How Do They Do It?

We thought it would be fun to get to know something about our artists here at AOTG. As information becomes available we will write a little about each artist in the gallery.

So here are nine artists and how they do what they do so well!

Sandy Lindblad~Painter

“When I work, I like to listen to music. I usually create several paintings at once. I like to go back and forth between paintings taking them to different stages, whether I’m working on a commission or creating a painting for a show. And during breaks from my art, I play with my animals.”

Carol Bellamy~Wire Artist

“My art consists of one line of wire bent and twisted on itself translating the original design into it’s wire counterpart. Along with the freedom to follow my own rules I can do my creating almost anywhere. All I need is a spool of wire and my needle nose pliers and a chair.”

Chris Foster~Painter/Calligrapher

“I work alone in my studio. Usually on three or four paintings at a time. One speaks to the next. I stand at a drafting table. Music playing in he background. Sometimes I dance.”

Meg Black-Smith

“I work out of my home in my studio, often listening to music. I have windows that look out into the trees, garden and sky. I like going into a sort of trance and just working away with no interruptions.”

Stacey Lamothe~Jeweler

“I use a multi-step metal-working process to make my art involving various tools like my trusty torch, saw and an arsenal of other gadgets that help me create on a daily basis.”

Doug Parks~Photographer

“I am lucky enough that my artwork requires that I am in nature to capture her beauty.”

Patty Pieropan-Dong

“Love of the process of painting. Observation and inspiration. Practice. My Mother was a wonderful artist. It has always been part of my life.”

Connie Rodriguez~Painter

“I love going out to my studio. I seem to be ready to get my brushes in paint whenever I get out there. I never bring an devices, cell phone, etc. so that when I paint I am lost in time. I love looking at art; I feel inspired to paint and I just start creating. I usually paint on 2 or 3 canvases at a time, as I need to wait until layers dry to add others. I also start with titles, and write them down when a great title comes my way. Nature is a big inspiration for me. Being in nature and with nature is a spiritual experience. I am energized by being outdoors and grateful to live in such a beautiful part of our country.”

Susan Stoll~Photographer

“I am a photographer. My work primarily features macro digital images of nature. My pursuits in photography are a means of sharing the beauty, patterns, and intricacies found in nature.”


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Upcoming Workshops by AOTG Artists

Here are two hands-on opportunities to learn how they do it:


Shannon Morgan (glass artist), website:

Pumpkin Palooza

Sat. Sept. 21 8:00 & 11:00 am

Sun. Sept. 22 8:00 & 11:00am

Cost $75

Check out website for complete information:

Book now!

Also from Shannon:

Ornament Experience

Dates: Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15

Time: 9:00 & 11:30am

Cost; $75

Space limited. Book Now!

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September 20% Off Sale Until September 22

Come in this week if you have been eyeing that piece of glass, or that certain necklace, or that piece of fabric art, or that photograph, or that painting, or that bowl, plate, wall hanging, or piec of metal art because they are all on sale! Continuing this week, Auburn Old Town Gallery has everything in the gallery on sale at 20% off. The sale runs through Sunday, the 22.

The gallery will be open for the Co-Op Night in Old Town Auburn Thursday, September 19 from 5 to 9pm. Come by, get to know some of the artists, and get that piece of art you have been wanting.


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September Newsletter – Annual Sale and More!

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Upcoming workshops!

Have you ever wanted to try scratchboard? Or learn what it is? You’ll have a couple of opportunities soon. Ann Ranlett, MSA will demo her technique at the Gallery on Thursday night (from 5 – 8:30) during the Old Town Co-Op, and she’s teaching a workshop in Auburn on August 17th.…/scratchboard-workshop-august-17th-aubu…


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KVIE Auction Oct 4-6, 2019

Huge congrats to AOTG member Neal DeVore who’s work was accepted into KVIE Art Auction being held OCT 4-6, 2019.

Large 18′ curly maple dyed platter


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AOTG Member Patty Pieropan Dong is offering some cool events/workshops. Please click the image for more information.


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Is Oliver, Bella or Charlie stumped on what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Well, help those fur babies out! Our artists have the perfect gift for moms of every sort. Paw print mosaic by Lori Humphrey

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2 Studios Tours – Mother’s Day Weekend

A number of our artists are participating in Open Studios Tours on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 11th & 12th.

Click on either image for more information and a map.

Loomis Art Loop:
Judy Butler, Sandy Delehanty, Phill Evans, Lori Humphrey, Jenn Norpchen, Ann Ranlett, Keith Smith, Merridee Smith


North Auburn Art Studios Tour:
Sonja Hamilton, Patty Pieropan Dong, Ardith Gray, Diane Tharp, Nicholson van Altena Glass

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“We Give You Our Heart”

Sunday, February 10th, 12 – 3:30 pm

Gallery Members’ Creative Hands


Visit the gallery and paint a clay heart to take home. Seven of our gallery members made nearly 300 hearts to share! It’s a unique, personal gift for that special someone or our gift to you. It’s all part of the “Taste of Chocolate” event in Old Town. Our is a “non-fat” option! You won’t need a Taste of Chocolate passport for this stop. Heart painting starts at noon, hearts available while supplies last.



Some of the nearly 300 hearts created for this event, drying before firing.

Fired Hearts in the Kiln


















A Whole Lotta Love!

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