Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,




Lake County Artist’s Guild’s Plein Air painters meeting in Lakeport this Tuesday to paint at St John’s Episcopal Church.


 We will try a new day to paint, this Tuesday the 24th around 9:30 at St.John’s Episcopal

Church on the corner of Forbes and Clearlake Ave. in Lakeport.   This will be the last building

subject for a while.   Email to let me know if you are coming.   Hope to

see many artists this Tuesday morning.  

The Art House Gallery had a great show and turnout at this last 3rd Friday Fling.


Thank you to all of you who came from all over the county to support me and our artists at The Art House Gallery in Clearlake. We had a wonderful turnout along with good food and music. If you missed seeing our new show be sure to stop by and see our new art. Our hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am-4pm.


Also, one of our artist/teachers, Sandy Stillwell has started teaching some classes at the Behavioral Health Department in Lakeport.  It is a Native American center.  She loves being with these people because they are so warm and gentle.  Their goal is to pass onto their children and their children's children their culture.  There are elders there that do beautiful bead weaving, basketry and other classes.  Sandy wants to start a seed bead bank for them.  Anyone wishing to donate seed beads to this cause can drop them off at the center located at 845 Bevins Street in Lakeport.  Their phone number is 707-263-4880.  Chris Partida is their Cultural Specialist.  Seed bead donations of any size will be appreciated. Thanks in advance! You can, also, reach Sandy with any questions at . Sandy, also, teaches her bead stringing classes at The Art House Gallery.


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


Therapeutic expressive art class, transformation art offered on the first Wednesday of each month from 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 first and third Saturdays 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.

                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.

                Contact Lora at  for more info and to make a reservation


Jewelry class-basic bead stringing with Sandy on Saturdays 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..

                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.

                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 on Saturdays 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










 A Cobb Mountain artist is showcasing his art at Twin Pines Casino in Middletown.

South Lake County artist, Linda Moran, reported that last Friday’s wine/art reception at Twin Pines Casino was great...the featured artist was Richard Koury....with beautiful paintings and handmade clocks!  Very clever....he made a lot of contacts.  The crowds at this event are increasing each month.  Also to note, the window display has been changed out and it's exquisite!  Featured painters are Alana Tanner of Cobb Mountain Artists with her ink/watercolors, Vic Wroobel with his oil paintings, and Rebecca Stark with her magnificent's a display to be very proud of!  We are making a change though...please update this part....

In order to be in the window, future artists will have to be a member of CMA and also be a featured presenter at the wine/art event.  We're so fortunate to have this venue and we need to support the organizations that make it all possible.    One item of note, Linda Moran will be at the Main Street Gallery through March if anyone wants to come by and see her work.....and she'll be there for the First Friday Fling on March 6th!  She said to come by and say Hi!


Michelle Price will be featured in the window display in April.   

Linda Moran is getting so many requests for the venues at the casino that it is almost filled for the year of 2015. 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 they started in September, there have been sales each month for the last 4 months!  That's pretty good!  Your small membership fee helps them reach a broader audience and create new opportunities for all of us.


Contact Linda Moran with any questions.









The Main Street Gallery in Lakeport is looking for artists to participate with paintings for their theme shows.




Entries will be accepted through Sunday March 1 at 2PM. Stop by the Main Street Gallery any day next week we will be accepting work for the March Theme: 

All work will be presented in the LINDA CARPENTER GALLEY and is eligible for a                    PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

   (the winner of People's Choice will receive:

Due to limited space the size is constrained to 16 X 20, there is a minimum charge for each piece entered. Contact Judy for fee info at


Support the Gallery...Join the fun! Bring your art work by Sunday, March 1

APRIL THEME: Lake County Spring Babies -- Farm life or wildlife

MAY THEME:   Lake County water wildlife


 Diana Liebe classes for adults at the Main Street Gallery

 Wednesday afternoons from 1-4:00pm ONGOING Beginning watercolors
Adults and teens age 12 and up are welcome.
Space is limited so please preregister with the Main Street Gallery at 263-6658
OR email or call Diana at  707-245-7512


Pastel Art Class with Richard Seisser

Every Tuesday  1:00 - 3:00 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 about all of the arts at


The Main Street Gallery is located at 325 North Main Street in Lakeport.  For additional information, please call 263-6658. 





"The Old Time Fiddlers Association continues its monthly First Sunday Fiddlers Jam sessions hosted by the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum this Sunday, March 1st from noon to 2 pm.


Fiddlers will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music. It is a free, family-friendly event. Donations benefit both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund a blacksmith shop on which volunteers are about to start work, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association, who uses it to partially fund their scholarship programs. The stage stop is located at 9921 Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Hwy 29-Kit's Corner. Visit




, check out the stage stop on Facebook at

, or call the museum at 707-533-9990."





It’s time to apply to participate in EcoArts 2015 at the Trailside Park in Middletown. Be sure to tune in to “Big Art” radio show this Tuesday February 24th on KPFZ 88.1 FM or streaming live on

at 1pm to hear more about this sculpture event.


Call for submissions for EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk 2015.
Each piece must relate to nature in material, message or both and have strong artistic merit and be able to be outdoors in temperature extremes.

