Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,



The Art House Gallery in Clearlake is now offering therapeutic art classes.


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


For more info on other art and music classes offered at The Art House Gallery either stop by the gallery from 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday or call 995-1716.




Plein Air painters will be meeting to paint this Thursday October 23rd.



October 23, 2014,   Judy Cardinale has offered her property, many spectacular views from

the mountain, patchwork scenes looking down on Kelseyville, Finley, Lakeport and the lake

and mountains beyond.   Follow Konocti Road in Kelseyville past the high school and up the

mountain.   I will park and wait by the entrance to her property on the left.   9:00 a.m. as

usual to catch the early light.   We’re hoping for more participation from our group.



Another recent email update from Patty Oates said she will not be available for this week’s paint out because of having some family medical

 needs.   She will not be meeting people at the driveway to Judy Cardinale’s

property.   It may be that there will be rain anyway.   


 She said to remember that they have available the

annex at the Kelseyville Senior Center every Friday, at 10:00 a.m. for their painting group.  

There is a small monthly fee every month to participate.   She said it would be nice to see more artists participate.   



They, also, need suggestions for painting sites, hilly areas would be good to get more dimension in their




Contact Patty with any questions or suggestions or reconfirm what’s happening this Thursday at  263-8909 or






This next Saturday October 25th will be Lake County Farmers Finest last Saturday market of the season at Steele Winery from 8:30-12noon.


If you were thinking of buying some of the craft artists’ craft items sometime this summer and haven’t, this is your last chance to buy from them at the market. Most of the Saturday Farmers Market crafters will be there this weekend. Think of holiday gift giving with items purchased from your favorite craft artists and pick up some quality produce and other food goodies at the same time.

Located at Steele Wines

4350 Thomas Dr & Hwy 29 near
Finley, between Lakeport
and Kelseyville (next to Rainbow Ag)

There will be one more Tuesday market at Steele Winery October 28th from 8:30am-12noon.




Here’s a message about a jewelry making workshop this Saturday October 25th with the Creative Gathering group in Clearlake Riviera.


Next Saturday afternoon (1:00 to 4:30) we will have an "extra" gathering for October.  Jewelry artist, Kim Costa, will be facilitating a fun workshop making embossed metal charms for jewelry (contact her to receive a flyer at ). 

Workshop participants will use the Sizzix Big Kick Machine to emboss metal blanks, and then color and "patina" the pieces. Combine your embossed creations with beads, cord, chain and findings and VOILE, fresh and unique wearable art for you, or for holiday gift giving!  This is a fun and easy process, and the workshop will be relaxed and a bit free form. 




We need booths! Its free, 10x10 space inside or out. Arts, crafts, activities, games, face painting, fresh non GMO produce, hot food, beverages (no alcohol please), etc...


Lake County Fair grounds

401 Martin St, Lakeport, California 95451

Saturday, October 25th from 12pm-10pm


This is a promotional event to encourage transitioning to natural living. Trade, Recycle re-use, Organics, Gardening, Crafts and much more!
Demonstrations, Vendors, Music, Activities for the Kids, and Alternative Resources for anyone interested in a healthier lifestyle.

Do you have something to sell, trade, or share or demonstrate? Contact us to get a FREE Vending Space call Traci, (707) 245-4925 or Dawn, 707-349-1309
Or if you musically inclined and would like to perform give us a call.







Here’s a message from Wilda Shock about a workshop relating to nonprofit fundraising being held at Mendocino College in Lakeport.


Please share with your colleagues in the nonprofit and art world.  Terry Fries is experienced in the challenges of managing small not-for-profit organizations.  He has held staff positions with Big Brothers of America, the Easter Seal Society, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, among others.


The workshops will be held at the Mendocino College Lake Center campus in Lakeport, Saturday October 25th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The focus of this workshop will emphasize fund raising.


Thanks for your consideration!

If you want more detailed info and cost of workshop contact Wilda Shock at to receive an email flyer. .  





Lake County’s Newest Adventure!


Steam will make a triumphant return to California’s Clear Lake the weekend of October 25-26, 2014 as the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce celebrates Spirits on the Loch: A Lake County Time Adventure. This family-friendly celebration is open to the public and will feature music, food, vendors and home-made steam-powered boats.


This affordable, interactive, educational family event will feature a kid’s area, food, adult beverages and a multitude of activities and exhibits while a variety of bands fill the air with song. There will be a huge variety of ways participants can be involved with interactive displays, activities and vendors.  


