Calaveras Artists Open their Studios for the 8th year in a row
for Public Viewing on September 28 & 29
Calaveras artists are excited to welcome you into their homes and studios from which you can see and purchase their creations. Greet and talk with over 25 artists during the Calaveras Artists Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29. Artists from past years tours return and new artists to the tour join in. The Artists Studio Tour brings artists and art lovers together in relaxed and friendly environments where the various elements of art are shared and enjoyed.
Artists will be on hand from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days for questions and discussion as they “show their process” and reveal how, why and where they create their artwork. Purchase original art, prints or unique gift items directly from the artist.
The tour is self-guiding through the purchase of a $10 per person “Passport.” The passport is pocket sized and includes a color photograph of a sample of each artist’s work. The map inside the passport guides you to 12 different sites where artist work or display their art. You will travel through Calaveras County back roads and country neighborhoods in Arnold, Murphys, Angels Camp, San Andreas, Glencoe, Mokelumne Hill, and Mountain Ranch. Spread your trip over both Saturday and Sunday for a leisurely journey through the dramatic fall landscape. Simply pack up family and friends and discover that Calaveras art is as enjoyable as its wine and gold rush towns.
Each unique location will bring a satisfying experience that deepens your understanding of the importance of art in our culture.
Artists in this year’s tour include George Durkee, Oil; Sharon Armstrong, Mask Making and Mixed Media, James Bass, Ceramics; Kevin Brady, Mixed Media & Cartoonist; Sharon Baker, Watercolor, Pastel and Oil Painting; Patty Payne, Oil and Mixed Media, Gordon Branch, Custom Electric Guitars; Donnasue Jacobi, Hand-Painted Photography and Hand-Bound Books; Fred Roessler, Photography; Steven Hall, Ceramics; Judie Cain, Oil; Barbara Conley, Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor; Ty Childress, Photography & Digital Art; Larry Mersek, Mountain Frames; Randy Klassen, Watercolor; Thomas White, Pen, Ink and Colored Pencil; Cate Culver, Watercolor, Acrylic & Mixed Media; Libby Fife, Acrylic; Lori Kelly, Acrylic Painting and Ceramic Sculpture; Debra Marlene, Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil Painting; Debra Lawlor, Functional Pottery; Ruth Morrow, Watercolor & Mixed Media; Pamela Quyle, Ceramics & Jewelry; Margaret Roberts, Watercolor & Oil; Skip Saterlee, Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic; Sonya Ziegler, Acrylic & Pastel.
Passports can be purchased during the tour at the studios or at Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main St., San Andreas. For a list of additional passport outlets, visit www.calaverasarts.org. For more information or to reserve Artists Studio Tour Passports, call (209) 754-1774.
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.
Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri. & Saturdays 1-4pm. 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. 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 -
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.”
Schedule Courtesy of Amador Student Music Fund
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
AN EVENING WITH HOUSE OF FLOYD
JACKSON, CA- Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes House of Floyd to our Grand Oak Ballroom on Saturday, September 28.
Over the past five years, House of Floyd has been performing the music of Pink Floyd, and has gained a strong following for their unique ability to enthuse both the hard-core fans from Pink Floyd’s earlier days and those fans who enjoyed the songs and soundscape of the later Pink Floyd music era. House of Floyd captures the essence of the formative Syd Barrett days, the group era of the 70’s and the final post-Waters tour.
House of Floyd affords audiences two sets incorporation sound effects, lights, lasers and video projections that include the original, and legendary, backing films used by Pink Floyd. These musicians offer those who never got to experience Pink Floyd the chance to see what made the original shows so extraordinary.
Come and experience the legendary Pink Floyd in only a way that House of Floyd could reproduce. Door open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $10 for Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available only at the Casino Cashier Cage and starting at $20 for non-Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available at the Casino Cashier Cage or online at JacksonCasino.com.
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information, call 800-822-9466 or visit JacksonCasino.com.
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]
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Mother Lode Friends of Music presents:
Jazz + Classical Fusion Concert featuring Ron Brickman, pianist
Followed by a catered buffet dinner
Sunday, September 29, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Brickman residence, 22021 Highway 26
West Point, CA
Price of admission per person: $35
Ticket information: Advance purchase of tickets is required. Seating is limited and reservation requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchase your tickets in person at Mother Lode Music, Prospect Plaza, Martell (near Safeway), 209- Thanks for supporting the Arts in Amador County!
Arts Education Opportunities
CHINA PAINTING WITH MARGARET ANWAY
NOW IS THE TIME TO PAINT YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS. PAINT ON FINE CHINA OR GLASS.
MARGARET ANWAY HAS DECADES OF EXPERIENCE PAINTING AS WELL AS TEACHING CHINA AND GLASS PAINTING . SHE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN "THE CHINA DECORATOR" MAGAZINE. SHE IS HAPPY TEACHING BEGINNING ARTISTS AS WELL AS PROFESSIONAL AND IS FLEXIBLE TO YOUR NEEDS.
CLASSES ARE: TUES MORNINGS 9-12
MARGARET ANWAY'S HOUSE 26601 HIGH TREE AVE. PIONEER 95666
PLEASE CALL MARGARET AT 295-8836 TO SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST CLASS OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CLASS.
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
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.
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
Beginning Square Dance Classes start Monday, Sept. 16 in Jackson.
Square dancing is fun, fitness and friendship set to music! The Jackson Claim Jumpers square dance club will hold beginning square dance classes starting Sept 16, 6:30 pm at the Amador Senior Center on New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Couples, singles and families welcome.The fiirst three classes are free, so come try it out. Questions? Call New Dancer Coordinator Lucy Hackett at 223-4603.
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.