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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 for the original Star Trek series. Her greatgrandfather was a noted sculptor in Germany, best known for his work, “Bremen Horsemen” which was exhibited at the World Fair, in Chicago, Illinois, in the early 1900s. Seeing a natural talent in their daughter, Turner’s parents encouraged her to pursue art as a career. Shebegan studying at the Chicago Art Institute at the age of eight. Since then, she has attended Chabot College, where she studied with Jack Ward and Guy Diehl; Diablo Valley College, where she studied for two years with Jade Fong; and has been able to study with many more of the most prominent artists alive today. Her greatest mentor was Juan Pena. She attended his portrait atelier for many years, working from live models. She also graduated from Bay Cities Dental College. Turner passes what she has learned on to her students in the Wednesday morning art class she teaches at her studio, and at other various workshops, where she leads demonstrations for other art organizations.

Early on in her career, Turner worked as a graphic designer for Pacific Bell. After moving to the gold country, she decided to pursue her fine art, full-time.

Turner has been honored with many awards, both nationally and internationally. Recently, she had paintings included in both the 2012 and 2014 Oil Painters of America National Exhibits. These exhibits are extremely competitive. This year, there were more than 3,000 entries from artists throughout the North American continent, 200 of which were selected for the show. In 2011, one of her watercolor paintings was chosen by the National Watercolor Society as part of its traveling exhibit. It spent a year touring various museums and cultural centers in the United States. Turner has earned two international-level credentials: one as a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, which promotes artists painting in any water-based medium; and another with Watercolor West, which focuses on transparent watercolor only. She is also an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, and holds memberships in AmadorArts, Amador County Artists Association, the American Watercolor Society and, as a member of the California Art Club, she will be hosting the group’s Fall Paint Out at her studio in Fiddletown, on Oct. 11. All artists are welcome to attend.

Turner’s work can be seen at Gallery 10, in Sutter Creek and at her studio. Her email address is sabina@sabinaturner.com.

A reception in Turner’s honor will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Gallery 10, located at 15 Eureka Street, in Sutter Creek. Visitors will have the chance to confer with one of California’s great artists.

The gallery’s regular hours are Thursday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and sometimes on Wednesdays. For further information, contact the gallery, at 267-0203, or visit its website, at gallery10suttercreek.com.

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