Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,



Here’s the latest Lake County Art News!





Congratulations to the Middletown Art Center for another great exhibit!



The Innovative Landscapes exhibit opened last Saturday night at the Middletown Art Center.  The reception was a success with about 150 guests! The show includes14 artists plus another 4 artists' work in ceramics, and glass.  Be sure to see the show! The exhibit will close 6/23.


Open Thurs- Sat, 12pm-6pm, Sun. 12:30-5pm

21456 Hwy. 175 at the junction of Hwy. 29 







CobbMtnArtists next meeting is Wednesday May 13th


The next meeting is this Wednesday, May 13, 7pm, at The Middletown Senior Center's community meeting room. The entrance faces Hwy 29 (Calistoga Rd.).



As part of our "Artist Presents Series, Rebecca Stark will talk about getting hooked on gourds. She says: "I have been a gourd artist for 10 years. Most of my work is wood burned and carved.  I also use ink dyes, alcohol inks, sea grass, pine needles, beads, and many other objects to embellish my gourds."



Please join us!! This series is open to the public and is a free event.








We are having a Farmer's Market at Tatonka Land Mini Golf in Clearlake every Wednesday starting May 13th.


 If you are interested in renting a 10x10 space, please contact us at Tatonka Trading or call 994-1661. It will be from 5-8pm. We want vendors for produce, craft people to sell their products, etc. So come down and talk to us.






Lake County Artists Guild News


Another special plein air day will be Friday the 15th at the Rodman House at the

Preserve, on Westlake Drive near the Nice- Lucerne cutoff.  Meet in the parking lot at 8:30


Richard Seisser has agreed to be our new plein air painters' leader.  

We are starting earlier to get better shadows and light for our paintings.  

Richard has arranged for this day since access to the property must be under the

guidance of a committee member of the Rodman group.   Call me at 707-263-8909

for directions or any questions.   Come and paint with us!      Patty Oates


Richard would encourage some of our older members to rejoin us; it is a lot of fun with great friends. Painting is our life

and it is special out with nature trying to figure it all out. If you are new to Plein Air come and try it out, fresh air is a part of it too.


Richard can be reached at 707 274 9912 at home or at the Main Street Gallery 707 263 6658.

Or email him at





Deadline for Pear Festival Poster Competition is May 15th


The Kelseyville Pear Festival Committee invites local

Lake County Artists to participate in this year’s Pear Festival

Poster competition. The prize winning artist will be awarded a money prize.

The winning art work may also be used to promote the

Pear Festival (in posters cards, press etc).



The art work theme should be


art work submission deadline

15th May 2015

* Entries can be any size but should be portrait (taller than wide)

* All entries should be framed ready for hanging

* The artist’s name and telephone number must be

attached to the back of each entry.



Entries should be

delivered to

John at the KPF office

located in

Affordable Travel

office on Main Street,


Tel (707)279-9022



For more information about money prize amount


Gaye Allen

707 928 4590

or email



The contest winners

will be announced by

June 15th 2015





MATH - Middletown Area Town Hall and Middletown Senior Center are pleased to announce 1st Annual Middletown Square Chili & Salsa Cook Off and Beer and Wine tasting to be held


Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10AM to 8PM in Downtown Middletown.


Where: Middletown Square (in front of the new Library)


This fun-for-the-whole-family contest and festival includes a fine arts & crafts market, live music and entertainment, face painting for children and more. The day is topped off by Western Dancing with Steve Minkin, caller and instructor from 4 to 6 PM.









Public Invitation to Artists Reception for Sculpture Trail Exhibit in Cloverdale and Geyserville is Saturday, May 16th 4:30-6:30pm


Exhibition lasts until May, 5, 2016


The sponsors of the Sculpture Trail, Cloverdale Arts Alliance and the Geyserville Community Foundation, invite the general public to celebrate the 2015 - 2016 Sculpture Trail at an Artists’ Reception from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Saturday, May 16th at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

Meet some of the sculptors displaying in Cloverdale & Geyserville, enjoy refreshments, music, and view a video showcasing the exhibiting sculptors working and some of their other works.


The Sculpture Trail is a year-round outdoor exhibit (sculptures change each May) in the Northern Sonoma communities of Cloverdale and Geyserville. Each year the Trail receives excellent media PR, including directing people to the Sculpture Trail website. Many locals and visitors enjoy the exhibit taking with them our high quality brochure. The high caliber of sculptures entered contributes to the success of each Sculpture Trail. The Cloverdale Arts Alliance and the Geyserville Community Foundation are sponsors of the Sculpture Trail.


