Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jim Glanton is Sutter Creek Gallery’s Featured Artist for February

Jim Glanton, Sutter Creek Gallery’s featured artist for the month of February, has always been interested in drawing and painting and was encouraged by both parents and teachers.  He attended art classes in college prior to joining the Air Force.

After his Air Force stint, Glanton landed a job in a Southern California architectural studio as an illustrator.  “A fellow artist and I would illustrate during the week,” he remembered, “and paint plein air on the weekend.”  After moving to Northern California in 1976, he worked for another architectural firm, the Dahlin Group, in Pleasanton, retiring in 2009.

During all those years as a commercial artist, he learned to love painting with watercolor and acrylics, which is still a passion today.  His subjects range from realistic landscapes to abstract flora and fauna to cartoon-like images.  His abstract paintings utilize acrylic paints while the others are generally rendered in watercolors.

In the 1960s, Vincent price chose two of his paintings for a national traveling show.  Since then, he has shown his art throughout Northern California.  One such exhibition was a 2014 invitational sponsored by his former employer, the Dahlin Group.  For the last two years, his work at the Amador County Fair has drawn many awards.

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Jim Glanton at the reception in his honor on Saturday, February 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek.  He is one of the local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings and photographs, Sutter Creek Gallery offers many affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, gourds and fiber arts.  The gallery is open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228 or email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com.

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