Friday, August 30, 2013

Motherlode Ragtime Society News



The next meeting of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society is scheduled for September 7, 2013 at the Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m..  Tom Brier will be on hand to provide lots of toe-tapping music; but as always, all who would like to play are welcome. 
Some house concerts you might be interested in:
September 16, Brian Holland and Danny Coots in concert at Skunk Hollow Victorian Gardens in Sutter Creek. Concerts at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $20 per person. There will be a potluck in between the two concerts, so don't forget to bring something to share. For more information, call Chip Lusby at 209.267.8193.
September 17, Brian Holland and Danny Coots in concert at the Hawthorn Residence, 244 Folsom Road, Roseville. $20 per person; all proceeds go to the musicians.  Refreshments will be provided during the intermission and the Hawthorn Antique Record & Phonograph Collection will be available for your enjoyment after the concert.  Reservations are required as seating is limited.  For more information call 916.773.3562 or email tom@thoseoldrecords.com.
The recent Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival was great and this year the weather was superb!  It's never too early to start planning for next year.  Dates will be August 8-10, 2014.  Early bird pricing for all events badges will be in effect until July 15, 2014--price is still only $65. Price goes up to $75 after July 15.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity to save some $$! Watch the website (www.suttercreekragtime.com) for 2014 festival information as it becomes available; or call (209) 405-1563 if you have questions. Hope to see you soon!

We Heart the Arts! - AmadorArts Update

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The Arts Scene in Amador


Save the Date
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Winefest 2013
Saturday November 9th
Tickets and information available next week at www.amadorarts.org

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Amador Artist Open Studios
September 21 and 22, 2013
10 AM to 4 PM

Come September, enjoy a get-away weekend in Amador County combining a glimpse into artists’ lives with picturesque scenery and small-town charm.  Experience the richness and variety of the county’s artistic talent while driving along winding roads, over streams and through vineyards and forests. 

For the sixth year, the Amador County Artists Association (ACAA) is sponsoring the Artists Open Studios tour.  Visit 14 different locations featuring 27 artists.  Participating will be painters, photographers, fiber artists, and jewelers along with artists working in ceramics, gourds, collage, sculpture and more.  At this FREE tour you will be able to enjoy demonstrations, inquire about an artist’s work, collect unique masterpieces and even get a chance to WIN a piece of artwork at the Artists’ Raffle.   

At Rollingwood Clubhouse in Jackson artworks donated by each artist for the raffle will be on display. Tickets will be available for $1 each or 6 for $5.  Each item has its own box in which to place your tickets.  The drawing will take place at 4 PM on September 22; you need not be present to win.  All proceeds support the Amador County Artists Association’s Scholarship Program and Annual Student Art Show.  .   

The FREE full-color map/brochure will help you make the most of your studio tour.  After August 15, maps will be available throughout the county at libraries, visitor centers and art galleries.  You can also find them at Hein & Co.in Jackson, Clark’s Corner in Ione, Susan’s Place in Sutter Creek, and Upcountry Hardware in Pine Grove.  Maps and information can also be found at the ACAA website www.amadorcountyartists.org or by calling 209-296-1779 or 209-295-4667.  This year’s benefactors are The Amador County Arts Council, Gallery 10, Mother Lode Printing, Hanford Street Gallery, and Steve Holler.


ART TREK
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1st Saturday Art Trek for September 7 will Feature a New Set of Artists Whose Works Can Be Seen for the Entire Month of September.
Notable for your free gallery-hopping fun on September 7th will be the following artists:  Laura Mah in AmadorArts Gallery;  Sharon Galligan in Hanford St. Gallery; Stella Stevens in Gallery 10; artists with developmental disabilities in the Sutter Creek Gallery; and Little City Studio & Gallery’s "Artists' Trade Out Party."

