Tuesday, April 30, 2013

1st Saturday Art Trek - Sat May 4

Just in time for First Saturday Art Trek, a variety of featured artists for May will be spotlighted and receptions planned at many galleries.  Notable for your free gallery-hopping fun on May 4 will be the following artists:  Anje Olmstead in AmadorArts Gallery, Maggie Soegaard in Gallery 10, sculptor David Adix and painter Leila Noorani  in the Fine Eye, Cynthia Reid in Petroglyphe Gallery, and Wendy Rogers in the Sutter Creek Gallery.
The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Usually the receptions are from 4-6 pm. Going on the Trek is FREE, a time to have fun seeing what ten galleries are currently exhibiting. There might be an artist's reception, cookies and punch, wine and cheese, music, or simply staying open a little longer. A map of Art Trek galleries can be viewed atwww.amadorarts.org.  
These are the participating 1st Saturday Art Trek galleries, with descriptions of what some of them are featuring April 6th:
Add Art  Provides fine art framing services and displays the work of John Johannsen who first showcased his vibrant whimsical canvases in a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. 20 Main St., Jackson, CA 95642. www.addart.com

AmadorArts Gallery   Anje Olmstead– Featured artist for May.   Olmstead has been an exhibiting artist for 35 years, the last five in Sacramento at the 20/20 Gallery. Her mediums have ranged from watercolor pointillism to mosaic collage to the current needlepoint “tapestry” art. Her work can be seen in commercial business centers, restaurants and in private collections. A reception in her honor will be held at the gallery on Saturday, May 4, from 4-6 pm, coinciding with the Art Trek.  Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri.; sometimes Saturdays and Sundays. Call first 267-9038. 11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek. 95685. Turn off Main St. one block by the Back Roads Café,adjacent to the historic Monteverde General Storewww.amadorarts.org

Chaos glassworks   - Using a state-of-the-art electric furnace, David Hopman blows and handshapes one-of-a-kind exquisite art glass pieces, from bowls, to lights, and more. 121 Hanford St, Sutter Creek, CA 95685  www.chaosglassworks.com

Fine Eye Gallery – Paintings by Loomis, CA artist, Leila Noorani and new sculptures by a Fine Eye Gallery favorite, David Adix.  Both Noorani and Adix are contemplative artists.  Their work asks us to get on board, dig into our psyches and ruminations and summon up our own need to slow down, be present and collect our thoughts. The  works of many other fine artisans from across the country can be seen here, such as artsy clocks, furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing, and more.  71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.fineeye.com

Gallery 10    Maggie Soegaard  - a Retrospective of this Pine Grove artist’s  life-long interest in art.  Her exhibit will be chronicled with pieces from her earlier career up to new creations done especially for the show. She is the only one of Gallery 10's original founders to still be on exhibit. Her oil paintings have been exhibited locally and throughout Northern and Central California, including Carmel. A special catered reception in her honor will be on Saturday, May 4 between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.  Gallery 10 is honored to present this show from its most treasured artist.  The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Call 209-267-0203 or visit www.gallery10suttercreek.com.  

Hanford St. Gallery  - Owner Al Herrick is taking a vacation for the month of MayOpen in time for the June Art Trek. 291 Hanford St. (old Highway 49), Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Gallery is open Thursday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm.www.hanfordstgallery.com209-267-8074.
Little City Studio & Gallery  - A Little of This; A Little of That. There’ll be new paintings by Sue Sparks, part of her Barn Series. Owner / textile artist Carol Sethre just finished a new blue and green rug, handwoven on her loom, and new clothing is being featured coming out for Spring. Always on exhibit on the high brick walls of this cozy authentic Gold Rush building are eclectic objects d’art, including woven shawls, jewelry, original paintings, collage, pottery, sculpture and more…at very reasonable prices. Open on April 6th until about 5pm. Other times, the gallery is open Fri – Sun, 10-5. Best to call first 209-256-0781. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601.

