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march 2014

Issue 12 • June 2012

BACKGROUND DETAIL: ‘North Beach Afternoon’ Manabu Morikawa LEFT DETAIL: ‘Biosphere Reserve’ Gloria Vernon MIDDLE DETAIL: Spring Break Camp 2012 RIGHT DETAIL: ‘Udderlesque’ Colin Poole

From the CEO....


Staff TONY NATSOULAS Exhibitions Consultant KATHLEEN MAZZEI Operations Manager KATIE CURLER Education Coordinator LORI CARDOZA Membership & Development Coordinator

The gallery is absolutely full of wonderful work this month! The West Coast Pastel Society and Blue Line Arts have partnered to exhibit a selection of exquisite and stunning pastels. As well, the Remastered work from Blue Line Artists are exciting depictions of the original masters with a delightful twist. Come select your favorite. I’d like to send a kudos to all the participating high school students and their instructors for submitting work for the largest high school exhibit we’ve ever had to date-102 pieces from the following high schools: Roseville, Oakmont, Granite Bay, Whitney, Rocklin, Colfax, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Hamilton and Woodcreek. Take a peek at this incredible exhibit to see these artists’ work before they become world renowned! On 3rd Saturday we’ll congratulate and announce the winners of the High School and Pastel exhibits. The 6th annual Lottery for the Arts is just around the corner, April 10, 6pm. For those artists who wish to support and participate again in this popular signature event for the region, the deadline to submit work is March 17-don’t delay. We want to showcase your photos in the online gallery. Also, don’t forget to buy your ticket for the lottery they sell out fast... Have you tried the music series yet? I was delighted to hear the sounds of Grammy winner Paul McCandless and harpist Motoshi Kosoko at the February show. The music was incredible. The next performance with Ricky Berger is on March 28, and if you’d like to become a Patron Member, you’ll receive tickets for two for the next four performances this year, along with receiving exclusive preview benefits to art openings every season. It’s a terrific value to enjoy. Sincerely,

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Julie Hirota

FEATURES 2 CEO Letter 8 Calls to Artists 14 Artist Profile: L.Ray Bingham 26 2014 Music Series: Ricky Berger WHAT’S HAPPENING 4 March 2014 Calendar 10 Current Exhibits 12 Upcoming Exhibits 18 Gallery Shots by Lang Lew 28 2014 Visiting Artist: Tip Toland 32 Warren T. Eich Middle School Feature By Laurel Teague EDUCATIONAL 16 Professional Artist Workshop Series 2014 20 “Around the World” Spring Break Art Camp 22 Super Sunday Art Academy 24 Summer Fun SPECIAL THANKS 6 Thank You Members 30 Past Exhibits Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 3

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CarMax Foundation David & Dolly Fiddyment David & Linda Breninger Deanne Green Dick & Louise Wiesner Emily Leff Eric McIntosh Folsom Lake Bank Granite Bay Development Hampton Inn Jeff Jones Jennifer Crisologo John Norman Julie Hirota Morgan Stanley Smith Barney North Valley Bank Placer Community Foundation Placer Valley Tourism Sierra Rock & Landscape Star 106.5 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 Breninger Eric Struck First Northern Bank George and Jen Phillips Gray Allen Linda Brown Marcus LoDuca Marcy Friedman, Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs Roseville Auto Mall Roseville Kiwanis Sandor and Holly Tiche Susan Mansfield Suzanne Gazzaniga

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Please welcome our newest Blue Line Artist members! Debby Schnabel Deborah Plath Eva Gretta Cooper Jackie Carroll James Canning Jennifer Landau Karren Lusignan Kris Crane Laura Fisher Linda Waddle



