Here are some of the arts activities coming up around Amador
Special Goings-on at AmadorArts Gallery over Easter Weekend!
During Easter Weekend, meet featured artists in the gallery of AmadorArts. Located in Sutter Creek at 11-A Randolph St., one block off Main St., the tiny but mighty gallery is currently showing the works of Jim Glanton, a former architectural illustrator, and ceramic artist Janet Piccola. Meet and chat with Glanton on in the gallery from . On , same times, watch Piccola demonstrate some of the basic principles of pottery making using the potter's wheel. You'll be able to watch the process of 'throwing' clay on the wheel and touch freshly thrown clay.
AmadorArts Gallery - Jim Glanton and Janet Piccola – After 50 years as an architectural illustrator Glanton now creates and successfully sells his realistic watercolors and abstract acrylics. Janet Piccola, after retiring from CalFire is now a ceramic artist who loves the tactile qualities of creating in clay and the surprises achieved from using the wheel, and experimenting with glazing and firing. Both artists will be hosted at a reception in their honor on Saturday, April 5, from coinciding with the First Art Trek. Operated by the non-profit AmadorArts, the gallery is at 11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek, and is open weekends and weekdays, , except Wednesdays.
Turn off Main St. one block by the Back Roads Café, adjacent to the historic Monteverde Store Museum. www.amadorarts.org
Little City Studio & Gallery - A Kaleidoscope of Local Art: Newly quilted works by Sandy Wagner including "About to Bloom" and "Water Falling", plus jackets featuring an impeccable technique using her hand-dyed textiles along with commercial fabrics. Cathleen Berglund has new work, "Mat's Shoes, Locke, Ca" which she claims as her all-time favorite! Four other paintings reflect her personal and very recognizable 'architectural' style. New pottery from Marilyn Baldwin spotlights a crystallizing glaze which adds luminosity to the surface of her slabwork pieces. Bruce Peccianti has brought in more of his intriguing "zen doodles" drawings, highly-likable pen and ink works of tea pots or natural subjects, and a larger collage piece as well. Gallery hours are , , and from 10-5. On Art Trek Saturdays, the gallery stays open a bit later for your convenience. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601. Call 209-267-9189 for info.
Gallery 10 - Foothill Reflections: New Paintings by Julie Trail – She has been discovering the way the California foothills are reflected in various bodies of water: streams, rivers, creeks, ponds, and fresh rainwater puddles. In both watercolor and oil paintings, Julie's newest collection explores the way water draws us into a place, giving us a clean, new, fresh view of the landscape. A champagne reception, catered by Susan's Place, will take place at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek, on Saturday, April 5, 2-4 pm. The Gallery is open Thursdays through Mondays between 11 and 5. For further information contact 209-267-0203 or visitwww.gallery10suttercreek.
Sutter Creek Gallery - Janice Freischlag is the featured artist for April, who says, “My passion is to bring life to my art with color, style and textures that stimulate all the senses.” She began her fascination with art in 1989 while living in Wiesbaden, Germany, when she learned Bauernmalerei, a German folk art. Upon returning to the U.S., she expanded her skills and took up oil painting and was soon getting commissions for pet portraits and more. She is now accomplished in a wide range of painting media in which she creates images of florals, animals, and seascapes at her Lake Comanche home. A reception in her honor will be held on Saturday, April 5, from Spend some time with Jan Freischlag at her reception which is part of the First Art Trek. She is one of 30 local artists exhibiting at the cooperative located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street. Sutter Creek Gallery is open , , and , and For additional information, call 209-267-0228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fine Eye Gallery – Small Infinities - Mixed Media Paintings by Joseph Bellacera and Ceramic Paintings by James Aarons. ; Art Trek, Saturday, April 5, 1-6pm. New work by Sacramento painter Joseph Bellacera combines the trickery of physical trompe l’oeil with deeply mysterious gestures of animated anemones, big blushes of supernovas and the sublime quiet of cells dividing. The Fine Eye’s own James Aarons will present panels, each of which is a muscular sheet of super smooth, ultra flat clay awash with white space where there is plenty of room for the eye to move about. These are reflections of the urban landscape, its structures, its shadows and its mystery. Both artists have looked to our environment to observe the quality and function of light. 71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Gallery Hours: daily. www.fineeye.com or call209-267-0571.
Petroglyphe Gallery - Raku Ceramics of Harry Nakamoto His works are fired using processes adapted from historic and prehistoric times. One process, Raku, first used in sixteenth century Japan to fire tea ceremony vessels, involves extreme and very rapid temperature changes that would shatter ordinary pottery. Another process, the Anagama... "cave kiln" in Japanese, is an ancient design that was abandoned about three hundred years ago and revived in the early part of the last century. The firing process involves stoking firewood in to the kiln for seventeen hours each of the five consecutive days required to complete the cycle.
