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2017-02-01: Art Gallery Napa Valley is OPEN for Business every day from 10-6 pm
2017-01-06: Rabobank Exhibit Featuring 5 Members
2017-01-01: January 23rd General Meeting 1-3 pm
2017-01-01: Re-New your membership this month!
2017-01-01: Art Gallery Napa Vlley will be closed for the month of January 2017 - We will keep you posted on re-opening...
2016-11-18: 2016 Best Of Napa Valley Voting
2016-10-24: Art Happy Hour- Make This Halloween Oak Ghoul Wreath at Napkins Bar + Grill
2016-07-18: UPCOMING FALL GENERAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
2016-07-04: AANV winners at the Napa County Fair July 4th, 2016
2016-07-04: Patti Wessman at Molinari Caffe
2016-05-27: Call for Capitol Diorama DIsplay for Napa County
2016-05-17: Demonstrator for May 2016 General Meeting is Carol Dick
2016-04-19: The 2016 Congressional Art Reception will be at Art Gallery Napa Valley April 22nd from 5-7 pm
2016-04-18: SEEKING MEMBERS' THOUGHTS AND ART FOR MAY'S "PRISM" COLUMN. Deadline is April 26.
2016-03-17: Engage Art Fair has extended their application deadline to March 25th! Apply now!
2016-03-14: Returning Open Studio Artists, Get your application in TODAY!
2016-03-12: The Next General Meeting is Monday, March 28, at 1pm at Art Center NV 1520 Behrens Street, Napa
2016-02-12: The Next AANV General Meeting Feb. 22, 1-3:00pm Guest Speakers: Plein Air France Holidays painting instructor Tom Hughes and holiday director Kate Kilbourne
2016-02-03: Art in the Library - Featuring Janice Peterson - Reception: Feb 19 6-7:30 - Show Dates: February 1st - 26th, 2016
2016-02-01:  Calling all artists - 2016 Open Studios Kick Off Meeting! Tonight Feb 1st at 6:30
2016-01-29: "all that blooms" - Photography Exhibit at Bloom Hair Design & Art Gallery by AANV member Maggy Walton
2016-01-22: CALL TO ARTISTS - Yountville Art, Sip & Stroll April 16, 2016 11AM - 5PM
2016-01-20: Kitchen's in The Vineyards - Looking for an Artist
2016-01-15: Call to Artists for 2016-2017 - Art in the Library - (Napa County Main Library)
2016-01-15: Calling All Artists For 2016 Open Studios Napa Valley - Feb. 1, 2016 6:30 pm meeting
2016-01-01: Art Center Napa Valley Available to rent for your workshop, class or event!
2016-01-01: AANV 2016 January Palette Newsletter
0000-00-00: Call for Artists for the Feb. 13th Calistoga Art Market
 
ART GALLERY NAPA VALLEY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS EVERY DAY FROM 10-6 PM
2017-02-01


Art Gallery Napa Valley, 1307 First Street in downtown Napa is back open for business as of February 1st! We are open daily from 10-6 pm. 



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RABOBANK EXHIBIT FEATURING 5 MEMBERS
2017-01-06


Rabobank Exhibit

Five artists from Art Association Napa Valley gathered to hang our work at Rabobank in Napa. The pieces go surprisingly well considering we cover a wide range of media including acrylic, pastel, photography and oils.

Please stop by Rabobank during the month of January and let them know if you like the exhibit.  Rabobank is located at 700 Trancas Street; they continue to bevery supportive of local artists in Napa, and they deserve our thanks.

 



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ART GALLERY NAPA VLLEY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2017 - WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON RE-OPENING...
2017-01-01


Art Gallery Napa Valley will be closing for a few weeks in January for repairs and updating. The wood flooring will be removed, ceiling tiles replaced, and earthquake repair will be done to the building’s front exterior. Exact closure dates to follow....



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RE-NEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP THIS MONTH!
2017-01-01


Time to renew your Art Association Napa Valley Membership for 2017!
http://www.artnv.org

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JANUARY 23RD GENERAL MEETING 1-3 PM
2017-01-01


The next General Meeting Will be AThe Funstorming Followup Session on January 23 from 1-3 pm.

The Art Association held a “ Funstorming Session” in October2016; the follow-up session will be in January. Attendees were given an opportunity to interact with the board, exchange information and ideas, and brainstorm on how to make the AANV a livelier and more active organization. The committee will work on setting priorities and strategize to put the ideas in place. If you attended in October, be sure not to miss this follow-up meeting.

