Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,



The Art House Gallery in Clearlake wants to remind you that their Annual Masquerade Party will be this 3rd Friday October 17th at 6 pm.


It is time for our annual masquerade party October 17th 6-8 pm. Dress in costume or come as you are. That evening we will have live music, refreshments and a completely new art display for the fall to view.


 The Art House Gallery is located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake adjacent to the Adventist Clinic in the Foods Etc Shopping Center. 


Our art classes that we are currently offering are as follows:


Beginning Basket Making-Plait & twin weave using dracaena leaves, shells and seed pods


Beginning Gourd 1-Wood burning design class


Beginning Gourd 2-Paint, dye and wax class


Beginning Gourd 3- Stitch pine needles on gourde class


Natural Jewelry Making 1- Make 3 pairs of earrings using all natural materials


Natural Jewelry Making 2-Learn to make wearable knotless netted pouches for special stones


Jewelry Making-Using stones, beads and precious stones 


Children's Painting Class




Painting using acrylics


Pottery- includes glazing and firing


Candle Making


FREE therapeutic art class-for those dealing with physical, emotional or grief issues (Each class size is limited to 8)


Music lessons we are currently offering are as follows:


Harp-group or individual harps are available to use during lessons, also, flute, piano and guitar


Layaway and Gift Certificates are available.


While in the gallery make sure to check out our Clothing Consignment Boutique where you are sure to find many unique items at LOW prices.


While in the gallery ask for a list of our Outreaches that we host at the gallery throughout the week for our Community.


This Saturday is an Emergency Preparedness Class at 7 pm. This class is an introduction on how to become prepared in the event of a disaster, electrical interruption or just a good common sense approach on what to have on hand for your family in an emergency. This will not only be a practical class but a fun one too. Get prepared.  


If you are unable to attend our 3rd Friday Gala Art Reception this month, stop by during our regular business hours Tuesday-Saturday 10-4. 


If you are interested in displaying your art or to find out more information call (707)-995-2342 or (707) 994-1716.





Plein Air painters will be meeting to paint next 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.



Need suggestions for painting sites, hilly areas would be good to get more dimension in our

pieces.   Let me hear from you,   Patty Oates   263-8909 or





Here’s an update from nationally known weaver and local Lake County artist Sheila O’Hara.


On October 19th Lake County weaver, Sheila O’Hara,  will have her work on display as part of the Textile
Bazaar sponsored by The Textile Arts Council of the de Young Museum.
show will take place in St. Anne's basement in San Francisco, CA. For more
info call Sheila O'Hara at 707-994-0790.

Sheila O'Hara will also be the featured artist at Lake County Wine Studio
for the months of December 2014 and January 2015.

To read and see more about Sheila's work visit her website

  For the Thursday weaving class info - call Sheila at





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...


Saturday, October 25

at 10:00am - 10:00pm


This is a promotional event to encourage transitioning to natural living. Trade, Recycle re-use, Organics, Gardening, Crafts and much more!
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.

Demonstrations, Vendors, Music, Activities for the Kids, and Alternative Resources for anyone interested in a healthier lifestyle.








Here’s a message from Wilda Shock about two workshops 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, Saturdays October 25, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The focus of the second workshop will emphasize fund raising.


Thanks for your consideration!

If you want more detailed info 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.






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 @






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





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:





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





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 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 and be on that email list 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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