Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Judy Day is Sutter Creek Gallery's Artist of Month for June


Judy Day, Sutter Creek Gallery’s artist of the month for June, moved to the foothills of Jackson in April 2010, following a 25-year career teaching art and algebra in Southern California.  Through teaching a variety of media, she discovered her love of watercolor.  Since moving to the county, Day studied with several local artists and has concentrated on her painting.  She joined the Amador County Artist Association and is currently serving as its President.

Day loves the outdoors and has hiked and sketched in the high Sierras most of her life.  “My art is inspired by backpacking trips into the Sierras, vacations around the world, majestic landscapes, historical sites and practically everything in my neighborhood.  You never know what will catch your eye and inspire you.”

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to spend some time with Judy Day at a reception on Saturday, June 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek.  She 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.  



Sutter Creek Theater: Anne Hills - Sun June 2

Anne Hills has become one of the better known voices of the contemporary folk music scene, receiving awards and recognition for her live performances (2009 Bound for Glory live radio show favorite- Ithaca, NY), her unique solo and collaborative recording projects (2001 WAMMIE for duet CD with Tom Paxton, Under American Skies), and her overall artistry and benefit work (2002 Kate Wolf Award, Carole Robertson Award & Kerrville Female Vocalist of the Year 1997).

Her song “Follow That Road” was the title cut of the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter Retreat and has enchanted audiences for over a decade. Whether she is singing her own song, the words of 6 year old Opal Whiteley, or the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, accompanied with her guitar, banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment. So, even if you haven’t become familiar with her voice (featured often on XM/Sirius Folk Radio, The Midnight Special & many other folk shows) you won’t want to miss a chance to hear her songs and stories in person. She’s just begun touring more extensively, winning over audiences with her warm, lively and humorous performances. 


The AllMusic Guide says, “A stunning soprano tone has made Anne Hills one of contemporary music’s premiere vocalists. Her knack for writing heartfelt songs brought her to the upper echelon of her craft.”
“Anne Hills is such an exquisite singer that it’s understandable that people might be swept up in the pure beauty of her voice and thereby overlook her writing. That would be a mistake. For me, Anne’s writing, in songs like ‘Follow That Road’ and many others, is as direct, melodic and deep as any work being done today. She is quite simply one of my absolute favorite songwriters.” — Tom Paxton

Sutter Creek Theater: Rita Hosking Trio - Sat June 1



"From the first time I heard Rita sing, her voice gripped me and did not let go,"--Joe Craven.

Her voice, called a "soulful howl from the mountains" is calling attention around the country. "This California girl comes by her mountain-music sensibility with true authenticity, with original songs deeply rooted in her family's frontier experience," (Dan Ruby, FestivalPreview.com.) Rita will play with her band, Cousin Jack, composed of Sean Feder on banjo and dobro, Andy Lentz on fiddle, and Bill Dakin on upright bass and guitar. Their close harmonies and strong backup embrace and support a rich, acoustic folk-grass sound.

"In scorching form" (UK Telegraph), Northern California's own Rita Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, demolition derbies, the working class and hope. From major U.S. festivals to Bob Harris's BBC show, Rita is moving audiences around the globe with her stories in song and doubly sweet and sinewy voice, "a captivating performer," (R2 Magazine.)

Rita's style of country-folk has been lauded for story and sense of place, and her performances praised for capturing the audience. Honors include winner of the 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival, finalist in the 2009 Telluride Music Festival Troubadour Contest, and more. "This California girl comes by her mountain-music sensibility with true authenticity, with original songs deeply rooted in her family's frontier experience," (Dan Ruby, FestivalPreview.com) and Rita's fans call her "the real deal". A descendant of Cornish miners who sang in the mines, Rita grew up with deep regard for folk music and the power of the voice.

Her new release, Burn, is a fiery follow-up to Come Sunrise, which won Best Country Album Vox Pop in the 2010 Independent Music Awards. Burn was recently placed in the top 10 "Young Female Artist releases for 2011" by No Depression magazine, and listed as a "Hidden Gem of 2011" by the UK's Observer. In an Oregon reviewer's words, Burn is "a sledgehammer to my heart" (Frank Gutch Jr.) 


