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“Snowman in Fiddletown,” by artist Melissa Doyel. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Melissa Doyel has drawn, painted or hand-crafted most of her life, as she loves exploring and challenging herself. Since moving to Fiddletown in 2008, she’s been primarily focused on painting in watercolor, but has added oil and soft pastels to the list of media in which she now works. While not formally trained, she feels incredibly fortunate to have found amazing teachers and artists in Amador County who have helped her explore new ideas and techniques. “I learn something with every painting and like to push myself to keep... [Read more]
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“Small Treasures” features works by Lynn Slade. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Petroglyphe Gallery, in the heart of the historic Sierra Foothills community of Mokelumne Hill, is a museum-quality gallery with an amazing selection of fine art, jewelry, pottery and art gifts. During the holiday season, Petroglyphe is hosting its, “Small Treasures Show,” featuring nine artists specializing in watercolor, acrylics, oils, abstracts and sculpture. Exhibiting small, affordable works for holiday shopping, the show is open now through Jan. 11.

Participating artists include Lynn Slade, Howard Rees, Cynthia Biles,...

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Small Treasures at Petroglyphe Gallery. Photo coutesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Petroglyphe Gallery, in the heart of the historic Sierra Foothills community of Mokelumne Hill, is excited to announce the opening of their “Small Treasures Show” and reception. Petroglyphe is a museum-quality gallery with an amazing selection of fine art, jewelry, pottery and art gifts. Small Treasures features nine artists, from watercolor, acrylics and oils to abstracts and sculpture. Exhibiting small, affordable works for holiday shopping, now through Jan. 11. Participating artists include Cynthia Biles, Barbara Conley, Takayuki... [Read more]
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Sunday Buffet Brunch: Hotel Sutter is now offering a Sunday Brunch Buffet in the dining room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seating is available in the dining room, or feel free to take your plate to the balcony for the best people watching on historic Main Street (weather permitting). Have Chef Darius create a custom omelet just for you at the eggs station, enjoy his farmhouse flair with a bowl of house made granola, then top it with some yummy fixings. For a limited time, sip a complimentary Mimosa for each adult in your party. Brunch cost... [Read more]
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"Gourd." Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Mark your calendars for some holiday inspiration. The Arc of Amador and Calaveras is hosting the annual ArCreations! Art Show and Sale on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at The Arc’s Amador Campus, located at 75 Academy Drive, in Sutter Creek. This is your chance to buy a special gift that will be enjoyed by your loved ones for years to come.

The Arc of Amador and Calaveras realizes that creative expression is an integral part of the human experience. The Arc provides client artists opportunities to explore and...

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11/15/2014 9:59 AM
“Tall Grass.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

“Double Arch,” by Molly Kohlschreiber. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Gallery 10 welcomes back former member/owner Molly Kohlschreiber as its featured artist for December.

Kohlschreiber creates her art in watercolor, oil, graphite and photo/watercolor. Her subjects range from desert petroglyphs, landscapes and European subjects, to her first love, horses.

A reception in Kohlschreiber’s honor will be held at Gallery 10, located at15 Eureka Street, in Sutter Creek, on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. Delectable...

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11/15/2014 10:22 AM
Penny West will demonstrate how to create fuzzy head wreaths. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

AmadorArts has added two free Thanksgiving weekend artist demos to accompany the exhibit in its gallery during the month of November. Jewelry maker Karen Crane will be in the AmadorArts Gallery on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29 and 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. She will be demonstrating how she makes her trademark “wired nests” that find their way onto Christmas trees and centerpieces. Crane looks forward to talking with patrons about her work.

The current show and sale at the AmadorArts Gallery, in Sutter Creek, is titled, “Affordable...

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11/15/2014 9:04 AM
"Maddie Loves Sammi," a watercolor by Randy Klassen

"Time To Retire," a watercolor by Randy Klassen. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Inspiration and challenge are what get watercolorist Randy Klassen motivated. “I like the design I find in detail,” he said, and it takes time to capture the relevant features that make his images so realistic. “My hope is that the finished work demonstrates to the viewer some of the original inspiration that got me started.”

Klassen has been selected to be the featured artist for December at the Sutter Creek Gallery. He has created...

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11/15/2014 7:59 AM
Examples of veterans using tattoos to tell stories of their experiences. Photos by Johann Wolf

As Americans struggle to find meaningful ways to honor the nation’s 2.6 million Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, a powerful new online exhibit, WAR INK, opens today to support those efforts. The honest and emotionally raw collection of original video, photography and audio interviews uses the memorial tattoos and words of 24 veterans to open a dialogue between civilians and returning vets.

“WAR INK emerged out of a need to recognize veterans’ stories of service and sacrifices and to bridge the divide between the veteran and...

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11/13/2014 1:36 PM
"To Such Belongs the Kingdom of God"

A painting that has inspired thousands in Europe, America, and even China will be on exhibit at the Sutter Creek Gallery during the month of December. This painting by accomplished California watercolor artist, Randy Klassen, is considered his best. It was inspired in 1981 by the idea of how “child-like faith can open the biggest door.”

An edition of 750 quality lithographs was immediately run off and found their way into homes, schools, churches, hospitals, retirement homes, and restaurants. And one copy was even acquired by the...

