Our Artists

The Treetop Gallery currently features two new exhibitions, Ann Harris: Celebrating a Life’s Work and Stories and Sequences: Images from F/STOP, on display from May 3 – June 24, 2018.

 

Over the course of her life, artist Ann Harris (1927-2017) used her work to process the changing and dynamic world around her, each piece exuding wonder, curiosity and a deep appreciation of the natural environment. Specializing in colorful and lively watercolor pieces her work falls into three categories: landscapes, mid-century styled abstracts, and native wildflower illustrations.

My hope is that as others view my paintings 

they will share this immense human need for 

joy in the presence of nature. ~Ann Harris

 

 

On September 8, 2017, Harris passed away and this exhibition is an opportunity for the Arts Council and community to honor her and all the vibrancy she brought to the visual arts in Mariposa. The Harris family has donated Ms. Harris’ entire collection to the Arts Council and all proceeds from the exhibition will benefit the Treetop Gallery and the Arts Council’s visual arts programs for children (Artists in the Schools , Young Masters Youth Exhibition and SITE+VISION).

More about Ann Harris

 

Stories and Sequences: Images from F/STOP features a collection of photographic series created, curated, and presented in accordion books by the Arts Council’s F/STOP program participants. F/STOP is designed to be a fun opportunity for people 55 years of age and older to creatively express their identities, tell their stories, and share their connection with Mariposa through photography.

During F/STOP workshops, artists-in-residents, Jeannine Andre and Cara Goger, facilitated group discussions about the medium of photography and worked through a curriculum focused on composition, lighting, the elements of art, sequencing and editing. Using iPods, phones, and digital cameras to take their photos, participants were encouraged to concentrate on the artistic and conceptual side of photography to tell a story through their images.

Included in this exhibition there are 24 accordion books, located throughout the gallery, each containing the work of an individual F/STOP participant. Take your time exploring each of these book and enjoy the photographic stories and sequences that lie therein.

F/STOP is made possible by generous funding from the California Arts Council’s Local Impact program, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

More about F/STOP

 


The Treetop Gallery

Our newly designed exhibition schedule will feature a select pair or group of artists for several months at a time. The Arts Council is eager to allow local artists an opportunity to showcase the scope of their work, versus one or two works seasonally. The Treetop Gallery features the work of local artists and curated exhibitions, and is designed to be both a retail gallery and a space that facilitates multiple avenues for engagement with the visual arts. The Gallery is located at 5009 Highway 140, Mariposa, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and may be accessed on the weekends through the entrance to Chocolate Soup (downstairs).

The Treetop Gallery is proud to support the work of local artists:

Linda Abbott Malcolm Mc Gregor
Trowzers Akimbo Patti Mc Gregor
Ryan Alonzo Ann Mendershausen
Jackie Baxton Ralph Mendershausen
Phyllis Becker Jeanne Moje MacDonald
Becky Caraco Saralynn Nusbaum
Moira Donohoe Penny Otwell
Ann Harris Jeanetta Phillips
Candace Harrison Lorie Setterberg
Charlotte Hoffman Fran Shell
David Hoffman LothLorien Stewart
Carol Johnson Vicki Thomas
Gary Langdon John Tomsick
Michelle Marco Helen Willoughby Peck
Phyllis McAdams Wei Zhang
Carol Johnson Tim Dewitt
Polly Kavanaugh Kerby Smith
Lura Schwarz-Smith

 Past Rotations