Petroglyphe Gallery  - Cynthia Reid  - May Featured Artist.  Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Oil Painters of America, Reid uses a palette knife technique to juxtapose complementary, vibrant colors to recreate the beauty and textures of the natural world. She believes painting is about trusting intuition and the process, while being open to the unpredictable. Petroglyphe Gallery’s Spring Sunday Concert Series continue on May 19 featuring the classical strings of internationally known Joseph Gold and Debbie Dare. The concert begins at 4pm with wine and appetizers served at 3:30pm (included in ticket price).  Tickets are $21 in advance, $23 at the door if available.  To purchase tickets visit www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387.  Gallery hours are Thurs – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 4:00pm. 8317 Main St.,  Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Wendy Rogers of Fiddletown, is featured artist for May. Rogers has been painting for over 30 years—half of that in watercolors. Her semi-realistic style, with added color and textures in pen and ink and prismacolor pencils, creates luminous light-filled images.  You will see whimsical animals and soulful landscapes.  Being a co-operative of about 30 local artists, the variety of art here is awesome.  35 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685www.suttercreekgallery.com

Valley View Interiors  - A design resource located in historic Sutter Creek. Current artists on display are Tricia Rissmann, contemporary abstracts and Kathryn Venturelli, mixed media and copper plate prints.  VVI specializes in residential and hospitality interiors, with 25 years of design experience. 48 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.

Remember, “Art Enhances Life.”   

 AmadorArts
Amador County Arts Council
11-A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685

"Autumn Wine" by Wendy Rogers

AmadorArts Benefit: One Week at Tahoe is Prize in Drawing to Benefit the Arts - Sat June 22


One Week at Tahoe is Prize in Drawing to Benefit the Arts

AmadorArts is offering a great opportunity:  for just $10 you could be staying 7 nights at a beautiful condo enjoying the peaceful fall colors at Lake Tahoe.  The condo that sleep four at Heavenly Valley  has been donated by a member of the AmadorArts Board of Directors to raise funds for the Arts Education programs of AmadorArts. The time of the stay is October 7th-14th, 2013.

Raffle tickets may be purchased starting now and cost $10 each or 3 for $20.  The winning ticket will be drawn at the “Jazzin' It Up In Jackson” event on June 22, 2013, which is also an arts fundraiser.  Even though AmadorArts would like everyone who enters the raffle to attend the free event on 3 blocks of closed-off Main Street, you do not need to be present to win the raffle prize.

Tickets available through Paypal at www.amadorart.org , or at these locations:

AmadorArts Office/Gallery  (11A Randolph Street, Sutter Creek),
Dr.Curry's Dental Office   (Plymouth),
Sutter Creek Wine Tasting   (Sutter Creek),
Hein & Co   (Jackson),
Clarks Corner   (Ione),
Upcountry Hardware   (Pine Grove).

All proceeds benefit AmadorArts, a non-profit public-benefit organization. For more info, call 209-267-9038.

AmadorArts

Amador County Arts Council

11-A Randolph Street 

PO BOX 206

Sutter Creek, Ca 95685






Monday, April 29, 2013

Amador Artist Sabina Turner holds a series of portrait classes and workshops

ARTIST WORKSHOP: Sabina Turner is starting a series of Saturday morning classes/Mini workshops working on refining portrait skills. The classes will run every other Saturday beginning on June 2nd from 10:00 am to 12:30 am. June dates are the 2nd, 16th and 30th.

Cost for the classes will be $25.00 per class plus model fees when applicable. The classes in June focus on the individual features of the face. Contact Sabina at sabina@sabinaturner.com for information and to enroll.

Amador County Concert Band receives grant from Amador Community Foundation



The 48-member Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding, has just received a grant from the Amador Community Foundation; the grant of $500 will be part of the mini-grant program established by the Foundation.  “We are excited to have been approved for the grant” said Chambers…”the band is a volunteer organization; no one is paid… the funds will be used to help purchase new music, operating and concert expenses…we are privileged to have such a  wonderful organization as this in our community that supports so many good causes”.