Here is a list of results that the participating AANV members found of high interest or priority, that we placed in the following categories: 

Exhibition Opportuniteies for AANV members

Art Skills Development Direct - Indirect

Getting Artists together

Field Trips and Education

Art Creation

Gallery

Open Studios

General Meeting and Board

A large view of Art



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2016 BEST OF NAPA VALLEY VOTING
2016-11-18


2016 Best Of Napa Valley Voting

Vote and get your friends to vote for Art Gallery Napa Valley to be the best Art Collective and Art Gallery in Napa Valley by December 1st!

It will be great publicity and help drive people to our Gallery just in time for the holidays.

Click here:   Best of Napa Valley  



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ART HAPPY HOUR- MAKE THIS HALLOWEEN OAK GHOUL WREATH AT NAPKINS BAR + GRILL
2016-10-24


Art Happy Hours
Mon, October 24, 2016, 6:00pm 
Napkins Bar + Grill
1001 2nd St
Napa CA 94559

Get 30% OFF 
discount code NVAA30

Art Happy Hours are fun events where participants wine and dine while creating artwork. Ghouls and goblins lurk at your door, eager to eat, I mean greet your guests this Halloween. Creepy or comical, gruesome or goofy, it's up to you what expression you'd like to carve each face. Each face is actually an oak gall, a little ball of irregular growth from an oak tree. I discovered that once I pierced the hard outer shell, I could easily carve the soft insides, which is similar to styrofoam. Perch your little oak gall ghouls and goblins on a sturdy grape vine wreath then adorn with twigs for a truly terrifying finish. This event is artist-led with step-by-step instructions. All materials are provided. Advance ticket purchase required. Affordable, creative, fun! 
 
www.ArtHappyHours.com   



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UPCOMING FALL GENERAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
2016-07-18


JOIN US FOR OUR FALL ART ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETINGS, ON THE FOURTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH, FROM 1-3 PM. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 26: Rolando Barrero, Award Winning Watercolor artist. He has been active in participating competitive plein air paint outs and juried shows in Northern California. His passion has been painting street scenes, boats and harbors, and county fairs, capturing the light, atmosphere and essence of the place. As he loves life, in most of his works people and nature are incorporated, and being an Architect, the rarely obscure building elements that he thinks have aesthetic value. He believes that a good painting should tell a story. 

October 24: Honoring Frank Kerr for his years of dedication as Treasurer for NVAA, and we will present him with a token of our appreciation. 
Also: “MemberSpeak!” We are offering a brainstorming session for members.Now is the time for members to meet some of the people behind the organization. Members will be given an opportunity to offer feedback and give helpful input. We want to know what members would like to see; what can AANV be/do/ say/ teach/offer its members, that we are not doing now? What kinds of creative ideas do you have? How can we put the fun back into general meetings? What kinds of social activities would you like to see happen, under the umbrella of the organization? We also want to let you know what types of short term volunteer activities you can get involved in, as a member, and what we are seeking. We could be utilizing your innate natural talents; the AANV needs volunteers!  

November 28: Master plein air painter and instructor Tom Hughes will be back, to demonstrate portrait painting in oils. Tom, an Alameda artist, paints figures, portraits and landscapes in various media: oil, acrylic, watercolor and alkyd. He has had solo exhibitions at galleries in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, the New England states, and France. His work has been featured in American Artist Watercolor magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur. Not to miss!
 



 



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PATTI WESSMAN AT MOLINARI CAFFE
2016-07-04




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AANV WINNERS AT THE NAPA COUNTY FAIR JULY 4TH, 2016
2016-07-04


Laurine Fuqua won first place for her watercolor painting, and Lis MacDonald won 2nd and 3rd place for her 2 paintings (Mauir Rooster and Sunflower Profusion). Both artists are active members of the Napa Valley Art Association.



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CALL FOR CAPITOL DIORAMA DISPLAY FOR NAPA COUNTY
2016-05-27


Napa County Library invites artists to apply to create a new diorama for the Capitol Disply representing Napa County.  Deadline is May 27, 2016.