Rita’s other accolades include Best Country Album nomination ("Come Sunrise") for the 2010 Independent Music Awards, Winner of the 2008 Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon, and Finalist in the 2009 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubador Contest. "Come Sunrise," her third album, was recorded in Austin with producer and guitarist, Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen, Caroline Herring.) "Superb country-folk from a brilliant singer-songwriter," (Americana UK.)

"Heartfelt country soul set by someone who's quietly become one of the best." ~Maverick Magazine



"Her breed of Nor Cal country folk ain't quite old-timey, and it ain't quite bluegrass, but damn it's sweet. For fans of Emmylou and Gillian, this one's a safe bet. The songs of Rita Hosking are as fragile as a newborn baby, and defiant as a West Virginia coal miner." --Stuart Mason, Fiddlefreak Folk Review



"A sledgehammer to my heart." ~Frank O. Gutch of Rock and Reprise, writing of Rita's latest album, BURN.



"There's a grit to her songs and a sinewy toughness to her voice that weave their own spell." --Q Magazine

"With an of-the-earth, gnarled voice that ranges from high and sweet to down-home and ferocious, Hosking had the audience in the palm of her hand, and the line to buy her CD's snaked through the Sierra meadows." --Ami Chen-Mills Naim, Santa Cruz Weekly about Rita's performances at Strawberry Music Festival.

"The first thing that hits you is the strength and power in Rita Hosking's voice, and the fierce passion it contains." --Bob Gottlieb, Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
"Superb country-folk from a brilliant singer-songwriter." --Americana UK

"With the release of Burn, Rita Hosking has established herself as one of the best in the genre. From top to bottom, this is an excellent CD--brilliantly written, well played and sung with deep conviction. There is not a single song to serve as filler and plenty that should go down as all-time favorites." --Craig Huegel, Our Kind of Folk

"Jazzin’ It Up in Jackson" happenin’ June 22


The third annual Jazzin’ It Up in Jackson will be a not-to-be-missed event, on Saturday evening, June 22, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  On three blocks of closed-off historic Main Street in Jackson, there’ll be free admission to listen to a variety of music on 3 stages and enjoy street performers, like the Sierra Nevada Guns for Hire troupe, bellydancers, and other surprises, plus “Art by the Inch” to browse and buy, face painting, food vendors, a Beer Garden.  And, for wine lovers, a fee will get you an event wineglass so you can shop-hop and taste a different Amador County winery at each of 22 businesses.  As the event organizers say, “Just plan on having “a jazzin’ good time!” Who are the organizers?  The non-profit AmadorArts and the city of Jackson, with a host of local sponsors.

The Wine Stroll has been a very popular part of the “Jazzin” event in the prior two years. Now, with the street closed-off, the real party begins!  The opportunity to taste 23 Amador County wineries in shops along 3 blocks is a unique Jackson experience. Wine Tasting tickets are on sale now for the advance price of $25. The day of the event, they will sell for $30. 

Non-stop live music at each end of town and in the middle will feature country music by the Slade Rivers Band, rockin’ blues by the Brad Wilson Band, and jazz by the Tri -Tone Subs.  Since it’s dinner time, you’ll have choices of great food. Many Main Street restaurants will present their meals from counters in front of their establishments, and local non-profits will also have walk-away items.

Another highlight of Jazzin’ It Up in Jackson will be the ten large 7½-foot-long murals painted on heavy paper by groups of local artists that will be on display on panels down the middle of Main Street. “Art by the Inch” is what the project is called, and it’s a spectacular, innovative way to view art and to buy mural sections of your choice at only 50-cents per inch.  For example, on one of the murals you might see a rendition of an historic Jackson home that measures about 10” x12.” Well, you can take it home it by having it sliced out by a handy AmadorArts assistant and paying by the inch. Doing the math, that particular section would cost $60. All original art, created by teams of artists who have been creating the murals, each with a different theme, in their home studios for the past three months.  Another highlight will be the raffle for a week’s stay at a Tahoe condo.

The three entry points to pick up Programs with Event Maps and to buy Wine Tasting Tickets will be at Petrovich Park, L & M Parking Lot, and the El Dorado Bank Lot, which will also be the Will Call for picking up advance purchased wine glasses. Remember, there’s free parking at the Jackson lots and on the adjacent streets.