More info at





Kelseyville Sober Grad Committee is planning a Vendor/Craft Fair and rummage sale May 16th.


If you are interested please let me know what date would be best. either post below or message me; your name, type of products you would be selling, and your email.

Dale N Scott Copas Lake & Mendo Cty Vendor Network





Would any artist like to participate showing their art at Featherbed Railroad in Nice May 16th-17th, during Lake County Wine Adventure weekend?


If any artists would like to set-up shop during this year’s Wine Adventure we would be honored, particularly if they are practicing their craft during the event. Wine Adventure takes place on May 16-17 this year from 11-4 each day. There is no charge and the artists and wineries would be outside on the lawn as we anticipate beautiful weather. We will have two wineries here and will also have My Divas performing, so we’re going for a whole Renaissance theme. 


For anyone interested in participating please have them call me and reserve a spot. Again, no charge whatsoever and we’re working to promote the heck out of this place as a wine stop so I’m hoping there will be a good amount of traffic. 


Tony Barthel

Celebrating 25 Years of Unique Vacations
(707) B-R-GUEST [274-8378]





The Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake has a new outdoor Sculpture Walk exhibit of 14 sculptures in their gardens.



All of the artists have participated in the Middletown EcoArt Sculpture Walk. Be sure to stop by the Tallman Hotel and take a tour and see the sculptures.






The Lake County Farmers Finest Farmers Market is now happening on Saturdays and Tuesdays at Steele Winery.



It’s time for our 2015 certified Farmers' Market Season!! See you on Saturday and Tuesday Morning Markets, both at Steele Wines from 8:30 to Noon - let's show our local farmers and artists how much we appreciate them and their fresh harvests and crafts and come say hello -






Diego’s Gallery in Upper Lake offers classes on Sundays


Sunday May 17th Gourd Jewelry Class from 12-3pm


Sunday May 24th Beginning Basket Class 1 from 12-3pm



Sherry Harris offers these classes that include prepared materials along with use of tools needed


Please contact with questions or to receive info on class fee and to RSVP at


There might be room for last minute sign up but classes are limited to two students per class.







Deadline to apply to participate is May 23rd for Cobb Mtn. Artists Open Studio tour happening June 20th and 21st.


Who qualifies? Members and non-members in and outside of Cobb. If you don‛t have a studio,

you can pair up with a CMA member host who does.

New this year: We‛d like to expand the open studio experience to include the Middletown and

Kelseyville area. However, in order to do this, we feel there needs to be a minimum of 3 studios

in each area.

Because of logistics, if a minimum of 3 studios in each area is not met, we will do our best to find

a host studio on Cobb where you can show.

Open Studios is June 20, 21. Middletown Art Center has offered the use of the outdoor space on the corner if you need a place to show your work. MAC will also be one of the places that is a map pick-up point, so it would be a good place to camp out, canopy and all. Questions about OS should be directed to Marge;

Applications for Cobb Mountain Artists Open Studios June 20, 21 are available. Contact Marge at Deadline for apps is May 23.








Kiwanis Lakeport Memorial Weekend Craft Fair Saturday and Sunday May 23rd and May 24th at Natural High School.


The Lakeport Kiwanis 25th Annual Memorial Weekend Craft Fair will be Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at the Natural High School (NHS) location on Main Street, on the shores of Clear Lake in Lakeport, CA. 


New hours beginning this year are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.  No early packups, please.  Kiwanis Lakeport will be serving a Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.


Our Club will maintain its tradition of limiting the number of participating vendors and providing a wide variety of merchandise. 


Proceeds from the Memorial Weekend Craft Fair are used for scholarships.






Lake Renaissance Festival happening Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd & 24th


Come and be swept away to 16th century Italy where nobles and rogues, damsels and pirates interact among the grapevines and fruit trees of the beautiful Tuscan Village!
Food, drink, merchants, guilds and entertainment galore!


For information regarding participation by vendors, guilds, or entertainers contact us at:, or call (707) 295-0975.




Lower Lake Daze Parade and BBQ


Sunday May 24, 2015

Main Street and the Park

Lower Lake, CA


2015 Vendor Booth Applications available for crafters


Questions or inquires call Sheila Bening @ 995-0614





The Middletown Art Center has a call for Assemblage and Collage Artworks due May 25th!



