Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,




“Big Art” radio show on KPFZ 88.1 FM, with Sherry and Diego Harris, will be happening Tuesday November 25th from 1-2pm. Please call in to talk about art!


The purpose for the show is to help give artists a voice in Lake County and beyond by “streaming live” off of the internet on



 Lake County artists and art supporters are welcome to call in to the show at 263-3435.


Let’s talk about you as an artist, art teacher, art and craft event organizer and what you are doing in Lake County. Are you involved in a gallery event or teaching art classes, when and where?  Call in to let everyone know about your holiday craft shows (the results of ones that just happened or ones that are coming up). Call in to let listeners know about anything to do with our local artists, please! It would be great to have our phone lines ringing off of the hook so that our local radio and outside listeners on the internet know that art is growing and very alive in our county.


Yes, please take advantage and help support the purpose of “Big Art” radio show by calling in tomorrow, Tuesday at 263-3435. This is the kind of show that can only thrive on participation from our artists. Let’s show our county that art is a very important topic for a radio show and that Lake County benefits from having active and creative artists contributing to community art activities. This is also to remind you all that this is a nonprofit public service radio station and program and we are not allowed to mention the cost for any events, services or products but we can allow callers to give out their contact information for people to find out more info off the air.


We look forward to hearing from you and our next show, after this one, won’t be until December 30th so really consider calling in if you have some important art info to get out to the public as not everyone gets Lake County Art email news.     



The Art House Gallery in Clearlake.


View their new art exhibit and their Christmas tree full of handmade ornaments!


November is already here and the gallery members are displaying many different and inexpensive original Christmas items for gift giving, including a holiday tree with handmade ornaments. This gallery is one of the best places to find art at affordable prices for everyday or for the holidays. There truly is something for everyone as they have one of the largest varieties of art mediums in Lake County under one roof!  

Regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-4 and located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake. For directions or more information call 707-995-2342. While visiting check out their art class schedule and music lessons that they hold there. 

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas from The Art House Gallery






Here’s a Holiday sales opportunity for artists update from the Linda Kelly from the Lucerne Harbor Artists Village in Lucerne.


Harbor Village Artists in Lucerne at 6100 E. Hwy 20  have a Holiday Shoppe at their galleries.  They would like to invite Lake County artists to participate. The gallery is decorated with Christmas trees and handmade holiday decorations and offers the public unique handmade crafts and original art created by local artisans.

Refreshments will be offered every Saturday and Sunday in November and December from 11am-4pm. 


They are looking for more artists & craftspeople to help them fill up their Holiday Shoppe with a variety of holiday faire.  



Call Linda Kelly 367-9038 or for information.









The Lake County Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery in Lakeport invites you to come by and see their art throughout November.


The Main Street Gallery invites you to join the Gallery that features new work from three artists.  Patti Kubran presents her impressions of Lake County landscapes in photography.  Carmen Brittain shows her humor in acrylics, while Richard Seisser, best known for his work in pastels, presents a full body of work in acrylics.

 Continuing in the November show is the winner of the Kelseyville Pear Festival Poster Contest, Ruth Morgan, showing her whimsical three dimensional and wall art and Richard Schmidt displaying his wonderfully executed paintings of cowpokes framed in handcrafted barn wood along with landscapes. Debbie Jorgenson delights the eye with her delicate work in pastels; while, Marcie Long’s art provides a counterpoint in her large and colorful paintings in oil.

 Also continuing from the October show are Judy Cardinale with beautifully executed landscapes and “critters”, Stephen Rotter with work in pastels, photography and sculpture, and Susan Johnson with paintings in pastels and watercolor. Rounding out the show are the fine drawings and photography of Peter Shandera and the large abstract work of Shelby Posada in mixed media.

 “Winter in Lake County” is November’s theme show in the Linda Carpenter Student Gallery. Also on display will be a few pieces of art from the estates of Samuil Marcu, Jerome Seitz and Gerald Thompson

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









Here’s a message from Lakeport Main Street Association Lakeport




 The Lakeport Main Street Association, the City of Lakeport and the Lake County Chamber of Commerce are Co-sponsors of this special Christmas event in downtown Lakeport. We would like to invite your organization to participate in this year’s Very Merry Main Street event.


Activities will include a visit by Santa, Children’s Fair (this is where we hope you will participate), a Lighted Holiday Parade, and downtown shopping.


