Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,


Here’s art news taking place this week and beyond in Lake County and some outlying areas.


The next plein air event will take place at Rodman Slough on the Nice – Lucerne Cutoff, this Thursday, the 24th of July.  

 Meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot next to the bridge.   Interesting patterns

and colors even in the weeds on the water, and pretty hill shapes above Upper Lake, or face the other way to

Mt. Konocti and the open lake.   Hope to see many of you there.   Call Patty Oates 263-8909 for more info.



Karen Davis with the South Lake County Artists group sent a note to say that one of the artists members, Linda Moran, sold one of her paintings hanging at their display of art at the Twin Pines Casino recently.  

You’ll get to see art on display at the casino during the weekend wine tour event.

If you would like to receive South Lake County news and find out how to get involved with this group,   attend their once a month meeting at the Senior Center in Middletown the 4th Thursday of each month (this month this Thursday, July 24th) from 6:30pm to 7:30pm to meet other local artists or just to find out about art happenings in your area, contact Karen Davis at   or 987-9642.



Lake County Winery Association presents their 10th Annual Wine Adventure, Wines with Attitude, this weekend, Saturday and Sunday July 26th and 27th .

Check out what’s new this year with their event at

 Lake County Artists will be displaying their art at many winery locations. Check out their displays as you enjoy the wine, food, and music.


On Saturday, July 26th, the Farmers' Market at Steele Winery will be held on the Argonaut Road side of the winery due to Steele's participation in the Wine Adventure.

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy our full contingent of artists & crafters under the lovely Walnut trees.



Art in the Gardens event happening at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Saturday August 2nd from 11am-5pm.

Some of our Lake County artists will be participating. Check out the Botanical Gardens website for more information about ticket sales, music entertainment and food.



The Creative Gathering Group will be having a Torch Soldering workshop class with instructor Judy Fleck at their next gathering.

Date: Saturday, August 9th 2014                     9:30 – 4:30

In this class we will be torch soldering to make a bracelet and a soldered toggle connector. The bracelet will be the class project but you will be able to do earrings or a necklace instead using the same techniques.  I will post pictures on FB of the other projects.

The class is a full day class. Please call me (Judy Fleck) for fee cost and to find out about material requirements or with any other questions 510-825-8260. Please let her know if you will be attending the class.



21st Annual Quilt and Textile Exhibition at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse

16435 Main Street, Lower Lake, CA 95457
Dates: August 2 - 30, 2014
Reception: August 9, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Phone: 707-995-3565

The Lower Lake Historic School Preservation Committee is pleased to host its
21st Annual Quilt and Textile Exhibition from August 2 through August 30,
in the Weaver Auditorium of the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum, 16435
Main Street, Lower Lake, CA.

There is a free reception on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 12:00 noon to
2:00 pm. Come meet the artists and see the spinning and weaving
demonstrations that will delight and educate adults and children about
textile arts.

The museum is now accepting entries for display during regular museum hours
11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Wednesday through Saturday until July 26th. Please pass
the word around.

The exhibit will be installed beginning on July 30th. If you would like to
help with the installation please call the museum at 995-3565. The
exhibition will be up August 2nd through August 30th and taken down on
Wednesday, September 3rd. Items can be picked up September 3rd or as soon as
possible thereafter.

Items for sale will be accepted and can be marked as such on the tag. The
Preservation Committee asks a nominal donation of 20% of the sales price on
any sales during the exhibit.

So far, the featured artists include members of the Ladies of the Lake Quilt
Guild, weaver Sheila O'Hara and her weaving class students (Janis Eckert,
Pam Perry, Suzanne Britz, Ellen Hardenburger, Sylvia Anderson, Hana
Musgrove, Lorna Rochman-McEntire, Goldie Pitre, Shellie Taylor and Nancy
Nestegard), and quilter Mary Marion.

Works include quilts, weavings, tapestries, and bags made of handspun and
hand knitted yarn. The public is invited to enter work for the show as well
as stop by the museum once the show opens to enjoy all the items that range
from soft and subtle pastels to bold colors and textures.

For more information, call the museum at 995-3565 and ask for Linda
Lake or Camisha Knowlton

e-mail:  <>



 Call to Artists! Paint Calistoga en plein air

Friday, September 12th thru Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Plein Air artists, we would like to invite you to paint Calistoga during our FOURTH plein air event. This fall, Calistoga Art Center’s Paint Out will once again encourage artists to bring their paint boxes and easels to Calistoga, well known for its vistas of vineyards, historically significant buildings, and natural panoramic beauty.


This year, the PaintOut! Art Exhibit & Sale will take place in Downtown Calistoga

at the City of Calistoga Community Center.

And, on the same day as the Sunday Plein Air Exhibit & Sale, a Calistoga Art Center Art Market will be held in the adjacent City parking lot. These two CAC events are sure to attract a lot of locals and visitors!

