Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ACAA holds Preview Show for upcoming Open Studios - Sat Sept 2

September will bring you coming attractions for the Open Studios event. Hosted by the AmadorArts Gallery at 11-A Randolph Street, Sutter Creek, this preview will allow visitors to view a piece of art by each of the 25 artists participating in the Open Studios event. All artwork will be for sale and your purchase will benefit the Amador County Artists Association Scholarship Fund, the Arts Council Art in Schools programs, and the artists themselves.  Below are images of some of the artwork that will be available during this show.

A reception to introduce the preview show will be held Saturday, September 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. On hand will be a book of photos showing the artwork to be raffled off during the Open Studios event September 16 and 17 at the Sutter Creek Auditorium.  Until the commencement of that exhibition on the 16th, tickets for raffle items will be available at the AmadorArts Gallery for $1 each.

The preview show will continue through September 24. The AmadorArts Gallery is open regularly Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  If staff is on hand, it is also open Tuesday through Friday as well.  Call ahead to check at 209-267-9038.

Sponsors for Open Studios: Revised Version are Jackson Rancheria, Gold Country Marketing, Amador County Arts Council, St. Katharine Drexel Men’s Club, Sutter Creek Gallery and Gallery 10. For more information about Open Studios, contact Cynthia Dunn-Selph at 623-703-3806 or dunnselphc@yahoo.com or visit the Artists Association website www.amadorartists.org.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"Dog Days of Summer" featured at Sutter Creek Gallery through August

Dog lovers, here’s an art show for you! Sutter Creek Gallery’s August exhibition, Dog Days of Summer, will celebrate the canine, whether mutt or pure-bred, in paintings, photos, stained glass, prints and cards.  The opening reception begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 5. Well-behaved pooches accompanied by, and leashed to, their owners are invited to attend. 

On the day of the reception, we will have a donation box on hand to benefit our local A-Pal Humane Society which does so much to insure the humane treatment of animals.  This organization’s adoption and spay/neuter programs have saved so many pets from euthanasia.  Everything that goes into the box goes to A-Pal to further these vital programs. 

Sutter Creek Gallery is a cooperative of local artists in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings and photographs, the gallery offers many affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, ceramics, gourds and fiber arts.  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.

"Patiently Waiting" by Jan Freishlag

"It's Too Hot!" by Judy Day

"Jake" by Michael Maloney
Stained glass by Helen Wilkinson