About Us

Who We Are

Sierra Art Trails is a California 501(c)(4) non-profit arts organization dedicated to supporting artists and artisans, promoting art education, and benefiting our communities through cultural tourism.

Our annual Open Studio Tour draws thousands of visitors to our area each year.

Sierra Art Trails also offers workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and special exhibits for artists and the general public. SAT raises funds for student sponsorships, school art programs, public art, and other art related projects and organizations.

Sierra Art Trails is made possible by a dedicated group of volunteers responsible for planning exhibits, activities and events, fundraising, and publishing the annual Sierra Art Trails catalog.

Follow the links below to learn more.

Community Awards GraphicCommunity Awards
Learn About Our Keeper
of the Flame Award

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Learn About Upcoming
Special Exhibits

Sponsorship GraphicSponsorship
Learn About Sponsoring
Sierra Art Trails

Student Sponsorship GraphicStudent Sponsorship
Learn About Our
Student Sponsorship

Public Art GraphicPublic Art
Learn About the Sierra Art Trails
Public Art Fund

Sierra Art Trails operates from Stellar Gallery in Oakhurst. The gallery hosts the Sierra Art Trials Preview Exhibit, and displays a selection of artwork donated SAT Crew Phototo our organization. The gallery also hosts Sierra Art Trails special exhibits, performances, lectures, and workshops throughout the year.

We are always looking for volunteers to help plan and manage our activities, exhibits, and events. If you are interested in joining the planning committee, or helping out as a volunteer, please contact us at 559-658-8844 or by email at admin@sierraarttrails.org


2019 Planning Committee
Trowzers Akimbo
Jonathan Bock
Jenny Castillo
Michael J. Costa
Betty Tikker Davis
Franka Mlikota Gabler
Gloria Jean Garland
Michelle Sonoqui Gillette
Anne Grandy

Carolyn Hartling
Charlotte Hoffman
David Hoffman
Kris Kessey
Carol Kovach
Kathy Marks
Cathy McCrery-Cordle
Norma Rogers
Brian Ross
Craig Schub

Board of Directors
Jonathan Bock
Carolyn Hartling
Charlotte Hoffman
Kathy Marks
Brian Ross

SAT 2019 Jury
Betty Tikker Davis
Craig Schub
Michelle Sonoqui Gillette


Sierra Art Trails relies on funds raised by participating artists, advertisers, and generous public and private sponsors.


Our major sponsors include:
Visit Yosemite, Madera County
One Putt Broadcasting

Our Co-sponsors include:
Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra
KFCF Free Speech Radio
Madera County Arts Council
Sierra Star
KVPR Valley Public Radio