Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,



Here’s the latest Lake County Art News!




Spring Fling Sat. April 11 at Harbor Artists Village in Lucerne 10:00 to 4:00


Besides hand crafted art or crafts, yard art and spring related items, Master Gardeners will be represented and handing out information and gardening tips. Lakeside Materials will be featuring landscaping with decorative rocks.. The Clearlake Trowel and Trellis Club will be having a plant sale. Marymount College will have an informational booth to answer any and all questions relating to the new college and programs available. Teal Love will be supplying us with music from 11:30 to 1:00 then Bill Vanderwall will take over until 4:00. Cactus Grill will be setting up a taco stand so there will be food to give you shopping energy!! Come along and Fling Spring with us!!


For more information contact Susan Laymon  (995-1461) or Linda Kelly (367-9038) 




Lake County Wine Studio in Upper Lake has art classes!


Lake County Wine Studio is hosting two artists/teachers, Diana Liebe and Anna Sabalone, who
are presenting monthly Wine and Art classes through the year.


Learn how to create art with water colors step by step with Diana Liebe during the 2-1/2 hour class while you enjoy sipping on a glass of fine Lake County wine. Classes will be held monthly.


The next two water color classes with Diana Liebe will be:

Saturday, April 11 and Sunday April 12

1:30 – 4:00 pm

Class size limited to 12


Create in various mediums step by step with Anna Sabalone during the 2-1/2 hour class while you enjoy sipping on a glass of fine Lake County wine.  Classes will be held monthly. 

The next class chalk pastel – Lily Pad Pond with Anna Sabalone will be:

Sunday, April 19

1:30 - 4:00 pm    

Class size limited to 10

All supplies will be provided along with a glass of wine.  All you need is yourself and an apron to protect your clothes.

Reservations required as class space is limited.

Please contact Susan Feiler to receive info on class fees, to RSVP and to receive info on other classes planned in future months at (707) 293-8752





Ely Stage Stop will be having a craft/art Market Place event along with their Fiddlers’ Jam on Sunday April 12th from 10am-2pm.


In March Ely Stage Stop had 28 musicians and about 150 attendees.  With the musicians and the added artists/crafters Market Place event they are looking forward to having even more attending this fun event. 


Please contact Vonn at or call 998-8018 to become involved, to get a copy of their flyer or have any questions.




2015 Kelseyville Olive Festival Poster Contest.

Poster themes should reflect Kelseyville and the olive industry.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories: under the age of 12, ages 12 to 18 and over 18.

In addition, a grand prize winning entry will be chosen to be used as 2016’s Kelseyville Olive Festival poster.

In the under 12 category the grand prizes will be a $50 savings bond from Westamerica Bank, a $50 gift certificate to the Lakeside Family Fun & Event Center in Lakeport and art supplies.

In the 12 to 18 category the grand prizes will be gift certificates to Bruno’s ShopSmart, Kelseyville Pizza, Brick Oven Pizza, Tutti Frutti and art supplies.

For the 18 and older category the prizes are a one night stay at the Lakeport English Inn and a three course dinner for two at the Saw Shop.

To be eligible, all entries must be submitted on paper with minimum dimension of 8.5 inches by 11 inches and no larger than 11 inches by 17 inches, and include the entrant’s name, age and phone number printed legibly on the back. All printable media will be accepted.

Please deliver entries to Lake Family Resource Center, 5350 Main St., Kelseyville, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends deliver to Rosa d’Oro Vineyards tasting room located at 3915 Main St. in Kelseyville.

The contest deadline is 5 p.m. April 13.

Entries will be on display at the Westamerica Bank in Kelseyville from April 15 through April 22 and again on display at the festival on April 26 at Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Lake Family Resource Center at 707-279-0563.





Greetings from The Art House Gallery!


Consider dropping by the gallery the next time you have errands to run in Clearlake Tues-Sat 10am-4pm.


Our next Third Friday Gala will be Friday April 17th 6-8pm


Our featured artist, right now, is Linda Fielding!


Our artists work very hard to provide unique pieces that everyone can afford. We also offer layaway.


We are located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake.


For more information you may call 707-995-2342.


All kinds of art, craft and music classes are being offered at The Art House Gallery in Clearlake in April.


Hand building with clay pottery classes offered on first and third Saturdays from 10am-12:30pm.

                Contact Linda Fielding at 998-9198 for more info and make a reservation.


Drawing class taught by Lora Serio on various days and times of the week.

