Plumas Arts Tour: County-wide Open Studios And Barn Quilt Trail

September 13th, 2012 by David Leland Hyde Leave a reply »

Plumas Arts Tour: County-wide Open Studios

Smokey Morning, Indian Creek, Plumas County, Northern Sierra Nevada, California, copyright 2009 David Leland Hyde. Nikon D90. This never before released 16X24 archival fine art digital print will be on display in the first Philip Hyde Open Studio ever, part of the Plumas Arts Tour. Other new work by David Leland Hyde will on display as well as newly discovered fine art hand made vintage color prints as well as vintage darkroom black and white prints from the files of Philip Hyde’s historically significant large format photographs.

UPDATE: The Plumas Arts Tour and Philip Hyde Studio Open Studio went well. Though participation in the Plumas Arts Tour reportedly fell off from last year, the people who did come out were a delight to meet and talk with. Sales were good. David Leland Hyde’s 2009 Indian Creek Below Indian Valley, limited edition of 100, was a hot item in the 8 X 12 archival digital print size. Look for a possible price increase within the next few months on Indian Creek Below Indian Valley. If you are interested in acquiring a fine art archival digital print, we encourage you to act now.

Plumas Arts, a Quincy, California based non-profit art organization serving all of Plumas County and the Feather River Region, presents the Second Annual Plumas Arts Tour and Barn Quilt Trail. Philip Hyde’s personal artist’s studio, built by the artist in 1965, will feature an open house for the first time ever in history hosted by Philip Hyde’s son David Leland Hyde. For more information please call 530-284-7434 or see the Plumas Arts Tour Guidebook. (See locations to obtain a guidebook below.) For more on Plumas Art and the June 2012 Grand Opening of the new Capitol Arts Center see the blog post, “Plumas Arts Reinvents The Capitol Club In Quincy, California.”

Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 10m-4pm

All Around The County


Explore the diverse artists, galleries, landscapes, communities and characters of Plumas County.
For details on the artists and art stops go to Plumas Arts Events.
$10 per person admission supports local artists and Plumas Arts.

Philip Hyde Photography / David Leland Hyde
PO Box 205
Taylorsville CA 95983
(530) 284-7434

Philip Hyde, a student & teaching associate of Ansel Adams, in 56 years living in Plumas County co-founded the Plumas County Museum, introduced color to landscape photography and helped make many national parks. New work from files.

Last year the Barn Quilt Trail and the Plumas Arts Tour were combined events, this year they are linked, but separate events with separate maps. Barn Quilts are painted wooden squares that resemble bed quilts. Last year’s Plumas Arts Tour Guidebook invited participants to, “Experience Plumas County…” The Plumas Arts Tour Guidebook is available for only $10.00 at the Capitol Arts Center Gallery at 525 Main Street, Quincy, California; in Graeagle, California at the Red House Art Gallery, 126 Highway 89; in Chester, California at Good Vibrations, 278 Main Street; and in Greenville, California at Sterling Sage, 214 Main Street. For more information call Plumas Arts Tour 530-283-3402 or e-mail The guidebook for the first Plumas Arts Tour said:

Travel along the shores of Lake Almanor, to the township of Chester, just over the county line into neighboring Westwood, through artist studios and dozens of painted barn quilts in Indian Valley: Greenville, Taylorsville, Crescent Mills. Stop in art galleries and artist’s studios in and around the charming town of Quincy where the American Valley also offers a number of painted barn quilts. At the Feather River Canyon gateway to the arts tour, part of the Plumas Arts Tour, you will find cabin galleries at the R&R RV Park and Hot Springs. Mohawk Valley artists share their work at a studio in Clio, a gallery at Graeagle Park and and the historic Barn at the junction of California Highways 89 and 70 a few blocks from the Mohawk Valley Artists’ Guild Quilts on Fences Project in Blairsden, California. Spend the day, Spend the night. Stay with us for longer. Get to know our beautiful landscapes, local color and culture and you are certain to return to Plumas County and the Plumas Arts Tour again.

This year’s description of Indian Valley artists said:

In Taylorsville, painter Sally Yost hosts fellow painter Norma Lewis at her studio. Greenville stops include Sterling Sage on Main Street and glass artist Ruth McRoberts shares space with Jean Wendorf who offers jewelry and painted barn quilt miniatures. Be sure to stop by the photography studio of legendary photographer Philip Hyde and son David Leland Hyde.

Legendary? Philip Hyde might chuckle at that one. Anyway, come on out and enjoy the fun…

Do you participate in any local art tours, art fairs or art shows?


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  1. Looks wonderful, David. I wish you great success!


  2. Hi Sharon, I appreciate the well wishes and for you unselfishly continuing to comment here even though you don’t take comments on your beautiful blog any more. Do you have any local art tours or local art fairs or shows on Nantucket or over on Cape Cod, etc?

  3. Ah, all these good events that are a long drive from here. It sounds like a great event and I wish I could attend. Good luck this weekend, David.

  4. Hi Steve, thank you for the good luck wishes and comment. I wish you could visit too. We’ll meet in person one of these days, whether in New England, Colorado or California. Sooner or later, I’m sure our paths will cross. I just added to the end of the post a question for readers of whether they participate in any local art shows or fairs. Do you have any such events around your area that you attend or put your work in?

  5. I am sure we will meet one day too, David.

    I have not tried art fairs around here yet, but plan on it soon. However, this coming October I will be hanging several of my images in a gallery exhibit here in Amherst at our library. There is a very nice space on the upper level with good lighting. The reception falls on the first Thursday of the month which coincides with the monthly arts walk around several galleries in town so I will be getting some nice exposure.

  6. Thank you for returning, Steve. The library exhibition sounds very good. Libraries have a lot of traffic and are good exposure as you point out. Best wishes for much to come out of it.

  7. sheila says:

    I hope to be there next year. Maybe we will know earlier in the year. Our sister lives in Kansas and enjoy seeing the barn quilts.

    Sucess to your and all who support these events.


  8. Hi Sheila, thank you for stopping by. The overall event including printing costs and staff time is a money loser for Plumas Arts and they may not continue the event next year. Although it is often successful for certain artists, fewer Plumas County artists participated this year than last. Even some artists who had success with the Plumas Arts Tour last year, did not participate this year, which seems very strange to me. So, we’ll see what happens. Those of us who did well with the event will work on other artists to get them to participate and to help Plumas Arts develop the publicity, which could be improved.

  9. WOW! impressive David..
    Great job..
    Thanks bro!

  10. Photography says:

    wow..this nature photo photo is really amazing. Once I remember when I was young, we used to go to forest and discover new things that God made up.

  11. Thank you “Art of Photography” and “Photography” for your comments.

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