Approximately 30 local artists are the members of this co-operative gallery. On any day you will usually find two or more of us at work in the gallery.
Terry Accomando, Ceramics
Terry's interest lies in large organic vessels, human-inspired figures, architectural sculptures, nature inspired wall masks, amusing garden "critters," and functional pottery. She often combines wheel-thrown and hand built pieces altering and incising the surface. Terry studied under Ruth Rippon and has been influenced by many well-known artists and cultures.
Don Augstein, Sculpture
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Don began Indigo Wood & Metal Works (IWM) in 1999. His passion for design and fine detail; working with wood, metal and colorful glass are the inspiration that brought IWM to life.
Don builds custom furnishings that are individual, functional, and compliment their new environment; a welcome addition to your lifestyle.
Blending beautiful woods, metal and wonderful color is the focus. Don produces one product at a time and works individually from design to installation.
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Rebecca Benson, Blacksmith
Rebecca has always enjoyed several mediums in art. In 2006, she returned to school and fell in love with jewelry making and this led her to metal art then blacksmithing. She is fascinated by metal and the the ability to take a cold piece of steel and using heat, transform it into something beautiful. She loves the ring of the anvil when her hammer strikes the hot metal.
Lisa Bone, Pottery
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Lisa has played with clay "seriously" for approximately 10 years, stating, "I'll never live long enough to learn all there is to know about clay as far as how to work it, throw it, glaze it or fire it. What does happen is that I understand something more about clay every day that I touch it. I primarily throw my clay pieces and sometimes push limits to see how far they can change from their initial form to something more ornate and interesting. My Raku pieces are mostly hand thrown and finished in a number of different ways including Horse Hair, Wax Resists, stamps, and unique altered shapes. I am happy to do custom orders and enjoy the challenges of each new piece"
Anne Bradley, Mixed Media and Assemblage
After being a professional watercolor and acrylic painter, Anne Bradley learned to weld and cast bronze as well as aluminum at Sierra College a number of years ago. Bradley explores metal work in sculpture and integrates it into her paintings. She has a continuing interest in experimentation, and gets excited about finding new materials or new ways of using old materials. She starts with words and concepts, then goes on to size, color, and shapes.
Judy Butler, Fused Glass
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Fused glass is a challenging and rewarding medium, Judy notes, "I have been working with glass for 15 years and still find it thrilling, surprising and enchanting. My artwork entails numerous steps that include cutting multiple pieces of colored glass, layering it and fusing it in a specially designed kiln (requiring a minimum of 18 hours). Additionally, I draw and paint on the glass with various enamels and mediums.
My designs are inspired by my love of color, passion for quality, and frequently, a touch of whimsy. Each artwork is unique in design and craftsmanship. I enjoy exhibiting in galleries and art fairs and teaching others the possibilities of glass."Read more link text
Cathy Cline, Precious Metal and Vitreous Enamels
M.s Cline designs gold and silver jewelry and fine vitreous enamels that are inspired by nature's beauty.
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Thien Dao, Ceramic Sculpture
Thien enjoys creating abstract sculptures that have depth and seemingly endless flowing lines to accentuate pleasing figures. Her use of vivid colors emphasizes the subtle presence of internal strength. She is always seeking that indescribable feeling of gratification when a connection is made between a viewer and her art.
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Vincent Di Leo, Photographer and Photomontage Artist
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In Vincent's words, "My photographic images are created by combining photographs, scanned objects and graphics together to create a photomontage. I use multiple layers of photographs and blend the colors and images into one. The creative possibilities are endless with this emerging new art form."
Phill Evans, Sculptural Metal, Stone, Glass, Wood, Static and Kinetic Design
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Local artist Phill Evans has been producing sculptural arts and designs in the Sacramento region for the past 40 years. Inspired by people, places and things, Phill’s curiosity is charged by personalities, historical perspective, geophysical observations and balancing design conclusions with the engineering sciences. Working with metals, glass, stone and wood, Phill has created many award winning sculptural concepts in kinetics, figurative works and public art.
