December 2020
Shop Local this Holiday Season!
*Make sure to check out this ad in the Inyo Register this Saturday, December 5th!*
Holiday Gallery Show
The ICA Holiday Gallery Show is up at our new location at 150 Willow Street in Bishop! Inyo artists have been busy these past several months, and we are excited to support them and offer great art to the public once more!

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Masks are required at all times. We ask that you please maintain a physical distance of at least 6ft while in the building. For more information, please call us at (760) 873-8014 or email us at

C5 Studios: Upcoming Workshops
For more information, other workshop opportunities, and to register for these workshops, please visit the C5 Studios website.

Click HERE for more info about the C5 Studios sliding scale payment structure. Click HERE for info about C5 Studios' COVID safety practices.

Spinning a Tale - Storytelling for the Magic of Winter: A Storytelling Workshop for Teens and Adults with Erin Boehme 

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 - 11.30am - 3.00pm and Sunday, December 6th - 11.30am - 3.00pm

Join C5 Studios for a two-part storytelling workshop offering the skills, practice and purpose for rekindling the art of ancient oral traditions of telling a story. These workshops will connect you deeply with yourself, others and to ancient knowledge. Due to the nature of these workshops, they will be held outdoors at Millpond to allow for safer gathering.
Superheroes and Comic Book Art: A Drawing and Painting Workshop for Kids with Naomi Hart Johnson

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 - 10.30pm - 12.30pm

Do you know someone who LOVES superheroes and comic book art? This fun workshop for kids aged 8 - 14 will be part skill-based and partly about using your imagination to create your own comic book or superhero! Naomi will teach participants a valuable technique for creating accurate copies of pictures that they love, and also invite them to create characters and stories from their own ideas!
Winter’s Wonderland! A Winter-Themed Chalk and Charcoal Drawing Workshop for Kids with Naomi Hart Johnson

Saturday December 12th, 2020 - 10.30pm - 12.30pm

Get in the holiday spirit with a drawing workshop exploring all things wintery and magical! Create a beautiful landscape of the snow-covered mountains, a mighty polar bear prowling through the snow, a penguin in its snowy surroundings. This workshop is for children aged 7-14. This class is limited to 8 places and all participants must wear masks.
Introduction to Cyanotypes: 
An Adventure in Alternative Photographic
Processes with Joe Profita

Saturday December 12th, 2020 - 1pm - 3pm

If you are interested in going on an adventure to a place where science, photography and art come together in a magical, experimental process, this workshop is for you! This workshop is for adults and young people aged 12+. This class is limited to 6 places. 
Home for the Holidays
Bishop Holiday Celebration
Save the date! Saturday, December 12th will bring several fun community events to celebrate the holidays at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop.

Outdoor Christmas Crafters’ Market
Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique, handmade items at the open-air and safely distanced event. Anyone interested in being a vendor should call the fairgrounds at (760)873-3588.

Drive-Thru Christmas “Home for the Holidays” Light Display
5:00-7:00 PM
In lieu of the traditional Main Street Parade, the Bishop Chamber of Commerce is working with local businesses and groups to offer a drive-thru Christmas Light Display from 5-7pm. There will be no charge to view or participate in the event.

“We’re hoping to get at least as many lighted displays as we normally have parade entries,” explains Chamber Event Coordinator April Leeson. This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays.” To register your business or organization’s display, contact the chamber at (760)873-8405.

Drive-In Movie “ELF”
7:30-9:00 PM
The same evening at 7:30 pm, the holiday favorite movie “Elf,” will play on the big screen at the fairgrounds drive-in theater. Santa will make an appearance and refreshments will be available. Admission to the movie will be free, thanks to sponsorship of Shop with a Cop organizers. While there is no charge for the movie, advance registration is required – visit to register.
Featured Artist: Stephen Ingram
Stephen Ingram is a writer and photographer who specializes in photography of botanical subjects, California native plant gardens, cloud formations, and desert and mountain landscapes. He has been photographing nature subjects for over 30 years, and has lived in the Eastern Sierra since 1994. Although Stephen photographs primarily plants and landscapes, he has focused more on abstracts and clouds over the past few years. He has also shifted to printing his images on metal, canvas, or acrylic surfaces that can accentuate contrast and texture in certain subjects.
Stephen’s first book, Cacti, Agaves and Yuccas of California and Nevada, was published by Cachuma Press in 2008, and revised in 2017. More recently, Stephen collaborated with author Cathy Rose for Rock Creek Wildflowers, a field guide to 125 plants in Little Lakes Valley, which was published in 2015. Stephen and Cathy are currently working on a similar book, Bristlecone Forest Wildflowers. His photos have also been published in numerous other books, calendars, field guides, local tourist brochures, note cards, and in magazines. You can see more of his photography at or on his Facebook page.
Calling All Artists

Are you a visual artist, musician, ceramist, poet, writer, filmmaker, actor, dancer, jewelry designer, woodworker, or fashion designer?

ICA is looking to feature local artists in our newsletter and on social media!

What we need:
- 2 photos of your work/performance/album cover/book cover
- Bio that is no more than 200 words
- Online presence links for audience to follow


Photos: JPG or PNG – well-lit, no reflections, unnecessary elements cropped out.
Smallest dimension: 800px

Bio note: up to 200 words (what you do, your past work, what you are most proud of) Format: Word, Google doc, or plain text in the body of email

Online presence: Link to your website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, Patreon, etc. Ways people can follow your work, commission, or buy work.

Submit to:

If this doesn't seem like your cup of tea, swing on over to our website and check out the Artist Directory page. Please let us know if you would like to be featured on this page, and submit your details (name, medium, contact info, etc.) and a high-res photo here !

Artists will be featured in order in which their documentation is received. Submissions are published at Inyo Council for the Arts’ discretion. 

Stay tuned here in the email newsletter, on our Facebook / Instagram, and our website to check out everything ICA is up to throughout the year!

Inyo Council for the Arts
150 Willow Street
Bishop, California 93514

Monday - Friday

(760) 873-8014 /

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Inyo Council for the Arts (ICA) is a non-profit community-based organization that advances the arts in Inyo County through participation, education, and collaboration. Art enriches lives, creates a language that connects all people, and celebrates diverse cultures and historical heritages. ICA provides venues for artists to perform and share their work, and for the community to gather in appreciation of the arts.
Thank you for your support!