We hope you will help by offering a holiday arts or crafts project or activity during the Children’s fair from 2 to 5pm. Here are some details:


· You plan and prepare an activity for up to 400 children

· You bring all the supplies needed for your activity/project

· LMSA will reimburse you a certain amount to cover costs (contact them to find out and get an application form emailed to you)

· You provide your own table and chairs, pop-up tent, chairs etc. Must fit into a 10 x 10 space

· There will be no electrical service available, Bring materials to promote your services

 Have fun while supporting· our community



For more information or QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL PAULA AT 707-263-8843 OR 707-533-9870



6th Annual Holiday Boutique hosted by Ukiah Valley Girl Scouts


BIGGER Than EVER!! Crafts, Food & Music!
Fairgrounds in Ukiah - Carl Purdy Hall!!
Saturday November 29th (Thanksgiving Weekend)
For ALL info, follow link:




The 55th Annual THANKSGIVING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR happening at Mendocino Art Center in the town of Mendocino is a traditionally top rated holiday fair.

Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29, 10 am – 5 pm


In what has become a north coast tradition, thirty-five juried artists and craftspeople from throughout Northern California will 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, and more.




Free therapeutic “expressive art session” by Susan Reiver will be held at The Art House Galllery.


December 3rd 2-3:30pm

15210 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake


Therapeutic art classes are now being held at The Art House Gallery. These classes are free and all materials are included. This class is a great class for everyone, however, it is specifically helpful to those that are having issues such as grief, loss, depression, and trauma or finding themselves in a transition phase in their life.


Susan Revier, who holds a MA degree in transformative art, is the teacher.

Please contact her, directly, to reserve a place in her class at 707 987-8946 or




Here’s an invitation to all Lake County Artists from Lake County Arts Council’s Judy Cardinale with their Main Street Gallery in Lakeport.


Come join the excitement!
Show your work for a month!
Open to all Lake County Artists

Theme show:
 DEC. -- Holiday events/scenes/still life...use your imagination!
                Think outside the box!

This show will be held in the Linda Carpenter Gallery
through the month of December. There’s a small entry fee and 20% commission to Gallery.

Limited to 16X20 size.
Must be properly framed, ready to hang and original work of artist.   

Contact the Gallery to find out the deadline to submit for the December show.

Details, including information about the entry fee, are obtained at the Main Street Gallery or
via email to:




Steele winery is having their Holiday Open House weekend Dec 5th & 6th Friday & Saturday 11 to 5 pm. The winery will be closed Sunday Dec 7th.


25 other wineries are participating Dec 5, 6 &7, with wine sales & some may have vendors.


Steele Winery will have several artists & crafters in the warehouse with 3 more openings. 10 x 10 space

NO FEE FOR SPACE, donation of one small item for raffle to benefit Kelseyville High School Music Dept.

Set up can be after 3 on Thurs Dec 4 or 8:30 Friday Dec 5. Vendors can keep their items overnight in the warehouse for Saturday.

Let Pam Williams know if you would be interested. They are doing as lot of advertising so there will be a good turnout.

Pam Williams
Tasting Room Manager/Zin Fairy
Steele Wines




NOW TAKING ENTRIES FOR ARTIST SPACES! The next CAC Art Market is Saturday, December 6th from 11am-5pm at the Calistoga Art Center. 


We are anticipating that the influx of visitors for the Tractor Parade will provide a good turnout. Also the annual Christmas Bazaar will be in the Tubbs Building (next door) helping to draw people to the fairgrounds. There will also be holiday art activities for children and adults at the CAC during the Art Market.  

 Space is limited, so get your application and $25 space fee in soon. Please send them to the CAC at PO Box 197, Calistoga 94515. Or pay your space fee online from our website Art Market page

and mail the form in.  

 Hope you all have a good Thanksgiving.  And we hope to see you in December!    

 Michael Easterday

CAC Board & Art Market Chair 

 P.S. Here is a link to an Art Market entry form.





Craft Fair at Big Valley Grange in Finley


Sat. 12/6  8am-3pm -  Crafts plus bake sale and snacks

 Sun. 12/7 8am-3pm -  Crafts plus breakfast and bake sale

1510 Big Valley Rd,

Big Valley Grange, Lakeport (at Finley line)

Any questions about space availability call 928-4010 and leaving a message, or sending email to





Country Craft Faire at Lakeport Senior Center Saturday December 6th 10am-4pm.


Country Christmas Craft Faire at Lakeport Senior Center, 527 Konocti Ave, Lakeport: Sat Dec 6 from 10 am - 4 pm. Handcrafted items only, room for 20-25 vendors using provided tables, or can bring own.