Click here for the prospectus



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DEMONSTRATOR FOR MAY 2016 GENERAL MEETING IS CAROL DICK
2016-05-17


Demonstrator for May 2016 is Carol Dick

Carol, a delightful and fun artist, paints mainly in watercolors. She also works in pen and ink and does multi-media collage work. Subjects include birds, florals and landscapes. Artist Statement: " I paint, garden, volunteer at a songbird rescue clinic, bird walk with my husband, hike with him and other friends, read, gaze at the landscape, listen to jazz and annoy correspondents with my catalog sentences.  My website should give you a place to
sample my work and initiate contact if you would like to share observations or ask questions. I maintain a gallery display at the Art Gallery, Napa Valley. My blog records thoughts as I explore watercolor and learn how to mat and frame paintings:  www.garagepainting.wordpress.com. "
 

"Titling your work"

After my demo (or while we’re waiting for my watercolor washes to dry), let’s talk about the challenges of putting titles to our creations. Bring 1-3 works you either have trouble naming or for which you have a title you would like to share. If they are matted or framed, they can be displayed on easels as the group makes its suggestions. 

This is also the last month to compete in Artist of the Month before the Artist of the Year vote in June—another reason to bring your own artwork to the meeting. See you Monday the 23rd. 

Carol



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THE 2016 CONGRESSIONAL ART RECEPTION WILL BE AT ART GALLERY NAPA VALLEY APRIL 22ND FROM 5-7 PM
2016-04-19


Come congratulate local high school students as the compete to have thier work shown at the US Capitol for a year!

Art Gallery Napa Valley is located at 1307 First Street, downtown Napa, from 5-7 pm

Shown below, Congressman Mike Thhompson congratulating last years winner Viviana Garcia.



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SEEKING MEMBERS' THOUGHTS AND ART FOR MAY'S "PRISM" COLUMN. DEADLINE IS APRIL 26.
2016-04-18


SEEKING MEMBERS' THOUGHTS AND ART FOR MAY'S "PRISM" COLUMN. Deadline is April 26. 

"The Prism" is a new monthly column written by NVAA's current President, Emily Freiman. It's available in the Palette to current members, who are emailed a link to the Palette every month. (The Palette cameos the latest happenings in the world of NVAA and you, the Napa County artist.) 

Emily is seeking submissions and/or art from artist members who can address the monthly topic.

 Here is the topic for May:

"THE ARTISTIC MUSE": "Muse" can mean a person who is a source of artistic inspiration. Imagine how your personal artistic "muse" might be described, if it were a person or an entity. Provide details, and maybe a creative piece or a photo. Send to Emily via email: [email protected]. Your entry will be published in the May Palette!
Thanks,

Emily



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ENGAGE ART FAIR HAS EXTENDED THEIR APPLICATION DEADLINE TO MARCH 25TH! APPLY NOW!
2016-03-17


 

Applications have been reopened! Have any artist friends or craftspeople who want to ENGAGE? Share it! The window is now open until 3/25!

http://www.engageartfair.org



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RETURNING OPEN STUDIO ARTISTS, GET YOUR APPLICATION IN TODAY!
2016-03-14


IMPORTANT REMINDER: Application deadline for Returning artist deadline is TODAY March 14th at 6:30. Apply on line at:  ARTNV.org
Are you interested in participating in open studios but don’t have a studio to show in? The OS Steering committee has secured a multi-artist venue location in Calistoga. The venue is the Calistoga Art Center which has space for 10-12 artists. There is NO additional charge to show at this location. This venue has pegboard panels and tables available for your use but you may also bring your own display set ups. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. When completing your applications, please indicate “CAC” under the venue query section. 

For those who did not apply on line and wish to drop of their paper applications, images and payment, we will be accepting all on these designated dates, and times, at the Behrens Street Art Center.

If you have any questions, please contact Sheryl Marshall (707-225-5854)

 



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THE NEXT GENERAL MEETING IS MONDAY, MARCH 28, AT 1PM AT ART CENTER NV 1520 BEHRENS STREET, NAPA
2016-03-12


The Next General Meeting is Monday, March 28, at 1pm
at Art Center NV 1520 Behrens Street, Napa

Thank you members who volunteered to bring food to the meeting:

Terry Smith, Sherrell Harper, Sunshine Moeschler, Ann Nunziata,

Sandy Hansen, Betty Fraley, Greg West, and Shannon Ayer. 