Next exhibit is Assemblage and Collage. Disparate and seemingly unrelated elements creating a cohesive whole.  The name of the show is forthcoming.  Submissions for consideration are due 5/25. If you have work in process, that can also be submitted. The exhibition will open in June 27th. 



There are two ways to submit to MAC. Become a professional member and submit to exhibitions as they are announced at no additional cost. Or submit for a single exhibit at a set fee. Check out their artists page for fee info at



MAC was created by community volunteers for community. Come see the show, check out our exhibition and teaching spaces. We are looking for teachers as well, and will hold our next Life Drawing on May 30th.  : )


Art Center hours, 12-6 Thurs-Sat and 12:30-5 on Sunday.  

Visit the website: to learn more about submissions and stay up to date on events and professional opportunities.

Exhibitions at MAC are thematic, and juried.






LOOKING FOR: Crafters and Vendors for an upcoming event on May 30th at Konocti Vista Casino Resort and Marina.


We are hosting the annual Wood and Glory boat and car show here and are looking for Vendors and crafters that would like to be a part of a fun filled day. The Vendor spaces are 10x10 and the event will run from 8am to 3pm.

Contact Heather Begun at Konocti Vista Casino for fee info

The House of Living Rhythm at the big white church building at 100 N. Forbes St. in Lakeport is closing and will be closed by June 1st.



Due to unsustainable circumstances, complications with landlords, and after much consideration, the House of Living Rhythm will be closing this month. Upcoming events that were scheduled have been cancelled, and Jason Norris will be vacating the building by June 1, 2015.



If anyone is interested in the possibility of taking over the lease of the building to keep this event center in the community, please let Jason know at .
Cell: 415-419-1481. To stay in touch with Jason, personally, you can find him on Facebook or at



Artist, Clare Hedin, would like to see the building as a space that can have multiple shared use by a thriving community of creative’s, visionaries, hard workers and mixed media artists (dry arts mostly i.e. graphics, film, performance) developing their crafts. There is the space downstairs for office incubator space and upstairs for performance art project and artist development. She said she didn’t know much about grants and funding but it'd be wonderful to have film-makers and performers and small start ups sharing the renting of the space.



Clare is asking if this description would be of interest to others and she wanted to know if anyone else would be interested in participating in this idea to make it happen.



She said for the entrepreneurial amongst us, there is also the thought of keeping the building on if any of you (e.g. hOurWorld, poets, artists, small businesses) would like to move your office or practice to the building - we have three-five potential offices) plus the event space which could be a potential shared creative hub, a development space, as well as the event space - something she feels is dearly needed here in Lake County. It provides something different from Soper Reese for the more experimental arts. If anyone has any ideas or thoughts regarding this building, please email her at




Clare is a tenant living at The House of Living Rhythm and will need to move by June 1st. She asked me to mention that she’d like to stay local and was wondering if anyone would know of an inexpensive place that she could move to.  She needs to set up an external place for doing art projects and music recording. She’s, also, excited to share with the right sense of community. You can reach Clare at  






Art Center Ukiah   Artist Opportunities 2015


The Chair Affair Art Center Ukiah – June 6th thru June 30.

Deadline for submissions May 23 – June 3   “The 3rd Annual Chair Affair”

Express your creative style - paint, construct, decorate, quilt, felt, embellish an old chair or assemble one. Support the Art Center Ukiah’s community gallery with your artistic talents. The chair can be any size.  Artist will be asked to submit contact information and short history of experience. Art Chair will be displayed in The ACU Gallery for the month of June and displayed on the street at the Taste of Downtown on June 26th  The public will vote on their favorite chair.  The artist of the favorite chair receives a cash prize.  The chairs will be auctioned in a silent auction ending on June 27th at 4 pm.  Proceeds go to support   Art Center Ukiah a non-profit organization.  


The entry forms are available at the Corner Gallery, 201 S. State St. Ukiah 462-1400.  Entry forms must be submitted by May 19h. The chair delivered to the ACU Gallery, 201 S. State St. Ukiah between May 23 and   June 3rd, 5:00 pm. Opening reception Friday, June 5th.   For further details and information, or if you need a chair contact Jill at 707 391-8057 or email





7th annual Ukiah Valley Art Faire June 6th.


Dear Artists,


I am writing to remind you of the wonderful opportunity to show your work at the Ukiah Valley Art Fair. This year we are back at the Pear Tree Center along Perkins St with acres of FREE parking and a landscaped midway with lawn and Redwood trees. The cost is reasonable for an 11ft x 11ft space. The date is June 6 at10 am and you still have time to enroll!


