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april 2013

Issue 12 • June 2012

Natasha Poppe “Tower of Turns”

From the CEO... Spring brings us so much beauty and vibrant color in nature. It’s my favorite season of the year. It’s also becoming one of my favorite times at Blue Line Arts as we host the 3rd Annual Plates & Totems Invitational and CeramAcom ceramic competition. With more that 85 artists and something for everyone, the selection is greater than ever! I’ve already taken a sneak peek at some of the pieces, and I can hardly wait to share them with you.


Staff TONY NATSOULAS Exhibitions Consultant KATHLEEN MAZZEI Operations Manager KATIE CURLER Gallery Operations LAUREN HOSTETTER Gallery Operations

This year, Blue Line Arts has diversified offering by adding another showcase for everyone to enjoy. If you’ve heard of Feats of Clay, then you’ll know what I’m describing.This year, America’s Clay Fest (formerly Feats of Clay) presented by the Art League of Lincoln will feature this exciting ceramic show and competition at Blue Line Arts. We’re thrilled to share in this regional partnership to support amazing ceramic artists in the world. We even have something for our budding youth ceramic artists. I’d like to thank Tony Natsoulas and Alpha Fired Arts for their support and sponsorship of the ceramic workshops for youth. The excitement of watching children experience clay sculpture in our free workshops to make their own plates has been a memory worth noting. Please take a visit to experience the wonderful work of clay artists today. It’s a rare opportunity to see new and unique work from artists around the world. If you haven’t become a member, we’d love you to join us now. Warmly,

Julie Hirota Chief Executive Officer, Blue Line Arts 2 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President JULIE FIELDER CEO, AyurNomics President Elect DAVE COOK RCH Group Secretary GEORGE PHILLIPS Phillips Land Law Treasurer JOHN ALLARD Molly Maid of Placer County

Directors RAZEIH BAGHERI Rima Boutique JENNIFER CRISOLOGO New England Financial KRISTA FENSKE Sticky Graphics DEANNE GREEN Brookfield Residential WILLIAM ISHMAEL Artist JEFF JONES WestPark Associates RASHIDA LILANI CPF 速, Lilani Wealth Management KELLY PETERSON Layers of Color SUSAN ROHAN Mayor of Roseville JOHN SINCLAIR Sinclair, Wilson, Baldo & Chamberlain CINDY STRICKLAND Art Consultant HOLLY TICHE Placer Ranch



Article Contributions

Julie Hirota Lauren Hostetter

Graphic Design Jackie Su Photography Lang Lew


Kathleen Mazzei

FEATURES 2 CEO Letter 11-13 Annual High School Exhibit 27 Starry Starry, Night 30 Calls To Artists WHAT’S HAPPENING 6-7 Current Exhibits 8-9 Upcoming Exhibits 14

Free Workshops

22-23 Gallery Shots by Lang Lew 31

Community Events

EDUCATIONAL 18 Saturday Create+Learn Schedule of activities 19-21 Summer Workshops & Camps 16-17 Spring Break Highlights 25 Adult Workshop Series SPECIAL THANKS 4 E-Zine Contributors 28-29 Donors and Sponsors

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Tom Caswell “Crystal Clouds”

Debra Oliva “Bowl with a Narrow Sash” CERAMACOM 2013

CURRENT SHOWS LAST CHANCE TO SEE THESE SHOWS Coker Family Gallery “Landscape Interpretations” by Gregory Kondos & Mya Louw February 21 - April 13 WestPark Workshop Gallery “POP Goes the Art” February 21 - April 13 Eli & Edythe Broad Children’s Gallery “Annual High School Exhibit” March 19 - April 13 New Members Gallery Larry Harrell Fotoware 6 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

Ross Hilgers “Boundary”

Civic Center REACH Photos February - March Paramount Equity “Remembering to Forget: A Selection of Paintings & Photographs” by Lang Lew

Roseville Chamber of Commerce Judy Jacobs Abstract Painting Works March - May 3 Roseville Downtown Library TruFit Artists March 16 - April 17

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Hunter Stamps “Naked Lunch”

Wow. I can’t wait to see it!” says Darby Patterson 8 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •


EXHIBITS Coker Family Gallery

INTRODUCING SIX WEEKS OF CLAY “Totems & Plates Invitational” April 20 - May 4 “America’s ClayFest” FORMERLY FEATS OF CLAY May 10 - June 1 WestPark Workshop Gallery “CERAMACOM” April 20 - June 1 Eli & Edythe Broad Children’s Gallery “Create a Plate” April 20 - June 1

Lee Kavaljian “Everything is Perfect”

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Keep The Arts Alive in Our Community! Donate $25 or more beginning at 4:29am PST on Monday, April 29. * All donors will receive a one-of-a-kind magnet hand-crafted by the staff at Blue Line Arts!

