Monday, July 8, 2019

ACAA July Meeting: Painter Kathy Souza - Wed July 10

Kathy Souza Will Demonstrate at July Meeting
Wednesday, July 10
Amador Senior Center
229 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA

Painter Kathy Souza is relatively new to painting but has found a technique and style that makes her work very popular. She will demonstrate this technique and show examples of her work at the next meeting on July 10th, held at the Amador Senior Center, after the regular business meeting which starts at 7pm, and the public is invited to attend.

Kathy considers herself a contemporary modernist artist creating impressionist landscapes and floral work using pastels, oils, and acrylics, often in combination. More of her work may be seen at the Sutter Creek Gallery.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July at Sutter Creek Gallery: Mixed Media Artist Wendy Ward

Wendy Ward, Sutter Creek Gallery’s featured artist for July, will be exhibiting a range of work at one of her last shows as her life heads in a new direction. Although she will remain at the gallery for a few more months, now is the time to view and possibly acquire one of her pieces.

Most of Ward’s paintings or mixed media pieces have several layers of colors and symbols that transform as the piece progresses. “Peace,” “sensuality” and “love” are some of the concepts she has worked with along with playful encounters with faeries and mermaids. She practices listening and allowing her connection to the image to continually direct the process.

At this exhibition, Ward will include original paintings along with mixed media collage and photography. Also on hand will be tote bags and purses created by Mary Nahhas, incorporating Ward’s designs. Prints of her work will also be available. Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet the artist at the Saturday, July 6 reception, starting at 2 p.m., to view her artwork exemplifying the theme “The soul speaks in images.”

Wendy Ward is one of the many local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings and photography, the gallery offers numerous affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, as well as gourd, glass and fiber arts.  Framing services are also available.

The gallery is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228, email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com or visit www.suttercreekgallery.com

"Leila"

"Enchanted"

"Divine"

"Winged Heart"

"Palm"

"Abstract"



July at Gallery 10: "Something Furry, Something Cute"

“Something Furry, Something Cute,” July show at Gallery 10 will be something special!

A-Pal Humane Society is in full swing with kitten season! If you are looking for cuteness, it does not get any better than these babies who will be on display at Gallery 10 on July 6, 2-4 PM.  Gallery 10 will be featuring paintings and other artwork during the month of July that celebrate “Something Furry, Something Cute.”

During the First Saturday Art Walk, enjoy the beautiful artwork, enjoy snacks and refreshments, and be beguiled by adorable kittens, all up for adoption for only $50. The kittens have been spayed or neutered, dewormed and have age-appropriate shots.  Join us!  It will be a blast!

A-Pal has adopted over 10,000 cats and kittens this year with their SAVE THE KITTENS program that began in 1999.  Thank you to all who have fostered, volunteered and donated to save so many lives!

The Artwork will be on display all of July.  Gallery 10 is open Thursday-Monday, 11-5.




Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June at Sutter Creek Gallery: Jeweler Sandy Morgan

We’re all familiar with recycling, putting empty water bottles or junk mail into a special bin to be turned into another product.  While useful, the new products are often of lesser quality than the original.  Upcycling, on the other hand, transforms old or castoff materials into higher quality items, such as what jeweler Sandy Morgan achieves with her one-of-a-kind designs.  Her necklaces, bracelets and earrings are made from sterling silver, silver plate and copper that have been repurposed.  Come see these outstanding items in June when Morgan will be the featured artist at Sutter Creek Gallery.

Upon retiring from teaching elementary students, Morgan started making wire wrapped jewelry as a hobby and eventually progressed to metalsmithing and lapidary work.  While she was a teacher she learned to function with a limited or nonexistent budget.  As a result, she had turned “making do” as a jeweler into an art form.  Her creativity led her to use such objects as silver plated trays, serving utensils and silverware from flea markets and thrift stores. Morgan’s inspiration comes not from what these objects are but what they can become to adorn the wearer.  This vision extends to rocks, shells, beads and other found objects.  Many of her pieces have won awards at the Amador County Fair.

To further her expertise, the artist joined the local Gem and Mineral Society and enrolled in metalsmithing courses at Folsom Lake College.  She has also participated in workshops by known silversmiths Al Bolshazy and Aleris Hart.  In addition to working with silver and silver plate, Morgan enjoys creating with copper as its rich, warm color lends itself to nature-inspire pieces.  One not-to-be-missed item is a copper purse etched with a sunflower motif.  The remarkable 5.5 x 6-inch purse is lined and is carried by a chain.

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Sandy Morgan at her reception on Saturday, June 1, from 2 to 5 p.m., and to view her upcycled jewelry and other pieces.  She is one of the many local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Beyond artwork, the gallery offers a diverse array of frame styles and a large variety of mat colors for all your framing needs. Layaway is also available. 

