1st Saturday, December 7th, featuring Tom Marshall


EVERY 1st SATURDAY, the artists, restaurants and merchants of Three Rivers, California, open their doors and invite you to join in a town-wide celebration from 11 to 5 o’clock unless stated on Blog and Map. You can pick up a map and schedule at the Three Rivers Historical Museum – the map shows all participating venues, art to see, locations and times for special events.

A FEATURED ARTIST is celebrated each month. December features the wildlife photography of Tom Marshall showing at the Three Rivers Historical Museum at 42268 Sierra Drive.

FABULOUS FALL!  In addition to the art and artists, this month come and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather and the glory of nature around Lake Kaweah and all through the town of Three Rivers.  Nature and art together.  Nothing better.

EVERY MONTH is different – the best way to keep informed is to visit the website www.1stsaturdaytr.com. It is up-dated monthly. If you are an artist and would like to show your work at the event, the cost is only $10 to participate and the deadline to enter is always the 15th of the previous month. 

FOR INFORMATION contact Shirley Keller at 559-561-3463 or email sblairkeller@sbcglobal.net

Deborah Dal Zuffo - Art Display at Sequoia Cider Mill

Born in New England, Deborah was inspired by the rich palette of autumn colors. Her love of the outdoors is reflected in her paintings. They are bathed in nature’s hues, revealing her training in botanical illustration. Deborah’s artwork often focuses on the simple – leaves, rocks, and the creatures hiding within -- capturing nature’s tapestry of texture, depth, and life. Deborah works in watercolor, pastel, and colored pencils. Her artwork is on display at The Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant at 40311 Sierra Drive.

Three Rivers Historical Museum

The Historical Museum is quite exciting these days. Many new and interesting sights to capture historical imaginations and knowledge. See what the Mineral King Preservation Society designed, a lovely space, 2/3 of which will be used to preserve the history of Mineral King. The Historical Museum will expand to the rest of the space. As you walk toward the new room a skylight above captures your attention. It is modeled after the oldest bridge on the Mineral King road.
Three Rivers Historical Museum, 42268 Sierra Drive.




Tom has spent many an hour sitting on his back porch enjoying the beauty of the wilds of Three Rivers. Because of his patience his camera has captured many birds and animals that come to his back door, climbing trees, and rooting around looking for food. He is also takes care of the Three Rivers Historical Museum. He takes advantage of the pond that contains giant koi and attract birds and bears. See the results of his patience and attention to detail in the photographs he has taken over the years of the wild life of Three Rivers. Ask him to tell you the stories of how close the critters come to him sitting at his back door, knowing he is harmless to them as they forage for food.  Meet Tom at the Three Rivers Historical Museum at 42268 Sierra Dr.

Lotus Blossom Vietnamese food - In front of the Kaweah Commonwealth

Thu Duong-Paul is inspired by, and has a passion for food. It comes from her mother who taught Thu to cook Vietnamese fish stew and shrimp mustard greens soup when she was 13 years old. As a mother of three children, it is a treasure to be able to make food from her childhood to share with her children.  Thu and her daughter started a food tent, Lotus Blossom, in honor of her mother. The lotus blossom is the symbol of purity, serenity, commitment and optimism for the future. It is the flower which grows from muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty.  On the menu for this 1st Saturday (shown here) - Chicken/ vegetarian eggs rolls  3 for $5, Lemon Grass Chicken/vegetarian curry bowl.  Come meet Thu and taste her exotic food in front of the Kaweah Commonwealth at 41841 Sierra Dr.

Totem Market and Gifts

The Totem Market and Gift store hours are 7am-9pm, serving breakfast all day. Dinner service.  Special Happy Hour 3 - 5. 
 45186 Sierra Drive, 559-561-4463