The grant will help the band achieve its goal of providing the community with free concerts each season. Says Chambers, “The Foundation was wonderful to work with and so interested in our goals in the community…many thanks to local donors who make so much difference in Amador County through the Foundation”. The next free band concert will be held on May 19th at 3pm at the Community Church of Pine Grove. The concert, titled “An Armed Forces Salute”, will feature American composers and patriotic music. Selections will include “Victory at Sea”, “Armed Forces Salute” (which includes anthems of each branch of the military), “In Their Honor”, “National Emblem March”, and more! Refreshments will also follow the program. Visit the band’s website at www.accband.org for concert notices or information about playing in the band.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

AmadorArts: Arts Activities and Events Update



Here are some of the arts activities coming up around Amador County

 Gallery Exhibits

First Saturday Art Trek is May 4

Just in time for First Saturday Art Trek, a variety of featured artists for May will be spotlighted and receptions planned at many galleries.  Notable for your free gallery-hopping fun on May 4 will be the following artists:  Anje Olmstead in AmadorArts Gallery, Maggie Soegaard in Gallery 10, sculptor David Adix and painter Leila Noorani  in the Fine Eye, Cynthia Reid in Petroglyphe Gallery, and Wendy Rogers in the Sutter Creek Gallery.
The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Usually the receptions are from 4-6 pm. Going on the Trek is FREE, a time to have fun seeing what ten galleries are currently exhibiting. There might be an artist's reception, cookies and punch, wine and cheese, music, or simply staying open a little longer. A map of Art Trek galleries can be viewed at www.amadorarts.org.  
These are the participating 1st Saturday Art Trek galleries, with descriptions of what some of them are featuring April 6th:
Add Art  Provides fine art framing services and displays the work of John Johannsen who first showcased his vibrant whimsical canvases in a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. 20 Main St., Jackson, CA 95642. www.addart.com

AmadorArts Gallery   Anje Olmstead– Featured artist for May.   Olmstead has been an exhibiting artist for 35 years, the last five in Sacramento at the 20/20 Gallery. Her mediums have ranged from watercolor pointillism to mosaic collage to the current needlepoint “tapestry” art. Her work can be seen in commercial business centers, restaurants and in private collections. A reception in her honor will be held at the gallery on Saturday, May 4, from 4-6 pm, coinciding with the Art Trek.  Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri.; sometimes Saturdays and Sundays. Call first 267-9038. 11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek. 95685. Turn off Main St. one block by the Back Roads Café, adjacent to the historic Monteverde General Store. www.amadorarts.org

Chaos glassworks   - Using a state-of-the-art electric furnace, David Hopman blows and handshapes one-of-a-kind exquisite art glass pieces, from bowls, to lights, and more. 121 Hanford St, Sutter Creek, CA 95685  www.chaosglassworks.com

Fine Eye GalleryPaintings by Loomis, CA artist, Leila Noorani and new sculptures by a Fine Eye Gallery favorite, David Adix.  Both Noorani and Adix are contemplative artists.  Their work asks us to get on board, dig into our psyches and ruminations and summon up our own need to slow down, be present and collect our thoughts. The  works of many other fine artisans from across the country can be seen here, such as artsy clocks, furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing, and more.  71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.fineeye.com

Gallery 10    Maggie Soegaard  - a Retrospective of this Pine Grove artist’s  life-long interest in art.  Her exhibit will be chronicled with pieces from her earlier career up to new creations done especially for the show. She is the only one of Gallery 10's original founders to still be on exhibit. Her oil paintings have been exhibited locally and throughout Northern and Central California, including Carmel. A special catered reception in her honor will be on Saturday, May 4 between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.  Gallery 10 is honored to present this show from its most treasured artist.  The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Call 209-267-0203 or visit www.gallery10suttercreek.com.  

