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.

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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.

Monday, October 2, 2017

October at Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek: "Orange and Gold"

Gallery 10 is enthusiastic about autumn!  At last the days are cooling down and colors are showing as the sun’s rays lengthen.  The members and consignors of Gallery 10 will have paintings and photographs to celebrate the fall season.  “Orange and Gold”  is an inspiration to find the glorious colors that surround us at this time of year. 

A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, October 7, 2-4 P.M., at 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek.  The show will hang all month. Gallery hours are Thursday-Monday, 11-5, and starting in October we will make every effort to be open on Tuesdays as well.  Celebrate fall with us!  Come and visit!