Here’s the latest Lake County Art News!




Greetings from The Art House Gallery!


Our regular 3rd Friday Gala Art Reception is this Friday March 20th at 6-8 pm and you are invited!


Our featured artist is Linda Fielding! Please join us to meet and greet many of our outstanding artists, hear live music by Eddie and share delicious refreshments with us provided by the gallery.


That evening ALL clothing boutique items will be 10% off of the already inexpensive prices. We have many unique items. It is a great time to attend for that reason alone! We also have many original art pieces from $5 and up. 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.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am-4pm.


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

Looking forward to a great night and hoping to meet you.


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


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







Middletown Art Center “Premiere”


Gala Opening Saturday March 28th 5:30 – 7:30pm


Featuring the diverse works of our founding artists


Lisa Kaplan - Francesco Cafiso  - John Hanses - Renata Jaworska -
Sariah Reeser


Curated by Kristina Della Valle


We invite you to join us as we showcase the newly renovated exhibition space!


See the work - Learn about the center - Create new friendships - Connect


MAC integrates multiple exhibition and classroom spaces into a new art and culture center to serve Lake County communities and visitors!

People of all ages, abilities, and interests and invited to imagine, express, create, and welcome the visual arts into their lives.


Artists are invited to submit work and teaching proposals for review. See guidelines for submission at Join us and become a part of the experience!


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






Enjoy Wine and Art at Lake County Wine Studio in Upper Lake


9505 Main St. Upper Lake Ca 707 275 8030


Current featured artist is Anna Sabalone


Anna Sabalone was born and raised in Lake County.  Her interest and love for the Arts began at a young age, supported by her mother and other artists around the county including Lorraine Brady-Arthur, Floyd and Betty Lou Surber, and Tina and Doug Moore.  She has been involved in the Lake County Arts Council since her teen years.

Anna attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Leeds, England for her undergraduate degree in English, History and Anthropology.  She earned her teaching credential and Masters of Education from UCSB and has been teaching Art, English, History and Academic Decathlon at Upper Lake High School since 2008. 

Anna's range in art include a multitude of media and subjects such as pencil, pastel, watercolor, oils, acrylics, linoleum blocks, ink, scratch board (and always trying new subjects for her students).  Her show includes an eclectic variety of her work to demonstrate her flexibility.  Her inspiration includes everyday objects, her travels, and the landscapes where she has lived including Southern California, the East Coast and Europe.  Lake County landscapes have been a featured element of her work for the past twenty years, and continue to influence her today.  Nature, portraits, and design media (tattoos, tablecloths, logo and pattern work) are also features included in her portfolio.  She is constantly expanding her repertoire to sate her curiosity and to encourage students to continue their artistic development.  For further information, she can be reached at .

To get on the Lake County Wine Studio’s events email list or find out about small charge for wine tasting contact or phone: (707) 275-8030.









Lake County Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery in Lakeport 


325 N. Main Street, Lakeport



The First Friday Fling was a big success with music by Dan Myers and lots of great art! The Theme shows have resumed and there was good representation of the theme: Historical Buildings in Lake County. This show will be running through the month. All are invited to stop by view and vote for "People's Choice Award". 


Next month the theme will be Lake County baby animals: farm or wildlife. All Lake County artists are invited to enter any of the theme shows.


Details can be picked up at the Gallery hours Tue. through Sat. between 11:00 & 3:00.



APRIL THEME: Lake County Spring Babies -- Farm life or wildlife

MAY THEME:   Lake County water wildlife


The Main Street Gallery offers art classes

 Diana Liebe has classes for adults at the Main Street Gallery

 Wednesday afternoons from 1-4:00pm ONGOING Beginning watercolors
Adults and teens age 12 and up are welcome.
Space is limited so please preregister with the Main Street Gallery at 263-6658
OR email or call Diana at  707-245-7512


Pastel Art Class with Richard Seisser

Every Tuesday  1:00 - 3:00 Contact gallery for info for class fee.



Open Art Class with Richard Seisser

Every 2nd & 4th week of each month

No charge for class


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








Current featured artists have their art in display cases at Twin Pines Casino in Middletown.


Featured painters are Alana Tanner of Cobb Mountain Artists with her ink/watercolors, Vic Wroobel with his oil paintings, and Rebecca Stark with her magnificent's a display to be very proud of!  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.    One item of note, Linda Moran’s art will be at the Main Street Gallery through March if anyone wants to come by and see her work.


Michelle Price will be featured in the window display in April.   

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.