Vendor app due Nov 10?  Call 707-263-4218 to find out charge for table space or larger and for app to be mailed to you.


If you’re thinking of being a vendor ask them if they will be putting readable signs pointing the way to the Senior Center, at least, on the turn off corner of Lakeport Blvd. If they don’t, think about bringing some signs yourself.




A few hand crafting artisans wanted in Hidden Valley to participate in the annual Stone house open house and holiday party on December 6th from 4:30-6:30pm.



The Stone house is the oldest historic building in Lake County.  It stands within the gates of HVL and every year they are open to the public and to our community during the holiday.



There will be decorated trees, music and food and beverages at this event.  We thought that maybe this year it would be nice to invite a few artisans that make wooden tools, cloth dolls, hand knitted items, tree decorations to come and set up an area to sell their wares.  


It would be particularly impactful if the artisans gave thought about the historic period in which this house was occupied, 1820s.

There would be no charge to participate; we only have a very small area, so at the most thinking 3 persons.  We would provide the tables.  We would ask the participants to make a donation to the Stone house if they sell goods.


Since we have never done this before we have no way to provide input on how exactly this would work.


The set up should be simple as space is limited and we cannot set up anything until 4, the event starts at 4:30.


Contact Cheryle Trammell to let her know if you would like to participate or have any more questions









Hand Painted Silk Scarf Workshop  Saturday December 6th 1-4pm at the Lakeworks


307 North Main Street, Lakeport



Make and take a Silk Scarf



Local Artist Diana Liebe

 Will demonstrate how to make a

 Hand painted Silk Scarf which makes a very special

Christmas gift 



Each participant will paint and take home a hand painted

Silk Scarf




Contact Diana about fee per person, payable at workshop.

You can, also, paint a second scarf for ½ price.


Space is limited sign up early!   707-245-7512









Colori Viventi Studio in Hidden Valley Lake is offering Mosaic Classes


Learn the ancient art of mosaic with Italian artist Francesco Cafiso!


We are currently featuring our Introductory Class:

A series of 3 - three hour classes.

This series concentrates on basic techniques using glass tesserae.

You will be able to design and create your own work of art! 

All levels and ages welcome!


Contact: 707.987.8794 or for more information about the

Cost for taking the classes.






Free Memory Wire Bracelet Class at Lakeworks Saturday December 13th 1-4pm.



307 North Main Street, Lakeport



Instructed by Sandy Stillwell


Everyone will complete a bracelet during this fun


...all materials provided

...youth 10 & above and adults invited










Here’s information for artists who would like to show and or demonstrate their art at Twin Pines Casino.




 South Lake Artist Committee of Cobb Mountain Artists has been given 2 venues through Twin Pines Casino. One is to be a demonstrator for their monthly wine/art event on the 3rd Friday of each month from 5-7pm.  The other is to share space in their window display inside the entry doors for a period of 3 months.  They are wonderful to work with and help in so many ways to make us shine.



At the last third Friday wine/art event in November our demonstrator was Ralph/Lee Rosenden.  Lee Rosenden was present for the demonstration and sold a painting.  Last month's demonstration was gourd art by Rebecca Stark, who sold 2 gourds.  December will be Joanne Sharon.



These events are a gift to us from the casino and there is no commission or charge of any kind to the artists.  Representatives of our group are there at every event to offer help in setting up, security and support.



Linda Moran is looking for artists who would like to participate in either of these events for the year 2015.  


There are still openings for both events for the new year and if you would like to participate please call Linda Moran at 987-2045.




Children’s' Museum of Art and Science (CMAS)
is looking for art teachers to teach elementary school students in after school programs.


 What their organization is about:


Providing Art and Science experiences for the students of Lake County, CA.



CMAS is a 501c(3) non-profit organization established to provide art and science education and experiences for Lake County youth and their families.

Our long-term goals are to: develop a mobile unit to take standards-based art and science lessons to Lake County schools, and establish a permanent hands-on art and science museum.

We believe:

Experiential learning is powerful and effective for children of all ages, socio-economic levels, ability levels and cultural backgrounds.

Science and art education and experiences are important to our culture, our economy, and our future.

Art and science experiences provide opportunities for personal growth, cooperation, self expression, shared exploration, decision making, basic skills practice, and the exercise of imagination.

The natural attributes of Lake County, including human resources, should be used to develop respect for and understanding of our world.

Local children and their families, as well as visitors, would benefit from the enhanced educational and recreational opportunities a museum facility would offer.

Community partnerships offer a wealth of opportunity to supplement public education in areas like art and science where funding is limited.

