“March to the Sea” Show and Reception

Join us for our aquatic themed art show in March!

Show runs from March 1 – March 31.

Reception will be Friday, March 3, 6:00pm to 9:00 pm.


Victoria Brooks China Cove Morning original plein air oil on linen canvas

China Cove Morning Oil painting by Victoria Brooks

Stacey Lamothe dreamkeeper-tiana-front

Dreamkeeper pendant by Stacey Lamothe


Ranlett - Determination scratchboard with watercolor

Determination Scratchboard by Ann Ranlett



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Art of Hearts – February Show & Reception

February welcomes the “Art of Hearts”

Art enthusiasts of all ages, please join us to see how our artists express their love in different mediums.

Show runs February 1-28, 2017

Reception, with artist demos & refreshments: Friday, February 3rd 6pm – 9pm


These are just a sampling of the LOVEly works to discover in our gallery!

Mixed-media metal heart by Cherie Danzer

Sunflower photograph by Susan Stoll

Copper, sterling & pearl jewelry by Christina Salazar


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2 Events in September! Annual Sale & Mud Wrestling Show

It’s that time again: our annual September Sale where all our wonderful art is 20% off!

Dates: Friday, September 2nd through Sunday 11th. Buy amazing art at a great price. Now is the best time to shop for that piece you’ve been considering, or for a unique birthday or Christmas present!


Our September show is “Mud Wrestling” as our clay and ceramic artists dive in and create some spectacular art.

The artists’ reception is Friday, September 2nd, from 6-9 pm. Enjoy refreshments and music by Gary Bennett, who will sing and play acoustic guitar.

The show runs September 1st – 30th.

mud wrestling 2




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You’re Putting Me On, Wearable Art 2016


August 25, 2016

Photo shoot in Old Town Auburn

Photo session for Auburn Old Town Gallery Fashion show on Friday, October 7 at 6 pm

Auburn Old Town Gallery members staged an early morning fashion photo shoot in Old Town Auburn.

“We wanted to capture the morning indirect light, plus it gets really busy in Old Town around 9 am,” explained Auburn photographer Maria Soto-Bigelow, “It was safer this way!”

The photo shoot featured artwork by gallery members Ardith Gray (felted, collaged and dyed wearables), Keith and Merridee Smith (felted, batik, painted and dyed garments), Rebecca Martinez (polymer clay jewelry) and Jennifer Lile (leather accessories and handbags).

Local beauties Cheyenne Noel Owens and Annaleigh Hess of Auburn and Robin Rice of Meadow Vista modeled the pieces.

Don’t miss the full fashion show, to be held during the October Auburn Artwalk on Friday, October 7 at 6 pm.

The Friday evening show and reception will also feature music by Gia McNutt and John Potter, along with delightful snacks.

Please click on the thumbnails below for a full-sized image.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Martinez at 530-613-5985.

Auburn Old Town Gallery is located at 218 Washington Street, Auburn, CA.



Hours are Sunday – Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm and Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm.

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“Confluence of Style” – Art Walk Reception and Month-long Show

Our artists team up to create new artworks for the October Auburn Art Walk.

In late Summer of each year, several artists from the Gallery pool their talents to create a unique new collaborative artwork with a fellow gallery member. Then, in October, the gallery presents, “Confluence of Style”, an annual month-long themed show that features the collaborative artworks. A reception for these artist teams will be held during Auburn’s Art Walk, on Thursday, October 8, from 6 to 9 pm

Creative teams include: Sonja Hamilton & Lorelee Love, Barbara Hoffmann & Susan Stoll, Ann Ranlett & Jerry Berry, Christina Salazar & Darlene Becker, John Johnson & Stacey Lamothe, Lisa Bone & Diane Tharp, Rebecca Martinez & Jennifer Lile.

The Confluence of Style show runs through October 31st.

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

Auburn Old Town Gallery marks its 20th year in business with an Anniversary Celebration beginning September 13th. Join us on the 13th from 1 – 5 pm for festivities that include artists demonstrations, refreshments, cake, face painting for the kids, and an hourly drawing for gallery gift certificates. Customers will also be treated to 20% off their purchases during a special sale that runs from Sunday, September 13 through Sunday, September 20.

Our beloved gallery first opened its doors in 1995. With just a handful of local artists then, the gallery has expanded to include nearly 60 regional artists in all media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, jewelry, glass, wood and textiles. Nestled in Auburn’s quaint Historic Old Town, on a typical day, the gallery welcomes its loyal local customers as well as travelers from all over California and the globe.

Demonstrations by Sonja Hamilton (watercolor), Ann Ranlett (scratchboard), Sandy Lindblad (pastel), and Patty Pieropan Dong (oil).

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Members’ Work at the 2015 State Fair

Larry Brenden, John F. Johnson & Ann Ranlett will have work in this year’s juried Fine Art Exhibition at the California State Fair.

The Fair and Art Exhibition runs July 10th – 26th.

Ann will also demo scratchboard at the Fair (in the Fine Art Exhibit hall) during Fair hours on July 22 – 24. See her event listing for details.

Photograph by Larry Brenden

“All Dachs Go To Heaven”
a Remasterpiece by John F. Johnson

“Cathy’s Burrito Bouquet”
Scratchboard Drawing by Ann Ranlett

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“Picture This” – June Art Walk & Show

Artists’ reception and demos in conjunction with the Auburn Art Walk: Thursday, June 11th, 6 – 9 pm
 “Picture This” is a month-long show that highlights the Gallery’s 2-dimensional art.
During the Art Walk, watch over the artists’ shoulders and experience the creative process. Enjoy refreshments, live music by harpist, Eah, and art demonstrations by three of the gallery’s award-winning artists.  On Thursday, June 11 from 6 to 9 pm, see a watercolor demonstration by Sonja Hamilton (6 to 7:30 pm), animal art in pastel by Sandy Lindblad (7:30 to 8:15 pm), and scratchboard by Ann Ranlett (8:15 to 9 pm).
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“Mud Wrestling” – April 2015

April 1 – 30
Artists’ Reception in conjunction with the Auburn Art Walk: Thursday, April 9th, 6 – 9 pm

Our ceramic artists, or Mud Mavens as they are affectionately known, each brings her own distinct style to the clay. Each of their collections are wonderfully diverse and of the highest quality, from elegant sculptures to the humble coffee mug.

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“Hearts on Fire” – February 2015

February 1 – 28
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, February 14th, 6 – 9 pm

Our artists make it easy to be original and creative for Valentine’s Day! You’ll find hand-crafted hearts in a variety of mediums, including glass, metal, ceramic, fabric, jewelry, painting, scratchboard and collage.

Find some sweet art for your sweetheart!

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