Tuesday, September 10, 2013

AST 2014 is Fast Approaching!

On Monday, September 9, the "Trekkies" held their first planning meeting for the 8th annual Art & Chocolate Studio Trek, coming in April, 2014. Updates of the AST website will soon be complete, with examples from two new participants (Dana Barrow and Craig Johnson), one returning artist (Noel Sandino), and new work from the rest who showed in 2013. Please check back here, as well, for more information and posts from other participating Studio Trek artists in the near future. In the meantime, we are busy creating and looking forward to a great event in 2014. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Judy Butler's Passport Prize
Spring is here and with spring comes the delightful Art Studio Trek. Artists have painted, sculpted, carved, buffed, burnished, and cleaned to prepare for this annual event. Visit the studios and meet the artists. Passport prizes are available for visitors who collect 10 stamps from the 15 studios.
The event is free and - it includes all the chocolate your doctor will allow.
Good luck and see you on April 27 and 28.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Collect "Passport Stamps" to Win

Connie McLennan's "Passport" drawing prize
Visitors who collect stamps from at least 10 of the 15 Studio Trek locations are eligible for a drawing to win one of 21 fine art prizes, one donated by each artist. As a new member of the Trek, after some deliberation, I have decided that my "Passport Prize" will be a signed copy of The Rainforest Grew All Around, an award-winning children's book I illustrated, plus a signed, matted print of one of the interior watercolor illustrations and a matching, hand-crafted necklace. Good luck, and see you on the Trek! (April 27th & 28th)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April 27 & 28

It's time to spring into action. Be sure your calendars are marked for the Art Studio Trek. Local artists are busy applying the finishing touches to masterpieces that will be available to the public. This is the 7th year that this dynamic group of local artist have opened their studios. The event grows in popularity every year so for best choice be sure to be early.

It's great fun to get to talk with artists in their work environments. Artists love to talk about the process of creating as well as demonstrating their passion. And best of all (almost) - there are lots of delicious chocolate goodies to sample.

Lynda Pike
Acrylic on canvas

Judy Butler
Fused Glass

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Brand New Year

It's a brand new year and with that always come a burst of creativity. I have been busy in my studio creating a new piece to enter in this year's Animal House Exhibit. It is held each year at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael. Info is included here incase you are considering this fun event. It is always a delightful show that features my favorite topic - animals.

Animal House Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition
February 19—March 9, 2013
Animal House 8th Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition of Animal Themed Artworks.
It’s a ZOO out there!

Co-Sponsored by Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael Recreation and Park District, Sacramento SPCA and Sacramento Audubon Society.
February 19—March 9, 2013. 5330B Gibbons Dr.CarmichaelCA 95608. Gallery hours Tuesday 11 am-7 pm, Wednesday through Saturday 11 am-3 pm.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center and Sacramento SPCA will host an Animal Rescue and Artists Award Reception on Second Saturday, March 9, 2012, 5:30-8:30 pm. Painting demonstrations by artists and live music by Breez, food and refreshments.
Entry date for this Open Exhibition is Friday, February 1st from 1:00-5:00 pm Saturday, February 2nd, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Entry Form
Judges include Dale Laitenen, Anne Bradley and Larry Brenden.
Show Chairs Phyllis Eymann 916-725-8186 and Sheila Jacobs 916-482-9534