Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sutter Creek Gallery: Cooperative Artists feature Amador County scenes in August


Customers often come into the gallery seeking local scenes to memorialize their visits to the area.  Many of our artists regularly produce such scenes with the creek that flows past our southern flank a long-time favorite. Instead of featuring one artist for the month of August, members of the cooperative have been invited to create artwork depicting locations around the county for a show entitled Impressions of Amador.

Some of the art may depict historic sites, such as the delicate pink and green watercolor rendering of the Chichizola Store by Mary Sue Palmquist. Photographer Michael Maloney has captured the moon ascending into a pink and blue sky over St. Sava Church. Silver Lake, another artistic favorite, will be represented by JoAnn Ogburn’s watercolor of the majestic Thunder Mountain towering over the lake.  At a recent plein air session at the Flower Farm, Wendy Rogers painted rows of multi-hued day lilies backstopped by oaks.  In a nod to whimsy, the quirky Ridge Road carnival rides and parade of animals is captured by Cynthia Dunn-Selph’s camera.  And, yes, we will have scenes of our creek—several versions, in fact—along with Nancy Robinson’s photographs that she calls Sutter Creek Treasures.

All these and many more will be on display with an opening reception on Saturday, August 4, starting at 2 pm.  Come join us for refreshments and to meet this talented group of artists and view their work.  Twenty-five artists exhibit at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings, the gallery offers photographs, fiber and glass art, gourds, encaustics, ceramics, prints and cards.  Framing 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.

"Moonrise over St. Sava" by Michael Maloney
"Sutter Creek Sunset" by Melissa Doyel

"Amador Flower Farm" by Wendy Ward
"Thunder Mountain, Silver Lake" by JoAnn Ogburn


"Chichizola Store" by Mary Sue Palmquist

"Shenandoah Vineyard No. 2" by Sandra Campbell


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July ACAA meeting features renowned local photographer Larry Angier - Wed July 11

Larry's editorial work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Nevada, VIA, and RANGE. His commercial and industrial photography is used regularly by AT&T, Amador Council of Tourism, and Amador Vintners Association. His books include America's Heartland (2002)California 24/7Nevada 24/7, Portrait of the West (2004)Cowboys and Country (2007)This Land of the Free (2008), Revisions: Mission San Juan Bautista (2013), The Sacred Expedition (2014).

His work is featured annually in the Browntrout line of calendars. Larry's fine-art photography has been exhibited throughout California and The West and in Belgrade, Serbia. His work is in many museum, corporate and private collections including the Museum of Northeast Nevada, University of the Pacific, The National Steinbeck Center, El Dorado Savings Bank, American Airlines and others. He will be sharing his expertise at the meeting on Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm, and visitors are welcome.

A New Allegory - By Larry Angier

Wedding, Arlije, Serbia  - By Larry Angier

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gallery 10 Featured Artist for July: Marleen Olive


Marleen Olive is a new member of Gallery 10 and will be showing her work during July at the Gallery, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek.  On July 7 there will be a reception in Marleen’s honor, 2-5 P.M.

Marleen moved to the foothills in 1999, having had fond memories of summers spent here as a child, camping and visiting her relatives, the Shaads.  Marleen has been actively involved in art throughout her life.  She received an AA degree in art and has taken numerous workshops to learn new skills.

Marleen has been intrigued by watercolor ever since she saw a painting 28 years ago that was so stunning she wanted to learn how to achieve such a result.  She took a workshop with Maxine Masterfield that introduced her to watercolor inks.  Maxine’s workshops showed Marleen exciting new methods of painting, and this introduction to abstract design was life changing for Marleen.  Continuing on her abstract adventure to this day, Marleen has studied with other artists using different water mediums, and she applies all she has learned in her many and varied styles of painting.

Marleen has won many awards for her paintings in both California and Oregon.  She has been a workshop instructor for children and adults in Crescent City, CA, and Brookings, OR.  She currently gives watercolor classes at the Upcountry Community Center in Pine Grove.

Be sure to stop by Gallery 10 and see Marleen’s wonderful collection of paintings during the reception on July 7, meet Marleen and enjoy refreshments.  Her work will be hanging the month of July.


