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Female artists on display at Foothill Flowers gallery

Nevada County photographer Jean Poulsen won’t just sit by and watch the world’s problems. Instead, she’ll create solutions.

That’s why the first ever “Personal Visions Art Show” is now upstairs at Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley. Poulsen recently rented the store’s gallery space, paying for it all by herself, and invited area female artists to show their works. All the artists’ application fees will be donated to the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition of Nevada County.

“I woke up one morning a month ago and thought, ‘What can I do on a smaller scale rather than a global scale to make a contribution to help somebody?’ Sometimes we feel kind of hopeless about world events,” Poulsen said. “I knew I couldn’t go there so I thought I’d do it on a more local level. The Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition funds have been cut so much. They do such a good service and they need funds.”

By Monday, 22 artists had already signed up to be in the “Personal Visions Art Show.”

“I feel so wonderful. I feel like it’s called compassionate action, not only for the women at the coalition, but for these beautiful photographers and artists who don’t show their work,” Poulsen said.

Photography, paintings, ceramics, quilt work and woodwork will be featured in the 12-day exhibit. Brochures and material about the coalition will also be available.

Exhibit artists will be at the Foothill Flowers gallery from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. A reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 6 features all of the artists.


WHAT: “Personal Visions Art Show” to benefit Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition of Nevada County

WHEN: Foothill Flowers Gallery, 102 W. Main St., Grass Valley

WHERE: Aug. 2-13

ADMISSION: Free, but donations accepted for coalition


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