Craigside Memories by Carolyn Wilson
12x12 mixed media $410
Giverny by Carolyn Wilson
11x14 mixed media $250
Highland Lakes by Carolyn Wilson
20x10 mixed media $700
Small Works Showcase
"Drawn to Animals"
This month a collection of drawings by Laura Roney capture her bond with our animal friends. Animals have always been a part of the artist’s life. “Having them around makes life complete and us happier,” noted Roney. Believing every animal has a personality, Roney looks to capture that unique quality in creating their portraits. These drawings are so captivating, they can’t help but lift our spirits.
Karen Miller Featured in PSWC Magazine
The Pastel Society of the West Coast featured the art of UAG artist, Karen Miller in their Fall issue. The multi-page feature pointed out, "...most of her prior work was local landscapes, the newer work expands to include more interiors and figures." The magazine also gave kudos to Miller in that she earned Signature Member status after only three years of submitting work.
Wanna Kiss the 'World's Ugliest Dog' ???
Come to Our Open House
All Day Saturday, December 7
9am to 8pm
Brave the rains and come get some Holiday Puppy Kisses from Scamp the Chap, who just won the World's Ugliest (adorable) Dog contest. Scamp just returned from Los Angeles from filming an episode of "To Tell The Truth". He won $1500, a matching $1500 for the Sonoma County Humane Society, and a trophy bigger than his person.
It's all part of celebrating our furry friends with an array of events throughout Saturday, and includes a Puppy Kissing Booth, a Pet Psychologist, Animal Painting Demos, etc. Holiday goodies will fuel the festivities including a specially labeled wine from Windsor Vineyards to cheer us on. Twenty percent of all sales during the Open House will be donated to the Humane Society.
The front window animal paintings by Laura Roney, Karen Miller, Andrea Cleall, Cynthia Jackson-Hein, Linda Barretta, Beverly Bird and Gwen Rosewater capture expressions and actions of their favorite pets. Paper mache cats and dogs by Nancy Winn are captivating. Rounding out the window all the jewelry on display includes Jo Tobin-Charleston's cat-inspired jewelry.
You can commission a portrait of your pet, from your choice of gallery artist, and help out the Humane Society at the same time - for anyone who commissions a pet portrait before December 29, 20% of the sale will be donated to the Humane Society.
The Gallery will also be accepting cash donations for the Humane Society for the duration of the holiday season.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, December 7 2019 at Upstairs Art Gallery, 306 Center Street, Healdsburg, CA
10:30am to 2pm - Pet Psychologist Dr. Anastasia Raschke can "analyze" your dog at the Upstairs Art Gallery. Dr. Raschke, a mostly retired people psychologist, is branching out into pet psychology for this event. A five dollar donation to the Human Society buys your pet a session with her!
3pm-6pm - Come get some Holiday Puppy Kisses from Scamp, who just won the Worlds Ugliest (adorable) Dog contest. Scamp just returned from Los Angeles from filming an episode of "To Tell The Truth". He won $1500, a matching $1500 for the Humane Society, and a trophy bigger
than his person.
2pm-5pm Gallery artist Willow LaLand-Yeilding will be doing a live demonstration animal painting. Come watch.
So come visit on Saturday during this unique opportunity to help the Humane Society of Sonoma County and shop local this holiday season. As we shine the spotlight on animal inspired paintings, jewelry and crafts, and with a percentage of sales going to help this wonderful non-profit, dedicated to helping animals in Sonoma County.
FEBRUARY EXHIBIT: CLOSE TO THE HEART
EXHIBIT DATES: February 1 – February 28, 2021
Sonoma County artists, Linda Baretta, Beverly Bird, Sally Cataldo, Marsha Connell, Karen Miller, Tosya Shore, Michelle Hoting, Jo Tobin-Charleston, Carolyn Wilson present “Close to the Heart,” a new perspective on this Valentine season – things that are uniquely special to each individual artist. Shore’s “Walk this Way” is a watercolor showing a tender moment in an older couple’s day – a scene that would touch anyone’s heart. Miller’s contribution is “Cat in a Quandary,” a pastel painting of her quirky cat in her favorite room where all her best creativity lives. Barretta brings us “Schoolhouse Beach,” an oil painting of a favorite local scene along the Sonoma Coast, painted with blooms beneath her feet. Her piece glows with sundrenched color and the vibrant beauty of the red wildflowers. Wilson’s choice, “Yosemite Valley Winter,” is a mixed media piece that takes us to this magical place in the peace and tranquility of a snowy winter scene. Bird’s “Seeing Reds” is an acrylic painting that highlights traditional tokens of love – flowers and sweets – in delicious shades of red. After the past crazy, dark year, the warm feelings expressed through this exhibit open the door to a beautiful spring and hope for better times. “Because each artist’s choice is special, they resonate with the viewer,” noted Wilson.
New Artist: The Gallery is pleased to announce a new member artist, Sally Cataldo. A water media artist, her expressive abstract paintings are a reflection of observations of her environment. Working in acrylic, watercolor, gouache, her paintings are forceful designs of sophisticated color combinations, dynamic shapes and unique use of line. Whether purely abstract or a subjective interpretation, they catch the viewer’s eye and don’t let go. Internationally renowned, Cataldo is a published, award winning artist who has exhibited widely and participated in Sonoma County Art Trails for a number of years. Sallycataldoart.com
The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features a members’ show along the same theme, ”Close to the Heart.” The exhibit highlights a variety of takes on this theme in watercolor, acrylic and oil. In addition to the artists named above, Willow Laland, Donna Schaffer, Gail Morgan, Ron Sumner, Victoria Kochergin, and Laura Roney are showing their work in this exhibit.
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