Nature's Wonders - Butterfly 7
Driftwood

Sutter Creek Gallery's Featured Artist for July: Sandra Campbell


Sandra Campbell loves color and experimentation.  Her subjects include landscapes, florals, still life and animals.  Initially, she worked only with soft pastels but later branched out into collage and acrylics, often combining these into mixed media pieces.  A number of artworks are inspired by her local surroundings and travels as she always carry a camera. Skies and cloud formations are a favorite sight and inspired a series of pastel landscapes.  Campbell has been a member of Sutter Creek Gallery for the last five years and will be the featured artist in July.

For pastel artworks, Campbell works on sanded surfaces which allow for multiple layers of color as pastel painting is a process of layering on the surface rather than color mixing prior to application.  “What attracts me to this medium is the possibility for vibrant oranges, brilliant yellows, and intense purples and reds,” she explains.  “I’m most satisfied when I’ve captured the essence of a scene rather than the ‘reality’ and I’m working more and more to that end.” 

The artist’s collage and mixed media pieces are created on wood panels, canvasses, and watercolor paper.  Most are fabricated from rice, mulberry paper or other decorative paper, or archival tissue paper which has been textured and hand-painted with watercolors.  “I tend to go back and forth between the two media and feel freer working with collage.  I admire abstract painters but come closer to that technique with collage. 

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Sandra Campbell at the reception in her honor on Saturday, July 7, beginning at 2 p.m.  In addition to her larger artwork, she will offer small mixed media collages and matted 5 x 7 pastels.  She is one of 25 local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  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.

Sundown in San Francisco

Sailing Away No. 5

The Falls

Undersea Fantasia

Roses in Terra Cotta


Thursday, May 31, 2018

June at Gallery 10: Plein Air Artist Howard Rees

The Guest Artist at Gallery 10 for June will be Howard Rees.  Howard was a long time Amador County resident artist, living in several locations throughout Gold Country,  most recently Jackson.  He taught painting to many aspiring artists in our area, and continues to run workshops, en plein air in locations around the west, and indoors at the Amador Senior Center at regular intervals.

Gallery 10 is located at 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek.  Hours are 11-5 Thursday through Monday.  A reception will be held in Howard's honor on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2-5 at the gallery and all are invited to browse, snack, and meet Howard Rees.








Monday, May 21, 2018

ACAA's June meeting features Sandra Campbell - Wed June 13

Pastel artist Sandra Campbell will be demonstrating at the Wednesday June 13 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association.  The business meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Jackson Senior Center at 229 New York Ranch Road, with the demonstration to follow. Campbell works in soft pastels on sanded surfaces which allow for multiple layers of color.  Her subjects include landscapes, florals and animals.  She is a member of the Sierra Pastel Society, the Artists Association, and exhibits her work at the Sutter Creek Gallery.  The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.

Sutter Creek Pond

Sierra View from Ridge Road

Puffy Posies

Monday, May 14, 2018

June at Sutter Creek Gallery: Mixed media artist Jim Glanton

"Acrylic Rose"
Jim Glanton became passionate about drawing and painting at an early age. His older sister was an artist and the two would color and paint together.  And his interest in art was encouraged by both parents and his teachers.  These early experiences must be when his whimsical side came to the fore, which is now expressed through his cards and small mixed media pieces. The artist will be featured in June at the Sutter Creek Gallery.

Glanton took a couple of art classes in college but most of his training came from working as an architectural illustrator following a stint in the Air Force.  He learned a lot by watching what the other illustrators were doing as some were quite inventive.  At this time, he started to work with and love acrylics and watercolor.  He and one of the other illustrators would paint plein air on the weekends. 
Following retirement, he began developing his art and has taken part in shows throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  His subjects range from realistic landscapes to abstract flora and fauna to fanciful mixed media works.

Glanton joined the gallery several years ago and is a member of the Amador County Artists Association.  His work has drawn many awards at the Amador County Fair.

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Jim Glanton at his reception on Saturday, June 2, starting at 2 p.m., and to view his unique artwork.  Twenty-five artists exhibit at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings, the gallery offers photographs, fiber and glass art, gourds, ceramics, prints and cards. Framing 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.

ACAA, the Sutter Creek Gallery, and the art community as a whole, has lost a dear friend and colleague. Jim Glanton died suddenly on May 10th. He was scheduled to be the featured artist at the Sutter Creek Gallery for June and with the help of his partner, the gallery is going ahead with his scheduled exhibition, opening on Sat. June 2. We encourage all his friends and fellow artists to come by the gallery to celebrate Jim's life and his work. Jim became passionate about drawing and painting at an early age. His older sister was an artist and the two would color and paint together. His interest in art was encouraged by both parents and his teachers. These early experiences must be when his whimsical side came to the fore, which is now expressed through his cards and small mixed media pieces. Jim also is well known for his realistic landscapes and abstract florals.