                Contact Lora at for more info and to make a reservation


Acrylic painting class taught by Lora Serio on various days and times of the week.

                Contact Lora at  for more info and to make a reservation


Jewelry class-basic bead stringing with Sandy on Saturdays 10am-1pm

                Contact Sandy at for info and make a reservation


Candle making class taught by Stephanie Figueroa at various days and times of the week

                Contact Stephanie for more info and make a reservation through http://www.facebook/candleplay


Basket, gourd and nature jewelry classes taught by Sherry Harris on various days and times of the week

                Contact Sherry at for more info and to make a reservation


Children’s painting class taught by Shannon Taylor Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm.

                Contact Shannon for more info and make a reservation at 995-1261  


Children's Watercolor Painting Class on Saturdays 10:30am-12pm fee includes materials.

                Contact Laura Ramirez at


Piano, flute and harp classes are offered on Thursdays by Linda Brown.

                Contact Linda for more info and reservation at 245-4517 or


Piano classes are offered by Lora Serio on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

                For more info and reservation contact Lora at





VFW Ladies Auxiliary 2335 Craft Fair


Saturday, April 18th 9:00-4:00


at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2337


3980 Veterans Lane, Clearlake


Looking for Vendors


Table fee


Call Lucille to reserve space


994-5001 or 350-4901





The Lake County Artists Guild would like to invite interested painters to a plein air

workshop taught by Tom Soltesz on the weekend of April 18th and 19th.  



Please see the information below for all the particulars.   Non members of the Guild can

take part in the workshop for a fee for the two days, which does include a year’s

membership in the group.



Subject: Tom Soltesz impressionist workshop for Lake County Artists Guild


Hello everyone,   we will be hosting the Tom Soltesz workshop on the weekend of April 18th and 19th.

Judy Cardinale has graciously offered her property as the site for the workshop.   It offers panoramic

views, old walnut trees, rock formations, lake views and mountain vistas.   We may use her toilet

facilities, so will be comfortable.   We do have to travel a few miles up a dirt road to reach her home.

The address is 5490 Konocti Road in Kelseyville.   Go past Kelseyville High school and continue on

that road up the mountain and turn off at the realtor’s for sale sign.


To meet the artist’s fee we will need to have ten painters participating and each will pay a fee.   Please

contact Patty Oates, by April 1, 2015.   The checks will be deposited on the 7th

of April.   If we do not have enough members participating we will open the workshop to other interested

parties.   A supplies list will be sent out by email upon receipt of your check.


This is a special opportunity, so contact Patty to find out about fee and get your check to her to reserve your space.   Thank you,   LCAG, Patty

Oates, 268 Sayre St., Lakeport, CA 95453.   Call 263-8909 or 





Diego’s Gallery in Upper Lake offers two classes on two Sundays in April by Sherry Harris.



Sunday April 19th 12-3pm

Make a basket class using Dracaena leaves.

Class size limited to 2


Sunday April 26th 12-3pm

Make three pairs of earrings from natural materials

Class size limited to 2


All prepared materials are included along with use of tools needed and refreshments.


Please contact Sherry Harris to receive info on class fees and to RSVP at 707 350-2116



Middletown Art Center continues to accept submissions for consideration for their next exhibition opening the first weekend in May, Innovative Approaches to Landscape.  Please see submission guidelines at


The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 20.


We are seeking work with contemporary aesthetic merit that innovates in its approach to format, media, technology, technique etc. All exhibitions at MAC are juried.

Please consider membership to Middletown Art Center and support our new local hub for art and culture - submit work to any show for free, benefit from a variety of professional perks including representation on our website and discounts on classes and services.


OR you can submit work for consideration for individual shows as a non member for a fee. To find out about these fees visit to learn more!


MAC is also seeking teachers! Become a member to submit your teaching proposal to MAC; your class will be part of our schedule and be advertised in our newsletter, on facebook and elsewhere. OR you may teach a workshop and pay for use of space as a non-member.


Life Drawing sessions coming soon at MAC!

Upcoming exhibition themes and calls for work include:

Assemblage (submissions due 5/20 opens late June or early July)

Nature/Art/Humanity (submission due 7/1, opens late August)


Visit, email or call 707-809-5398 or to learn more!

Support MAC by becoming a member or donating through our crowd funding campaign. Visit



Kiwanis Lakeport Memorial Weekend Craft Fair – Deadline to submit is April 25th.


Dear Artisans and Food Vendors:


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. 


