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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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,

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