             



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THE NEXT AANV GENERAL MEETING FEB. 22, 1-3:00PM GUEST SPEAKERS: PLEIN AIR FRANCE HOLIDAYS PAINTING INSTRUCTOR TOM HUGHES AND HOLIDAY DIRECTOR KATE KILBOURNE
2016-02-12


 

The Next AANV General Meeting
Feb. 22, 1-3:00pm 

Napa Valley Art Association's General Meeting 

Feb. 22nd at 1520 Behrens Street from 1-3 pm 

"An Exceptional Plein Air Painting Workshop in a Cave Village in France"

Hear Plein Air France Holidays painting instructor Tom Hughes and holiday director Kate Kilbourne describe what it is

like to participate in a painting workshop in a cave village in France.  Discover the magical troglodyte village of Trôo with a

slideshow of beautiful images from past workshops.  Perched above the river Loir in the northern Loire Valley, this remarkable

village features unique cave houses dug into the hillside that provide stunning views over the village, river and valley.  The base

for painting instruction is the Cave Yuccas heritage museum, and participants choose to stay in either an exotic cave B&B or a

charming village B&B.   For more information visit www.pleinairfrance.com

 



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ART IN THE LIBRARY - FEATURING JANICE PETERSON - RECEPTION: FEB 19 6-7:30 - SHOW DATES: FEBRUARY 1ST - 26TH, 2016
2016-02-03


Art in the Library

Each month the Napa Library exhibits art work by a different artist.

A reception is held each month. Guests are invited to meet the artist

and discuss his/her work. The Art in the Library program is a juried

competition with artists competing in various media.  This month one 

of our members Janice Peterson is the featured artist.

February 2016

Janice Peterson: Acrylics

Reception: Friday, February 19, 2015

Show: February 1st - 26th​

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

"Stewart Ranch" © Janice Peterson

 

Janice Peterson’s creative spirit is sensitized to the changing elements around her. Her visual awareness

and desire to express them started with designing logos and business cards as a graphic artist in her

father’s print shop. She received an Associate degree in Studio Arts. She has had exhibitions in Northern California.

Janice's contact info:

 

JaniceArtist.com

Photobreach.com

[email protected]

 

 



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 CALLING ALL ARTISTS - 2016 OPEN STUDIOS KICK OFF MEETING! TONIGHT FEB 1ST AT 6:30
2016-02-01


 

Dear Artists,

It is that time once again!  We are holding our general meeting on Monday, February 1st at 6:30

at The Art Center 1520 Behrens Street in Napa.  Come join us to hear what the committee has planned for this year.  

There are definitely some changes.  One of the most exciting, I will share now and that is the application fee

has been REDUCED!!  In a time when everything seems to be costing us more, this year’s fee will be $50 LESS.   

So, please, mark your calendars to come join us to hear the rest of the planned changes for this year and pick up your application!

Thank You!

Sheryl Marshall Chairperson



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"ALL THAT BLOOMS" - PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AT BLOOM HAIR DESIGN & ART GALLERY BY AANV MEMBER MAGGY WALTON
2016-01-29




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CALL TO ARTISTS - YOUNTVILLE ART, SIP & STROLL APRIL 16, 2016 11AM - 5PM
2016-01-22


CALL TO ARTISTS - Yountville Art, Sip & Stroll  April 16, 2016 11AM - 5PM 

The Yountville Arts Commission invites you to participate in the 4th Annual Art, Sip & Stroll, a celebration

of art in the heart of wine country. Throughout its four-year history, Art, Sip & Stroll has become the largest

annual art event in Yountville with over 3,000 visitors who come to enjoy the Yountville Public Art Walk and

juried art from artists all over the Bay Area and Northern California. For the 2016 event, the Commission

anticipates more than 5,000 visitors interested in fine art and high-end, three-dimensional craft artists. 
 

If you are a painter of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels or an artist of ceramic, art glass, metal, bronze,

photography, sculpture, jewelry or mixed media, please consider joining us by submitting your application

to ART, SIP, & STROLL and show off your talent in the charming village-like atmosphere of Yountville.

The entry fee is $150 per artist. This fee will cover the cost of a 10' x 10' peaked festival tent with no walls,

one six-foot table and two chairs for each booth. Booths will be located along Washington Street from North to

South. The planning committee will assign chosen artists to booth locations.
 

Artists are responsible for their own sales and retain 100% of their proceeds. Yountville Arts does not take a commission

on sales at this event. We encourage our artists to demonstrate their talents and use their booth not only to display their

works for sale, but also to set up a live expression of their talents by painting, drawing or sculpting live for the visitors.

This type of engagement has been shown to gain more attention and to encourage more sales. 
 

Yountville is located in the heart of Napa Valley and is known for its appreciation of many forms of

art including our destination hotels and our Michelin Star restaurants (French Laundry, Bottega, Bouchon,

Bistro Jeanty, Hurley's, Mustards and many more). Our bounty of wineries and tasting rooms

(Hope & Grace, Hill Family,Hestan, Girard, Jessup to name a few) will be pouring their artisan wines

along the festival paths throughout Town on the day of the event.
 

