Best of Amador

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Hanford St. Gallery is delighted to thank the artists, visitors and patrons who have granted us the happy distinction of being voted Best Gallery 2013.  While mounting ten new shows a year is a demanding process it has allowed us to renew many old friendships and make even more new ones.  Your continued support of the arts through regular visits to Hanford St. Gallery and the other area galleries is what makes it all worthwhile.

We will be closed for vacation during much of May but will reopen at the end of the month with an exciting new show.

Again, thank you all for your kind words and encouragement.

Al & Lois Herrick

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Flowers in Many Media

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April 4 thru April 28, 2013

Georgia O’Keefe once observed that

“Everyone has many associations with a flower – the idea of flowers.  You put out your hand to touch the flower – lean forward to smell it – maybe touch it with your lips almost without thinking – or give it to someone to please them.  Still in a way – nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small – we haven’t time – and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time.”

Hanford St. Gallery invites you to take some time to enjoy a wide variety approaches to how one can see a flower.  Anticipating the full blossoming of the coming warm weather we have asked local and regional artists working in a wide range of mediums to bring us their special insights.  Flowers in photographs, oils, acrylics, watercolors and collage; flowers sculpted in glass or interpreted in fabric, real flowers, silk ones even paper ones all come together in one grand splash.

Opening April 4th with a reception for the artists on Saturday, April 6 from 4 to 7pm the show will run until Sunday, April 28.  Participating artists include George Ann Bowers, Sarah Dixon, Linda Erfle, Annie Fountain, Alice Friederichs, Sharon Galligan, Krista Glavich, Lois Tucker Herrick, Al Herrick, Heather Hopman,  David Hopman, Barbara Lee, Vicky Matulich, Dianne Poinski,  Sandra Poteet, Lynn Slade, Katherine Venturelli and Nolan Winkler.

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Feather Fantasies with Lorra Lee Rose

Lorra Lee creates incredibly beautiful works of art with feathers and now you can too.

Get a preview on February 23 at “Taste of the Arts”( )

or dive directly in with any of three workshops to be held at Hanford St. Gallery.

Feather images The Enchantment of Feathers and Crystals

Saturday, March 16, 1pm to 4pm

Crystals have always been regarded as a source of power, a gift from mother earth. Feathers are magical with alluring qualities and a natural miracle. Putting the two together, we will craft a one of a kind artwork. All supplies included.
Approximate size 10×7. Cost $69.

Creating the Goddess Within
Sunday, March 17, 11am-5pm

We will discover the joy and satisfaction of engaging your heart and mind with the art of the female spirit. We will start with an armature, give her shape, dress her, make her headdress and if time allows, we will decorate with beads. Your three dimensional art piece will hang from the wall. The cost is $75 for the class and $50 for all the supplies needed. Approximate size 19×17. Total cost is $125.

The Wand
Saturday, March 23, 1pm to 5pm

With many feathers to chose from, you will learn how to alter, rip, cut, curl, extend and Lorra Lee’s style of constructing the piece. The cost is $49 for the class and $50 for the supplies. That includes the feathers, selenite (the wand), leather, mix media and the finishing touch of a natural stone cabochon. Approximate size 27×15. Cost $99.

Please email your reservations at or call 209-296-5993

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David Camardo – 50 Years of Art – A Retrospective

Postcard - Camardo-1February 28 – March 31, 2013

For March, Hanford St. Gallery is presenting a Retrospective of the art of David Camardo.  You might know him as the fellow who can shoe your horse or perhaps as a star of the competitive  Bocce Ball court.  What you might not have known is his deep involvement in painting and sculpture and the large body of artwork he has produced over the last the 50 years.

Starting with studio still life, progressing to plein air landscapes and lately back in the studio his painting can be found in a number of private collections and several have been made available for this showing for the first time in many years.  Painting in the Bay Area, Amador County and Provence, France.  David prefers the morning light and in one series made some 30 paintings of  the town of Volcano.

As a sculptor David has produced work in bronze, wood, French limestone, alabaster, and Carrara marble.  We will be privileged to enjoy over twenty pieces, large and small, from both the artist’s and other collections.

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The Artist’s Sketchbook

sketchbookJanuary 31 through February 24

An intimate look into the mind and artistic process of several area artists who have agreed to allow a peek at their usually very private notes, sketchbooks and journals.  From handmade books to spiral wound pads it is all grist to the artist’s mill and here is your chance to look at the occasionally messy creation of the art you have long admired.  Some participants have agreed to allow purchase of reasonably priced prints custom  made from your favorite discovery in their sketchbooks and some will be displaying examples of finished work drawn from the sketches on show.

Artists taking part include Robert Baldino, Cathleen Berglund, Millie Butler, David Camardo, Brad Devereaux, Annie Fountain, Sharon Galligan, Lois Herrick, Dale Laitinen, Gregg Motch, Micheal Powell, Robert Richards, Carole Sethre, Linda Smith, Curtis Stromme, Andie Thrams, Julie Trail,  Katherine Venturelli, Anthony Venturelli, and Laurie Williams.

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A Quiet January

SONY DSCJanuary is our time to do a little a maintenance and repair (touch up painting, etc.) as well as take a little time for ourselves. Maybe a short vacation somewhere or perhaps just cuddle up to the fire at home.

Rest assured that we will be back in February with the first of ten new shows for 2013.

  • February – The Artist’s Sketchbook, a group show exploring the inner workings of the artist’s process.
  • March – Retrospective, David Camardo – drawings, paintings and sculpture
  • April – Spring Flower Show, group show in many media.
  • May -Closed for Vacation
  • June – Far Away Places, Kurt Andersen, photos from his trip to India.
  • July – In The Woods, Mike Mahoney master wood turner plus paintings and photos by others.
  • August – TBA
  • September – All Things Mechanical, Sharon Galligan – watercolors plus photos and sculpture by others.
  • October – New Work, Brad Devereaux, paintings and sculpture.
  • November – Painting with Fabric, Merle Axelrad and others, large paintings using fabric in a variety of techniques.
  • December – Holiday Sale, group show of affordable gifts of art in a variety of media.

We are also announcing new gallery hours (not too different.)

Beginning January 31, 2013 our hours will be:

11am – 5pm Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday

See you then,

Al & Lois

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Holiday Gift Show

November 29 – December 30, 2012

Amador Arts (Amador County Arts Council) will be presenting a “Holiday Gift Show” at the Hanford St. Gallery from November 29  through December 30.  Come and shop for affordable local art to give as gifts or find that special piece just for yourself.  With nothing priced above $125 this is an opportunity to get the perfect item to complete your holiday shopping. At the same time you will be benefiting Amador Arts for their many projects in support of art, music and theatre in our community.  The artists and the gallery have agreed to donate a portion of the sales proceeds to further this work.

Artists scheduled to participate include:  Peggy Beerta, Ted Smith, Lucy Hackett, Sue Sparks, Julie Trail, Judy Day, Sharon Galligan, Lorra Lee Rose, Tracy Carlton, Pam Sharp, Annie Hughes, Barabra Wells, Anje Olmstead, Lois & Al Herrick.  Also available will be selected pieces from June’s “Art X Inch” project including work by Amador and Argonaut High School art students.

A reception, open to the public and providing holiday treats, will take place on Dec. 1st, from 4 – 7pm, as part of the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek.

Located at 291 Hanford St. in Sutter Creek (next to the Days Inn), Hanford St. Gallery is open from 10 to 5 Thu/Fri/Sat and 11 to 4:30 Sundays. The Holiday Show may have extended hours, so check on the for that information. For more information you can contact the gallery at 209/267-8074.

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