Hanford St. Gallery  - Owner Al Herrick is taking a vacation for the month of May. Open in time for the June Art Trek. 291 Hanford St. (old Highway 49), Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Gallery is open Thursday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm.www.hanfordstgallery.com; 209-267-8074.

Little City Studio & Gallery  - A Little of This; A Little of That. There’ll be new paintings by Sue Sparks, part of her Barn Series. Owner / textile artist Carol Sethre just finished a new blue and green rug, handwoven on her loom, and new clothing is being featured coming out for Spring. Always on exhibit on the high brick walls of this cozy authentic Gold Rush building are eclectic objects d’art, including woven shawls, jewelry, original paintings, collage, pottery, sculpture and more…at very reasonable prices. Open on April 6th until about 5pm. Other times, the gallery is open Fri – Sun, 10-5. Best to call first 209-256-0781. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601.

Petroglyphe Gallery  - Cynthia Reid  - May Featured Artist.  Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Oil Painters of America, Reid uses a palette knife technique to juxtapose complementary, vibrant colors to recreate the beauty and textures of the natural world. She believes painting is about trusting intuition and the process, while being open to the unpredictable. Petroglyphe Gallery’s Spring Sunday Concert Series continue on May 19 featuring the classical strings of internationally known Joseph Gold and Debbie Dare. The concert begins at 4pm with wine and appetizers served at 3:30pm (included in ticket price).  Tickets are $21 in advance, $23 at the door if available.  To purchase tickets visit www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387.  Gallery hours are Thurs – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 4:00pm. 8317 Main St.,  Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Wendy Rogers of Fiddletown, is featured artist for May. Rogers has been painting for over 30 years—half of that in watercolors. Her semi-realistic style, with added color and textures in pen and ink and prismacolor pencils, creates luminous light-filled images.  You will see whimsical animals and soulful landscapes.  Being a co-operative of about 30 local artists, the variety of art here is awesome.  35 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.suttercreekgallery.com

Valley View Interiors  - A design resource located in historic Sutter Creek. Current artists on display are Tricia Rissmann, contemporary abstracts and Kathryn Venturelli, mixed media and copper plate prints.  VVI specializes in residential and hospitality interiors, with 25 years of design experience. 48 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.

Remember, “Art Enhances Life.”   


Music Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

April 26, 2013 at Bella Grace Tasting Room
73 Main is hosting Jazz Uncorked Friday, April 26th from 6-9pm.  Dave Klein and Ollie Camillo have been playing music for their entire life. Their love of jazz and swing brought them together in spring of 2008.  They capture the sound of a swing band with just 2 people.  Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and enjoy a fun-filled evening of music and food.  Of course award winning BellaGrace wines are available by the bottle or glass.  There is a $15 event fee ($10 for wine club members) for the evening.  Call our tasting room at 209.267.8053 for additional information. 

JAZZ UNCORKED 
Dave Klein and Ollie Camillo have been playing music for their entire life. Their love of jazz and swing brought them together in spring of 2008. They capture the sound of a swing band with just 2 people. Downbeat is 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and enjoy a fun-filled evening of music and food. Of course award winning BellaGrace wines are available by the bottle or glass. There is a $15 event fee ($10 for wine club members) for the evening. Call our tasting room at 209.267.8053 for additional information.
                             
SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Cuca Maluca World Beat
12:00 - 2:00 Back Roads Coffee house Main St. Sutter Creek CA.In benefit for the Twin Rivers Music Foundation
CRYSTAL IMAGE-JOHN COVERT 
Deaver Vineyard, Plymouth / Shenandoah Valley 12:00 noon    209-245-4099

MOTHER LODE HOT JAZZ PARTY 
11:00 a.m. to  6:00 p. m. returning to dow
ntown Jackson and the historic National Hotel.  Party with Us at 4 Jackson Venues. 
Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band 
Midnight Rose Jazz Band  
Natural Gas Jazz Band 
Catsnjammer Jazz Band  
Bob Williams Muscat Ramblers 
Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra  
The Replacements Youth Jazz Band 
$20 in advance  $25 at the door   for more information  or to reserve badges,  call J.B.C.A. 209-223-1263 www.visitjacksonca.com 
A Benefit for The Arc of Amador and Calaveras ! Sponsored By:  Jackson Business & Community Association and the  Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel  