Wine Tasting tickets can be ordered on-line at www.amadorarts.org using PayPal, or by visiting these outlets:  AmadorArts Office/Gallery, 11A Randolph Street, Sutter Creek; Amador Council of Tourism; Sutter Creek Wine Tasting; Dr.Curry's Dental Office, Plymouth; Chamber of Commerce, Jackson; Clarks Corner in Ione; and at Up Country Hardware in Pine Grove.  

If you’d like to join the many volunteers who are needed to make this June 22rd event another success, call 223-9038 or email info@amadorarts.org.  Thank you to the City of Jackson, the Jackson Business and Community Association, and our entire committee for helping with the myriad of logistics.

All proceeds of Jazzin’ It Up in Jackson will benefit the Arts Education programs of AmadorArts.  For all the details of the event, visit the website www.amadorarts.org.  

 PHOTOS BELOW:

1.)  “Art by the Inch” will be featured down the middle of Main Street at Jazzin’ It Up in Jackson.
2.) The country music band of Slade Rivers, at the south end of Main Street, will be one of 3 bands at Jazzin’ It Up in Jackson.
3) Local Main Street restaurants and other food vendors will keep Jazzin’ guests from getting hungry.
 







June Exhibit at Hanford St. Gallery features photographer Kurt Andersen "Far Away Faces" - Reception Sat June 1

Kurt Andersen’s new show “Far Away Faces” will open at Hanford St. Gallery on May 30th with a reception for the artist on Saturday, June 1.  The show is drawn from  images produced during travels that included locations both exotic and forbidden.

Kurt is an award winning photographer with over 20 years experience.  His classical training with Ansel Adams and Oliver Gagliani along with his degree in photography from Brooks Institute launched a successful career in commercial photography.  His passion for his work drives him to create only the very best. Kurt makes photographs that capture the timeless character of a place or a face. 

The show will run from May 30 through June30.  Located one minute north of downtown Sutter Creek at 291 Hanford St. (Old Hwy 49 - Next to the Days Inn) the Hanford St. Gallery is open Thursday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm.  For more information call 209-267-8074 or email hanfordstgallery@volcano.net.



Friday, May 24, 2013

AmadorArts Update: Upcoming arts events in Amador County



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

 Gallery Exhibits

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.  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.  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

Schedule Courtesy of Amador Student Music Fund http://www.asmfund.org

FRIDAY, MAY 24 TO MONDAY MAY 27
Sacramento Music Fest

Old Town Sacramento  K & Front Street  Sacramento, CA 95814-2206   Available now for a limited time, get a 4-day all-venue pass for only $99! We've extended this offer until April 15th!
As always, it’s one GIANT PARTY in Old Sac and surrounding hotel ballrooms pulsing with the rhythms of jazz, swing, blues, zydeco, rockabilly, bluegrass, Latin music and more. There will be dancing in the streets! Music will be running morning, noon, and midnight. We’ll offer specialty concerts and events, like the Saturday Parade, evening lineups of dance and party bands, and a Memorial Day Salute to Service. We’ll also have world class music groups that you don’t want to miss. There’s plenty to do all weekend long.We're proud to announce our 2013 headliners!  For more info and all other bands,click here

The Grammy-Award Winning Band,  Los Lobos     Jimmy Pailer                                               Vivian Lee
Ben Taylor                                                           Johnny “Guitar” Knox                                  Black Tuesday
Blue Street                                                         The Golden Cadillacs                                     Kyle Rowland Band
Mardi Gras Jazz Band                                         Sacramento Blues Review                            Sister Swing
Sly FoxStompy Jones                                          Tribe of the Red Horse                               Fat Sam’s   (Scotland)  
James Garner Cash Tribute                                Cornet Chop Suey                                                                                       
Jimmy Paile                                                         Kathy Morrow
Kyle Hernandez Quartet                                     Neil Young Tribute Band
Briefcase Full of Blues                                        Catfish & the Crawdaddies
The Blasters                                                       Beer Dawgs
John Lee Hooker Jr.                                           Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers
The James Hunter Six                                       Tom Rigney & Flambeau
Wanda Jackson                                                   Rhythm Vandals
Zydeco Flames                                                    Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks

Also, a reminder that shuttle busses will be free!


