If you have the time between 1-2pm please be sure to listen to "Big Art" radio show to get information about what's happening with art in our county. Even, better yet, call in to let Lake County radio listeners hear you talk about your own artist event, gallery/art related venue event, art classes or any other topic relating to art in our county.

This is a free opportunity for you to be able to get the word out to, even, more people in our county about all the art happenings in our county.

Again, this show is on KPFZ 88.1 FM or "streaming live" on
and the number to call is 263-3435.

My son, Diego, and I can, even, two calls at one time so try to make this a priority if you really want to get your message out to more people.

This show is on the last Tuesday of each month
so take advantage of this opportunity for yourself, your business or your organization. Even if your event already happened you can call in and give it a good review or talk about what you want to do in the future to make it even better.

Let's have the phones "ringing off of the hook," so to speak, to show that art is "alive and well" in our County! This kind of response keeps up the momentum and keeps local artists going. We could even talk about how our governor just voted in an increase of now over $7 million allocated towards the arts in California. Let's get some of our local grant writers busy to get some of that money for our county! Do you want to talk about it?!! How do we get some of that money? Go on California's Art Council's website to learn more.

Again, the show is from 1-2pm tomorrow, Tuesday July 30th for one hour each month. Please try to take the time for art sake. 707 263-3435

Sincerely and Thank you,

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


Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,


Here’s the latest Lake County Art News!


Diana Elliott is having a garage sale of art, art stuff, some art supplies, lots of frames Thurs, Fri., Sat, Aug. 20, 21, 22  9-4.  Call her for more information.

Diana Elliott

503 913-2083  cell

12701 Island Circle Dr.
Clear Lake Oaks


3rd Friday Gala Art Reception at The Art House Gallery in Clearlake is this Friday August 21st 6 pm.

This is a great time to meet our artists, hear great music and share in some delicious food. This event is free to the public. We have a completely new art display as well as some new artists.

We are located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake. Our regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-4. (707) 995-2342


 Happening at the Lake County Wine Studio in Upper Lake

August 22, 1:30-4:00PM Silk Scarf Painting Party                                                                                   

Learn to paint on a Silk scarf with Diana Liebe while sipping on a glass of fine Lake County wine. Class fee pp includes all of the materials along with Diana's guidance and a glass of wine. RSVP required. Call Susan at (707) 293-8752.

 August 23, 1:30-4:00PM Silk Scarf Painting Party

Learn to paint on a Silk scarf with Diana Liebe while sipping on a glass of fine Lake County wine. Class fee/pp includes all of the materials along with Diana's guidance and a glass of wine. RSVP required. Call Susan at (707) 293-8752.





Don’t forget to listen to “Big Art” radio show on KPFZ 88.1 FM next Tuesday August 25th from 1-2pm

Let Sherry know if you would like to discuss anything about your art or upcoming art event on the show or maybe call in on Tuesday at 263-3435.

If you would like to be a guest speaker contact Sherry at .


The Saw Shop Gallery Bistro features artists, Ricia Araiza and Michael Leventhal

 The display will be of their collaborative paintings.

 3825 MAIN STREET     KELSEYVILLE     707-278-0129

For information for wine & hors d'oeuvres fee and coupon for Saw Shop contact (707) 278-0129 or to make dinner reservations, and see the menus at

Show continues through September 6




Be sure to visit Lake County Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery


The Lake County Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery’s continues to celebrate summer

August will feature Summer events: water sports, summer activities, etc., throughout Lake County!

September's theme will be Skyscapes --- sunrise, sunsets, clouds, etc.

Join the fun and enter our Theme Shows 

The Main Street Gallery is located at 325 N. Main Street in Lakeport.


Regular hours are Tuesday - Friday 11am to 3pm
Saturday 11am to 3pm

Check out their website calendar for more details about their events, their adult and children’s classes and many other types of art events at

 For more information, please call 263-6658.


Artist, Annette Higday, is featured artist in August at Lake County Wine Studio in Upper

 The Wine Studio now has a website with more info about all their events, including featured artists and art classes!




 NATURE! the current exhibit at MAC is on view until 9/27. It is a lovely show comprised of work reflecting on the relationship between nature, humankind, and art.

 Drawing from Life - Wednesday 8/19, 5-7pm (with clothed model) with instructor Jade Webber drop in fee. Please call in advance 809-8118

Life Drawing Open Session - Saturday 8/22 1-6pm  MAC-CMA members visit to pay and join or

Drawing from Life - Wednesday 8/26, 5-7pm  instructor Jade Webber

DRAWING THE INSIDE OUT - An Expressive Art making workshop visit to learn more about the class. Saturday 8/30 1-6pm with Lisa Kaplan fee + materials fee or save if you bring your own materials.

