Monday, October 28, 2019

November at Gallery 10: "Serendipity" by Bonnie Breeze

“It all began in kindergarten, Redlands, CA, when I overheard my teacher tell my mother that my paintings were exceptional,” Bonnie Breeze recalls as she prepares for her November show at Gallery 10, Sutter Creek. Since that time, as a third grader, Bonnie started drawing trees, and in eighth grade her teacher gave her extra time to do art. She was recommended by that teacher to the high school to be allowed to take advanced art as a freshman. Onward and forward, Bonnie became an Art-Drama major in University and later a major in Elementary Education.
Bonnie began her teaching career at age twenty-one and continued teaching elementary school until her retirement in 2001. She continued her interest in visual and performing arts throughout her years of teaching and family life, and she expressed it in a variety of genres within her teaching.
“Serendipity” is Bonnie’s first show since locating to Sutter Creek in 2010. It is representative of many of the directions Bonnie has gone in the last twelve years.
A reception will be held for Bonnie on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 2-5 P.M. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek. Everyone is welcome! The show will hang all of November. Gallery hours are daily 11-5 P.M. during November and December.






November at Sutter Creek Gallery: Oil Artist John Peck

John Peck has had a varied career. Following a 40-year stint in public service, his passion for
self-expression led him to art and oil painting. Born in Marin County, Peck followed many
family members into law enforcement where he received numerous awards and accolades
including the Gold Corrections Star for bravery. Peck will be the featured artist at
Sutter Creek Gallery during the month of November.

While recovering from knee surgery some years back, Peck took up sketching to pass the time.  Friends and family enjoyed his “little doodles” so much he put together a few books filled with drawings.  Increased interest led Peck to explore different art media until he discovered the beauty of oils. The self-taught artist paints landscapes, wildlife, still life and portraits.  As a lifelong backpacker and nature enthusiast, Peck captures his experiences in oil through his interpretive work with light and perspective. He is fervent about detail in his work as he believes that attention to the finest element brings an overall positive outcome.  This was demonstrated by his first-place award at the 2019 Amador County Fair in the professional division for oil/acrylic landscapes.

Peck is inspired by the works of John Singer Sargent along with the works of impressionists Renoir, Degas, and others.  Other sources of inspiration include current artists such as Michael James Smith and Mark Carder. One of Peck’s lifelong thrills was to get a personalized tour of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, where the works of the Italian Renaissance were explicated.

Come meet John Peck at his reception on Saturday, November 2, beginning at 2 p.m. He is one of the many local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street. Besides original paintings and photography, the gallery offers numerous affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, as well as gourd, glass and fiber arts. Framing and layaway services are 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 suttercreekgallery@gmail.com or visit www.suttercreekgallery.com

The Bear

The Ballerina

Fall in the Forest

Grapes for Harvest


Monday, September 30, 2019

Sacramento Artist Linda Nunes to Demonstrate at October ACAA Meeting - Wed Oct 9

Sacramento Artist Linda Nunes to Demonstrate in October Encaustic and Mixed Media artist Linda Nunes will be the demonstrator on Wednesday, October 9th, following the general meeting that starts at 7pm. Linda has had extensive solo and group exhibitions throughout Northern California, and has even had her work installed on trains in the Sacramento Muni system. She studied Studio Art at California State University Sacramento and now holds classes and workshops of her own, as well as being a board member of the Sierra Wax Artists. See more of Linda’s art on her website lnunesart.com.


October at Sutter Creek Gallery: Leanne Kelly

Many artists are influenced at a young age and Leanne Kelly is no exception. Raised on the Onondaga reservation by her mother who worked in many mediums, including sewing, beading and basket weaving, Kelly learned the skills that she now includes in her work. Early on she began drawing and working with colored pencils, creating drawings of wildlife, botanicals and portraits of French mastiffs, later showing and breeding the dogs. In time she discovered gourds and began applying the skills she previously learned to create pieces ornamented with drawing, carving, wood burning, dying, bead inlay and basket weaving. Combining art with gourds she has found provides endless possibilities. 

Kelly’s love of plants and nature was fostered by her mother, a naturalist and avid gardener.  The artist’s pieces reflect this and show up in her other creative outlet, growing and propagating cactus and succulents. Kelly owns a small nursery and hybridizes brightly colored flowering cactus and cold hardy succulents. The plants she grows are inspirations for her art and are truly art themselves.  In addition to her gourds, necklaces and colored pencil drawings, Kelly will display many of her cacti and enjoys discussing the plants and their properties. 

