Friday, August 9, 2013

Amador Arts Update

Last TGIF Concert Tomorrow Night August 9th
Wingnut Adams at Terra d’Oro Winery
Presentation of our 2013 Patron of the Arts Awards


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.

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; 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. 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  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.   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. 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.  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 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.”  

Garden Concert in Sutter Creek
 August 17th

In a dazzling summer garden setting, fit for a wedding, AmadorArts is hosting a fundraising Home Concert on Saturday evening August 17.  Jazz by the Tri-Tone Subs will be the focal point of the intimate event where only 80 guests will be seated around the spacious, shaded grounds of the Sutter Creek home of Diane Olsen and Stan Redkey.  Complimentary appetizers, catered by the Blue Moon Cafe, and an affordable no-host Amador wine bar will complete the pleasures of the evening. 

The garden gates at 37 Anna Avenue in Sutter Creek, will open at 5:30 pm, with the event continuing until about 9:00 pm. This is a fundraiser for AmadorArts, helping the non-profit to continue supporting, promoting and encouraging the arts in local schools and in the community. Admission is $25 per person. Limited seating, so get on the guest list now at or by calling (209) 267-9038.

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. 

Music Events
Schedule Courtesy of Amador Student Music Fund

Don’t Miss Amador City’s Dancin’ In The Street- Saturdays 6-9pm!
This Saturday August 10th catch Mokelumne Crossing.


Helwig Winery 6:30 p.m. 245-5200

Funky Blues, specializing in harmonica. Namd "Band Leader Of The Year" by West Coast Blues Hall Of Fame, Wingnut injects his own life experiences into a funky musical stew that captures hearts and souls everywhere. Amador's own
BARRY DUNCAN will also be performing at the Terra d'Oro Winery in Plymouth.
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. S 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. For more information, visit  or call the Amador arts office/gallery at 209-267-9038.
Darcel will be gracing 73 Main's deck from 6-9 p.m., singing blues as well as cover and original songs. Darcel writes ... "My first love (musically) is the blues, but I have found it impossible to pigeonhole myself into just one style. Basically, it comes down to whether a song does it for me, and if I can bring something of my own to it." Wine is sold by the glass and bottle with endless pizza from Pizza Plus. An event fee of $15/pp ($10/pp for wine club members) is in place for the evening. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and relax on our lawn and start the weekend off right!  Also, performing with Darcel are Pat, Alan and Joe B.


Check out the website ( for a list of musicians who will be performing at this year's festival; or call (209) 405-1563 if you have questions.

5:30 p.m. Winemaker's Dinner at Chatom Vineyards in Calaveras County.One of our perennial favorite places to play...not only for Chatom's superb, award winning wines...but their acoustically superior outdoor courtyard setting makes Over the Edge sound even better than normal. It's like someone turns up the 'talent' button to 11 or some such...
A catered four-course summer menu by Chef David Ingram, paired with delicious wines, will feature us playing the appropriate music, only to have the dance factor elevated after dessert.  1969 Highway 4, Douglas Flat, CA - between Angels Camp and Murphys. 209) 736-6500
(800) 435-8852

Tigerfest, 6:00 p.m.RRF School Fundraiser, Rail Road Flat.

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Roaring Camp Mining Company, P.O. Box 278, Pine Grove, CA 95665.  Located  in Mokelumne River Canyon at Clinton  Bar.  New York Steak BBQ & Guided Gold Mine & Gold Panning Tour.

See August 9th above.


See August 9th above.


5:30 p.m. at the Alchemy Restaurant in Murphys.


Gillette will entertain the audience with the cowboy songs, stories, and guitar strumming. As summer comes early to Calaveras County, it comes to a close early as well. The Gillette Brothers help us say adieu to summer and say adieu on August 14 at Cedar Center in Arnold. 

JACKSON, CA- Foreigner comes to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort on Thursday, August 15 in our outdoor arena next to the Hotel.With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including "Juke Box Hero," "Feels Like The First Time," "Urgent," Head Games," "Say You Will," "Dirty White Boy," "Long, Long Way From Home," and the worldwide #1 hit, "I Want To Know What Love Is." Their music has also been featured in several hit movies including "Rock of Ages," "Magic Mike" and "Pitch Perfect," sending Foreigner downloads skyrocketing.Founded in 1976, the frenetic ride of the core of Foreigner, which remains unchanged more than ten years now, leads the group to a re-emergence of astounding music that speaks to both hard-core Foreigner fans and younger generations.For more on Foreigner visit     Whether it "Feels Like the First Time" or brings back memories come experience Foreigner at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $20 for Dreamcatcher's Club® members, available only at the Casino cage and starting at $40 for non-Dreamcatcher's Club members, available at the Casino cage or online at Must be 21 to purchase tickets and attend the show.
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information, call 800-822-9466 or visit


in Celebration of Banjo Andy is happening August 17th, 2013 at the Sutter Creek Inn 75 Main Street Sutter Creek CA 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Come celebrate Andy and the music that he loved. Free event with suggested $5 or more donation.  