Musical events every Friday at 7:30 pm visit for details


Drawing from Life Thursdays 5-7 pm. 

Art for Homeschoolers 9-11:30am begins Thursday 9/10

Children's Art (K-8) begins week of Sept 7

OIL PAINTING  TBD - please contact us if interested. 

Visit  to learn more. 


PORTRAITS due Sept 3

Explore the identity of your subject. The hope for this exhibition is to curate a selection of thoughtful and intimate portraits, interested less in the subject's features than in his or her struggles and triumphs.
Learn more about submitting to MAC at

 PO Box 1616

21456 Hwy 175  (@ Hwy 29) Middletown, CA 95461



Don’t forget to visit EcoArts: Lake County Sculpture Walk

Dawn to dusk daily at the Middletown Trailside Park until Oct. 13 2015


Annual Quilt and Fiber Art Exhibition is NOW on display until September 5th .


LOWER LAKE, Calif. – The Lower Lake Historical School Preservation Committee is hosting its annual Quilt and Fiber Arts Show through Sept. 5 in the Weaver Auditorium. The show is open during regular business hours, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Featured artists this year are Sheila O’Hara and her students, Sherry Harris and her students as well as other fiber artists from throughout Lake County. Textiles from Guatemala and Peru, antique quilts and an 1807 spinning wheel also will be on display.

For more info contact Curator Tony Pierucci at or call at 707-995-3565

The Lower Lake Historic Schoolhouse Museum is located at 16435 Main St., Lower Lake, CA





While you’re in Clearlake be sure to visit Imago Art Gallery at People Services.

 Check out their wonderful creative art.

Open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm

Located at 14560 Lakeshore Drive







Be sure to see new gallery in Upper Lake called SA-SAM.

  The gallery’s name SA-SAM is a Tibetan word that means mystic crossroad.  The gallery will be a place for meaningful art, spiritual art and the art of social consciousness.    The motto of the gallery is "Beauty, Love & Freedom.”   Beauty overcomes ignorance, Love overcomes anger.  Freedom overcomes addiction.  This may give you some idea of the type of work that will be displayed. 


Gallery hours are Fridays & Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  The gallery is located at 9495 Main St. #9, Upper Lake, CA. The first show will feature the work of Max Butler and Pinky Mitchell.  Max Butler will be presenting work consisting of paintings, graphic art and Buddhist sculptures.  Pinky Mitchell will be exhibiting gourd art and jewelry. 

 Max would also like to see the other shops in his building filled with artists and crafts people since there are low rent spaces available in this building and other buildings in Upper Lake.  He would like to see Upper Lake turn into an artist's colony.  If that could happen perhaps it would lead to an art festival on Main St.  He said he has the energy to contribute for such endeavors. If you would like to work with him on this idea contact him at  


Art is continuing to be shown at Twin Pines Casino


It's a great venue for an artist.  It only takes 2 hours on a Friday's staffed by Rebecca Stark, Joanne Sharon and Rich Koury and you aren't alone...set up and break down are easy, and the casino people are wonderful to work with.....and don't forget we have the window display and it's never too early to sign up for 2016!!!  We're becoming a force to be reckoned with!!!!  AND sales are increasing.....Any questions contact Linda Moran


Our July featured artist was Linda Marshbanks.  Her presentation was beautiful and her sales were impressive!  Congratulations Linda!   You do beautiful work!




Be sure to stop by Lakeworks when you’re visiting the Main Street Gallery.


Lakeworks is next door to Main Street Gallery and Watershed Bookstore in Lakeport.

Check out all their locally handmade craft and fine art work, much of it is perfect for gift giving.

The Lakeside Art and Gift Gallery in Lucerne have a beautiful updated website.

Be sure to check it out: and when you’re in Lucerne drop by and see their wonderful art!



Wake the Creativity Within

Free Workshops every third Tuesday….the next one is Tuesday September 15th !

Join us in exploration of self, releasing inner talents shy about coming out. Follow the labyrinth to a more content self through the means introduced using crayons, paper mache, batting and other simple “tools”. Discover how sharing in a safe, non-

threatening environment opens one to unrealized possibilities; from chrysalis to butterfly.

Facilitated by Karen Davis (aka Julia Regina) artist of many years.

Funded by Mental Health Services Act Prevention & Early Intervention mini-grant to benefit underserved older adults.

PLACE: Middletown Senior Center Creativity Room
DATE: 3rd Tuesday monthly
TIME: 10:00 am to 12:00
CONTACT: Karen at 707/987-9642 or






The Children's Museum has been asked to come up with an art project related to The Big Read this year - it is To Kill a Mockingbird.

