Holiday Greetings Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,


We are continuing to grow the arts in Lake County and now we are connecting with the arts and art organizations in other counties nearby. By doing this we’ll develop a strong network that can help both artists and the economic health of all of our communities.



Many thanks to Shelby Posada and Alyssum Wier for a successful grant funding workshop that took place last Saturday.


Seven people, both artists and art supporters, attended the Grant funding workshop held last Saturday, December 14th.

The workshop was hosted by executive director, Shelby Posada, with the Lake County Arts Council and was taught by guest speaker, executive director, Alyssum Wier, of the Arts Council of Mendocino.

This was a very informative workshop where much information was given on how to begin a plan on identifying your needs for a grant, on finding funds available and how to put together a package of information that would attract funding from the right organization.

This was a very worthwhile and informative workshop and, hopefully, more artists will have the opportunity to learn about obtaining grant money in the future. There is money available out there to be tapped!




Congratulations to Terry Dereniuk for being nominated the new executive director for the Lake County Winery Association.

She wants to receive Lake County Art email news and said that she will keep the arts and artists in mind as they start planning their events in 2014.

If any of you artists have good suggestions on how wineries and artists can work together please send in your creative and constructive ideas.




Happening this Friday!

Merry Christmas from The Art House Gallery!


You’re invited to our special Christmas Gala Art Reception,

this Friday, December 20th at 6pm


Musician, Linda Brown, will be entertaining us this evening with her harp.

We look forward to you viewing our new art display and hosting a time to meet and mingle with many of our artists while enjoying refreshments.

The gallery is located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake, behind Bobby’s restaurant.

If you’re unable to attend our Gala this month, the gallery’s regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.






Here’s what’s happening this week with art in Mendocino County!


Check out this web page:

or go to their main page at

and subscribe to their email news at the bottom of their page.




Here’s a message from Judy Cardinale with the Lake County Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery.



LAST CALL TO BID ON EXTRAORDINARY ART PIECES BY Ray Farrow. These pieces have been on display in the Gift Shop and the silent bidding closed Thursday! HURRY AND BE SURE TO GET THE PAINTING YOU WANT!  Proceeds benefit the Gallery coffers.

Thanks to Ray for his generous donation to the Gallery.


Mark your calendars!

In January the gallery will be filled with FIRST ARTISTS FROM PEOPLE'S SERVICES AND ALSO IN THE MAIN SALON the many artists’ works that supported the Gallery during the year will be having an encore showing.

Please plan to attend.

Also, if you are an artist that displayed art for a total of three months and did not get a notice to participate, please let me know!




Here’s an update from Hillcrest Studio


Making New Year’s Resolutions or do you know someone who does?  


Prone to making resolutions this time of year?


If you have a friend that has been saying things like:  “Next year I’m going to…” or “In 2014 I’m going to get into something creative.” You might want to tell them about the classes that will be announced soon for the Hillcrest Studio.

Introduction to Drawing, Painting, Collage and Printmaking are among the regular classes presented during our 4-week series “Art in the Afternoon.”

Watch for new class schedule right here and tell that friend about the page.


The next Sunday Salon #13 at Hillcrest Studio is January 12th at 1pm

Location is in Clearlake.

Check out facebook page:

Contact Peter Shandera with any questions at




Check out info on a juried show at Ukiah’s Art Center for January.


Artists! We want your images of Waves, Wilderness and Wine of Mendocino or Lake County.

Show your art work at the Art Center Ukiah’s exhibit held in conjunction with Visit Mendocino’s Crab, Wine and Beer Fest. Visitors and locals will be sampling crab, wine, beer and art during the month of January.

Deadline for art entries in January 2, 2014:  photographs, paintings, textiles, mosaics and more. For more information or to get an entry form for Waves, Wilderness and Wine Juried Art Show contact  or call 462-1400 or 707 391-8057.




In January Tina Lewis is planning on making a spreadsheet of selling events for vendors.


 Tina is, also, thinking of sending out a survey to the vendors in her FB group where they could be anonymous but still provide input about their experiences.

If you would like to participate with the vendor survey please contact Tina at .

This could be a very beneficial thing for all art vendors to participate.  With input of artists experiences both good and not so good, the events could be planned to be more successful in the future. Constructive ideas would be appreciated.




Here’s the next chance to participate in The Calistoga Art Center’s “Art Market” held at the Calistoga Fairground Cropp Building is February 15th, 11am-4pm

For information on becoming a member and participating, check out their website:


When you purchase an "Artist" level Membership (see their website page on membership:


), one of your benefits is a page on art along with a brief biography or artist statement to




An artist is seeking advice on restoring pastel art.

An artist needs some advice on how to care for an old but beautiful pastel painting. It is a still life signed by George Hadland and is not under glass. It appears to not have been sprayed with fixative. It is very dusty and cob webby. It is a framed oval.

Does any artist have knowledge in the preservation of pastels?

If you have any helpful advice please contact Susan Laymen at




An artist is looking to buy a small kiln to make tile art.

If you or someone you know has a small kiln and are not using it anymore and want to sell it, please contact Sherry at




Would you like to have your art related article printed in the January or February issue of the Outlook magazine?


Contact Linda Kelly at for more information.




Again, please continue to use this Lake County Art News email newsletter as a tool to connect with artists and art related subjects. Networking through the internet is one of the fastest ways to help the health of our art economy grow in Lake County and beyond.



Wishing you all a Healthy, Happy and Creative Holiday Season filled with much Love!



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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