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Feb. 15, 2018

More art for your collection. . .

Our prolific artists are constantly creating new work and changing their displays, allowing you more to choose from when updating your collection. Here are some of the latest artworks. Come into the gallery to get a better look at these finds.

"Cape Arago" by Sandy Campbell

"Mendocino Headlands" by Sandy Campbell

Irridized 15-inch Platter by Helen Wilkinson

Turquoise Disk with Copper and Brass by Helen Wilkinson

Ceramic Lamp by Marcus Tikotsky

red crow
"Red Crow" by Cynthia Dunn-Selph

barn girls
"Barn Girls" by Cynthia Dunn-Selph

"Untitled" by Curtis Stromme

"Untitled" by Curtis Stromme

"Sunset Ridge" by Jan Freischlag

"Mystic Beach" by Vickie Chew

"Jersey Girls" by Vickie Chew

Jan. 1, 2018

A brand new year of art . . .

New artwork shows up at the gallery all the time.
Some of the most recent offerings are:

Wendy Ward's mixed media "Winter Faerie"

judy day
Matted watercolors by Judy Day

Anje Olmstead has paired acrylics and mosaics of the same subject

Ruthie Sexton's collage series entitled "People Places"

Painted tiles or coasters by Annie Hughes.

Small matted quilts by Sandra Wagner

Encaustic winter trees by Cynthia Dunn-Selph

Nov. 1, 2017

Layaway Art!

The holidays are coming! And Sutter Creek Gallery is here to help.

Layaway is available for that coveted piece of art you wish to give to a loved one. We offer plans for up to 60 days so stop in for details. And browse our selection of fine art and gifts. We offer many affordable items including small original art as well as prints, fabric and gourd art, decorative and functional ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, cards and more.

Winter hours are now in effect: Daily, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Framing is available too.

Mini-collage by Sandra Campbell

Fused beaded bracelets by Helen Wilkinson

Fabric wall hanging by Sandra Wagner

Small gourds and necklace by Leanne Kelly

"Weeeee" by Jim Glanton

"Born to be Wild" sculpture by Laurie Williams

Mugs by Marcus Tikotsky

Oct. 1, 2017

The artists have been busy with Fall creations.

high sierra

milky way    mono lake
Photographer Michael Maloney goes most anywhere to get that perfect shot.



Showing fall colors, above, are fabric art by Sandra Wagner
and acrylics by Wendy Rogers and Jan Freischlag, respectively.


Sandra Campbell goes back and forth between pastel landscapes
and mini-collages such as these two.


Jim Glanton often shows his whimsical side as these two illustrate.

Anje Olmstead has just completed another of her spectacular collages.

Potter Marcus Tikotsky creates all sorts of decorative and functional pottery,
such as these new mugs.

Acrylic artist George Lambert has a style all his own
as shown by his recent painting called "Redwoods.


Cynthia Dunn-Selph has been busy with encaustics.
She's also set to be our October featured artist.

Curtis Stromme produces unique nonobjective pieces without a paintbrush! He will be
discussing his techniques at the October 11 meeting of the Artists Association.

August 22, 2017


September will bring you coming attractions for the Open Studios event. Hosted by the AmadorArts Gallery at 11-A Randolph Street in Sutter Creek, this preview will allow visitors to view a piece of art by each of the 25 artists participating in the Open Studios event. All artwork will be for sale and your purchase will benefit the Amador County Artists Association Scholarship Fund, the Arts Council Art in Schools programs, and the artists themselves.

Eight of our gallery artists will be participating in Open Studios and will have work for sale in the preview show: Sandra Campbell, Judy Day, Melissa Doyel, Cynthia Dunn-Selph, Sharon Galligan, Wendy Rogers, Wendy Ward, and Laurie Williams. Below is some artwork available at this show by several of these artists.

A reception to introduce the preview show will be held Saturday, September 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. On hand will be a book of photos showing the artwork to be raffled off during the Open Studios event September 16 and 17 at the Sutter Creek Auditorium. Until the commencement of that exhibition on Sept. 16, tickets for raffle items will be available at the AmadorArts Gallery for $1 each.

The preview show will continue through September 24. The AmadorArts Gallery is open regularly Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If staff is on hand, it is also open Tuesday through Friday as well. Call ahead to check at 209-267-9038.

"Shenandoah Vineyard No. 2" by Sandy Campbell

"Sunflowers" by Cynthia Dunn-Self

"Leila" by Wendy Ward

"Vineyard" by Wendy Rogers

June 5, 2017

The newest member of the gallery co-operative . . .

. . . is fiber artist Sandra Wagner, who designs and fabricates art quilts in various sizes. You can find a selection of these on her gallery page but you really should come in to see them. In addition, gallery artists are constantly busy creating new work. Below are some of the most recent items:

born again
Ruthie Sexton combines acrylics and paper to make her collages.

born again
Leanne Kelly fashions unique items from gourds, pine needles, and stones.

taking flight
Potter Marcus Tikotsky has just added a number of new bowls to his display.

lidded vessel

lidded vessel
Cynthia Dunn-Selph, who works in encaustics, has two new pieces in the gallery.

bonsai moonrise

bonsai moonrise

bonsai moonrise
Sandra Campbell added three pastels as part of her Skyscape Series.