In the past we have worked with the upper grade kids in the After School program at Pomo School and are wondering about having them carve a soap bar in the shape of an animal or person (the way Boo Radley did for Jem and Scout.) Are there any carvers who would like to help us with this? We would buy any materials and they would donate their time - one afternoon in October I think would do it. We would do an article for the paper, they would get the pr.

If you’re an artist who might be interested in participating, please contact Carolynn Jarrett at 994-2878 or email her at .



Artist, Carolyn Hawley, sent a report that supervisor Jim Steele wants to improve the image in our county about art and artists to attract visitors to our area.

He asked her to get a small committee together to work on the Harbor Artists art buildings to get travelers on Hwy 20 to come in and view the art at the Harbor.  The present plan is to give a sculptor a grant to create a large eye catching piece of sculpture at the entrance to the Harbor and he is working on getting a stop light at that corner, since traffic zooms by Lucerne so fast they don’t stop to see what we have to offer. Anyone interested in working on this project with Carolyn is asked to call her at 274-8080 to meet and talk. You can, also, email her at .






The Lake County Chamber of Commerce has a really slick way of getting the word out about events, on a weekly basis, in Lake County!


Be sure to put your art event info on the Lake County Chamber of Commerce website calendar as another way of getting the word out about your event.

 This is a website that many visitors/tourists check out when looking for things to do in Lake County and they now send out wonderful weekly email news.

 Be sure to get on their email list to see how they’re sending out calendar email news. Just look on the left hand side of their home page where it says “stay informed” and enter your email address.

 They are using the Constant Contact program to send out upcoming weekly special event news, which can include your links and flyers. If you all give the Chamber your info you won’t need my old fashioned way of just sending out your verbiage and they have a much larger audience 

 I can continue to market their site to my email group as a way for people to find out what is going on with all events, including the arts.

Let me know what you think.


or contact them at with questions on how to get placed on their Upcoming Special Events Constant Contact email news.





Here’s what’s happening in Ukiah


“Modern Twist” Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art in the context of Pomo Indian Basketry Traditions currently open until August 30th.


On display at Sun House Guild, Grace Hudson Museum


Explore innovations in Japanese bamboo basketry since the mid-20th century, exemplified in the work of 17 modern master artists from Japan. Some of their bamboo pieces, all drawn from the collection of the Clark Center for Japanese Art &


Culture, will be juxtaposed with Pomo Indian baskets woven c. 1885-1905.

431 South Main Street, Ukiah

707 467-2836

Check out their website for other related events






Art Center Ukiah   Artist Opportunities 2015


Celebrate Our Independence Honoring VETERANS CURENTLY open until August 29th


Juried art show with theme of celebrating our independence with a special recognition of artists who are military veterans. Original work can be paintings, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, ceramic and photography. All work must be ready to hang or

display. Work will be shown for the months of July and August in conjunction with exhibit in the Corner Gallery of Rolf Nord Krikien, bronze sculptor, a veteran whose works are part of California Vietnam

Veterans War Memorial who lives in Kelseyville, CA. Art Center Ukiah 201 S. State St. Ukiah, Ca, 462-1400




Art Center Ukiah   Artist Opportunities 2015


 Juried Show.  Original work can be paintings, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, ceramic and photography with the requirement that finished works do not exceed 12” x 12” in size. All work must be ready to hang or display. Deadline for art submissions

September 3, 2015.  Opening reception Friday, September 4th.  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


Be sure to check out Lake County Arts Council’s website for more information about all of the arts events at

Artist, Hal Muskat, welcomes Lake County Artists to post their art related event info on this Facebook page as another way to get the word out about art in Lake County.


Lake & Mendo Cty Vendor



If you would like to hear more about local events to sell at, you can ask to join the Facebook group:  Lake & Mendo Cty Vendor Network.  If your Facebook page doesn't include information about your art or craft, please send a note to the

Administrator Tina Lewis so she knows it's OK to add you!  You can email her at:


Lake County online News wants your news and calendar event info.

 Just go on to their website: and click on their Contact page to their FAQ tab.

One the FAQ tab you can find out how to write a press release or get your event on their calendar. You can, also, email them if you still need help.




Here is a message from the Record Bee News Community Desk


Thanks for including the Record-Bee in with your mailings. Could we request you include a message in forthcoming issues for people to submit any events they'd like to get publicity on to this email address ( )? We already get notice of many of the things you list, but not nearly all and we're happy to include as much as we can.

Thanks for your time.



\Be sure to put your art event info on the Lake County Chamber of Commerce website calendar as another way of getting the word out about your event.



This is a website that many visitors/tourists check out when looking for things to do in Lake County.



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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