Monday, January 1, 2018

January at Sutter Creek Gallery: George Lambert

Given George Lambert's family background, it shouldn't have been surprising that he pursued art upon retirement. His parents and siblings painted, pottered, sculpted or worked in wood. George chose painting as his medium, expressing himself in oils, acrylics and watercolors. He will be the featured artist at Sutter Creek Gallery in January.
George enjoys experimenting with a variety of painting techniques including loose brushstrokes, vibrant colors and rich textures which result in an abstract impressionist style. Trying new things and exploring various artistic styles is an important part of the art experience that gives him the most pleasure.
George rarely makes use of typical drawing tools, such as pencil, pen or charcoal, to establish compositions. Instead, he dives right in and draws with a brush loaded with paint, giving his artwork freshness and a sense of spontaneity. His subjects include landscapes, seascapes and scenes with figures predominating.
The artist has exhibited at the Amador County Fair fine arts show and has received many awards, including three for Best of Show and multiple awards for First Place. In recent years, George's art has appeared in the KVIE public television fine arts auction. In 2015, his painting of the iconic Tower Bridge, "Sacramento Sparkle," received a Hewell Howser California Gold award. He has been a member of the Sutter Creek Gallery since its inception, and images of his work can be seen on his website,
Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to spend some time with George Lambert at his reception on Saturday, January 6, 2018, beginning at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

January at Gallery 10: "A Second Chance"

Out with the old, In with the new!  For the New Year, Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, is presenting a show of studio treasures for discerning collectors.  Our member and consignor artists are contributing paintings and artwork that has been hidden away for one reason or another.   Often artists find they pack up paintings when a competition is over, or a show is finished, and they forget they have them.  We’re asking our artists to find such treasures, so we might discover we have some masterpieces to display, and the prices will be attractive.

We will show paintings and other collectibles for the month of January, and will host a reception to celebrate the New Year on Saturday, January 6, 2-4 P.M.  All are welcome to stop by and enjoy refreshments and good company, and look at what we uncover to give a “second chance.”

Gallery 10 will be open Thursday through Monday, 11-4 during the winter months of January, February and March.  “A Second Chance will hang all of January.”


"Bristlecone Pine"

Sunday, November 12, 2017

December at Sutter Creek Gallery: "Joyful Celebration"

For December, Sutter Creek Gallery is mounting a two-pronged membership show:  “Joyful Celebration” will feature holiday and winter scenes as well as affordable art gifts under $50, with many well under that price. The holidays are not that far away.  So instead of the usual sweater for Dad, or a blender for Mom, or box of candy for Aunt June, why not choose something unique at a reasonable price?

Since this is a group show, items from all of the gallery members will be highlighted: Paintings large and small in acrylics, watercolors, pastels, encaustics and oils. Collages and mixed media pieces from teeny-tiny to sizable.  Photographs, fabric wall hangings, hand painted glassware, ceramics, gourds, sculptures, and so much more.  Many of the artists offer prints and cards as well as small original artwork.  Sutter Creek Gallery is the place to shop for the holidays and beyond.

You are invited to the reception opening this show on Saturday, December 2, starting at 2 p.m.  Come in and meet many of the artists who will be on hand 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., our winter hours.

Let’s face it:  The holidays are coming way too soon.  But since they are, Sutter Creek Gallery has lots of gift suggestions. "Joyful Celebration,”will feature affordable art gifts, some whimsical, some practical, and all of them unique. Of course, we will also be displaying a selection of new winter and holiday paintings to celebrate the season. We’ll be decorating a tree with ornaments for sale and providing refreshments for the show’s opening. Come join us for some holiday cheer and meet many of the artists who have contributed their talents to this member show.

And bring your shopping list with you!

For additional information, call 209-267-0228, email or visit

"Dashing Through The Snow" by George Lambert

"Dolphins at Play" by Sandra Campbell

"Early Snow" by Melissa Doyel

"First Christmas" by Judy Day

Mini-Encaustics by Cynthia Dunn-Selph

Mugs by Marcus Tikotsky

Painted Pots by Annie Hughs

Thursday, November 9, 2017

December at Gallery 10: “Fine Art in Small Packages" - A Collection of Small Works

Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek is offering a collection of Small Works by member and consignor artists for our December show. We are calling the show, “Fine Art in Small Packages.”

