About stanislausaos

The Artist Open Studio event is sponsored the Stanislaus County Travel and Tourism Regional Round Table, and will be on the weekend of April 23-24, 2016. The event features artists in our region who create, show and display their art in Stanislaus County.

Its almost here!

This weekend is the seventh annual Stanislaus Artist Open Studio tour. Hours are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Get your map book before Saturday at the following locations:

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Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J Street, Downtown Modesto

Chartreuse Muse, 918 10th Street, Downtown Modesto

Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau, 10th & K Streets, Modesto

Carnegie Art Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock

Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, 590 N. Yosemite, Oakdale

Most artists will also have books for sale at their studio throughout the weekend. Tour maps are $10 each (free for youths 18 years or younger!). Your tour map is your “ticket” to get into any of our 36 locations, with 58 artists in total.

The tour book includes an entry form for a drawing to win one of SEVEN original works of art. Entry forms will be collected by artists on the tour, and the winners will be chosen the following week.

If you have questions, email openstudio.stanislaus@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

 

Preview Show This Week!

This coming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Artist Open Studio participants are having a FREE PREVIEW of works at the Mistlin Gallery. Its a chance for you to see the variety of artists’ work, purchase your tour book, and plan which studios you want to visit.

PrintHours for the preview are 2 – 7 p.m., March 27-29. Mistlin Gallery is located at 1015 J Street in downtown Modesto.

Tour maps are $10 each (free for youths 18 years or younger!). Your tour map is your “ticket” to get into any of our 36 locations, with 58 artists in total.

Maps are available for purchase at the following locations:

Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J. Street, Downtown Modesto

Chartreuse Muse, 918 10th Street, Downtown Modesto

Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau, 10th & K Streets, Modesto

Carnegie Art Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock

Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, 590 N. Yosemite, Oakdale

In addition to being your admission to the Tour, your map will include the location and a short description of what each artist specializes in.

The tour book includes an entry form for a drawing to win one of 7 original works of art. Entries will be collected by artists on the tour. These entries will be on view at this week’s preview show.

Keep an eye on this blog for more updates and artist highlights leading up to the big weekend! If you have questions, email openstudio.stanislaus@gmail.com.

 

Enter a drawing to win these Purchase Prizes!

This year on the 2017 Artist Open Studio Tour, anyone who purchases admission to attend the Tour is eligible for a chance to win a beautiful piece of art from one of our AOS artists.

Within the tour map you will find an entry form to fill out for the drawing, which will be accepted by any of the artists on the Tour. Aside from the $10 admission fee to obtain the tour map, this drawing is completely free to enter and win!

At the end of the Tour, 7 randomly-chosen winners will be able to take home one of seven unique pieces of art.

The pieces available in this drawing have been selected from artists who can be found on the tour. Look below for a preview of these artworks and their respective artists!

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“Sidewalk Cafe,” by Tom Donalson

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“Eucalyptus Leaves,” by Lorraine Nilson

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Beaded necklace, by Mary Jane Kiskinen

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“Dimensional Man,” by Jim Christiansen

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“Labyrinth,” by Richard Bradshaw

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“Big River to the Ocean,” by Henrietta Sparkman

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“Horsetail Falls Oregon,” by Barbara Barbour

Keep up with this blog for more information and updates about the 2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour! If you have questions, you can call 222-TOUR.

Tour Books on sale beginning March 10th!

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The 2017 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour is just two months away, and we hope you’re getting excited to come out and see everything these wonderful artists have in store for you!

Following is all the information you’ll need to purchase admission for the Tour.

Tour maps will be available beginning on March 10th, for $10 each (free for youths 18 years or younger!). Your tour map is your “ticket” to get into any of our 34 locations, with 55 artists in total.

Maps will be available for purchase at the following locations:

Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J. Street, Downtown Modesto

Chartreuse Muse, 918 10th Street, Downtown Modesto

Carnegie Art Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock

Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, 590 N. Yosemite, Oakdale

In addition to being your admission to the Tour, your map will include the location and a short preview of each artist.

The tour book also includes an entry form for a drawing to win one of 7 original works of art. Entries will be collected by artists on the tour.