Come meet Leanne Kelly at her reception on Saturday, October 5, beginning at 2 p.m. She is one of the many local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings and photography, the gallery offers numerous affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, as well as gourd, glass and fiber arts. Framing and layaway services are 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 suttercreekgallery@gmail.com or visit www.suttercreekgallery.com.

"Blue Butterflies"

Dream Catcher gourd

"Bourdeaux Afternoon"

"Echeverias"

Triple Sister necklace

October at Gallery 10: Sketch Artist Cathleen Berglund

Cathleen Berglund is the guest artist at Gallery 10, Sutter Creek, for October, 2019.

Cathleen thinks that she may have been carrying a sketch book and pen when she was born because she has rarely been without them for seven decades. She has filled dozens of sketch books and painted hundreds of uniquely recognizable works.

She studied art primarily with the renowned Maurice Lapp, to  whom she owes her pronounced sense of color and balance. She has been a featured artist in shows locally, in Sonoma County, and in Washington State.  Twenty five years ago, she joined with fellow artists to form Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek where she will be the featured artist in October.  She has painted several new pieces expressly for this show.

Cathleen sketches what catches her eye, and if she likes the sketch, it usually becomes a painting:  laundry dancing on the line, sleeping cats, a book left open on a chair, or a simple landscape. Interiors with untold stories are favorite subjects.  She has published two small books featuring her Coyote  poems, and has printed some of her favorite paintings as greeting cards.

A reception will be held in her honor on Saturday, October 5, 2-5 P.M. All are welcome! For more information, visit Gallery 10's web site at: www.gallery10.org





Thursday, September 19, 2019

Workshops at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center

Sacramento Fine Arts Center


Shape-Shifting: Finding Your Creative Vision in Nature

Instructor- Dale Laitenin


Discover ways to use shapes as a path to creating powerful paintings. Using water-media demonstrations, Dale will show how to simplify landscapes and coastal vistas with big shapes. Buildings, roads and other human-made structures will be incorporated to complete the paintings. This workshop is directed towards discovering ways to unify the natural and human-made environment with your art. There will be daily hands on painting by each participant with individual instruction and critiques from the instructor.

 

 November 23-25, 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm 


Fee: $280 members and $310 for non members





Brush Talk

Instructor- Jan Miskulin

This is a rare opportunity to learn from a Master Watercolor Artist, Jan Miskulin, to draw and paint while learning to make your brush talk.This style of painting is direct and comparable to watching a dancer move as she paints. After her demo she will guide your practice.

Sunday October 20, 2019 1-5pm

Registration $60


For Further information contact Marie Dixon, 916-205-9861



Painting with Paper

Instructor- Carol Hawkins

A Mixed Media Collage Class

"In 3 hours, learn a fun technique that I call 'Painting with Paper'. Have fun adding texture and interest to your paintings by adding paper!" Carol Hawkins, Certified Grumbacher Instructor

Friday September 20, 2019, 1-4 pm
$60 per Person, All materials are included


Contact Carol Hawkins at CarolHawkinsArtist@gmail.com
 



One Day Painting Workshop

Instructor Elio Camacho

The workshop is structured for beginners through advanced students and includes demos, hands-on participation, and instruction in your choice of oil or acrylic still-life painting at the easel.

December 8, 2019 9am-4pm

$95 per student

Contact Elio Camacho at (510) 681-5640 to enroll




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Monday, September 2, 2019

Arts In Amador Fine Art Raffle

"Falling Leaves Do No Harm"
by Jim Glanton
Amador County artists are supporting our community through donations to a fine art raffle, which is part of Art in Amador, an art show produced by the Amador County Artists Association. The free exhibition will be held on September 14 and 15 at the Sutter Creek Auditorium, beginning at 10 a.m. each day.   

A variety of media, styles, and subject matter will be on display in the fine art raffle.  Paintings, jewelry, ceramics, collages, photographs, encaustics and more.  There will be art depicting dogs and cats and elephants and other critters as well.  Desert scenes, mountains and waterfalls are featured among the many landscapes.  Florals will be on display as well as various types of jewelry.  This is a chance to win a piece of art by your favorite artist. 

Each of the Art in Amador participants, as well as other area artists, has donated an original piece for the raffle.  This raffle is the Association’s only fundraiser and all proceeds fund scholarships for local students and the spring high school student art show.  Tickets are only $1 each and you get to choose which items to take a chance on.  The drawing will take place at 3:00 p.m. on September 15 and you need not be present to win. We’ll call you. 

