Art News - Paradise Art Center

Gallery Committee
Meets at 11:30 a.m. on the 1st
Tuesday of every month in the
pottery room.
Barbara Ramsey,
Gallery Chairperson
[email protected]
Sally Armstrong, 327-8626
[email protected]
Renée Goularte, 873-3668
[email protected]
Fran Simmons, 872-1712
[email protected]
Calendar 2015
Gallery Shows
April—Oil & Acrylic
Paradise Art Center
“Art News”
Editor: Christine Wilder
[email protected]
Published bimonthly at
5564 Almond Street
Paradise CA 95969
Committee Chairpersons
Publicity: Sally Armstrong &
Ruth Hall—eBlasts
Membership: Diane Avila
Education: Volunteer
Property (Building & Facilities)
Cathy Hales
Finance: Vicky Farrell
Children’s Art: Susan Kincaid
Art News
from the Paradise Art Center
March/April 2015
PAC’s mission is to encourage, promote and nurture the visual arts
5564 Almond Street • Paradise, CA 95969 • 530 877-7402
In the Gallery
The Watercolor Show— March 7th to the 29th.
Join us for our Opening Reception at the
Paradise Art Center on Saturday, March
7th from 4 to 7 p.m. Each painting in the
show is inspired by a movie or music.
WIN A MOVIE PASS! Guess the names
of best picture winners from the Oscars.
Whoever guesses the most movies correctly will win a movie pass to the Paradise Cinema Theater. Cinematic Refreshments and Live Music will be provided at the reception. A commemorative auction will be held featuring a
painting by Karen Romig.
The Oil and Acrylic Show—April 11th to May 3rd
The artwork will all be original compositions by the artists—representational,
non-representational, abstract or realistic—it’s all welcome at this show!
Because there is no specific theme, expect to see a variety of styles and techniques created in oil and acrylic.
It’s Almost Here!
Paradise Art Center’s 19th Annual Souper Saturday
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Donation-$18.00 (No ticket sales at the door)
Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Rd., Paradise
Our wonderful Souper Saturday Coordinator, Mary Ryan, is sending out
a plea to all members!
We still need: People to sell (and buy) tickets and people to work the day of
the event! We’re counting on you and your friends to give us a hand!
Please call Mary Ryan, 877-3258, to volunteer, or with any questions regarding the sales or purchase of tickets. See you on Saturday, March 14th!
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Paradise Art Center
5564 Almond Street
Paradise CA 95969
Governing Board (Term expires)
President: Cathryn Hudin (‘15)
[email protected]
1st Vice President:
Mary Ryan (‘16)
[email protected]
2nd Vice President:
Sally Armstrong (‘15)
[email protected]
Secretary: Cathy Hales (’15)
[email protected]
Treasurer: Vicki Farrell (‘15)
[email protected]
Members at Large:
Sylvia Marshall (’15)
Bill Marshall (’16)
Diane Avila (16)
[email protected]
Barbara Ann Ramsey (16)
[email protected]
Board Meets:
First Thursday of every month,
5:30 p.m. at the Art
Center. Members and the
public are welcome.
Message from the Prez
Dear Members and Friends,
The potters have been busy creating beautiful hand-made bowls for the art
center's largest fund raiser, Souper Saturday. This wonderful event will be
on March 14, from 11:30-1:30 pm at the Senior Center. Be sure to get your
tickets, no sales at the door. The board picked the type and color of flooring
that will be installed in the art room and gallery in April. This renovation is
made possible by our members' donations, support, and lab fees. It will be
a hard surface, and much easier to keep clean.
Did you know PAC has a Face Book page? If you would like to visit, go to
our website and click on Face Book. Anyone that signs in can post comments or pictures—a great way to stay in touch.
The nomination committee has been formed, and consists of Diane Avila,
Bill Marshall, Barbara Ann Ramsey, and Mary Ryan. Any of our members
who would like to be on the board are encouraged to contact these board
members. Elections are in June, and the ballot will be in the May/June edition of Art News.
We are starting to look for a logo design that will work well in print and digital formats. Anyone can submit a design that includes “Paradise Art Center” or the abbreviation, “PAC.” Deadline for submissions is April 30th. Designs can be put in my box or emailed to me at [email protected]
See you at Souper Saturday!
