Author Archives: Elsah

About Elsah



The deadline for submission of applications for Three Rivers’ artists to participate in the next Studio Tour is October 17, 2013. Any creative person, working in any medium with a designated workspace or studio, who is a resident of Three Rivers, California, is eligible to participate in the Three Rivers Biennial Artists’ Studio Tour.

Download artist’s application.


Join us for the 6th Annual Green Faire in Three Rivers, held inside the Arts Center on North Fork Drive in Three Rivers. A native plant sale will be happening in the backyard at the same time––from 9-4 pm on October 6.

Making Handmade Paper: a fun art workshop in July

Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 10-4 pm
Taught by Elsah Cort at her studio in Three Rivers

This workshop will introduce you to making paper, using various materials including recycled paper, dried plant materials, flower petals, and scraps of this and that. We will learn about the process of simple paper-making, producing paper that can be used for other art projects such as collage, or simply as an artwork in itself. We will make our own moulds and deckles, the screened frames used to make paper. Using blenders, we will make our paper batches and learn how to include color and other materials to add texture and interest. It’s a slightly messy process, so wear comfortable work clothes. Bring a sack lunch. We will work inside and outside, enjoying the natural panorama of the Sierra Nevada foothills and meadows.

Registration fee is $75.
Personal checks, MC, VISA and Discover accepted.
Call 559-561-4671 to register.

Fee includes all papermaking materials—frames and screening for making mould and deckle, vat tray, sponge, paper scraps and flower petals. Blender will be provided for use by everyone. You can also bring your own flowers petals, paper scraps and other inclusion materials. A list will be provided upon registration.

The Art Co-Op Gallery is Growing Upward in Three Rivers

Congratulations to the artists of The Art Co-Op Gallery
with their exciting and expansive move to a new location.

Gallery hours are 11-5 Thursday through Sunday.
Located at 41763-A Sierra Drive (Hwy 198) in Three Rivers.

Visit for more information
and give a supportive “like” to their facebook page.

Painting © Kim Elia, Director of The Art Co-Op Gallery

Christine Sell-Porter: Studio Tour Ten Artist

“My medium of choice is oil. As it is so versatile and perfect for applying texture and brilliant color. Watercolor is a secondary medium I enjoy for its spontaneity and transparency. The watercolor techniques led me to a new endeavor–designing and painting with dye on silk scarves. The dyes give a delightful watercolor effect.”


Wendy McKellar: Studio Tour Ten Artist

“I have created, designed and painted since I can remember.  Living in Three Rivers around natural beauty helps.  The most influence came from my Grama Blanche who was also an artist.  I love to create with bright colors, as you will see in my studio.  Woodburning on furniture has been pretty interesting.  It is far too time consuming, but at the same time, the end result is addicting!  I go from a whimsical design on a piece of furniture to a local landscape oil on canvas.”


[paintings © Wendy McKellar]