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Afie Royo AJ Trombetta Amanda Broadhurst Ann Diamondstone Annette de Bellefeuille Barb Brass Barbara Newell Clifton Johnson David Peterson Donna Eckwortzel Frey Edward Chaney Edward Goldman Elizabeth Kamrar Eric & Paige Stauss Evelyn Broyer Fred & Linda Mitsch Gayle Streff Geneva Parker George Hargrave 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 Kathy Metzger Kelly Karas Kevin Lockhart Leonard Davis Lew Fellows Marcia & Cameron Murray Marilyn Festersen Marvis & Jim Smith Mike Madrid Pat Abraham & Norm Van Huff Paul & Lisa Joiner Ricco & Susan Ches Robyn Slakey Roopal Shah Roseville Rotary Samual Bassett & Pepe Pool Shimo Susana Watson Yuko Carson

Andrew Klonecke Catherine Vollmer Chris & Sharon Steele Christina Richter Community 1st Bank Darren Siegel David Attaway David & Marybeth Knoll Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market 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 Lion’s Club Roseville Marge Dobrowolski Mary Shaw Merle Axelrad Michael & Kathy Metzger Michael Ziegler Nicholas & Laura Udall Sandra Smoley Sarah Reilly Sierra Vista South Placer Art in Public Places Stephen Martinez Taber Creative Group Ursula Johnson Virginia Amick Zoom Imaging Solutions Inc. Please welcome our newest Blue Line Artist members! Linda Morand Marilyn Dizikes Marjan Kluepfel Martha Wolfe Meghan Sullivan Michelle Andres Noelle Tamborini-Olson Nova Edwards T. Robert Darrough Yvonne Hogan

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Click on the titles for more details 2014 Lottery for the Arts You are invited to contribute to the 6th Annual Lottery for the Arts on Thursday, April 10. That’s right, the event has been moved to the spring! Last year we reached audiences and collectors well beyond the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles region. This year Diana L. Daniels, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crocker Art Museum jurying the work. We hope to have the event televised on public access. Cash prizes will be awarded for top three artists selected. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! You’re guaranteed to have one of your pieces valued at $250+ selected and is a 100% donation to Blue Line Arts.

DEADLINE: MARCH 17, 2014 Art You Can Feel

As visitors to art galleries and museums, we’ve always had to fight the urge to reach out and touch the artwork we’re admiring, but this exhibit allows for the exact opposite--we’re encouraging artists to create tactile artworks for our visitors to enjoy. Visitors will be able to pick up, touch, and play with your artworks to create a tactile artistic experience.

DEADLINE: MAY 5, 2014 Mid Century Madness

The SacMod Society and Blue Line Arts will be joining together to present an exhibition of contemporary art inspired by the Mid-Century Modern period. This exhibit will feature 2D pieces only including: paintings, prints, low-relief sculptures and photography. Providing visual contrast to the juried items. Furniture and artifacts from the mid century period will be displayed throughout the Coker Family Gallery. This year’s judges will be Jim Brown and Michelle Gringeri-Brown, publishers of Atomic Ranch Magazine.

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Coker Family Gallery The Pastel Society of the West Coast Membership Show February 27 – April 5

Remastered February 27 – April 5

WestPark Workshop Gallery The Next Generation Annual High School Exhibit January 9 – February 22

Eli & Edythe Broad Children’s Gallery The Pastel Society of the West Coast Membership Show February 27 – April 5 10 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

Civic Center City of Roseville Photo Competition & Art Studio Trek February 21 - April 4

Paramount Equity MaryLynn Tanenbaum January 17 - March 28

Roseville Chamber of Commerce James Canning February 7 - April 18 DETAIL: ‘Picasso in Clay’ Jack Mix

Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs Celeste Budd January 31 - April 11

Oracle Marilyn Dizikes February 17 - May 9 DETAIL: ‘BuckEye Butteryfly’ Harman Paul Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 11

UPCOMING EXHIBITS Civic Center City of Roseville Staff Show April 4 - May 23

Paramount Equity Irena Orlov March 28 - June 6

Roseville Chamber of Commerce Myron Stephens April 18 - June 27

Peg’s Glorified Ham n Eggs Michael Smith April 11 - June 20

Coker Family Gallery America’s ClayFest

‘Girl with the Silver Nose Ring’ Kathryn Hall

April 17 – May 31

WestPark Workshop Gallery Marianne Bland April 17 – May 31

Eli & Edythe Broad Children’s Gallery Visiting Artist in Residence: Tip Toland April 16 – May 10

3RD SATURDAY SPONSORS Lynne Pearce Interiors Villa Biscotto “Old World Italian Cookies” Berryessa Gap Vineyards Tahoe Joe’s Lone Buffalo Vineyards Silk Road Soda Company Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Grocery Outlet Buca di Beppo Putah Creek Winery The Drum Lab Two Slices Pie Co.

