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.
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
Remember, “Art Enhances Life.”
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 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 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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
Amador County Arts Council
11-A Randolph Street
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
"Autumn Wine" by Wendy Rogers