May 25, 2017

New works in this week! Stop in at the gallery to see what Leanne Kelly, Marcus Tikotsky, and Michael Maloney have created.

prayer fan
Leanne Kelly creates using gourds, pine needles and beads.
The Prayer Fan Necklace is one of her latest pieces.
(embellished gourd)

born again
"Born Again" ~ Ceramicist Marcus Tikotsky produces both artistic and functional pieces, such as bowls, pitchers and casseroles. His latest efforts feature his signature horns made of clay.

taking flight
"Taking Flight" by Marcus Tikotsky

lidded vessel
"Lidded Vessel with Horn" by Marcus Tikotsky

bonsai moonrise
"Bonsai Moonrise" ~ "I've always wanted to photograph the moon behind this beautiful bonsai-like Jeffrey pine along Caples Lake in the high Sierra. Most times, the angle of the rising moon wasn't just right. Tonight (May 9), however, it all magically came together. Had to risk walking on the iced-over lake to get the right angle, but fortunately the ice was thick and my camera and I stayed dry!"

March 15, 2017

Springtime works of art at the gallery

"Faith, Hope, Courage" by Laura Carpender
(embellished gourd)

"Bluebird in Vines" by George Lambert (acrylic)

"Silver Falls" by Judy Day (watercolor)

"Spinakers No. 2" by Sandra Campbell
(mixed media collage)

"Untitled" by Helen Wilkonson (stained glass)

"Untitled" by Curtis Stromme (acrylic)

"Sunflower Burst Grande" by Vicki Chew (oil)

"Necklace" by Leanne Kelly
(beads mounted on gourd)

March 1, 2017

Collage techniques in action by Anje Olmstead


Sutter Creek Gallery artist Anje Olmstead will be demonstrating her collage techniques at the March 8 meeting of the Amador County Artist Association. Anje was inspired by cruise line ads on TV in which hundreds of unpurchased cruise photos were collaged to create a picture of a cruise ship—all done by values.

While she studied art at American River College for several years, mostly with Gary Pruener, she is a self-taught collage artist. She generally uses canvasses for her work. "I have done collages on 300 lb. watercolor paper and canvas board as well as the wood backing of a mirror frame. Really, almost anything works if it is relatively firm and has been gessoed."

Anje states that a collage artist needs a good understanding of values and color intensities, reference materials for the design, file folders with paper in a variety of colors, mediums for pasting and finishing, good scissors and "brushes that you will beat to death." She starts by painting the canvas with acrylics to get in basic shapes and values and then applies her paper pieces. "The good thing about collage is you can go over it several times with no obvious problem. If I dislike an entire piece, I often cover it with white water-based paint and start fresh."

The Artist Association meets the second Wednesdays at the Jackson Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

February 13, 2017

Art Opportunities Around the Region

VISIT . . . Ironstone Vineyards "Spring Obsession" exhibition in Murphys from March 4 through May 8. Gallery artists Judy Day, Judy Regnier, Vickie Chew and Sandra Campbell have artwork juried into the show.

See www.ironstonevineyard.com for information.

planting time
"Planting Time" by Sandra Campbell

daffodil twilight
"Daffodil Twilight" by Judy Regnier

after the burn
"After the Burn" by Vicki Chew


ENTER . . . " for the Arts," open to California artists. This nonjuried show is looking for California artists to create a 10"x10" piece of art in any medium that will sell for $50. 50 per cent of any sales will go to the artist; the other 50 per cent will go to fund Amador County Arts Council community arts programs. The Sutter Creek show will run from June 4 to June 26, 2017. Deadline to enter up to 3 pieces is May 15, 2017. Contact: Cynthia Dunn-Selph, dunnselphc@yahoo.com or 623-703-3806.


ENTER . . . "Flight" exhibition with artwork depicting planes, kites, birds, angels, bees, etc. Sponsored by Calaveras Arts, opening April 22 at Calaveras County airport during Airfaire 2017; thereafter, at the gallery through May 30. April 17-19 accepting artwork at the gallery. Members are free; nonmembers $20 for up to 3 pieces, any medium. Call or email Sarah Switek at 209-286-1283 or email sarahswitek@yahoo.com.


LEARN . . . to draw with Judy Day February 15 and 22 in Ione. Sign up at amadorarts@gmail.com or call 209-267-9038. $5 registration fee.

LEARN . . . watercolor painting with Julie Trail in Pine Grove every Tuesday at 2:30. Sign up at amadorarts@gmail.com. Or call 209-267-9038. $5 registration fee.


LEARN . . . to paint, collage, dance and much more at "A Taste of the Arts" on March 25 in Sutter Creek. Register by March 6. Choose three classes from a menu of 19. Contact www.amadorarts.org for more information and to register. $40 adults; $20 junior and high school students. Supplies included except for feather classes. Gallery artists Wendy Ward, Cynthia Dunn-Selph and Judy Day will be among the instructors.

bishop creek
"Bishop Creek" by Judy Day


February 1, 2017

New work in the store

Gallery members are constantly bringing in new work to refresh their displays. Dedicated artists can't seem to stop producing art. And, of course, artworks regularly sell, creating holes to fill. These are some of the new items gracing our store:

Leanne Kelly enhances gourds and makes pine needle baskets. She recently added a gourd lamp and some tiny gourd pots.

          kelly gourds

          anje olmstead

Anje Olmstead usually works large in fashioning her collages, and this one is no exception

Ruthie Sexton is another artist working with small formats. Her pieces are a combination of acrylics and collage.

          ruthie 1

          ruthie 2

          ruthie 3



Cynthia Dunn-Selph is our encaustic artist, embedding all sorts of materials in beeswax.

Sandra Campbell just delivered new 6 x 6 minatures. Some are crylics and others are collages.





Laura Carpender is displaying new knitted and woven scarves.

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