Friday, April 27, 2018

May at Gallery 10: Watercolor Artist Lynn Slade

Lynn Slade has created a new collection of watercolor collages for her show as featured artist at Gallery 10 in May.

New Subjects.  New Color Choices.  New Textures.  New Ways of Seeing.

Lynn’s Watercolor Collages always have multiple layers of paper, texture and color.  This new collection springs more from Lynn’s imagination than from real life.  Colors are chosen to convey the feeling of a place using unusual textures, all hand-made especially for each piece.  Colors also add to the depth and richness of her work.

Lynn’s Watercolor Collage paintings have won many awards in both local and national exhibitions, most recently in the 2017 San Diego International Exhibition.  Her new painting “Snags 6” has been included in the upcoming 60th Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum.

Lynn’s work has been published in Watercolor Artist magazine, Splash 12, Celebrating Artistic Vision, and Eyes On: Landscapes from Blaze Hill Press.

A reception in Lynn’s honor will be held during the Amador Art Trek on Saturday, May 5, 2-5 P.M. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek.  The show will hang the month of May. You may visit the gallery Thursday-Monday, 11-5, to see these wonderful new paintings.

"Snag Down"

"Lunch by the River" 

"In the Grove"

Friday, April 20, 2018

May at Sutter Creek Gallery: Multimedia, collage artist Annie Hughes

For 20 years, Annie Hughes was a stitcher and quilter. She later switched from fabrics and yarns to paper, canvas and paints. The images that were originally stitched began to appear using paper and brush—houses, flowers, trees and people.  At this point, Hughes has been a painter for as long as she was a quilter.  This versatile artist will be featured in May at Sutter Creek Gallery.

Hughes is now a studio artist working with such materials as paper, fiber, watermedia and oil pastels.  She wears another hat as the Executive Director of a nonprofit located in Lodi working with underserved youth in the arts.  Through music, dance, theater and visual arts, participants build leadership skills, develop life skills, and find their passion and possibly their future. Working with these young people ties in with Hughes’s personal art.

As she explains: “All of this informs my abstract, expressionistic works which are a mixture of fantasy and imagination, spontaneity and creativity.”  As she paints, Hughes feels the quilter/fiber artist is still there but is now working in collage and multimedia.  “Fabric, fiber, paper or paint, I love it all; and the common thread through 40 years is color and joy.”

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Annie Hughes at her reception on Saturday, May 5, starting at 2 p.m., and to view her unique artwork.  Twenty-five artists exhibit at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings, the gallery offers photographs, fiber and glass art, gourds, ceramics, prints and cards.  Framing is also available.

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