Three Rivers Arts Center

Jami Beck
Jami Beck does beaded crochet jewelry and macrame items. She is a teacher by profession in the local Three Rivers Elementary school. Crochet jewelry, gourds and macrame items.  See Jami at  the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive.
Linda DuMont
Linda DuMont is passionate about stones and crystals! Having grown up along the California coastline, she spent many years “rock-hounding” with her grandfather, in search of jade, jasper, and moonstones. Over the past thirty years, she has studied and learned much about the energetics of stones and crystals as healing tools. She makes healing mandalas, blessing bundles, wands, altar pieces, and crystal elixirs. Linda’s stone and crystal sculptures are her way of honoring the mineral kingdom’s guardians and energy.  Meet Linda at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive.
Earl Thompson
Earl Thompson drove big rigs across country for 50 plus years, always with great appreciation for the beauty and majesty of this country. After retiring at 75 years of age, and with time on his hands, he sat down and began a process of expressing himself on canvas. His favorite works are black and white drawings, but he is exploring colored pencils and paint.  Earl also makes many of his frames.  See Earl's work at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive.
Shirley & Ted Fox
The Country Fox shows unique, one of a kind aprons, kitchen towels, and more( embroidery both machine and handwork), by Shirley Fox. She adds a kitchen touch with her jams and jellies. Ted Fox focuses on hats, his designs or yours, upon requestMeet Shirley and Ted at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive.
Courtnee Browning
Courtnee Browning was inspired by jewelry making in high school. She went on to higher education, setting up an adult life, and put aside her love of creating. Recently, Courtnee’s cousin asked her to fix a piece of jewelry and she rediscovered the passion for the craft of jewelry making. Courtnee’s goal is simple: Create quality, affordable pieces that can be worn with everyday outfits! Meet Courtnee and see her creations at the Three Rivers Art Center, 41763 N Fork Dr.
Pauline Church
Pauline Church was born and raised in Central California. She loves traveling this beautiful state taking photos. Whether it is a sunrise, sunset, iconic landmark, someone's smile or just a field of wildflowers, she looks for beauty. Capturing a special moment and sharing it with others through her photography is the goal for Pauline.
To see more of her work or for prints, t-shirts, coffee cups and more visit: www.brightangelimages.com/photography-by-pauline
Pauline is located at the Arts Center 41763 No. Fork Drive.
Joe Engelbrecht
 Joe Engelbrecht cut his teeth in the fashion industry before turning his attention to Nature. "I moved from shooting pictures of beautiful jewelry to shooting pictures of natural beauty."
To see more of his work visit:https://www.brightangelimages.com/j-s-engelbrecht
Joe will be located at the Arts Center 41763 N. Fork Drive.
Rhonda Michalk
Rhonda Michalk’s passion for photography began when she received a very nice 35 mm camera in 1998.  With each new lens, a new perspective of the world evolved. Her joy continues, each day, with observing and discovering the natural treasures that surround her.
To see more of Rhonda's work visit:https://www.brightangelimages.com/rhondamichalkgallery
Rhonda will be located at the Arts Center 41763 N. Fork Drive.
Jack Bratcher
Jack Bratcher has  been photographing the beautiful scenery and wildlife of the Sierra Nevada in all seasons since 1999. He enjoys the Giant Sequoias and the amazing flowers that are found there, however, he love Bears and Mule Deer the most! From Jack’s front yard to the top of the Park he works to capture and share the moments with these incredible creatures. Jack and his  wife Nanci love Three Rivers and have been able to live here for 7 years and hope for many more.  Meet Jack and see his work at the Arts Center 41763 N. Fork Drive.
Christine Sell Porter 
Christine's medium of choice is oil, by virtue of it's versatility – it's perfect for building texture and produces brilliant color. Watercolor is another medium that she loves for it's spontaneity and transparency. She has painted for over 30 years. After relocating to Three Rivers in 2005, she has found the natural beauty of the area to be a new source of inspiration. She spends many happy hours in the studio. Christine is a multi talented artist; she also likes designing little jewelry pieces, and knitting gorgeous scarves during long winter nights. For summer, she hand paints, in vibrant color, flowers and birds on silk scarves. Additionally, she creates lovely light catchers for the window, fashioned with antique glass and with an oil rubbed copper foil finish.  Sponsored by Three Rivers B&B.  See Christine's art at the Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 N. Fork Drive.
Sequoia Parks Conservancy
Sequoia Parks Conservancy is the official nonprofit partner of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Lake Kaweah. Our work focuses on funding and enabling projects and programs that protect, preserve, and provide access to the natural and cultural resources of our public lands.
Location: The Arts Center 41763 N. Fork Drive.

OPEN STUDIO - Carole Clum

Carole Clum has made metal sculptures of kitchen goddesses, dancing chickens, and other animals from kitchen utensils, tools, costume jewelry, and machine shop discards. The art form is called "found object art." Meet Carole and see her work at  45638 So. Fork.

OPEN STUDIO - Anne and HJ Brown

River Water Pottery Studio and Gallery
Anne and HJ Brown
The studio overlooks the South Fork of the Kaweah River and is surrounded by nature which is the inspiration for many of the colors and shapes reflected in the pottery. Leaves, flowers, trees, and animals find their way into the wheel thrown shapes made by Anne on the potter’s wheel. H.J.’s creations are hand-built, usually starting as a flat piece of clay from the slab roller. Sometimes their work is collaborative.
The pieces are mostly functional. All are food safe and can be used in oven, microwave, or dishwasher. The glazes are all lead free and non-toxic. Many of the pieces have recipe ideas and/or accessories for use attached. Anne and H.J. are especially pleased when they learn that someone uses their work in their homes as a part of their daily lives. The Browns like to travel the country and visit other potteries and studios for new ideas to try. It’s still great fun to make the traditional and functional shapes, but the quest for new concepts keeps things growing and changing. See the Brown's new gallery to display their very original take on functional pottery at River Water Pottery Studio and Gallery 44305 So. Fork Drive

OPEN STUDIO - CabinArt Studio, Jana Botkin

Jana Botkin’s mission is to provide visible and tangible evidence that Tulare County is a good place to live. She does this with pencil, oil paint, and murals. Her work is available as originals, cards, and some pencil reproductions. In addition, she has designed and published local coloring books, "The Cabins of Wilsonia" (a book of pencil drawings), “Mineral King Wildflowers: Common Names”, and a 2020 calendar of Mineral King wildflower photographs.

OPEN STUDIO - Nikki Crain

Nikki Crain
Nikki first sat down at a loom in 1983. She has been on a learning odyssey ever since. Her favorite pastime is designing new pieces and playing with colors, sometimes dyeing her own yarns. Math plays a big part in weaving and Nikki takes it to a higher level by using the Fibonacci sequence in many of her designs. Natural fibers such as cotton, wool, silk and rayon are her favorite choice for the beautiful and useful items she weaves.  Visit Nikki at her studio 45138 So. Fork Dr.

OPEN STUDIO - Spirit HIll Meditation Garden and Art Studio

Shirley Keller invites you to come to Spirit Hill Meditation Garden and Art Studio to see her photography, ceramic masks, recycled art, and clay mono prints.  See more at Shirley's blog at sblaircreativeplay.blogspot.com.
NEW Ceramic Masks and Dot Art Hubcaps. Children visitors FREE gifts of original artwork.  Signed copies of memoir "But What About The Children?"
Come meet Shirley at 43641 Skyline Dr