Sue Anne Foster, Mixed Media Sculptor
For 18 years Sue Anne taught classes on creativity at American River College and led workshops around the country. Interest in sculpture since her college days began to surface again after taking welding and casting classes. She is curator of numerous sculpture exhibitions for Valley Sculpture Artists.
Maureen Gilli, Masks and Sculpture
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For years, Maureen has explored the many facets of mask making, mask history and their various uses. Sculpting each mask with found materials, hand-made paper, feathers, grasses and other light weight objects, Maureen captures the spirit and soul of those who might have worn such a mask for a hunt or for petitions to the Gods to supply them with their needs.
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David Graybill, Sculptor
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I knew I would be an artist from age 12. Drawing, sculpture and photography were my main interests. In college, I began making and marketing stained glass panels, terrariums and jewelry boxes and was rather successful. I was a ‘rich hippie’ and had a NEW VW van!
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Doug Hansen, Calligrapher and Painter
Doug started his calligraphy career in the 80s while he was teaching golf. So many humorous and frustrating parts of the game were presented to him that he thought "Why not make light of these situations?" He sold his art to students, pro shops and at art fairs in the Bay Area. Eventually Doug branched out to sign making and kept the humor involved, all the time realizing that life is too short not to get a laugh or two out of the journey we are all on.
Lately he has been painting and incorporating his beloved weathered wood into projects that bring joy, in some fashion, to lots of folks.Read more link text
Steve Harrington. Found Metal Sculpture
Steve assembles "found" objects, welds them together, and assembles them. The result is a statement that reaches out to you. If you take the time to see several of Steve's work, and your inner soul doesn't laugh or smile, you probably are already moved on to the next world, but don't yet realize this. You should come and see his work. It is something to lighten your heart. Warning: you will want to take something home.
Debra Hosler, Fiber and Mixed Media
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In Debra's words, "I enjoy playing with color, texture, pattern, and surface embellishment, and the many challenges and wide versatility of working with fiber as a medium suits me well. I like to use a variety of styles and techniques in my work, sometimes including non-traditional materials and methods. My design approach is generally spontaneous and exploratory, allowing me to consider and incorporate ideas as they present themselves—-I like to ask the question, “What if…?” and see where it leads me in the creative process. My hope is that others will examine my work and experience a sense of pleasure or intrigue."
Rebecca Jaggers, Watercolor
Ms. Jaggers is loving the magic of watercolor with its luminous, fluid, sparkling quality which results when light travels through the pigment and back to the viewer. The tendency of water to move pigment in ways that are not always predictable allows her the opportunity to explore and interact with the painting as it proceeds, not exactly leading but cooperating with it’s unique expressive potential. Her desire is for minimal description, resisting the urge to add much detail and stopping short of the complete explanation, instead allowing the viewer the opportunity to go where their imagination takes them.
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Rose Kirby, Painter and Collage Artist
From Rose, "Inspiration surrounds me every day, and with the use of color, paint, pastel, and collage, I explore those feelings and let my intuition take hold. This is what I’ve gravitated to and am embracing in the moment. Recently I’ve begun painting wildlife and pets, which bring a lighter side and a sense of balance to my work. Much of my work comes from a raw and emotional place, it is referenced from my personal as well as my professional experiences in life."
Once again, Chris Magisano woke up in a cold sweat. Another day of NOT making or creating, this was the exact moment she knew it was over. Her life as a gainfully employed person was about to end. It was March 31st, 2011 and her last day of work. She simply could not stand another minute of the life she had. With all the encouragement needed from Doc G, her wife, she laid down her badge and picked up a hammer and a saw. That was the end and the beginning of The Meltdown.
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Edward Mallory, Plein Air Oil Painter
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Edward Mallory is an award-winning oil painter residing in Roseville CA. He describes his painting technique and style as “minimal impressionist,” focusing on shape, light and color to interpret a subjects form within his paintings. He enjoys painting a variety of landscape, figure and still life subjects trying to say something personal with each painting. When away from the studio he can often be found, brush in hand, capturing the cliffs and crashing waves of the pacific or a vineyard slope at sunset. Returning to his studio he often uses one or more of these small on location plein air studies to produce large studio works.