The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Usually the receptions are from 4-6 pm, but some last ‘til 7 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 for the month of September: 
AmadorArts Gallery   - “Evolution of the Photographer” - a Retrospective of Laura Mah’s photographic explorations over the last 20 years. Her popular hand-colored scenes of Amador County are a marriage of her favorites -- black and white film, the darkroom and hand coloring techniques, along with digital darkroom finishing.  The results are beautiful ethereal scenes of the Gold Country.
A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, September 7th, 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 

Hanford St. Gallery  - All Things Mechanical by Sharon Galligan.  This well known artist and longtime member of the Board of Directors of AmadorArts has painted fields and flowers for years. But more recently she has taken up the challenge of looking closely at the wheels and gears that help our world go around.  Her tightly framed watercolors achieve a sense of the abstract through acute observation and realistic rendering. Come by and meet Sharon at the reception during Art Trek on Sept. 7, from 4-7 pm.    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.

Petroglyphe Gallery  - Original contemporary works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass, ceramic, metal and jewelry. Also on display, are limited edition bronze sculptures and copper plate etchings.  The gallery is gearing up for a major one month show called “Personal Petroglyphs” which opens Oct. 5 and will feature works of a Southwest focus by Pam Findleton and Dale Laitinen. Thurs – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 4:00pm. 8317 Main St.,  Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245. www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387.  

 Little City Studio & Gallery  - On Sat., Sept. 7th, Art Trek night, Little City is hosting an "Artists' Trade Out Party"!  The art-loving public is invited from 5-7pm to share the fun, food, and drink with our staple of local artists as they bring in new pieces for the gallery. Artwork coming down from the walls or from display will be offered at 20% discount that night! Cash or checks only! To avoid construction, enter Amador City from the direction of Sutter Creek and park at the large south parking lot.  Need info? Call Carol - 209-267-9189 Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5   14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601


Fine Eye Gallery –The works of many 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  or call 209-267-0571.

Gallery 10    Stella Stevens - Stella's watercolor works are highly regarded by wildlife and art experts alike. What distinguishes the work is her unique capacity to capture the soul of the animal and its anatomical . Come meet Stella at the Art Trek reception Saturday, Sept. 7, between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.   The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.   www.gallery10suttercreek.com.   209-267-0203.

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Unique Art by Unique People - ArCreations is a non-profit program whereby artists with developmental disabilities can create, exhibit and sell their art.  These artists have been showing their work at the Sutter Creek Gallery for some time and will be the gallery’s artists of the month for September.  Each artist explores and develops his or her own personal vision utilizing various media including watercolor, paper collage, jewelry, painted tiles, scarves and more.  Artworks include a card explaining the choice of subject, often with a quote by the artist. To honor these artists, a reception will be held Sept. 7th from 4-7 at the Sutter Creek Gallery, a  co-operative of 30 local artists, where the variety of art is awesome.  Hours: Fri., Sat. 10-6; Thurs., Sun., Mon. 11-5.  35 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.  www.suttercreekgallery.com or call 209-267-0228.

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  209-223-3339.

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 209-267-9317.

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


FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

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. Join Jazz Uncorked from 6-9pm at BellaGrace in Sutter Creek on August 30th as Dave and Ollie capture the sounds of swing we all love! Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and enjoy a fun-filled evening of music and pizza. 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. 

LILIAN BORUNDA
in Concert at Bella Grace Tasting Room at 73 Main in Sutter Creek.  Music & Pizza every Friday night.  $15/ $10 Club Members.  Bring your blanket and lawn chairs.


SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

JOHN COVERT AND CRYSTAL IMAGE
Roaring Camp 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Roaring Camp Mining Company 209-296-4100 P.O. Box 278, Pine Grove, CA 95665




Arts Education Opportunities

Petroglyphe Gallery To Host

Indoor Watercolor Workshop for All Levels of Artists 

BACK TO THE FUTURE with Dale Laitinen
November 8-10, 2013
 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 Petroglyphe Gallery
 8317 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA

In watercolor sometimes the way forward is to step back to the fundamentals. This 3 day workshop concentrates on the basic transparent watercolor techniques, color mixing, and brush handling. At some point in our painting life we need a bit of brushing up. Break old habits and refresh yourself with new ways to use the basics. This workshop is suitable for not only those new to watercolor but also to veteran painters who would like to enhance their skill at this often challenging medium.

Dale Laitinen is best known for his watercolor paintings of the mountains and deserts of the Western United States. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. Laitinen has conducted workshops throughout the United States and in France. He lives and works in Mountain Ranch, California.

