March 2 – Amador Art Trek

March 2 is 1st Saturday Art Trek – Free Fun Now in Ten Galleries
The March 2nd Art Trek will see such featured artists as Sarah Dixon, Leslie and David Schupp, Tracy Lewis, and David Carmardo. The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Going on the Trek is FREE, a time to have fun seeing what ten galleries are currently exhibiting. There might be an artist’s reception, cookies and punch, wine and cheese, music, or simply staying open a little longer. Maps are available on each gallery.
These are the participating 1st Saturday Art Trek galleries, with descriptions of what some of them are featuring March 2nd:
Add Art Provides fine art framing services and displays the work of John Johannsen who first showcased his vibrant whimsical canvases in a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. 20 Main St., Jackson, CA 95642. www.addart.com

AmadorArts Gallery Photography of Leslie and David Schupp. This creative couple are exhibiting many of their B/W and color images in March. Their photography encompasses landscape, architecture, still life, seascapes, flora and whatever catches their eye. They plan their vacations around where they hope to get ‘the’ shot. Also in the gallery, don’t miss marveling at the wrap-around murals painted by Rand Huggett in the front room depicting the history of Sutter Creek. 11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek. 95685. Turn off Main St. one block by the Back Roads Café, adjacent to the historic Monteverde General Store.www.amadorarts.org

Chaos glassworks – Using a state-of-the-art electric furnace, David Hopman blows and handshapes one-of-a-kind exquisite art glass pieces, from bowls, to lights, and more. 121 Hanford St, Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.chaosglassworks.com

Fine Eye GalleryEnticement. The many unique items found in this famous gallery help you to create living spaces you love with artistic touches that reflect your personality! The works of fine artisans from across the country can be seen here, such as artsy clocks, furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing, servingware, contemporary paintings, and more. 71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.fineeye.com

Gallery 10 Sarah Dixon, “Gardens of the Mind” – March featured exhibit. Working primarily in oil, she is a winner of many awards in juried exhibitions throughout the United States and as far away as Rome. Dixon believes her creations, which are often whimsical, should surprise the viewer, making them more aware of being alive and thinking more broadly. She maintains a studio in downtown Jackson, painting full time. She specializes in figurative work, doll imagery, botanicals and portraiture by commission. The public can experience Sarah Dixon and her paintings at a reception in her honor on Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. 15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 – 5:00 p.m. Call 209-267-0203 or visitwww.gallery10suttercreek.com.

Hanford St. Gallery- A Retrospective of the art of David Camardo. This exhibit will spotlight Camardo’s involvement in painting and sculpture and the large body of artwork he has produced over the last the 50 years. Painting in the Bay Area, Amador County and Provence, France David prefers the morning light, and in one series he made some 30 paintings of the town of Volcano. As a sculptor he’s produced work in bronze, wood, French limestone, alabaster, and Carrara marble. Enjoy over 20 pieces, large and small, from both the artist’s and other collections. The show will run from February 28 through March 31, with a reception with the artist on March 2nd from 4 to 7 pm as part of the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek. 291 Hanford St. (old Highway 49), Sutter Creek, CA 95685www.hanfordstgallery.com

Little City Studio & Gallery – There’ll be some new art on the high brick walls of this cozy authentic Gold Rush building along with other eclectic objects d’art, including woven shawls, jewelry, original paintings, collage, pottery, sculpture and more…at very reasonable prices. Open on March 2nd until about 5pm. Best to call first 209-267-9189. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601.

Petroglyphe Gallery – The featured artist for March is Tracy Lewis. This artist works primarily in transparent watercolor and is a purest in her approach to the medium. Layering luminous transparent glazes of pure hue gives her work a candy coat of Easter-like color. Although her art is fairly realistic, she focuses in on the little abstract patterns within a subject. Petroglyphe Gallery’s Spring Sunday Concert Series begins on March 24 featuring percussionist Allen Biggs who is the primary percussionist for the San Francisco production of Wicked. The concert begins at 4pm with wine and appetizers served at 3:30pm (included in ticket price). Tickets are $21 in advance, $23 at the door if available. For more info or to purchase tickets visit www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387. Gallery hours are Thurs – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 4:00pm. 8317 Main St., Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245

Sutter Creek Gallery – Being a co-operative of about 30 local artists, the variety of art here is awesome. 35 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.suttercreekgallery.com

Valley View Interiors – A design resource located in historic Sutter Creek. Current artists on display are Tricia Rissmann, contemporary abstracts and Kathryn Venturelli, mixed media and copper plate prints. VVI specializes in residential and hospitality interiors. With 25 years of design experience, their goal is to assist customers in creating a space that reflects their style and sensibilities. Represented are many well known manufactures of quality home furnishings, lighting, area rugs, drapery, art work and accessories. Offering space planning and design consultation for both remodel and new construction. 48 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.

Remember, “Art Enhances Life.”
CAPTIONS: Example of David Camardo’s sculpture to be found in the Hanford St. Gallery; “Tulips” by Tracy Lewis exhibiting in the Petroglyphe Gallery; Photography by the Schupp’s will be in the gallery of AmadorArts.

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