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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sierra Needlers February Meeting

I am looking forward to being the Guest Speaker at the Serria Needler's February meeting.  Not only will I enjoy sharing my work but it is a coming home experience. I was born in Auburn and lived there until I was 9-10. Later I returned for just one day-  my wedding!

The meeting will be fun, as I trace my journey as a quilter and artist.  Work shown will start with a very crooked under-water quilt through to my new work that combines pottery and fabric.  That piece called Hard &Soft recently was awarded 2nd Place for Placer Art League event at General Gomez Gallery. 

Meeting is on Saturday, Feb 20, at 9:30, address 350 Nevada St in the Library.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Exploring New Looks with Success

Hard & Soft
Here is what I have been exploring, and it won 2nd Place at the Placer Art League show at the General Gomez Gallery in Auburn.  
The outside is made of bisque/fire clay and painted.  The center is my favorite fabric with beads, trapunto, and fibers.  
My first love was clay.  If you are old enough, you will remember how Sac State College (now universety  had a display at the State Fair.  Every year I would watch students working on the pottery wheel.  It was like magic!  Back in the 70/80's I took lessons from Bill Jackson.  But soon I got tired of round pots and then got distracted by work.  Now I have a little room to play with clay and paint.  Lucky me!
So know you know why I haven't been posting much - I was recharging my batteries.  

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Art Gallery in Auburn - and I'm in it!

Fish Dreams
My Fish Dreams has been selected for the AQUA VISTAS show at the new General Gomez ARTS and Events Center.  This is their first show and I am excited to be included.  The center is owned and operated by a Sister/Brother team who named their gallery after a Great Grandfather who owned the original building.  They are local people supporting local art - a wonderful thing.  Below are the particulars so I hope you can visit sometime soon.

                                 AQUA VISTAS
The Spirit & Essence of Water & the Activities Surrounding Water.
Reception - Saturday - March 28  6:30 - 9 PM
Show - March 28 - April 25, 2015
    General Gomez ARTS Center
    808 Lincoln Way
    Auburn CA   Phone 530-745-4230
    Hours - M-Th  10-5,  F, Sat, & Sun  10-8

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Another show! The Gallery at 48 Natoma

Point II

This is an example from the show -
                  "ARTful Women - Six Voices in Cloth"  
Myself with Sandra Poteet, Lin Schiffner, Ann Sanderson, Gail Sims and Joan Dyer are having a show at the Gallery at 48 Natoma.
The show will provide you with a wide variety of styles, a real feast for your eyes.
Show dates:  January 23 - March 12, 2015
RECEPTION:  JAN 23   6-8:00PM
Where:  The Gallery at 48 Natoma
              48 Natoma St.
              Folsom, CA  94530
Hours:  Moday - Friday 9am-5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings 6-8pm
Hope you can make the show and/or reception.

Good News

Shadow on the Sea
The good, no great news, is that I sold my "Shadow on the Sea" at the Pence Gallery in Davis!  What fun and how great to think it is hung and appreciated in someone's home.  
As mentioned before, I have in the past forgotten how my art can become someone's enjoyment.  Now when working, I'm thinking of how art is really for someone out in the world.  The artist enjoys the creation for a period of time, but the owner will enjoy it for years and it will become a familiar thing in their environment.  This  perspective is very satisfying to me.
Thanks again to all my friends that journeyed down to Davis to view the show.  The reception was made special by having friends celebrate with me.  I won't think back fondly on the Pence gallery, without remembering my friends.
Thank you to Natalie Nelson, Director/Curator, for all her assistance in the selection process and hanging of the show.  I enjoyed working with her and her associates.