Art sale to benefit museum

The Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center will present a showing of the life-long work of local artist Mimi Jobe. The art sale will benefit, in part, the museum and cultural center. There will also be a raffle of a framed 24- by 36-inch gicleé print on canvas, "Sierra Vista," with proceeds from the raffle to benefit the museum as well.

This gicleé reproduction, a $1,100 value, will be on display at Lone Tree Gallery located on Esmeralda Avenue in Minden until the day of the reception. Tickets for the fundraiser will be available at Lone Tree Gallery, Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center and Joyce's Antiques. They will cost $2 each or three for $5. The drawing will be on Aug. 31.

Starting with an artist reception from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 12, the collection, a retrospective look at this self-taught artist who has worked professionally in the world of art all of her life, will remain on display in the museum until Dec. 1. Some of the original pieces were created when she was in her teens and following the progression of her work, it will illustrate Jobe's life and travels until finally coming to live in Carson Valley 40 years ago in 1966. Since coming to Carson Valley, Jobe has focused her work on Valley sites, people and animals which represent four decades of change.

The show will include most of the originals of the 28 Christmas card paintings which have become a Christmas tradition here in the Valley and are featured at Joyce's Jewelry, Gifts & Antiques every year. Also, a complete change of subject material is the original fairy and unicorn fantasy collector plate series she has done for the Bradford Exchange. She was contracted to do this work 15 years ago and in between her sage, quail and Carson Valley compositions, she painted the fairies, unicorns and castles.

Along with Mimi Jobe and her son Barry; Donnis Thran and the museum staff have put together this display which gives viewers a chance to see the Carson Valley through the eyes of Jobe.


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