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2 days ago
Michelle Lee, at the Sutter Creek Gallery for September, is one of Amador County’s many outstanding local artists. Photo by Michelle Lee
Most galleries are air-conditioned, so step inside and enjoy looking at art! Saturday, September 5 is the 1st Saturday Amador Art Trek. Take this time to visit galleries and businesses that are featuring new or continuing shows for this monthly event. Gallery-hop to 12 galleries from 1 to 6 p.m. and you’re likely to meet artists, 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 to guide you to other locations. You can also find one... [Read more]
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1 week ago
An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School. Contributions may be made to Amador High School, Victoria Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Mel Jagoda, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Contact Barbara Wells, (209) 223-1170, or wellsbr@comcast.net. [Read more]
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Michelle Lee. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Michelle Lee’s main passions since childhood have been art and animals. She’s a recent addition to Sutter Creek Gallery where she will be the featured artist for September. Lee participated in formal art classes for sketching, painting, ceramics, and sculpting from grade school through her time at Rutgers University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

While traveling internationally, photography became the solution to capturing the natural beauty around her. Wildlife came into focus for her as she experimented...

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1 week ago
Did you ever entertain yourself with making detailed drawings as a kid? Did you ever scribble on a note pad while being put on hold? Or lazily draw circles and lines as you listened to a boring conversation? Well, you were doodling. Doodling has become a fast growing art form all over the United States. Intricate patterns, repetitive designs all combine to create beautiful and fanciful pictures while doodling. It is even said that the art of doodling is way to relieve stress and bring you to an inner calm. Bruce Peccianti, a retired... [Read more]
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Renee Davis
2 weeks ago
Hospice's 17th Annual beloved Art on the Lawn event is around the corner, get your tickets today! [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
“Among Friends,” by artist Judie Cain. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Judie Cain is an oil painter from Murphys, who paints from life or from her own reference photos. She strives to capture the light and mood of the moment using a brush. Her colorful paintings are uplifting and inspiring.

Cain offers workshops on such topics as “Basic Nuts and Bolts of Oil Painting,” and “Oil Painting Demystified.” She has taught in the western states as well as local venues. She currently has adult summer classes covering painting fundamentals and color. Primarily an oil painter, Cain has begun exploring the use...

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2 weeks ago
Support the arts through the project, “AnimalScapes.” Photo courtesy to Calaverasarts.org

AmadorArts announces the upcoming project, “AnimalScapes of the Sierra Nevada Foothills.” AnimalScapes is a three-county Art Event. The mission is to raise awareness of the multiple agencies and organizations that advocate for, protect and nurture our animal communities, domestic and wild, in the Sierra Foothills.

Calaveras County Arts Council will direct the project, in partnership with Amador County Arts Council, Tuolumne County Arts Alliance, The Performing Animal Welfare Society and the California Department of Fish &...

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2 weeks ago
An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School. Contributions may be made to Amador High School, Victoria Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Mel Jagoda, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. For questions, contact Barbara Wells, (209) 223-1170, or wellsbr@comcast.net. [Read more]
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2 weeks ago
Photo courtesy of Anje Olmstead
Phantom Gallery, an affiliate of Sutter Creek Gallery, will be presenting artists from various galleries and art associations in Amador County at Petco on August 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artists paint to the venue (animals) and donate up to 30 percent of their sales to a charity — likely an animal shelter. Come to Petco on August 22 to meet the artists and support the animal shelter in Martel. For more information, contact Anje Olmstead, at (209) 295-6309. [Read more]
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3 weeks ago
An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School. Contributions may be made to Amador High School, Victoria Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Mel Jagoda, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. For questions, contact Barbara Wells, (209) 223-1170, or wellsbr@comcast.net. [Read more]
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3 weeks ago
“Anointing” by Larry Angier; Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

From well over 500 art and photography fair entries, a few were judged to be the best in their categories. Adults (18 and over) entered the competition as amateurs, advanced amateurs or professionals, being judged against others in those categories.

Best of Show winners for fine arts were Jeannie Vodden, in the professional category, for “Hannah;” Jan Ramey-Atwood, advanced amateur, for “Rolf;” and Nancy Chapman, amateur, with “Amorgos, the Cyclades, Greece.” In photography, the professional winner was Larry Angier for “Anointing...