SATURDAY, MAY 25

OLD SOLES
Strawberry Music Festival: Barn Dance! Saturday 4:15pm at Birch Lake Stage. No experience necessary, the most fun you can have with your clothes --or your bathing suit-- on. Masha calls the dances, music by Geff and Faux Renwah and friends.  No Cover, Children ok


THE MOTHER LODE WOODWIND QUINTET
Janet Telford -  flute, Jane Buzzard - oboe, Hank King-clarinet, Bill Minkel,- horn, and Gail Buzzard,- bassoon with guest artists, Anne Saunders, soprano and pianist, Sue Hart are providing music for this Calaveras Big Trees Association (CBTA) fundraiser/concert at Calaveras Big Trees State Park on Saturday, May 25, 2013 (the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend) at Jack Knight Hall.and there will be a silent auction, wine, and  hors-d'oeuvres.
The CBTA is the non-profit association which raises funds for the educational and interpretive programs of Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

CHAPPELL AND DAVE
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



Funky Monkey Productions & The St. George Hotel
Proudly Present...
Fathers Day Blues & BBQ | Sunday, Jun 16 2013
11:00 am – 5:00 pm    Gates open at 10 am 

St. George Hotel: Main St., Volcano, in Amador County
A great day of Blues & BBQ June 16th @ The St. George Hotel in Volcano, Ca. This year's Line-up features West Coast Blues Hall Of Fame "Band Leader Of The Year"...Wingnut Adams, Tessie Marie & The Poor Man Band, Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood, World Famous Guitar Mac, Lee Bootz, Nedra & Julio, and MORE! 
Out back at The St. George Hotel, with BBQ available at additional cost. Please no bottles, cans, or picnics....low lawn chairs ok! Charge by phone as well as group discounts available by contacting us at 530 344-9208
All ages event $15.00 in advance; $20 at the door. Children under 12 free.    Portion of proceeds to benefit Arts Education Program of AmadorArts, a non-profit serving the region for 31 years. 




Arts Education Opportunities

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Summer Art Schedule 291 Hanford Street, Sutter Creek

The summer schedule includes three-day workshops in three dimensional art (clay, wood, paper mache and cardboard construction), one-day workshops in two-dimensional work based on Great Artists, and two special workshops

Workshops are two hours long and are limited to 6 students, aged 6-15.  Please reserve a space using the form below.  Classes with less than three kids will be cancelled.  We will keep waiting lists for workshops and classes that fill quickly and most likely, we will offer another section, but “first come first served.” Pam will reply to all registrations.  Scholarships are available.  For more information call Pam at 245-3910.

Three-Day, 3- Dimensional Workshops  
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00. $45.00
1. June 11, 12, 13 Weaving and painting T-Shirts
2. June 18, 19, 20 Wood Construction
3. July 9, 10, 11 Paper Mache people or wild things
4. July 16, 17 18 Clay - handbuilding
5. July 30, 31, Aug. 1 Cardboard Hideouts and Forts
6. July 6, 7, 8 Clay - glazing and painting  

One-Day, Two Dimensional Workshops (using a variety of media)
Friday, 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00.  $15.00

7. June 14 Pablo Picasso -  charcoal and colored pencil
8. June 21 Claude Monet - acrylic paint
9. June 28 Mary Cassatt- pastels
10. July 12 Joan Miro - collage
11. July 19 Jackson Pollock - watercolor action painting
12. August 2 Andy Warhol - printmaking
13. August 9 Vincent Van Gogh - multi media

Special Workshops
14. July 2 Painting horses at Pam’s ranch. $40.00
10:00 to 1:00  Wear boots or leather shoes.
Includes lunch and horse grooming.
15. July 25 through 28, Painting at the Amador County Fair FREE
Youth Arts Building,  10am to 5pm

Call Pam at 245-3910 to register after June 1st (she will be out of town until then).



