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Issue 12 • June 2012

James Hirschinger “Parking Lot Abstract No. 1” Membership Medley 2013

From the CEO.... Summer is here! Our youth camps are up and running and we have many more exciting activities planned. Summer honors our membership artists with the opening of the Masterpiece Medley. This year over 100 artists are participating in the show and we expect to have a fabulous exhibit once again. I want to thank each and every member who took the time to enter their work. And, if you didn’t have a chance to enter this year, I welcome you to participate next year. =

Staff TONY NATSOULAS Exhibitions Consultant KATHLEEN MAZZEI Operations Manager KATIE CURLER Education Coordinator LAUREN HOSTETTER Membership Coordinator Employment Opportunity Membership & Development Coordinator

Once more, if you haven’t become a member, this is a great time to become one. We have many discounts and opportunities available to members. Did you know as an artist member you’ll receive discounts at participating locations like University Art and JoAnns? Don’t wait another day to become an artist member and start receiving your benefits! Finally, if you haven’t visited the gallery recently, for just another week we’ll continue to host the Studio Art Quilts Associates show Layered & Stitched and Art Deco Reimagined featuring the Sacramento Art Deco Society. Please join us this summer and bring a friends and family. Sincerely,

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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 ED GOLDMAN Goldman Communications, Inc. 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 Katie Curler Mikko Lautamo

Photography Lang Lew


Kathleen Mazzei


2 CEO Letter 8 Mikko’s Review 18 Artist Profile 32 Calls To Artists WHAT’S HAPPENING 6 Current Exhibits 12 Upcoming Exhibits

16 Starry Starry Night 22 Gallery Shots by Lang Lew 26 Art, Walk, andTalk Event 27 Holiday Sale EDUCATIONAL 20 Adult Workshop Series 28 Home School Program 29 Summer Workshops 30 Summer Camps SPECIAL THANKS 4 E-Zine Contributors 33 Commnunity Events 34 Donors and Sponsors Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 5

CURRENT SHOWS Coker Family Gallery Art Deco Reimagined June 6 – July 13

WestPark Workshop Gallery SAQA “Layered and Stitched” June 6 – July 13

Eli & Edythe Broad Children’s Gallery Wishing Well Preschool June 1 – July 17

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Civic Center

Roseville Chamber of Commerce

Craig Johnson

Drew Shade

June 7 - August 16

May 3-July 12

Paramount Equity

Roseville Downtown Library

Suzanne Bell June 21-August 30

Teen Art Show featuring art by local students highlighting the Roseville Library’s Summer Reading Club theme of Reading is Delicious Through July

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I’m going to level with you: I didn’t know a thing about Fiber Art going into Layered & Stitched. I was intimidated, at first, but I cobbledtogetherenoughofmyknowledgeof composition, of color and my familiarity with corollary forms like drawing and painting and I thought I did a pretty good job of assessing, and judging, and squinting to see all I could see, then I dropped the act entirely and just started looking. You have to engage with art first by seeing. “The medium is the message” is true enough, when you’ve observed enough to start looking for messages. But start by looking. Look at She’s on Fire by Carolyn Hanley. The obverse has an abstract and dazzling figure in quasi-iridescent red surrounded by other similarly sumptuous forms. The reverse shows flowers against black and white pattern forms. Maybe you think about traditional associations between femininity and flowers, and fabric for that matter. Maybe you peer further into history when tapestries were symbols of opulence and power, then you think of fire imagery as something equally powerful, dangerous even, in its undomesticated state. Let the openended thoughts mingle a bit, but we’re still just looking.

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Look at The Language of Color by The Pixeladies. Take the time to read, read every word if you can. Color invigorates how we communicate, lending easy metaphors and immediate recognition to headlines, ad copy, and branding but so much of it blends into the background, invisible. The Pixeladies have found these words, arranged and collided them, then transferred them to fabric; the least you can do is look. Look at Female A by Paula Chung. What’s the first thing you feel? It’s alright to be repulsed, at first, but understand that the revulsion comes, not from the unfamiliar, but from recognition of the deep humanity of the image. Humanity that is at once exposed and made foreign. We live our lives inside these fragile bodies. Make peace with it, and see what you can see. It is as friendly as it is violent.

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Art Deco Reimagined is a complete show. Congratulations are in order for the curator, Tony Natsoulas, and The Sacramento Art Deco Society (a special shout out, as the kids used to say, to Bruce Woodward and Earl Towner of The Society). Even before entering the gallery, the Tower theater spire looms overhead, hinting at the continuing impact of Art Deco styling on the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. Once inside, there’s a complete recreation of an Art Deco living space: furniture, appliances, housewares. But, this is not an exhibition of the past so much as a preparation for the new work farther inside. The myriad vintage and collectable items on display in cases and freestanding help to create an atmosphere that mirrors the thoughts of the featured artists. They were asked to be inspired by Art Deco in the creation of contemporary pieces. Mark Webster took First Place with his Anamorphosis from Outside In. This piece features bold figuration that suggests an underlying method of construction with links to Cubism, no doubt via an affinity with Futurism. Second Place went to the unassuming Crest Curlicues by Tom Spaulding. This fun depiction of some curves


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and lights from a local landmark serves well to remind us of the playfulness and gaiety inherent in the styles that sometimes gets lost when one thinks of the rectilinearity and machine hardness of other elements of Art Deco. Art Curtis’ Olive Arms is an interesting choice for Third. I would have picked his equally finely crafted but more whimsical Mattons Big Gulp. Art Deco Reimagined is an exciting show with the feeling of a full-on event. Go see it (again) before it closes on July 13th.

