Timberline Gallery is currently presenting an all member special exhibit by glass artists Brian Kincade and Cory Ballis and wood artisans Lola and Dick Nelson. The special exhibit will run through April 27.
* Ballis was born in Fresno, attended Fresno State to major in business marketing, and stumbled upon blown glass, his true passion. He was hooked by the challenge and the beauty of the colors and designs he could create, and has won many awards with his vibrant bowls and shimmering glass objects.
* Kincade creates mosaics of glass that capture all the depth of fine paintings. Glass mosaics are an ancient art that was revised in the 19th century. He studied the traditions and uses new techniques for his creations so they can be hung as paintings. He created unique art pieces for more than 16 years in his Southern California studio, before retiring in 1991 and moving to Oakhurst. He is well known and his work hangs in private homes and commercial establishments.
* Lola is a Signature Award artist with the Society of Western Artists, Women Artists of the West and Alliance of California Artists. She has earned over 320 awards from local, national and international juried shows, and is a member of Clovis Art Guild, Central California Woodcarvers, California Carvers Guild and the National Woodcarvers Association. Many of her works have been sold worldwide. Equally versatile in oils, watercolors, pastels, and wood sculptures, her favorite subjects are wildlife and national parks.
* Richard Nelson retired in 2008, and is new to woodworking. Once he became interested, he consulted some friends who do woodturning, and with their help, spends a great deal of time creating bowls, jewelry boxes, and other wood items. He has created boxes, clocks, bread and cheese boards embellished with elk, dolphins, ducks and geese, as well as bowls embellished with maple and oak leaves, winning several awards since working in wood.