Please save the date, Saturday August 17th, for a very special event, the Band A.I.D.E. (Awesome Instrument Drive Extravaganza) Kick-Off Event: "Pep Band on the Ridge".  Hello, Friends of the ACUSD Band Program.  Since the numbers in the Bands all across the district have grown recently, the District has run out of instruments to loan. So, the Band Program is holding an instrument donation drive sponsored by the Amador Community Foundation. The Kickoff event is a fun afternoon/evening of food and music at the Amador Ridge Shopping Plaza. From 3:00-9:00 PM Dickey's, Roundtable, Oko Sushi, Yogurt Your Way and Jamba Juice will donate 10% of their sales to the Band A.I.D.E. project. At 6:30 PM, the combined high school bands will perform a short pep band concert at the Plaza. You can bring an instrument and or money to donate to the drive, or just eat at the restaurants and help out that way. Going out to eat at your favorite Amador Ridge restaurant, hearing the pep bands and helping put an instrument into the hands of a student - what a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!  The conclusion of the Band A.I.D.E. Instrument Drive is being held in conjunction with the Highway 49 Americana Music Festival on September 7th,  sponsored by KVGC Radio. Details are on flyers and you can find more information by searching for it online or on Facebook. If you like Blues & Rock n Roll, then this is gonna be a killer festival! Amador HS (209)257-7330   

AmadorArts is hosting a fundraising Home Concert on Saturday evening August 17. Jazz by the Tri-Tone Subs will be the focal point of the intimate event where only 80 guests will be seated around the spacious, shaded grounds of the Sutter Creek home of Diane Olsen and Stan Redkey. Complimentary appetizers, catered by the Blue Moon Cafe, and an affordable no-host Amador wine bar will complete the pleasures of the evening.
The garden gates at 37 Anna Avenue in Sutter Creek, will open at 5:30 pm, with the event continuing until about 9:00 pm. This is a fundraiser for AmadorArts, helping the non-profit to continue supporting, promoting and encouraging the arts in local schools and in the community. Admission is $25. per person. 
Limited seating, so get on the guest list now by calling    (209) 267-9038 or visit

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Roaring Camp Mining Company 209-296-4100 P.O. Box 278, Pine Grove, CA 95665 New York Steak BBQ & Guided Gold Mine & Gold Panning Tour. Located at Clinton Bar in Mokelumne River Canyon. 

4:00 P.M.  CLASS OF 1973 REUNION  St. George Hotel in Volcano.

presents a concert of arias by Richard Wagner and other composers by international opera singers; tenor, Roy Stevens and soprano,  Annalisa Winberg, with 17-year old soprano, Carolina Stevens and pianist, Jonathan Kuhner. The concert will be followed by a buffet of German specialties and wines. At the home of Richard and Sheila Vinson in Buckhorn. $25 per person.
Tickets sold at Mother Lode Music, Prospect Plaza, Jackson. Call 209-223-4232 for information or go to

2:00 P.M. Munnerlyns' Ice Creamery Anniversary Party.  20145 State Highway 88, Pine Grove, CA

Arts Education Opportunities

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

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

Artist Opportunities
Calling All Artists for Bus Rapid Transit Project

FRESNO, CALIF. – The City of FRESNO (City) is accepting qualifications and proposals from artists/teams to provide ART SERVICES for the BRT PROJECT. The proposed project is a 15.7 mile BRT corridor extending from north Fresno through downtown to the east.  The route will follow Blackstone Avenue in the northern corridor, through downtown, and continue east along Ventura/Kings Canyon Road.  Along the route, there will be 51 stations that allow passengers to access the buses.  Each station will include a custom designed shelter, railings, passenger waiting amenities, and signage on raised platforms to facilitate easy and quick access to the buses.  

The City is seeking to commission one to six artists/teams to design, fabricate, and possibly install functionally integrated public art for this project.

Interested artists/teams may obtain a copy of the RFQ/P for ART SERVICES through The City of Fresno Bid opportunities at 

A Pre-Bidders workshop will be held August 8, 2013 at the Fresno Arts Council 1245 Van Ness Ave. Fresno, CA

Prior to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Submit completed Bids to:

Judith Nishi
Community Coordinator
City of Fresno Department of Transportation
Fresno Area Express (FAX)
2223 G Street
Administration Building
Fresno, CA  93706-1600
(559) 621-1455

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
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 

Olive Hyde Art Guild 31st Annual Gala, Holiday Show & Sale
is soliciting artists and craftsman to participate in the 31st annual show and sale held this December.  Submissions are due by August 16th.
If you are interested please visit or email

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 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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