Our gallery members are always up to something! Sonja Hamilton has been teaching free plein air classes in Yosemite Valley for many years. She just finished her weeklong class in May. What a bonus for Yosemite Valley visitors!
New to our gallery is painter and Interior Designer, Priscilla Alden Roach. Priscilla has taken these two skills and combined them into a love for resurrecting discarded furniture pieces. The creative process starts the minute she comes across that old dresser, chair, stool, bowl, etc. and doesn’t stop until she finishes designing and painting it. Each piece she creates requires many, many hours of preparation, designing, and painting. Each piece is unique. Inspiration for her art comes from flowers, fruit, vegetables, animals, fish, insects, American Folk Art, and ethnic patterns from around the world as well as her surroundings in the beautiful foothills of Northern California.
Priscilla graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Fine Arts. She has won awards at the state and local levels, and her work can be found as far away as India and Ireland. Come to the gallery and see her extraordinary artwork!
On June 15, 2017, our gallery will be hosting the Auburn Chamber of Commerce Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 in the parking lot adjacent to the Auburn Old Town Gallery. This is a fun way for local business owners to network. Or come and meet some local business owners. There will be finger foods and the gallery will be open right next door!!
Larry Brenden’s acclaimed photography is a must-see at our gallery. Larry just won First Place for his photograph, “Fall Reflections”, at the Placer Arts League Open Juried Show at the General Gomez Arts and Event Center in Auburn. Larry also had a second piece accepted into this show, “Tenderness”. This show runs through June 12, however, you can see both these pieces at our gallery! We are proud of our award-winning artists!
Ann Ranlett, our award-winning scratchboard artist, just added another ribbon to her collection! Ann won First Place for “K9 Ronin” in the “Mixed Media/Other Media” category at the Placer Arts League Open Juried Show at the General Gomez Arts and Event Center in Auburn. This show runs through June 12, and this piece will return to her wall at the gallery. Come see all of Ann’s sensational scratchboard artwork at the gallery!
Welcome our new watercolor artist, Jerianne Van Dijk, a fabulous addition to our gallery! You can see her amazing watercolors in our gallery. Jerianne is also showing her artwork in a special show: “Jerianne Van Dijk, Watercolors”, at the South Pine Café on Pine Street in Nevada City. This show runs from June 1 – July 12. The café is open every day from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
“Wild Things”, art portraying animals, opens June 1 – 30 at the Auburn Old Town Gallery! The reception will be held Friday, June 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Free to all with music and refreshments! Join us and then enjoy the rest of the Auburn Art Walk that evening.
Here are some samples of Wild Things, compliments of our own, Sandy Delehanty!
Our own Patty Pieropan Dong is offering children and adult classes and workshops this summer! Her summer student art workshops will be held June 12-23 and June 26-July 7 for students aged 6 and up. Students can learn drawing and painting skills, or experience art techniques from around the world.
For adults, Patty is offering a getaway workshop in Salmon Creek on July 22- 23. The emphasis will be painting coastal vistas!
For more information call Patty at (530) 823-1963 or email at email@example.com. Her website also has more information:
Three of our own artists will be showcased in the “Wings, Water, and other Wonders” show at The Artery Gallery in Davis! Linda Miller, Marjan Kluepfel, and Dianne Van de Carr will have their fabric, glass, and painting artwork on display from June 2-26. There will be a reception June 9, from 7-9 pm. For more information, go to www.TheArtery.net.