Keep an eye on this blog for more updates and artist highlights leading up to the big weekend! If you have questions, you can call 222-TOUR.

 

Purchase Prize Competition 2017: What is it, and why should you enter?

Imagine a perfect world. In this world, artists get paid for the value of a work that they spent time, materials, and a lot of soul to make. Also in this world, people who love art get to take home a beautiful piece of work, completely free.

It sounds too good to be true, but that perfect world can come true for a short time at this year’s Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour!

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Chinese Lanterns, photograph by Lorraine Nilson.

How does it work for the artist?

If you register for AOS 2017 by December 15th, 2016, you are eligible to submit one of your own pieces to the Artist Open Studio staff to be entered into the competition. The piece should be valued between $100-400 dollars.

Up to 5 submitted pieces will be selected as prizes for the competition. If your work is selected, Artist Open Studio will pay you for the value of the piece, essentially buying it at the price for which you would have put it up for sale.

Once bought by AOS, these pieces will be given away to lucky attendees of the tour event in April. The winners will have purchased tickets to the event (a tour guide), and will voluntarily enter their names in the drawing at a registered artist’s studio.

The deadline is coming up soon!

If you want your work to be considered for the purchase prize competition, you must register for the Open Studio Tour by December 15th, 2016. Include an image of the work you would like to submit with your registration form.

You will be notified by January 1st whether or not your piece was selected to be a part of the purchase prize competition.

2017 Artist Registration Open, Purchase Prize Deadline Dec. 15

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“Harbor Triptych” by Linda Knoll, 2016

The deadline approaches…Be sure to register for your spot in the 2017 Artist Open Studio Tour by January 15th! Before you know it, the holidays will have come and gone, and January will be on the horizon. The tour will take place April 22-23, 2017.

Participating in the AOS Tour with us gives you some awesome perks:

  • A listing in our official tour booklet, with images of your work and contact information!
  • Free publicity for your studio in Artist Open Studio materials, both printed and on social media!
  • An opportunity to share your work with a community of artists and art enthusiasts!

…Sounds good, right?

How To Register

Registration Fee: $75

Deadline: December 15th, for those interested in participating in the purchase prize competition, or January 15th for all applicants.

Registration is available either by mail or online. Whichever way you choose, the required essentials include:

  • Registration Form
  • Photo Release
  • High-resolution (300dpi) image files of the works you would like us to feature
  • Fee
  • If you would like to participate in the purchase prize competition, you must also submit a high-resolution image of the specific artwork you are asking AOS to purchase.

Download the mail-in registration form here. You can also pick up print applications from the following locations in Modesto and Turlock: Mistlin Gallery, Chartreuse Muse, Crow Trading in Modesto, & Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock.

Complete online registration here.

Help make our 7th Artist Open Studio one of the best!

 

 

5 things you need to know about the 2016 Artist Open Studio tour

Open Studio weekend is coming up on April 23-24! Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Tour books are now available for $10 at the following locations:
    1. Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J Street, Modesto T-F 11:30-5 and Sat. 12-4
    2. Carnegie Art Center, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock W-Sun 11-5
    3. Oakdale Chamber of Commerce
    4. Chartreuse Muse Art Gallery, 10th Street, Modesto
    5. Crow Trading, 1208 J Street, Modesto
    6. Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau, 9th and L St., Modesto
  2. Your tour book is your ticket for the entire weekend driving tour. The tour hours are Saturday, 10 – 6 and Sunday noon – 5.
  3. Visit our preview show Friday, April 15 or Saturday, April 16 at the Gallo Center for the Arts lobby between 6 and 9 p.m.
  4. When you purchase a tour book, fill out an entry form for a drawing to win a $200 gift certificate good for the purchase of art from this year’s tour participants. The drawings will be held on Saturday, April 16 at the preview, and on April 21 at 3rd Thursday Art Walk. An online entry can also be made at www.stanislausAOS.eventbrite.com
  5. There are over 80 artists in this year’s tour from Turlock to Modesto to Oakdale! Get your tickets early and plan to see as many as you can.