Artist Opportunities

Dave Bown Projects- Call for Artists- Prizes $10,000
Prizes: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD).
Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.
Eligibility: This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible.
Selection Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received
Deadline: 30 May 2013
Prospectus: davebownprojects.com/submissions.html

For further information, please contact Dave Bown at 
(917) 365-5265 or  info@davebownprojects.com


Call for Artists – Amador Artists Open Studios
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




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

Monday, May 13, 2013

Breath of Broadway - Sat June 8

An evening of music that will delight and entertain you.

Featuring vocalists:
Shari Anderson, Bill McKenna
Stevens Price 

With special guest
Marie Bedard  

Also appearing:
Kathleen Harmon        
Meghan O’ Keefe
Pianist Anne Pearce

Saturday June 8th 2013 7pm
 Sunday 9th 2013 3pm
Community Church of Pine Grove
14045 Ponderosa Way Pine Grove CA. 95665

Admission is free.
A free will offering will be taken to help the hungry families of Amador County
Contact Tom Thompson for more information 209-267-9006

Thursday, May 9, 2013

AmadorArts Announces Free Summer TGIF Concerts Line-up

The summer tradition of going to free concerts every Friday evening in Amador is gearing up. AmadorArts, the 31-year-old non-profit organization that has organized these free concerts for over 16 years, has announced its 2013 TGIF Concerts Schedule. Starting June 7th and running until August 9th, the concerts will feature a wide variety of styles to deliver passion and excitement to your Friday evening outings. An effort has been made to present musicians who live locally. Be sure to be there if you have a goal of making it to ALL nine of this season’s concerts. The music starts at 6:00 pm, but people of all ages start to arrive earlier to set up their picnics and to meet and chat with friends. This is, after all, the weekly fun thing to do for hundreds of Amador residents.  Out-of-towners, too, are discovering TGIF as a great way to jump start a weekend in the foothills.  Remember to bring your low-back chairs or blankets and picnics. Mark your calendars. 

Here is the schedule of the 2013 TGIF Free Summer Music Series:
June 7   Preston Castle, Ione:  Swing Gitane –1920s-50s swing “Hot Club” jazz music of Django Reinhardt
June 14  Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, Jackson: Two-Tone Steiny – Renowned Blues group
June 21  Minnie Provis Park, Sutter Creek:  Black Irish – Music of Ireland, Italy and America
June 28  Mollie Joyce Park, Pioneer: Bayou Boys – Danceable Cajun music that’s fun for everyone
July 5     Detert Park, Jackson):  It’s All Good – Classic and original Rock
July 12   Castle Oaks, Ione (no outside beverages): Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood – Blues / Rock
July 19  Volcano Amphitheatre, Volcano: Thick Soup -  All strings and harmonizing: Blues, soul, bluegrass
August 2  Pine Grove Park: Amador County Concert Band – Big community group playing favorites
August 9  Terra d’Oro Winery, Plymouth: Wingnut Adams – Funky Blues, specializing in harmonica

For more information, visit www.amadorarts.org   or call the AmadorArts office/gallery at 209-267-9038.




















Swing Gitane –1920s-50s swing “Hot Club” jazz music of Django Reinhardt, plays the first TGIF concert at the Preston Castle.


Judy Day will be Sutter Creek Gallery's June Artist of the Month


Judy Day, Sutter Creek Gallery’s artist of the month for June, moved to the foothills of Jackson in April 2010, following a 25-year career teaching art and algebra in Southern California.  Through teaching a variety of media, she discovered her love of watercolor.  Since moving to the county, Day studied with several local artists and has concentrated on her painting.  She joined the Amador County Artist Association and is currently serving as its President. 

Day loves the outdoors and has hiked and sketched in the high Sierras most of her life.  “My art is inspired by backpacking trips into the Sierras, vacations around the world, majestic landscapes, historical sites and practically everything in my neighborhood.  You never know what will catch your eye and inspire you.”

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to spend some time with Judy Day at a reception on Saturday, June 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek.  She 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.  


















