VISUAL ARTS CENTER OF NEVADA COUNTY
THE ARTISTS' STUDIO IN THE FOOTHILLS (ASIF) - IS A 4000 SQ FT - FULLY EQUIPPED STUDIO ART CENTER, OFFERING PRIVATE STUDIO SPACE FOR WORKING ARTISTS, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA AND A GALLERY TO PROMOTE LOCAL ARTISTS.
ASIF IS HOME TO OVER 20 RESIDENT ARTISTS AND INSTRUCTORS OFFERING CLASSES IN DRAWING, PAINTING, PRINTMAKING, MOSAICS, JEWELRY, METAL ARTS, POTTERY AND SCULPTURE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN.
OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS TO GENERATE INCOME FOR THEMSELVES AS WORKING ARTISTS IN A WAY THAT NURTURES THE CREATIVE SPIRIT OF THE COMMUNITY, PROVIDING A PLACE WHERE ART CAN BE MADE, DISPLAYED AND APPRECIATED
ASiF's private studio spaces feature 20 foot ceilings and double french doors facing the center's beautiful light filled gallery. Studios rent for $2 per square foot and include wifi, 24 hour keyed access, reduced rates on classroom use and gallery show participation and many other benefits.
The center's three community classrooms feature bright windows, comfortable seating and professional state of the art equipment catering to a variety of fine art media.
PAINTING DRAWING PRINTMAKING CLASSROOM:
12 Easels, stools and folding chairs, 6 large tables, a stage and lighting for figure drawing, a Griffon print press, print racks, a large sink, 2 large south/western exposure windows and seating for approximately 12 students.
MIXED MEDIA ARTS CLASSROOM:
2 large sturdy tables, a large drying rack, shelving and storage areas and ample seating for approximately 12 students.
700 Sq Ft classroom & shared studio
100 Sq Ft damp room for art storage
Resident artist and storage area
3 Large hand building tables
2 Small Counter top work areas
1 Slab Roller
4 Potter's wheels
3 Large electric kilns
Fully equipped glaze chemistry lab
ASiF's 1000 square foot Gallery features 20 foot ceilings, hardwood and stone flooring, two glass front jewelry cases and a large southern exposure window. The gallery features original artworks by resident, local and visiting artists, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, prints, cards and more. Contributing artists are celebrated at seasonal open house events, featuring demonstrations and interactive art activities for all ages.