Sunday, December 1, 2019

December at Sutter Creek Gallery: Gallery Artists Show

Having trouble coming up with the perfect gift for family and friends?  Come into Sutter Creek Gallery and browse one-of-a-kind art gifts at affordable prices. For December, the gallery’s artists have been creating art pieces under $50, and many will be well below that price. Paintings large and small in acrylics, watercolors, pastels, encaustics and oils.  Collages and mixed media pieces from teeny-tiny to sizable.  Photographs, fabric wall hangings, hand painted glassware, ceramics, gourds, sculptures, and so much more.

We’ve just lost our lease and have to vacate by early February. While we are looking for a new location, December and January will be the last months to see our recently refurbished gallery. And the perfect opportunity to pick up a memorable piece of art for those special people in your life as well as for yourself.

Our first Saturday reception will be held on December 7, starting at 2 p.m.  However, the selection of gifts will be available from December 1. Shop early and then return on the 7th to meet some of the artists and enjoy refreshments. 

The cooperative, located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street, is open daily, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., our winter hours.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228, email or visit

"Young Doe and Holly" by Michael Maloney
"Yellow Lemons" by Rick Wise

Repurposed Silverplate Spoon with Glass Inset by Sandy Morgan

"Stonehenge Excursion" by Sandra Campbell

"Jackson Gate" by John Peck

December at Gallery 10: "Artful Treasures"

December at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka St., Sutter Creek, will celebrate the season with “Artful Treasures,” a show of small works at reasonable prices, perfect for holiday giving!

Member and Consignment Artists will participate by creating fresh new pieces, priced below $150, many pieces even lower.   

There is nothing more thoughtful than a personal gift handmade by a local artist, a one-of-a-kind piece: a small painting, a delicate piece of jewelry, handcrafted pottery or ceramics.  And, delightful too, is a gift one finds for oneself, beautifully made, at the holidays. 

Be sure to stop by and see the offerings available during the month of December at Gallery 10.  A reception will be held for the artists on Saturday, December 7, 2-5 P.M. in conjunction with the Holiday Open House in Sutter Creek.  Everyone is welcome to sip wine, have a bite to eat and celebrate the holiday season! 

Gallery 10 is one block off Main Street in Sutter Creek, along picturesque Eureka Street, across from a centrally located parking lot. We are open every day during the holidays, 11-5. Come visit!  Do your holiday shopping with us!

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 or visit

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

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 or visit

"Blue Butterflies"

Dream Catcher gourd

"Bourdeaux Afternoon"


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:

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

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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