"Iris" - Judy Day


















"Sutter Creek Methodist Church" - Judy Day

Arts Networking Event features a preview of 2013 "Art by the Inch" - Thurs May 16



Arts Networking Event offers a preview of 2013 Art by the Inch

On Thursday, May 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, in the Jackson Civic Center at 33 Broadway, enjoy a couple of fun hours of socializing with a variety of local residents. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a no-host wine bar will be featured, as will some of the murals being created for this year’s Art by the Inch project. This will be a Preview of what will be on display during this year’s “Jazzin’ It Up in Jackson” event on Saturday, June 22.  Featured music will be by Amador’s favorite young singer-songwriter Meghan O’Keefe, accompanying herself on keyboard.  For AmadorArts members, the event is FREE; or it’s just $5 a person. Everyone welcome!  For more details visit www.amadorarts.org or phone 209-267-9038.

Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Bluegrass Night - Front Country band and The Central Valley Boys – Sat May 11




The best of both new, original bluegrass, and classics from the past.

Front Country won the 2012 Rockygrass Champions award. The band features Zack Sharpe thumping the bass, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman on guitars, Adam Roszkiewicz on mandolin, Jordan Klein picking banjo, and Leif Karlstrom tearing up the fiddle. Vocal chores are passed around with Melody, Jordan, and Jacob handling most of the leads. They feature great original songs and instrumentals, choice covers, intricate arrangements and inspired improvisations. 


The Central Valley Boys are a band dedicated to paying homage to the great Country and Bluegrass musicians: Vern Williams, Del Williams, Ray Park, Rose Maddox and the Maddox Brothers, The Farmer Boys and more. Of course, a Central Valley Boys show would be quite sparse without songs from the great first generation Bluegrass band, The Stanley Brothers. Carter and Ralph Stanley, from McClure Virginia in the Clinch Mountains brought their distinctive "Clinch Mountain music" to the world. Carter wrote and sang some of the music ever rendered with his Brother Ralph singing high tenor and adding his distinctive banjo sound. The Bluegrass world would not be the same today without the Stanley Brothers.

Tickets on sale at www.SutterCreekTheater.com

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Support AmadorArts Arts in Education Programs & Win a Week in Tahoe!

Support AmadorArts Arts in Education Programs & Win a Week in Tahoe! Drawing will be held at Jazzin' it Up in Jackson on June 22nd.

Tickets on sale at www.amadorarts.org & at these local businesses:

Sutter Creek Wine Tasting, Sutter Creek
Hein & Co, Jackson
Clarks Corner, Ione
Up Country Hardware, Pine Grove
Dr. Curry's Office, Plymouth
Amador Council of Tourism, Sutter Creek

Amador County Concert Band - Sun May 19



A special free concert with music highlighting American composers and saluting our armed service personnel, veterans, and heroes will be highlighted on Sunday, May 19 at 3pm at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Patriotic and familiar American tunes will be presented by the 48 member Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding.  

The Amador County Concert Band proudly represented Northern California in June 2010, when it was selected to perform in Washington D.C. for the National Community Concert Band Sousa Festival, a salute to the legendary march king, John Philip Sousa. Under former musical director Ernie Kapphahn, the band gained very high recognition for its performance and since the band’s return, has gained new members, some traveling from as far away as Sonora and Placerville.

 The band has recently received notice that it has been chosen to participate on June 8 at the Golden Gate Park Band Festival; the band will have a 2pm downbeat at the recently restored historic band shell. This event, held June 8 and 9 will feature band from all over California, each presenting a 45-minute program. The Amador County Concert Band will be representing our Northern California area.

Music presented on the May 19 program will be “Armed Forces Salute” (anthems of the military branches), “America the Beautiful”, Richard Roger’s “Victory at Sea”, “National Emblem March”, Carl Strommen’s “In Their Honor”, Robert W. Smith’s “American Flourish” , a medley of Irving Berlin’s “Songs for America”, and more. The program will last approximately 90 minutes and refreshments will be served directly following this exciting musical event. It is suggested that audience arrive a few minutes early for best seating; there is also easy and ample parking.

