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Paula Amerine • Lisa Bone • Cindy Bonito • Sean Bonito • Victoria Brooks • Judy Butler • Sandy Delehanty
Brenda Dominguez • C. John Dominguez • Steve Harrington • Doug Horton • Louise Noel • Jen Norpchen
Janet Paehlig • Ann Ranlett • Laura Thompson • Sherron Totter • Sponsor: The Flower Farm • Sponsor: Casque Wines
Watercolor, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Fiber Art
Brenda is a self taught artist, dipping into watercolor, pastel, colored pencil and fiber art. Her award-winning paintings are in corporate and private collections. She proudly displays her work in the Crocker Art Gallery gift shop, Wholesale Art and Framing in Rocklin, The Flower Farm in Loomis, and Home to Roost in Fair Oaks.
3578 Silver Ranch Road, Loomis
thackart [at] yahoo.com
C. John Dominguez
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John specializes in custom jewelry for women and men. He uses semi-precious gemstones that are handcrafted into polished cabochons set in sterling silver. His collections show a variety of styles and his goal is to create one of a kind, timeless jewelry for all ages of both genders. He wants his customers to understand they have chosen a piece of art that was meant to be worn especially by them.
cjohndominguez [at] yahoo.com
Sean Bonito, AB
Graphite Pencil Drawings, Printmaking
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A graduate of the Art Studio program at U.C. Davis, Sean works in multiple media and multiple subjects. Some of his favorite mediums are Intaglio, graphite, Photoshop, and other digital media. He is an experienced printmaker who also enjoys working with graphite pencils. Sean spent extensive time developing multiple printing techniques while working in the U.C. Davis print lab. He is represented by Art Obsessions Gallery in Truckee.
Web site: SeanBonito.com
Jewelry & Garden Sculpture
Doug Horton’s jewelry is a study of detailed patterns that satisfies his need to be meticulous. He looks for materials that challenge: mother of pearl, jade, gold, coconut, silver and coral. Each has its secrets that must be searched out.
7440 King Road, Loomis
Web site: HortonIrisGarden.com
email: doughortonart [at] yahoo.com
Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel
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Paula Amerine, illustrator of The Art of Real Food Cookbook, worked with local farmers to produce illustrations of seasonal fruits and vegetables for this lush cookbook. The paintings are visually instructive in nature, and inspire the community to see the beauty in what we eat and recognize how fortunate Placer County residents are to have such abundant options for our meals. Paula is a retired Del Oro High School art teacher who now paints full time at the Auburn Carnegie Library Art Studios. Her current work is on display at the Old Library Art Studios in the library. Paula volunteers for community art projects, most recently the painting of a utility box in Auburn. She is also an art docent working with 1st graders at Rock Creek School. Poster design for the Auburn Rotary and Placer Office of Education’s 2015 One Book One Community is her most current contribution integrating her passion for knowledge and art. During the months of March and April, 2016 Paula is honored to have her paintings on exhibit at the California Agriculture Museum, located in Woodland, California. The Sparrow Gallery of Sacramento, California will curate the exhibit.
Jewelry, Fiber Art
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Janet creates unique jewelry from beads and specialty pieces that she finds on her travels. She incorporates the new with the old; giving each its own individual story. Eight years ago Janet joined the Foothill Quilters Guild where she offers embellishments, beads, specialty pieces and fibers to art quilters and to those who make wearable art. With her love for art quilts she decided to start making her own art wall hangings. Ten years of living in the foothills has given Janet a chance to participate in local art shows.
(530) 823-1444 (h)
(408) 888-4580 (c)
Web site: TenajCreations.com
email: janet [at] tenajcreations.com
Ann Ranlett, MSA
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Ann is an award-winning Master member (MSA) of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists (ISSA), and an associate member of the Society of Animal Artists. Her specialties are pet/animal and nature subjects, although she’s been known to tackle a tractor or motorcycle drawing. Ann gives demos and teaches workshops at various venues, including her home studio. She was one of the workshop presenters at the 2012 – 2014 ISSA annual meetings. She was a featured artist at the 2015 & 2016 California State Fairs, demonstrating scratchboard in the Fine Art Exhibit Hall. One of her scratchboard drawings was published in North Light Books’ Strokes of Genius 7 and also in Art Journey Animals. In 2015, her scratchboard drawing of a Boston terrier was licensed to Suzuki Motors as a decal option for Alto cars in Japan. You may also see her work at the Auburn Old Town Gallery.
Sandy Delehanty, CWA
Watercolor, Oil, Photography
Sandy Delehanty’s award winning paintings are in public, corporate and private collections in the United States, France and South Africa. Sandy was awarded CWA signature status by the California Watercolor Association in 2011. Southwest Art Magazine, February 2016 issue, chose to feature Sandy’s giraffe paintings in an article about Wildlife Artists.
Her paintings have been published in three North Light books: Splash 9, Splash 16, and Best of Flower Painting 2. International Artists Magazine chose her painting “Mendocino Rhodies” as one of ten finalists in a world wide competition for the best flower and garden paintings. Sandy teaches watercolor workshops locally and in Europe, Bali and Hawaii. She is represented by Art Obsessions Gallery, Truckee, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento and Auburn Old Town Gallery in Auburn California.