Please visit www.gallerypetroglyphe.com/event/workshops for more info and to download the registration form or call 209-286-1387.  The cost is $295 and registration is limited. Petroglype Gallery is located at 8317 Main Street in historic Mokelumne Hill, California, two blocks of of Highway 49, across from the Hotel Legér. The gallery is open Thursdays through Saturdays 11:30 am - 5:30 pm and Sundays 11:30 am - 4:00 pm



Jackson Claim Jumpers Square Dancing
Join the Jackson Claim Jumpers for an Open House on August 5th at the Amador Senior Center, 6:30—9:30 to see what square dancing is really about. Singles, couples, and families are welcome. It is FUN, FITNESS, & FRIENDSHIP set to music. New Dancer Classes start Sept 16th - the first three classes are free!

Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, CA 95642
Additional info: 209 295-7027



Mosaic Classes with Dianne Epperson

Weekend Mosaic workshops at my home outside of Sutter Creek.  You will learn all about the different materials you can use in your mosaics and the type of base to use and about the different adhesives.  You will learn which material and adhesives you can use for outdoor projects vs indoor projects. I will provide all the materials necessary and you will go home with your own finished mosaic art!
The cost is $65 and includes all materials and instruction.  We usually gather about 10 am on Sat until 2 or 3 pm and come back Sun afternoon to grout and finish up, which usually takes a few hours.  It is a very easy and fun art to learn.  Call me or e-mail me if you are interested. I will take a maximum of 12 students per weekend. $25 holds your place in the class.

Dianne Epperson
P.O. Box 1152
Sutter Creek, Ca  95685
209-296-4217


List of weekend classes;

July 20th and 21st
August 17th and 18th    31st and Sept 1st
Sept 14th and 15th        21st and 22nd
Oct   19th and 20th


Fall Art Classes at Children’s Studio
291 Hanford Street. Sutter Creek

Starting on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, classes will be offered Tuesday through Thursday, from 2:30 to 3:30 and 4:00 to 5:00.  

Classes range from one to six students, age 6 to 15.  Topics and art media are selected by children and teacher to fit student interests and experience.

Tuition Fees are $40.00 per month for one student or $60.00 for two children from the same family.  Payment is due on the first meeting of the month.  Scholarships available.

For more information call Pam Sharp, 209-245-3910 or email elshayeb@att.net.


Artist Opportunities


Call for Artists
2013 Holiday Gift Show

In December Hanford St. Gallery in Sutter Creek will present a Holiday Gift Show featuring Fine Art Crafts.

We are looking for work in the following mediums: jewelry, wood, stone, glass, metal, ceramic , fiber art, toys, unscented candles and bath products, and other handmade items.

Please NO drawings, photographs, or paintings except as note/greeting cards in packaged sets.

We will be selling pieces for $100 and below.  Experience shows that sales are best when most items are priced between $15-$65, with the most popular jewelry items selling from $15-$35.

Interested artists should submit descriptions, pricing information and sample photos of their proposed sale items as email attachments to the gallery at: hanfordstgallery@volcano.net  Submission deadline is October 1, 2013.

The gallery will provide small tables (card table size or smaller.)  Hanford St. Gallery operates on a 30% commission, there are no entry fees and selected artists will be notified by October 15 at the latest.  We have no display cases so any locked display must be provided by the artist.


Community Theatre

Volcano Theatre Company
is proud to present The Wizard of Oz like you’ve never seen it before. 
Bringing new energy and ideas to the stage, Director Beth Barnard still holds true to the magical fantasy of the original book written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum, which has been adapted for the stage by Adele Thane.  Featuring original music by David Vasquez with fresh and exciting choreography by Cara Agustin, people will recognize the show and characters they’ve always loved, but they will feel the enthusiasm from a new generation of artists who love Dorothy as much as their parents do.

Come see the fantastical imagery created by artist Leslie Vasquez on the set and the dynamic costumes and makeup fashioned for the characters by Kittra Hutchins, Lana Withee, Heidi Peden and Genia Kinman.  Among the large cast of over 30 actors and dancers Alexis Lewis (Christmas Yet to Come) plays Dorothy, the adorable Kate Hicks (new to the VTC) is Toto, the Scarecrow is played by Christopher Graham (Pride & Prejudice), the Tin Woodman by Jack Mitchell (new to the VTC) and the Cowardly Lion by Alex Sharp (Relative Values).

