Here’s the latest Lake County Art News

All kinds of art classes offered at the Middletown Art Center, or MAC, 21456 State Highway 175 in Middletown.

Dear Friends:

A few changes and additions to our schedule as we continue to move Beyond the Fire:

MASTERMIND, SATURDAY 11/14, 1-3:30pm with Dr. Ann West
Uncover your Life's Purpose:
Motivation, plan of action, the role of the subconscious, how purpose inspires self confidence, the power of faith and thought.
$15 donation, free to those who lost their home

with Shirley Dodge and Peggy Thompson
For those who are experiencing the trauma of the Valley Fire
You are invited to:
'New Beginnings - Putting Words and Art Together'
 Rediscover and explore your stories using collage and painting to create a visual reminder of your inner strength, courage and wisdom.
 In this class we will explore putting words and art together using mixed media, collage, and painting.
   We are all born artists, no prior art experience is necessary.


with Shane Powers
WEDNESDAYS, 3:30-5:30 pm

THURSDAYS Nov. 3, 12, 17. K-8, 10:00-11:30 , 7-12, 12:00-1:30
With Sage Abella & Lisa Kaplan

SATURDAY, Nov. 21, 10am-1pm

Stay tuned for more classes beginning after Thanksgiving! visit us at


to stay informed. : )

MAC is open Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

For more information call 707-809-8118 or email

Art classes happening at Lake County Wine Studio
9505 Main Street, Upper Lake, CA  Phone: (707) 275-8030

 November 15, 1-4 PM
Wine & Art with Anna Sabalone - exploring Perspectives  fee includes all supplies, instructions and a glass of fine Lake County Wine.

November 28, 2-5 PM
Wineglass Painting Class with Michelle Price fee includes supplies, instructions and a glass of fine Lake County Wine.

For information about fees go to the website below.

SECOND SUNDAY SALON, #34, November 15th

Yep…That’s right.  It’s time for the thirty-forth running of the Monthly Artist confab at the Hillcrest Studio in Clearlake.

Hope you can make it.  Remember it’s all afternoon, 1-7:00’ish.  POTLUCK and small donation to keep the event afloat
is never turned down.

Hope to see you,
Peter and Vicki

Devin Negrete posted in Lake County (CA) Art & Artists.

A message from local film maker Devin Negrete

Hello, You may have seen my previous posts about a film I am in the process of making titled "CLEARLAKE"

The film is almost done! the final shooting dates are coming up, and I am looking for volunteers for crew positions. 2 - 3 volunteers for the crew position for the final filming dates of the film, which are NOVEMBER 16TH - 27TH

Gas money and food/drink will be provided.

Send an email to if you are interested


I need an RV, for a short scene - The RV just needs to be parked in a parking lot


Gas money for the travel to the set will be provided, plus food/drink while we film

"Holidays At The Harbor" 2nd Annual Christmas Shop is now open on weekends during the months of Nov and Dec 2015, 11am-4pm

Sponsored and operated by Lakeside Art, Harbor Village Artists at the boat launch in Lucerne!!

Come see items such as hand crafted Christmas décor, ornaments and gifts items.

Gift Shop will open on Nov. 7th thru Dec. 20th.

Harbor Village Artist Complex is using one of its galleries for artists who have lost their art supplies to the fire.

ARTISTS... if you have any art supplies that you are not using and know you will not be using. How about donating them?

We are located at 6197 E. Hwy 20 in Lucerne Thursday - Sunday 11:00 - 4:00

If you are unable to drive to Lucerne ... I can set up a time to meet you and pick up the art supplies.
We will use the gallery at Harbor Village to store these items for artists that have lost theirs in the fire.

ARTISTS... if you need art supplies due to your loss in the fire.  We will have the gallery open for you
There will be no charge for the art supplies.

Thursday - Sunday 11:00 - 4:00
Also by appointment if those days are not good for you.
Please contact: Linda Kelly or call 367-9038

The Art House Gallery in Clearlake will be having their 3rd Friday Gala reception Friday November 20th from 6-8pm

Come and enjoy looking at holiday ornaments made by artist members on display on our large Christmas tree and new inexpensive artistic gift items that our artists created for holiday gift giving.
The Art House Gallery is located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake. Their regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-4.
 For more information about the gallery or becoming a member you may call Melinda Young at (707)995-2342.

Here's, artist, Linda Moran’s update for the Twin Pines Casino art and wine event for November 20th from 5-7pm.

Linda Marshbanks unbelievable, and talented artist is featured this month at Twin Pines Casino on November 20th.    She's done the most amazing poster for the post fire exhibit. Come for that if for no other reason!  It comes from the heart and like all of her work, it is truly beautiful.

Also, don't forget, if you really enjoy wine you can taste for a small fee for 2's a great deal!  Art and wine together in one event!

Here’s a message from Library Technician, Jan Cook from Lake County Library

SUBJECT: Know Lake County features Soper-Reese Theatre with Mike Adams happening at the Lakeport branch of the Lake County Library Saturday November 21st at 2pm.

