Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February at Sutter Creek Gallery: Watercolor Artist JoAnn Ogburn

Watercolor artist JoAnn Ogburn understands the importance of observation in the creative process.  “Painting has taught me to really look at things in nature, to see the colors, shapes, values and textures.” JoAnn lives on a sizeable parcel in Pioneer which provides her with ample opportunities for observing the landscape. She will be the featured artist in February at Sutter Creek Gallery.

The artist has had a varied career.  With a degree in education from the University of Cincinnati, she taught elementary students.  She has worked in human resources and as a recruiter for various corporations.  After a move to Palo Alto, Ogburn studied painting, working originally in oils, but eventually settled on watercolors as her preferred medium. She has continued her artistic education taking a wide variety of workshops, most recently at the Crocker Art Museum.

Strong colors and contrasts are important to Ogburn.  The play between highlights and shadows are especially intriguing and are evident in a number of her works.  Inspired by nature and her surroundings, she paints florals, animals and landscapes.  Along with her paintings, Ogburn produces an extensive line of cards.  She is a member of the Amador County Artists Association and recently joined the Sutter Creek Gallery.  In March she will teach a class in watercolor card making for Taste of the Arts, a one-day mini art institute presented by the Arts Council. 

JoAnn 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 many affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, gourds and fiber arts. 

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. 

Bird of Paradise

Four Dogwood Blossoms

Three Geese Flying

Three Raccoons

Thunder Mountain, Silver Lake

February at Gallery 10: "Flight"

“Flight!”  Critters with feathers is the theme of the February show at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek.  Paintings and other art media will be offered by members and consignors as a special celebration of the feathered wildlife we love.

Tri-County Wildlife joined Gallery 10 at the last Art Trek show on February 2nd with their amazing education ambassadors, which are birds of prey that may not be released back into the wild. TCWC is a local wildlife rescue group that works to return a diverse variety of injured, ill, or orphaned animals to the wild following rehabilitation. 

The artists are excited to show their skill at representing birds in paintings and other media. Purchases made of the wildlife art during the show will include a percentage that will be donated to TCWC.  Be sure to stop by to visit the birds, both alive and in images, on February 2!  The show will be hanging all month, but don’t miss seeing these beautiful birds during the reception.

Gallery 10 is open Thursday-Monday, 11-4 during the winter months.

Jeannie Vodden to demonstrate at the February ACAA Meeting - Wed Feb 13

Back by popular demand, Jeannie Vodden will continue work on the painting she started at our November meeting.

Jeannie’s interest in the variety of textures and patterns found in both natural and man-made objects is the starting point for most of her paintings. She adds natural light, sometimes a figure, occasionally a dash of fantasy, and pulls it all together with a limited palette. She is a popular instructor of watercolor and has taught workshops throughout California and in Wyoming and Washington State for over 20 years.

The demonstration will start after the business meeting on Wednesday, February 13th and the public is welcome.

Visit Jeannie’s website at www.jeannievodden.com

"Pink Hydrangaes" by Jeannie Vodden

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

January at Sutter Creek Gallery: Abstract Artist Curtis Stromme

Abstract artist Curtis Stromme does not title his creations, allowing viewers to provide their own interpretation and connection to the artwork.  He surrounds his paintings with simple chrome frames so as not to detract from the art, which makes them seem to extend beyond their boundaries.  Stromme will be the featured artist in January at the Sutter Creek Gallery.

Despite occasional excursions into representational art, inspired by numerous trips to Portugal, Stromme realized quite early that creating acrylic abstract paintings was what brought him pleasure.   Utilizing paper rather than canvas, he applies acrylic paint with blocks to create vivid compositions.  He starts with a background color, then applies additional paints which skid across the surface and sometimes collide with those added earlier. The layers create a textural surface while metallic swirls, circles and lines add vivacity.  Stromme says that “knowing when to stop is the most difficult part of painting.” 

He also produces what he calls art trading cards. These 2.5 x 3.5-inch abstracts are painted on mat board.  Some of these cards come mounted on paper and can be framed for display.

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to spend some time with Curtis Stromme at a reception in his honor on Saturday, January 5, from 2 to 5 p.m.  He is one of 25 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 many affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, gourds and fiber arts.  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 With Circles

Purple Abstract

Red Dot Abstract

Teal and Red Abstract

Trading Card 2

January at Gallery 10: “A Second Chance”

In January, Gallery 10 will feature artworks and materials that have been enjoyed and used and now offered to others to enjoy and use.  “A Second Chance”  is a way to share paintings we have enjoyed, supplies we no longer use, at prices that encourage others to take a turn.

There will be paintings from some wonderful artists, pottery pieces that may have been overlooked but still shine like new,  jewelry that is being offered at closeout prices and art supplies that Gallery 10 artists no longer need but are in good condition.

The gallery will have a reception on Saturday, January 5, 2-4 P.M. and all are welcome to celebrate the New Year with us!  Peruse the collection of goodies offered at astonishing prices, sip a beverage, munch a snack, and enjoy the afternoon!

Gallery 10 will be open 11-4 during the winter months, at 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek.  “A Second Chance” will be available all of January.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Call To Artists

Check out the Call to Artists Page for great opportunities to share your art!

Exhibition opportunities

Magnum Opus 30, Sacramento Fine Arts Center's Annual Open Show, an international juried art exhibit showing original art, sculpture, photography, painting, all mediums. Cash and merchandise awards! Judge is Steve Memering. 
Artists interested in submitting their work may download the prospectus/instructions from www.sacfinearts.org.

