1st Saturday Art Trek for December 7 will Feature a New Set of Artists Whose Works Can Be Seen for the Entire Month of December.
Notable for your free gallery-hopping fun on December 7th is that many galleries are having special holiday exhibits, such as the Hanford St. Gallery, the AmadorArts Gallery, the Fine Eye Gallery and at the Little City Studio and Gallery.
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 or later. 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 December :
AmadorArts Gallery - “Unique Jewelry” by eight local artists. Just in time for holiday gift-giving, all work will be between $25 and $99; some even a bit less! One commonality of the artists is the enjoyment of experimenting with different materials and then, developing their own flair. Artists are Karen Crane, Roberta Hughes, Donna Lynn Keever, Kathy Martinez, Gayle Mayhew, Marie Martz-Mort, Edie Schembri, and Carolene Wiser. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, December 7th from 4-6 pm, coinciding with the Art Trek. Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri.; and 1-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays in December. 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
Carolene Wiser is one of eight artists whose jewelry will be for sale at AmadorArts Gallery
Hanford St. Gallery - Holiday Gift Show - Fine Art Crafts by 20 artists. With everything priced under $100, this is the perfect opportunity to find that unique gift at an affordable price. From ceramics to tea towels and wood boxes to beeswax candles this irresistible collection offers something for everyone. Hanford St. Gallery located at 291 Hanford St. (next to the Days Inn) in Sutter Creek is open Thursday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm and the show will run through Sunday, Dec. 22. There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday December 7th from 4 to 7pm and you are invited to join the festivities as part of the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek. 209.267.8074. www.hanfordstgallery.com
Many gift ideas at Hanford St. Gallery
Little City Studio & Gallery - A kaleidoscope of lovely handmade artsy gifts. Jewelry, scarves, artwork, woven goods, textile art, pottery, craft items, cards - all colorfully displayed in our beautiful old brick shop. Consignment clothing as well, for your sartorial splendor! Everything at very reasonable prices.
Come by on Sat, Dec. 7th for their special Art Trek reception! Open Fri, Sat, and Sun from 10-5. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601 209-267-9189
Gallery 10 - Ted Smith, Abstract Paintings. See his most recent works, done in oil, acrylic and watercolor media, which will be on display at Gallery 10 throughout December. These are large, brilliantly colored canvasses that portray what the viewer wishes to imagine. A reception honoring Ted will be held on Saturday, December 7 at Gallery 10 on 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek between 2 pm and 4 pm. The public is invited to meet the artist while enjoying light refreshments from Susan’s Place. The Gallery is open Thursday – Monday from 11:00 – 5:00. It will also be open most Wednesdays during December. For further information, contact the gallery at 209-657-0203 or visit the website at www.gallery10suttercreek.
Sutter Creek Gallery - You’re sure to find something just right in this cooperative gallery of 30 artists. Located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street, spend some time with some of the artists at a reception on Saturday, Dec. 7th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the First Saturday Art Trek. Hours are 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. www.suttercreekgallery.com
Fine Eye Gallery –“Gather ‘Round” - The holiday season is celebrated here with a selection of hand-made platters, plates and cups from California-based ceramic artists. Mary Camin and Margaret Grisz-Dow have each created a collection for the Fine Eye with graceful, garden-themed designs while Suki Diamond’s works feature jaunty animals. Ross Spangler, Kim McCarthy and Thomas Post have contributed colorful graphic forms. Bonnie Belt’s equestrian and floral motifs punctuate her ultra-functional wares. Cheryl Constantini is known for her work that blends the traditions of Asian pottery with contemporary flair. Also featured are the oil paintings of Ashland, OR artist, Linda Lamore. Gallery Hours: 10:30am – 5:30pm Daily. Fine Eye Holiday Open House: December 6 & 7, 2013. 71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.fineeye.com or call 209-267-0571.
Stylish cups by Kim McCarthy are featured at the Fine Eye Gallery
Petroglyphe Gallery - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season at the Annual Christmas Reception on Sunday, December 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm when the works of over 27 artists will be illuminated by a festive holiday atmosphere. Enjoy wine and light appetizers as you discover the wide range of art to inspire your gift-giving. Visit with many of the gallery’s artists and listen to the live music of guitarist Herb Boxhorn and saxophonist Klaudia Promessi while embracing the warmth of small town Christmas spirit.... Hours: 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.
Sunday, Dec. 15th is the gallery’s annual Christmas Reception
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” so give the gift of art.