Mikko Lautamo is an artist living and working in the greater Sacramento area. He studied writing and art at Sac State, where he received his Masters in Studio Art in 2011. His work explores the intersection between individual choice and the hierarchical groups and systems that surround us. He primarily works in code, creating software-based generative animations that enact the underlying metaphors of our social systems and natural surroundings. He doesn’t like things that are predictable or have a definitive ending. That’s not how life is.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS Coker Family Gallery Membership Medley July 19 - August 24

WestPark Workshop Gallery Membership Medley July 19 - August 24

Eli & Edythe Broad Children’s Gallery Cooley Art Show July 18 - August 24

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Civic Center

Nice show!” Lang Lew says, AugustMatt 16 - October 25 Dennis Rhoades.

Paramount Equity

Julie Garcia August 30-November 8

Roseville Chamber of Commerce Rita Gordon July 12- September 20

Roseville Downtown Library

Art and music by employees of all three Roseville Libraries, the Utility Exploration Center, and Maidu Museum & Historical Site. Through August

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At BLA from Oct 15th - Nov 5th 2013 Laura Ross-Paul is a dedicated artist, teacher, and arts cheerleader. She has been painting professionally for almost four decades, exhibiting her work around the Northwest, throughout the country, and even internationally, in various galleries, museums and art centers. She’s been written about in reviews, catalogs and art books. She’s served on the numerous boards and committees for local and regional art as well as fostering the artistic talents of art students through her teaching positions at Portland State University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Lewis and Clark College, and the Oregon College of Art and Craft, among others. Laura has a long-term marriage with her husband, writer and developer, Alex Paul and three wonderful, creative children, Sean, Louie and Emma. To learn more about Ms. Ross-Paul, view this video.

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Lauren Ross Paul “Pipes”


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NEW DATE SEPT 27, 2013


Night Time Fun!

Emcee for the night

Paul Robins FOX40 Morning News Anchor

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

David Garibaldi Featured Entertainer

Tickets: $60/person $95/couple Contact: 916-783-4117

Share this event! #starrystarrynight

Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 17 Starry Starry Night proceeds support children’s arts programs in the community. Blue Line Arts is a non-profit 501c3 organization supporting arts in South Placer County.

Local fiber artist, Danuta Dias, creates exquisite fused fabric pieces, including scarves, brooches and necklaces using wool, silk, cotton, gauze, as well as other fabrics. While wearable, her pieces are true works of art, displaying Dias’ mastery of the fused fabric process.

solace and joy in the ability to “paint” with the fibers, continuously mixing colors to create wearable “painted” clothing. Over the years, she has been able to fine tune her use of color and says she finds inspiration for her muted, Earth-toned palette from the world around her. Whether she’s scrolling through Pinterest, flipping through Dias says she first got involved in the a magazine, or observing nature, she art of fused fabrics over five years ago, can find a way to incorporate what as a form of stress release. She found she sees into her art. 18 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

The fused fabric technique is unique as it is intricate and yields beautiful, delicate results. Dias’ “wet felting” process involves designing the composition of her piece using different colors, themes, and textures, wetting everything, then creating temperature changes so as to get the fibers to weave together and bond. The process results in organic, one-of-a-kind works of art that can be worn as well as displayed. While she has primarily been creating scarves using the fused fabric technique, Dias is looking to expand into home décor, beginning with pillows,

Paint with the fibers,”

wall hangings and lamp shades (I’ve had the opportunity to see her prototype and it was stunning). This seems to be a natural progression and one that Dias is excited to take. A piece of advice for novice fused fabric artists? Be patient. Dias urges beginners to just have fun with the process and enjoy the opportunity to meet “like-minded” friends who enjoy creating fused fabric pieces. * -Katie Curler

Educational Coordinator, Blue Line Arts

*Blue Line Arts will be holding a fused fabric workshop with Danuta Dias on August 24th! -Make sure to see Dias’ pieces in the Gift Gallery. -For more information on Danuta Dias, visit her website at

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Presenting Yourself Professionally as an Artist

Learn from professionals in the art field about how to market and price your artwork, as well as how to take high quality photographs of your art. This workshop is intended for artists who are trying to build their careers, as well as to bring more established artists up to date on current art world demands. Please join us for a chance to hear first-hand from artists who have managed to find success in a complicated market. Come prepared with questions you have been dying to ask!


