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Carolyn Schmitz
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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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Sandra Campbell
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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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Sandra Campbell
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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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Sandra Campbell
2 weeks ago
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
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"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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09/21/2014 4:10 PM
"Sailing Away," by Kate Frederick, is an award-winning work in tempra, and is currently on display at Deborah Marlene's.

As September rolls on, Autumn is not far behind, bringing Fall colors and cooler temperatures. Deborah Marlene's Art Studio and Gallery, Fall colors are already showing up. This September, Marlene welcomes Kate Frederick, as her "Artist Friend of the Month." Frederick resides in Arnold with her husband Dave. She is a former member of the Arts of Bear Valley, and is currently shoing her work at Aloft Gallery, in Sonora. Frederick also works full time as a realtor, at Coldwell Banker, in Arnold.

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Carolyn Schmitz
09/21/2014 3:58 PM
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Roaring Camp: Don’t miss out on Roaring Camp’s Saturday Night Guided Gold Mine & Gold Panning tour with NY Steak Barbecue. Live music with Lovin Country, Ridge Riders, Wicked Sisters and Crystal Image. Every Saturday Night. Call for more information at 296-4100.

September 20 & 21

Artists Open Studio Tour: The Amador Artists Open Studios tour will be held September 20 and 21 in numerous locations throughout the county. New this year, we are encouraging visitors to drop off art supplies at Rollingwood Clubhouse on tour days...

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09/12/2014 10:16 AM
Kathryn Devlin’s “Birds in a Nest.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

AmadorArts has added weekend artist demos to accompany the exhibit in its gallery during the month of September. They are free, fun and not to be missed, because of the artistry and personalities of the two artists. Painter Cathleen Berglund will be in the AmadorArts Gallery Sept. 13,14, 20 and 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. She will be demonstrating the art of drawing, and is looking forward talking with patrons about her work.

Quirky realism, sophisticated primitivism, hard-edge sentimentalism are phrases used to describe Berglund’s...

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09/05/2014 11:12 AM
Serpent Gourd by Laura Carpender. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Laura Carpender, fiber and gourd artist, has discovered a way to combine the two media. As she explained, “The contrast between the soft fabrics and fibers and the toughness of the gourds is exciting and has endless possibilities.” The variety of art Carpender fashions will be featured at Sutter Creek Gallery for the month of September.

Since she was three years old, Carpender has been creating with fiber and fabric when her grandmother gave her a needle and cloth to make doll clothes. She has won numerous awards for...

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09/05/2014 10:54 AM
Art by Cathleen Berglund. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Two artists will share the spotlight in AmadorArts Gallery, in Sutter Creek, for the month of September. Kathryn Devlin will be showing her ceramic art and Cathleen Berglund will exhibit her paintings. The duo show opens at 1 p.m., during 1st Saturday Art Trek, tomorrow, Sept. 6, with a reception honoring both artists from 3 to 6 p.m. The public is invited. The show and sales continue until Sept. 30. AmadorArts Gallery is located in Sutter Creek, one block off Main Street, at 11-A Randolph Street.

The ceramics of Kathryn Devlin have...

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09/05/2014 10:40 AM

Shari Schreiber is a multi-media artist from Pioneer who enjoys following her heart and spirit as she blends yarn, beads, Angelina fiber, paint, faux flowers, wool or any other item that serves and fulfills her inspiration.

The art may be an abstract painting or hand-worked yarn and wool textile. Some of the pieces are accompanied by her own poetry written before, during or after the three-dimensional manifestation. Her most popular items are greeting cards showing her work.

Schreiber’s gracious smile, childlike energy and her...

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08/29/2014 9:57 AM

In order to include more Calaveras and Amador County artists in the ground-breaking project, River Reflections, the deadline to submit qualifications has been extended by two weeks, to Sept. 6.

The “River Reflections –Mokelumne River Arts Project, which will include three shows in Amador, Calaveras and Oakland and a Grand Finale event in May 2015, is slated for statewide attention. Artists of all kinds — not just painters, but photographers, tattoo artists, jewelry artists, sculptors, dancers, musicians, composers, actors,...