Yountville Arts promotes this event with ads in local papers and the SF Chronicle as well as rack card

distribution throughout the Bay Area and online marketing through Facebook. Visit Napa Valley, a

Valley-wide tourist promotional organization and Arts Council Napa Valley heavily promote the branded

Valley-wide 'Arts in April' events with sections in SF Chronicle, Sacramento, Napa-Sonoma Magazine and

digital outlets throughout the nation. 

Please submit your artwork through CaFE at www.callforentry.org. Applications will be accepted through February 16, 2016.

More information can be found at www.townofyountville.com/arts

Please accept my personal invitation to apply. We look forward to showing you Yountville's success and hospitality! 
Sincerely,

Kimberly Cook

Chair, Yountville Arts Commission

Town of Yountville
 



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KITCHEN'S IN THE VINEYARDS - LOOKING FOR AN ARTIST
2016-01-20


Sherrell Harper has received a request from Kitchens in the Vineyards

looking for an artist who is willing to volunteer to do pen and ink skethes

of eadch of the houses on the tour this year.   These sketches are then framed

(by KITV) and given to the homeowners as a thank you gift.  KITV will pay for all

artists materials.  Do you know anyone who could do this and would be willing?  

The tour is in April.   Send me your name if you are

interested and I will forward on...   or contact Kitches in the Vineyards direct...

Sherrell Harper 

Board of Directors, Napa Valley Art Association [email protected]

707-265-9050  or  707-334-1568 cell



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CALLING ALL ARTISTS FOR 2016 OPEN STUDIOS NAPA VALLEY - FEB. 1, 2016 6:30 PM MEETING
2016-01-15


CALLING ALL ARTISTS - Open Studios Napa Valley!

Our first meeting to discuss and apply to this year’s Open Studios will be held Feb. 1, 2016 at the Art Center (Behrens Street) at 6:30 pm.
 
We are hoping to have the OS part of the artnv.org website ready to allow artists to apply online. We will have some paper applications available as well.
 
You have to be a member of the AANV to participate in Open Studios.
 
We will discuss timelines, policy and procedure, prices and image requirements.
 
We also need volunteers to help the Steering committee. If you have computer, graphic design or writing skills we need you. We also need volunteers for catalog distribution later in the year.



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CALL TO ARTISTS FOR 2016-2017 - ART IN THE LIBRARY - (NAPA COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY)
2016-01-15


Call for Artists for the 2016-17 Art in the Library



As you may know, the Napa County library invites artists to apply to have their artwork displayed at the downtown Main Library in an open call.

We have officially opened our Call to Artists for 2016-2017 and are looking for applicants.

If you're interested, please view a copy of the call here or email Stephnia Pramuk for more information.

Thank you for your continued support. 



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AANV 2016 JANUARY PALETTE NEWSLETTER
2016-01-01


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ART CENTER NAPA VALLEY AVAILABLE TO RENT FOR YOUR WORKSHOP, CLASS OR EVENT!
2016-01-01


THE ART CENTER IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU!

Class instructors and artists

The Art Center Napa Valley at 1520 Behrens Street is available to rent for your workshop or class

at the low cost of $20 an hour with a three hour minimum. The Art Center offers theater seating for lectures or demos,

a large classroom with reflective movable mirror, tables and chairs, full spectrum fluorescent lighting,

heating/air conditioning, kitchen with sink/refrigerator, as well as plenty of parking on the street and behind the building.

We offer pegboard to hang your art for Open Studio or other shows. Plan in advance. Whether it’s drawing, painting,

belly dancing or a lecture, put your creative class or workshop on our online event calendar today.

Call Nick Cann for complete information at 707-265-0405, or email [email protected] 



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CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE FEB. 13TH CALISTOGA ART MARKET
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The Calistoga Art Center is having a Valentine's day art market on Saturday the 13th of February. 

We are looking into having it at the community center next to the farmer's market from 10 to 4. 

Booth space at the community center will be $50. If we cannot have it there and have it at CAC it will be $25 a booth. 

If interested contact Michael Easterday at [email protected].

Printable document:

Art Market guidelines and application. 

 Calistoga Art Center 

1435 North Oak Street

Calistoga, CA  94515

(707) 942-2278  

mailing address: P.O. Box 197

Calistoga, CA  94515

 www.calistogaartcenter.org



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