Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,





Some of you had a chance to listen to artist CarolLynn Tice this Tuesday on “Big Art” radio show


The information below is for those who sincerely want to have a better chance of selling their art to make an income.

CarolLynn shared a lot of information about what artists can do to sell their art on the internet. Below are some sights that she shared with us.


One of the websites that sells originals and sell prints as well is

Some other websites that she thought of for selling prints and other products that she thought artwork would do well on is, and It's time consuming uploading all the photos and it takes time to attract followers, but once the uploading is done, there really isn't any maintenance or additional work that needs to be done by the artist. 

CarolLynn sells her originals on Etsy as well as prints and digital downloads. She said that she is all about taking advantage of social media as she sees it as free advertising. She knows it works because statistics on her Etsy page shows that she gets visitors from Pinterest and Facebook every day. She also knows it can be confusing at first and so time consuming to set up.


Here is the info that CarolLynn plans to post on her website in case you don’t save what I’ve sent you in this email. You could, also, copy and paste to save in word.

These artist websites offer originals and some offer print on demand services. The commissions and fees vary.




These websites offer a variety of products, but charge a low commission.


These websites offer a print on demand service.


Art consulting firms and art publishers and licensors are always looking for talented artists for assignments such as hotel projects and licensing contracts with big box retailers. Companies they are currently taking art submissions on their website are... (for this website, click on ‘about us’ and then ‘contact’ for the artist submission option)


Here are some good articles on the subject of licensing art.


Photo editing websites that are free and don’t require signing up, but have an option to upgrade to a paid subscription. The free version works fine for simple photo editing.


Here is one more resource that CarolLynn thinks might be very helpful. The website actually has some articles that have useful information.  She included a link to a 'print-on-demand' article and an interview she thought was really good. She subscribes to the newsletter since it's free. She said she will add this to the information to share on her site  as well.


Let me know if you are interested in learning more about selling your art this way as I’m interested myself and I think it would be great if we communicated with each other about how it is working for each of us. Contact me at  CarolLynn Tice said she would, also, be willing to help, too.







Here’s the latest news from the Lake County Artist Guild


Hello Artists, the Lake County Artists Guild will meet at 1st and Forbes in Lakeport on Friday, January 30th, at 10:00 a.m.

to paint or draw the “blue steeple” church.    Please contact Patty Oates, phone 263-8909, or email her at

 to let them know if you can come Friday.   Bad weather will keep us home.  The Main Street

Gallery in Lakeport will have a “historic building” show coming up and members may want to enter.  

We will try for some of the other historic sites in upcoming plein air meetings.

 A reminder that dues are due for the Lake County Artists Guild.

 The Lake County Artist Guild bus tour to “Botticelli to Braque”  at the Legion of Honor, which was in the

planning stages has turned out to be cost prohibitive, so we have to cancel.   We are still exploring the

possibility of hosting a workshop to come during pleasant weather, with a local well known teacher/artist.  

Stay tuned for more info. on this.


For those who like to paint in a group, the Kelseyville Art Club meets on Wednesdays starting around 9:30

and stays as long as we like in the afternoon.  All styles and mediums are welcome, and there is a very small

charge to support the Senior Center.


An open studio at the Main Street Gallery with Richard Seisser hosting at no charge is starting on the 2nd

and 4th Saturdays of each month in Lakeport at 11:00 a.m.   Bring your paints, any medium, and paint!










Come Fiddle Around at Ely Stage Stop on the first Sunday of each month


As the first barn was nearing completion at the Ely Stage Stop and Country Museum, it became clear that the museum would be much more than simply a place for the public to enjoy its wonderful displays and historical artifacts. Lake County has a bounty of talented musicians and dreams were being fulfilled that would celebrate these local musicians and the American music heritage from the Ely Stage Stop Victorian Era.



