For over thirty years, the Amador County Artists Association (ACAA) has been providing support and information for artists in Amador County by promoting and encouraging the production, cultivation and appreciation of the visual arts.
OPEN STUDIOS ARTISTS DONATE TO BUTTE FIRE DISASTER RELIEF
After much consideration, the ACAA went ahead with its scheduled studio tour September 19 and 20. A decision was made by the artists to donate half of the proceeds from the raffle, usually earmarked for the scholarship fund, to the Butte Fire Disaster Relief Fund administered through the Amador Community Foundation.
This resulted in a record yield for the raffle. Along with additional funds from individual artists,
ACAA President Judy Day and Open Studios Chair Karen Crane
presented a check to ACF for $900.00.
Karen stated, “I am so proud of the open hearted generosity of our artist group!
Thank you all for your full participation in Open Studios,
despite the chaotic circumstances, and for your desire and willingness to contribute.”
Oil painter George Allen Durkee at AmadorArts Gallery in August
Before he moved to the foothills from San Francisco, artist George Allen Durkee was known as the extraordinary street painter who painted on-the-spot all the popular scenes of The City. Fast forward: when the Butte Fire whipped through the region September 10 of last year. Durkee lost everything, his home, studio and all of his works, some of which he had saved for personal reasons for over 40 years...[read more]
Gallery 10 features Sue Smith as August's Featured Artist
Sue Smith was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She benefited from art instruction in school, drew from an early age and has always considered herself an artist. Sue majored in art at Ohio Wesleyan and has pursued it in one form or another all her life. She worked for many years as a draftsman, drawing house plans. Since she retired, Sue has been painting and drawing full time. Sue loves the foothill scenery and the critters, and she finds endless inspiration here...[read more]
Sutter Creek Gallery hosts Watercolor Artist Judy Day as August's Featured Artist
Watercolor is the favorite medium of artist and teacher Judy Day, having explored a variety of media throughout her career. Most of the time she paints on traditional watercolor paper. More recently, Day has rendered paintings on newer surfaces such as Yupo and Aquabord, which provide a more fluid look. Her artwork, using all these surfaces, will be featured during the month of August at the Sutter Creek Gallery...[read more]