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