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Eileen Marcotte, Gourd Artist
"Art touches everyone's soul. Sitting in my studio, creating, is where I feel peace and serenity. Gourds lend themselves to all types of exploration. My work flows with my moods. Sometimes whimsical, sometimes earthy, sometimes deep.
I strive for creations to enlighten the artist in you."Read more link text
Rebecca Martinez, Polymer Clay
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"I didn't choose polymer clay as my medium—-it chose me” explains Rebecca Martinez. “The clay provides so many possibilities for experimentation with color schemes and textures. I always have another idea for earrings, necklaces or other accessories.”
Rebecca typically mixes up a color palette of clay which is inspired by the season or a life event. She models beads, bowls, figures and pendants from the clay in that palette.Read more link text
Michele McCormick, Photography
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"Photography is an amazing journey, and I am delighted to share that voyage with you. I hope you will share your thoughts on these photos, and check back occasionally to see what's new. The joy of photography lies in the pleasure of capturing and effectively realizing images, and understanding if and how those images connect with others."
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Jenn Norpchen, Gourd Artist
For Jenn Norpchen, art has always influenced her life. With a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Fine Arts, she used her background in ceramics and sculpture to meld the two mediums.
Her gourd art consists of a little of this, a little of that…a whimsy. "The whimsical characteristic of my gourds fascinate and delight me. I am enchanted by the imperfect nature of gourds and the fact that no two are alike. The gourd is a magical canvas: its shape and patterns guide the artist to what it will become, ‘each piece unique’."Read more link text
Kat Oliver, Jewelry
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"Creating art is a lot like breathing –- it just has to be done! I was challenged at an early age to create art and the euphoria of creating has stayed with me for over 50 years. Jewelry is a process of knowing techniques, designing and the ability to know your market and esthetic values."
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Jeanette Marie Peterson Jmp21958@aol.com 530-368-0282
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Influenced as a young child by the beauty of stained glass windows in churches, Peterson was drawn to glass art as an adult. She began her craft by making traditional leaded stained glass windows, but soon fell in love with the idea and process of fusing glass pieces together in a kiln with temperatures reaching 1,450 degrees or higher. Anxiously waiting to open the lid after firing is complete to find the radiant colors of the treasures within, she work hard to manipulate sharp, unforgiving glass to create unique pieces that will excite the viewer.
Ann Ragland, Silk Painting and Acrylic Painter
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"Mostly I am interested in the figure although my better-known work are the Yosemite pieces. Formerly, I worked in the batik medium. People fascinate me and depicting them in a fairly abstract way is enjoyable to me. Selfishly, I work for myself and if others enjoy, then all the better. My career goes back to 1959 when I was first juried into the State Fair art show."
Patricia Sokolowski, Sculpture and Ceramics
"From the beginning, my sculptural work has been a continuing exploration and attempt to illustrate ideas and concerns of the human condition of women. I explore many different women's issues, abuse, weight, depression, loss, and how love and family transcends one through it. My latest metal sculpture work stems from loss, and the beauty that can come from it; expressed through images of angels; from there it has become an exploration of the figure without the figure; by trying to capture the figure within the wings or a single feather."
Trisa Swerdlow, Fused Glass TrisaSwerdlowStudio.com
Beyond my internal, daily NEED to create, my art itself is all about finding joy in everyday things and experiences. That is what I express with my work and what I hope I bring to others.
My eclectic personal style is reflected in my art. Pulling from diverse influences ranging from Classic Art, The Impressionist movement, Mid Century Modern Design, Punk Rock, Nature, Art Nouveau, Modern Art, Graffiti Art, even a pinch of Steam Punk. I mentally collect images that appeal to me and my work becomes a true expression of all that I am.
I have been utterly obsessed with glass fusing for the last three years. The more techniques I learn, the more inspired I become to push the boundaries of what is possible. Sometimes this results in catastrophic failure and sometimes it results in awesomeness! Failure makes the successesRead more link text