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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ASiF's 9th Annual Smallworks in the Foothills Holiday Show  
Opening Reception - Friday, November 10th, 5-8pm

Artists' Studio in the Foothills (ASiF)
Visual Arts Center of Nevada County
940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945 
530-274-7000 / 530-210-3162   www.asifstudios.com

Contact: Amanda Paoletti, Owner, Director
530-210-3162 amandapaoletti.asif@gmail.com   
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ASiF's Smallworks Holiday Show... 
The Artists' Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) is thrilled to announce its 9th Annual Smallworks in the Foothills Holiday Show!  

On Friday, November 10th from 5 - 8pm, the center invites the public to celebrate this special holiday exhibit with fine art, food, wine and live music! Many agree this is ASiF's best event of the year - combining holiday gift shopping with a fine art gallery experience that supports local artists!  
 
Each year the Smallworks Holiday Show brings the center's the gallery walls to life with hundreds of original, one of a kind works of art... paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media art, jewelry, ceramics and sculptural & functional works of art, all under twelve inches in size and perfect for holiday gift giving.

Each carefully composed gallery wall is a work of art in itself consisting of one or more of each of the  forty-plus participants' up to ten art entries. For this special gallery event, hundreds of small artworks are collaged together - some by theme... Trees, birds, water, landscape and figurative works, and others in groups by featured artists, creating a kind of visual poetry in which the walls themselves, like vibrant mosaics, invite the viewer first to ponder the creative interpretations of various themes, and then to explore the intimate details of each artist's unique vision.

As tradition will have it for this exhibit, artworks will be continually "sold off the wall" creating an ever changing show. Guests are encouraged to shop and to take their purchases right away - so that each time a piece is sold a new one may replace it. The juried show continually accepts new artists and artworks throughout the course of the show.  

The Foothills Ceramic Art Museum, located within the center, will feature a holiday exhibition titled, Dinner at 8, featuring functional artistic dinnerware by 50 national and international artists. This exhibit is part of the museums' 700 piece permanent collection of internationally acclaimed ceramic artists' works.

The Friday evening event promises to be a delightful treat, offering guests delicious desserts, fruits, nuts and wine and featuring live music by jazz and classical pianist Gregory Young.

"And mark your calendars for next month too!!", says Amanda Paoletti, ASiF owner-director. ASiF's Holiday Open House & Trunk Show will be held on Saturday, December 9th from 11am - 4pm. This is an all day event featuring special guest jewelry artists, demonstrations and drop in holiday gift making workshops throughout the day. The Holiday Open House on December 9th is a family friendly - interactive holiday art event!

The Smallworks Holiday Show runs from November 10th through December 23rd. The center is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm with extended Holiday hours on Sundays in December.

ASiF is located at 940 Idaho Maryland Road, in Grass Valley.  For more information go to  www.asifstudios.com.

About ASiF...
The Artists' Studio in the Foothills (ASiF), a 4000 square foot - fully equipped studio art center, opened its doors in 2008, offering classes and workshops in a variety of media for all ages, private and shared studio space for working artists, and a gallery to promote local and visiting artists, and an internationally acclaimed ceramic art museum with a permanent collection of over 700 pieces. The center's mission is to nurture the creative spirit of the community, providing a place where are can be made, displayed and appreciated.

ASiF is home to more than 20 studio artists and instructors, offering classes for adults and children in drawing, painting, printmaking, encaustics, mosaics, jewelry, metal arts, pottery, sculpture and mixed media. 
 
Participating Artists: 
Yvonne Bartlett 
Barbara Bitner
Eileen Blodgett
Odette Brush
Natalia Corich
Gretchen Davis
Sean Duggan
Flo Fahrenheit
Annette Fuchs
Sharon Griffiths
Cheri Guerrette
Barbara Harris
Barb Hefron
Sally Herring
Betsy Hufnagel
Paul Honatke
Susan Jakubik
Carianne James
Claudia Jeffers
Dodie Johnston
Betsey Marie Leach
Donna Levreault
Jill Mahanna
Susan Michalski
Anita Morgan
Jean Patterson
Amanda Paoletti
Jan Pellizzer
Louise Pryor
Michelle Reynolds
Nancy Salerno
Victoria Sarantopulos
Trisha Shelton
Lin Schiffner
Gail Sims
Charlotte Starn
Emily Sweeney
Cathy Tardif
Denise Wey
Mark Wilcox
Barbara Wirth


KNOW & GO:
Who: Over 40 Nevada County Artists
What: Opening Reception, Fine Art, Food, Wine & Live Music
Where: ASiF Studios, 940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA  95945  
When: Friday, November 10th, 5-8pm
Contact: Amanda Paoletti, 530-210-3162 /  amandapaoletti.asif@gmail.com
     


Artists' Studio in the Foothills - Nevada County Visual Arts Center
940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA  95945  530.274.7000 
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