Here’s a call for artists who would be interested in showing their art in the North Shore area.



Artists and crafters wanted to show and sell their work on a rotating basis. This is a very nice venue with out of county tourists. Friday and Saturday afternoons during location wine tastings. Please email Diana at if seriously interested.








Mendocino College Art Gallery in Ukiah is featuring their Faculty Art exhibit and is open Tuesday through Thursday 12:30 to 3:30pm until March 26th.


Mendocino College in Ukiah is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) with a wonderful collection of faculty art pieces. 

More than 30 alumni and current art instructors are participating in this upcoming exhibit.

These artists include Holly Brackmann, Bob Commings, and Gary Medina, who were the founding art department faculty at Mendocino College. 

These faculty members played a key role in the construction of the CVPA 20 years ago.

This exhibition highlights the diverse creative talents brought to Mendocino College by the instructors who have contributed and enhanced the high quality of art education offered by the Mendocino-Lake Community College District. 

A dynamic selection of work includes sculpture, ceramics, painting, textiles, mixed-media, photography and printmaking.

Admission to the gallery is free of charge.

For more information or to make a special appointment to view the gallery, please call 707-468-3207 or e-mail [email protected]


Mendocino College is located at 1000 Hensley Creek Road in Ukiah.






Art Center Ukiah    


ART CLOCK DESIGN COMPETITION AND FUNDRAISER                               MARCH 6TH thru 28th, 2015


Art Center Ukiah is asking artists to create a functional clock expressing their personal design style. The clocks will be judged by the public and the ACU Board committee.  The clocks will be on exhibit March 6th – 27th   at the ACU Gallery and featured as part of Art Walk Ukiah.   The winning artist will receive a cash prize. The clocks will be auctioned by silent auction to benefit Art Center Ukiah, with final bids accepted at a special reception held on March 27th   5 pm – 7 pm.  Open to all ages no entry fee required.  For entry form and/or details of constructing Art Clocks, email or contact Jill Schmuckley 707 391-8057.  Deadline for entry is February 28, 2015.  Art Center Ukiah, 201 S. State St. Ukiah, 462-1400.







Here’s an update from Jason K. Norris Founder and Executive Director of House of Living Rhythm



100 N. Forbes St.
Lakeport, CA 95453



HoLR's assembly hall is available for rental for events. It's a 1,000 sq. ft. gathering space with another 200 sq. ft. stage for a reasonable hourly fee. It would be great if artists and crafters wanted to hold their own events and gatherings here. Aside from hourly rates, we can also do a percentage based on registration costs.



Check out the House of Living Rhythm website or for more info email Jason at or call him at cell # at 415 419-1481.







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. 






Harbor Village Artists have scheduled their annual Garden Party for April 11th.


Seeking vendors for this event at Lakeside Art, Harbor Village Artists in Lucerne. Second annual Spring Fling, April 11, open to all with a spring or garden theme! Yard art, plants, outdoor décor, furniture, bird houses or feeders, gourds, photography....etc. 10' x 10' spaces are available. Contact Susan Laymon for booth space fee information or other questions at  

They are still confirming last year’s vendors but anyone with art/crafts that is garden / nature related we would love to hear about.

Fund raising opportunity!! Lakeside Art & Gifts is sponsoring Spring Fling on April 11 10am to 4pm. We are looking for an organization or (?) that would like to set up a food booth at our event. Last year one of the Womens Clubs did a great job of selling "small savory plates" and "dessert plates". They are unable to do it this year. Does you club or group need to raise money for a project? Please contact me with suggestions or for more information.

You can, also, contact Linda Kelly if you are interested or have questions at .






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






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:







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.






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.









Here’s a possibility in using a better way of putting out all of our art and other community and cultural event info on one site that everyone can feed into with their events.  



Wilda Shock forwarded this info to me and I think it’s a great idea.


Check out what Santa Cruz is doing at



The result of nearly two years of effort amongst Arts Council Santa Cruz County, City of Santa Cruz Arts Commission, and the City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office,


 helps expand the economic and cultural impact of the arts throughout Santa Cruz County.


Purpose of




 is the Santa Cruz community’s convenient and open calendar resource for all arts and cultural events. Now event organizers can post their event information in one place while audiences, media, curated websites, and bloggers can easily import event information. provides the following benefits:

  • Increase event diversity and awareness
  • Saves time and money with one convenient community calendar system
  • Provides wide accessibility
  • Maximizes your outreach
  • Reduces event conflicts when planning for an upcoming event

Be sure to check it out and send me your feedback on this idea as a possibility for 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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