Hello Lake County Artists and Art Supporters,



As always, art events are happening every week in Lake County. Be sure to tell your friends and attend one of them yourself !




Cobb Mountain Artists are meeting this Wednesday evening.


This meeting is another in our "Artist Presents" series. 

CMA is now meeting in the meeting room at the Middletown Senior Center, August 13, 7pm.


The entrance to the meeting/community room faces Hwy 29. The side entrance on Washington is the part of the building that is The Senior Center. As the room will be divided, there will be another group, so be sure you find CMA. We were assured that noise will not be an issue.


We meet regularly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.


Marge Bougas, the featured artist this month, founded CobbMtnArtists in 2004. A glass artist, Marge first became intrigued with the medium in 1980 when she took a stained glass class. Subsequently, she became a stained glass store owner, teacher, and production artist. She continued taking classes related to glass, but it was a glass fusing class that changed everything. This is the medium that has allowed her to incorporate the skills she previously learned into a distinctive style that reflects both her quirky humor and inventive perspective. A Cobb resident since 1999, having a studio in the mountains, surrounded by lakes, mighty oaks, lofty pine trees, and blue skies that go on forever, is a daily inspiration to her art.


-----Correction on dates for the annual Holiday Show: the second weekend in November is the 8th and 9th. 


Put the dates on your calendar and consider participating! Every year the show is better with larger attendance and, more importantly, sales. Look for the application on our website soon:



Alana Tanner






Thursday 8/14 plein air painting


Hi Everyone,  


Highland Springs Reservoir is the choice for our next outing.  


 Let’s get together in the parking lot at the airport near the restaurant, then caravan the rest of the way.  


 Around 9:00 a.m.   Let me know if you are coming.  


Patty Oates, 263-8909.








Third Friday Gala happening this Friday at The Art House Gallery, located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake, from 6-8pm.


You are invited to our reception this Friday!


Our musical entertainment for that event is 'Hillary' one of our very favorites will be playing that evening along with Thomas Dobbs who will be playing a few songs as well.


Join us to view the many different art forms throughout our gallery, our outrageous new art work, refreshments and just a great time to get together with others who appreciate the arts.


Also, at this reception we will be hosting a Poetry Reading with music during intermission. This will be an opportunity to hear our Lake County Poet Laureate, Casey Carney, and our own Sandy Stillwell and Margaret Rowson reading for us, too.


We will also be holding our free drawing for one of Dennis Bush's amazing burl bowls! You still have time to place your name in our drawing basket for a chance to win this unique item valued at over $300. All you have to do is come in and fill out a slip for a chance to win. You will also be able to see the other burls and table that he and his wife Jill design. 

Another last minute addition to our 3rd Friday Gala reception will be a one act play and a Shakespeare reading. This should be a fun evening for all.


The Art House Gallery is still offering more and more art classes for the public to enjoy and learn new art forms. 


Beginning Basket Class 1-plait and twin weave basket using dracaena leaves

Beginning Gourd Class 1-learn to wood burn designs on gourds

Beginning Gourd Class 2-learn to paint gourd with wax and dye

Beginning Gourd Class 3-learn to stitch rows of pine needles on gourds

Nature Jewelry Class 1-learn to make pouch for wearable stone pendants

Nature Jewelry Class 2-learn to make 3 pairs of natural material earrings

Yard Art for children 

Painting for children

Pottery-includes firing and glazing

Acrylic and Oil Painting Class

Jewelry Making with beads, stones and gems

Candle Making, sand castle making Class

Music lessons are available for piano, harp and flute.


We have many talented artists involved in our gallery so if you do not see a class mentioned that you would like to take we most likely could accommodate that request. Just ask or give us a call at (707)995-2342 


Our regular business hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-4 pm and we are located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive in Downtown Clearlake. 









The whimsical and creative sculptural work of composer-pianist-performer Spencer Brewer and psychotherapist and artist Esther Siegel is featured during the month of August at the Upper Lake Mercantile. 


A reception featuring the husband and wife artists will be held at the Main St. store in Upper Lake on Friday, August 15 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. 


Born in Dallas, Texas and now living in Redwood Valley, Spencer Brewer began playing the piano at age seven and continues to perform today.  He has composed music, accompanied modern dance troupes, recorded for himself and others and is well known in the area for events such as The Professional Pianist Series, Concerts in the Park and the Acoustic Café.  Spencer also has donated his expertise and energy to many performing and educational organizations in Mendocino. 


About 15 years ago Spencer turned his artistic talents to the creation of solid objects utilizing his extensive collection of musical items.  He has created a collection of highly unique sculptures from materials such as microphones, pieces from old pianos, records, and other unrelated items.

Esther Siegel’s art also is featured this month.  A psychotherapist and horseback-riding instructor, Esther’s work uses recycled, mostly small items to make thoughtful, provoking, lightly humorous pieces such as Horse People, Twisted Toasters and Greeting Cards.  Her work often involves universal themes from childhood.  It is guaranteed to start a conversation!


