In our February Collagraph, we asked for volunteers to work on preparing Claire Oak’s artwork for sale. We still need more volunteers. Dick Massa is coordinating this effort and we have over 1,000 pieces of art to pre pare. Please get in touch with Dick to see how you can lend a hand.
We are planning on having Claire’s art work for sale in the gallery during May and June. Except for our featured artists during those months we will not be hanging any art work except Claire’s. We will need volunteers to sit the gallery for all shifts during May and June. This is going to be our largest fund raising event of the year. We will all benefit by improving SAL’s financial picture.
Details of the planned sale are still being worked out. However, we have decided that there will be a two day SAL member only preview and sale before Claire’s art work is offered to the general public. Prices will be gently reduced for the members’ only sale.
Your Collagraph editor, Dick Massa, is retiring from his role as editor. We need someone new to take over as editor soon, how about you. You need a bit of Microsoft Publisher software knowledge and a bit of time once a month to assemble the Collagraph. This is very little writing involved, mostly, you would be gathering the pieces from others and inserting them into a prescribed format. Once assembled, the Collagraph is transmitted to our web master for our website and to Virginia Vita for e-mail distribution to members. A limited number of copies are printed for availability in the gallery and a few are mailed to members who do not have e-mail. If you are interested in becoming the Collagraph editor please contact Dick or me.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday March 5th, 2014 at 10am.
Volunteers needed for Claire Oak exhibit and sale
More volunteers are needed to help prepare artwork and to help plan advertising for Claire’s art sale in May and June.
Preparation of artwork includes cleaning of glass and frames, re-placing bad mats and putting new frames on certain pieces.
A small group needs to plan advertising such as when, where and how in advance of the sale. Advertising is going to be crucial to draw customers into the gallery to see and purchase her artwork. Planning must start in February.
This will be one of our biggest fundraisers and your help is need-ed to make it work.
If interested, please call Dick Massa or Pat Price
General Membership Meeting
& Artist Demonstration • March 13th, 6-8pm
Born and raised in Stockton, Susan was encouraged by her artistic grandmother to draw, paint, and explore creatively. But a fascination with small things (seeds, beads, rocks, marbles, shells), the natural world, and how things work, led her to pursue an education and career in the microbiological sciences.
After several years of laboratory work (and crafting bead jewelry as a hobby), a return to Stockton allowed for instruction in both lamp worked beads (melting glass rods with a torch) and fusing art/dichroic glass in a kiln. She now pursues the glass arts while working parttime as an elder caregiver, and is eternally amazed at the wonderful blending of elements, both technical, creative, and serendipitous, that working with a torch and “warm glass” affords.
Quality art glass is used paired with sterling silver, goldfilled, gold/silverplate findings, chains and spacer beads. Nickel or pewter accent beads, crystals, and glass seed beads are often incorporated as well.
Susan is a member of the Northern California Society of Glass Beadmakers (USB NorCal) a chapter affiliated with the International SGB and has taught fused glass workshops, particularly projects for children, through San Joaquin Delta College’s “Kids College” Program.
Artist of the Month - Nicholette Fetsch
Reception • March 8th • 4-7:00pm
My first memory and first artistic attempt occurred at age 21/2 with a red pencil on the wallpaper. Art was always a great love, and when in high school the orchestra director was the one who encouraged me to try painting in oils. He showed me how he went about starting a painting, presented me with a small canvas, a brush and some paints. The music came first, both at school and with private lessons. This was at a time when non-objective art was the mainstream of the art world. I was interested in realism, which has now slowly come back into vogue. I studied music at Indiana University and later added a masters degree from UOP.
Serious art studies began with basics at Delta College, where I was a student of Bill Williams, Jim Lewis, Steven Gyerrmek, Roland Cheney, Joe Mariscal, and Mario Moreno. My studies have continued through the years with workshops and short classes with Daniel Greene, Rebecca Alzofon, Bob Gerbracht, Tony Ryder, Kathleen Dunphy, Gil Dellinger, and Tina Moore.
Also, many important though untutored life drawing groups through the Stockton Art League with unofficial mentor and friend Carl Miller.
I owe them all.
Teresa Hickey 1944 - 2013
Donations have been made to SAL by Jim & Nancy Cardena, Christine & Stanley Chan, Lois Hulsey, Alice Hunsucker, Sandra Jennings, Cliff & Ann Johnson, Clemmie King, Dick Massa, Eloise Rossi, Marylou Schingler, Shirley Stockstill, Dolly Sellars
Claire Oak 1921 - 2013
Donations have been made to SAL by Lois Hulsey, Dick Massa, Eloise Rossi, Marylou Schingler, Shirley Stockstill, Rita Sublett
Eunice Jewart 1929 - 2014
A donation has been made to SAL by D’Pharr
(Daughter of Carolyn Steinmetz)
A donation has been made to SAL by D’Pharr
Nancy Dukart Lawson 1941 - 2014
A donation has been made to SAL by D’Pharr
Photography workshop for Haggin Show
A photography workshop is be- ing offered to SAL members who wish to learn how to photograph their art work. This is especially important if you plan to enter this year’s Haggin show! SAL member, Charlene Martin, will conduct the class on Saturday April 5 from 11:00 - 1:00 at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery. No need to RSVP.