COLLEN RANEY 
Traditonal and contemporary Irish music (vocalist)  Sutter Creek Theater, more info to follow 
Byron and Laura Damiani Sutter Creek Theatre 44 Main St. Sutter Creek CA 
Snail mail: P.O. Box 29 Sacramento CA 95812 phone contact: (916) 425-0077 
email contact: info@suttercreektheatre.com 
Tickets available at: www.suttercreektheatre.com and at: 
Heart & Soul 42 Main St 11-5 pm everyday (209) 256-9702

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 

SPEAKEAZY JAZZ ORCHESTRA 
2:00 p.m. at the Amador Senior Center, New York Ranch Rd, Jackson 
Come dance (or just listen) to the smooth sounds of the 10-piece Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra. The band will play tunes of the 1920's and 30's using original dance band instrumentation, vintage music arrangements of the era, and will feature vocalists Chrissy Sleigh, Eric Johnson, and others! New tunes added to the repertoire are "Goodnight Sweetheart", "To Each His Own" and "Easter Parade" (made famous by the Guy Lombardo Orchestra) 
The Orchestra (SJO) will also be appearing in September this year at Ironstone Vineyard's Concours d' Elegance; it has been featured at the Dante Club in Sacramento (an annual special invitation), and made special appearance at the Berkeley City Club. 
There is a $5 admission charge at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Amador Senior Center. Amador High School Band Boosters will have a wonderful dessert table for your enjoyment as well as complimentary coffee. The Senior Center has great parking and access! See you Sunday April 28 for a fun afternoon and set your calendars back to the 1920's! Classic cars and authentic attire are welcome 
Visit Speakeazy Jazz Orchestra's updated website at www.speakeazyjazz.com or call 295-4305 for more information. 

MANNY SOSA 
4:00 p.m. Volcano Union Inn - 21375 Consolation Street, PO Box 171 (mailing), Volcano, CA 95689 Phone: (209) 296-7711 email to:hello@volcanounion.com      Website: http://www.volcanounion.com 
Four well appointed rooms available nightly. Pub serving Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. FREE Fridays! Complimentary Shuffleboard and Darts every Friday from 2pm to 4pm

Arts Education Opportunities

APRIL ARTS AT ANDIS
April 1st – 30th, 2013:  11am-4:30pm
11000 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth CA 95669 (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

Discover some of the most unique, imaginative and breathtaking pieces of art around. For the entire month of April, various works of art and sculpture will be on display in the Andis Wines tasting room. Experience everything from vibrant contemporary pieces and one-of-a-kind wood sculptures to incredible photography, abstracts and encaustic paintings. On weekends, get to meet the different artists in person or participate in fun, guided painting classes with Creative Juices Events.


Guided painting classes will be held Saturday April 6th and Saturday April 27th on the Andis lawn from 1pm-4pm. Classes are $45/person and include all art materials, guided instruction, wine tasting, appetizers and a lot of fun! No experience is necessary to create an amazing painting, so grab a friend or just come solo and enjoy a social event in a beautiful setting. RSVP required, space is limited.

Register for Painting Classes at: http://creativejuicesevents.com 
Contact:  Jenae Plasse, (209) 245-6177jenae@andiswines.com 

Artist Opportunities


Avio Vineyards looking for Band to play Mothers’ Day Event May 12th.
call Trudi for details:
Trudi Melohn
Marketing Director
Avio Vineyards
14520 Ridge Rd.
Sutter Creek CA 95685
209-267-1515 (Winery)
408-412-1354 (Office)

Call for Artists : CA Sculpture Slam

August 23-September 29, 2013 with 3 Cash Awards & 2 Artist Receptions.
This unique STATEWIDE juried exhibit is open to new & established artists.