Kind Regards, Cathryn Hudin
The Family Community Resource Center, a
Youth for Change program in Paradise, needs
someone with a BIG HEART!
The Center provides a place where families can come for free and essential
goods such as diapers, clothing and food, as well as parenting classes,
planned parenthood information and classes and activities for children.
At the Paradise Family Community Resource Center there is a long, blank
wall in a hallway that is crying out for a mural! The folks at the Center are
hoping that one of our Paradise Art Center artists will volunteer to tackle the
project and create a wonderful mural. They envision the mural to be welcoming and centered around the family and youth.
Although the organization is not able to pay the artist for their work, they will
pay for the paint. They are also able to provide a tax receipt for the time
spent on the project.
Are you interested in helping out this wonderful organization? If you are, or
if you would like additional information, call Kelly Doty, 872-3896 ext. 126.
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Classes and Workshops
All sessions described in class and
workshop listings are held at the Paradise Art Center. Full descriptions
appear at the beginning of each semester. For more information regarding materials, fees or enrollment,
please call the instructor or facilitator.
Lab fees are charged for all class and
workshop meetings. The fees pay for
utilities and maintenance of the facility
and are in addition to whatever fee is
charged by the instructor. For one
three-hour class or workshop they
Members: $2.00
Non-members: $5.00
Memberships in the Paradise Art
Individual: $36/year,
Family: $42/year
Renewal date for all memberships is
September 1st. All new memberships
are full price no matter when during
the year the new member is enrolling.
Written submissions of articles or artwork may be placed in the editor’s
box at the Art Center, or e-mailed to:
[email protected] The Newsletter is published bimonthly, at the beginning of January, March, May, July,
September and November.
The deadline for all submissions is
the 15th of the month of publication..
Paradise Art Center Classes
Current Semester begins January 2015
Next Semester begins September 2015
Pottery Class—Mondays, 2:00-5:00 or 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cathryn Hudin
teaches all levels of ceramic work from basic hand building techniques
to advanced wheel throwing. The lab is fully equipped with tables, potter's wheels, slab roller, and electric and gas kilns. One Raku day at
her studio is included during the course. Come and enjoy clay with an
instructor who is passionate about this wonderful medium. Fees are
$8.50/class plus PAC lab fees. Call for class availability, 534-8417.
Watercolor I—Mondays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sessions run from
six to eight weeks with a one week break between sessions. Watercolor I is for the artist that wants basic techniques broken down in more
detail. New students are given additional instruction until comfortable
with the relaxed pace of the class. Class fee is $10.00 per class plus
the PAC lab fee. The first class is free with only the lab fee charged.
For more information about the class or materials, call Kathy at 8731009 or email [email protected]
Acrylic Painting—Beginning April 14th, Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Sessions will run 8 weeks. $10 per class plus lab fee. Beginners and
experienced are welcome. Learn various methods of using acrylic.
We will do experimentation, as well as traditional painting. Call Christie at 877-7629 or email [email protected] Sign-up sheet and flyers are available at the art center.
Drawing & Colored Pencil Class—Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Basic
Drawing & Colored Pencil Class, $10.00 per class plus lab fee. This is
an ongoing class for all artists, beginners to advanced. You will learn
the basics of drawing and how to use colored pencils dramatically and
effectively to render almost any subject matter you wish to draw.
Come have fun while learning new skills! Contact Barbara Anne Ramsey, 872-2953.
Watercolor II—Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sessions run
from six to eight weeks with a one week break between sessions. Watercolor II is for the intermediate artist that has some background in
watercolor and wants to expand their skills with new techniques and
experimentation. Class fee is $10.00 per class plus the PAC lab fee.
The first class is free with only the lab fee charged. For more information about the class or materials, call Kathy at 873-1009 or email
[email protected]
Acrylic & Oil Class—Thursdays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. $10.00 per class
plus lab fee. On-going class for all artists, beginners to advanced.
Learn the basics of painting and more, along with new skills, and have
fun in the process! Contact Barbara Anne Ramsey, 872-2953.