The gallery is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228, email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com or visit www.suttercreekgallery.com.

Cuff

Copper sunflower purse

Silver tray hearts

Upcycled broken pottery and tray necklace 
Forged necklace



    

June at Gallery 10: Oil Painter and Instructor Judie Cain

Gallery 10 is delighted to have Judie Cain as our featured artist for June. Judie Cain has been a consignor at Gallery 10 in the past, and her oil paintings were a wonderful addition to our collection, so we are thrilled Judie will have a show with us. 

Her new paintings will hang the whole month of June at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek.  Gallery hours are Thursday-Monday, 11-5.

A native of Burlingame, CA, Judie studied at California College of Arts, after high school. Family responsibilities behind her, and taking early retirement from the business world, Cain returned to painting by attending college, numerous workshops and taking private lessons.

Painting from life as much as possible, or from her own reference photos, Ms. Cain strives to capture the light and mood of the moment using brush and/or palette knife.

“My wish is for my paintings to capture the light and life of the moment in an uplifting or inspiring way. The fleeting moments of light on a magnificent natural vista or on the petal of a rose; a simple smile, the still reflections on a pond. The joy of life”.

She has taught her workshops, “Basic Nuts & Bolts of Oil Painting” and “Color Demystified” in the western states as well as other local venues, She currently teaches adult summer classes and private lessons covering painting fundamentals and color.

Primarily an oil painter, Judie has begun also to use gouache, an opaque watercolor. An award winning artist, Ms. Cain has been represented in galleries in Washington, Oregon, New Mexico and California, including Murphys, Sonora, Copperopolis and Carmel. She has several works in print, Giclee and on home products and is collected world wide.

Judie lives in Murphys, CA where she has a working studio, “The Art Studio”, which is open by appointment, classes and special events.

For information about her paintings, gallery representation, classes, please go to www.cainart.com or call 209 559-3345 cell. Email: cainart@goldrush.com





Tuesday, April 30, 2019

May at Sutter Creek Gallery: Oil Painter Vickie Chew

Oil painter Vickie Chew loves the challenge of depicting the light, character and personality of what she sees.  “Whether it be a barn, trees, lakes or ocean, there is something special that attracts me to the scene and feeds my desire to correctly capture it.”  She explains that artists fall in love with a scene for a variety of reasons.  “The scene usually has some type of emotional connection that originally attracts the artist, maybe time spent there as a child, a first kiss, family outings or just the beauty of the area.”  Chew paints with brush and palette knife and rarely uses or mixes her oils with other mediums.  

Chew will be Sutter Creek Gallery’s featured artist for the month of May.  As such, she has chosen to present some new works in flowers.  “Being stuck inside painting with all of the rain this year, I have been painting flowers and wishing spring would hurry up and get here!”  The artist finds painting to be a joy, challenge and mental escape all in one, finding the zone where nothing else exists except the challenge before her.  She began painting over 20 years ago as a break from work and it has evolved into her passion.  “I continually strive to gain miles on my brush and learn from other artists whose work and abilities I admire.” 

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Vickie Chew at her reception on Saturday, May 4, from 2 to 5 p.m., and to view her May flowers and other works.  She is one of the many local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings and photography, the gallery offers numerous affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, and gourd, glass and fiber arts.

The gallery is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228, email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com or visit www.suttercreekgallery.com.


Blooms Avenue

Flowers With No Name

Popping into Spring

Sunny Day


May at Gallery 10: "A Song of Amador” - New Watercolors by Julie Trail

Julie Trail has been captivated by the beauty of the foothills ever since she first visited Sutter Creek in the early 1990’s. This year she has looked closely into some of the reasons this area is so enticing:  An old tree on New Chicago Road, the rock wall that edges old Eureka Street, ducks taking a rest in an eddy on Sutter Creek at Minnie Provo Park. 

Julie continues to choose watercolor as her first love. “The way the colors merge and mix in a wash is magical, unlike any other medium.  The paint has its own mind, and the artist is always challenged to encourage lovely results,” Julie says. “I am always chasing the perfect interaction between water and color, a never ending pursuit!” 

Always learning, always looking for new ways to express the visual beauty surrounding her, Julie studies other artists, pays attention to why some paintings are classic, why they capture our imagination, what is it that makes a painting beautiful.  She continues to take workshops and travels with her paints to outdoor locations so she can really see what the colors and values are in real life.  She continues to teach watercolor in her studio to adults, and in the classroom to fourth graders through the Arts Council program, Art in the Schools.

Come see Julie’s new collection of paintings at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, during the month of May.  A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, May 4, 2-5 P.M., and you all are welcome to enjoy a beverage of choice and a bite to eat while meeting Julie and browsing the artwork.  Gallery 10 is open Thursday-Monday, 11-5 P.M.