We could not put on the art show and raffle without the support of our sponsors: Jackson Rancheria, Gold Country Marketing, the Amador County Arts Council, Amador Gourd Artists, St. Katharine Drexel Men’s Club, and Sierra Belles.  Additional information about the event and its participants is available on our website, www.amadorartists.org.

Abalone and Glass Pendant and Bracelet by Sandy Morgan

"Fly Catcher" by Donna Bohlin

"Grand Mesa" by Em Rojas (oil)

"Koi Fish" by Mary Sue Palmquist

"Looking Out" (photo) by Wendy Ward

"Moonlit Falls" (oil) by John Peck

"Poppies and Lupine" (watercolor) by Jeannie Vodden




Tuesday, August 27, 2019

September at Sutter Creek Gallery: "A Few of My Favorite Things" Exhibition

Every so often Sutter Creek Gallery mounts a member show rather than highlighting one artist.  For September, the group exhibition is entitled “A Few of My Favorite Things.”  This show will open on Saturday, September 7, and run through the rest of the month.

One of the things that sets the gallery apart is that it is staffed by local artists. Another is the diversity of artistic media and styles as the show entries demonstrate. Rick Wise’s photograph of “Morning Oysters” is printed on metal instead of paper, as is all his work.  Abstract artist Annie Hughes will show one of the new acrylics created during a recent stay at Lake Tahoe. Sandy Morgan has submitted a necklace and cuff fashioned from wild abalone.  Ree McLaughlan-Brown, who primarily works in alcohol ink, will show a piece called “Neighborhood Watch.”  “Chess Vineyard” in oil is John Peck’s offering.  Collage artist Sandra Campbell has entered “Tuscan Cypress,” created in part from marbled papers purchased in Italy. These are just a few of our favorite things.

Come meet the gallery’s artists September 7 at the reception beginning at 2 p.m. The cooperative is located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings and photography, the gallery offers numerous affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, as well as gourd, glass and fiber arts.  Framing and layaway services are 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 suttercreekgallery@gmail.com or visit www.suttercreekgallery.com.

"Morning Oysters" by Rick Wise

Pacific Coast Wild Abalone Necklace and Cuff by Sandy Morgan

"Neighborhood Watch" by Ree McLaughlan-Brown

"Chess Vineyard" by John Peck

"Volcano Park" by Cynthia Dunn-Selph



September at Gallery 10: "Visual Banquet" - New Paintings by Marleen Olive

Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek is pleased to celebrate new paintings by Marleen Olive for the month of September.  Marleen is an owner/member of Gallery 10.  She has a new collection of watercolors, acrylics and inks which show a myriad of techniques and styles.

Marleen is always in search of new ways to paint, exploring the many possibilities of painting to achieve the most exciting results.  She uses nature and texture is an integral part of her painting.

Marleen was an Art Instructor at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Brookings, Oregon, for 13 years before moving to Amador County in 1999.  She has won many awards for her work, in shows both in Oregon and California.  She has been on the boards of several art associations, including her current role as president of the Amador County Artists Association.

“It is important to me that I promote the artists in our community so they can achieve their artistic goals,” says Marleen.  She is currently giving classes in watercolor at the Amador Arts Council in Jackson.  The classes are for both beginners and more advanced painters, with an emphasis on using a limited palette.

A reception will be held for Marleen on Saturday, September 7, 2-5 P.M. at Gallery 10. The gallery is at 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek, and is open Thursday-Monday 11-5.  Marleen’s show will be hanging all month.  Be sure to stop by and see these wonderful new paintings!

"Nets and Nautilus"
"Duet of Rocks and Water"


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Amador County Artists Association Presents: Art in Amador - Sept 14 & 15

For twelve years, the Amador County Artists Association (ACAA) has sponsored a free fall exhibition featuring local artists showing, demonstrating, and selling their work. Initially, artists’ studios around the county were toured under the name Open Studios.  In the last few years, the ACAA found more local and regional visitors can be accommodated by holding the show in one location.  On September 14 and 15, the Sutter Creek Auditorium will host the two-day event which has been renamed Art in Amador.

