Black Friday Sales Include Art at Timberline Art Gallery in Oakhurst

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Art from renowned artists will be half off for a Black Friday sale extending for three days at Timberline Art Gallery in Oakhurst.

The deep discounts of Black Friday aren’t just on electronics or home goods, Timberline Art Gallery in Oakhurst has the works of four well-known artists on sale for 50% off starting the day after Thanksgiving.

Noted artists Joan Brumley, Mark Gudmundsen, Lola Nelson and Chris Sorenson will all have works on display at Timberline Art Gallery, located in Gallery Row in Oakhurst, for half the normal price. The sale starts Black Friday, November 25, but also extends through the weekend, ending on Nov. 27.

The Artists
Joan Brumley is known for her use of transparent watercolor in a bright fresh manner and is considered one of the finest Water-colorists in California's San Joaquin Valley.
Some of her works include large corporate collections including the Kaiser Hospital Clinic, Saint Agnes Clinic in Oakhurst and all of the paintings in the corporate offices of Robert L Young Corporation in Oakland. She has been commissioned by the Ripe Tomato Restaurant in Fresno and Ducey's Restaurant at Bass Lake to do their menu covers, and by Fresno State University for a poster for the viticulture wine tasting. She also provided the artwork for the ATM and Visa card for the Fresno County Federal Credit Union.

Bumley does commissions by appointment. She has painted many homes and likes to specialize in painting the entry-way or a portion of the home. These paintings can then be printed on note cards or Christmas cards.

Lola Nelson was born and reared on a farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York, “I learned to love the outdoors and animals. Drawing came naturally to me and I pursued it throughout high school and later graduated from Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota.”
She has taken classes from several nationally-known artists and some well-known artists in the local area.

“An artists never stops learning and should always be receptive to new techniques and challenges. The basis of any good painting is a good drawing. I feel God has blessed me with a gift of drawing and I want to share it with others.”

“I paint in a realistic manner with oils, watercolor, pastels and woodcarving. I am a signature award member of the Society of Western Artists, Women Artists of the West and the Alliance of California Artist.” Other art organizations include: Clovis Art Guild, Central California Woodcarvers, California Carver’s Guild and the National Woodcarvers Association. Subject matters includes animals, wildlife, landscapes, old farm machinery, steam trains and portraits.
Over 300 awards have been earned in many local, national, and international juried shows. Several works are available in limited edition prints and note cards.

Chris Sorensen is an award winning sculptor who works in various media, including wood, clay and various metals. He’s most known for his metal sculptures, earning him nickname Man of Steel. His style is both whimsical and flamboyant. Sorensen’s most notable creations include a life-sized giraffe, a 900 pound bulldog and an eight-foot ostrich.

Sorensen also makes art for the home, creating sculptures that make wonderful pieces for any collection.

Mark Gudmudsen is a painter, known for his almost photo real paintings Gudmudsen is also a painter of light, capturing the essence of waterfalls, mountains, desert, lakes, and sea.

He is most known for his Yosemite art. He has done over 100 unique Yosemite Paintings. He is also known for his National Park art. He has painted many other National Parks including the Grand Tetons, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Kings Canyon, Mt. Rainier, Death Valley, Devils Postpile, Yellowstone, Canyon De Chelly, Arches, Natural Bridges, Misty Fjords, Mesa Verde, Sequoia, Mojave, Zion, North Cascades, Haleakala, and other National Parks and National Monuments. He also likes to travel over Tioga Pass to Mammoth Lakes every year where he produces paintings of the eastern High Sierra back country. He paints Garnet Lake, Lake Ediza, Mammoth Mountain, Convict Lake, Shadow Lake, and many other High Sierra locations.

Timberline Art Gallery is located at 40982 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA. They are open from 10 am until 4 pm each day. To learn more about the artists, go to

Jarrod Lyman
Director of Media
Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau
(559) 683-4636


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