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17th Annual Altar Show: Renewal and Remembrance ~ November 8 – 16, 2014

ALTAR '14 POSTER PDF.pdfThe Miners Foundry is proud to be the fiscal sponsor of the 17th Annual ALTAR SHOW: Renewal & Remembrance, Saturday, November 8, 2014. The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts and causes. The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held November 8 thru November 16, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA. The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from eight to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars. A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography and more. Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers’ imaginations, the work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous. Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones. Others altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including peace, environmental, and social issues.   Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

Two special events are scheduled during the Altar Show. The Public Reception will be held on Sunday, November 9, from 3 – 5 pm when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.   A “Poetry Evening” will be held on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 pm and local poets will read their works around the theme of renewal and remembrance. The public is cordially invited to attend this very special exhibition by the 2014 Altar Show Board members: Kat Barrie. Stephen Edwards, Meg Hughes, Lin Schiffner, and Nancy Zeno-Hamilton. The Altar Show is held in association with the Miner’s Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational foundation.

For more detailed information on the 2014 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows visit the Altar Show website at www.thealtarshow.org; call Meg at (530) 432-4280.

15th Annual Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance ~ Saturday, October 27 – November 4, 2012 ~ Nevada County Fairgrounds

The 15th Annual ALTAR SHOW: Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  The show features over 50 constructions dedicated to persons, memories, concepts and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 27 thru November 4, 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from eight to 84.  A variety of media is used including sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography and more.  Altar themes can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, even outrageous.  Some altars embrace the Latin-American tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” honoring deceased loved ones.  This show expands on the tradition to include an array of contemporary themes, such as social and environmental issues.

A public reception will be held on Sunday, October 28, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm where visitors and volunteers will be treated to refreshments while meeting the exhibitors.  The public is cordially invited to attend this very special event.

The 2012 Altar Show is in association with the Miner’s Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational foundation.

For more detailed information on the 2012 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows visit the Altar Show website at Website.

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities. 
The Foundry is a non profit organization, proud to support other area non profits such as the 12th Annual Altar Show.

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18th Annual Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

The 18th Annual ALTAR SHOW: Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 29 thru November 6, noon – 7:00 pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

The first “Altar Show in Nevada County” took place in 1997, inspired by the Sacramento art show, “Altares del Mundo.” Based on Indo-Hispanic “Dia de los Muertos” traditions, artists created beautiful altars to honor beloved people who had passed on. The show was so powerful for both altaristas and viewers that it has become an annual event with up to sixty altars.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from eight to eighty-four, offering a broad spectrum of altars.  A variety of media is used including:  sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography and more.  Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers’ imaginations, the work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous.

Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations, while other altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including peace, environmental, and social issues.   Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

The Public Reception will be held on Sunday, October 30, from 3 – 5 pm when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.

The Altar Show is held in association with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational foundation.

 

Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

The 19th Annual Altar Show:  Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts, and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 28 through November 5, 12:00pm – 7:00pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from 8 to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars.  A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography, and more.  Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers imaginations.  The work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous.  Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones.  Other altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including global unrest, environmental problems, and social issues.  Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

The public reception will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.

The Altar Show is held in assocation with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization.

For more detailed information on the 2017 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows, please call (530) 274-8283 or visit the Altar Show website at http://www.thealtarshow.org

 

Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

The 19th Annual Altar Show:  Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts, and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 28 through November 5, 12:00pm – 7:00pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from 8 to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars.  A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography, and more.  Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers imaginations.  The work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous.  Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones.  Other altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including global unrest, environmental problems, and social issues.  Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

The public reception will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.

The Altar Show is held in assocation with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization.

For more detailed information on the 2017 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows, please call (530) 274-8283 or visit the Altar Show website at http://www.thealtarshow.org

Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

The 19th Annual Altar Show:  Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts, and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 28 through November 5, 12:00pm – 7:00pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from 8 to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars.  A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography, and more.  Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers imaginations.  The work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous.  Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones.  Other altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including global unrest, environmental problems, and social issues.  Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

The public reception will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.

The Altar Show is held in assocation with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization.