CURATOR’S CORNER Comments from a curator on supporting our communities: The backbone of our art world is the galleries and museums. We need to support them as much as we can so our legacies, inspirations and artistic communications live on. Being an artist, we have it a little easier then an “everyday” person. We can contribute something we have made as opposed to money. Please give to as many arts organizations that will have you, to support their programming, exhibitions and cultural inspirations. Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 13

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Mural panel in Los Angeles City Hall

‘Los Angeles; the Future’


Who is your favorite artist and why? Sandro Botticelli and Katsushika Hokusai. Both masters of line in their mediums. How did you get your start? The old school way. Pounding the pavement and showing wherever I could. What are you most proud of? Having been a muralist for the Los Angeles City Hall building. What has been your biggest challenge as an artist? Becoming a full time producing artist. What do you see happening in the next 5 years? Guiding my new series of works into the future. What is a hidden talent of yours? I love to cook.

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Artwork:‘Lily Vendor’ by Diego Rivera Author/Writer: ‘The Basis of Criticism in the Arts” Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate Museum/ Gallery: National Gallery in Washington D.C. Musician/Band: Ravi Shankar Quote/Saying: ‘It’s Deja Vue All Over Again’ Escape: Road Trips Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 15

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST WORKSHOP SERIES 2014 • Intro to Digital SLR (DSLR) Photography Have a DSLR* camera and don’t know how to use it? Are you frustrated with the results of your photos? In this one workshop, students will learn the basic skills needed for operating a DSLR as well as how to use the camera as a tool for creating art and idea expression. *DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera required. No compact point & shoots.

Saturday March 29th, 11AM - 2PM ~Members: $30 ~Non-Members: $35

• Branding: Manage your Website & Social Media Your brand is YOU! Learn how to set yourself apart from the rest by remaining true to who you are and communicating that unique difference to your collectors and potential collectors. It doesn’t stop there... your “brand” is carried through all that you do, including your website and social media sites.

Saturday April 12th, 11AM - 2PM ~Members: $15 ~Non-Members: $20


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• Marketing & Self-Promotion for Artists Part of being an independent artist is marketing yourself and self promotion. In this workshop, you will identify avenues to get the word out on your artwork, learn how to tell people what you do, and how to make valuable contacts. You will brainstorm ideas and create a draft marketing plan that can kick start your career.

Saturday May 24th, 11AM - 12:30PM ~Members: $15 ~Non-Members: $20

• Working with Galleries In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn how to identify galleries that are appropriate partners for you, evaluate their business practices, understand your responsibility as an artist in their art stable, and learn how to build healthy working relationships.

Saturday June 28th, 11AM - 12:30PM ~Members: $15 ~Non-Members: $20

• Creating a High Impact Art Resume Resumes can be daunting, but they are the best chronicle of your accomplishments. In this 60-minute workshop, learn how to format and communicate the work you’ve done in a professional, high impact way. You’ll get the guidance you need to create a resume that can become a living document of your career.