Don Coffin contacted Greg Dills, Ely Stage Director, looking for a place for the California Old Time Fiddlers Association’s District 10 to play. District 10 serves Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties. Coffin attended a docent meeting and when asked if his group would be interested in meeting at the stage stop to jam sometime, he gave an enthusiastic positive response. A decision was made on the spot and the dialogue moved to firming up a plan. The porch and/or barn were offered and the first Sunday of the month was chosen.



The mission of District 10 of the California Old time Fiddlers Association, cited on the website, is “to promote an interest in the old time American fiddle styles and to create more opportunities for interested parties to learn about the lineage of fiddle music in America, to promote activities related to old time fiddling (jams and concerts, and contests), to foster a sense of community in this shared musical treasure, and to preserve a truly American art form.” The Ely Stage Stop has proven to be the perfect venue to foster the Association’s mission and to get our local community involved.



The Fiddlers’ Jam runs at the museum on the first Sunday of each month from 12 noon through 2 p.m. Come early to picnic and check out the latest museum acquisitions and displays. This free, family friendly event can be enjoyed by all, young and old alike.  Enjoy the music with beverages and tasty treats.  Bring your own wine and sip it in Ely Stage Stop wine glasses that are available for purchase. Come ready to clap your hands, tap your toes or get up and dance!



The stage stop, operated by the Lake County Historical Society, is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Hwy 281) in Kelseyville. Current hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Visit or, check out the stage stop on Facebook at, or call the museum at 707-533-9990.



For any questions contact Linda Drake at










News from Lake County Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery



Main Street Gallery

325 N. Main Street


1st Friday Fling February 6th,    6:00 pm

Meet the artists and enjoy appetizers & wine



Pastel Art Class with Richard Seisser

Every Tuesday  1:00 - 3:00 Contact gallery for info for class fee.



Watercolor Art Class with Diana Liebe

Every Wednesday  1:00 - 4:00 Contact gallery for info for class fee.



Open Art Class with Richard Seisser

Every 2nd & 4th week of each month

No charge for class


Be sure to check out Lake County Arts Council’s website for more detail info at




For the 4th year the Lake County Arts Council was chosen to pick the winners in art & poetry for our High Schools


U. S. Academic Decathlon  for 2014-2015

Norma Cromwell, Program Coordinator for the Lake County Office of Education announced the overall        curricular theme will be Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation.


For the fourth year, the Lake County Arts Council (LCAC) has been asked to judge in two categories. Posters in the art curriculum and Poetry in the literature curriculum.  LCAC will present cash prizes to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in each category and will present them at the February 7th award ceremony which will be held at the Kelseyville High School.          Executive Director of LCAC, Shelby Posada said, "It is and honor and exciting to participate in this competition that hones the skills of our young people and puts them a step up on their journey into their future."








Creative Gathering Group is getting together Saturday February 14th



Friendship Bracelet             Instructor: Naomi Key

 Saturday Feb 14th   9:30 – 12:30


Stacks and Stacks of bangles. This is a fun bracelet, you can’t make just one!! You will be learning a two needle technique that is then zipped up with crystals or stones!

We'll meet at our usual location, the Clear Lake Riviera Association Building on Soda Bay Road, corner of Soda Bay and Fairway Drive.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Also, I would appreciate an RSVP  (  if you plan to attend so that I can prepare accordingly. 


 Twin Bead Bangle by Jill Wiseman      Instructor: Naomi Key

 Saturday Feb 14th   1:30 – 4:30


This is a bangle made with the new “super duo” or twin beads. This is a great project for any level! Fun! Great project for all levels, from beginner up. You can’t make just one. Here is a chance to play with one of the many new two-hole beads. A quick and easy project.

We'll meet at our usual location, the Clear Lake Riviera Association Building on Soda Bay Road, corner of Soda Bay and Fairway Drive.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Also, I would appreciate an RSVP  (  if you plan to attend to that I can prepare accordingly.  THANKS!


I hope to see many of you there…and bring a friend!