  • If you're an emerging artist, 'CA Sculpture SLAM' offers an easy,
    convenient way to put your art on the map!
  • If you're an accomplished award-winning sculptor,
    this exhibit will add value to your resume with a juried statewide presence.
Entry DEADLINE is MAY 10, 2013. Artist Notification by June 7 
Read/Print "Call For Artists” Details: sloma.org
Lower Right Side: CLICK “California Sculpture SLAM”  to print 8.5 x 11 pages
and/or
Go to Central Coast Sculptors Group NEW site to print 8.5 x 14 pages


QUESTIONS? 
Please contact Robert Oblon, Co-Chair
805.458.5145           hotbronze@aol.com


Thanks for supporting the Arts in Amador County!
To become a member of AmadorArts visit www.amadorarts.org

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hanford Street Gallery closed in May

Hanford St. Gallery is delighted to thank the artists, visitors and patrons who have granted us the happy distinction of being voted Best Gallery 2013.

While mounting ten new shows a year is a demanding process it has allowed us to renew many old friendships and make even more new ones.  Your continued support of the arts through regular visits to Hanford St. Gallery and the other area galleries is what makes it all worthwhile.

We will be closed for vacation during much of May but will reopen at the end of the month with an exciting new show.

Again, thank you all for your kind words and encouragement.

Al & Lois Herrick
Hanford Street Gallery
Sutter Creek

Mother Lode Friends of Music: Chamber Music Concert - Sun May 5


Music for flute, cello and piano is featured in a concert of chamber music presented by the Mother Lode Friends of Music on Sunday, May 5. The concert takes place in the Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek, in the heart of California’s historic gold country, starting at 2 pm.  There is no admission charge.

World-renowned flautist Laurel Zucker from Sacramento joins the extraordinary young cellist Erik Urbina of Stockton and pianists Ron Brickman and Jason Jeffrey in a lively program of duos and trios.  The delightful Trio, op. 68, of J. N. Hummel opens the program, which closes with the jazzy Trio of Ukrainian composer Nikolai Kapustin.  The Sonata No. 4 of Beethoven and the Pezzo capriccioso of Tchaikovsky are performed by Urbina and Jeffrey.  The exhilarating Jet Whistle for flute and cello of Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos completes the program.

For a complete view of the program, visit: http://www.mlfm.org/EVENTS.html






















Flautist Laurel Zucker

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

AmadorArts Gallery presents Anje Olmstead as May’s Artist of the Month


AmadorArts will be featuring the amazing work of Anje Olmstead in its gallery in Sutter Creek for the Month of May. A Reception in her honor will be held during the 1st Saturday Art Trek on May 4, from 4-6 pm

Anje Olmstead has been an exhibiting artist for 35 years, the last five in Sacramento at the 20/20 Gallery. Her mediums have ranged from watercolor pointillism to mosaic collage to the current needlepoint “tapestry” art. Her work can be seen in commercial business centers, restaurants and in private collections. Even the “Encyclopedia of Living Artists in America” contains examples of her creations. She’s a unique artist with an eye for creating in and with very small pieces, like painting dots, cutting and adhering minute textured paper shapes, or darning many vibrant colors of yarn in tiny needlepoint holes. The resulting “big picture” is fascinating.  Some times she’ll make a design in one medium and then replicate it exactly in another. Seeing the two next to each other makes for wondrous appreciation.

