Auburn Old Town Gallery in Auburn, California is an artists' cooperative established in 1995. The Gallery features the works of approximately 60 local artists who explore a wide range of media. Visitors to the Gallery can buy original artwork directly from the artists. The Gallery is located at 218 Washington Street in the heart of Old Town Auburn.
Each artist is required to work at the gallery 8 hours a month so when you shop at the Gallery you'll have the opportunity to talk to one of the artists and learn of their techniques.
The Gallery artists are accomplished in their own field; some are nationally and internationally known and many have won awards for their works. Many of the artists also teach classes - find out more on our class listing page.
Are you an artist interested in becoming a member?
Download a membership application as a PDF document
Screenings for new members are held as needed in order to balance and maintain our inventory. We are interested in art in all mediums and screenings are generally held at our bi-monthly membership meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (in January, March, May, July, September and November). Please download the application from the above link and submit it for consideration.
your application is approved, you
will be contacted to bring your work in, or called if we have
further questions about your work. We do not make individual
appointments - you will
be asked to
artwork in on a specific date. Please do
not call the Gallery regarding screening dates and do
not bring in any of your artwork until you have been asked to
List of Artists
Terry Accomando creates functional and decorative ceramic pieces with interesting details, structure and textures. Her beautiful glazes highlight the form of her works
Baxter grew up in Edmonton Alberta, Canada, where she attended
a visual and performing arts school. Over the years she has studied
various mediums, but has always come back to her love of Ukrainian
Easter Eggs (pysanky).
Jaime loves the fact that she can take a chicken egg and turn it into an intricate piece of art using a method that involves wax resist (similar to batik) and egg dye.
Her designs vary from very traditional Ukrainian pysanky, modern designs inspired by tattoo art and Christmas tree ornaments.
Jaime now lives with her family on the historic Baxter ranch in Auburn, California.
See Jaime's interview on Fox 40 News
Read the Auburn Journal article about Jaime
Read the Style Magazine article about Jaime
|Darlene Becker creates contemporary jewelry in silver and gold using unusual gemstones and minerals. After working for over 20 years in the logical world of computers she found her creative outlet when she began a Silversmithing class. The discovery literally changed her life. Now on her new path, Darlene exclaims, “I don't know where it will take me, but I have found my passion!” Darlene’s designs are exhibited in many shows and competitions across Northern California.|
Bellamy uses one line of wire to translate her initial sketch
into its wire counterpart. The finished work takes
on a unique interpretation of the drawing, plus a little whimsy. Nature
inspires her and she has a fondness for animals, so a lot of her work
features them. But
she also likes the feeling of
motion wire gives to a piece, so she has been known to replicate inorganic
images as well, such as bicycles and cars. The length
of wire for one piece can range from 3 to more than 350 feet.
She welcomes commissioned work.
Visit Carol's web site
Photographer Jerry Berry is
self-taught through research, experimentation
perseverance and he uses many different techniques to create his images.
Although he leans towards landscapes, he makes an effort to be limitless in the
variety of subjects he chooses to photograph.
He feels that learning
a variety of situations
and subjects can only improve his art as he continues to expand his knowledge
and stretch the envelope.
Meg Black-Smith, a native of California, has been creating jewelry since 1975. Her flowing forms and lines achieve well thought out sculptural designs. Employing both direct-metal and lost-wax techniques, Meg designs and handcrafts silver and gold jewelry that is both elegant and fun to wear. Incorporated into these settings are gemstones from all over the world that reflect her love for their color and light and enhance each of her one of a kind designs.
Bone has always had a creative side. She has worked with gourds,
faux finishes, various crafts and home remodeling;
but, it's clay that consistently keeps her interested. She
was first introduced to ceramics while attending college at the State
University of New
at Oswego in the mid 80's. Until that
time, she had never touched a piece of clay. She loved it, but did
not get a chance to work with it again until she graduated, moved to
California, got married and had two sons! She now has her own studio
and spends as much time as she can honing her craft.
Lisa loves to try new techniques and has learned from local pottery classes, books, online resources and workshops, and talking with other ceramists. She is especially drawn to Raku and the various types of Raku firing. The unpredictability and element of surprise that lends itself to Raku is always fun.
Larry Brenden has always been drawn to the beauty, mystery and
ever evolving face of nature as a source of strength and renewal. A walk
in the woods or a canyon, whether with or without a camera, gives him
a renewed source of purpose and peace. Because he is drawn to light and
color his photographs often have an abstract quality.
experiences in nature have led him to explore multiple avenues to capture
that magical moment in time where light and spirit combine to produce
a memorable photographic image. His latest journeys through nature seek
to capture images of strength and simplicity. He searches for the moment
that captures the mystical, physical and emotional manifestations of
Brooks has delved into the arts her whole life from drawing to ceramics
and now metal sculpture.
years ago, with the help of her partner Kristen, she began learning how
to create metal sculptures. Her whimsical style can be seen in her heart
collages, musical note arrangements, Dr. Suess X-mas trees and much more.
Recently she has been exploring more three-dimensional sculptures and
adding ceramics and photography to her pieces. She recently won Best
in Show for her series of “Love Notes” at the 20/20 Art Show
at Kennedy Gallery.