To find out more info about the class fees and materials needed for these classes contact Kim Costa for her to send you a detailed attached flyer.





Artists wanted for demonstrations or art showcasing for the 3rd Friday of each month at Twin Pines Casino in Middletown.


Here’s an update on the wine/art event at Twin Pines Casino for the month of January.  Our featured artist was Michelle Price who works in various mediums.  We're excited that she will be featured in the window display in April.  Michelle came to us through your advertising in this space and we're delighted to have her and thank you so much for this outreach.  I'm getting so many requests for the venues at the casino that it is almost filled for the year of 2015, and we are changing one of the requirements to be featured here.  That is, for future sign ups,  you will be required to be a member of South Lake Artists or Cobb Mountain Artists.  It's a very popular venue and since we started in September, there have been sales each month for the last 4 months!  That's pretty good!  Once again, thank you Sherry!  Your small membership fee helps us reach a broader audience and create new opportunities for all of us.


Linda Moran is always looking for demo or art showcase for the 3rd Friday of each month for Twin Pines Casino, and also to fill their window space on a 3 month rotation. 

Keep in mind, there is no commission and no percentage taken from them...and they're delightful to work with.



Contact Linda Moran with any questions.





Linda Kelly is updating our Lake County Artists brochure, our Lake County Artists book and our Lake County Artists website.


Linda Kelly with Lakeside Gallery at the Lucerne Harbor Artists Village is updating out double sided, three folding brochure that lists Lake County galleries, art venues, and artist studios. If you want to have your art related business in the brochure will be a small charge to help with printing costs. Contact Linda at to let her know you are interested. We’ve distributed large quantities of these brochures, in the past, to as many tourist visited locations as possible. The more we can print and distribute the better.

Linda is, also, updating our Lake County Artists book and will be working on updating our Lake County Artists website. If you want to be part of these two projects contact her for that, too.  





All kinds of art, craft and music classes are being offered at The Art House Gallery in Clearlake in January and February.


Therapeutic expressive art class, transformation art offered Wednesday Feb. 4th 2-3:30pm.

                Contact Susan Reiver for more info and make a reservation at or call 707 987-8845  


Hand building with clay pottery classes offered on Saturdays Feb. 7th and Feb. 21st from 10am-12:30pm.

                Contact Linda Fielding at 998-9198 for more info and make a reservation.


Drawing class taught by Lora Serio on various days and times of the week in Jan. and Feb.

                Contact Lora at for more info and to make a reservation


Acrylic painting class taught by Lora Serio on various days and times of the week in Jan. and Feb.

                Contact Lora at  for more info and to make a reservation


Jewelry class-basic bead stringing with Sandy on Saturday Feb. 21st 10am-1pm.

                Contact Sandy at for info and make a reservation


Candle making class taught by Stephanie Figueroa at various days and times of the week in Jan. and Feb.

                Contact Stephanie for more info and make a reservation through http://www.facebook/candleplay


Basket, gourd and nature jewelry classes taught by Sherry Harris on various days and times of the week in Jan and Feb.

                Contact Sherry at for more info and to make a reservation


Children’s painting class taught by Shannon Taylor Saturday Feb. 28th 10:30am-12:30pm.

                Contact Shannon for more info and make a reservation at 995-1261  


Children's Watercolor Painting Class Feb. 14th 10:30-12 fee includes materials.

                Contact Laura Ramirez at


Piano, flute and harp classes are offered on Thursdays by Linda Brown.

                Contact Linda for more info and reservation at 245-4517 or


Piano classes are offered by Lora Serio on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

                For more info and reservation contact Lora at


Gallery days and hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.

15210 Lakeshore Drive

Clearlake, CA 95422





Lake & Mendo Cty Vendors

Tina Lewis has put together a list of 2015 Vendor events on her facebook page to download.