Saturday July 26th, 11AM - 12PM ~Members: $10 ~Non-Members: $15

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April 14th - 18th, 9AM - 3:30PM Ages: 5-12 AM session (9AM -12PM) or PM session (12:30 - 3:30PM)

Grab your passport because we’re going on a five day trip around the world! Stops to Africa, Greece, France, Italy, and Japan are on the itinerary. Passengers will be “flying” to each country to learn about the culture and create their own artistic souvenirs! Member Pricing: Full week, all day price: $175 Full week, 1/2 day price: $95 One day price: $35 Non-Member Pricing: Full week, all day price: $190 Full week, 1/2 day price: $105 One day price: $40


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SUPER SUNDAY ART ACADEMY If your child has a hectic schedule this fall, but still wants to squeeze time in for art, consider Super Sundays at Blue Line Arts! A new theme will be revealed each month and new, awesome art activities will be held every Sunday from 1-4PM. Don’t worry, your child will still have time to finish their homework!

‘The Apparition Moreau’ Mattew Goldberg

Super Sundays Art Academy has been extended for the rest of the year.

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“MASTER THE ARTS” In honor of the Remastered exhibit, students will learn how the masters created their art in this monthlong set of activities. March Dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th (1PM - 4PM) Members monthly fee: $20/per day fee: $6 Non-Members monthly fee: $30/per day fee: $8

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

REGISTER HERE ‘Mondrian with Hair’ Doric Jemison-Bell

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SUMMER CAMPS & WORKSHOPS “Little Art Lovers” June 16th - 20th, 10AM - 12:30PM Ages 3-5 Kiddos 5 and under are invited to this week-long camp where we’ll dive into all kinds of art projects!

“Artistic Architects” June 23rd - 27th, 9AM - 3PM Ages 7-13 Participants are encouraged to put on their engineering hats to envision and create an entire city. We’ll look at architecture throughout time, tour the neighborhood to get inspiration, and get to building using a variety of art concepts, tools, and techniques.

“Art you can Feel” July 7th-11th, 9AM - 3:30PM Ages 5-13 This camp will correspond with an exhibit in our WestPark Workshop Gallery by the same name. We’ll tour the exhibit to get inspiration, and then children will create interactive, tactile, and exploratory art! 24 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

“Sew Cool” July 14th - 18th, 9AM - 3:30PM Ages 7-13 Sew and no-sew projects are so cool in this week-long camp. We’ll make wallets, aprons, tote bags, and other awesome projects to practice sewing skills and stretch our creativity!

“Make your own Minecraft” July 28th - August 1st, 9AM - 3PM Ages 7-13 Do you love Minecraft? Do you wish you could create your own game? If the answer is yes, then join us in this camp, where you’ll create your own tabletop game based on Minecraft along with other Minecraft inspired projects!


“Photograph your Summer Memories” July 7th - 11th, 10AM - 12PM Ages 7-14 Instructor: Maria Dickerson Looking back at old photos is always fun! Learn how to use your digital camera to take pictures of your summer vacation.* *Participants are asked to bring their own digital camera

“Paint like the Masters” July 21st - 25th, 10AM - 12PM Ages 7-14 Instructor: Margaryta Chaplinska If you love to paint and want to take your skills further, consider this workshop where you’ll work with expert painter, Margaryta Chaplinska. Beginner and advanced painters welcome!

“Awesome Anime” July 28th - August 1st, 10AM - 12PM Ages 7-14 Instructor: TBD Drawing will be anything but dull in this workshop, based on the art of Anime. Learn about shadowing, how to pose your characters, and other awesome drawing skills!

“Journal your Summer Memories” August 4th - 8th, 10AM - 12PM Ages 7-14 Instructor: Alison Campbell Capturing memories from summer vacation will be tons of fun in this workshop, where you will create a journal in the style of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Greg Heffley would be proud! Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 25

RICKY BERGER FRIDAY 3.28.14 Pianist/Singer Ricky Berger has been performing at recitals since she was five years old, and professionally from the age of 17. Her genre is described as Pop with a Jazz element which makes for an interesting bubbly sound. Ricky is only 25 years old and has performed at Harlow’s, The Crocker Art Museum and The Effie Yeaw Nature Center and the recipient of a Sammies award in the Singer-Songwriter.


