
Where: ASIF Gallery & Visual Arts Center,940 Idaho Maryland Road, GV, CA
Why: To support and promote visual artists of Nevada County! 

Contact: Amanda Paoletti,
Artist's Studio in the Foothills Gallery & Visual Art Center
940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945 
530-274-7000 or 530-210-3162
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General Studio & Gallery information...
  The Artist's Studio in the Foothills is a fully equipped studio arts facility offering private and shared studio space, a community ceramic & 2D studio, a gallery to promote participating artists, private mentoring and drop in studio use, instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramic sculpture, wheel throwing, glaze chemistry and mosaics.

For information on memberships, classes, workshops, upcoming shows, artist salon meetings and more, call the studio at 530-274-7000,
or go to their website at:
  To view photos and articles of past, present & future art events,
receptions and workshops visit our blog at:
To receive newsletters, email announcements and calls to artists,
email Amanda Paoletti at  
Artists Studio in the Foothills Gallery & Visual Art Center 
 Open Monday - Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm
& Sundays by appointment

Winter - Spring - Summer 2010 Shows at ASIF Gallery:
Plein-Air Painters of Nevada County - June 25th - July 24th 
Student -Teacher Show - August 6th - September 10th 
Mythic Beasts & Sacred Altars - October 1st - 30th




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