Click here to view a video of Sandy demonstrating a watercolor technique
8041 Boulder Creek Rd., Penryn
Web site: SandyDelehanty.com
Facebook: Sandy Delehanty’s Art
email: sandydelehanty [at] yahoo.com
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Cindy Bonito is a local artist who has lived in the foothills for the past 12 years. She works in several mediums including relief printmaking, photography, and painting (watercolor & soft pastels). Her training in printmaking came from course work at both Diablo Valley and Sierra Colleges. Cindy has participated in numerous local art events and tours.
email: cindyabonito [at] yahoo.com
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Animals, nature, color, and whimsy are just a few of the themes that influence Judy’s fused glass. She is fortunate to live on a farm in Newcastle, surrounded by numerous animals, loving family and natural beauty. Her glass studio is located in this inspirational setting. Her process starts with creating a design and then carefully cutting pieces of glass. It’s layered in a kiln where it is fired for approximately 18 hours. This may be repeated several times until the artwork has achieved the desired effect. The pieces Judy creates are one-of-a-kind and include fine jewelry and pieces for the home. Her unique products demonstrates craftsmanship and design with a touch of whimsy. Judy’s work is displayed at several local galleries, stores and on the internet.
Web site: QuirkyCreations.com
email: quirkycreations [at] psyber.com
Horse Hair & Raku Pottery
Lisa’s fascination with clay will never end as long as the many ways to shape, texture, fire, glaze and enhance it are non-exhaustible! Lisa specializes in horsehair raku and other low fire techniques that produce unique and unpredictable results. She can even create a beautiful piece of art that you can treasure forever by using your horse’s tail hair. Lisa takes joy in sharing her love of clay with others by teaching and providing lessons in her home studio.
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Art has always influenced Jenn’s life. With a degree in Interior Design and a minor in Fine Arts, she used her background in ceramics and sculpture to meld the two mediums with gourds. Jenn is grateful for the left brained, intellectually stimulating world in which she spends some of her time as an architectural designer…but grateful for the enlightenment and creativity that allows her right brain to rise.
Web site: Jen’s Wild Gourds
email: jen.norpchen [at] gmail.com
Facebook: L. Noel Silk Paintings
email: nvrabbit [at] aol.com
Victoria Brooks, AIS, NOAPS
Victoria Brooks’ paintings are characterized by a vibrant, impressionist style. Known for her studio pieces and portraits she also paints extensively en plein air (on location). She has had numerous local and national gallery exhibitions and won many “Best of Show”awards for painting competitions. Victoria loves teaching oil and watercolor painting and is a favorite of art clubs for her informative art demonstrations. She teaches impressionist and plein air painting workshops in California, France, Ireland, Italy and Spain. Victoria is a Signature Member of National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) and American Impressionist Society (AIS). She also is an Artist Member of the Oil Painters of American (OPA), California Art Club. Her gallery representation can be found on her website.
Sherron Totter says she was born to make pottery, starting as a young child playing in the mud. She always knew from a young age what she was going to do. High school ceramics class followed, and then a Fine Arts degree from Long Beach State. She specialized in painting, ceramics, drawing, photography, sewing, decorating, and crafting. Nature and animals are a constant inspiration for her life-long passion.
Her first job was as a ceramic decorator/painter doing production work. With her skills at using a potter’s wheel, hand building, and sculpting, she decided to open her own jewelry wholesale business. Sherron loved traveling all over the country on weekends for art shows and street fairs to sell her creations. Time spent in north Florida, with the ocean at her back door, led to many works featuring sea life.
She doesn’t limit herself to one technique or application, and her creative brain is always open to the endless journey of learning new things.
Facebook: Sherron Totter
email: Sher9919 [at] msn.com
Found Metal Sculpture
Steve loves making fun stuff from found metal objects and shows at the High Hand Gallery and Flower Farm Nursery.
Click here to find Steve’s creations on YouTube
3300 Cherokee Trail, Loomis
Facebook: Steve Harrington
email: s.harrington [at] pacbell.net
Laura is a lifetime resident of the Loomis area. She attended Biola University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Arts. She then moved back home to the family farm off Horseshoe Bar Road and the family business, Newcastle Produce. After a few years, she decided to try taking another printmaking class at Sierra College. In this class, she was introduced to Woodcuts, Linocuts and Collagraphs and fell in love with the medium. Laura loves to create fine art prints inspired by local wildlife, farm animals, and fruits and vegetables, as well as occasionally doing some abstract pieces. Her work is displayed at Newcastle Produce and is featured on some delicious chocolate bars by Raffiné of Newcastle.
(916) 663-2016 (Newcastle Produce)
Etsy Shop: LauraThompson
email: lauras_art [at] hotmail.com
#18 – Sponsor
The Flower Farm
9280 Horseshoe Bar Road Road, Loomis
Web site: The Flower Farm
Facebook: Flower Farm Nursery and Gifts
email: info [at] flowerfarminn.com
#19 – Sponsor
9280 Horseshoe Bar Road Road, Loomis
Web site: Casque Wines
Facebook: Casque Wines (Le Casque)
email: ann [at] casquewines.com