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2013 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE • Aug 24 Fused Fabrics with Danuta Dias • Sept 28 Abstract Painting with Brenda Louie • Oct 26 Sketch by Imagination with Chinese ink style from Gong Yuebin

• Dec 21 Glass Bead Design with Kimberly Osbin

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

For Registration


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DONATIONS NEEDED Each month, Blue Line Arts provides educational art activities for children in the community. We aim to hold a range of opportunities, including drawing, painting, clay, and textile workshops just for kids. As you can imagine, we go through a large amount of supplies every month, so we could use your help in replenishing them. Any donations you have would be greatly appreciated. Currently, we are in need of paintbrushes, acrylic paint, canvas boards and construction paper. Thank you kindly for your helping to make possible these children’s activities. Katie Curler, Education Coordinator - Blue Line Arts

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End of Summer


Walk, Talk





This self-guided event brings together those who share a common love for the arts! Brought to you by The Queen of Dating and Blue Line Arts! Dont miss out on a fun night of art, cocktails, food, raffles, a hosted bar, trivia, and memorable conversations! Singles and couples are welcome to participate! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Date: Saturday, August 24th Time: 7-9:30pm Where: 405 Vernon St. Roseville, CA 95661

Purchase Tickets at:

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(916) 783-4117 (916) 546-8357

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We are very excited to invite you to our 1st Annual Holiday Sale! Starting now until August1, 2013 Blue Line Arts will be accepting applications for a gallery wide sale on Saturday Novembor 16th & Sunday November 17th, 11am- 5pm! 4’X6’ booths will be available throughout the galleries.

Accepting all Fine Art Crafters in the following mediums: jewlery, wood, pottery, & fiber art. Please NO drawings, photographs, or paintings.

For applications and inquiries visit exhibits/call.html or email

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS Sparkle and Shine: Jewelry 101 Ages: 7-13 July 15-July 19, 10am-11:30am

Instructor: Kate Tresidder Kate graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from CSULB and is currently working on getting her teaching credential. She previously taught a jewelry making workshop at Blue Line Arts, where students created beautiful and inspired jewelry. Cartooning Drawing Ages: 7-13 July 22-July 26, 10am-12pm

Instructor: Wilhelm Chung Wilhelm is currently studying mathematics at CSUS and has taught numerous workshops at Blue Line Arts. Most recently, he lead “Amazing Anime,” where students learned how to build onto previously conceptualized Anime characters. Little Hands Photography: Photography Basics

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

Instructor: Maria Christie Dickerson Maria has had extensive experience teaching children about photography, with over a decade of professional experience in the field of photography. She has worked for Mayor Kevin Johnson’s For Art Sake initiative, as an arts education provider with Any Given Child as well as heading theat“Day theFabric Life” art project. This Yarn Bombing Fun in with Camp! will be her first workshop at Blue Line Arts.

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

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SUMMER CAMPS All Kinds of Art: Performance Ages 6-13 7/8-7/12 9:00AM-3:00PM

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 masks, props and puppets to use in their own productions. ALL day option only. Awesome Animals: Ages 5-11 7/22-7/26


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! Half day options available: AM session (9am-12pm) or PM session (12:30pm-3:30pm). Play with Paint: Ages 5-11 7/29-8/2


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! Half day options available: AM session (9am-12pm) or PM session (12:30pm-3:30pm). 30 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

Thank you! Our kids had a blast!” said Mae Opena Kittle about the summer camp last week FUN with Fabric.

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Click on the titles for more details Bold in Black and White Who says black and white is boring? The absence of color just heightens the interest in this all black and white exhibit. All art mediums including sculpture, paintings, drawings, and photography will be considered.*

Deadline: July 29

The Music Within From Classical masterpieces, to soulful Jazz melodies, to the latest hits playing on the radio, we’ve all had the experience of being touched by a piece of music. When you close your eyes while you’re listening to these songs that move you, you can almost see them come to life. ‘The Music Within’ is your chance to share your visual adaptation of a composition, song, or lyric that has moved you.* Deadline: September 16

‘‘30 x 30” (Group of artists who have completed 30 artworks in 30 days)

For your submission to the ‘30 x 30’ exhibit, please include up to 5 images (you may upload more than 5 images for a fee of $5/each) that you feel best represent your style as an artist and that best represent the 30 pieces you will be creating for display. 20 artists will be chosen based on their style, and then given a period of 30 days to create their 30 artworks.

Deadline: October 7

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Sept 14, 2013 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM Roseville Aquatics Complex


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

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

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Please welcome our newest Blue Line Artist ($70) members! Joan Arnest Kiley Bales Shirley Benedick Jenny Briggs Monty Clark Michael Corlew Mary Fong Bill Hald Georg Kickinger Elaine Luong Jan Miller

Valerie Niergarth Patricia Northrup Carlos Olivas Pamela Posz Jill Squire Brian Steckler Henry Trucks



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

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

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