As in the past, all art and crafts are to be made by the seller and supplementing with other items will not be permitted.  Note:  we will have several vendors with imported handcrafts, and they will be in the international section of the Craft Fair.


Vendors are required to be set up and open during the hours of the Fair.  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, so vendors may wish to be open early on that day.  Each booth will receive two breakfast tickets.


The entry fee is for both days and includes the City of Lakeport Business License fee.  Spaces are 10’x15’.  Food vendors must contact the County of Lake Health Dept. at 707-263-1164 for their temporary food facility permit, current fees and application.


Our Club will maintain its tradition of limiting the number of participating vendors and providing a wide variety of merchandise.  New vendors will be juried and are asked to submit photographs of their art/crafts.  Prior year participants will be given preference in the selection process but ALL applications with fees must be received by the jury date of April 25, 2015.  A response to applications will be sent by April 30th.


On-site overnight vendor parking as well as camping for self-contained RVs will be provided for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  No electricity is available and generators must be pre-approved.  Set up time is after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd.


Proceeds from the Memorial Weekend Craft Fair are used for scholarships and Kiwanis Lakeport thanks you for your interest.  For booth fee info and if you have any questions, please contact Pat Cox at 707-263-8326 or email






Stop by Lake County Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery in Lakeport 


325 N. Main Street, Lakeport


Pastel Art Class with Richard Seisser

Every Tuesday  1:00 - 3:00

Watercolor Art Class with Diana Liebe

Every Wednesday  1:00 - 4:00

Open Artist workshop (not a class) with Richard Seisser

Every 2nd & 4th week of each month

No charge for workshop

Main Street Gallery  325 N. Main St.   Lakeport

For Information Contact:   Richard Seisser  274-9912


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


For additional information, please call 263-6658





Linda Marshbanks is current featured artist at Lake County Wine Studio in Upper Lake.


Linda Marshbanks knew she wanted to be an artist at the age of 5 when she watched her mother draw a picture of a woman’s face.  She practiced drawing that picture over and over until she got it just right.  Self-taught, she won her first trophy for art when she was in kindergarten and by her own admission, became a perfectionist.

During her 30 year career as a cosmetologist, Linda began to enter nail art competitions.  She won 35 trophies in one year and went on to win the world championship in 1987.  She has written 21 nail painting instruction books to teach people how to paint the dot method she invented and during a 10 year period she traveled the United States to teach the method.

Linda’s recent works of art are a series of detailed whimsical wine scenes with chickens that she has named “Fowl Play.”  Her paintings are about having fun, enjoying life and making people smile.  Her works are painted on wood, canvas, furniture and just about everything she sees.  Many of her pieces are first painted onto paper towels and are then applied to recycled wooden pallets.  Also designing and making jewelry, she has created over 500 designs of earrings that are lightweight and made to fit the curve of the ear.  The latest design is a 3D butterfly.



To receive information about all of Lake County Wine Studio events contact Susan Feiler at (707) 275-8030 or



A.J.’S Sewing Room, Quilting and Craft Shop


9495  Main Street Upper Lake
















A handmade quilt will be raffled that day.  CONTACT: APRIL JACKSON  707-349-0968






Michelle Price is April featured artist with her art in display cases at Twin Pines Casino in Middletown.


Linda Moran, along with South Lake County Artists, are making a change about requirements to participate in showing art at the casino.

In order to be in the window, future artists will have to be a member of CMA and also be a featured presenter at the wine/art event.  We're so fortunate to have this venue and we need to support the organizations that make it all possible.   


Linda Moran is getting so many requests for the venues at the casino that it is almost filled for the year of 2015. For future sign ups, you will be required to be a member of South Lake Artists or Cobb Mountain Artists.  It's a very popular venue and since they started in September, there have been sales each month for the last 4 months!  That's pretty good!  Your small membership fee helps them reach a broader audience and create new opportunities for all of us.


Contact Linda Moran with any questions.




Dianna Brooks is connecting with Cache Creek Vineyards and Winery about organizing future Plein Air painting events at their Winery. Is anyone else interested?



 Dianna has talked with some of the employees at Cache Creek Vineyards and Winery, recently, about artists gathering there to do some Plein Air painting. She said they liked the idea.

They are located just south east of Clearlake Oaks off Hwy 20 at the "Spring Valley - Long Valley Road" exit.

She, also, inquired if they would be interested in showing Artists paintings and artwork in their winery.

They said yes they are interested...but they said they don't have wall space to do this. They did say if we are interested we can come and set up our easels in the picnic area to do some Plein air painting (right next to the winery-and "elegant bathrooms").and we can sell our own paintings and artwork in the picnic area!!!