"Childhood Memories"

"Time to Boogie"

"I Love Color"


Friday, April 27, 2018

May at Gallery 10: Watercolor Artist Lynn Slade


Lynn Slade has created a new collection of watercolor collages for her show as featured artist at Gallery 10 in May.

New Subjects.  New Color Choices.  New Textures.  New Ways of Seeing.

Lynn’s Watercolor Collages always have multiple layers of paper, texture and color.  This new collection springs more from Lynn’s imagination than from real life.  Colors are chosen to convey the feeling of a place using unusual textures, all hand-made especially for each piece.  Colors also add to the depth and richness of her work.

Lynn’s Watercolor Collage paintings have won many awards in both local and national exhibitions, most recently in the 2017 San Diego International Exhibition.  Her new painting “Snags 6” has been included in the upcoming 60th Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum.

Lynn’s work has been published in Watercolor Artist magazine, Splash 12, Celebrating Artistic Vision, and Eyes On: Landscapes from Blaze Hill Press.

A reception in Lynn’s honor will be held during the Amador Art Trek on Saturday, May 5, 2-5 P.M. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek.  The show will hang the month of May. You may visit the gallery Thursday-Monday, 11-5, to see these wonderful new paintings.

"Snag Down"

"Lunch by the River" 

"In the Grove"


Friday, April 20, 2018

May at Sutter Creek Gallery: Multimedia, collage artist Annie Hughes

For 20 years, Annie Hughes was a stitcher and quilter. She later switched from fabrics and yarns to paper, canvas and paints. The images that were originally stitched began to appear using paper and brush—houses, flowers, trees and people.  At this point, Hughes has been a painter for as long as she was a quilter.  This versatile artist will be featured in May at Sutter Creek Gallery.

Hughes is now a studio artist working with such materials as paper, fiber, watermedia and oil pastels.  She wears another hat as the Executive Director of a nonprofit located in Lodi working with underserved youth in the arts.  Through music, dance, theater and visual arts, participants build leadership skills, develop life skills, and find their passion and possibly their future. Working with these young people ties in with Hughes’s personal art.

As she explains: “All of this informs my abstract, expressionistic works which are a mixture of fantasy and imagination, spontaneity and creativity.”  As she paints, Hughes feels the quilter/fiber artist is still there but is now working in collage and multimedia.  “Fabric, fiber, paper or paint, I love it all; and the common thread through 40 years is color and joy.”

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Annie Hughes at her reception on Saturday, May 5, starting at 2 p.m., and to view her unique artwork.  Twenty-five artists exhibit at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings, the gallery offers photographs, fiber and glass art, gourds, ceramics, prints and cards.  Framing 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.







Tuesday, March 20, 2018

April at Sutter Creek Gallery: "Opposites"

Horizontals playing off verticals, abstraction paired with realism, images with complementary colors—opposites and unexpected juxtapositions will be on display in April at the Sutter Creek Gallery.  The group exhibition by gallery members will open Saturday, April 7, with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m.  

Annie Hughes’s primarily red and green abstract is overwritten with lines and squiggles illustrating the opposing concepts of over/under and through/around.  She was inspired by a quote on finding solutions to overcoming obstacles.  Helen Wilkinson designed a fused glass plate in purple and overlaid it with dots and a diagonal in its complementary yellow. JoAnn Ogburn’s watercolor celebrates the one-in-a-million find in Alabama of a yellow cardinal among the red. A wall hanging by Sandra Wagner highlights undulations of black and white fabric punctuated with touches of red.  These and other art on the theme will be shown. 

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet the artists at the reception, starting at 2 p.m., to view these unique creations. Twenty-five artists exhibit at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  The gallery is open daily, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228, email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com or visit www.suttercreekgallery.com  


Abstract by Annie Hughes

Detail of Yellow Cardinal spotted in Alabama by JoAnn Ogburn

Ruffle Plate by Helen Wilkinson

"Powerful Visions" by Sandra Wagner

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

April at Gallery 10: Julie Trail's “The Mountains are Calling…”


Julie Trail invites everyone to see a new collection of paintings she has created to celebrate her love of the mountains just up the hill from her home in Sutter Creek.  “The Mountains are Calling…”,   words from John Muir, speak to Julie every time she picks up a paintbrush, as she has loved mountains ever since her first view of the Rocky Mountains when she was 17 years old. 