* Donations will be accepted untilTuesday, April 30th at 4:29am PST

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BEST IN SHOW Teri Nittler: Watching the Giant with Falcon Eyes Teri Nittler is a senior at Granite Bay High School and already has plans to attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to pursue a degree in painting. Her unique style of painting will most definitely make her stand out among her peers for years to come. Teri’s piece in this year’s Next Generation High School exhibition pulls elements from an old Norse myth in which Loki, a renowned trickster, disguises himself as a falcon to deceive a giant who has hidden Thor’s hammer.

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Tarah Golson: South by Southwest

Rachel Perez: The Faces

It took Granite Bay High School junior, Tarah Golson nearly six months to complete the massive ceramic vessel she entered in this year’s Next Generation competition. She wanted to do something that had never been attempted in her school’s ceramics department before, and took her inspiration from a variety of traditional motifs from around the world. Although she hasn’t settled on a school yet, Tarah plans to obtain her degree in ceramics.

Currently a sophomore at Granite Bay High School, Rachel Perez still remembers the difficulty of transitioning from middle school to high school. Her delicately rendered drawing in this year’s exhibition reflects the stress and emotional turmoil she felt starting out at a new school with a whole new set of classmates and responsibilities. Rachel definitely plans to continue with her art studies after high school.

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FREE WORKSHOPS GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH EMAIL MARKETING APRIL 23, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM In this seminar we will provide tips to increase your email deliverability and open rates, write good subject lines and content, and perhaps most importantly, strategies for getting— and keeping—high-quality prospects, customers and members.

REGISTER HERE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING MADE SIMPLE MAY 1, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM In just 90 minutes, you will learn the essential strategies and best practices a business or organization should understand in order to successfully get started with social media marketing.

REGISTER HERE NOTE: These seminars are great for any and all interested in using email and social media marketing. Seminars are sponsored by Constant Contact.

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SATURDAY CREATE+LEARN Experience a new art lesson each Saturday of the month. Each month has a new theme and a new lesson for ages 4-16. For the month of April, Create+Learn classes will use Earth Day (April 22) as inspiration. Each Saturday, we will be using recycled materials to create awesome art projects! Join us for the following projects:

• April 6th

Klee’s Newspaper Cities

• April 13th

Matisse’s Paper Collages


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• April 20th

• April 27th

Bailey’s Radical Robots

Kandinsky’s Crazy Circles

SUMMER WORKSHOPS Cartooning Drawing Ages: 7-13 July 22-July 26, 10am-12pm

Create cartoon characters in the Japanese Anime style. You’ll learn all it takes to create an amazing Anime cartoon: figure proportions, facial expressions, movements and perspective. This workshop is for those just starting to draw and those who would like to continue to grow their drawing skills. Sparkle and Shine: Jewelry 101 Ages: 7-13 July 15-July 19, 10am-11:30am

If you love jewelry or if you have ever thought about becoming a jewelry designer, then this workshop is for you! You’ll be able to create your own beads and charms, construct headbands and hair clips, and explore a range of necklace styles and materials in this weeklong workshop. Get ready to make your own collection of wearable art. Little Hands Photography: Photography Basics

Ages: 6-13 August 5-August 9, 10am-12pm

Try your hand at being a master photographer in this workshop that gives you the basics in photography terminology and how to use a digital camera. You’ll be able to explore our surroundings and snap your own professional photos.

Programs are free or discounted for members. Not a member yet? Join today and start saving on fun for the whole family.