Go to www.EcoArtsofLakeCounty to download an application. All applications are due with sketches or photos of work in progress and a fee by 3/15. Work must be installed between May 16-27. Deinstallation in mid October. Email or call 707-809-5398 with questions or info on fee cost.





The Middletown Art Center (MAC) Gallery will be opening this March, around the solstice. Be sure to tune in to “Big Art” radio show this Tuesday February 24th on KPFZ 88.1 FM or streaming live on

at 1pm to hear more about the Middletown Art Center.



A new cultural development is underway in Middletown! The Middletown Art Center (MAC) will be a vibrant cultural hub that integrates art education, exhibition, and cultural enrichment. Located at the junctions of Highways 29 and 175, Mac is housed in the old Middletown gymnasium - a 2,400 sq. ft. building currently being transformed into multiple exhibition spaces and classrooms. Help to fund MAC: visit our website to become a member or donate through our crowd funding campaign at


. All donations are tax deductible.


Artists and Art Educators are encouraged to become MAC members, submit work and class proposals:


For consideration by the curatorial team please submit:

  • 6-8 images of your current work including: titles, material, dimensions and pricing,
  • Bio, Artist Statement and Resume with contact information. 
  • Please send digital images and documents to (preferred), or post CD or thumb drives to: PO BOX 1616 Middletown CA 95461.

OPEN Call for Artist Submissions:

Open to all artist and artisans. Please send us your submissions for review. Fine Art paintings, sculpture, mixed media, functional art and small works. We want to see what you are doing! Please submit functional art and small objects by MARCH 10



Call for Sculpture: We will be placing several sculptures in the corner lot next to the Center and in our courtyard garden. We are looking for submissions of works that are dynamic, well crafted and suitable for the outdoors.



Call for Artwork: Landscapes - an innovative approach to landscape in terms of media, technology and/or vision (working title). We are now accepting submissions of Fine Art in all media. The exhibit will open in May as a prelude to EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk, and bring nature into the exhibition space.



Call for Teachers:

Please submit:

  • A class proposal or syllabus and 3-6 images of student work or teaching process. 
  • Resume and a short statement about your approach to teaching art include contact information. Student reviews are a welcome addition.
  • Duration and frequency of class (weekly, every other week, monthly) as well as preferred days/time available
  •  Drop in or series?


Become a member! Join the Adventure! Support the vision!




US Post: PO BOX 1616 Middletown, CA 95461

Checks: Make out to EcoArts, memo MAC Phone: 707-809-5398


Stay tuned for information about our work party in Late February, our preview party in early March and our Gala Opening in late March!








Linda Kelly is updating our Lake County Artists brochure, our Lake County Artists book and our Lake County Artists website. Listen to KPFZ 88.1 FM this Tuesday February 24th at 1-2pm to hear more info about these subjects.


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. 





Harbor Village Artists have scheduled their annual Garden Party for April 11th.


Seeking vendors for this event at Lakeside Art, Harbor Village Artists in Lucerne. Second annual Spring Fling, April 11, open to all with a spring or garden theme! Yard art, plants, outdoor décor, furniture, bird houses or feeders, gourds, photography....etc. 10' x 10' spaces are available. Contact Susan Laymon for booth space fee information or other questions at  

They are still confirming last year’s vendors but anyone with art/crafts that is garden / nature related we would love to hear about.

You can, also, contact Linda Kelly if you are interested or have questions at .







Art Center Ukiah    



Juried Show “Matters of the Heart” February 6th – 28, 2015

Paintings, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, ceramic and photography will be featured.   

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.






Kiwanis Lakeport Memorial Weekend Craft Fair – Deadline to submit is April 25th.


Dear Artisans and Food Vendors:


The Lakeport Kiwanis 25th Annual Memorial Weekend Craft Fair will be Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at the Natural High School (NHS) location on Main Street, on the shores of Clear Lake in Lakeport, CA. 


As in the past, all art and crafts are to be made by the seller and supplementing with other items will not be permitted.  Note:  we will have several vendors with imported handcrafts, and they will be in the international section of the Craft Fair.


Vendors are required to be set up and open during the hours of the Fair.  New hours beginning this year are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.  No early packups, please.  Kiwanis Lakeport will be serving a Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, so vendors may wish to be open early on that day.  Each booth will receive two breakfast tickets.


The entry fee is for both days includes the City of Lakeport Business License fee.  Spaces are 10’x15’.  Food vendors must contact the County of Lake Health Dept. at 707-263-1164 for their temporary food facility permit, current fees and application.


Our Club will maintain its tradition of limiting the number of participating vendors and providing a wide variety of merchandise.  New vendors will be juried and are asked to submit photographs of their art/crafts.  Prior year participants will be given preference in the selection process but ALL applications with fees must be received by the jury date of April 25, 2015.  A response to applications will be sent by April 30th.


On-site overnight vendor parking as well as camping for self-contained RVs will be provided for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  No electricity is available and generators must be pre-approved.  Set up time is after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd.


Proceeds from the Memorial Weekend Craft Fair are used for scholarships and Kiwanis Lakeport thanks you for your interest.  For booth fee info and if you have any questions, please contact Pat Cox at 707-263-8326 or email







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.




Sculpture Trail Exhibit in cloverdale and geyserville


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


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 are sponsors of the Sculpture Trail.

For more details go to:






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

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