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Carolyn Schmitz
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June Chamber Mixer Join us at Cooper Vineyards, located at 21365 Shenandoah Road, in Plymouth, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for our monthly mixer. Admission is $10. Bring a raffle item. Everyone loves our raffles. Bring your business cards for our special raffle and get your business recognized.

June 12 through 14

Daylily Days A weekend of bloomin’ fun is planned for Amador Flower Farm’s 19th annual Daylily Days celebration as more than a million daylilies burst into bloom. Enjoy free tram tours of the gardens or walk the...

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05/28/2015 12:18 PM
Alice Baker's "Chickens" at Gallery 10. Photo courtesy to the ALD.
The 1st Saturday Amador Art Trek is time to visit galleries and businesses that are featuring new or continuing shows during this monthly event. Gallery-hop from 1 to 6 p.m. and you’re likely to meet artists and have an opportunity to see and buy their new works while enjoying refreshments and mingling with other art-lovers. Pick up a handy tri-fold brochure at one of the galleries below to guide you to other locations. You can also find one online at amadorarts.org and check back there for the monthly special 1st Saturday receptions.... [Read more]
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05/28/2015 12:11 PM
"Minding the Muse" Ink and watercolor by Tracy Lewis. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Learn how to create fun and stylized ink drawings with delicate watercolor glazes on Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this class, participants will learn, step-by-step, how to transfer and stylize a drawing with ink, and lay in watercolor glazes. We will also explore more examples of how you can use line and color to make other beautiful compositions.

Instructor Tracy Lewis works primarily in transparent watercolor and is a purest in her approach to the medium. Layering luminous, transparent glazes of pure hue give...

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05/28/2015 12:05 PM

Senior Social Hour Join other seniors at the community centers to meet new friends, play games or bring your lunch and come visit at noon, on Wednesdays, at the Upcountry Community Center, located at 19386 Highway 88, in Pine Grove, telephone (209) 296-2785; and at noon, on Thursdays, at the Camanche Lake Community Center, located at 4419 Camanche Parkway N., in Ione, telephone (209) 763-2720.

May 29 & 30

Preston Castle Paracon Castle Spirits hosts Preston Castle Foundation’s inaugural Benefit Paranormal Conference....

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Renee Davis
05/20/2015 10:50 AM
We are gearing up & getting excited for our beloved Art Auction this fall and we want to give you the following opportunities to be a part of our special fundraising event. [Read more]
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05/14/2015 11:46 AM

Summer is on the way and, to commemorate the change in seasons, Sutter Creek Gallery is offering another themed show for the month of June. Member artists have been challenged to create a piece of art on the subject of “Summer Fun and Games.”

Preview the summer and vacation vicariously with gallery artists. Dig your toes in the sand at the beach. Catch the “big one” at your favorite fishing hole. Maneuver your kayak around rocks and through eddies. Artwork in a variety of media will be on display on these topics and more. ...

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05/14/2015 11:43 AM
Best of School for Independence, “Otis,” by Brandon Salazar “Ped Xing” earned Amador student Matt Conrardy 1st place for painting. Photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Excited and grateful students received their ribbons and cash awards on May 5, in recognition of their artistic achievement in the Annual Juried Student Art Show. Participating this year were students from Amador and Independence high schools.

The Amador County Artists Association sponsors this annual art competition among the local high schools. Organized by ACAA member Karen Crane and judged by Sabina Turner, this year’s entries will hang at the Amador County School District Office, 217 Rex Avenue, in Jackson, through May 29,...

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05/14/2015 11:34 AM
Before and after bonsai defoliation photos courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Leaf cutting, or defoliation, is an advanced technique in bonsai training used to enhance the appearance of broadleaf evergreens and most deciduous trees. The primary purpose is to accelerate growth and reduce the size of the miniature tree’s leaves to keep them more in proportion with the trunk and branches. According to Joan Scroggs, senior sensei (teacher) at the Mother Lode Bonsai Club, this method should be done between early to midsummer.

A demonstration on defoliation will be offered free to the public by Sensei David...

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05/07/2015 12:11 PM
‘French Back Street,” by Sharon Galligan. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Gallery 10, Sutter Creek, welcomes Sharon Galligan as the featured artist for May. Galligan is a professional artist painting in watercolor, oil, acrylic, monoprint and mixed media. She has studied art extensively, both in school and with renown artists. Her travels and workshops in the United States and Europe are a constant source of inspiration and subject matter for her art. Her style ranges from realism to impressionism, to occasional abstract art.

Galligan loves the freshness and spontaneity of watercolor, but she always...

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Sandra Campbell
05/08/2015 10:10 AM
Sabina Turner's Has Seen Many Days
The Amador County Artists Association is hosting the 2015 Artists Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, from 10 AM to 4 PM. ACAA is offering Amador County artists the opportunity to open their studios to the public to show, demonstrate and sell their work. This event has been well attended in previous years and has featured anywhere from 25 to 30 of the county’s finest artists. If you are interested in being a part of this exciting community event, call or email Artist Contact Cynthia Dunn-Selph at 623-703-3806... [Read more]
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Lucy Hackett
05/07/2015 1:07 PM
The Esquires Chicago Blues Party Band will play on Main Street, 11 am - 2 pm, at Shine, Wine & Dine.