Entry is online only. http://www.sacfinearts.org/entry
Entries are due by January 13, at midnight.
Show dates February 19-March 17, 2019.
Reception is Saturday, March 10, 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
Awards, refreshments, live music.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. Located at 5330B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael, CA 95608. Gallery hours, 11am to 7pm Tuesday, 11am to 3pm Wednesday through Friday, 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.
Show Chair:
Carol Brewer, 916-346-7008
Show Coordinator:
David Peterson

For Prospectus on the 2 Divisions click here:

President of the Sierra Belles, Carol Balowski asked our membership to display any of our artwork at their Luncheon and Spring Fashion Show in April. There’s is NO entrance fee, only the $32 for lunch. It will be held at the Jackson Rancheria on April 2nd at 11:30 am. Anyone interested, contact Carol at 209-304-3081.

We're excited to host this year's 7th Annual 2019 Open Fine Arts Competition at our new location, 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624 in the Emerald Park Plaza Shopping Center.
What is most exciting is that we have a new art competition program called "Smarter Entry."    Please CLICK HERE: to start the application process. This will link you to our website Art Competition page. Once there CLICK on the "APPLICATION" link. Then CLICK on "START HERE" to create your PROFILE (user name & password) and pay. From there you can proceed to apply. Questions, please contact Darrci Robertson, 916-690-1743.
NOTE:  The Arts Center will be moving to a new location in mid December.  New location:  9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove 95624 in the Emerald Park Plaza Shopping Center, open 11AM -4PM, Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment.  Contact us @916-685-5992, egfinearts@frontiernet.net,www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org for further information.

Every Thursday evening at 6PM
Hotel Sutter, Sutter Creek
Share your Art with the Community Artists are invited to bring a piece of art for an interactive discussion and an opportunity to share any upcoming events you have. Contact Meghan O’Keefe at AmadorArts for info 209.267.9038.

Sutter Creek Gallery is looking for a few local artists to join the cooperative.  If you paint, draw, photograph, sculpt or create other fine art, contact either Judy Day (223-1347; winefrk@earthlink.net) or Sandra Campbell (296-1779; skcampbell@volcano.net) for details.  All artwork needs to be juried into the gallery and applicants must be willing to work two days each month.

Gold Country Artists Gallery invites talented artists working in all media to submit an application to join our gallery. Jewelry artists and artists working in 3D (ceramicists, woodturners, etc.) are particularly encouraged to apply.
To find out more about this opportunity, stop by our gallery, located on Main Street in Placerville. We’re open every day from 10-6. You can also call us during business hours.
Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main Street, Placerville, CVA 95667
Call 530-642-2944.

Located across the street from the St. George Hotel, Volcano Gallery West is rented to artists by the week or weekend. Artists may show alone or with friends.
  Artists who have shown at the gallery include Ree McLaughlin Brown, Anje Olmstead, Danette Jones, Sheila Keer, Donna Chapman, the Sexton sisters and more. Enjoy the relaxed but interesting street scene, and the very convenient art-hanging system.
  Rates negotiable for emerging artists.
  For more information, e-mail volcanogallerywest@gmail.com or visit their web site at: www.volcanogallerywest.com

The District 5 Veterans Park Memorial Committee is seeking an artist to team with our committee in the design and development of the District 5 Veterans Park Memorial. 
We want the artist to help us capture the appreciation we have for all the men and women who gave their youth, their hopes and dreams, and in many cases, their lives in the name of freedom... and those who will. A place, within a larger park, that will allow us to honor their memory and take a moment to think about the cost of freedom and war. 
It will be a long the gateway to the City of Plymouth so it will need to be seen and appreciated night and day along Highway 16.  
Timeline: Design completed by July, 2019. Development and construction competed by Dec. 2020.
Budget: We would like to see what the potential cost would be before committing to final budget but this is a paid project.  There may also an opportunity to get Federal, State of Local funding for this project. 
Location: Plymouth Veterans Park (around the flag pole and adjacent areas)
For complete details, e-mail David Logan at dlogan6724@gmail.com

Thursday, November 15, 2018

December at Sutter Creek Gallery: "Squared Away"

Sutter Creek Gallery is “squared away” for the holidays.  Gallery artists were invited and encouraged to produce a piece—or two--of art in a square format.  Some will be as small as 2 x 2 inches while others will range up to 14 x 14.

Among the larger pieces will be abstracts from Annie Hughes. On the opposite end of the spectrum are tiny acrylic and collage pieces on canvas by Wendy Ward.  JoAnn Ogburn will exhibit a watercolor of lilies entitled “Sugar Babies.” Cynthia Dunn-Selph’s encaustic “Ex Libris” will be included, alongside Wendy Rogers’ “Electra Road,” “Coyote Eyes” by Michael Maloney, “Early Snowfall,” an acrylic by Melissa Doyel, and many more.

We’ll be trimming our tree with ornaments made by gallery artists who will also be offering seasonal cards.  Gift ideas abound:  Fused glass jewelry by Helen Wilkinson. Bead and gourd necklaces and hair clips from Leanne Kelly.  A new jeweler, Sandy Morgan, fashions dramatic pieces from recycled metals.  Stained glass balloons, mini collages, animal sculptures, handwoven scarves and one-of-a-kind (sometimes two-of-a-kind) mugs are also available.

Come join us for refreshments and to meet this talented group of artists and view their work.  To help art shoppers, we offer layaway for up to 60 days. And we can frame any items needing that service.  We are currently offering a special on framing if you visit our Facebook page. The cooperative is located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.

With the time change, the gallery is now 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.

"Coyote Eyes" by Michael Maloney

"Electra Road" by Wendy Rogers

"Annie's Studio" by Annie Hughes

"Ex Libris" by Cynthia Dunn-Selph

Square art by Wendy Ward

"Sugar Babies by JoAnn Ogburn