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3 weeks ago
The Amazing Arc Players will perform August 22. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Shakespeare on the Vine and Brice Station Vineyards’ “The Taming of the Shrew”

“The Taming of the Shrew” will be performed outdoors at Brice Station’s hilltop stage. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and patrons are encouraged to come for a pre-show picnic. Wine and food will be available for purchase from a variety of local caterers and eateries— Jennifer Stoicheff of Wren Catering (August 13 through 15) and Arnold Pantry (August 20 through 22). Some meals are available only by pre-purchase; visit bricestation.com for details. The...

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07/30/2015 12:33 PM

The Mother Lode Quilters’ Guild will meet on Monday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m., at the Sutter Creek Methodist Church. This month’s speaker is Debbie Baker, of Jackson, speaking on piecing and quilting with a serger.

Harvest Gold Quilt Show

Sierra Gold Quilters’ Guild is hosting their Harvest Quilt Show on October 3 and 4. Since the first Sierra Gold Harvest Quilt Show in 1983, the show has grown in both size and popularity, taking up two buildings at the Amador County Fairgrounds. The quilt show is a major fundraiser for the...

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07/30/2015 12:27 PM

The Calaveras County Garden Club is currently accepting applications for artists, crafters and food vendors for its 6th Annual Garden & Craft Faire, October 24 at Frogtown, USA, Mark Twain Hall, Angels Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The application deadline is tomorrow, August 1, before booth rates increase. Those interested in participating should contact the Garden Club to request an application at calaverascountygardenclub@gmail.com.

The event will feature quality artisans and crafters with an array of hand-crafted treasures...

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07/30/2015 12:06 PM
An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School. Contributions may be made to Amador High School, Victoria Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Mel Jagoda, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. For questions, contact Barbara Wells, (209) 223-1170, or wellsbr@comcast.net. [Read more]
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07/30/2015 11:33 AM
“New Directions” is the title of the George Dillon exhibit that will be featured for the month of August in the AmadorArts Gallery in Sutter Creek. Dillon has been working for the past year on a new series of paintings that combine human and animal figures in a contemporary-abstract theme. Dillon says he hopes each of these paintings “will carry the viewer into the artist’s soul and give a sense of his inner being.” Dillon will be honored at an opening reception on August 1st, from 3 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to meet Dillon... [Read more]
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07/30/2015 1:15 PM
Many local performers entertain audiences while people stroll through the shops and dance in the streets during Amador City’s Dancin’ In The Street on Saturdays during summer. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Dancin’ In The Street: Dancing is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays during summer. Explore this unique Gold Rush town with interesting shops, wine tasting, a museum, plenty of food from local restaurants and cold beer and wine sold by Plymouth Rotary. Amador City is the smallest incorporated city in California and recently celebrated its centennial. There is no charge for this fun, weekly summertime event.

July 31

TGIF Summer Music Series:

Tonight, enjoy the musical stylings of Hot Dark, at the Volcano Amphitheater. This...

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07/23/2015 11:33 AM
The Slade Rivers Band will provide the western country swing music, perfect for line-dancing, at the Boot Scootin’ BBQ For The Arts on August 22. That’s Slade Rivers in the middle, flanked by Beans Sousa, left, and WC Slim, right. Photo courtesy to the ALD

Dancin’ In The Street: There will be no Dancin’ In The Street this Saturday, July 25, due to the festivites of the Amador County Fair. Dancing is normally from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Explore this unique Gold Rush town with interesting shops, wine tasting, a museum, plenty of food from local restaurants and cold beer and wine sold by Plymouth Rotary. Amador City is the smallest incorporated city in California and recently celebrated its centennial. There is no charge for this fun, weekly summertime event.

Now through July...

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07/23/2015 10:56 AM
An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School. Contributions may be made to Amador High School, Victoria Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Mel Jagoda, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. For questions, contact Barbara Wells, (209) 223-1170, or wellsbr@comcast.net. [Read more]
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07/16/2015 10:14 AM
An art scholarship in memory of Victoria Robinson has been established for students of Amador High School. Contributions may be made to Amador High School, Victoria Robinson Scholarship Fund, c/o Mel Jagoda, 330 Spanish Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. For questions, contact Barbara Wells, (209) 223-1170, or wellsbr@comcast.net. [Read more]
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