The Yosemite Tapestries and Preserving Our Wilderness

Open April 1 to 30

Nine large panels by Miriam McNitt (1917-1998) will be featured in the main gallery during this open exhibition. The “tapestries” are yarn stitcheries that were originally commissioned by Yosemite National Park for their visitor center theater. Three large pieces (7’x8’) describe the natural biomes within the park boundaries. Six smaller panels (7’x4’) tell the cultural history of the park, from its native American tribes, to John Muir’s visits, Camp Curry’s creation, through the 1970s when the works were created. McNitt was a noted fiber artist from the Fresno area, who lived in Yosemite for a time, and retired to Modesto with her family in the 1980s.  

In addition to the tapestries, the show will have an open call for art from regional artists on the wide-ranging theme of wildlife, wilderness, environmentalism and the conservation of our National Parks. Show host, Linda Knoll, hopes for an exhibit that delves deeply into our relationship with the earth.

Art in the Time of Covid

Open May 4 – 28

When many artists find themselves “sheltering in place”, they become more productive, and sometimes more creative as well. Mistlin Gallery’s next exhibition,  Art in the Time of COVID features recent works by our talented Central California Art Association artists and crafters. With a few exceptions all art is for sale.

Visions Reimagined: From Little to Big

Open June 1 – 25

Brought to life by noted “plein air” artists Chella, Rick Ingraham and Janet Hardie, this show will be an open call to artists for pairs of works — one  “study” or sketch, along with a bigger companion studio piece based on the study. Plein air paintings are primarily landscapes, but also include sea and cityscapes, and tree or plant studies that have been produced in the open air, reminiscent of the late 19th century French impressionists. Other subject matter in all media are welcome. The paired works will show the contrast between quickly produced studies, and more carefully rendered pieces produced in the studio. There will be cash prizes awarded, sponsored by Valley Suncatchers plein air painting group.

Download the Call to Artists here: 2021 Plein air call for entries

This show will use an online entry format using Smarter Entry. If you have questions or problems, please contact us. https://client.smarterentry.com/ccartassn

New Show Information Coming Soon

Open July 1 – 30

The fiber arts/quilt show has been cancelled for this year. Information coming soon on a new show theme and entry information.

5th Annual Autumn Art Festival

Open August 10 to October 8

The Autumn Art Festival will invite regional artists to bring their best for this juried show. Prizes are awarded in several categories based on mediums including painting, drawing, photography, graphics and mixed media. A fundraising gala is planned during the show which brings the bulk of donations for the gallery’s programming.

Memorial Medical Center’s Healing Arts

Open October 12 – November 13

Participants in Memorial Medical Center’s complementary art therapy classes, held at Mistlin Gallery, annually put on this show featuring their art, photography and poetry. The artists are cancer patients, survivors and caregivers who attend the classes as a way to work through the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Artists in the group range in experience from beginner to professional which gives the show a broad range of appeal. 

Home for the Holiday’s CCAA Member Show

Open November 16 – December 23

CCAA’s member artists are given this opportunity to show all kinds of works in every medium. Many are smaller in scale and perfect for the giving season. The gallery encourages folks to shop locally to support the areas small galleries which can offer unique pieces for every taste.

Throughout the year, CCAA member artists will be featured in the east window space of the gallery. Ceramicist, Randy Crimmell, will start the year off in January, followed by Carolyn Huff, Valentino Alexander, Vicki Reid and others.

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