For pricing + registration


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SUMMER CAMPS All Kinds of Art: Music Ages 6-13 Session 1: 6/17-6/21 9:00AM-3:00PM Session 2: 6/24-6/28 9:00AM-3:00PM Feel the beat and move your feet in this music filled camp! You’ll listen to a range of music from the Fenix Drum and Dance Company, the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and Latin American Magic,and will also participate in musical performances, dances and visual art projects inspired by what you hear. ReCreate will also be joining us to lead instructions about how to create your own musical instruments using recycled materials so you can perform to your very own beat. Get ready to move and groove! Member Price: $175 Non-Member Price: $190 All Kinds of Art: Performance Ages 6-13 Session 3: 7/8-7/12


If stage-based performance is what you seek, then this camp is for you! You’ll be able to take center stage in different theater performances through the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy as well as create art projects based on theater concepts. Students will explore a range of performance styles and have the chance to create their own props and puppets to use in their own productions. Member Price: $175 Non-Member Price: $190 Artistic Architects: Ages 6-13 Session 4: 7/15-7/19 9:00AM-3:00PM Be the architect of your own awesomely artistic, life-sized town! Create and build your town using a variety of art materials, then bring it to life by filming a stop-motion movie, starring characters made by you! Member Price: $175 Non-Member Price: $190 20 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

Awesome Animals: Ages 5-11 Session 5: 7/22-7/26 9:30AM-3:30PM It’ll be a zoo in here! We’ll be making a zoo for all of the awesome animals you’ll be creating! We’re partnering with ReCreate for this week-long camp, all about animals. Every morning, you’ll be creating all kinds of animals out of recycled materials, then in the afternoon, we’ll explore different art styles to create more animals! Member Price: $175 Full week, all day Non-Member: Price: $190 Full week, all day Member Price: $95 Full week, half day Non-Member: $105 Full week, half day Half day options available: AM session (9am12pm) or PM session (12:30pm-3:30pm). We will now be offering after-hours care from 3pm-6pm after camp each day. The cost is $25 for all 3 hours for members and $29 for non-members. Play with Paint: Ages 5-11 Session 6: 7/29-8/2 9:30AM-3:30PM Join us for a week-long camp where we find different ways to play with paint. You’re sure to get a little messy as we paint with our hands, splatter paint on a canvas a la Jackson Pollock and use tools other than paint brushes to make mini masterpieces! Member Price: $175 Full week, all day Non-Member: Price: $190 Full week, all day Member Price: $95 Full week, half day Non-Member: $105 Full week, half day Half day options available: AM session (9am12pm) or PM session (12:30pm-3:30pm).

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Slow Art Day Register your group to participate in Slow Art Day at Blue Line Arts!

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ADULT WORKSHOP SERIES Ceramic Plates with Tony Natsoulas Join local artist/exhibitions consultant on Saturday, April 27th from 10am-3pm for a five-hour ceramic plate workshop with a combination of demonstrations and hands-on direction learning the medium of clay. After receiving his Masters of Fine Art at the University of California at Davis in 1985, Tony has been working as a professional artist in ceramic sculpture. His main interest has been in large scale humorous figurative ceramic sculpture. In undergraduate and graduate school he was fortunate to have studied at the University of California, Davis’ TB9 ceramic studio with the artist that put figurative ceramic sculpture on the map, Robert Arneson. Since then he has been showing in galleries and museums around the world and has been commissioned to do several public and private sculptures in bronze, fiberglass and ceramic. SATURDAY APRIL 27TH 10AM-3PM MEMBER: $50 NON-MEMBER: $55


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Contact: Katie Curler (916) 783-4117 ext. 102

Starry Starry Night

June 22, 2013

Night Time Fun!


Live music Food, wine & beer from local restaurants Art by local kids Wine Wall from wineries all over California 50/50 raffle drawing

Tickets: $60/person $85/couple Contact: 916-783-4117

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Blue Line Society Westwood Family Cellars Brookfield Residential CarMax Foundation David & Dolly Fiddyment Folsom Lake Bank Deanne Green Hampton Inn William Ishmael Emily Leff John Norman Steve Pease Susan Rohan Ed Goldman John Allard Julie Hirota Sue Garcia Placer Valley Tourism Placer Community Foundation Folsom Lake Bank Sierra Rock & Landscape North Valley Bank Granite Bay Development Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Sutter Roseville Medical Center Taber Creative Group Thunder Valley Casino & Resort Helen Taylor Union Pacific Foundation US Bank Westfield Galleria Star 106.5 Wells Fargo Dick & Louise Wiesner

