Friday, June 14, 2013

Featured Artist Joann Reed

Currently on Display and available for sale at Ironstone Vineyards are outstanding prints from Artist Joann Reed.  Joann's fine work takes the viewer into a wonderful world of rich, warm colors and timeless emotion.   

 "Born and raised in Pennsylvania, the artist had always nurtured a tremendous feeling of love for the great out-of-doors, her favorite treat being "a walk in the woods" from the time she was old enough to walk. When she arrived in  California in 1963,she found what her heart had been searching for. Revelling in  the feeling of broad expanse in California's rugged scenery, loving the wildness of the oak tree's willful character, and delighting in the diversity of both vegetation and terrain, she immediately felt a keen closeness to the ranch lands of the state. Taking full advantage of California's abundant supply of sunlight and unprohibitive temperatures, she has, from innumerable journeys through areas of oak, redwood, grassland, pine forests, ocean, and desert, evolved her personal way  of expressing her reverent and joyous responses to these creations and their mercifully approachable, loving Creator."

 Joann's framed prints range in price from $50 to $30, making them very affordable treasures for your home and gifts for art loving friends. The exhibit runs through the month of June.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Artist Susie Hoffman, Ironstone Spring Obsession Artist is Hop'n this summer!

Check out the action at Artist Susie Hoffman's Town Hall Arts in Calaveras County's Copperopolis

Check out our website!

Featured artist for the month of June at Galerie Copper is Don Hukari, well known for his award-winning
serigraphs and publisher of Sierra Seasons Magazine. Don does art and commercial design from his home
studio near Sonora. Read more about Don under “Galerie Artists 2013” at

Galerie Copper artists include Dorothy Babinsky, Kim Barrington, Diana Boyd, Judie Cain, Patricia
Cherry, Barbara Conley, Kitty Davids, Geneva Davis, Marlene Dotur, George Allen Durkee, Dava
Ellinger, Diana Eppler, Sarah Evans, Jill Figler, Margo Flanagan, Brent Frazer, Dola Garretson, Debbie
Gurich, Gemma Gylling, Renetta Hayes, Susie Hoffman, Don Hukari, Frank Hynes, Marie Jobes, Randy
Klassen, Nancy Macomber, Carolyn Macpherson, Ken McBride, Ruth Morrow, Dana Sue Palemone, Pat
Rohovit, Mary Jean St. Claire, Selma Sattin, Michael Severin, Sunny Sorensen, Dianne Stearns, Ellie
Stone, Irene Taylor, Carolynn Troedson, Glenn Wasson, Staci Williams, Janet Wilmeth, and Terri Wilson.

Town Hall Arts under the clock
145 Stone St.,Copperopolis Town Square

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10 am to 5 pm
Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm • Sundays 12 to 5 pm
CLOSED Tuesdays

Classes/Events as of June 10, 2013 Atelier Copper

Sign up for classes with Larry,, or phone 785-2050

A deposit is required to hold your place in most classes.

Life Drawing

June 3, 10, 17, 24 • 1 to 4 pm

In The Raw--Serious Life Drawing with Sunny Sorensen

Students will be drawing from a live nude model. No experience needed. Cost for each
month is $40. This covers the model’s fee and limited instruction. To hold your place, the
fee must be paid when you sign up with Larry at Town Hall Arts. Sunny will set up the
model with a series of short poses, ranging from 30 seconds to 15 minutes. These will be
followed by longer poses. The goal of the short poses will be to understand and capture
the movement of the figure using a variety of techniques. The expectation is that you
draw large especially for these poses. This helps you loosen up, draw from your shoulder,
and not get caught up in details.


Copper Art Club Open Painting
Wednesday, June 12

9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open painting with optional drawing warm-up. Start off your day with
the “One Drawing a Day” group. For this exercise, you will need a
bamboo pen and some black or brown ink. No instruction; no cost.

Myra Steward, Spring Obsession Artist Exhibit update!

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One of Ironstone's 2013 Spring Obsession Artists has a show coming up! Thanks for sharing Myra!

Hi Everyone!

I've attached photos of my entry in the Fiber Show-"Focus on Fiber".   It's a wonderful visually stimulating show with many unique pieces!  It's being held at:
Sacramento Fine Arts Center
5330-B Gibbons Drive
Carmichael, CA 95608

Hours: 11AM tp 7 PM Tuesdays
           11AM to 3 PM Wednesday-Saturday

Dates:  June 4- June 22

Reception-  June 8-5:30-8:30PM

The piece I knitted is a ruana, a South American Poncho, and is knitted with silk, wool and acrylic yarns.  I am also working on a series of paintings that will be displayed at the Blue Moon Gallery this summer.

Thank you for your continued support of my artistic journey!