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Cynthia Dunn-Selph ~ October 2017 cynthia mug

We've all heard the cliches: Beauty is only skin deep, is in the eye of the beholder or is a joy forever. Sutter Creek Gallery has a different take on beauty for its October show where artist Cynthia Dunn-Selph will be mounting a show entitled "Beauty in Decay." She finds beauty in objects most of us would not notice: rundown houses, rusting machinery, cast off furniture. Her show will feature photographs and encaustic paintings of items deconstructing and breaking down for a return to earth. A perfect theme for autumn and the season that brings us Halloween and Day of the Dead.

The child of artists, Cynthia has been creating art all of her life. She works in many mediums from acrylic painting, oil pastels, and encaustic, to ceramics and mosaics, to paper making and assemblage, to photography and mixed media. Her passion is to merge and combine different techniques to create something unique and to always be enhancing and exploring her knowledge of a material, then pushing the boundaries of that material. She has learned at the side of other artists and had instruction at University of California, San Francisco; the Art Academy, San Francisco; and Laney College, Oakland.

Cynthia has created custom themed commissioned pieces in photography, mixed media and painting; has shown her photography and art in California, Kansas, and Arizona; and has received ribbons for her work at the Amador County Fair. She teaches classes to children and adults, focusing on the aspects of process and play rather than just technique as she believes we are all artists in need of an outlet for our creativity. In addition to exhibiting at Sutter Creek Gallery, she is currently on the board of the Amador County Artists Association and is the Gallery Coordinator for AmadorArts Gallery in Sutter Creek.

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to meet Cynthia Dunn-Selph at the October 7 reception, starting at 2 p.m., to view her unique creations. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!


Here are a few examples of the Cynthia's work




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