 Artists can even share a space and reduce their cost! We have painters, jewelers, potters, wood workers, gourd artists and most any other art form you can imagine! Why not join your fellow artists for a fun day of showing and selling your creations?


For more info about space fee or an application reply to this e-mail or phone 707-463-0610


JIm Colling





Mark your calendars!  13th annual Eco Arts Lake County Sculpture Walk opens June 7th!



The Opening Reception/Art Happening will take place from 10am to 1pm



Located at the Trailside Park off Hwy 175 and Dry Creek Cutoff, 5 minutes outside of Middletown.

For map on how to get there go to:  t!map/c1wwb



 A unique seasonal art experience including sculpture, poetry, music, performance art, and dance not to be missed!






The next reception at The Art House Gallery will now be on the second Friday of every month, Friday June 12th 6-8pm. 


The Art House Gallery will now be changing our 3rd Friday Gala Art Reception from the 3rd Friday to the 2nd Friday 6 pm beginning in June on June 12th.  The gallery will not be holding a reception in May.


Our regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-4.


Our art classes and music lessons are listed in the gallery so check them out while stopping by. We are always adding new art pieces and updating our display. Layaway is offered at our gallery.


For more information contact us at 707-994-1716






Arts Activities, Volunteers, Sponsors Sought for June 13 Rock On Concert!


Friends and Family Productions is seeking activities for youth, crafts, food, nonprofits, volunteers and sponsors for the "Rock On!" concert June 13, which is being planned as a family friendly, one day music festival at Jellystone Park on Cobb.  This initial concert will feature four local rock bands:  The Fargo Brothers, Johnny Tsunami & The Hurricanes, Beatz Werkin', and Hilarie & Milton.  Future concerts will focus on other music genres.  Gates open at 2:00 pm.  Music begins at 3:00 and lasts until 8:00 or 8:30 pm.  Bring your own acoustic instrument for the drum circle afterwards! 


Art instructors are currently needed to run arts activities for youth.  Supplies will be provided to make: jewelry, dream catchers, yarn art, baskets, coloring.  Canopies will not be provided, you would need to bring your own.  Artists will not be paid, however if they are a Time Bank member, they can earn Time Bank Credits (see below).   If art instructors would also like to sell their arts, they will be asked to pay a lesser booth fee. Contact Tina for more info at


The June 13 concert is planned in partnership with the Time Bank of Thrive Lake County.  Time Bank members exchange time instead of cash for services; membership is open to any Lake County resident, business, or organization. Time Bank members are assisting with planning, supervising, staffing and as vendors at the concert.  Assistance with the event will earn Time Bank credits.  Vendors will be able to pay booth fees by using their Time Bank credits.  Time Bank members will be able to use their Time Bank credits to purchase some items from Time Bank vendors.  Time Bank members will also be able to pay ticket fees with Time Bank credits in lieu of cash.  If you would like to join the Time Bank before the concert so that you can use credits, you can sign up online and obtain more information at:  


Tickets are at the entrance, or 2 Time Bank credits for Time Bank members.  Children 12 and under are Free!  Advance tickets for less can be purchased at:  Jellystone Park, The SPOT Juice Bar in Middletown, Watershed Books in Lakeport, and Sphynx Urban Clothing in Clearlake. Contact Tina for ticket prices at  


The Friends and Family Rock On! Concert is being held at Jellystone Park, 14117 Bottle Rock Rd, Cobb.   For information about camping at Jellystone Park, call: 707-928-4322.  If you would like to participate in this concert, contact:   For updates on Facebook, please LIKE us at:  Friends and Family Productions.


Interested Vendors, Sponsors, Volunteers should contact Tina Lewis for more information about fees and application:  Messages can also be left at: 707-278-7126, but receipt may be delayed so email is preferred.  We hope to see you there!






First Annual Gourd and Craft Festival in Healdsburg at Earlybirds’s Place farm June 26th, 27th and 28th.


This might be a good event for gourd artists who want to get more exposure with their art beyond Lake County.


For more information about event, cost and application, contact Myrna Fincher at


Registration needs to be in by June 10th







The 13th Annual Home Wine and Beer Makers Festival is now accepting applications for all areas of participation,


Food Vendors, Art and Crafts and Amateur  Wine and Beer makers.  Our event will be on June 27, 2015 in Library Park in downtown Lakeport on the waters of beautiful  Clear Lake from 1 to 5 pm.