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08/29/2014 9:53 AM
At Petroglyphe Gallery, “Pumpkin Eater,” by artist Barbara Conley

Amador’s 1st Saturday Art Trek for September 6 will spotlight featured artists whose works will be the focus at receptions in most galleries. Remember, you can take the Art Trek anytime. A map of Art Trek galleries can be viewed at amadorarts.org. Notable for your free gallery-hopping fun on Sept. 6 are artists new in the galleries this month, while other galleries will be extending their shows.

The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1 to 6 p.m. Usually, the receptions are from 3 to 6 p.m. Some are earlier. Going...

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08/29/2014 9:49 AM
At the awards banquet, presenters Millie Butler and DeDe Doran flank award winners Leslie Vasquez and Sue Lagomarsino

On Aug. 22, at its final T.G.I.F. concert of the season, AmadorArts announced the 2014 Patrons the Arts awards. The prestigious honor this year was presented to two local residents, Sue Lagomarsino and Leslie Vasquez. Each year since 1999, AmadorArts has recognized community members who stand out for what they have done for the arts in our county, giving time and energy to promote, encourage and support the arts in Amador County.

Sue Lagomarsino

The Arts in Education here in Amador County has been Sue Lagomarsino’s foremost...

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Beverly Huston Fisher
08/29/2014 9:46 AM
Kids On Stage performing "Baby June" from the play, Gypsy.

Do you love to dance and perform on stage? If so, come audition for Kids on Stage.

Kids on Stage was created by Sue Brumet, in 1984, to give young dancers an opportunity to perform in their communities and hone their skills as dancers and artists. The group will focus primarily on musical theater, but can also include jazz, tap, hip hop and modern dance forms. Kids on Stage is a free program, open to everyone who is between seven and 18 years old. No formal dance training is required to audition, although a strong desire to dance...

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08/22/2014 10:53 AM
Sabina Turner will display her nationally known art at Gallery 10 during the month of September.

Sabina Turner will display her nationally known art at Gallery 10 during the month of September. Turner was one of the original ten founding members of the gallery. She will be showing some of her Native American series of paintings in oil, watercolor and charcoal. She will also be showing the painting, “With Hands Of Love,” that was exhibited this year at the Oil Painters of America National Show, in Bennington, Vermont.

Both her parents were interested in the arts: her mother as a ballet dancer and her father creating the sets...

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08/15/2014 11:39 AM
'Old Number 35" by Randy Klassen
As the year marches on, so does the artwork in Deborah Marlene's. "I belong to the Arts of Bear Valley. We have two back-to-back art shows in the Summer; the current one at the Perry Walther Building during the Bear Valley Music Festival and one at Big Trees State Park beginning on August 11. For this reason, it is with great pleasure that I welcome the Klassen's of San Andreas to show on all the walls of my Gallery this month. It is not often that you meet an "Artistic Couple". Randy and Joyce have been married for almost 33... [Read more]
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08/15/2014 10:48 AM
Photo by Michelle Melnizek

Come September, enjoy a get-away weekend in Amador County, combining a glimpse into artists’ lives admidst picturesque scenery and small-town charm. Wander at your own pace through working studios and visit with artists who have grouped together so you can see a variety of styles and media in one place.

For the seventh year, the Amador County Artists Association is sponsoring the Artists Open Studios Tour. On Sept. 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a variety of locations will be open for visitors, featuring 25 artists, including...

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Carolyn Schmitz
08/15/2014 9:38 AM
Paj Crank, Linda Montalvo, Julie Anchor and Katie Husle make the unlikely seem plausible in “The Golden State.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Main Street Theatre Works presents, “The Golden State,” a hilarious comedy about wanting, getting, having, coveting and hoarding money, inspired by Molière’s original work, “The Miser,” originally published in 1668. “The Golden State” proves that some family concerns are timeless.

This story is about a mother of two grown children who are still “living off their parents’ generosity.” Sylvia, 38, played by Lisa Derthick, is in love with the gardener, but doesn’t seem to know much about herself. Cubby, 35, played by Paj Crank, is...

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