Come show your support of our service men and women, America, and enjoy the spirited music!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

AmadorArts Update: Arts Activities in Amador County



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 May 4th:
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

Schedule Courtesy of Amador Student Music Fund http://www.asmfund.org

THURSDAY, MAY 2

THE AMADOR CHORALIERS GOLDEN JUBILEE
Spring 2013 50th Anniversary Concert Series  7:30 PM  Cornerstone Church ~ Ione,  CA  (Corner of Church and Market Sts.)  In honor of their Golden Jubilee, ticket prices are rolled back to $5.00!
$5.00 at the door  Doors Open 1/2 hour before concert times  For Information send an email to:  Info@amadorchoraliers.org   (Advance Tickets Are Available)  cash, check, credit card  AT Amador Chamber of Commerce, 115 Main Street  Jackson, CA 95642  (209) 223-0350

FRIDAY MAY 3

JOE BELLAMY
plays the keyboard at The Lone Wolf, upstairs at the Jackson Rancheria Casino. 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Call to check the time. Jackson Rancheria Casino, upstairs at the Lone Wolf. Check the time by calling the Rancheria Casino .
Located upstairs in the Casino, Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge features luxury and comfort combined with approachable entrees focused on local quality ingredients and precise execution.


SATURDAY, MAY 4

JOE BELLAMY
plays the keyboard at The Lone Wolf, upstairs at the Jackson Rancheria Casino. 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Call to check the time. Jackson Rancheria Casino, upstairs at the Lone Wolf. Check the time by calling the Rancheria Casino .

FREDERICK HODGES
concert at Il Tempio di Musica near Nevada City. 3:00 p.m. $25. For information and directions, contact Bill Trabucco at billtrabucco@saber.net or 530.273.4252.Frederick Hodges concert at Il Tempio di Musica near Nevada City. 3:00 p.m. $25. For information and directions, contact Bill Trabucco at billtrabucco@saber.net or 530.273.4252.(Ragtimers)

LACY J. DALTON
Country's Queen!  Sutter Creek Theater, 8:00 p.m.  $22.00 adv./ $25.00 day of show
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
Tickets available at: www.suttercreektheatre.com and at:
Heart & Soul 42 Main St 11-5 pm everyday (209) 256-9702

THE AMADOR CHORALIERS GOLDEN JUBILEE
Spring 2013 50th Anniversary Concert Series 7:30 PM Sutter Creek Auditorium ~ Sutter Creek, CA  In honor of their Golden Jubilee, ticket prices are rolled back to $5.00!
$5.00 at the door.   Doors Open 1/2 hour before concert times For Information send an email to: Info@amadorchoraliers.org (Advance Tickets Are Available) cash, check, credit card AT Amador Chamber of Commerce, 115 Main Street Jackson, CA 95642 (209) 223-0350

SUNDAY, MAY 5

MOTHER LODE FRIENDS OF MUSIC 
Flutist Laurel Zucker
Cellist Erik Urbina
Pianist Ron Brickman
2 pm in the Church of the Nazarene. Flutist Laurel Zucker joins our Distinguished Young Artist of the season, cellist Erik Urbina, and pianist Ron Brickman. Delightful trios by Hummel and Nicolas Kapustin highlight the program, which also includes works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky for cello and piano, an original composition by Laurel Zucker for flute and piano, and the engaging “Jet Whistle” for flute and cello of Villa Lobos.

THE AMADOR CHORALIERS GOLDEN JUBILEE
Spring 2013 50th Anniversary Concert Series Afternoon performance today at 3:00 PM Sutter Creek Auditorium ~ Sutter Creek, CA In honor of their Golden Jubilee, ticket prices are rolled back to $5.00!
$5.00 at the door. Doors Open 1/2 hour before concert times For Information send an email to: Info@amadorchoraliers.org (Advance Tickets Are Available) cash, check, credit card AT Amador Chamber of Commerce, 115 Main Street Jackson, CA 95642 (209) 223-0350

DARIN SEXTON AND HWY 49
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

SQUEEK STEELE  
concert at the home of John Ulrich in El Sobrante. 2:00 p.m. $25. Advance reservations required as seating is limited. For more information, call John Ulrich at 510.223.9587 or e-mail julrich2847@ATT.net  (Ragtimers)


Arts Education Opportunities


Savor Amador 2013 
A Benefit Supporting Sutter Creek Elementary Arts Programs
May 4th 6-9pm at Bella Grace Tasting Room in Downtown Sutter Creek
Featuring a Farm-to-Table dinner, desserts, local wines, live music and a silent auction.
Tickets $30 - available at Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium & at www.brownpapertickets.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