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most loved children’s stories in America, don’t miss this chance to travel with Dorothy down the yellow brick road.  The show opens Friday August 9th at 8pm and runs through September 7th with a special Sunday performance on September 1st.  Tickets are $16 General Admission, $14 Seniors 62 and over, and $11 for students under 18.

The Amphitheatre seating is outdoors and limited to 275.  Come early with a picnic (doors open at 6:30) and layer up for cool nights.  Bring your own folding chair, high back chairs will be seated in back.  Tickets are available online at www.volcantotheatre.org and at Hein & Company Bookstore, 204 Main Street in Jackson.


Main Street Theatre Works presents:
Sherlock’s Last Case puts the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, in the center of the action, when he receives a death threat from the son of his late nemesis, Professor Moriarty. The plot then twists and turns until Holmes finds himself imprisoned in a dank cellar and left to die. But this is classic Sherlock, so there are always surprises and, in Sherlock’s Last Case, lots of laughs, all leading to a stunning final twist that will surely catch you by complete and breath-stopping surprise. Winner of the Louis B. Mayer Award, Sherlock’s Last Case runs August 9th thru September 7th
Performance Dates and Times
Sherlock’s Last Case
Fridays and Saturdays
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics, Show starts at 8:00pm
August 9th  – September 7th 

Ticket Prices
Adults - $17.50
Students/Children 18 & under - $12.00
Family Pack (2 adults/2 students) - $49.00

Tickets available at the gate or on-line at

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

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AmadorArts
Amador County Arts Council
11-A Randolph Street 
PO BOX 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685
209 267 9038

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Unique Art by Unique People - ArCreations and Sutter Creek Gallery partner to bring art to the community in time for the holidays


ArCreations is a non-profit program whereby artists with developmental disabilities can create, exhibit and sell their art.  These artists have been showing their work at the Sutter Creek Gallery for some time and will be the gallery’s artists of the month forSeptember.  Each artist explores and develops his or her own personal vision utilizing various media including watercolor, paper collage, jewelry, painted tiles, scarves and more.  Artworks include a card explaining the choice of subject, often with a quote by the artist.

Since 1971, the Arc of Amador and Calaveras has provided services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through training in life and vocational skills, supported employment and recreational opportunities.  In addition to direct donations, the Arc participates in fundraising events such as the Mother Lode Hot Jazz Party and Push America.  The first Saturday of December, ArCreations holds its annual Christmas Art Show and Sale.

Join us at the Sutter Creek Gallery on Saturday, September 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., for a reception for this talented group of artists as part of the regional First Saturday Art Trek. The gallery, at 35 Main Street, Sutter Creek, is a co-op of 30 local artists and is open Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228 or email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com.  To learn more about the unique people of the Arc, including how to help, visit www.arcofamador.org.

PHOTOS:
Bernice Barraga, paper collage – “Lipstick Flowers”
Tiffany Moomey, watercolor – “Green Baby”
John Kuntz, watercolor – “Hawaii”




Friday, August 23, 2013

We Heart the Arts! Amador Arts Update




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

Arts Networking Mixer August 22 at Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre

AmadorArts is having another one of its quarterly open-to-the-public social get-togethers on Thursday, August 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Each mixer is at a different location and showcases a particular art form. This event will be a celebration of performing arts held at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, home of outdoor play productions by Main Street Theatre Works.  The evening will feature a short performance of improvs by the Amador High School Performing Arts Department.  Complimentary hors d’ouevres and a no-host bar will give locals, whether they are artists, residents, or business people, an opportunity for socializing. There’s always a raffle, usually for artwork.  The event is free for AmadorArts members, or $5 for all others. 
To reach the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, turn onto North Main St, from Hwy 49/88. Turn into the amphitheatre free parking lot across the street from the Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park.  It’s a short walk to the amphitheatre.  The next Arts Networking Mixer will be at Helwig Winery on December 5 and will feature music by Over the Edge voted Best Amador Band for 2013.

Save the Date
Amador Artist Open Studios
September 21 and 22, 2013
10 AM to 4 PM

Come September, enjoy a get-away weekend in Amador County combining a glimpse into artists’ lives with picturesque scenery and small-town charm.  Experience the richness and variety of the county’s artistic talent while driving along winding roads, over streams and through vineyards and forests. 