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.
Mother Lode Friends of Muisc
www.mlfm.org or call(209) 293-4227 for more information.. The Mother Lode Friends of Music presents a concert of chamber music featuring the Friction Quartet, a nationally acclaimed ensemble of string players from the San Francisco Bay Area. They perform the String Quartet No. 2 of contemporary American composer David Conte and are joined by clarinetist Roman Fukshanksky in the Quintet for Clarinet and Strings of Johannes Brahms. Free admission. Go to
Viviana Guzman, Flutist to Perform at Petroglyphe Gallery!
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Petroglyphe Gallery is honored to feature Viviana Guzman as the opening performer for their 2014 concert series. Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, Viviana performs over 50 concerts a year throughout the world. She has been featured on programs for PBS, NBC, and NPR, and has performed in 122 countries, and in all 7 continents, often featuring flutes from her collection of over 100 gathered from concert tours. Viviana studied with Albert Tipton and and graduated from the Juilliard School of Music. A former member of the Houston Grand Opera and the New World Symphony, she has released eight CDs and has performed as a soloist with 65 ensembles across the globe.
Enjoy wine & light appetizers before the show included in ticket price. Seating is limited and tickets are on sale now at Petroglyphe Gallery -- stop by, call or e-mail to purchase. All ticket sales are final. Advance purchase: $21.00. Day of event (if available) $23.00
Petroglyphe Gallery is located at 8317 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, California, two blocks off of Highway 49, across the street from the historic Hotel Legér,209-286-1387, www.gallerypetroglyphe.com.
The gallery is open Thursdays through Saturdays11:30 am - and Sundays .
Let’s go to the movies, Let’s go see the stars.... The Amador Choraliers present “Movie Night”!
The Choraliers spring concert series begins and concludes at the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Center in Martell on . Doors open a ½ hour before show time. Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased in advance at the Amador County Chamber of Commerce on Main St. in Jackson.
Call 223-0350. Advance tickets are highly recommended as seating is limited at both venues. For more information call Carole at 209-743-9258.
For a Complete Schedule of Music Events in Amador County please go to Amador Student Music Fund
Arts Education Opportunities
HUBArts After School Program Theatre Project : . Classes FREE and open to 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
go to www.amadorarts.org for a complete schedule of classes
Youth will meet Tuesdays at Wednesdays at to work with Laurie Story Vela in creating and performing their own unique play to be performed at the next Arts Networking Event at the HUB on .
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.
Call to Artists for Amador Artist Open Studios
Come , the public will be invited to discover the richness and variety of artistic talent to be found here in Amador County. This free, self-guided tourwill allow visitors to wander through working studios and visit with artists in a variety of media. Participating artists submit a piece of artwork to be raffled off during the event. Proceeds support the Amador County Artists Association’s Scholarship Program and Annual Student Art Show.
The Artists Association is currently offering county artists the opportunity to participate in this annual event in order to show and sell their work. This event has been well attended in previous years and has featured the county’s finest artists.
Contact Judy Day at 209-223-1347 or email@example.com for more information and to obtain an application. Completed applications and fees must be received by .
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA (Deadline: )
The 58th Juried Exhibition at The Haggin Museum sponsored by Stockton Art League. . Cash awards over $5000.
Open to all US artists. No photography or computer art. Smarter Entry deadline https://client.smarterentry.
Click on “Haggin Museum 58th Juried Exhibition”. It is under the heading “Available Shows”. Prospectus: www.stocktonartleague.org
Juror: Dale Laitinen. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call to Artists
California State University Chico is seeking applicants for a commissioned exterior artwork for the new Arts & Humanities building, currently under construction. The project budget is $70,000 and is open to professional artists working in the United States. Please view the complete RFQ athttp://www.csuchico.edu/purc/
Amador Sober Grad Night is looking for a sketch artist do quick funny sketches of some of the students. Hoping to locate someone in that would be willing to donate (or for a small fee) their time and skill on .
Other Community Arts Events
Gem & Craft Fair at Kennedy Mine, off Hwys 49/88 in Jackson,
Rocks, slabs, crafted jewelry, clothing, jewelry boxes, quilts, hand painted gourds and many other hand crafted items, food & picnic area. Show is FREE, parking is $2.00. Tour of historic Kennedy Mine for small fee.
Happy Easter from AmadorArts - We encourage you to get colorful & creativewith those eggs!
Thanks for supporting the Arts in Amador County!
To become a member of AmadorArts visit www.amadorarts.org