Christine Wilder, Editor
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Paradise Art Center Classes
Monthly Collage Group—Paper & Fabric
First Sunday of each month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Facilitated by Nancy Sowarby and Susan Kincaid. The group
works together to discover many ways to collage with different materials, such as paper, fabric and even silk
for scarves, and other creative ideas. Please bring your own supplies. Contact Susan at 876-9006 or email
[email protected]
Open Studio Time
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Do you hate to paint alone? In this open workshop,
participants work in various media, pencil, watercolor, acrylics, and oils. We critique each other’s work. Karen Andrews, 520-4473, facilitates the session.
Exploring Art History (New)
Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in this new workshop featuring art history presented
by Mary Claire Morin, please contact Mary no later than January 20th to register for the class. The workshop will make its way around the world, via lectures, to the art of France, Spain, South America, China,
Korea and Japan, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, beginning with the cave art of France and Spain, as
well as the Middle East and Africa. Lab fees only. Mary can be reached at [email protected] or
by phone, 327-7404.
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – noon. Think about what fun it is playing with clay and the many creative objects one
can make by hand building or throwing clay! If you took pottery in high school or college and want to try it
once again, or if you’ve never tried it before, this is a great place to give it a go. Contact Carol Sheller, 8779761 or June Smith, 877-1795.
Advanced Watercolor
Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.- noon. A group critique of paintings is held at the beginning of each session by the
individuals in the class. We have room for more participants now, so if interested, please contact facilitator,
Cathy Hales, 873-0579, email: [email protected]
Creative Water Media
Fridays, 9:00 am - noon. One or two weeks per month a professional artist will be invited to present a painting lesson. The artist will be paid directly by the class members. Contact Caryl Quinones, 343-7133, or
Gwen Glover, 877-1334.
Paradise Art Center needs a logo! Want to design one?
One of our members, a graphics artist, has offered to create a logo and many of our other
members have expressed interest in designing a logo. Your Board decided that anyone who
wants to submit their designs may drop them in Cathy Hudin’s mailbox at the art center or attach a PDF to an email and send it to: [email protected] The logo must include Paradise Art Center or the abbreviation, PAC. The deadline for submissions is April 30th.
Can’t wait to see everyone’s ideas!
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Show Name
Watercolor Classes
Mar. 7 – Mar. 29
Mar. 4
Mar. 30
Oil & Acrylic
Apr. 11 – May 3
Apr. 7
May 4
Fired Arts
May 9 – May 31
May 5
Jun. 1
Explore the World of Drawing
Jun. 6 – Jun. 28
Jun. 2
Jun. 29
America the Great
Jul. 11 – Aug. 2
Jul. 7
Aug. 3
Aug. 8 – Aug. 30
Aug. 4
Aug. 31
Members’ Show
Sep. 5 – Sep. 27
Sep. 1
Sep. 28
Plein Aire
Oct. 3 – Oct. 25
Sep. 29
Oct. 26
Teachers & Facilitators Show
Nov. 7 – Dec. 13
Nov. 3
Dec. 14
The schedule is “to be determined” at this point. Please contact Nancy 873-8729 for information about
the Plein Air meetings.
PAC member, Linda Oslin, has created the imaginative artwork for a recently published children's
book, JEREMIAH DRAGONFLY’S SPECIAL DAY by awardwinning local author, T.E. Watson. This delightful book is currently available at the following locations: Coco Amatrice Dessert Café located in the historic Masonic Lodge next to the Paradise Library on Clark Road (open Fridays and Saturdays from Noon to 6
p.m.), The Fir Street Gallery and Wine Room at the corner of the
Skyway and Fir Street; in Chico at Lyon Books and coming soon
to the Paradise Art Center.
The author’s website is If you visit the site, you can click on the name of
the book in the upper right-hand corner of the home page and then click on the graphic of the book
cover to see an enlarged, colored photo of the cover and Linda’s amazing artwork.
Do you know that Paradise Art Center has a Facebook
Page? Read all about it on Page 2, “Message from the
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Announcing a very special workshop
A day of Zen ink painting
at the Paradise Art Center
with local artist Jan Walker
Come enjoy spontaneous ink-play, poetry, and a Chinese “gung-fu” tea ceremony.
Saturday, March 21 10:00 – 4:00 pm.
Pre-registration is required-space is limited!
Please register by email at [email protected]
or telephone Jan at 966-6280.
Cost: $75 by check or cash at the door
What to bring: Chinese painting brushes and other equipment if you have
them--supplies will be available if you don’t .
Paradise Art Center
5564 Almond Street
Paradise, CA 95969
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