For the sixth year, the Amador County Artists Association (ACAA) is sponsoring the Artists Open Studios tour.  Visit 14 different locations featuring 27 artists.  Participating will be painters, photographers, fiber artists, and jewelers along with artists working in ceramics, gourds, collage, sculpture and more.  At this FREE tour you will be able to enjoy demonstrations, inquire about an artist’s work, collect unique masterpieces and even get a chance to WIN a piece of artwork at the Artists’ Raffle.   

At Rollingwood Clubhouse in Jackson artworks donated by each artist for the raffle will be on display. Tickets will be available for $1 each or 6 for $5.  Each item has its own box in which to place your tickets.  The drawing will take place at 4 PM on September 22; you need not be present to win.  All proceeds support the Amador County Artists Association’s Scholarship Program and Annual Student Art Show.  .   

The FREE full-color map/brochure will help you make the most of your studio tour.  After August 15, maps will be available throughout the county at libraries, visitor centers and art galleries.  You can also find them at Hein & Co.in Jackson, Clark’s Corner in Ione, Susan’s Place in Sutter Creek, and Upcountry Hardware in Pine Grove.  Maps and information can also be found at the ACAA website www.amadorcountyartists.org or by calling 209-296-1779 or 209-295-4667.  This year’s benefactors are The Amador County Arts Council, Gallery 10, Mother Lode Printing, Hanford Street Gallery, and Steve Holler.


Galleries

AmadorArts Gallery   - Judy Regnier - florals and landscapes in watercolor, oils, and acrylic. Pioneer resident Regnier uses the “remarkable light and historical, stunning landscapes” of the region to inspire her works.  A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, August 3, 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

Hanford St. Gallery  - Birds Of Many Feathers :  20 artists exploring the subject in oils, watercolor, photos, ceramic, wood, glass, feathers and paper. See birds in a whole new light.  Come by and meet artists at the reception during Art Trek on August 3, from 4-7 pm.    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.

Petroglyphe Gallery  - Doug Downs Bronze Sculptures will be featured the month of August.   From the Monterey Peninsula, Downs makes his own molds, works the waxes and does the finishing work on the bronzes, the subjects ranging from motorcycles to wildlife.  Thurs – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 4:00pm. 8317 Main St.,  Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245. www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387

Fine Eye Gallery –The works of many 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  or call 209-267-0571.

Gallery 10    George Dillon – “an ironic look” at nude paintings reflecting how artists from ancient times to present have handled the subject of nudes.  Come meet George and share his whimsy at the Art Trek reception Saturday, August 3 , between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.   The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.   www.gallery10suttercreek.com.   209-267-0203.

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Melissa Doyel, an artist from Fiddletown.  See her works in watercolor, oils and pastel for the month of August.  Local artists have been major influence, enabling her to explore new ideas and techniques.  Meet her on August 3 at a reception from 4-7 at the Sutter Creek Gallery, a  co-operative of 30 local artists, where the variety of art is awesome.  Hours: Fri., Sat. 10-6; Thurs., Sun., Mon. 11-5.  35 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.  www.suttercreekgallery.com or call 209-267-0228.

 Little City Studio & Gallery  - A Little of This; A Little of That. Always on exhibit on the high brick walls of this authentic Gold Rush building are eclectic objects d'art, including hand woven creations - rugs, shawls, scarves - produced in the gallery, and a wide variety of art and craft from local artists. Jewelry, original paintings, collage, prints, pottery, sculpture, knits, accessories and more....all at very reasonable prices! Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5   14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601
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  209-223-3339.

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 209-267-9317.

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

Don’t Miss Amador City’s Dancin’ In The Street- Saturdays 6-9pm!
  Last Saturday August 24th- “Old Soles” : Bluegrass and Celtic Music



FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

OVER THE EDGE
ADAM GOTTSTEIN, DAVE HOLOB, AND JOE BELLAMY
Over The Edge plays a wide range of musical styles from jazz and blues, to rockabilly and ballads. Simultaneously performing cover tunes true to the original arrangement in some cases, they also like to put their spin on traditional songs like Summertime, Stormy Monday and Don't Go To Strangers." An event fee of $15/pp ($10.00/pp for wine club members) includes the music and endless pizza. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and relax on our lawn while enjoying the evening and hospitality of Bella Grace. (6-9pm).