In addition to their individual
creations, Jessi and Kristen Hoard combine their talents to create
fun, whimsical and eclectic metal wall
art and sculptures. As a team they collaborate on many of the pieces,
each adding their own element of design, engineering and technique
to the art.
|The main focus of Victoria Brooks' paintings is people, mainly women and children in a natural setting, using photography as well as live models for reference. She strives to capture simple, emotional moments of human interaction within a natural environment in order to evoke a warm and pleasant memory for the viewer. Victoria loves the outdoors and the beauty and charm of small children, so combining the two brings her great joy along with the challenge of trying to capture those wonderful childhood expressions. In addition to her figurative work, Victoria is an avid plein air painter. Visit Victoria's web site|
compelling arguments that she should become an architect, Liz
Collins graduated from The University of Colorado with
a Bachelors of Fine
Art and a lot of “tsssk tsssk’s” from the sidelines.
Noting her artwork's odd perspective with walls and windows out of
plumb, the consensus was that it was just as well she didn't follow
It is exactly this off-kilter look that has become the signature style
of her work.
|Many of Fred
Craig's high definition photos
feature American nostalgia subjects such as vintage tractors and trucks.
|Cherie Danzer, a founder of the Auburn Old Town Gallery, is a multiple discipline artist that included painting, fine metal jewelry, Raku clay sculptures and pottery. Capturing the spirit of objects around her and interpreting this spirit, in painting and clay media and now in stones and silver, is the essence of her work. Cheri experiences a great joy when she can establish a connection to the people through her craft. As a self-taught artist, Cherie has won several awards for her pottery and watercolor art.|
Sandy Delehanty, the act of painting provides a release from the stresses
of life. When she is too busy to
paint, ideas pile up in her brain, images begin to take shape, patterns
begin to form, and she has to make time to get them out and onto canvas
or paper. Painting releases all this caged creative energy and allows
her to relax and have fun! She hopes that the people who give her paintings
new homes get as much enjoyment from viewing them as she did from creating
Sandy began exhibiting her work in galleries in the early 1990s and
has had numerous solo, two person and group shows since that time.
Her paintings have one many awards and have been published in coffee
table books, Best of Flower Painting II and Splash 9, and in Southwest
Art magazine and International Artists magazine. She recently earned
Signature Status with the prestigious California Watercolor Association
after having her third painting accepted in their annual International
Open Watercolor Exhibition.
Pieropan Dong lives in rural Auburn
and enjoys working in a variety of media: oils, pastels, watercolors
and woodblock printing. Her subjects include California landscapes,
still life and portraits. Disappearing relics are a recurring theme
throughout much of her work, capturing abandoned buildings and
cars as nature takes them over. "I like the theme of something
that was once a part of our lives and is now forgotten," she
Visit Patty's web site
pastellist Reif Erickson has been pursuing his art career
for the last 29 years and contributes much of his success to his continuing
practice of painting with pastels “on location” in what
he calls FRESH AIR® painting. Through careful observation and technical
expertise, Reif achieves masterful landscapes of his travels in California,
Hawaii, the Southwest, China and France. Reif's works appear in public,
corporate, and private collections throughout the Pacific Coast.
Lana Federico has
been involved in the arts most all of her life and has been sculpting
for the past fifteen years. She is a prominent San Francisco artist who
recently moved to the Folsom area. Her work has been shown extensively
in the San Francisco Bay Area and is in private collections world-wide.
lettering is not calligrapher Chris Foster's goal.
She uses calligraphy in her art in the hope of evoking a response in
the viewer that hits home about who they are and what they wish to accomplish
in their lives.
E. Foster has been a professional self-employed jeweler focused
in the jewelry arts since 1970. Her past jewelry business included
of antique jewelry, designing and executing precious metal custom jewelry,
and jewelry technique instruction at Sierra college in Rocklin, Mendocino
Art Center, the Learning Exchange in Sacramento and in her Auburn,
Nancy employs many different styles and techniques in the designing of custom pieces for her clientele, resulting in unique jewelry creations, reflecting her ability to work in diverse non-ferrous metals and precious stones as well as pottery shards.
Aside from the aspect of being a self-supporting jewelry artist, Nancy is especially interested in creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry that are catalysts for communication between individuals!
Gray has worked as a designer since Art School days and is
a graduate of The Burnley School of Art in Seattle,
San Jose State, BFA and San Diego State, MFA. Her undergraduate studies
were in glass and textiles. She has taught Beginning
Sewing, Theatre 101, Costume Design, Millinery, Fashion Illustration
and Textiles. At TheatreWorks in Palo Alto she was Costume Director/Designer
until she retired in 2002. She was assistant to the
designers at the Royal National Theatre in London and has worked in the
movie and theater industry. Her costume design work has been seen in
over 25 theatre productions and most recently
she designed "Robinhood, Men in Tights" at CSU, Sacramento.
Hamilton is a veteran watercolor
teacher of 30 years doing workshops and classes in Europe, Canada
western states. Her love of nature comes through in her landscapes and
floral paints. She also has exhibited widely, won awards and
has had more
than 100 solo exhibits. Sonja currently teaches for Placer School for
Visit Sonja's web site
|Barbara Hoffmann finds watercolors to be the most expressive magical way to explore her ideas as she paints detailed still lifes, expressive landscapes, figurative works and abstracts. Arts education is a way of life for Barbara, having taught art at all age levels, directed a state program for professional development for teachers and worked as the education consultant for PlacerArts. She has also conducted many workshops at her retreat center and continues to explore new techniques by attending workshops presented by other artists.|
Old Town Gallery, 2003 - 2013. Last updated August 2013