If you have the time between 1-2pm please be sure to listen to "Big Art" radio show to get information about what's happening with art in our county. Even, better yet, call in to let Lake County radio listeners hear you talk about your own artist event, gallery/art related venue event, art classes or any other topic relating to art in our county.

This is a free opportunity for you to be able to get the word out to, even, more people in our county about all the art happenings in our county.

Again, this show is on KPFZ 88.1 FM or "streaming live" on
and the number to call is 263-3435.

My son, Diego, and I can, even, two calls at one time so try to make this a priority if you really want to get your message out to more people.

This show is on the last Tuesday of each month
so take advantage of this opportunity for yourself, your business or your organization. Even if your event already happened you can call in and give it a good review or talk about what you want to do in the future to make it even better.

Let's have the phones "ringing off of the hook," so to speak, to show that art is "alive and well" in our County! This kind of response keeps up the momentum and keeps local artists going. We could even talk about how our governor just voted in an increase of now over $7 million allocated towards the arts in California. Let's get some of our local grant writers busy to get some of that money for our county! Do you want to talk about it?!! How do we get some of that money? Go on California's Art Council's website to learn more.

Again, the show is from 1-2pm tomorrow, Tuesday July 30th for one hour each month. Please try to take the time for art sake. 707 263-3435

Sincerely and Thank you,

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

Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,



Here’s the latest Lake County Art News!




“Big Art” radio show will be on this coming Tuesday July 28th from 1-2 pm on KPFZ 88.1 FM and “streaming live” on


We’ll have three guest speakers. Tony Pierucci curator of the Lakeport and Lower Lake School House museum will be on to talk about their upcoming Fiber Art display in August. Max Butler will be on to talk about the opening of his new gallery in Upper Lake. Ricia Araiza and Michael Leventhall will be on to talk about their two new art exhibits. Be sure to listen in to find out more about their newsworthy information.






Sign up now for sculptural needle felting classes! The next class will be held Thursday July 30th at 1pm at The Art House Gallery.



Learn how a simple piece of wool can be turned into anything you can imagine.  Needle felting is easy, fun, addictive & versatile.  This beginner's class will teach you the basics and includes everything you need to get started in sculptural 3D felting.


Class is 2 hours long, and will be held Thursday July 30th at 1 PM at The Art House Gallery, 15210 Lakeshore Drive  Suite 1, Clearlake, CA


Fee includes supplies that you can keep.  We ask that you please sign up in advance so the teacher knows how many kits to bring.  A non-refundable deposit of half the class fee is required for signup. 


Sign up can be done in person at The Art House Gallery Tuesday- Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM.


If you would like more information about the fee for class you can contact the teacher directly at






Artist, Max Butler, will be opening SA-SAM, a new gallery in Upper Lake on Saturday August 1st 1-5pm. 


 The gallery’s name SA-SAM is a Tibetan word that means mystic crossroad.  The gallery will be a place for meaningful art, spiritual art and the art of social consciousness.    The motto of the gallery is "Beauty, Love &

Freedom.”   Beauty overcomes ignorance, Love overcomes anger.  Freedom overcomes addiction.  This may give you some idea of the type of work that will be displayed.  The grand opening will occur on Saturday,

August 1st, 2015, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.  Thereafter the gallery hours will be Friday & Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  The gallery is located at 9495 Main St. #9, Upper Lake, CA. The first show will feature the work of Max

Butler and Pinky Mitchell.  Max Butler will be presenting work consisting of paintings, graphic art and Buddhist sculptures.  Pinky Mitchell will be exhibiting gourd art and jewelry. 


Max Butler will be on the next “Big Art” radio show on KPFZ 88.1 FM Tuesday July 28th 1-2pm to talk about the gallery.





Artist, Karen Mantele is the July featured artist at Lake County Wine Studio in Upper Lake.



Karen Mantele is a Lake County artist who creates vibrant paintings in multiple mediums under her Moon Star Creations brand name.  Her artistic process began as a child in rural Iowa when she would sketch


out comic strips found in the Sunday paper.  Throughout her life she has explored many different types of art such as weaving and beadwork, and has realized that art is a way to express her inner joy and


happiness.  Karen paints at her home studio in Lucerne and is inspired by her view of Clearlake and Mother Nature, as well as music. “I paint from my heart and the purpose of my art is to spread love and


happiness,” she said.  Karen's artworks will be on display for the month of July.

For further information call (707) 293-8752


The Wine Studio now has a website with more info about all their events, including featured artists and art classes!






The Saw Shop Gallery Bistro features artist, Lynne Wagner’s beautiful paintings in July.  


The Saw Shop will feature many of my original paintings and giclee reproductions during the entire month of July.  

It is located at 3825 Main Street, Kelseyville, CA.  Contact (707) 278-0129 to make dinner reservations, and see the menus at


On display will be the painting "Girl with Amur Leopard Cub", from a new series about protecting endangered wildlife.






Come visit The Art House Gallery in Clearlake


Regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-4.


We are located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake


If you would like to join as an artist or have questions about joining contact Melinda Young at .


Children’s Art Classes are happening at the Art House Gallery

Be sure to go to The Art House Gallery’s new website to see the list of Summer Art Classes for children being offered at The Art House Gallery at


You may stop by to register to reserve a space in class. All materials are included. Our regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-4. We are located at 15210 Lakeshore Dr in Clearlake.

For more information you may call the gallery at (707) 994-1716 or (707) 995-2342

Gift Certificates are available and we are able to accommodate group classes. For more information you may contact (707) 995-2342

Have a great summer and remember to include some art!