The Lake County Library invites the public to get to know about Lake County’s Soper-Reese Theatre in the November 21 installment of Know Lake County (KLC) a free lecture series. The diverse programs take place on the third Saturday of each month from February through December at 2:00 p.m. at the Lakeport branch of the Lake County Library, 1425 N. High Street. For more information about Know Lake County and other library programs call 263-8817.
            Mike Adams, the operations executive director for the Soper-Reese Theatre (SRT) will present a program on the “Soper-Reese Theatre – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” Adams will discuss the history of the Lakeport Theater, the Reese family, the acquisition by the Lake County Arts Council and the renovation process to date. The conversion of the Lakeport Theater, a movie house, into the Soper-Reese Theatre, a performance venue, began in the 1990s and will continue into the future. Adams will also cover the long and short range plans and the current and future uses of the theatre. The theatre’s website is


            Adams is a general contractor and was the facilities planner at Mendocino College from 1985 to 2013. He has been involved in the planning and renovation of the SRT from 2004 to the present. He has been operations executive director since 2011.
Know Lake County delves into many facets of Lake County, including human history, natural history, outdoor recreation, science, performing arts and programs for children. The family-friendly programs are designed to inform and entertain Lake County residents about Lake County. Some programs will cover interesting lore about the county and others will cover the work that community organizations perform.
KLC’s 2015 series will conclude in December with Carolyn Jarrett from the Children’s Museum of Art and Science. Know Lake County will continue in 2016 with a new series of lectures beginning in February.
            The Lake County Library is on the internet at


and on Facebook at
Library events are also posted at

263-8817 ext 17106 phone; 263-6796 fax
1425 N. High St, Lakeport CA 95453

BARRA of Mendocino will present its Thirteenth Annual Artisan Faire Artisan Faire is held in conjunction with the Thirteenth Annual “A Taste of Redwood Valley” Holiday Wine Sale.

 **November 21 and 22 from 11 am-5 pm each day

The location at the beautiful BARRA of Mendocino Winery in Redwood Valley. 7051 North State Street, Redwood Valley, CA 95470.

Reception for new exhibit at Sa-Sam Gallery in Upper Lake on Sunday November 22nd from 1-5pm.

On Sunday, November 22nd, Sa-Sam Gallery will be putting up a new show of art work.  The show will feature woodcut prints by Max Butler and new gourd art by Pinkey Mitchell.  Included in the show will be a suite of five paintings on papyrus by Max.  These paintings have redemption as their theme.  They tell of a misguided young man, who lived in India during the time of the Buddha. This man committed many terrible deeds, but was saved through the intercession of the Buddha.   This story although ancient is also appropriate today when one considers the troubled lives of so many people in our society.  Max also will be showing some of his latest Buddhist ceramics.

Pinkey Mitchell will be presenting a number of thunder gourds.  A thunder gourd as the name implies produces a thunderous sound.  Pinkey also decorates them with beautifully painted life affirming designs and symbols.

Please Come by if you have the time.  Thanks, Max Butler

 Diego’s Gallery, Tony’s Antique store and April’s Sewing Shop will, also, be participating during the Sa-Sam Gallery reception with their shops open in the same building on the corner of First and Main Street in Upper Lake on Sunday November 22nd from 1-5pm.

Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts Sale at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts 1-4 pm on Saturday and Sunday November 21st and 22nd

The Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts of the Santa Rosa Area is sponsoring a sale
of members work including Sheila O'Hara's tapestries.
The sale will be held in conjunction with the International Fiber Arts exhibit at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol.

Diego and Sherry Harris will be at the 56th Annual Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair at Mendocino Art Center in the town of Mendocino.

Friday & Saturday, November 27-28, 10 am – 5 pm
Free Admission

In what has become a north coast tradition, thirty-five juried artists and craftspeople from throughout Northern California exhibit original handmade artwork. The Mendocino Art Center’s galleries and class studios are transformed into a two-day holiday marketplace, providing residents and visitors a pleasant alternative to hectic, stressful mall shopping while supporting local and regional artists. Featured will be a wide array of unique, high quality artwork and gift items, including handcrafted jewelry, original paintings, functional and decorative ceramics, fiber art and clothing, handcrafted herbal body care products, holiday ornaments, fresh holiday wreaths and more.
Also watch on-going textiles and jewelry making demonstrations, and savor a delicious assortment of festive food items.

Holiday Gift & Bazaar at Fairground in Lakeport Lewis Hall

Sat Dec 5th 10am-5pm
Sun Dec 6th 10am-4pm
Enjoy wares from local talented makers and crafters, food, demos.
Free admission.

7th Annual Holiday Boutique & Silent Auction hosted by Ukiah Valley Girl Scouts

**Saturday December 5th, 2015 - 10am to 4pm

Location at the Ukiah Fairgrounds,
Free admission & Free Parking

 Calistoga Art Center Holiday Art Market

Saturday, December 5th, 8am - 5pm

Go to the site below for the market entry and application form info.


Tables for vendors are available for the Big Valley Grange’s seventh annual Christmas Craft Faire on Saturday and Sunday December 5th and 6th from 8am-4pm at Big Valley Grange Hall, 1510 Big Valley Rd, Finley.

