Love is in the Air!

Hi Friends!

Please come join us for a fun Valentines Eve with chocolates, champagne and art at the Art of Love show in Grass Valley! While there please don’t forget to vote for your favorite art in the People’s Choice Awards!

I have three works in the show this year. “Nurture Spirit”, “Heart Island” and “Heart Song” . Each work is for sale.

I look forward to seeing you!

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“Bird of Love”, 2013 Encaustic, by Sharon Griffiths
940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, California  95945  530 274-7000
ASiF’s 4th Annual


ART OF LOVE… The perfect Valentine’s Date Night!
This year ASiF is planning a very romantic Valentine’s date night for you and your sweet heart, featuring LOVE themed art, poetry, champagne, chocolate and Valentine making – just for the two of you!
Please join us this Friday, February 14th from 5 – 8pm for an absolutely unique and creative experience that’s all about LOVE!
The gallery will feature a juried exhibition of over thirty Nevada County artists’ love themed paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and mixed-media art works.
The artists reception will begin at 5pm in the main gallery where guests can enjoy a glass of champagne, while being served sinfully delicious chocolates and Valentine sweets!
Resident artists Lil McGill and Denise Wey will offer a special Valentine making workshop for guests in the Mixed Media Arts Classroom throughout the evening!
Starting at 6pm the Nevada County Poets will perform a presentation of love themed poetry readings in the center’s community classroom.
A people’s choice awards ceremony will award $1000 in cash prizes to participating artists that evening, so come place your vote for “Best Love Themed Artwork”!  Ballots may be picked up in the gallery as early as 11am on Friday and turned in throughout the day for an awards ceremony at 7:30pm!

ASiF’s ART OF LOVE exhibit will be on display at the center now through March 31st.  The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm.



Marilyn Souza

T.J. Runner

Tiera Iasparo

Matt Amott
Julie Valin

Iven Lourie

Jimmy Ray West, Jr.

Chris Olander

Beverly Korenwaser

Visual Artists:

Franceska Alexander

 Michael Angell
 Eileen Blodgett
 Deborah Bridges
 Sherri Dauphinais
Gretchen Davis
 Rita Fabrizio
Leah Florence
Oscar Innocenti
Claudia Jeffers
Terry Juhl
Beverly Korenwaser
Susan Kraut
Lisa Lang
David Lewin
Jill Mahanna
Michael Marx
Marilyn Meservey
Susan Michalski
Louise Pryor
Bishop Randall
Michelle Reynolds
J.Danielle Richards
Katherine Schad
Lin Schiffner
Anna Snelgrove
Jim Stettler
Rebecca Taylor


The Artist’s Studio in the Foothills is a 4000 sq ft fully equipped studio arts facility offering private and shared studio space, three community classrooms, a gallery to promote resident and local artists, fine art instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, wheel throwing, jewelry, mixed media arts, mosaics and more. For information on classes, workshops & upcoming shows, call the studio at 530-274-7000,

or go to:



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 Artists’ Studio in the Foothills Gallery & Visual Arts Center
  940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA  95945   530-274-7000

"Heart Song"

“Heart Song” by Katherine Schad

This was the second year in a row for me to tie with second place in the “People’s Choice” awards!

Thank You to all who voted!!!


Open Studios Tour Nevada County October 5&6 and 12&13th 10-5

Open Studios Art Tour! I am excited to participate again!

Please open the link and scroll down to review all participating artists and their studio locations.

Please come enjoy this free event of viewing the great artistic talent in Nevada County!
You can find us at #8 on the map. The address is 207 Race Street Grass Valley. This is the home of Louise Preston and Ed Hensley fellow artists on the tour who were gracious enough to share their central location with me again. I have lots of new art available for sale!
Please come and say hello! We will have lots of art and light snacks. I will be doing some demos of alcohol ink on ceramic tile between 2-3 the 5th and the 6th.

Sunrise in the Sierra's


ARTour the next two weekends in Tahoe and Truckee 7/12,13,14 and 7/19,20,21

ARTour has 40 artists participating this year. The studios are open in Truckee and all around Lake Tahoe. Here is the Tour Guide 

Please come visit and check out my new work. I am very pleased to be sharing studio space with Mountain Forge Metal Artisans 10950 Industrial Lane A#! Truckee, Ca


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Peoples Choice Award for “Us”

I won a peoples choice award! I tied for second place in the  “Art of Love” show at ASIF gallery in Grass Valley. The competition was strong as the show has well over 40 of Nevada County‘s talented artists. I am so thrilled! Thank You to all who voted for me and all who support my work! You have no idea how much it means to feel recognized and supported!



Nevada City Environmental Film Festival and Art

Our sister town to Grass Valley is Nevada City. Two quaint gold rush era towns 7 miles apart. Nevada City has this amazing film festival every year. Along with the Environmental films; locally done “Environmentally” themed art work goes up in all the shops, restaurants and lodging establishments. Town is all a buzz with people and Prius’s. I am excited to be a part for my second year in a row. This year’s art theme is “Climate Change“. I will be showing at a great little clothing store on Commercial St. in Nevada City called Scotch Broom. Look for more details as we get closer. For now here is a link to the festival…You don’t want to miss it! and here is a glimpse of one of my new works for the show…

“Global Warming” by Katherine Schad