These paintings will be 12x16 inches are smaller, perfect for a holiday gift or a special corner in your home.  These pieces are offered as a way for customers and friends to collect fine art affordably and to share their love of art with others at the holidays. 

Paintings by Barbara Hoffman, Susan Hayne, Steve Holler, Lynn Slade, Stella Stevens, Sue Smith, Catherine Woodruff, Joanne Dedge, Ted Smith and Julie Trail will be available during this December show.

A reception will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2-5 P.M., as part of the monthly Amador Art Trek and the Holiday Open House in Sutter Creek. Gallery 10 is located at 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek.  During these holiday weeks we will be open every day except Tuesday, 11-5.  All are welcome at the reception.  The show will hang all of December.

"Hope Valley Holiday" - Julie Trail

"Hummer" - Joanne Dedge

Lynn Slade

"Pine Bough" by Susan Hayne

Monday, October 30, 2017

Amador County Artists Association features Tri-County Wildlife at November's meeting

Wednesday, November 8 at 7PM
Jackson Senior Center
229 New York Ranch Road.
Instead of an artist demonstrating at the Artists Association meeting on November 8, Tri- County Wildlife will bring several owls and a hawk to be sketched and photographed. The tentative critter line-up includes a Swainson’s Hawk, a Great Horned Owl, a Screech Owl, a Saw-Whet Owl, and a Barn Owl.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

For more information about the ACAA, visit:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

November at Sutter Creek Gallery: Wendy Ward

Wendy Ward, Sutter Creek Gallery’s featured artist for November, has always been curious and driven to explore deeper meanings in life, and for the past few years, her style of painting and creating art has been from the “inside out.” Using art to explore concepts, she first writes her intention and feelings on the canvas or in a journal, then shifts to using color and shapes to continue her exploration about the topic. Next, she creates an image based on what she sees during meditative visualizations.

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. Often messages or poems are received during or after the process. She practices listening and allowing her connection to the image to continually direct the process.

The artist has worked in various careers during her life including applications programming, finance and marketing and is grateful to finally have more time to create art. She works primarily in acrylic, mixed media, collage and photography. In addition to exhibiting at the Sutter Creek Gallery, her artwork can be seen throughout Amador County as part of the Art in Public Places program or on her website

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Wendy Ward at the November 4 reception, starting at 2 p.m., to view her artwork exemplifying the theme “The soul speaks in images.”   Also on hand will be tote bags and purses created by Mary Nahhas, pillows and small collages, all incorporating Ward’s designs.  On December 2, the artist will be offering a Winter Faerie mixed media class at the Stockton Art League.  To obtain more information about the class or to register, call 209-466-6604. 

Wendy Ward is one of the many 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 or visit   

Monday, October 9, 2017

Gallery 10 Sutter Creek features Sharon Galligan in November

Sharon Galligan will be showing her collection of watercolors, acrylics and oil paintings at Gallery 10 during November.
Sharon has been showing paintings professionally throughout northern California since 1978.  In 1987 she and her husband moved to Amador County after raising their family in Los Gatos.  Many of Sharon’s subjects are California and European scenes:  landscapes, stone villages, street scenes, flow shops, vineyards, lavender fields, boats, fishing villages, children at play, and a new special favorite, machinery.  Her travels and workshops in the U.S. and Europe are a constant source of inspiration and subject matter for her art.
Sharon consistently wins awards in national and international juried shows, including the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West.  Her work has been featured in publications such as the American Art Review and North Light Magazine.
Sharon has been represented by galleries throughout California and in Scottsdale, AZ.  She is currently showing her work at Sutter Creek Gallery and at Lee Youngman Gallery in Calistoga.
A reception will be held in Sharon’s honor at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek, on Saturday, November 4, 2-5 P.M.  Everyone is welcome to stop by, meet Sharon, enjoy her beautiful work, and have refreshments.  The paintings will be hanging all month.  The gallery is open Thursday-Monday, and some Wednesdays, 11-5 throughout November. This is a show you won’t want to miss.