(If you would also like to be a considered as a vendor for the CAC Art Market, visit the CAC website.

Applications for the September 14th Art Market will be accepted August 10th or after, on a first received basis…space limited!



Harvest Festival happening this Fall at Steele Winery

October 11 - October 12, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us on both Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm for a fantastic family friendly celebration of harvest!

Saturday - David Neft, 10:00 am - Noon
Saturday - Cal Alumni Big Band, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday - Austin and Owens Classical Guitars, 9:30 am - Noon
Sunday - Bill Noteman and the Rockets, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wine tasting, grape stomping, pie eating, music, food,  and of course an incredible selection of vendors with amazing items for sale including pottery, jewelry, metal work, glass work, candles, clothing, yard decor, and so much more!



Here’s an updated message regarding Spirits of the Loch, A Lake County Time Adventure

October 25 & 26, 2014 in Clearlake, California...Lake County's newest Adventure.

Description of the event:

What would today’s technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? That’s the world steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st century-inspired contraptions powered by steam and driven by gears.

 Event coordinator, Karlon Baker, would also like to let all Lake County Artist know that I would like to decorate the grounds of the event with local sculptures and things. The artist can put a price tag on it and hopefully make a sale and it can be decoration in the time until it sells. We can find a way to sanction off anything that should not be bothered and put signage up describing the piece.

Also ANYONE who wants to volunteer and help with the planning or the actual event duties can earn free booths.

Karlon Baker
Business Marketing
Family Life Magazine
Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce Board Member
350 3245

For more information or to be involved contact us via email at



 Jason Norris is looking for people interested in sharing space in the Old Victorian Church on Forbes Street in downtown Lakeport.

Take a moment to check out Lakeport's new "House of Living Rhythm"... Our musician-healer brother Jason Norris is leasing the Old Victorian Church on Forbes Street in downtown Lakeport... (the pretty one with tall steeple, right next to Lake County Community Radio, KPFZ 88.1 F.M.

). He is co-creating a community event space and sound healing center. It is gorgeous and full of potential. He is looking for people interested in sharing space. There are a couple of small bedrooms available and lots of community space for classes and workshops (yoga, dance, music, art, name it). Check out the website at:

and PLEASE SHARE with any local friends who might like to collaborate on this project or share the space.  Linda Kelly at




What is the California Arts Council’s three year strategic plan for art in California?

If you are interested in seeing support for all of the arts grow in California, which includes Lake County, check out the California Arts Councils summary of their next three year strategic plan on their website .

They say they want to help offer all kinds of possibilities with the arts in all of their counties.

If you are interested in helping the Lake County Arts Council garner some of these available funds or help the local school systems garner more funding for art in our local schools and have a strong back ground in doing this sort of thing, plus lucky enough to have some time, you would be dearly loved if you could help Lake county grow the arts. More and more, from research, there is a strong relationship between a large presence of art and a strong successful economy in the areas in which it exists. Hopefully, more people in local governments will realize this fact and do what they can do to support more art happening in their area.



 Don’t forget that Tina Lewis, film artist and jewelry artist, has taken it upon herself to inform artists and crafts people about many selling events available in Lake and Mendocino County.  Thank you, Tina for this support for our local artists and crafters!

 If you’re interested in selling your arts and crafts you might want to ask to join Tina’s Lake and Mendo Cty Vendors facebook site by emailing her at . This is definitely the facebook site to hook up to if you want to post events or sell arts and crafts in Lake County.


Here’s a message from Tina Lewis with Lake & Mendo Cty Vendors facebook site.          

Did you know that each of you can add members to this group? Currently we have 6 pending requests to join. When I don't know someone and there is nothing on their FB page indicating if they are a vendor that sells at local events, I send them PM's asking, but no response yet from these 6. If you know that they fit the criteria, please add them! Thanks...



 If any of you jewelry artists don’t know about it there is a nice bead supply shop in Clearlake Riviera called Pear Blossom Beads and Gifts.

Be sure to stop by and meet jewelry artist/owner Julie Loomeepol and see what she has in beads and findings. Her phone number is 277-0565 or email address is .

The shop is located across the street from the Clearlake Riviera shopping center at 9721 Soda Bay Road.  Store hours are Tues-Thurs 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm and closed Sun-Mon.



 Our Lake County Artists website is still down but Linda Kelly has been working on it and it will be up real soon!

If you have any art info you want on this site, you can contact her at  .

 Don’t forget to contact Linda if you want her to do an artist page for you to be in our Lake County Artists book that she is taking to show each winery for possible future featured artist’s displays in their wineries some of which will have their art on display this weekend during the 10th Annual Wine Tour Adventure.


 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 from 11:30am-4:30pm.

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 of the month from 1-2pm

Promoter for Lake County art tourism

Lake County Art News email newsletter


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