Contact Ed Bublitz at for an application to participate and a copy of the One Day Business License the City of Lakeport requires if you are not already licensed.

Please return the application as soon as possible to help us organize this event.

Thank you,  Ed Bublitz,   707-277-8172






Attention educators connected with our Lake County public high schools who are interested in supporting their talented art students.


Dan Felperin with FRESH Training Concepts/Energy Systems (  ) in Clearlake is asking if anyone wants to participate with putting on a Lake County high school artists, students Chalk Art Challenge contest, held on his business parking lot, 14106 Olympic Drive, across from Austin Park in Clearlake on 4th of July weekend. (Below are his ideas). 


Here’s an idea for a Clearlake Chalk Art Challenge For 4th of July weekend.



·         To bring positive press to Clearlake.

Executive Summary-

·         FRESH Training Concepts/Energy Systems, located at 14106 Olympic Drive, Clearlake, to provide the location, facility and resources necessary.

·         The Art House Gallery to provide a 3-panel judging committee to develop contest theme and evaluation criteria.

·         All funds raised will be donated to prizes, event expenses (video) and The Art House (if applicable).

·         Competition is open to all high school art oriented students attending public schools in Lake County.

·         Teams consisting of up to four members. Maximum of ten teams.

·         Deadline for team sign-ups including adult school sponsor by June 12, 2015.

·         Competition begins at 8am and ends at 12pm. Lunch will be provided to all participants.

·         Colored Chalk Kits and a designated space will be provided to each team.

·         Silent Auction and BBQ will be held from 12-1pm.  Prizes will be announced starting at 1pm.

·         Cash First, Second and Third place prizes will be offered.

·         Create a video chronology of the event and broadcast on PEG.

·         Stakeholders could include: FRESH, The Art House Gallery, City Council, Biz Chamber, Other Local Groups (Lions, Kiwanis), LCOE + District Superintendents, the LC/Bay Area Press-at-large, etc.


1.       Send out email solicitation for working committee volunteers/interest. Establish membership.

2.       Have first exploratory meeting to determine feasibility. Assign specific responsibilities, ID supporters.

3.       Schedule specific tasks, timelines and anticipate logistics.

4.       Meet semi-weekly until event date.

5.       Coordinate with other community events July 4th weekend.


If you are interested or know other teachers or educators who might be interested in supporting, participating, or have questions about the $ prizes, please contact Daniel Jay Felperin, FRESH-Training Concepts, at or 707 245-7694






Art Center Ukiah   Artist Opportunities 2015


Celebrate Our Independence Honoring Veterans   July 3rd – 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. Deadline for art submissions July 1, 2015.  Work will be show 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.


Entry deadline Wednesday, July 1st, opening reception Friday, July 3rd 5 pm – 8 pm. Entry fee is $25.00 for first piece, $10 each additional piece.  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






 Mendocino Art Center Art Craft Fair is Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, 10am-5pm





Saturday & Sunday, July 18-19, 10 am – 5 pm



To download application go to:






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 fee is $10 per piece.  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





Last chance on a good deal on canvases! Artist is willing to drive to southern California to pick up large size quantity ordered canvases.


I’m an artist who uses at least 48”x 36” canvases when I paint. I found the best prices for stretched canvases to be from this company . The shipping cost is what is expensive and on top of that my last three order experiences have been receiving the canvases damaged from punctured boxes. It’s a hassle to get credit through UPS even though they admit that it’s their fault and will credit me for the damages, it’s still a hassle. I order in quantity to get a deal on the canvases but again the shipping cost plus damage hassles is enough to make me want to drive down in my truck to pick them up directly in North Hollywood. I realize that I’m not saving any money by doing that unless, maybe, if there were enough local artists who would like to get a deal on canvas and save on shipping costs and damage hassles, we might save money by sharing gas costs. I’m originally from southern California and know how to get to this location. I wouldn’t mind the drive if enough artists would be interested in sharing in the gas cost and would like to order their larger canvases in quantity. Check out the prices of this company’s canvases and see what a deal they are if you didn’t have to pay high prices for shipping. I’m going to be picking up 25 (48”x 36”) canvases but I still would have room for more in my truck. Let me know if you are interested in ordering a large quantity of at least this size canvas. Email me at if you are interested.






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.





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

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