“To live within an hour’s drive of such beautiful mountains as the Sierra is a dream come true,” Julie says.  She moved to California from the east coast in 1992, and since then has spent every minute possible in the Sierra, hiking, fishing, camping, skiing, and painting!  In 2001, after moving to Sutter Creek, Julie began to fulfill her lifelong wish to become a serious artist.  Watercolor is her first love, and she paints daily. 

Julie has won many awards for her watercolors, and she continues to learn new ways to express in watercolor the beauty of the world that surrounds us in the Sierra Foothills.  When painting en plein air, Julie often uses her oil paints, a medium she also enjoys, and she often brings her plein air paintings back to the studio to use as reference for a larger watercolor painting. 

Julie’s new collection of watercolors reflects her love of the high country landscape.  Be sure to take time and see these beautiful paintings. A reception in honor of Julie will be held at Gallery 10 on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2-5 P.M. This wonderful new show will hang the month of April at Gallery 10,  15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek.  Gallery hours are Thursday-Monday, 11-5.

Misty Afternoon Half Dome

Path to Roundtop

Wandering the Sierra

Old Barn near Red Lake

Horsetail Falls


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March at Gallery 10: Ree McLaughland Brown "Alcohol Ink Art and the Unexpected"


Paintings by Ree McLaughlan Brown will be on exhibit at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, during March 2018.  A reception in Ree’s honor as guest artist will be held at the gallery on Saturday, March 3, 2-5 PM.

“My art paints itself while I play,”  McLaughlan Brown likes to say.  “I blend alcohol inks with air, heat, encaustic wax, pure alcohol, chemical compounds, resin and a mix of media.   I love to paint on unexpected surfaces such as stone, aluminum, plastics, porcelain, cast vinyl, exotic wood and new discoveries.  Each piece of art shares an emotion and story to engage you.”

Ree earned a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Women’s Studies from Sac State during an era of activism.  She sketched during her travels and visited countless galleries in 15 European countries, setting the stage for her current work.  Ree creates art at her studio on five acres in rural Amador County where she lives with her husband, Jeff, and a lovable basset hound.

On a mission to “make a difference” through her art, Ree raised funds for numerous local benefits after she retired from Cal Fire.  She is a member of the Amador County Artists Association, the Alcohol Ink Art Society, and the online Artist Collective.  She also participates in Art in Public Places, and several of her pieces are currently on view at the Amador Senior Center.

All are welcome to attend the reception in Ree’s honor on Saturday, March 3, 2-5 P.M., to meet Ree, and to see her fascinating collection of Alcohol Ink projects. “ Alcohol Ink Art and the Unexpected” will hang the month of March.  Gallery 10 hours are Thursday-Monday, 11-5.

Intersecting Paradise

Rhino Granite

Tranisitions


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

March at Sutter Creek Gallery: Fiber Artist Sandra Wagner


Fiber artist Sandra Wagner’s passion for free-form design and color drive her to make art quilts and design wearable art.  Living in the mountains with ever-changing views provides her with a daily abundance of inspiration.  “Being able to work in a home studio surrounded by tall pines, changing seasons, and views of wildlife keep the creativity flowing,” she explains.  Wagner will be the featured artist at Sutter Creek Gallery in March.

Fabric has been in Wagner’s life as long as she can remember, starting with making doll clothes.  It was a natural thing to go from sewing children and then adult clothing to making wearable art and art quilts, hand dyeing many of her fabrics. She is a former quilt shop owner who has taught workshops for many years.  She teaches and lectures for private groups and at quilt guilds, including the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  Her garments, hand-dyed batiks and art quilts have appeared in numerous magazines.

Wagner is an award-winning quilter with many pieces in private collections.  She has been juried into four Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) regional shows.  For the past eight years, the artist has been the curator for the annual five-month gallery show “Artistry in Cloth” at the Shenadoah Vineyard in Plymouth, CA.  Wagner is a member of numerous quilt guilds, including the local Sierra Gold Quilters Guild, as well as several art associations.

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to visit with Sandra Wagner at the reception in her honor on Saturday, March 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. She is one of 25 local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.

The gallery is open daily, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 209-267-0228, email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com or visit www.suttercreekgallery.com.

Misty the Mystical Seal

Reeds and Marsh

Hidden Secret

Overflow