ASiF, Artists' Studio in the Foothills, is a fine art gallery and community resource featuring work in a variety of media by local artists. It was founded in Grass Valley, California, in 2007.
ASiF Studios is a unique venue in the Sierra Foothills and is home to 30 local resident artists. In addition to full resident status, ASiF offers a variety of membership options including daily drop-in use. ASiF also offers classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, mosaics, clay and sculpture. Our mission is to nurture the creative spirit in our community by providing an environment where art can be made, displayed and appreciated.
ASiF features a main gallery, showing new work every six weeks. It also has a "Small Works Wall", with a constantly changing display of two and three dimensional work. The retail shop, ASiF GiFT, features a variety of unique and distinctive handcrafted gift items - jewelry, sculptural and functional ceramics, wooden spoons and boxes, cards, prints and more.
The 2D Studio at ASiF Studios is equipped with easels and stools, a stage and lighting for figure drawing, and a printmaking area with a state of the art Griffin printmaking press. A wide variety of classes in drawing, painting, printmaking and mosaics for adults and children is available year-round. Figure drawing sessions are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The 2D studio is also available for meetings and events for local art groups.
The 3D Studio is equipped with two electric kilns, a gas reduction kiln, 6 potter's wheels, a slab roller, five multi-use tables, a glaze lab, and a damp room. Resident staff is always on site and ASiF offers a wide variety of classes in clay building and wheel-throwing for children and adults.
Our website, www.asifstudios.com, has complete and current information about ASiF Studios including gallery information; current class schedules; current and upcoming shows; links to our blog, facebook page, and recent news articles; and an interactive map with driving directions.