Foothills Artists: LeeAnn Brook, David Wong and David McKay

LEEANN BROOK FINE ART Opened in July 2015, Lee Ann Brook Fine Art is one of the first artist-owned galleries and on-site studios in Nevada County. In the heart of historic downtown Nevada City at 231 Broad Street, the gallery is housed in a brick building from the 1800s, incorporating the working studio of LeeAnn […]

Art Works Gallery epitomizes art boom in Grass Valley

“THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is the focal point of the new arts movement—one that can be traced from the emigration of hipsters and hippies to the high country in the 1960s and ’70s,” the San Francisco Examiner wrote in 1999, in an article titled “The arts boom in Grass Valley.” Nevada County is no […]

Art Works Gallery’s world traveling local artists

“LOCAL ART BY LOCAL ARTISTS” IS THE MOTTO for Art Works Gallery in downtown Grass Valley. Artwork in the gallery regularly features the scenic foothills and mountains that surround our region, including the South Yuba River, rolling, oak-studded hills, and Lake Tahoe. But many of the over 30 juried visual artists that belong to Art […]

Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley: Five years old and thriving

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ARTIST COOPERATIVES are booming, because artists can share costs, share knowledge and enjoy a personal experience with the collector. Nowhere is the success of artist cooperatives more apparent than at Art Works Gallery in downtown Grass Valley, now celebrating its fifth anniversary. Though it opened amid the great recession, the gallery—in a […]

Buy Local Art: Join Bear Yuba Land Trust and receive a “Living Wild” basket

“The local rivers and creeks are a continuous source of inspiration for me… I love transcribing my feelings for Nature into form and color on canvas,” said local Artist Denise Wey. Her painting, Pyramid Rock on Deer Creek (left), is one of 12 pieces by local artists for sale at Nevada City Winery just in […]

Meet the artists at Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley

Meet some of the artists at Art Works Gallery in downtown Grass Valley, which just celebrated its third anniversary. More than 35 juried artists cooperate in presenting their work in this renovated Gold Rush-era building. The work includes ceramic, glass, jewelry, painting, woodturning, furniture, fiber art, metal, mosaic, mixed media, photography and sculpture. For more […]

Artist Profile: David Wong; an Art Works Gallery artist

I’VE BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER since I was 15 years old. But I was only engaged in the periphery while I worked in jobs such as video production, filming Intel Corp.’s founders and Vice President Joe Biden, among others. A few years ago, I came full circle and sold my first fine-art photograph ever. I have […]

Art Works Gallery: Nearly 2-years-old and growing

IN MAY, ART WORKS GALLERY WILL CELEBRATE its second anniversary in historic downtown Grass Valley, a sign of its ongoing success. The co-op of 35 local artists continues to grow, drawing locals as well as visitors from all over: the foothills, Truckee/Tahoe, Reno and Sacramento. The gallery, in a newly renovated 19th-century building at 113 […]