If you are an artist with a little extra time and would like to help young children experience some type of creative art project, think about giving back to your community by teaching a class once in awhile. This organization will help you by paying for the materials that are necessary for the project. You get a lot more by giving than getting. 


Contact Carolyn Jarrett if you have any questions or want to know more about teaching art classes at 707 994-2878 or




Artists sought for 2014 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2014-2015 upland game bird stamp.         

The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and over.

Entries will be accepted through Dec. 12, 2014.

This year’s stamp will feature the Gambel’s quail, and art contest entries must include at least one Gambel’s quail.

Entries will be judged on originality, artistic composition, anatomical accuracy and suitability for reproduction as a stamp and a print.

The contest will be judged by a panel of experts in the fields of ornithology, conservation, art and printing.

The winning artist will be selected during a public judging event, with the date and location to be announced later.

An upland game bird validation is required for hunting migratory and resident upland game birds in California.

The money generated from stamp sales must be spent on upland game bird-related conservation projects, education, hunting opportunities and outreach.

CDFW sells about 200,000 upland game bird validations annually.

Any individual who purchases an upland game bird validation may request their free collectable stamp by visiting


For collectors who do not purchase a hunting license or upland game bird validation or for hunters who wish to purchase additional collectible stamps, an order form is also available on the website.

For contest information and entry forms, please visit




Local Authors' Day At LakeWorks Saturday December 20th noon until 5pm.



(307 North Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453




--‐--‐Our Talented Local Authors will be on hand ALL



--‐--‐Reading and Chatting about the creative writing

process, getting published and their unique works

and perspectives.


--‐--‐All Books by local authors will be discounted.


--‐--‐Call 707.263.5787 for times to visit specific authors





Tina Lewis is doing a great job helping local crafters and craft related vendors communicate about their events on the Facebook site [Lake & Mendo Cty Vendors].


Event Coordinators: Please help us Vendors by spreading the word via all possible media outlets as soon as your event details are confirmed. Promotions is so important, and the earlier, the better! If you forward your email, I can share a contact list. Or if you send me a promo blurb, I can post to online Event Calendars, and forward to Lake County PEG TV, where I am the producer of Spotlight On music & event videos. If you attach photos of your flyers, participating Vendors can help spread the word by posting around LC.

Contact Tina if you are interested in participating at




Here’s another new message from Tina Lewis

I have a lot of jewelry and supplies, far more than I can use or sell, it appears! Would anyone be interested in a supply / product swap? I am thinking during our slow season, perhaps mid to late January. We could invite vendors, friends and the general public. If we can locate a free space, no fees for us. I am willing to consider north, south lake county or my home town of Kelseyville. I can create the promotions, but would want you to share. Please weigh in with comments so I know you're interested. Thanks!


Contact Tina if you are interested in participating at






Here is some important information to any of you who are a member of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce and market your events with them.


 The Lake County Chambers of Commerce website calendar will soon appear on


 Please submit your event information yourself to the Lake County Chamber of Commences website.

 Starting immediately we will no longer be updating our own calendar. 

 Thank you,

 Donna J Howard, Office Assistant

Lake County Visitor Information Center

Physical address: 6110 E. Hwy 20, Lucerne, CA 95458

Mailing Address: PO Box 1025, Lucerne, CA 95458

Phone: 707-274-5652




Fax: 707-274-5664




If any of you out there are good at grant writing and would like to help the arts move forward in our county, please check out Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.


OUR TOWN: Introduction

Art works to support creative, economically-competitive, healthy, resilient, and opportunity-rich communities. Excellent art is an essential part of building a strong community, as important as land-use, transportation, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety.  Artists and community development practitioners across our nation --sometimes one and the same, sometimes working together -- are striving to make places more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. The NEA defines these efforts as Creative Placemaking.

Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Artswill provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking projects that contribute towards the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Our Town prioritizes partnerships between arts organizations and government, private, and nonprofit organizations to achieve livability goals for communities.

Our Town offers support for projects in two areas:

·         Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities

·         Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking

Through Our Town projects, the NEA intends to achieve the following outcome: Livability: American communities are strengthened through the arts. See "Intended NEA Outcome" for more details.

Go to our new Exploring Our Town

online resource, which includes case studies of more than 60 Our Town grants with an insights section of lessons learned.

- See more at:






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.


If you would like to receive my basket, gourd or nature jewelry art classes information contact me at .


Please try to get me your info for this newsletter, at least, before or on the Tuesday of the week you want your event to be announced.



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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