For more detailed information on the 2017 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows, please call (530) 274-8283 or visit the Altar Show website at http://www.thealtarshow.org

Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

The 19th Annual Altar Show:  Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts, and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 28 through November 5, 12:00pm – 7:00pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from 8 to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars.  A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography, and more.  Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers imaginations.  The work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous.  Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones.  Other altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including global unrest, environmental problems, and social issues.  Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

The public reception will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.

The Altar Show is held in assocation with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization.

For more detailed information on the 2017 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows, please call (530) 274-8283 or visit the Altar Show website at http://www.thealtarshow.org

Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

The 19th Annual Altar Show:  Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts, and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 28 through November 5, 12:00pm – 7:00pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from 8 to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars.  A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography, and more.  Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers imaginations.  The work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous.  Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones.  Other altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including global unrest, environmental problems, and social issues.  Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

The public reception will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.

The Altar Show is held in assocation with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization.

For more detailed information on the 2017 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows, please call (530) 274-8283 or visit the Altar Show website at http://www.thealtarshow.org

Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

The 19th Annual Altar Show:  Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts, and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 28 through November 5, 12:00pm – 7:00pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from 8 to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars.  A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography, and more.  Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers imaginations.  The work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous.  Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones.  Other altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including global unrest, environmental problems, and social issues.  Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

The public reception will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.

The Altar Show is held in assocation with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization.

For more detailed information on the 2017 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows, please call (530) 274-8283 or visit the Altar Show website at http://www.thealtarshow.org

Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

The 19th Annual Altar Show:  Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts, and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 28 through November 5, 12:00pm – 7:00pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from 8 to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars.  A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography, and more.  Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers imaginations.  The work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous.  Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones.  Other altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including global unrest, environmental problems, and social issues.  Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

The public reception will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.

The Altar Show is held in assocation with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization.

For more detailed information on the 2017 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows, please call (530) 274-8283 or visit the Altar Show website at http://www.thealtarshow.org

Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

The 19th Annual Altar Show:  Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts, and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 28 through November 5, 12:00pm – 7:00pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from 8 to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars.  A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography, and more.  Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers imaginations.  The work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous.  Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones.  Other altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including global unrest, environmental problems, and social issues.  Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

The public reception will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.

The Altar Show is held in assocation with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization.

For more detailed information on the 2017 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows, please call (530) 274-8283 or visit the Altar Show website at http://www.thealtarshow.org

Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

The 19th Annual Altar Show:  Renewal & Remembrance will open on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The show features art constructions in the form of altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts, and causes.  The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 28 through November 5, 12:00pm – 7:00pm daily.  The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA.  The event is considered “a gift to the community from artists and altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills”.

In previous shows, exhibitors have ranged in age from 8 to 84, offering a broad spectrum of altars.  A variety of media is used including: sculpture, collage, assemblage, painting, photography, and more.  Altar themes are limited only by the altar-makers imaginations.  The work can be inspiring, mysterious, insightful, humorous, informative, or even outrageous.  Some constructions embrace the tradition of “Dia de los Muertos” celebrations made to honor deceased loved ones.  Other altar-makers choose to convey an array of personal and contemporary themes, views, and concerns including global unrest, environmental problems, and social issues.  Although the works are not primarily religious in nature, the event provides altar makers and viewers a safe place to renew and remember, and an opportunity to be part of a sacred space.

The public reception will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., when guests will enjoy refreshments and meet many altaristas while viewing the show.

The Altar Show is held in assocation with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization.

For more detailed information on the 2017 Altar Show or to view altars from previous shows, please call (530) 274-8283 or visit the Altar Show website at http://www.thealtarshow.org

The Altar Show

20th Annual Altar Show: Renewal & Remembrance

Beginning Saturday, October 26, 2019, the show features constructions dedicated to persons, memories, concepts and causes. The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held October 26 thru Sunday, November 3, Noon to 7:00 pm daily. The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA. The event is considered a gift to the community from altaristas of the Sierra Nevada Foothills. The public is cordially invited to attend a public reception on Sunday, October 27 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The 2019 Altar Show is held in association with the Miners Foundry, a nonprofit cultural and educational foundation.