Hello Lake County Artists,


You’re invited to The Art House Gallery’s 3rd Friday Gala Art Reception


Friday September 19th, 6 pm-8pm.

 15210 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake


Katie McGill will be entertaining on her keyboard that evening.

 Please join us to meet and greet many of our artists and see many new art pieces throughout the gallery.

Remember to check in and see what new art classes, music lessons and community outreaches that we are currently holding at our gallery.

 If you love art and would like to volunteer to staff our gallery 1 day a month or if you would like to display your art let us know.

Regular business hours are 10am-4pm Tues-Sat

Our website is





Vendors still needed at Hoberg's Resort concert next weekend?

For more info contact Karlon Baker at




There is still time during September and up until October 13th, to see one of the best outdoor art exhibits in Lake County, the Eco Art Sculpture Walk at Middletown Trailside Park.


If you haven’t been able to find the time to go see it, September mornings are a good time to go when the weather starts to be even cooler in the mornings. The park is open seven days a week from dawn till dusk. There are some benches and picnic tables along the trail and you can bring your favorite dog friend on a leash to accompany you.  Just be sure to bring a doggie doo doo bag with you so that others don’t have to experience stepping on it. There’s a public restroom rest room in the parking lot so you don’t have any excuses this year not to go. This is the year to have a great experience seeing unusual art at the park and get a little healthy walking exercise at the same time. No excuses now! 

For more information check out website





Be sure to see the September indoor EcoArtists exhibition at the Life Gallery in Middletown. It looks great!


Come see the show any day of the week, 9am to 6pm!

Location in the Middletown Plaza on the corner of Wardlaw and Calistoga


Please come see the work! It is really a lovely show and wonderful to see works of our colleagues that are not made for the outdoors. : ) Here are some pix of the opening:


If you have any questions about booking time at the Life Gallery,
please call Mersadee at 




Some of you artists might want to check out about the Salon Exhibit, a juried show at the Gualala Arts Center.
They are interested in expanding and refining the show. Jane Head, Curator for this year’s show, said that they are extending the submission deadline to September 25th.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through November 22, 2014
Here’s a link about the show with a side menu for downloading forms.



Apply now to be an artist at the indoor Mendocino Art Center’s Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair  



Applications must be postmarked by September 26th




55th Annual Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino

Friday & Saturday,

November 28-29, 2014


Check their website to download an application at


or call 707-937-5818 ext. 10

The Mendocino Art Center is now accepting applications from artists and craftspeople for the 55th Annual Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair.

Handmade original artwork in all media is acceptable. The Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Fair draws a large number of holiday visitors from the Bay Area, the Sacramento Valley and southern California, among other regions.

Applicants must submit photographs, high quality ink jet prints or a CD with high quality digital images of current work and a photograph or drawing of a proposed booth display. Booth spaces measure approximately 6 feet by 9 feet.

The Pear Festival in Kelseyville is Saturday September 27th. 
Be sure to support artists and craft artists by buying some of their art on display at the festival.

Gibson Museum in Middletown is having a yard sale on September 27th from 9am - 5pm



They are looking for artists or crafts people who might be interested in renting a table to sell their wares.


Artists and Crafts people can contact Linda Moran at 987-2045 or  if they're interested and want to find out the booth space fee.



A new name for South Lake County Artists Guild is now going to be called South County Artisans.


They are looking for more South Lake County artists interested in showing in the Middletown area and Twin Pines Casino and who are also willing to pay dues and entry fees. If you are interested in their meeting schedule please contact Karen Davis at or if you have any more questions and would like to be on their group’s email list for regular news about the date, times and locations of their meetings and events.



Free vendor booths Saturday, September 27 at Running Creek Casino, Upper Lake.

2nd annual California Indian Day


Traditional Dancers

Arts and Crafts Vendors

Live music

The event will be held indoors

For information contact Gail at or Contact (Janet) at 262-5473 anytime.




Here’s a message from Jim Colling about the 6th annual Ukiah Valley Artists Studio Tour

September 27th and 28th 10am-5pm


Hello Friends,

I hope you will visit some of your local artists this year.  For some of the artists on the tour this is the only time during the year to see them and view their fine art work.

