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may 2013

Issue 12 • June 2012

Mark Jaeger “Standing Figure”

From the CEO....


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

As we close another successful ceramics show, Plates & Totems Invitational and CeramAcom Competition, we open a wonderful new exhibit, featuring America’s Clay Fest (formerly Feats of Clay.) We’re excited to share the facility with the Art League of Lincoln as we share a new endeavor and partnership with our friends in the region. This shared success reminds me of the generosity among the art community, and how lifelong partnerships are formed. The arts have faced some unique challenges over the last decade, and artists, organizations and participants are experiencing the arts in non-traditional ways. Because of this, organizations and providers must find new ways to provide arts to community for familiar and convenient engagement. The James Irvine Foundation has delivered terrific information on research of arts engagement, partnerships and practices in California. For more information on the direction arts is headed in California, visit: news-insights/publications/arts/getting-inon-the-act-report On another note, programming for children during the summer is here! And to kick off the summer programming, we’re delighted to host America’s Got Talent, arts entertainer, David Garibaldi. He’ll be performing at our newest event and fundraiser Starry Starry Night on June 22 (adults only.) Get your tickets today-the event helps fund the youth programming and is sure to be a very exciting night. If you are a new individual member, artist or patron, I hope you have already started enjoying your benefits of membership. If you have any questions, please let us know so you can experience the maximum benefit. Thank you for your support and I hope to see you soon.

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Julie Hirota Chief Executive Officer, Blue Line Arts

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 Mikko Lautamo

Graphic Design Jackie Su Photography Lang Lew


Kathleen Mazzei

FEATURES 2 CEO Letter 12 Mikko’s Review 26 Starry Starry Night 24 CeramACom Winners 30 Calls To Artists WHAT’S HAPPENING 6 8 11 14 27 22

Current Exhibits Upcoming Exhibits Roseville 2013 Antique Appraisal Day Membership Medley Gallery Shots by Lang Lew

EDUCATIONAL 19 Saturday Create+Learn 18 Summer Workshops & Camps 16 Workshop Highlights 25 Adult Workshop Series SPECIAL THANKS 4 E-Zine Contributors 28 Donors and Sponsors 31 Commnunity Events Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 5

CURRENT SHOWS Coker Family Gallery America’s ClayFest FORMERLY FEATS OF CLAY May 10 - June 1 WestPark Workshop Gallery CERAMACOM Through June 1 Eli & Edythe Broad Children’s Gallery Create a Plate Through June 1 6 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

So much talent in this show,” says Gaetano Sculpture.

Civic Center City of Roseville Staff Show Through May 31st Paramount Equity Timothy Mulligan Through June 21

Roseville Chamber of Commerce Drew Shade May 3-July 12 Roseville Downtown Library Artists:Roberta Rousos, Aimee Alexander, Victoria Weller, Bryan Winholt Through May Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 7

UPCOMING EXHIBITS Coker Family Gallery Art Deco Reimagined June 6th – July 13th 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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Sharon Bloom “Life”

Nice show!” says, Matt Dennis Rhoades.

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Kari Rives “Jack”



Civic Center Craig Johnson June 7-August 16 Paramount Equity Suzanne June 21-August 30

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Roseville Chamber of Commerce Rita Gordon July 12- September 20 Roseville Downtown Library Artist Collective: Josh Nash, Juice Lee, Harmony Washevski, and Evan Purdy Through June

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The 3rd Annual Plates & Totems Invitational was packed wall to wall to floor with ceramics to gawk and awe at. If you came to the show on opening night with the rest of the crowd there’s a lot you may have missed. Here are some standout pieces that may not have stood out on your first visit: Brenda Louie has a plate from her Flower from the Sky series. The raw and scoriated bisque is networked with hundreds of pink beads, suggesting the complex embodiment of a flower more than the appearance of one. Flower from the Sky series #001 has a rich complexity that can’t be taken in at a glance. Meech Miyagi, hidden in the corner, has a three-part deconstruction of the plate form with Sometimes I Just Want to Make Pretty Things. 12 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

The delicate impressions of leaves and tendrils are glazed over in uniform green, implying that beauty (and the wishes of the individual) are equally smothered by the tenets of conformity and mass production. Last is Jennifer Brazelton’s totem. This whirling vertical mass of off-color ceramic is as friendly as it is violent. The crinkled shoots resemble soaked clothes in a helter-skelter cyclone topped with a plastic laundry soap spoon, so Brazelton reminds us that This Tornado Loves You. If you have the time head over to Alpha Fired Arts Gallery (up until June 15th) to see the show again. If not, there’s always next year. Until then, take a second look at CeramACom. Take it slow and look for what you didn’t see the first time around.