We would probably do this on a Saturday or Sunday.

The winery would want to know a week or two before we plan to do this so they can get flyers and get the word out to the public about our event.

So, Dianna’s question you want to do this, are you interested in joining us in some Plein air painting at the winery? Are you interested in possibly selling your artworks?

She said it would be nice to get some feedback on this event idea. You can reach Dianna Brooks at


The Winery’s website is:


They have Paninis to sell (ham and turkey) and of course wine.

They have free water. I forgot to inquire about sodas/snacks etc.

They have just opened their doors and are interested in more exposure to the public to their winery.

They will be having some musical events this summer and are currently building a bandstand at the picnic area.






Linda Kelly is updating our Lake County Artists brochure, our Lake County Artists book and our Lake County Artists website.


Linda Kelly with Lakeside Gallery at the Lucerne Harbor Artists Village is updating out double sided, three folding brochure that lists Lake County galleries, art venues, and artist studios. If you want to have your art related business in the brochure will be a small charge to help with printing costs. Contact Linda at to let her know you are interested. We’ve distributed large quantities of these brochures, in the past, to as many tourist visited locations as possible. The more we can print and distribute the better.

Linda is, also, updating our Lake County Artists book and will be working on updating our Lake County Artists website. If you want to be part of these two projects contact her for that, too. 





Call for Arts and Crafts Vendors in Middletown

MATH - Middletown Area Town Hall and Middletown Senior Center are pleased to announce an open call for arts and craft vendors for the 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.


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.

Where: Middletown Square (in front of the new Library)
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015. Registration starts at 9 AM. Event ends 8 PM.

Registration and display setup begins at 9:00 AM the day of the event. All artwork must be removed no later than 8:00 PM and is the responsibility of the artists. Pop-up tents, tables and chairs will not be provided. We offer 12” x 12” spots. All sale transactions are between the artist and purchaser. There are no fees and no commissions on sales of artwork and crafts. However, the festival is a fundraising event for the Senior Center so donations are much appreciated.

Application Deadline is May 1, 2015.

Charlotte Kubiak
PO Box 37
Middletown, CA 95461

For more information about application regarding sales of arts and crafts, please send an email to

For information regarding the Chili cook off contest or for other questions, please contact Fletcher Thornton at 707-245-6822. Thank you for your participation!






Sculpture Trail Exhibit in cloverdale and geyserville


Exhibition dates: May 7, 2015 – May, 5, 2016


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.

For more details go to:






Pear Festival Poster Competition


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






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.







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 and to apply.






Vendors, Volunteers and Sponsors Sought for June 13 Concert 


Josiah Phillips, Concert Promoter of Friends and Family Productions are proud to announce that the concert "Rock On!" will be held on Saturday, June 13 at Jellystone Park on Cobb Mtn.  This initial concert will feature four local rock bands, with the Fargo Brothers as headliners.  Future concerts will focus on other music genres.  The June 13 concert is planned in partnership with Time Bank of Thrive Lake County and the management of Jellystone Park.


Gates open 2:00 pm. 3:00 - 8:00 pm Four bands. Drum Circle 8:00 - 9:00 pm (bring your own acoustic instrument)


Space is limited to 20 vendors.  Vendor applications will be approved in the order received, but application deadline is May 30.  Direct sales will only be accepted if not duplicating handmade crafts.  Time Bank members will be able to use Time Bank credits for booth fees. 


Sponsorship opportunities include options for inclusion in all promotions, and banner placement along front of stage.  Professional video of the concert (including banners) will be aired on public access tv, Facebook and Youtube.


Volunteers will be needed to assist with flyering and set up before the concert, donating refreshments for volunteers, providing security during the concert, and clean up after the concert. Time Bank members will be able to earn Time Bank credits for their assistance. If interested in joining the team assisting with this concert as a Time Bank member, please join us at the Time Bank meet up on Saturday, April 18 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm at the Recreation Room at Jellystone Park, 14117 Bottle Rock Rd, Cobb.  An announcement will be posted here regarding subsequent meeting dates for other Volunteers. 


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!






Cobb Mtn. Artists Open Studio Tour June 20th and 21st 2015


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.

Deadline for Open Studio applications is May 23rd

For more information and to receive an application contact Alana Tanner at





Folding tables needed by artist

Eden is looking for a few folding tables, in decent condition, suitable for craft fairs and farmer's markets.  If you have some you no longer need, please contact her at





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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