Call 349-2342 or email Deadline is November 21st.

The Hidden Valley Lake Christmas Craft Fair is in search of vendors for the annual fair, 87-scheduled to be held December 6th in the Green View Room on Hartman Rd from 9am-3pm.

To reserve a space contact Carol Brossler 987-8177

Next CobbMtnArtists meeting is Dec. 9th.

The next meeting will be the regularly scheduled December meeting on Wednesday, Dec 9. There will be NO meeting this month. I'll send out a reminder email with the location, as FEMA is still using The Middletown Senior Center.

Here’s a message about a Christmas craft show event at Ely Stage Stop

We have decided to go forward with the Christmas Marketplace at The Ely Stage Stop and Marketplace on December 19th 2015.  We are encouraged by the response from the vendors at the October Marketplace.  We have learned some lessons from October and are prepared to provide a congenial environment to enjoy an event.  I enjoyed all the vendors at the October Marketplace and it was a great get together and we are planning on promoting the Christmas Marketplace better.  Space will be limited to 10 vendors but I think that The Christmas Marketplace can be a benefit to our community.  Hopefully the weather will be cooperating and that Santa will draw in some of the younger folks in our community to learn something about the history of the Stage Stop and Lake County.

Many of the past vendors have signed up for the Christmas event but there might be space for one or two more. Contact Steve Hendricks with any questions.

 Steve Hendricks

KPFA Winter Crafts Fair, December 19 & 20, 2015 - 10am to 5pm Saturday and
Sunday, Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA.

Lake County artist, Sheila O'Hara will be in booth 404 with her tapestries
as one of the 200 juried vendors.

The Art of Marketing Art

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Lake County is bursting with creativity and gifted artists.  Gregg Lindsley, Lake County artist and teacher, will provide some practical tips about how to get this fantastic work out of the shadows and into the public’s eye.
Go on


to find out fee info.  Limited to 25 people.
Registration deadline: January 4, 2016

Does anyone have a microwave they want to get rid of?

I need a functioning microwave for an art project. Message me and I will get back in touch with you to pick it up.

Thank you,
Christalene Loren

Subject: Valley Fire

I’m Walter Libby and I lost my home and welding/art shop in the Valley fire. We were not insured and I heard about some help with those who lost their way to work. Maybe some help with basic tools, equipment in these times, anything that helps us get are lives back would be great. thanks

 Walter Libby

Here’s a reminder to craft artists that CERF+ has emergency grants, no-interest emergency recovery loans and other assistance available for professional artists working in craft disciplines.

Please pass this information along to artists and other art organizations in Lake County.

Direct Assistance to Artists Working in Craft Disciplines

CERF+’s programs include:
•       Grants up to $5,000;
•       No-interest loans up to $8,500;
•       Booth fee waivers at craft shows;
•       Discounts on materials and equipment from suppliers and manufacturers;
•       Assistance with business development through referrals to consultants and other low or no-cost resources
For eligibility requirements and more detailed information, please visit the Emergency Relief section of our website or contact us at:

PO Box 838
Montpelier, VT 05601
ph: (802) 229-2306
fx: (802) 223-6484


CERF+ on Facebook

Studio Protector: Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Information for Artists

The CERF+ Studio Protector website has extensive information and resources designed to help artists and those helping them in the post-disaster cleanup effort, as well as disaster planning resources.
Here are links to the Cleanup, Salvage and Volunteer Management sections of the website:


The Studio Protector also has information on getting help from other relief providers and the arts sector. This information can be found at



Wildfire preparedness resources can be found here:


Stay in Touch with CERF+

We rely on people like you to let us know when an artist has been affected by a disaster. Help us help artists in need by staying in touch with CERF+. Join our mailing list to receive these notices and other CERF+ information aimed at safeguarding and sustaining the careers of artists.

Thank you for helping spread the word about CERF+!

Please contact me if you have questions,

Les Snow
Program Manager


Artist, Odile Marie Epps, has lost her home in the Valley fire and all her art works are gone.

Could anyone help her locate Christina Drukala. She was heading a grief support group with the Hospice services a few years ago. They told Odile she no longer works with them. Christina used art as a mean to express feelings of grief. Odile attended her group and painted a series of 7 watercolors symbolizing different steps through the grieving process.  Christina had taken pictures of all Odile’s paintings on this subject.  If Odile could contact Christina, she might be her only hope to recover the print of those paintings. Odile thinks she might have been involved with some of the artist groups in Lake county and she believes she lived in Cobb.

Please let Odile know if you have Christina’s contact info.


You can contact Odile Marie Epps at 707 295 0486.

Artist Getaways in 2016

Occidental, the Sonoma coastal forest
May 1 - 6, 2016
Murphys, the Sierra foothills
May 22 - 27, 2016
Occidental, the Sonoma coastal forest
October 16 - 22, 2016


Wishing Lake County Artists and Art Supporters much love and happiness during the holidays.


Sherry Harris
Programmer for “Big Art” radio show on KPFZ 88.1 FM and streaming live on

   on the last Tuesday of the month from 1-2pm
Promoter for Lake County art tourism
Certified Tourism Ambassador for Lake County
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