Some locals will recall when her exhibited work captured the imagination of guests during the AmadorArts Holiday Mixer at Bella Grace Wine tasting Cottage.  Because of the stir that popular show created, Olmstead was invited to exhibit at AmadorArts new gallery in Sutter Creek.  The show will run until May 31. Located one block off Main St., at 11-A Randolph St., the space is adjacent to the historic Monteverde General Store Museum. Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri.; sometimes Saturdays and Sundays. Call first 209- 267-9038




Monday, April 22, 2013

Call For Artists: ACAA Open Studios slated for Sept 21 & 22

The Amador County Artists Association is hosting the 2013 Artists Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, from 10 AM to 4 PM.  ACAA is offering Amador County artists the opportunity to open their studios to the public to show, demonstrate and sell their work.  This event has been well attended in previous years and has featured anywhere from 25 to 30 of the county’s finest artists.  If you are interested in being a part of this exciting community event, call or email Artist Contact Marie at 209-295-4910 or mjmortporcelain@volcano.net for more information or to obtain an application.  Completed applications and fees must be received by June 1.

Sutter Creek Gallery Features Fiddletown Artist Wendy Rogers through the month of May


Come meet Wendy Rogers of Fiddletown, featured artist for May at Sutter Creek Gallery. An award-winning member of the California Watercolor Association, Rogers has been painting for over thirty years—half of that in watercolors. Her semi-realistic style, with added color and textures in pen and ink and prismacolor pencils, creates luminous light-filled images.  You will see whimsical animals, glowing portraits and soulful landscapes. 

With deep roots in her Native Californian soil, Rogers is inspired by nature, by color, and patterns of light and shadow.  “I don’t take myself or my art too seriously.  I have fun with it!  I love Mother Nature in all her seasonal glory. If is true that you can see an artist’s soul in her work, then my soul is sunlight and flowers….and donkeys!”

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to spend some time with the artist at a reception on Saturday, May 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek.  Rogers is one of 30 artists exhibiting at the gallery located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street.  The gallery is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228 or email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com



Gallery Calaveras presents "Calaveras On Display" - April 27 thru June 1


Gallery Calaveras artists bring you a little bit of what you see and know in the upcoming Calaveras On Display art exhibit.  You will view scenes familiar to you as you travel through the county just by visiting the Calaveras Arts Council’s Gallery, located at 22 N. Main Street in San Andreas. The exhibit runs from April 27 through June 1, 2013. 

Artists will transport you to county parks, showcase historic buildings and bridges, tease you with migrating deer, turkeys in a run, and amaze you with the landscape that you call home.  Their imagination, thought, and expression though photography, acrylic, oil, and ceramic creations guarantee you a free, Calaveras road trip.  All art pieces are available for purchase.

Local artists contributing to this gallery show are Cate Culver, Libby Fife, Ruth Morrow, Lori Kelly, Pete Kelly, Ken Winebrenner, Judy Morgan, Margaret Roberts, Kim Barrington, Cathi Newlin, Ty Childress, Lynn M Lynn, Donna McCormick, Susie Hoffman, Kate Frederick, Helen Scofield, just to name a few.

A reception will be held from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on April 27 at the Gallery.  The public is welcome.  Snacks and beverages will be served.

The not-for-profit Calaveras Arts Council operates Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main Street in San Andreas.  Hours are weekdays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The gallery offers free parking both in front and in back and is handicapped accessible. The next gallery art show is "Creatures in the Garden” and it will open June 8.  It runs through July 30.  For more information, phone the Calaveras Arts Council at (209)754-1774 or visit www.calaverasarts.org. END

Calaveras Arts Council
22 N. Main Street
PO Box 250
San Andreas, CA  95249



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Main Street Theater Works Newsletter - April 2013


  Your Theatre Arts Newsletter
April 2013    
Spotlight On...
Dick McCleery, MSTW Director
Dick McCleery
MSTW Director
Dick McCleery is a native Californian, born in Oroville. He moved to Amador County in 1990 and is now retired from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service after 37 years of service. Dick's last position was as USDA liaison to the Central Sierra Resource Conservation and Development Council, a non-profit organization in Jackson, where he obtained, coordinated and managed grants for community benefit projects.  

Dick's formal education includes a BS from Humboldt State University in 1968, and an MS from University of Arizona in 1974. He currently consults as a Certified Rangeland Manager and does large-scale printing as a part-time business.