Each day will also include two special events. The Eve Regale Masquerade Ball Dinner will be hosted Saturday night. This will be an evening reflecting the entertainment and grand meals that the elite enjoyed while journeying from one side of the largest natural lake in California to the other just for the spirit of it! Indulge in a meal similar to one that might have been enjoyed by those that flocked here to play and just get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life a century ago. While your taste buds are dazzled, your senses will be delighted by the musical sounds of inventor, percussionist & composer Andy Graham and the new world sounds of Whispering Light Plus be astounded by the Magic of Ray Hoey.  Sunday we will see a fleet of miniature steamboats racing for the flag in the Spirits Regatta. Remember Pinewood Derbies and building something with your parents?  Now you can give that memory to your child and learn a little about steam propulsion at the same time. Keep your eyes posted and start looking up designs for different steam engines now! Most of them can be made from things you would normally throw away. Join us in a Pop Pop Boat Building Workshop that just might give you the upper hand. If you are even slightly competitive keep your ears open for the details on the upcoming Pop-Pop Building Workshops in Clearlake.  Science teachers, don’t miss this opportunity to engage your students in a fun and friendly competition that will teach the basics of steam propulsion. Challenge your other neighboring classroom or rival schools!  


There will also be costume contests so participants can celebrate the imaginary realm of Steam Punk where time travelers have come to the future and recreated present-day technologies through Victorian era methods including steam power. This fictional genre is gaining great popularity and this two-day lake-side celebration will highlight many aspects of this movement. Check back for info on a costume building workshop.


Spirits on the Loch: A Lake County Time Adventure is sponsored by the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, The Lions Club, Tatonkaland Trading, A&B Collision, The Dre Will Foundation, Lake County, The Venue at Camp Indian Meadows, Shady Acres Campground, Featherbed Railroad and a huge number of enthused volunteers.


A variety of genre-appropriate entertainers and vendors have already signed-on to participate including:

·         Matthew Gaulden of Rolling Ball Sculptures from Kelseyville is well known for making unique, hand-made, kinetic sculptures for over 10 years.  Mr. Gaulden will be creating a large scale, interactive, marble run machine with a steam punk theme special for Lake County.  


·         Mr. Nutty illustrates the centuries old technique involving floating colors on a liquid medium to create beautiful flowing patterns.  The post production use of marbled goods will be shown in hatbands, scarves, bandannas, vest & coat linings, as well as books and props.  


·         Michael Stewart of Quick Silver Mints creates authentic, handmade medallions. Stewart’s custom dies and designed love coins, dog spirit collars and other medallions are engineered from the first industrialized tool of the Renaissance times.  


·         Red Couch Production will bring Victorian Red Couch Paddlewheel craft and other antique-looking watercraft.  

·         Andy Graham of ‘Slaparoo’ will perform and share the Slaparoo and the new ‘Noodle‘.  ‘The Bass for Drummers‘ is a fully-tunable Electric Percussion Stick which allows anyone with a sense of rhythm to tap out patterns and bass lines not possible on a traditional bass guitar or other instrument. 


·         Lake County’s very own Kinetic Sculpture Racer, Elliot Naess will be displaying his “Pear County Chopper”.  His pedal-powered amphibious vehicles are well-known for racing along the west coast and now, a chopper!  


·         You won’t be able to look away once your eyes capture the Intergalactic Imagination Transporter. Its creator Greggo Nett will show how you can make recycled materials become art and wearable fashion.


·         There will be entertainment throughout the event, including the original songs and sounds of ’Fred & Melissa’ featuring ‘John Z’ as lead guitarist plus many more.


Opportunities for vendors, performers and sponsors are still available with information on the event website. With the history of steam power on Clear Lake and the enthusiasm for the Steam Punk genre this event promises to be an exciting blend of old world reality and new world fantasy for present-day fun for all ages.

Coordinator  - 707 350 3245





California Basketweavers Association presents



10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday October 25 or Sunday October 26

Pepperwood Preserve/ 3450 Franz Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95472



Enrollment is limited/pre--‐‑registration required.



Master Weavers from California tribes will share stories of their journeys as basketry artists

and their unique relationship with the natural environment at Tending the Wild – The Workshop

at Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County. The one day presentation runs from 10 a.m. to 5

p.m. and will be offered on Saturday October 25 or Sunday October 26.

The event is designed to provide insights into this one of California’s oldest art traditions.

Presenters will discuss the concept of Indigenous Stewardship Methods (ISM) that reflects

traditional Native perspectives of land management, including the advantages of periodic





Workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn about and work with the plant fibers

California Indian basket weavers use. Attendees will identify, clean, trim and split fibers from

juncas, sedge, willow, bracken fern root and redbud. They will also be introduced to special

instruments that can analyze historic hand--‐‑crafted baskets.




Highlights include presentations by M. Kat Anderson, ethno--‐‑botanist and author of the book

“Tending the Wild”. Ben Benson, Native Studies educator and Pepperwood Preserve’s

Cultural Resources Manager will also participate in the day long program.

The non--profit California Basketweavers’ Association (CIBA), established in 1992 has

approximately 1,000 members statewide and provides opportunities for weavers to convene,

learn, exchange information and showcase their work.



Advance registration is required as enrollment is limited. Saturday or Sunday tickets (includes

lunch): Registration details: www.










Here’s a message from Lake County’s Poet Laureate (2012-2014) Elaine Watt about Lakeport Writing Workshop with Clive Matson on October 25th and 26th.


