Amador County Artists Association
For over thirty years, the Amador County Artists Association (ACAA)
has been providing support and information for artists in Amador County
by promoting and encouraging the production, cultivation and appreciation of the visual arts.
October at Sutter Creek Gallery:
October at Gallery 10: "Visual Banquet"
Sketch Artist Cathleen Berglund
Cathleen thinks that she may have been carrying a sketch book and pen when she was born because she has rarely been without them for seven decades. She has filled dozens of sketch books and painted hundreds of uniquely recognizable works.
She studied art primarily with the renowned Maurice Lapp, to whom she owes her pronounced sense of color and balance. She has been a featured artist in shows locally, in Sonoma County, and in Washington State. Twenty five years ago, she joined with fellow artists to form Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek where she will be the featured artist in October. She has painted several new pieces expressly for this show...[read more]
Many artists are influenced at a young age and Leanne Kelly is no exception. Raised on the Onondaga reservation by her mother who worked in many mediums, including sewing, beading and basket weaving, Kelly learned the skills that she now includes in her work. Early on she began drawing and working with colored pencils, creating drawings of wildlife, botanicals and portraits of French mastiffs, later showing and breeding the dogs.
In time she discovered gourds and began applying the skills she previously learned to create pieces ornamented with drawing, carving, wood burning, dying, bead inlay and basket weaving. Combining art with gourds she has found provides endless possibilities...[Read More]
Sacramento Artist Linda Nunes to Demonstrate at ACAA meeting in October
Encaustic and Mixed Media artist Linda Nunes will be the demonstrator on Wednesday, October 9th, following the general meeting that starts at 7pm. Linda has had extensive solo and group exhibitions throughout Northern California, and has even had her work installed on trains in the Sacramento Muni system. She studied Studio Art at California State University Sacramento and now holds classes and workshops of her own, as well as being a board member of the Sierra Wax Artists.