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Added by Rattananan Karninsee on July 28, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Come See The Surprise Pieces Unveiled

Two surprise pieces will be unveiled at 7:30 at ArtHop at Sorensen's Gallery on August 6th!! Don't miss the surprise!! There is still some wall space for art and pedeistals for sculptures available...if you are interested in showing at Sorensen's Gallery for the month of August let me know.

Everybody loves surprises...these are guaranteed to bring happiness and emotion!! See you there!!

Email me at or call me at 448-7929 to put your art in the Gallery.

Added by Melanie Fountain on July 28, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The aggressive artist

July 21, 2009

Dear Bill,

Yesterday, Bill (Bosque) Redondo of Fresno, California, wrote: "I know quite a few artists who are really serious about marketing and selling their art. However, it seems like they are not aggressive enough and I wonder if that might be the reason for their lack of sales? Do artists need to 'wine and dine' potential customers or should they trust their art to sell itself?"

Thanks, Bosque. While selling is not the Holy Grail to many… Continue

Added by Art Zocalo on July 27, 2009 at 8:43pm — 3 Comments

"Who Would Ever Think to Paint Their Cat!"

(overheard at a showing of my cat paintings)

So Why?

...because a beautiful cat was living on the property we bought in Clovis.

He was so handsome; so big; his beautifully sculpted head....I had to paint him.

His sides were dark, his middle was white. We named him Oreo.

But we always called him Obo or Cookie Man.

I learned his markings made him a Tuxedo Cat.

We had him for nine years - the vet thought he was about six when we found him.

His… Continue

Added by Ellen Bayne on July 27, 2009 at 10:08am — 1 Comment






Added by SIN on July 24, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments


My work will be on display at the following places:

Une Re'flexion (A Reflection) Copper and Steel Wall Hanging

August Show

Chris Sorensen's Gallery

2333 S. Vanness Avenue

Fresno, CA

Art Hop - August 6, 2009

Artwork from various guest artists will be on display in the main gallery starting August 6, Art Hop night through the last Friday of the month of August 2009.

"Summer of Love" Welded Steel… Continue

Added by Debra Montgomery on July 22, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Graffiti Show CANCELED

Because of technicalities, the Graffiti show that was scheduled for this weekend July 24-26 at Sorensen's has been canceled. While there may be several artists (who already had flights to Fresno) throwing up some pieces the major show has been canceled. For the Chris Sorensen Studio, B

Added by Chris M. Sorensen Studio on July 21, 2009 at 9:15pm — 2 Comments

Wish List

I am new to Fresno and so I have a BIG WISH LIST. This is what I wish for: I want to start or join a group that regularly goes to paint in "plein aire". I recently went up to the Sequoias and wanted to stop and paint and draw but there was this man who appeared to be following me....this was when I realized I need a buddy to use the buddy-system. As such, I want to see if others, anyone would like to go out and about early mornings, perhaps to paint, draw, etc.

I also wish I had a… Continue

Added by Georgina Anne Padilla Mosher on July 21, 2009 at 8:52am — 4 Comments

Art across the country...

I'm fortunate to be able to spend some time visiting my family in various locations this summer. The Denver and Boulder CO art scenes are pretty neat, with their own "arthop" on Friday nights. I got to visit the gallery in Denver that is hosting one of the juried shows advertised on our site (Abecedarian Gallery). The owner was really nice and the current exhibit looked great. I suggest looking into it. One of the other artists that I visited was working on a large public art piece for the City… Continue

Added by Amy Kohl on July 17, 2009 at 6:21am — 7 Comments



Added by Art Zocalo on July 16, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Welcome Ken and Christine Connelly!

Good to have you with the group! Many Blessings to you and yours

Added by Sherry Robinson on July 16, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

ArtHop tonight on Reedley's G Street!! 5:00 to 8:00

ArtHop tonight on Reedley’s G Street!! 5:00 to 8:00

Pioneer Park on G Street

Artists Showing Their Art

Chalk the Walk

Interactive Kids Art Area

Face Painting

Bounce House

Lots of great restaurants, cafes, and a pub to sample as well.

A Great Family Date Night!!

Come on out and enjoy the fun!!

Directions from Fresno… Continue

Added by Kathy Ritscher on July 16, 2009 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

107 on ARTHOP Night !!!???

Well, this post is probably for all of us artists who are going to be having ArtHops tomorrow night...

YE GADS, 107 ?!?!?.

I'm wondering if anyone in Fresno will be brave enough to venture out in that heat??

And why oh why does the heat wave have to hit on this particular Arthop night? "My night" as we are all thinking.

And for anyone who might try to answer this redundant question...I know the answer..I've lived in Fresno for gadzillion years and I know the… Continue

Added by Linda Lloyd Pitts on July 15, 2009 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

here's a video of me playing at the tower theater last saturday.

its the tail end of a long violin solo i did. i wrote a variation on asturias by isaac… Continue

Added by Patrick Contreras on July 14, 2009 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

Aboriginal Alien sings for Peace & Dignity Journeys

More on Legend of Eagle & Condor: More on Music by Lance Canales: …


Added by George Elfie Ballis on July 14, 2009 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

Are you lonesome this morning?

Are you lonesome this morning?

July 14, 2009

Dear Bill,

Yesterday, Mary Catherine Jorgensen of the East Bay in northern California wrote: "A side effect of being a self-employed artist is occasional loneliness. Not everyone works alongside other artists, and many of us work alone. The privilege of being able to choose between music, radio news, or silence, and between working early in the morning or starting at noon--in short, being one's own boss--has a… Continue

Added by Art Zocalo on July 13, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments

My thoughts

Well I'm back. I have missed the art scene. I have missed seeing friends. Nothing like a life changing illness to put a little perspective on everything. What a fantastic feeling to see your artwork up on walls again. It seems like it's been years. It's been months and months in my home, going nowhere, doing very very little. I still have a way to go, but I'm out, I can see people and walk around like a normal person. (..sort of ). And I'll be at my… Continue

Added by Linda Lloyd Pitts on July 12, 2009 at 6:56pm — 4 Comments


What is sin?

Today being Sunday I thought of this question, (what is sin?) and decided to post my thoughts, if you would like to comment, please post yours. It is always interesting to hear the opinions of others.

This is my opinon, for what it is worth.

Sin is Inevitable . If you are alive, you will sin.

My birth name, Cynthia, means lover of the moon, and I do.

The moon and I go way back. But so do sin and I.

My family and friends have… Continue

Added by SIN on July 12, 2009 at 1:00pm — 32 Comments

Reverse Painting on Glass

As a painter... especially a BROKE one.... having access to pristine pretty canvas.. well, that's a beautiful dream. Usually it's more along the lines of gratefully salivating over hand-me-down old canvas that someone years ago already painted on, or other found materials like wood, board, your friends forehead.... whatever sticks...

Well, I am fortunate enough that my husband often runs into extra GLASS panels. Often in the form of someones old shower door... A little clean up and I… Continue

Added by Christina R Martinez on July 7, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments


This is already posted under discusions, but I wanted to be sure it was seen by everyone. Hey, who said you can not have a little bit of fun once in a while! Check this out. The Pink Show is having it's annual ArtHop at Chris Sorensen's Gallery on October 1st, 2009. This is not to be confused with the benefit concert we are producing on October 3rd, but the proceeds are for the same purpose. There is much to do. This is the first year we have expanded… Continue

Added by SIN on July 5, 2009 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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