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2012 Earth Day Repurposed Art Exhibit

Repurposed Art Exhibit.  The Exhibit will be held on April 14th, 2012, from 11:00am to 7:00pm in an outdoor garden-type setting in Reedley, California (location map attached).  Booth spaces of 10x10 are available.  The event will include live music, children’s interactive area, food vendors, and of course, Repurposed Art and Crafts.

Art and Crafts…


Added by Melanie Fountain on January 30, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments

All of you know I am an artist...but did you know.....

All of you know that I am an artist. What some of you may not know is that my sister is also an artist. She creates wonderful pieces!

Last summer she moved to Susanville, an 8 hour drive from here. This limits not only how much we are able to see each other, but also limits our 'Paint Dates'. A Paint Date is when we get together to work on our art pieces,…


Added by Melanie Fountain on April 29, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Look at Pictures of Chalk the Walk! Sidewalk Chalk Art For A Cause Event, Saturday, April 10th - 12:00 to 6:00

Chalk the Walk! Sidewalk chalk art for a cause. Saturday, April 10th – 12:00 to 6:00

Pioneer Park…


Added by Melanie Fountain on April 2, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Recycled ArtHop!!

It is said that art imitates this true? There has been many changes in our society to recycle, reuse, and to be more responsible to our Mother Earth.

ArtHop on April 1st at HandsOn Central California (732 Van Ness in Fresno) will be opening night for a month long art exhibit showcasing art that brings to view what can be done with what some would consider trash or non usable items.

The pieces that will be showcased in this exhibit are extraordinary.…


Added by Melanie Fountain on March 31, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Chalk the Walk! Sidewalk chalk art for a cause. Saturday, April 10th – 12:00 to 6:00

Chalk the Walk! Sidewalk chalk art for a cause. Saturday, April 10th – 12:00 to 6:00



Added by Melanie Fountain on March 16, 2010 at 8:21am — No Comments


Everyone has probably heard about the shooting in Minkler last Thursday. Everyone is probably aware that two officers were killed and one wounded. Everyone probably feels sympathy for the families of these fallen officers. Everyone probably wishes they could do something. Everyone wishes they knew what they could do.…


Added by Melanie Fountain on March 3, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

True Meaning of Carnival and Mardi Gras

Carnival Season is a happy time. It is when friends and family came together to share smiles, laughter, good food, dance, enjoy, and celebrate all they have to be thankful for. Carnival and Mardi Gras are not what you see on TV, Carnival Season is a time to enjoy. It is the period of time, every year, when everyone can to set aside their troubles, try to forget the harshness life may have handed them, and all will seem right with the world.

Mardi Gras always falls on the Tuesday that… Continue

Added by Melanie Fountain on January 21, 2010 at 10:55am — No Comments

Christmas Art Show - Winning Pieces Will be Displayed at the Fresno Met Museum!!

The Kings River Arts Council (KRAC) wishes to invite all artists to enter in our First Annual Juried Christmas Art Show. Award ribbons will be distributed for Best of Show, First, Second, and Third Place winners. The exhibit will be displayed in the corner storefront windows at 1059 G Street, at the corner of 11th and G Streets, in Reedley, California, for public viewing.

This is the same intersection where Reedley places their City Christmas Tree.

The visibility for the… Continue

Added by Melanie Fountain on December 1, 2009 at 10:18am — 4 Comments

Christmas Art Show - Winning Pieces Will be Displayed at the Met!!

Kings River Arts Council is hosting a Christmas Art Show!

The art will be displayed in the storefront of a corner building at the intersection of

G Street and 10th Street in Reedley, Ca. The storefront windows will be decorated in a festival Christmas theme to accentuate the art.

This location has great exposure and the art can be viewed by all!

Art will hang from the first Saturday through the last Saturday in December. Art drop off deadline is December… Continue

Added by Melanie Fountain on October 27, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

ArtHop on Reedley's G Street - Tonight!

Don't miss it!! Come out and see the art, bring the kids for the interactive kids art area, meet the artist, and have dinner at one of the wonderful eateries on G Street.

Only 22 miles from downtown Fresno.

If you are an artist and have nothing planned for tonight...grab up your art, a table, your popup (if you have one) and head over to Pioneer Park on G Street in Reedley. Setup starts at 4:00, ArtHop begins at 5:00. No submission fees, no commissions, just a little of… Continue

Added by Melanie Fountain on September 17, 2009 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Art Events Not To Be Missed! - Come on out and play!!!

The following are the Art Events I am working on. Please let me know if you would like to know how it is...the more artsist we have the better!!

It is my goal to show everyone that art makes the world a kinder place. Help me to accomplish this by participating in one or all of these events.

First up...

ArtHop on Reedley's G Street

Third Thursday of the month

September 17th

Set up starts at 4:00 in Pioneer Park on Reedley's G… Continue

Added by Melanie Fountain on September 9, 2009 at 3:51pm — 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

Sidewalk Art!! CHALK THE WALK EVENT - June 13th

Come out and join in on the fun!! Saturday, June 13th in Visalia. Huff Art Center presents the 3rd annual Art in the Park event at Recreation Park. In conjunction with this event, I will be hosting the Chalk the Walk event.

Corporate Sponsor squares are available for $250 dollars, supplies included. Companies must chalk their own square or provide the artist to do it. Turn it into an employee event!!

Private squares are available for $20.00 each, supplies included. No… Continue

Added by Melanie Fountain on May 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

What if it were you...what if?

The Chocolate and Art Affaire is this Saturday evening, May 9th. If you haven't already done so, get your tickets soon before they are all gone!

This event will benefit the fight against domestic violence.

Some statistics that may surprise you...

Statistics suggest 1 out of 5 families deal with domestic violence in their every day lives...let's do something about this quiet, not talked about social issue. If you think it doesn't have an impact on your… Continue

Added by Melanie Fountain on May 4, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Colors Life Paints Us

Every emotion has a color that represents it. Each of us has a Life Book in our hearts. Each event in our life paints a page of that book with colors. Please, Please, Please, do all you can to make each of your pages happy, pleasant colors.

Yesterday was my oldest son’s (RJ) 19th birthday. After I got off work, I picked up my younger son, Mark (16), then off to pick up RJ and his girlfriend, Jenn.

I needed to go to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things, so off we went. When we… Continue

Added by Melanie Fountain on April 3, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

'Kiss This' Event at the Sorensen Gallery Benefits a Great Cause!

I spent the time needed this weekend to finish the abstract portrait that I was working on for the gallery submission. It is finally finished!!

I think it came out pretty well...but my opinion isn't the one that is theirs. Who are 'they' you ask? It is anyone and everyone who looks at it and critiques it; from the view of the viewer is where the opinions lie. This piece will be available for purchase. It is going into a show in… Continue

Added by Melanie Fountain on February 2, 2009 at 2:23pm — 4 Comments

The day before the art submission to the Fresno Art Museum

Today is Thursday...the day before the very last day for submissions to the Fresno Art Museum. After I get off work today, I am off to pick up the frame for my painting. Tomorrow during my lunch, I will be hurrying to the museum to submit my piece. It is titled 'Andru's Pride'. It would be great if everyone could attend the reception and celebration on January 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 at the museum. I have grand hopes that my piece passes the jurors and will get to hang in the museum. Keep your… Continue

Added by Melanie Fountain on January 15, 2009 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

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