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. The
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - email@example.com
707 350 3245
California Basketweavers Association presents
TENDING THE WILD THE WORKSHOP
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.http://ciba.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://www.ghostoftwain.com/
. 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 @ http://www.cac.ca.org/
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.lakecounty.com
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.
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