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11/12/2014 7:52 AM
Carol Fields at the 2013 Calaveras County Fair, by her painting, “Lost Hope.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

November is the month of Thanksgiving, the time to give thanks for those protecting us and our freedom, for family, friends and the many blessings we have, living here in the United States.

This month, Deborah Marlene’s will host a tribute exhibit of the art of Carol Fields, a long-time artist and county resident, who passed away on Sept. 26.

Many residents of Calaveras County may have known Carol and Ron Fields. They owned and operated the Rail Road Flat General Store from 1970 to 1975. Fields loved the northern area of the...

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10/31/2014 1:34 PM
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Hear ye, hear ye. A call to artists is being issued for the Lodi Community Art Center 2014 Small Works Show and 2014 Itty-Bitty Mini Show. This show — actually two shows in one — is juried, but all entrants are guaranteed at least one work in the show. There is no limit on number of entries.

All works must be original, conceived by the artist rather than copied from some other work and also not a reproduction of the artist’s own original. Works may be in any art media. No copies will be accepted. For clarification, giclee is not...

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10/31/2014 12:57 PM
Painting by Pam Sharp. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Beginning Nov. 7, Little City Studio & Gallery, in Amador City, will host its holiday show and sale, Artful Giving and Nifty Gifties. This is an annual event designed to showcase beautiful fine arts and crafts created by the many talented local artists who display their work at Little City Studio year ’round. All the unique pieces you will find here would make terrific holiday gifts for family and friends — not only beautiful, but affordably priced to make your gift shopping a carefree and pleasurable experience. And men will find... [Read more]
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10/24/2014 10:59 AM
Works by Anne Marie Felding, above, and William Porteous will be featured at Gallery 10, in Sutter Creek. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Amador County’s 1st Saturday Art Trek falls on Nov. 1 this month, with several new faces among participating galleries’ featured artists. The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m., with artists’ receptions usually running from 3 to 6 p.m. Taking the trek is free, and maps of participating galleries are available at amadorarts.org.

These are the participating 1st Saturday Art Trek galleries, with descriptions:

AmadorArts Gallery’s show is “Affordable Gifts,” created by 14 artists, including Laureen...

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Sandra Campbell
10/18/2014 12:00 PM
Koi Pond

Judy Day loves the outdoors and has hiked and sketched in the High Sierras most of her life. “My art is inspired by my trips into the Sierras, vacations around the world, majestic landscapes, historical sites and almost everything in my neighborhood. You never know what will catch your eye and inspire you.” Day has been selected to be the featured artist for November at the Sutter Creek Gallery. Although she works in a variety of media, watercolor is her favorite.

Day’s art credits include illustrating three educational...

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10/18/2014 11:44 AM
Jeannie Vodden is known for her luminous watercolors. She paints in glazes of transparent color that give life to the simplest motifs from eggs to portraits. She teaches in many locations regularly and will be giving a demonstration at the November 12 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association at the Senior Center on New York Ranch Road in Jackson. This is an opportunity to watch one of the premier watercolorists in California ply her amazing craft to create beautiful artwork. Visit Jeannie's website to learn more: ... [Read more]
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10/18/2014 9:43 AM
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“Camping With Henry and Tom:” Volcano Theatre Company, in its 41st season, presents its first fall offering, “Camping with Henry and Tom,” directed by Patti Fredericks, and starring Marty Brifman, Brad Barnard, Chris Witt and Joe Svec (see review on page 1). The play runs Friday and Saturday nights through Nov. 8, with Sunday performances on Oct. 12, 19 and 26, at the Cobblestone Theatre, located in the heart of Volcano. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $16, $14 for seniors 62 and over. For more information,... [Read more]
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10/07/2014 4:52 PM
Leslie Vasquez trying out a possible look for her performance art submission.

After a month-long Request for Qualifications, 50 artists from Amador and Calaveras counties and the East Bay have been selected to submit work for the next phase of “River Reflections,” a major arts project, funded by the California Arts Council, which will call attention to the importance of the Mokelumne River to our communities. The artists will now have until December 5 to deliver their final creations for inclusion in month-long exhibits that will travel to three locations starting in January 2015.

Six members of the Amador...

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Sandra Campbell
09/30/2014 3:31 PM
"Jackson Butte" - received the Shirley Parkinson Memorial Award for Watercolors at the recent Stockton Art League Exhibition at the Haggin Museum.

Fiddletown painter Wendy Rogers is an award winning watercolorist and blogger with work in private collections throughout the country. A member of the California Watercolor Association, Rogers has been painting for over thirty years, half of those in watercolors. Most recently, two of her paintings were juried into the Stockton Art League’s 58th Exhibition at the Haggin Museum. One of these, “Jackson Butte,” received the Shirley Parkinson Memorial Award for Watercolors.

Rogers is the featured artists for the month of October at...

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09/21/2014 4:17 PM
Old Barn by a Pond - Ann Marie Fielding

Local Amador County residents Ann Marie Fielding and Bill Porteous are Sutter Creek’s Gallery 10 featured artists for October.

Anne Marie Fielding was born in Switzerland to a family of artists including painters, sculptors and musicians. For 30 years, she lived in Australia, where she pursued oil and watercolor painting and was a successful exhibitor. In her evolution as an artist, she became drawn to sculpture, particularly bronze casting. Upon marrying artist William F. Porteous, both a painter and bronze sculptor, she was able...

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