Clive Matson will visit the Lake County Arts Council Gallery on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday October 26th and present a writing workshop. This will be the tenth year that Mr. Matson has been coming to our area. People in his workshops succeed in bringing out the stories and poems inside them, the passions that blossom in our everyday lives. Some writers are astonished at the ease and value of the writing that pours out.

 His favorite quote of the day is Van Gogh’s “I dreamed my painting and I painted my dream.” Matson will show how that simple transfer, bringing a dream into concrete reality, works well in writing.

 This workshop is for beginners, for developing writers, and for professionals who want to expand their horizons. Saturday will be for getting acquainted and starting to write. On Sunday there will be time for more writing, reading, compassionate criticism, and summary.

Clive Matson writes poetry, short stories, essays, and plays.  He has led writing workshops for thirty-five years, holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University, and teaches at the University of California Extension in Berkeley.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 25, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Main Street Gallery, 325 N. Main Street, Lakeport, CA 95453. To find out about the workshop fee and to register, call the Main Street Gallery at (707) 263-6658. For more information about the workshop, call Clive Matson at (510) 654-6495 or go to his website:




This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.




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 will have a Holiday Shoppe at their galleries.  We would like to invite Lake County artists to participate. The gallery will be decorated with Christmas trees and handmade holiday decorations and offer the public unique handmade crafts and original art created by our local artisans.


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


We are looking for artists & craftspeople to help us fill up our Holiday Shoppe with a variety of holiday faire.  



Call Linda Kelly 367-9038 or for information.





Lakeport Women's Civic Club’s Craft Fair and Bake Sale is Saturday, November 1st.


 It will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1st at the Kelseyville Presbyterian Church from 9:00-4:00.


 Call Cheryl Prince Robbins to find out about space fee and reserve a table at 263-3445.





CobbMtnArtists' Holiday in the Pines Art and Craft Faire Saturday and Sunday, November 8th and 9th 10am-5pm.


This year’s 11th annual holiday show will be at the Mariah Meadows Resort and Spa, 10848 Highway 175, in Loch Lomond.


Fine Arts & Crafts, quality handworks, silent auction, door prizes, plus “My Divas” will sing traditional Christmas music Sunday at 1pm.

For information:  Joanne Sharon (707) 987-8827 or





Here are some updates about events from the Lake County Arts Councils executive director Shelby Posada.


The Arts Council has 2 events upcoming @ the Soper Reese Theatre.  An Evening With Mark Twain w/impressionist McAvoy Layne who has been the ghost of Mark Twain for over 20 years.  You can check out @ his website

 . This will also be our annual mtg,, but open to all who would like to enjoy this delightful story teller on Wed., Nov. 12th beginning @ 6 pm.


On Sunday, Nov. 16th we will hold our second auction of the works of three artists: Gerald Thompson, Jerome Seitz and Samuil Marcu.  All this on top of First Friday Fling featuring "Whispering Light" with Kevin and Lindy on guitar and flute.  They did a national tour this summer to sold out houses in New York. 


We are also lining schools up for Poetry Out Loud.  We've had consistent participation from LLHS, but I'd love to see some schools in other areas of the county in this national poetry memorization/recitation competition.  More info on line @







Kelseyville Artworks presents A Holiday Boutique. 


 Artists' Reception Friday, November 14th 5-8/ Open Studio Sat. and Sun. November 15th and 16th 11-5. 2932 Buckingham Drive, Kelseyville.

Featuring Handcrafted Holiday Gift Items, Paintings, Ceramics, Silk Paintings and Hand Dyed Silk Scarves, Photographs, Jewelry by local artists.  Raffle for a variety of artist's creations. Winners need not be present to win.

Thanks, Jeanne Landon-Myers  349-4565 if you have any questions





Interested vendors contact Lake County fairgrounds directly to be involved in a Holiday Gift and Craft Bazaar NOV 15 & 16


The Lake County Fairgrounds is bringing back one of county’s favorite holiday events. We will be hosting on November 15th and 16th a Holiday Gift and Craft Bazaar with a special preview showing on Friday night showcasing the talents of our local crafters and makers in Lake County. If you are interested in displaying your wares for sale, please call the fairgrounds at 263-6181 or email your information to




Craft Vendors Wanted:


Quality vendors wanted for the 7th Annual Christmas Craft Show in Middletown hosted by
the Middletown Lioness Club and held at the Lions Community Building, 15299 Central
Park Road November 21st 2-6pm and 22nd 9am-3pm South end of Middletown

Vendors are selected on a first come first chosen basis. For more information about cost and to receive an application email Teri Beagan at - or

Call her at (707) 295-0535. 

This is a juried show. 





Brassfield Estate Winery will hold its third annual Art & Wine Show on Nov. 22.

You might have to be a member to attend.


For more information contact Nahani Fox at 707-560-2910 or .

Brassfield Estate Winery is located at 10915 High Valley Road in Clearlake Oaks.




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:





Crafters wanted for Saturday December 6th.


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.






Childrens' 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






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].


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 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 (no shows in October but two in November, Tuesdays November 4th and 25th) of the month from 1-2pm

Promoter for Lake County art tourism

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