The 58th Stockton Art League Juried Exhibition at The Haggin Museum was opened with a reception on Thursday, August 7. Thank you to all who attended. If you have not yet seen the show please do not miss it. Our juror, Dale Laitinen said that the show is among the best he has judged.
A big thanks to our Haggin Show committee, Mike Hoover - Chairperson, Maria Flumiani and Charlene Martin for all their work in making the show a success. Thanks also to all lthe members that lent a hand.
Thank you to all the members who attended the meeting and demo on August 14. The Amendment to the Bylaws was passed by greater than the required 2/3 vote of t he members present. However, it was disappointing to have a turnout of less than ten percent of our members.
During the discussion prior to the vote members raised many con-cerns about doing away with art demonstrations. Our first general meeting under the amended Bylaws will be held on the second Monday in December. The topic of art demonstrations will be on the agenda. We will be asking members for other items that they would like included on the agendas as we get closer to December. During the August Board of Directors meeting we passed a proposal to work with some high school art students from Edison High. Our goal will be to bring an adult art experience to these students. You will begin to see their art work at the gallery starting with our September/October show. We will hold a gallery reception for the students at a time to be worked out with their instructor.
The board is discussing the possibility of putting interested members artwork on the SAL website. Details are still being worked on but it looks like the gallery will be able to offer a new avenue for showing and sale of members‟ artwork. We will need volunteers to take over the publication of the monthly Collagraph and the coordination of art demonstrations for at least the balance of the year. If you are interested in taking on either of these important activities but are reluctant to do it by yourself find a partner to help you. Please contact any board member if you have questions or have an interest in these activities.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 at 10am. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
General Membership Meeting
& Artist Demonstration • September 11th, 6-8pm
Sabina Turner is an artist working in oils, watercolor and charcoal and is known for her figurative work. Sabina lives in Fiddletown, CA. She began studying art at an early age. Both her parents were interested in the arts, her mother as a ballet dancer and her father creating the sets for the original Star Trek series. Her great grandfather was a noted sculptor in Germany, best known for his work the “Bremen Horsemen” which were exhibited at the World Fair in Chicago, Illinois in the early 1900's.
Seeing a natural talent in their daughter, her parents encouraged her to pursue art as a career. Sabina began studying at the Chicago Art Institute at the age of eight. Since then she has attended Chabot College where she studied with Jack Ward and Guy Diehl, Diablo Valley College where she studied for two years with Jade Fong, and has been able to study with many more of the most prominent artists alive today. Her greatest mentor was Juan Pena. She attended his portrait atelier for many years working from live models. She also graduated from Bay Cities Dental College. She passes what she has learned on to her students in her Wednesday morning art class at her studio and at various workshops and demonstrations for other Art Organizations.
Early on in her career she worked as a Graphic Designer for Pacific Bell. After moving to the Gold Country she decided to pursue her Fine Art full time. Sabina has been honored with many awards both nationally and internationally. Recently, she had paintings included in both the 2014 and 2012 Oil Painters of America National Exhibits. These exhibits are extremely competitive. This year there were over 3000 entries from artists throughout the North American Continent, 200 of which were selected for the show. In 2011, one of her watercolor paintings was chosen by the National Watercolor Society as part of their traveling exhibit. It spent a year touring various museums and cultural centers in the United States. She has earned two International Level Credentials, one as a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, which promotes artists painting in any water based medium, and another with Watercolor West which focuses on transparent watercolor only. She is also an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America and holds memberships in Amador Arts, Amador County Artists Association, the American Watercolor Society, and, as a member of the California Art Club, she will be hosting their fall paint out at her studio in Fiddletown on October 11, 2014.
Her work can be seen at Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek California, or at her studio in Fiddletown, CA.
Demo Coordinator Needed
The gallery is looking for a new demo artist coordinator. Since the artists are in place for the rest of 2014, all that is needed is someone to volunteer about two hours a month arranging and coordinating monthly demonstrations, setting up and taking down chairs, and making coffee for the break. Contact Maria Flumiani at 603-2375 if you are interested in filling this position.
Artist of the Month - Dolly SellarsReception • September 13th • 4-7:00pm
Oils, Acrylics & Pastels
At an early age, Dolly Sellars was inspired by two of her aunts who were artists. She remembers watching one of them paint with pastels and thought to herself, “One day I would like to do that”.
For four years, Dolly taught art to children through the San Joaquin County Arts Council, “Artist in the School Program”. She has also taught children‟s art classes at the Lodi Community Art Center in Lodi, CA.
Her work has been accepted in many shows in California, Oregon, Nevada and Florida. Her work has been exhibited in the Stockton Art League show held at The Haggin Museum in Stockton. It has also been accepted in the Tracy Art League show, “Expressions”, in 1994, „95, and „98. She exhibited in the 1994 Pastel Society of North Florida Annual National Show, her paintings have been shown in the Pastel Society of the West Coast Show at the Carmichael Gallery. Three of her paintings were accepted in the Central California Art League‟s 21st Annual Spring Art Show in Modesto, CA, at the Gallo
Winery Administration Building. She is currently a member of the National League of American Pen Women, the Stockton Art League, where she has served as chairperson for their bi-annual juried show at The Haggin Museum. She is also a member of the Lodi Community Art Center where she served as its president for two terms.
Until recently, Dolly volunteered with Organization Sunflower, playing the piano for shutins at convalescent facilities in Lodi, Manteca, Stockton, and Tracy.
Her mediums are oils, acrylics and pastels. Her work has been exhibited at the Images Art Gallery in Grass Valley, CA, and Malcoms Gallery in Sacramento, C‟s Floral in Stockton, Heart of the Arts Gallery in Stockton, the Lodi Community Art Center, Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek and the Anderson Gallery in Modesto.
Dolly has studied with Richard Yip, Jim Lewis, Bob Gerbracht, Doug Genschmer, Urania Christy Tarbot, Jankowski, D‟Pharr, Flora Guffini, Margo Schulzke, and others.
Area Art Events
Jagged Lines of Imagination Academy, Inc.
Fall Term Art Classes start September 3
JLI Studio, 2232 N. El Dorado, Stockton, CA
Mon: Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles
Wed: Final Fantasy
Art Club: Creating Light with Charcoal
JLI Studio, 2232 N. El Dorado, Stockton, CA
Sept 6, 2 - 4pm
FREE - under 14 must be accompanied by adult
JLI Art Battle Victory Park,
Oct. 4, 12 - 3pm
Accepting Challenge Suggestions through September
$10 entry (includes T-shirt) Details at www.JLIacademy.org
42nd Annual Columbia Art Show
Columbia State Historic Park
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
9am to 5pm
Paintings, Pottery and Fine Art by local artists
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
Dr. Darrell Burns, Jr.
H. Lee Dempsey, Jr.
Peg & Paul Fairbrook
Gene T. Mar
Janet Powell McKee
Scott & Ann Pickering
Nancy & Bill Thomas
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