Located by the town clock in the old bank building at 9490 Main St, Upper Lake, the Upper Lake Mercantile offers quality artistic pieces plus items for the home and garden, with an emphasis on locally made and sourced goods. 


A sister business to the Tallman Hotel and Blue Wing Saloon also on Main St, Upper Lake Mercantile will appeal to residents as well as visitors to Lake County.


It is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.


Upper Lake Mercantile will regularly feature mostly local artists and designers.  Details about retail items and future promotions at the store can be obtained from manager Susan Saunders at (707) 275-8018 or by emailing







Fun and Easy Art workshop at the Lake County Arts Council main Street Gallery.


Come and enjoy an afternoon with local artist Diana Liebe of creating a hand painted silk scarf just in time for the coming fall weather. This workshop is for both inexperienced and experienced people who want to be creative and take home something beautiful that they made themselves.


The date is Monday August 18th from 1-4pm. To find out about the class fee which includes all supplies and a generously sized silk scarf and to sign up, please contact the Arts Council at 263- 6658 or call or email for questions at   245-7512.







The South Lake County Artist Guild selected Dayle Marshall, a laser sketch artist, to show and be available with portfolio August 22nd, 4th Fri. of month, at the "Winery of the Month" held at Twin Pines Casino. 


 This is a wine tasting/meet the artist event.  It's from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Rosa d'Oro is the featured winery.

 Karen Davis/julia nick

Madame Prez

South Lake County Artists Guild (SLCAG)





Attention Craft Artists!

On Aug. 23rd, 2014 Konocti Vista Casino, Resort and Marina will be hosting its 5th annual Smokin' on the Water BBQ event.


 This event is KC BBQ association sanctioned. There will also be a car show and beer garden for many to enjoy.
This event has grown in numbers over the past couple years and last year was our first year inviting vendors to also be a part of this. So, again this year I am extending an invite to vendors to be a part of this wonderful day full of great food, cars and local micro breweries.


That evening will be a concert inside the Club Konocti after the awards for the BBQ. This is a great way to end a great day and event by enjoying some great music with Kinfolk from the Bay Area. They play funk, blues and so much more.


This event draws in about 1500 people in a four hour time period. Part of the proceeds is given back to the local schools. For booth fee or application for each vendor  or If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Heather Begun 707-349-2856 cell 707-262-1900 ext 1114 office.






21st Annual Quilt and Textile Exhibition at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse
Museum is currently on display until August 30th.

16435 Main Street, Lower Lake, CA 95457
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Phone: 707-995-3565

The Lower Lake Historic School Preservation Committee is pleased to host its
21st Annual Quilt and Textile Exhibition from August 2 through August 30th
2014, in the Weaver Auditorium of the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum, 16435
Main Street, Lower Lake, CA.

The featured artists include members of the Ladies of the Lake Quilt
Guild, weaver Sheila O'Hara and her weaving class students (Janis Eckert,
Pam Perry, Suzanne Britz, Ellen Hardenburger, Sylvia Anderson, Hana

Musgrove, Lorna Rochman-McEntire, Goldie Pitre, Shellie Taylor and Rosalee
Littrell), and quilter Mary Marion.

Works include hand sewn quilts, hand-woven tapestries and functional items and

also hand knitted and hand crocheted items. You will enjoy seeing these

textiles in soft and subtle pastels to bold colors and textures.

For more information, call the museum at (707) 995-3565  and ask for Linda

e-mail:  <mailto:>







Here’s a message from Malissa Rene Grider-Donegan from Willits


Are you an amazing artist making handcrafted art work and have no place to showcase it?? Chickadoodle's is a new gift store in Willits located at 377 S Main St and is accepting consignments.

Please contact me Malissa Donegan at 7073544643 for more details...







Teacher, Jenna Radtke, wants to thank those who contacted her about helping teach art in her classroom.




Thank you so much. I've already got 3 replies -- all of them request the location of the school. If you find that you are also getting the same request please pass along that Burns Valley School is in Clearlake behind Austin Park, 3260 Pine Street.


I'm happy to accommodate ANY date after the 13th and ANY time during school hours. I might have a slight preference for Friday, but I'm so grateful for the volunteered time that my slight preference is not as important as getting artists in the classroom for my 5th graders.



Thank you, again!

Jenna Radtke







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


For more information check out website:








A call for artists from the Cobb Mtn. Artists for the 2014 Holiday in the Pines Art & Craft Sale


Come join us for our 10th Annual Holiday in the Pines Sale

November 8 & 9


 For more information and an application, call or email:

 Alana Clearlake at 707-494-6285

Or download an application from our website:


 Application deadline is October 1







 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 most Sundays from 11:30am-4:30pm. Call me if you want to make an appointment at 350-2116.


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

Lake County Art News email newsletter


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