2014 membership roster coming in March
The new 2014 SAL membership roster book will be mailed by the end of March. If you have not renewed your 2014 membership, please do so soon so that your name will appear in the roster. For those not renewing, please notify the gallery. Members can renew at any time, but your name will not appear in the roster if you do not renew by the 21st of March.
Area Art Events
Gesture & Anatomy Mini-Course at Jagged Lines with Betsy Luntao
Six Sunday sessions, 12 hours for $100 (including materi-als) Work with live models. Learn and practice techniques for capturing realistic poses by understanding and using anatomical guides.
Senior Art Contest at the Oak Park Senior Center
Applications available on the events board at the back of the gallery. Contact John Carruthers at 209-478-2731
Art for All - “Spring has Sprung” Art Club
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Bayside Landing, 3318 Brookside Rd., Stockton, CA
Free Art Workshop
Sponsored by Jagged Lines of Imagination Academy
Beginners and all skills welcome. JLI will supply materials, or bring your own.
“Celebrate the Arts on the Delta”
Saturday, May 17, 2014
At the University Plaza Hotel
Sponsored by the Community Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
For more info call: 209-466-383
Art League Member Instructors
Art classes at Oak Park Senior Center
9:30am - 11:30
209-478-2731 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details
Jagged Lines of Imagination Academy
Classes focusing on cartoons, comics, and animation.
Come see us at:
4422 N. Pershing Ave., Stockton CA 95207
(209) 479-4128 or www.JLIAcademy.com
Hutchins St. Square Community Center Watercolor
Beginner classes: 9am - 11am Thurs.
Intermediate & Advanced: Noon - 3pm Thurs.
Art lessons for kids
Ages 7 - 12
Chinese Brush Painting (Ink) Workshops
Tina Moore, PSA, PSW
Pastel Painting Workshops/Instruction
Oils and Acrylics | Adults & Children
The Art Korner
229 E. Alpine Ave.
Stockton, CA 95204
Gay Lynn Saunders
Wire Wrap Jewelry Classes
Private instruction and monthly classes at:
Hutchins Square Community Center,
Watercolor & Brushing Lettering
Lodi Arts Commission
Watercolor. For class information send
#10 SASE to:
P.O. Box 512, Jackson, CA 95642
Cliff & Ann Johnston
Mary Ann Poletti
Janis Pastore Smith
Nancy & Bill Thomas
Dr. Darrell Burns, Jr.
H. Lee Dempsey, Jr.
Gene T. Mar
Janet Powell McKee
Scott & Ann Pickering
Mary Lois Thompson
New SAL gallery guidelines for membership
1. Each individual/artist must be a member of the Stockton Art League, and pay one of the existing membership dues levels. Minimum dues are $35/year.
2. Each member may enter up to 4 pieces of their original art work in show (every 2 months). Work must be framed (unless the canvas sides are painted as part of the work) and have a wire hanger.
3. Art work shall be recent work done within the last 4 years. All art work must be for sale. Once submitted, work will remain for the duration of the show, unless it is sold. It may then be replaced without additional fee. Displays may not be changed nor entered after show is hung without consulting Aleen, Gallery Director.
4. There is a $5.00 charge for each painting entry into 2 month show. Exceptions are as follows:
- Three-dimiensional work: $7.00 per month
- Matted art work (in bins): $7.00 per 2 months
(maximum of 15 pieces)
- Jewelry: $7.00 per month
- Scarves: $7.00 per month
5. There will be a new exhibit approximately every 60 days. Art work may be re-entered every 6 months. Gallery receives 30% commission on all sold work. Schedule is published in the Collagraph Newsletter.
6. Art work will be accepted at the discretion of the Gallery Director. Any unresolved issues will be referred to the Board of Directors for review.
7. When exhibiting their art in Gallery, member is required to staff a minimum of 6 hours per month for each month their work is shown. Shifts are usually 3 hours twice a month, or one 6 hour shift - depending on member preference. If member is unable to staff at their scheduled time/date, it is their responsibility to find a replacement. If a replacement cannot be found, please notify the Gallery Director at least 24 hours in advance.
8. At time of entry into 2 month show, a calendar will be available for staffing signup. 9. For new members who have a working, full-time paid position of at least 5 days, OR a medical problem that would prevent staffing, the bi-monthly entry fee will be $7.00 per painting (four maximum) with 40% commission to the gallery on each piece sold.
10. Please submit any concerns about the Gallery in writing to Dick Massa, Director of the Gallery.
2014 Stockton Art League Membership »
- Monthly demonstrations
- Six shows a year
- 12 featured artists
- Workshops with reception
- Tours to art related
- Juried Haggin Show destinations
- Show catalog
- Member roster
- Art Auction
- Monthly newsletter