Some of these dates may be changed, as they are based on last year's calendar and their board might not have met yet to confirm this year. I will update when I get corrected dates. You could add events or correct dates too! Just upload and send back the revised version




There’s a new place called The House of Living Rhythm (the big white church building) on the corner of First and Forbes in Lakeport.


Check out this site to find out more info about their events:





Art Center Ukiah   Artist Opportunities 2015



Juried Show “Matters of the Heart” February 6th – 28, 2015 Call for artists work with the theme matters of the heart. Original work can be paintings, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, ceramic and photography. All work must be ready to hang or display. Deadline for art submissions February 4, 2015.  Entry fee info and entry forms available at the Corner Gallery 201 S. State St., Ukiah or email Art Center Ukiah 201 S. State St. Ukiah, Ca 462-1400


ART CLOCK DESIGN COMPETITION AND FUNDRAISER                               MARCH 6TH thru 28th, 2015

Art Center Ukiah is asking artists to create a functional clock expressing their personal design style. The clocks will be judged by the public and the ACU Board committee.  The clocks will be on exhibit March 6th – 27th   at the ACU Gallery and featured as part of Art Walk Ukiah.   The winning artist will receive a $100.00 cash prize. The clocks will be auctioned by silent auction to benefit Art Center Ukiah, with final bids accepted at a special reception held on March 27th   5 pm – 7 pm.  Open to all ages no entry fee required.  For entry form and/or details of constructing Art Clocks, email or contact Jill Schmuckley 707 391-8057.  Deadline for entry is February 28, 2015.  Art Center Ukiah, 201 S. State St. Ukiah, 462-1400.






It’s time to apply to participate in EcoArts 2015 at the Trailside Park in Middletown




Attention Artists:

If you are interested in creating large outdoor work "in dialog with

nature", we encourage you to apply for the 2015

13th Annual EcoArts: Lake County

Sculpture Walk


Our goal is to exhibit work with strong artistic merit that stands up to 5 months of outdoor

temperature extremes while exhibiting to an audience of over 3,000 persons in a rural

community. Join the EcoArtists who have produced many such inspiring works.

2015 will be our 13th year and each year the exhibit gets longer, stronger and more



Each piece must relate to nature in material, message or both and have strong artistic merit!

You may submit up to three pieces.


For more info and to download application go to:










A new art center will be opening in Middletown!


Check out their new website:


More news will be coming soon!










Sculpture Trail Exhibit in cloverdale and geyserville– Call for Artists


Exhibition dates: May 7, 2015 – May, 5, 2016

Deadline for entries: February 20, 2015


The Sculpture Trail is a year-round outdoor exhibit (sculptures change each May) in the Northern Sonoma communities of Cloverdale and Geyserville. Each year the Trail receives excellent media PR, including directing people to the Sculpture Trail website. Many locals and visitors enjoy the exhibit taking with them our high quality brochure. The high caliber of sculptures entered contributes to the success of each Sculpture Trail. The Cloverdale Arts Alliance and the Geyserville Community Foundation, sponsors of the Sculpture Trail invite sculptors to submit proposals. Sculptures for Cloverdale must be free-standing while Geyserville will consider free-standing and staked pieces.

For more details go to:







Artist, Diana Liebe, recently, relayed some interesting information.


She said that the general manager, Todd Wisiewski of World Mark resort in Nice would like to know about all of the events going on in Lake County for his guests to be able to attend. He would also like to know the events at Soper Reese Theater. Hundreds of people stay there from all over the world!  Diana feels that we are really missing out by not tapping into this opportunity to give him information about all of the events happening in our county.


Contact Diana at  if you have any questions as she has been teaching classes there for several years now and is working on further events with him at this time.





Here’s what’s happening in Napa Valley with their Arts in April campaign for art events in April. Maybe Lake County Artists can learn from how they are promoting this campaign and maybe we can do something like this in Lake County. They list many ways artists can get involved. Please be sure to read below.





