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

DARCEL HUNTER
Roaring Camp  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Darcel AND Pat are PERFORMING AT Roaring Camp Mining Company 209-296-4100 P.O. Box 278, Pine Grove, CA 95665 www.roaringcampgold.com New York Steak BBQ & Guided Gold Mine & Gold Panning Tour. LOCATED AT CLINTON BAR IN MOKELUMNE RIVER CANYON

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

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. Join Jazz Uncorked from 6-9pm at BellaGrace in Sutter Creek on August 30th as Dave and Ollie capture the sounds of swing we all love! Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and enjoy a fun-filled evening of music and pizza. 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. 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

JOHN COVERT AND CRYSTAL IMAGE
Roaring Camp 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Roaring Camp Mining Company 209-296-4100 P.O. Box 278, Pine Grove, CA 95665




Arts Education Opportunities

Petroglyphe Gallery To Host

Indoor Watercolor Workshop for All Levels of Artists 

BACK TO THE FUTURE with Dale Laitinen
November 8-10, 2013
 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 Petroglyphe Gallery
 8317 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA

In watercolor sometimes the way forward is to step back to the fundamentals. This 3 day workshop concentrates on the basic transparent watercolor techniques, color mixing, and brush handling. At some point in our painting life we need a bit of brushing up. Break old habits and refresh yourself with new ways to use the basics. This workshop is suitable for not only those new to watercolor but also to veteran painters who would like to enhance their skill at this often challenging medium.

Dale Laitinen is best known for his watercolor paintings of the mountains and deserts of the Western United States. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. Laitinen has conducted workshops throughout the United States and in France. He lives and works in Mountain Ranch, California.

Please visit www.gallerypetroglyphe.com/event/workshops for more info and to download the registration form or call 209-286-1387.  The cost is $295 and registration is limited. Petroglype Gallery is located at 8317 Main Street in historic Mokelumne Hill, California, two blocks of of Highway 49, across from the Hotel Legér. The gallery is open Thursdays through Saturdays 11:30 am - 5:30 pm and Sundays 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Jackson Claim Jumpers Square Dancing
Join the Jackson Claim Jumpers for an Open House on August 5th at the Amador Senior Center, 6:30—9:30 to see what square dancing is really about. Singles, couples, and families are welcome. It is FUN, FITNESS, & FRIENDSHIP set to music. New Dancer Classes start Sept 16th - the first three classes are free!

Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, CA 95642
Additional info: 209 295-7027

Mosaic Classes with Dianne Epperson

Weekend Mosaic workshops at my home outside of Sutter Creek.  You will learn all about the different materials you can use in your mosaics and the type of base to use and about the different adhesives.  You will learn which material and adhesives you can use for outdoor projects vs indoor projects. I will provide all the materials necessary and you will go home with your own finished mosaic art!
The cost is $65 and includes all materials and instruction.  We usually gather about 10 am on Sat until 2 or 3 pm and come back Sun afternoon to grout and finish up, which usually takes a few hours.  It is a very easy and fun art to learn.  Call me or e-mail me if you are interested. I will take a maximum of 12 students per weekend. $25 holds your place in the class.

Dianne Epperson
P.O. Box 1152
Sutter Creek, Ca  95685
209-296-4217


List of weekend classes;

July 20th and 21st
August 17th and 18th    31st and Sept 1st
Sept 14th and 15th        21st and 22nd
Oct   19th and 20th

Fall Art Classes at Children’s Studio
291 Hanford Street. Sutter Creek

Starting on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, classes will be offered Tuesday through Thursday, from 2:30 to 3:30 and 4:00 to 5:00.  

Classes range from one to six students, age 6 to 15.  Topics and art media are selected by children and teacher to fit student interests and experience.

Tuition Fees are $40.00 per month for one student or $60.00 for two children from the same family.  Payment is due on the first meeting of the month.  Scholarships available.

For more information call Pam Sharp, 209-245-3910 or email elshayeb@att.net.


Artist Opportunities


Call for Artists
2013 Holiday Gift Show

In December Hanford St. Gallery in Sutter Creek will present a Holiday Gift Show featuring Fine Art Crafts.