Contact Lucy Hackett, Jackson Business & Community Assoc., 223-4603

SHINE, WINE & DINE ON MAIN STREET, JACKSON, SATURDAY MAY 16!

Jackson, CA -- Cruise on down to Main Street, Jackson, for Shine, Wine & Dine, Saturday, May 16, 10 am to 3 pm -- a day of wine, art, music and gorgeous vintage cars. Plus, a day of special “car show” discounts at Jackson restaurants – it’s free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson!

The fifth annual Motherlode Cruise car show will take you back in time with 125 vintage cars, from Model Ts...

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04/30/2015 1:29 PM
“Sutter Creek East,” by Nancy O’Gorman. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Photographer Nancy O’Gorman specializes in capturing vignettes and scenes in and around Sutter Creek and the wine country. She calls the project, “Sutter Creek Treasures.” “There are so many charming, historical buildings to capture downtown,” she said. “And how can you beat the beauty of these foothills?” O’Gorman is the featured artist for the month of May at the Sutter Creek Gallery.

Most of O’Gorman’s images are shot using HDR (high dynamic range), a technique that uses three different exposures blended together to capture...

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Lucy Hackett
04/21/2015 11:34 AM
"Train Tracks," photo by Eleanor Caputo, who will be showing and sellling at Shine Wine & DIne.
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Lucy Hackett
04/21/2015 11:20 AM
Local talent Nedra Russ, just one of the artists featured at Shine, Wine & Dine.

LOCAL ARTISTS WILL SHOW AT SHINE, WINE & DINE ON MAIN STREET, JACKSON

Jackson, CA -- Local artists and artisans will show and sell their creations at Main Street, Jackson's Shine, Wine & Dine, Saturday, May 16, 10 am to 3 pm -- a day of art, wine, music and gorgeous vintage cars. It’s free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson!

Twenty-five Gold Country artists will feature paintings, fine photography, handmade furniture and accessories, jewelry, leather goods and much more. Stroll down Main Street to enjoy blues...

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Lucy Hackett
04/21/2015 11:30 AM
Painting by Sue Kramer who will show and sell at Shine Wine & Dine
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04/10/2015 12:55 PM
Dale Laitinen teaching at Petroglyphe. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Quarry Hill Studio at Petroglyphe Gallery holds the resonance of a diversely creative world offered by seasoned artists sharing their process with blossoming students. Spring has sprung, and April showers bring two transforming workshops to the beautiful studio.

Exploring Underglaze Surfaces In Ceramics, with James Aarons.

First up on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a unique and rare workshop with Mr. Aarons where students will be encouraged to break the rules. Underglaze (think paint for ceramic objects) has come a...

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04/10/2015 10:28 AM
Dale Laitinen teaching at Petroglyphe. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Quarry Hill Studio at Petroglyphe Gallery holds the resonance of a diversely creative world offered by seasoned artists sharing their process with blossoming students. Spring has sprung, and April showers bring two transforming workshops to the beautiful studio.

Exploring Underglaze Surfaces In Ceramics, with James Aarons.

First up on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a unique and rare workshop with Mr. Aarons where students will be encouraged to break the rules. Underglaze (think paint for ceramic objects) has come a...

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04/03/2015 9:45 AM
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While we attempt to delay our own inevitable aging, bonsai experts embrace the opposite as it relates to their miniature trees. Specimens looking old and even ancient with weather-beaten trunks and twisted limbs are prized and valued for their natural artistic beauty.

A free public demonstration at the Mother Lode Bonsai Club on Saturday, April 4 will focus on two essential methods of increasing the illusion of age: jin and shari. The club meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with the demonstration following immediately after by David...

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03/20/2015 2:16 PM
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The term “cottage” understates the grandeur of this three-story home, which sits on 5 acres and has expanded from 3000 sq. ft. to its present 5,000 sq. ft. A modest gravel driveway leads to the home’s entrance. The entry door, featuring beautiful stain glass, was imported from Portugal. The foyer is a cozy greeting area with unique furniture pieces and lovely paintings.

The remodeled kitchen has light stained oak cabinets by local craftsman John LeSage, slate floors and granite counter tops throughout. The nearby dining room is open...

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03/20/2015 2:15 PM
“Sweet Dreams,” by Hinsdale. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Calaveras Arts Council is soliciting foothill artists of all mediums to participate in a themed show based around likely or unlikely pairs. The name of the show is “(Un)Likely Pairs. Artists are encouraged to create “Outside the Box.” Think martini glass and olive, cat and dog, fish and fish hook, garden spade and rake, shark and sardine, rose and thorn. Go wild!

The Gallery Store located at 22 N. Main Street, San Andreas, will receive until April 27, hang the show April 28 and 29. A reception will be held on Saturday, May 2...

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