While you’re in Clearlake be sure to visit Imago Art Gallery at People Services.


Check out their wonderful creative art.

Open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm

Located at 14560 Lakeshore Drive





The Sum of Its Parts, at Middletown Art Center


Middletown Art Center opened its third exhibit SUM OF ITS PARTS Assemblage and Collage. It's a wonderful and fun exhibit, featuring work by 12 local artists. The reception was attended by just under 200 people.  Come and see the show Thursdays 12-6, Friday and Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 1-6 (new summer hours). You will be glad you did!

Middletown Art Center invites artists to submit work for consideration for their upcoming exhibits:

  Nature/Art/Humanity - Art in dialogue with nature (indoors) - opens August 15

  DUE SEPT 3: Portraits – An invitation to explore the identity of your subject -  opens October 3

  See submission guidelines and download an application at


New Ceramic and drawing/painting classes for adults, teens and children will begin in July. Visit


to learn more.


Wake the Creativity Within

Free Workshops every third Tuesday….the next one is Tuesday August 18th!

Join us in exploration of self, releasing inner talents shy about coming out. Follow the labyrinth to a more content self through the means introduced using crayons, paper mache, batting and other simple “tools”. Discover how sharing in a safe, non-

threatening environment opens one to unrealized possibilities; from chrysalis to butterfly.

Facilitated by Karen Davis (aka Julia Regina) artist of many years.

Funded by Mental Health Services Act Prevention & Early Intervention mini-grant to benefit underserved older adults.

PLACE: Middletown Senior Center Creativity Room
DATE: 3rd Tuesday monthly
TIME: 10:00 am to 12:00
CONTACT: Karen at 707/987-9642 or







Art is continuing to be shown at Twin Pines Casino



It's a great venue for an artist.  It only takes 2 hours on a Friday's staffed by Rebecca Stark, Joanne Sharon and Rich Koury and you aren't alone...set up and break down are easy, and the casino people are wonderful to


work with.....and don't forget we have the window display and it's never too early to sign up for 2016!!!  We're becoming a force to be reckoned with!!!!  AND sales are increasing.....Any questions contact Linda Moran







Be sure to visit Lake County Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery



Main Street Gallery
325 N. Main Street


Tuesday - Friday 11am to 3pm
Saturday 11am to 3pm


Check out their website calendar for more details about their events, their adult and children’s classes and many other types of art events at

SUMMER YOUTH ART CAMP CLASSES – 2015 have now started.

MAIN STREET GALLERY - (707) 263-6658





Classes go through July.

Go to their webpage for all the class details:





Be sure to stop by Lakeworks when you’re visiting the Main Street Gallery.


Lakeworks is next door to Main Street Gallery and Watershed Bookstore in Lakeport.

Check out all their locally handmade craft and fine art work, much of it is perfect for gift giving.





The Lakeside Art and Gift Gallery in Lucerne have a beautiful updated website.


Be sure to check it out:


and when you’re in Lucerne drop by and see their wonderful art!






Shelby Posada, Director of the Lake County Arts Council, relayed the latest news about increase in fund support for the California Arts Council.


You may have just seen the wonderful news:  Governor Brown signed a state budget that includes a $7.1 million permanent increase in general fund support for the California Arts Council! (Our official announcement:






Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, the 24th annual Art in the Gardens is fast approaching on Saturday, August 1 from 11am to 5pm.


This family-friendly garden party has activities for everyone, from shopping for art (fine art in all media, edible art, and boutique products for home and body), demonstrations by Pacific Textile Arts members, toe-tapping music, and foods available for a delectable lunch. 


New to this year’s event is the addition of a Beer Tasting option for craft beer enthusiasts. Enjoy fine Mendocino County wines, regional microbrews, and a palette of fresh foods from local vendors. The day-long juried art and food event benefits horticulture, conservation, and education projects at the Gardens.  


Kids under age 16 free. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking the link at

 or in person at Harvest Market and the Garden Store at MCBG in Fort Bragg or Out of This World in Mendocino.


Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is located on 47 acres and fronts the Pacific Ocean. Located at 18220 North Highway 1, the Gardens are two miles south Fort Bragg and six miles north of Mendocino. Please phone 707-964-4352 ext. 16 for more information. No dogs are allowed at the event. No regular admission passes accepted.





Here’s what’s happening in Ukiah



“Modern Twist” Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art in the context of Pomo Indian Basketry Traditions currently open until August 30th.


On display at Sun House Guild, Grace Hudson Museum


Explore innovations in Japanese bamboo basketry since the mid-20th century, exemplified in the work of 17 modern master artists from Japan. Some of their bamboo pieces, all drawn from the collection of the Clark Center for Japanese Art &


Culture, will be juxtaposed with Pomo Indian baskets woven c. 1885-1905.


431 South Main Street, Ukiah

707 467-2836

Check out their website for other related events


Art Center Ukiah   Artist Opportunities 2015


Celebrate Our Independence Honoring VETERANS CURENTLY open until 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. Work will be shown 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. Art Center Ukiah 201 S. State St. Ukiah, Ca, 462-1400




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 forms available at the Corner Gallery 201 S. State St., Ukiah or email Art Center Ukiah 201 S. State St. Ukiah, Ca, 462-1400


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






Lake County online News wants your news and calendar event info.


Just go on to their website:


and click on their Contact page to their FAQ tab.

One the FAQ tab you can find out how to write a press release or get your event on their calendar. You can, also, email them if you still need help.



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

Lake County Art News email newsletter


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