More than twenty artists will be displaying a variety of works including paintings, photographs, ceramics, and jewelry. Visitors can choose among paintings created with watercolors, acrylics, encaustics, alcohol ink and pastels.  Hours on Saturday run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Entry into the Auditorium is free as the intent is to showcase the wealth of talent Amador County has to offer.  An important feature of the show will be the raffle of artwork donated by participating artists and others. Tickets are $1 each and all of the money raised from the raffle is used to fund art scholarships and support an art show for high school students. This year two local high school students who plan careers in art were awarded $1200 scholarships.

Sponsors for the exhibition are the Jackson Rancheria, Gold Country Marketing, the Amador County Arts Council, Amador Gourd Artists, St. Katharine Drexel Men’s Club, and Sierra Belles.  Additional information about the event and its participants is available on our website, www.amadorartists.org.





Sunday, August 4, 2019

August at Sutter Creek Gallery: Landscape Artist Kathy Souza

 Artist Kathy Souza has a unique approach to creating a painting.  While artists generally work in one medium at a time, Souza often combines several, such as oils, acrylics and pastels, in one artwork.  Sutter Creek Gallery will feature Kathy Souza for the month of August.

Souza is originally from the Bay Area where she worked in finance and marketing.  Looking to escape the hubbub, she settled first in Arnold and then moved to Sutter Creek in 1996.  After training as a restorative nurse, she helped victims of strokes and other afflictions to recover.  When she retired from her second career she decided to try painting the flowers her husband regularly bought for her.  These were rendered in watercolor and acrylic and helped establish her impressionistic style.  Souza was encouraged to continue painting after winning Amateur Best of Show for one of her florals at the county fair.

The mostly self-taught artist turned eventually to landscapes, inspired by time spent in the Sierras.  Most of her artwork depicts the mountains, trees and lakes in the area.  As a member of Arts of Bear Valley, she has exhibited at the Bear Valley Arts and Music Festival and Big Trees Art Show.  At the latter, she recently sold out all of her big tree creations.  Souza is also a member of the Amador County Artists Association and joined the Sutter Creek Gallery two years ago.

In addition to her original paintings, she will show prints, some of which are enhanced, along with small gift boxes, and other items.  Souza is one of the many local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  Besides original paintings and photography, the gallery offers numerous affordable items including prints, cards, jewelry, pottery, as well as gourd, glass and fiber arts.  Framing and layaway services are 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 suttercreekgallery@gmail.com or visit www.suttercreekgallery.com.

Silver Mountain

Utica Lake

Lake Tahoe

Bear Valley







August at Gallery 10: "Personal Visions" by Lynn Slade

New Watercolor Collages by Lynn Slade at Gallery 10
August 1 thru August 30, 2019

All new watercolor collages full of texture and color.

“In these paintings I have tried to portray the patterns and color of the environment where I live. 
I’m surrounded by a forest full of conifers, but my favorite tree is the Madrone.  Throughout the year these beautiful trees take on many different personalities and colors.  From dark red, to deep orange, to a creamy white with touches of green; there isn’t a season when these beautiful trees don’t take 
my breath away. Consequently, I paint them often.”

Lynn Slade'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. She choses unusual textures, all hand-made especially for each piece, to add depth and richness to her work.

Lynn’s watercolor collage paintings have won many awards in both local and national exhibitions. Most recently Lynn’s painting “Madrones” has been selected for Splash 21: Capturing Mood due out in August of 2020.  “Madrones” was also accepted into the 2019 San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition.

She has been published in Watercolor Artist Magazine, Splash 12, Celebrating Artistic Vision 
and in Eyes On: Landscapes from Blaze Hill Press.  

Personal Visions opening reception is  August 3 at Gallery 10 on Eureka Street in Sutter Creek from 2 to 5 PM Stop by the gallery to experience Lynn’s new collection and meet the artist.

"The Spirit of the Madrone"
"Madrones"
"The Big Tree"




Monday, July 8, 2019

ACAA July Meeting: Painter Kathy Souza - Wed July 10

Kathy Souza Will Demonstrate at July Meeting
Wednesday, July 10
Amador Senior Center
229 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA

Painter Kathy Souza is relatively new to painting but has found a technique and style that makes her work very popular. She will demonstrate this technique and show examples of her work at the next meeting on July 10th, held at the Amador Senior Center, after the regular business meeting which starts at 7pm, and the public is invited to attend.

Kathy considers herself a contemporary modernist artist creating impressionist landscapes and floral work using pastels, oils, and acrylics, often in combination. More of her work may be seen at the Sutter Creek Gallery.