Arts in April Offering Ideas


There are so many ways to create a vibrant and engaging Arts in April event. Here are a couple of ideas for events that we would want to attend.

Think beyond the wall. While we love visual art forms as much as the next person, Arts in April is also a place for performance art, performing art and music! Engage your audience with interaction and leave a lasting impression.


Bring creatives together. One of the things we love about Arts in April is that it ties different types of creativity together. We'd love to see a discussion about the creative process across mediums and disciplines. What would happen if a winemaker, a chef, a musician and an artist were all to discuss how creativity plays a role in their profession? We think this would make for a very exciting discussion!


Give people a hands on experience. What could be more fun than enjoying a glass of wine, taking in the Napa Valley landscape AND getting your hands dirty? We would love to see events or tutorials that give Arts in April attendees the opportunity to get in touch with their creative side.


More is more. We think bringing different art forms together is a great idea. What about a thematic grouping of different artists or mediums that explore a central idea? Exhibitions that pursue an idea in various formats are sure to create a buzzing dialogue that leaves a lasting impression.


Be site-specific. Think about the amazing assets your venue has. Is it great architecture? A beautiful landscape? An incredible history? Have an artist engage directly with an aspect of your venue as a way of creating an interesting dialogue and highlighting something special about your brand.


Stay tuned to future Arts Council Napa Valley newsletters and social media posts for additional event ideas. And remember, if you're looking for an artist or an idea, we are happy to help. Contact our producer, Danielle Smith at





If You're An Artist


If you're an artist and you're wondering how to get involved, we're happy to tell you that this year presents new opportunities for individual artists to engage in Arts in April.


Engage Art Festival

This year, we're excited to announce Engage Arts Festival, a two-day juried exhibition of Napa Valley artists at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga on April 25th and 26th. This event will be the official closing event of Arts in April and is designed to give Arts in April attendees a chance to engage with the Napa Valley's finest artists. For more information, visit or download the Call for Submissions here.


Create Your Own Event

We are now accepting events outside of wineries and tasting rooms!


You are free to submit an event at an arts venue, store, outdoors, or at a variety of unique spaces. If you would like to show your work during Arts in April we suggest coming up with a creative event idea and partnering with a like-minded venue to maximize exposure for your work. For more information about building an event, please contact our producer, Danielle Smith, at


Art Conversations 

For those of you who are interested in producing a conversation, panel discussion or speaking series, we will be highlighting these events in promotional materials as "Art Conversations". Arts in April's Art Conversations is an attendee favorite and generates a lot of interest and intrigue!


Local Artist Call Opportunities


Art Extravaganza

Join American Canyon Arts Foundation for their 23rd annual Art Extravaganza at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards! Art Extravaganza is a juried show, with the exhibit running from April 1-9, 2015. This year, Mario Chiodo, nationally acclaimed sculptor, will be the guest speaker with the topic "From Monsters to Monuments".

Yountville Juried Showcase

Yountville Arts presents a one day Artist Reception open-to-the public art show and sale with a maximum of 47 high quality California artists to be professionally juried: event hours to correspond with Yountville's annual Art Sip & Stroll Art Walk event.




Sign up for Arts in April Today!





For any and all Arts in April questions or requests for additional information, contact:


Danielle Smith

Get Ready for Arts in April 2015








If you have art related news that will be happening in or near Lake County, please try to get me your art related info for this newsletter; at least, before or on Monday of the week you want your event to be announced.


If you would like to meet me, Sherry Harris, in person, to talk about art or art events, I’m at The Art House Gallery in Clearlake on Thursdays from 10am-1pm or Diego’s Gallery in Upper Lake on most Sundays from 11:30am-4:30pm. Call me if you want to make a definite appointment at 350-2116.


I’m, also, interested in finding artists or groups who would like to promote themselves or their art events on my “Big Art” radio show on the last Tuesday of every month. Please contact me if you would like to talk on the show.



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

Lake County Art News email newsletter


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