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Fairly new to Fresno and looking for studio/workspace. Any info. or advice?

  I like a quiet place, at least 9-foot ceiling, window and natural light, willing to share of course. Live off Herndon in NW Fresno, so within 5-8 miles preferred.
  (559) 448-8417 or


Added by Jeff Hanna on December 17, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Jennifer Franklin reception at Fulton's Folly

Please be sure to stop and see the talented works of Jennifer as we host her ArtHop reception.
A reception for photographer Jennifer Franklin will be held at:

Fulton’s Folly Antique Collective

On Thursday, November 7

From 5 pm to 8 pm 

Her  work will be on display through November 30.

Join us for appetizers & refreshments!


Jennifer Franklin is a Fresno native who…

Added by Barbara Gunner-Mazman on November 5, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

Painted Violin Project call to artists!


Added by Studio 74 on November 4, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments

india en Las Vegas

Me llamaste india 

como si fuera la propia palabra 

una cachetada. 

Como si fuera un insulto. 

Y me reí de ti a


por lo ignorante 



Con mucho orgullo soy mestiza. 

Soy mucho más india que la mazorca 

que te da de comer.

¿Dime paisano, en que momento decidió una nación odiarse a si mismos?

Yo nací lejos del 


de mis…


Added by Aideed Medina on September 26, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments

The Pink Show Call to Artists


Setting up THE PINK SHOW on 28 and 29. Sept.

Receiving art on the 28 from 11-3, $10 per submission. 

Margaret Hudson Gallery

1936 E. Swift Ave. Fresno CA 93726

Your artwork must contain the color PINK.

The show opens Tuesday, Oct. 1st.

Runs through the end of November, Friday the 29th. 

There will be two third Thursday Arthops, 

October 17 and…


Added by SIN on September 22, 2013 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Her Pain, Smooth Drink, My Words.

To the dangerous ones,

the shot glasses of 1942,

the thoughts and the shots

that inspire, the talk.…


Added by Aideed Medina on September 18, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

2014 Rogue Muse Contest

Added by Studio 74 on September 6, 2013 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment



Where does he find the time?

Where does he find the soul?

Tugs me along with careless selections of masterful songs

DJ, Músico, mi Maestro.

Here is an instrument for you to play,

beneath the skin,

where music begins,

the sound is mixed,


the beats find willing counter parts.

You can record straight into me.

Control the tempo and the bass,

teach me more

about my own rhythmic…


Added by Aideed Medina on August 21, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments



Red stained deputy's patrol car ,

victim of a strawberry war, 

traviesa de ojos grandes, 

curls caked in fruit.

" Una buena chinga te van a poner bonita", says the blond blue eyed man with the badge.

He is speaking Spanish, 

and it scares me

more than the knowledge my aunt Guille is going to smack me

for throwing strawberries at her friend's…


Added by Aideed Medina on August 20, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments


What would be

the best distance


he and I?

Would it be miles, or inches?

Hours, or days?

When what I want

the stretch

to be,


 only seconds and swift.

The shortest distance


his lips and mine.

The most desperate


from my


How long could it be?

Enough to hear him say

my name,

before I feel…


Added by Aideed Medina on June 23, 2013 at 11:05pm — No Comments


Mike Rios walks

below the yellow street lamp glow.

White T- shirt,

 black pressed pants.

He is wearing The Uniform.

His hands

are tucked away

in his pockets.

He shuffles his feet from side to side

and looks up,

head tilted,

he is saying something.


I do not remember



Added by Aideed Medina on June 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments


Let’s talk about the pile of elephant dung in the middle of the room; namely, that adults in Fresno and Clovis consider a print from Target or Wal-Mart to be on the same level as an original painting from a local artist. Why is this? Well, I believe it is because they don’t think of paintings as a cultural medium, but as mere decorator objects. I think this belief was created…


Added by Gail Daley on June 10, 2013 at 7:53am — 2 Comments

Lo Insignificante Entre Realidades y Tragedias Ambientales

No tengo ganas de quererlo,

 no tengo voluntad de hacerlo.

Quisiera olvidar que existe junto al mar.

 No quiero ya pensarlo,

 Ni su nombre escribir,

pero habla un loca que no sabe contemplar,

 lo bello  que puede ser la vida sin saber que él está,

en alguna playa,

sin recordar,

que me tiene embrujada,

y mi alma no deja

de tocar,

en tonos mudos,

canciones caprichosas que nunca ha de…


Added by Aideed Medina on May 21, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

las dos razones

Esos ojos hermosos

esos ojos son míos.

Aunque tú no lo quieras, aunque yo no lo digo.

 Por esas dos almendras oscuras

 me he perdido

 en trastorno sublime.

Los traigo en mi sangre,

los llevo escondidos,

muy dentro de mi alma.

Son mi sueño adorado.

Son mi tierno castigo,

pues no he de tenerlos, nunca, conmigo.

Cuando halagan tu distante mirada,

Si vieras, con qué orgullo reclamo.

Como si fueras…


Added by Aideed Medina on May 15, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Can You Hear Me Fresno



new steel,

weathered down stone,

playing a daytime hum.

I know you have a

night time song

Somewhere on the sidewalks

we rush on,


high heeled steps

Star Bucks drowned.

The law club

the lawless

and the paper bound.


and briefings cloud the mind.

We wake up

walking into the



sealed away in cell…


Added by Aideed Medina on May 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments


Hello Artists,

I am so excited to tell you about this new ArtHop!  I am working with BOOT (Business of Old Town Clovis) and they have agreed to provide space for 35 artists, once a month, at their upcoming Friday night Farmer’s Markets.

This is an amazing opportunity for the local artists and a really nice addition to the Farmer’s Market.  On average, they have about 5,000 people come thru their Market every Friday – wow!  They are very excited about having the artists…


Added by Meg Oakford on May 4, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

It's been a great ride....

Hello everyone,

When I started over 5 years ago, I envisioned a connected community of artists in Central Valley where discussions and debate on how to make Fresno County thrive through the arts and culture industry.

Today, I would like to ask if someone (either an individual or organization) could take on the vision and shared responsibility with the Fresno Arts Council to operate and maintain this social network.  It's with deep sadness that I have to pass on…


Added by Victor Ramayrat on May 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments


The tender little flowering feelings, embryonic, on the surface of my being,

not deep enough to call them anything


Ever present,

we all carry,

and revealing,

ready to unmask us



Added by Aideed Medina on April 22, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

La Petite Mort

He took the spark and doused the flame, with octane,

 he lit the tendrils that connect the mundane with the insane.

He blurred the lines of my red stained


Smeared it all across his neck.


 he bites down when it’s crazy,

and the feeling is compelling,

 and the music is unending,

and I can’t refrain.

Tied up in the sheets again,

Who wants to be found,


It’s so good to get…


Added by Aideed Medina on April 21, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments


where i felt

a pit of darkness

forcing me to crumple

he makes me stretch in joy

Added by lemon v on April 18, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

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