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Benefactor David Attaway Linda Brown Dave and Janice Cook Monica Crooks John and Julie Fielder First Northern Bank Suzanne Gazzaniga Marcus LoDuca Marcy Friedman, Kelly Peterson George and Jen Phillips Aldo Pineschi and Lesli Goto Roseville Kiwanis Sandor and Holly Tiche Roseville Auto Mall Sammy’s Rockin Bar & Grill Gretchen & Pat Tobin Susan Mansfield Gray Allen

Please welcome our newest Blue Line Artist members! Patricia Porter Danielle Donaldson Marjorie Driftmier Patty Ross-Newton Andre Gayet Kris Marubayshi Katie O’Sullivan Carol Duarte

Trent Brendel Khylie Boyer Rachel Perez Curtis Mar Kelsy Green Teri Nittler Laurel Teague Erika Hamilton

THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS Patron Joy Westrup Zoom Imaging David Kelly John Johnson Denise Fiddyment Erica Matney Diane Williams Michael Ziegler Jack Duran David Breninger Janet Dick Sandra Smoley Katy Schardt Christina Richter Sarah Reilly Kim Silvers Mary Shaw Darren Siegel Virginia Amick Razeih Bagheri Barbieri Commercial Brokerage Integral Financial Management David & Marybeth Knoll Ursula Johnson Laverty & Chacon Layers of Color Lilani Wealth Management Lion’s Club Roseville Stephen Martinez & Dawn Cooper Michael & Kathy Metzger James & Mary Beth Montgomery Mourier Land Investment Group Paul Padilla Sierra Vista Community 1st Bank Heron Pacific, Wildlands Westpark Associates Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market Molly Maid of Placer County John M. Sinclair Andrew Klonecke Taber Creative Group South Placer Art in Public Places Chris & Sharon Steele Judi & Dwight Stickney Catherine Vollmer Jim & Diane Williams Williams + Paddon Darla Yetter Janet Wagner

Contributor Susana Watson Barbara Newell Helen Phillips Jon & Darlene Engellenner Kathy Metzger Roopal Shah David Attaway Jeff Ronten Shimo Beckie Clevenger Pat Abraham & Norm Van Huff Gray Allen Brita Bayless Amanda Broadhurst Barb Brass Evelyn Broyer Annette de Bellefeuille Yuko Carson Edward Chaney Ricco & Susan Ches Leonard Davis Marilyn Festersen Lew Fellows Gina Garbolino Nancy Glatt Pam Herman Clifton Johnson John Johnson Paul & Lisa Joiner Elizabeth Kamrar Karen Kaplan Kelly Karas John and Mary Lathrop Irene Lester Mike Madrid Fred & Linda Mitsch Greg McGovern Marcia & Cameron Murray Janice Metrogen Theodore and Anthula Natsoulas Barbara Newell Geneva Parker Helen Phillips Jack Powell Priscilla Richter Janet Roberts Jeff Ronten Roopal Shah Roseville Rotary Sandy Sharon Shimo Gayle Streff Jim & Florence Smith Marvis & Jim Smith Eric & Paige Stauss AJ Trombetta

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DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: APRIL 19 2013 Blue Line partnered with the Sacramento Art Deco Society (SADS) to hold a juried exhibition of contemporary artworks inspired by the Art Deco period. Jurors include Adjunct Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Chicago Art Institute, Rolf Achilles and plein air painter and former Advertising Art Director, Chuck Kovacic.

“LAYERED AND STITCHED’ DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: APRIL 19 2013 Blue Line Arts is partnering with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) in an exhibition to highlight art quilts from SAQA members in the Northern California and Northern Nevada regions. Submissions will be juried by accomplished artist Merle Axelrad, whose fabric collages are in numerous public, corporate, and private collections, including those of the Ritz Carlton and Kaiser Permanente.

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Extended hours until 7pm every Tuesday. Join us at Blue Line for a kids creative activity.

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April Issue  

Blue Line Arts, is an active community resource established over 45 years ago to promote the arts. Blue Line Arts showcases the works of reg...

April Issue  

Blue Line Arts, is an active community resource established over 45 years ago to promote the arts. Blue Line Arts showcases the works of reg...