At 941 Cold Springs Road (Wakamatsu at Gold Hill/Coloma). Reservations required. Contact Julie at 530-621-1224.
This FREE Event cancelled if raining or inclement weather.

Mother Lode Art Exhibition 2017 — Call to Artists
March 27, 2017 Sierra Pastel Society E-News

The Sierra Pastel Society General Meeting will be held at the El Dorado Senior Center in El Dorado Hills on Sunday June 4th. Meeting starts at 12 Noon.
Sandy Lindblad, a contemporary animal portrait artist, will be our Guest Demonstrator and will share her techniques on how to catch the feeling of pets and other subjects with vibrant color.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW SO YOU DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! Invite your friends to join us for this free event.

If you visit Alain’s website and sign-up for his newsletters/blog.
These are the UART paper underpainting techniques.

Remember there are still a few openings in his May 2017 workshop in Vacaville/Napa area.

Mother Lode 2017 Call to Artists
March Show Flyer 2017.doc

Four Art Events to Light Up January!

January can sometimes seem like a dreary month, especially after the excitement of the holidays, but I’ve got four special events that I’d like to invite you to attend.

Dawn’s Early Light,
pastel, 15 x 20″

Dawn's Early Light

The first is an art auction that I just want to share with you. Works of Heart is the annual fundraiser for the

Jewish Community Free Clinic (JCFC), an ongoing health clinic for the uninsured in Sonoma County. But the $75 tickets for this brunch and auction on January 29 in Sebastopol sell out quickly, so get yours soon:

Winter has a special beauty all its own, and I’m celebrating the season’s special qualities with a group show called “Colors and Shapes of Winter.” The exhibition is on view at Gallery One in Petaluma only until February 23, and you’re invited to attend the opening this Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is located at 209 Western Ave. in Petaluma.

Yosemite Thaw

Yosemite Thaw,
pastel, 12 x 9″

Southern Californians are invited to the Randy Higbee Gallery for the closing celebration of 6″ Squared this Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. It’s a great exhibition of small works, all 6 x 6″ in size. The gallery is located at 102 Kalmus, Costa Mesa.

Those of you in the San Rafael area this month are invited to stop by the Bartolini Gallery for a group exhibition called Marin Pastels. I’m delighted to be showing six of my pastel paintings along with pastel works by several other talented, local artists in this exhibition running through March 24. Bartolini Gallery is located at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael.

Storm Gathering

Storm Gathering,
pastel, 24 x 42″

And just in case you haven’t visited my website recently, I’d like to invite you to come and see my new collection of plein-air sketches, most of which have never been offered for sale before. Go to to see this collection of little pastel gems.


The Priceless Name Your Price – Art and Frame Sale

PlacerArts Auburn
910 Lincoln Way, Auburn

Wednesday, January 25 through Saturday, January 28, 2017
Hours: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

THAT’S RIGHT! PlacerArts has moved into it’s new Auburn location and has unearthed some ART, BOOKS and FRAMES during the process that would love to find a home with you! This is a donation based sale so it is a wonderful opportunity to find a great deal and help support our new gallery which is currently in need of track lighting for the new gallery walls! PlacerArts Auburn Gallery will soon be presenting shows of artists living and working in Placer County! Do not miss this opportunity to support your local arts organization and find a priceless treasure for your very own!