Dick and his wife Dianne have two children and one grandson. Their son Jason is currently deployed to Afghanistan with the US Army. Their daughter Maia resides in Pine Grove with her husband Jared and son Michael. Dick and his family began assisting and volunteering with MSTW in 2002.

Upcoming Show Times and   
Ticket Information
   
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer   
 Friday and Saturday    
June 21st through  
July 20th
  
Sherlock's Last Case Friday and Saturday  
August 9th through September 7th   
  
All performances at Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre  
in Jackson, CA
  
Gates open at 6:30 pm for picnics
Show starts at 8:00 pm

 Ticket Prices
Adults  $17.50
Students/Children 18 & under $12.00
  
Tickets available  
starting May 15 online at

or at  
Hein & Company
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA

or at the gate once the show opens.
Amador Arts and Entertainment

10-10-10 Spring Fundraiser
Celebrates 10 Years of Theatre
at Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre 
  
Main Street Theatre Works is celebrating 10 seasons of live performances at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, with a 10-10-10 Spring Fundraiser. Live on stage at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek, some off your favorite actors, who have entertained us over the past 10 years, will be performing a fun assortment of 10 one-act plays.   
10-10-10 Spring Fundraiser      
This limited-engagement production will have two evening performances ~ Friday and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th. Doors open at 7:15 pm for dessert, show starts at 8 pm.

There will also be a matinee performance on 
Sunday, May 5th, with doors open at 1:15 for dessert, show starting at 2:00 pm.
  
Tickets are $25 each and include a dessert, your  
choice of coffee or tea, and the show. There will also be a no-host bar with beer and wine on Friday and Saturday nights.
  
MSTW is excited about kicking off our 10th season at the beautiful Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, in the heart of Jackson. This summer's season includes The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Sherlock's Last Case. In preparation for our summer season, we are hosting a fundraiser with some of your favorite actors from the past 10 years ~ Lee Marie Kelly, Kristine David, David Campfield, Earl Victorine, Cynthia Drumbor, Phillip Pittman, Scott Divine, Scott Adams, Julie Anchor and Allen Pontes ~ and several who will be in this summer's productions ~ Kelley Ogden, Ernesto Bustos and Georgann Wallace. An all-star cast performing in a variety of short (roughly 10-minute) one-act plays. Price of admission includes not only the show, but some fabulous desserts, tea or coffee, and the thrill to know you're supporting one of the area's best professional-quality theatre companies.
  
10-10-10 Spring Fundraiser  
Dates and Times

Friday and Saturday Evening Performances
Friday and Saturday May 3rd & 4th
Doors open at 7:15 pm for dessert. Show starts at 8:00 pm

Sunday Matinee Performance
May 5th only
Doors open at 1:15 pm for dessert. Show starts at 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices
$25 per person

Location
Native Sons Hall
Main Street  
Sutter Creek, CA    

Ticket Prices
$25 per person

Tickets available at
Hein & Company
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA
or  
Our Latest Improvement!
Amphitheatre Fence
This beautiful new fence lines the walkway between the concession booth and the theatre, thanks to
Garrick Onines and friends

Amphitheatre Receives a Fence  
from Scout Garrick Onines
In April, Garrick Onines, with help from his family and friends, completed an Eagle Scout project which entailed building a fence along the walkway at the amphitheatre. This beautiful addition to our theatre is bound to be popular with patrons finding their way to their seats both before and after the lights have dimmed. 

Garrick's family have been supporters and patrons of MSTW, and in late 2012 approached us about doing his Eagle Scout project at the amphitheatre. Garrick, a member of Troops 170 and 50, along with his family and friends, drew up a plan to build the fence. Dick McCleery, one of MSTW's board members, was the laison and Frank Braun from The Kennedy Mine Foundation was able to use wood from his saw mill project at the Amador County Fair to provide the materials.

To Garrick and his helpers, along with Dick McCleery and Frank Braun, we extend our warm thanks for their hard work and support of Main Street Theatre Works.