Perhaps you have been curious how art is created, just what an artist’s studio looks like or admired a certain artist’s work and would like to meet the artist, this is your opportunity!  Many of the artists will be demonstrating their art and offering refreshments.

Some artists will be slashing prices for this once a year event!

Contact Jim for him to send you more information and a map at





Lisa Kaplan will be offering Drawing the Inside Out on Sunday, Sept 28 from 2 to 6 pm.


 Join her for a journey into the language of visual art and unabashed self expression. Connect to deeper layers of self as we draw the inside out onto oversize paper in color!

For more information visit

or find Drawing the Inside Out/Into the Difference Studios on Facebook. All levels of Art experience beginner to professional welcome. For more information about a four-hour process including materials and to RSVP, as space is limited contact Lisa at , call or visit her website.




Here’s a message from Cobb Mountain Artist, Alana Clearlake Tanner



Just a reminder that the application period for CobbMtnArtists' Holiday in the Pines Art and Craft Faire November 8th and 9th, is open until Oct 1. More information and the app to download at




Harvest Festival 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!




Lake County’s Newest Adventure!


Join us in Clearlake for this 2 day Steampunk Fair October 25th-26th.

The fair will be featuring mini-steam boat races, music, food, adult beverages, vendor wares, activities and kids’ area.

For more info on fair hours, events and tickets, go to




Melissa Markgraf is helping to coordinate the Steam Punk Event here in Clearlake Oct 25th and 26th.


They are looking for some artists to set up their art to exhibit and sell during this event. 2 Free tickets will be given to each artist who will be displaying their art.

Karlon Baker is the contact person to reach if you are interested 707-350-3245 or

You can go on facebook to see some more info on this event





Lakeport Women's Civic Club is currently seeking vendors for a Craft Fair and Bake Sale.


 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.




Submissions sought for Brassfield Estate Winery Art & Wine Show


 Brassfield Estate Winery will hold its third annual Art & Wine Show on Nov. 22.

The winery is seeking submissions for the show from a variety of local artists.

There is no cost to participate in the show.

All proceeds go directly to the artists from their individual sales.

Prospective artists should contact Nahani Fox at 707-560-2910 or .

Brassfield Estate Winery is located at 10915 High Valley Road in Clearlake Oaks.




Holiday Vendors / Consultants / Businesses WANTED!!

6th Annual Holiday Boutique hosted by Ukiah Valley Girl Scouts

BIGGER Than EVER!! Crafts, Food & Music!
Fairgrounds in Ukiah - Carl Purdy Hall!!
75+ Vendors Needed
10 square foot-print for your booth – very spacious!!
7+ ft. walkways for shoppers & strollers!
Saturday November 29th (Thanksgiving Weekend)
For ALL info, follow link:




A request to artists who have had experience using the Fine Art America online print site or other similar print on demand websites.


I’m working on getting my husband’s art on the website:

.  I know that there are other local Lake County Artists who have put their art on this site and others, like me, have thought about it and wanted to do it. For those who have already done it, it would be great to get feedback on your experience with doing so.


I have read a lot of other feedback messages on this website, some good and some not so well. After starting to up load photos of art on my husband’s sight (Rojax Art) I realize that I’m having technical problems that are taking me a lot of time to figure out. I might have to contact the company directly for help. It does seem that if you can figure out how to place your art so it can be found through tag words, etc., there might be a chance for a person’s art to be found on their site. Otherwise, I can see this site as only a tool to use with your own immediate connections that you lead to your own site.


I’ve been working on their free site program and haven’t gone as far as to sign up for their premium account. I’m not sure if I would benefit from the other things that a premium site has to offer. I do feel that the artists who know how to use the internet as a tool using facebook, twitter, blogging and print order websites have a better chance of getting more exposure and selling. I’m thinking that by having inexpensive prints available through a company that handles the print process, ordering and shipping might be the way to go.


Again, it probably depends on how technically knowledgeable the artist is to be able to be successful with this approach. If any of you have had good experiences in this process and wouldn’t mind sharing what you know that can help, I and possibly others who read Lake County Art News would really benefit and appreciate it.  


I’m hoping to use any good feedback as a tool to help others by putting these responses in Lake County Art News for others to read unless you ask me not to, at least not in your name.



Sherry Harris



 If you would like to meet me, 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 of the month from 1-2pm

Promoter for Lake County art tourism

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