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31st annual Mimi Jobe Christmas card show at Joyce’s Fine Jewelry

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Joyce’s Fine Jewelry will be hosting the 31st annual Christmas card release by local fine artist, Mimi Jobe, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Every year Jobe creates an original painting of the Carson Valley, typically a winter scene that captures the beauty of the Sierra, and produces the painting into a Christmas card. This year’s Christmas card is created from The Private Collection of Jerry and Jeanette Mellow.

The 2011 Christmas card, signed and unsigned, can be purchased throughout the entire holiday season from Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, as well as Jobe’s Christmas cards from past years. Cards may also be purchased in quantities or singles.

“Every year it is exciting to present the new Mimi Jobe Christmas Card, but this year is special because we have been partnering on this event for 31 years,” Norie Jenkins, owner and operator of Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, said. “Her creativity and ability to capture the Carson Valley is truly one of a kind.”

The annual Carson Valley Christmas card came about when Jobe entered a competition of local artists. Now, 31 years later, Jobe’s annual Christmas card is a part of life in the Valley. The launch show is held the first Saturday of November every year at Joyce’s Fine Jewelry.

“I love when this time of year arrives. The show has turned into a wonderful production and our whole Joyce’s family gets involved,” Jenkins said. “It’s also a major event for the Carson Valley, as well as our store, and we thoroughly enjoy hosting it every year. I helped my mother, Joyce Neddenriep, when she and Mimi started it 31 years ago; now my mother and daughter help me in executing of the show.”

Despite the fact that Jobe has lived under the shadow of Jobs Peak, she says she has never had the urge to climb it. Jobe believes that climbing to the top will not likely help her paint it any better.

“I’ve studied that mountain from every angle, I’ve flown over it, drawn and painted it over a hundred times, but never have trekked to the top,” she said.

On Saturday, this year’s Christmas card will be introduced along with other holiday treasures from ornaments and tabletop accessories to garlands, tree glamour, and season gifts.

Joyce’s will also be serving champagne and hors d’oeuvres the day of the event, and Jobe will be present to personalize, as well as sign the Christmas card.

Joyce’s Fine Jewelry is located in The Record-Courier Center at 1503 Main Street, Suite A, Gardnerville.

More information can be found at http://www.wrappedinred.com, or by calling 782-5631.