We are looking for work in the following mediums: jewelry, wood, stone, glass, metal, ceramic , fiber art, toys, unscented candles and bath products, and other handmade items.

Please NO drawings, photographs, or paintings except as note/greeting cards in packaged sets.

We will be selling pieces for $100 and below.  Experience shows that sales are best when most items are priced between $15-$65, with the most popular jewelry items selling from $15-$35.

Interested artists should submit descriptions, pricing information and sample photos of their proposed sale items as email attachments to the gallery at: hanfordstgallery@volcano.net  Submission deadline is October 1, 2013.

The gallery will provide small tables (card table size or smaller.)  Hanford St. Gallery operates on a 30% commission, there are no entry fees and selected artists will be notified by October 15 at the latest.  We have no display cases so any locked display must be provided by the artist.

Stockton Art League
3rd Fall Regional Open Juried Show 
September 3~26, 2013
Exhibition dates: September 3 – 26, 2013
Entry and Fee: $15 per entry prepaid and mailed in with enclosed entry form. Entries must contain full payment. No new entries accepted day of hand-delivery.
Awards: $1425 in Cash Awards Awards depend upon number of entries per category. Best of Show
First/Second per Category Honorable Mention at Jurors Discretion.
Questions: Contact Maria Flumiani
(Chair) 209-603-2375 or mflumiani@sbcglobal.net
Five (5) entries allowed per artist
DEADLINE: AUGUST 24TH! Entry form with payment accepted with postmark of August 24th. No entries accepted beyond that date. 
Reception: Saturday September 14, 2013 4:00~7:00 pm 


Community Theatre

Volcano Theatre Company
is proud to present The Wizard of Oz like you’ve never seen it before. 
Bringing new energy and ideas to the stage, Director Beth Barnard still holds true to the magical fantasy of the original book written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum, which has been adapted for the stage by Adele Thane.  Featuring original music by David Vasquez with fresh and exciting choreography by Cara Agustin, people will recognize the show and characters they’ve always loved, but they will feel the enthusiasm from a new generation of artists who love Dorothy as much as their parents do.

Come see the fantastical imagery created by artist Leslie Vasquez on the set and the dynamic costumes and makeup fashioned for the characters by Kittra Hutchins, Lana Withee, Heidi Peden and Genia Kinman.  Among the large cast of over 30 actors and dancers Alexis Lewis (Christmas Yet to Come) plays Dorothy, the adorable Kate Hicks (new to the VTC) is Toto, the Scarecrow is played by Christopher Graham (Pride & Prejudice), the Tin Woodman by Jack Mitchell (new to the VTC) and the Cowardly Lion by Alex Sharp (Relative Values).

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most loved children’s stories in America, don’t miss this chance to travel with Dorothy down the yellow brick road.  The show opens Friday August 9th at 8pm and runs through September 7th with a special Sunday performance on September 1st.  Tickets are $16 General Admission, $14 Seniors 62 and over, and $11 for students under 18.

The Amphitheatre seating is outdoors and limited to 275.  Come early with a picnic (doors open at 6:30) and layer up for cool nights.  Bring your own folding chair, high back chairs will be seated in back.  Tickets are available online at www.volcantotheatre.org and at Hein & Company Bookstore, 204 Main Street in Jackson.


Main Street Theatre Works presents:
Sherlock’s Last Case puts the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, in the center of the action, when he receives a death threat from the son of his late nemesis, Professor Moriarty. The plot then twists and turns until Holmes finds himself imprisoned in a dank cellar and left to die. But this is classic Sherlock, so there are always surprises and, in Sherlock’s Last Case, lots of laughs, all leading to a stunning final twist that will surely catch you by complete and breath-stopping surprise. Winner of the Louis B. Mayer Award, Sherlock’s Last Case runs August 9th thru September 7th
Performance Dates and Times
Sherlock’s Last Case
Fridays and Saturdays
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics, Show starts at 8:00pm
August 9th  – September 7th 

Ticket Prices
Adults - $17.50
Students/Children 18 & under - $12.00
Family Pack (2 adults/2 students) - $49.00

Tickets available at the gate or on-line at


Thanks for supporting the Arts in Amador County!
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