The 3rd Annual Open Ceramics Competition, CeramACom is up and runs till June 1st. The three winners selected by juror Elaine O’Henry are the paragons of fine craft and arresting aesthetics. 1st place Debra Oliva’s Bowl with a Narrow Sash is a functional bowl with an atavistic color palette and mesmeric complex patterning. 2nd place Tom Caswell’s Crystal Clouds presents a diffuse crystalline surface of glaze that virtually dissolves the solid ceramic plate into the air behind it. 3rd place Ross Hilgers’ Boundary is just the opposite, presenting a solid geometric form with ironlike stability. Beyond the winners, there are many strong pieces throughout the show. Contenders range from the confrontational to the sensual and all parts in between. Jinsoo Song’s Object of Tertiary Contact (Purple Lumbar) oscillates between references to forgiving flesh and fecund earth. Nikki Anderson explores a similar

intersection of allure and alarm with her piece Red Drop; the pastry-like softness of the object’s curves and its surface pink are punctuated suddenly at the top with a spike and a free-floating unreal candy-apple red globule reminiscent of freshly drawn blood. Other standouts include the tense yet playful Catch by Steven Gorman, the dense and satisfying Naked Lunch by Hunter Stamps, and the unnerving Thoughts Looking to Intersect by Mike Rand. And, after each of those, there are still more exciting pieces to see. This year’s CeramACom is a rewarding show, with a great deal to take in. Though strong individually, the many moderatesized ceramic objects together make for a focused show that reacts well with the concurrent Plates & Totems Invitational. If you haven’t already seen CeramACom, get down to Blue Line before the end of the month. If you have, go again, there’s always more to see.

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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. 18 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

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


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 May, Create+Learn classes will “Build It, Create It“ as inspiration. Join us every Saturday in May at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 to learn about how to build your own art tools and create your very own piece of art! Join us for the following projects: • May 4th

Make your own...Paintbrush

• May 11th Make your own...Tempera Paint • May 18th

Make your own...Play-Dough

• May 25th Make your own...Styrofoam Stamps

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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 (9am-12pm) 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 (9am-12pm) or PM session (12:30pm-3:30pm). Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 21

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1st Place - Debra Oliva Bowl with a Narrow Sash

2nd Place - Tom Caswell Crystal Clouds

3rd Place - Ross Hilgers Boundary 24 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •

ADULT WORKSHOP SERIES The Art of Color in Cloth: Constructing Small Batik Watercolor Quilts with PIXELADIES If you ask quilt artists why they work with fabric, they’ll almost always tell you it’s because they can feel and touch it. You’ll also notice that the interplay of color is just as important in this medium as it is in others. Watercolor quilts have a long tradition in the art quilt medium. They show gradual color changes to give an impressionistic feel. On the other hand, batik fabrics are noted for their pattern and color variations. These local artists have designed this workshop to allow participants to work with fabric while gaining greater understanding of how color works as a design element. Each workshop participant will create an 8 3/4” x 11 1/4” art quilt out of pre-cut and pre-fused batik fabrics. The finished art quilt can be matted and framed or hung as is. SATURDAY JUNE22ND 10AM-3PM MEMBER: $50 NON-MEMBER: $55


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Night Time Fun!

June 22, 2013 6pm-9pm Live music Food, wine & beer from local restaurants Art by local kids Wine Wall from wineries all over California 50/50 raffle drawing 26 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •


$60/person $85/couple



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- exclusively for members only!

DEADLINE: JUNE 28th We are proud to host the 42nd Annual Membership Show. Where all levels of membership are welcome to hang one piece into the show. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected, with cash prizes. Winners will be chosen by Blue Line Arts’ own accomplished curator of the Coker Family Gallery, ceramic artist Tony Natsoulas and WestPark Workshop Gallery coordinator, Katie Curler. Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 27




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 28 • Blue Line Arts Magazine •


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! Martha Gegan Patricia Porter Danielle Donaldson Marjorie Driftmier Patty Ross-Newton Andre Gayet Kris Marubayashi Katie O’Sullivan Carol Duarte Trent Brendel Khylie Boyer

Rachel Perez Curtis Mar Kelsy Green Teri Nittler Laurel Teague Erika Hamilton Janice Nakashima Gerald Barnes Bonnie Smith Jeannie O’Brien Maggie Jimenez Daryl Stinchfield


Darren Siegel Michael Ziegler Joy Westrup Zoom Imaging David Kelly John Johnson Denise Fiddyment Erica Matney Diane Williams Jack Duran David Breninger Janet Dick Sandra Smoley Katy Schardt Christina Richter Sarah Reilly Kim Silvers Mary Shaw 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


Kevin Lockhart Afie Royo Jeff Ronten Priscilla Richter Susana Watson Barbara Newell Helen Phillips Jon & Darlene Engellenner Kathy Metzger Roopal Shah David Attaway 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 Blue Line Arts Magazine • • 29


Click on the titles for more details Items for Gift Gallery - exclusively for members! We are looking for new items to add to the Gift Gallery at Blue Line. Any handmade jewelry, kitchen & bath products, children’s toys, or any other handmade items. We aim to sell pieces in the Gift Gallery for $100 and below; most items are priced between $15-$65.

Online Directory of Artists - exclusively for members! The Directory of Artists is an online portfolio listing of Artist Members within our community. It was designed as a resource for art consultants, interior designers, businesses, and the community to learn about our artists and identify artwork for potential shows or purchase.

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


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Profile for Blue Line Arts

May 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...

May 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...