Category Archives: The Art Co-Op

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

Karen Kimball, October Featured Artist at the Art Co-Op

Karen Kimball first learned the process of clay monoprinting in 2008,
and she has been addicted ever since. This is one of her original monoprints.

View her latest prints and learn about this innovative print making process at the Art Co-Op from October 1-31, 2010.
Part of the First Saturday Arts Event, visit with her at the Artist Reception on Saturday, October 2 from 12-4 pm.

Image ©2010 Karen Kimball

Debb Campbell at the Art Co-Op

Debb Campbell is featured artist for February at The Art Co-Op Gallery in Three Rivers.
Artist reception will be on Saturday, February 6, from 12 noon to 5 pm.

Campbell says,  “I consider myself a ‘re-entry’ printmaker. I’ve been away from printing and serious art making for about 30 years. My studio art degree, earned in the early 70’s at UC Davis, with great instructors, has held up well.  I recently built a studio to house my press, so I’m back experimenting with collagraph and solar etching, exploring wood and lino relief printing and revisiting screen printing. I also do collage, life drawing, and make hand made bound books.”  In addition to being an artist, she is also an accomplished chef. You may know her as Chef Debb.

Nikki Crain featured at the Art Co-Op

Three Rivers weaver, Nikki Crain, is the featured artist for the month of January at the Art Co-Op.
A reception will be given for her on January 2 from 2-6 pm.

“Weaving is my delight! I enjoy using beautiful natural fibers and yarns to make practical items to wear or use. Each handwoven piece is one-of-a-kind or limited edition. I create cloth that can’t be duplicated in a factory.  Playing with dyes reminds me of opening a new box of crayons in kindergarten. What fun awaits! I also love candles and want the healthiest ones possible so I pour natural vegetable soy candles.”

George Smith: pottery extraordinaire

George Smith is the December featured artist at the Art Co-Op. He is showing his new work with original, limited edition of one, beautiful pottery, along with his exclusive line of functional items.

He says, “Though most of my work is wheel-thrown, recently I have been producing hand built pieces. The hand building technique has allowed me to venture away from the standard round forms of wheel thrown pottery, and investigate alternative shapes. My current pieces include square dinner ware (plates, bowls, casseroles, cups, etc.), and multi-sided jars.”

Marn Reich at the Art Co-Op

Marn Reich, one of the Studio Tour artists, is the featured artist throughout November at the Art Co-Op in Three Rivers.  The gallery is open Tues-Sunday from 10- 6 pm.

She says, “I began working in clay about 15 years ago. I love the challenges it presents – getting it to assume the shape and color I desire and keep it without collapsing, cracking or discoloring. Once I’ve conquered a particular challenge, I’m on the lookout for another – making something bigger, smaller, more lifelike, more whimsical.

I enjoy working at home, surrounded by my favorite things, but I also enjoy working with others and having the stimulation and input of others’ ideas, comments, and criticisms, so I also work once a week at a studio in Visalia, where I can interact with friends and fire my work.


Next month the gallery features another Studio Tour artist, George Smith.

Nancy Jonnum to be featured in October…

As the October featured artist at The Art Co-Op Gallery in Three Rivers,
Nancy Jonnum will be exhibiting new, whimsical sculptures in the medium of clay.







The artist’s reception will be held Saturday, October 3 from 12-3 pm, as part of the 1st Saturday Community Event. Margaritas and snacks will be served.  Along with Nancy’s sculptures, the work of seven other talented artists will be presented.


41707 Sierra Drive (HWY 198) Three Rivers, CA
559-561-4995  open daily from 10-6 pm

Micheal Hansen Photos at The Art Co-Op

Michael Hansen, a Porterville photographer, will be the September featured artist at The Art Co-Op in Three Rivers.  The opening reception will be on September 4, 2009, from 5-8 pm.  The gallery is located on HWY 198, next door to Chumps and Sierra Subs.

Hansen’s photographic work is described at “Michael Hansen is passionate about his photography and enjoys bringing the natural beauty he finds on his wild journeys home in the form of photographs. The photographic style of Michael Hansen reflects his love of these wild places and wild creatures.  Michael studied advanced photography at Porterville College and continues to learn and evolve as a photographer through workshops and the wealth of information available on the Internet, always striving to improve.

 "Misty Autumn" Balch Park, Mountain Home State Forest

"Misty Autumn" Balch Park, Mountain Home State Forest


The Art Co-Op is open daily from 10-6 pm.  Call 559-561-1307 for more information.