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“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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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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2 weeks ago
"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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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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2 weeks ago
"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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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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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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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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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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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.

The variety of media Frederick uses...

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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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