DOORS OPEN 6:30PM 3 SHOW SERIES PRICING AVAILABLE 2014 Music Series Violinist Joe Kye Friday 1.31.14 Paul McCandless & Motoshi Kosako Friday 2.28.14 Pianist/Singer Ricky Berger Friday 3.28.14 Cast Country Band Friday 8.8.14 Singer Derek Thomas Friday 9.5.14 Jazz Singer Rachel Lauren Friday 10.3.14

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2014 VISITING ARTIST TIP TOLAND April 17th - May 7th 2014 STOP IN AND VISIT WITH TIP DURING OUR OPEN HOURS. Tip Toland (American, born 1950) resides in Vaughn, Washington. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1975, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Montana State University in 1981. She has had numerous solo exhibitions including the Bellevue Art Museum, Washington; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon; Barry Friedman LTD, New York; Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle; and Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York. Toland has been featured in 80 national and international group shows since 1980 and has received notable awards.

Click Here for more information on this notable artist, along with workshop descriptions.

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“Letter to God” 2011 Tip Toland

FREE LECTURES: Saturday April 19th 5:30PM at Blue Line Arts Monday April 21st 12:30PM at Sierra College

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THANK YOU TO ARTISTS FROM FEAST FOR THE EYES (FEBRUARY 2014) Samuel Bassett and Pepe Pool Jeffery Beckerleg Diane Ruhkala Bell Cendrinne DeMattei Jennifer Eubanks Linda Fitz Gibbon Colleen Giorgi Matthew Goldberg Vivien Hart Arturo Herrera Isis Hockenos Ursula Johnson John Johnson T.S. Linzey Michele McCormick Maggie Rose McGurk Kelly McIntosh Carilyn Moyer Cathi Newlin Colin Poole Max Redpath-Kennedy Bill Reed Anna Noelle Rockwell Stephanie Rococha Nancy Salerno Robyn Slakey L Tarkington Sherry Tobin Vasiliy Vdovichenko Nicole Vismara Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 31

Exciting, innovative and hands on, Warren T. Eich Middle School is emerging as one of our areas leading junior highs. Located in Roseville and catering to 6th through 8th graders, Eich offers a selection of visual and performing arts classes rivaling some high schools. From ballroom dancing to Imprint, Eich’s very own literary magazine, students are exposed to a variety of interdisciplinary classes which encourage creativity, interaction and analysis.

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All this is on par with W.T. Eich’s initiative to become the first International Baccalaureate certified middle school in Placer County. The IB Middle Years Programme is designed to challenge students aged 11-16 to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The arts are one of eight designated subject groupings to form well rounded students who are prepared for life in the 21st century.

Although it can take 1-3 years to become an IB World School, the energy is already here. On February 25, Eich hosted a Visual and Performing Arts Showcase, featuring drama monologues, dance performances, musical numbers and art displays from 5 different classes. Their visual art gallery featured elaborate engineering figures, original pieces as well as renditions of masterpieces such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Starry Night. With each stage set came a warming and resounding applause followed by yet another wonderful performance. It is this enthusiasm for arts education which truly sets Eich apart, and Blue Line Arts is looking forward to featuring Eich’s VAPA programs in our e-zine over the next few months! - Laurel Teague

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS President DAVE COOK RCH Group Vice President - Marketing ED GOLDMAN Goldman Communications, Inc. Vice President - Development & Artist Affairs WILLIAM ISHMAEL Artist Past President JULIE FIELDER CEO, AyurNomics Treasurer GEORGE PHILLIPS Phillips Land Law Secretary HOLLY TICHE Consultant Board Member at Large JENNIFER CRISOLOGO New England Financial

Directors DAVID BRENINGER Placer County Water Agency DEANNE GREEN Brookfield Residential JEFF JONES WestPark Associates ERIC MCINTOSH Zoom Imaging Solutions Inc. KELLY PETERSON Layers of Color SUSAN ROHAN Mayor of Roseville JOHN SINCLAIR Sinclair, Wilson, Baldo & Chamberlain

March 2014 Issue  

Blue Line Arts, is an active community resource established over 46 years ago to promote the arts. Blue Line Arts showcases the works of reg...