SIERRA ART TRAILS 2016
Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour
Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 30th, October 1st & 2nd 2016
The upcoming 2016 Sierra Art Trails open studio tour has many talented artists. The Sierra Sun Times will be featuring a sampling
of several area artists each week leading up to the show. Check back regularly to see who the next featured artist will be.
Coming from a long line of woodworkers and fine cabinetmakers, Bob Boomer's own love of working in wood sprouted at a young age. He recalls carving figures in this medium as early as age twelve. Boomer went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Technology, with a focus on wood, from Fresno State University. He began a career in teaching, but eventually left his tenure to pursue a career as a professional Sculptor. Something Bob has been doing now for nearly 40 years.
Bob, and his Wife of fifty years Carol, have made their home in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, just south of Yosemite National Park. It's here that he finds the exotic Manzanita and weathered Cedar that he predominately works in. Bob's love of history, and respect for the Native American People are present in his portrayals. "I sculpt with the natural wood formations, rather than against them. This balance with nature is evident in the subject matter I create. The proud and noble Native American People stand in harmony with the natural elements that surround them." Over the years, Boomer has developed a signature style which sets him apart from that of others in this very competitive field.
The following is a list of current gallery affiliations, shows, feature articles, awards, and museum purchases.
Galleries: Trailside Gallery, Jackson Hole WY., Spirits In The Wind Gallery, Golden CO.,
Shows: Cheyenne Governor's Show, Cheyenne WY. C.M. Russell, Great Falls Montana, Settlers West Miniature Show, Tuscon AZ.
Feature Articles: Informart (Cover), Sept/2000, Art of the West, Nov/Dec 1993, Better Homes and Gardens Wood Magazine, Jan/1991, Southwest Art, Feb/1983.
Awards: Gold Medal Artist Dan May Galleries, six consecutive years, Artist Choice Award 1992, Southwestern International Show, El Paso TX., Golden Feather Award 1993, AICA, San Dimas CA.
Museum Purchases: San Dimas Western Art Show Museum Purchase, 1994, Greenhouse Museum Purchase, 2003, Basha Museum Purchase, 1997, 1999, 2003, Leaning Tree Museum Purchase, 2001, Cheyenne Old West Museum Purchase, 2003.
Bob can be reached at his home studio in Ahwahnee: Call (559) 683-2083 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit Bob's website at: bobboomerstudio.com (new website).
Bob Boomers Studio
To learn more about Sierra Art Trails please contact: Stellar Gallery, 40982 Hwy 41, Suite 1, Oakhurst CA 93644 (559) 658-8844, email: email@example.com or visit us on the web at: SierraArtTrails.org. You can also visit the Sierra Art Trails on Facebook.