Our special showing and sale of Claire Oak’s artwork during May and June were a success. However, due to Claire’s long and productive art career, many pieces are still available for purchase and will continue to be shown at the gallery when space is available. We extend a huge thanks to Dick Massa for his many, many volunteer hours in preparing for and making the show a success. We also thank Sharon Elizondo and Denny Ah-Tye as well as all the other member volunteers without whose help we never could have had this special showing.
Our next big SAL activity is the 58th Haggin National Exhibition. The exhibition opens at the Haggin Museum on August 7. Congratulations to all who had artwork accepted for showing at the museum. A lot of work has already taken place by our committee, Mike Hoover – Chairperson, Maria Flumiani and Charlene Martin. A whole lot more work is needed to prepare for and hold the exhibition. The committee needs your help. Please contact any of the committee members or Dick Massa to see how you can lend a hand.
Our thanks to Theresa Bayaca for her volunteer time as demo artist coordinator. Theresa is not able to continue as coordinator and we need a member to take over this responsibility for the balance of the year. Please contact Maria Flumiani, Dick Massa or any board member to volunteer your time. Please remember, the Stockton Art League, except for our Gallery Director, is a volunteer organization. It takes all of us to make our organization a success. Members are welcome to attend all board meetings and to express opinions and offer ideas.
The next Board of Directors meeting will be on Wednesday July 2nd, 2014 at 10am.
General Membership Meeting
& Artist Demonstration • July 10th, 6-8pm
I studied Fine Arts at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. I studied drawing, oil painting and figure drawing there with Joy Broom. Since then, I have developed a fascination with watercolor. I have taken workshops with Penny Soto, Jack Anderson, Charlotte Britton, the lovely Jeannie Vodden, and most recently with Birgit O’Connor.
Recent shows and exhibitions:
Sutter Creek Gallery~2012 - present
Amador County Fair~ 2012
(Best in Division - local scenes)
Stockton Art League Fall Show ~ 2013 (First Place—mixed media)
Sutter Creek Gallery Featured Art-ist—May 2013
Lodi Spring Art Show~2014 (Third Place—mixed Media)
I love complex subject matter. I love crisply defined sepia lines that play against soft washes of glowing light, enhancing depth and adding a sense of the mysteries of Nature. The dramatic lighting effects, foliage shapes and varying textures create vibrant contrasts.
I work with careful drawings and a limited palette of transparent hues, I often enhance my paintings with layers and layers of prisma color pencil deep sky blues and purples, shadows of inky indigo, soft highlights of lightest grays and periwinkle all serving to communicate my passion for my craft, and my growing love of Nature.
I am currently showing and selling work at Sutter Creek Gallery on Main Street in Sutter Creek. I sell originals, limited edition giclee prints, digiprints and handmade cards.
All of my reference materials are exclusively my own. I do accept commissions.
Studio and Home
20241 Brockman Mill Road
Fiddletown, CA 95629
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 Johnston, Clemmie King, Dick Massa, Una O’Farrell, 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, Una O’Farrell, Marylou Schingler, Shirley Stockstill, Rita Sublett
Marylou Schingler 1948 - 2014
Donations have been made to SAL by Maria Flumiani, Clemmie King, Mr & Mrs Albert Matteucci, Dick Massa, Una O’Farrell, Pat Price, Anne Sheldon
COMING SOON: A one act musical comedy
Live theatre is coming to the Stockton Art League
and The Elsie May Goodwin Gallery
July 19, 2014 • 3pm - 4pm
Ethnic Collectables presents a One Act Play
The Lady in the Wheelchair
“It’s all about love”
$15 Adults, Students $10
Social hour to follow
Refreshments will be served
Shop for a Cause at Macy's
On August 23, SAL members can take advantage of "Shop for a cause at Macy’s". Passes may be purchased now at gallery front counter from a staffer for $5 each. This is a fundraiser for the SAL. Each $5 goes to the gallery. Use your pass to get 25% off on all purchases. They can be used at any Macy’s stores. Limited exclusions apply and are listed on the pass.
This is the second year that SAL has participated in this fundraiser
Artist of the Month - Don TrainorReception • July 12th • 4-7:00pm
Don’s interest in cars and the art form they represent began at an early age. Being raised in Southern California was a blessing to his experiencing the car culture as it evolved during the late fifties and early sixties.
He pursued the automotive industry as a profession. He started what would be a 35 year career with Sears Roebuck & Co. as a tire installer and worked his way up through the company. When Don retired from Sears he was General Manager of the Automotive Division. After retirement Don returned to college attending San Joaquin Delta College and became certified in Auto Collision repair. With his newly acquired training and his past managerial and mechanical background, Don started his own company, "Cars Classic".
Don’s company restored classic Cadillac’s returning them to their original beauty and mechanical condition. He became ICar certified and is a past member of the International Automotive Appraisers Association. He has appraised classic cars for private individuals, car collectors, insurance companies and the State of California.
Don’s interest in creating works of art began after fully retiring from his business career. Going back to what he knows best, the automobile and drawing on his early passion for surfing, Don began painting his favorite subject, cars. Not just any cars but those cars from his past, wood side station wagons carrying their cargo of surfboards to the beach, hot rods that always captured his imagination and of course, the great classis and muscle cars of the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond.
Don’s work is a unique presentation of an age old art form, reverse painting on glass. Using acrylic paint on the glass reveals the true luster of automotive finishes and chrome reflections that are unattainable on canvas. Each painting is a oneofakind with no prints or duplicates available.
His art work is owned by some of the most prestigious car collectors in America. Retired Judge Irv Axelrod, a docent of the Petersen Car Museum was one of Don’s first art patrons. Don’s paintings are in the collections of the Blackhawk Car Museum in Danville, CA, The San Diego Car Collection, and the Bakersfield Museum of Art which purchased one of Don’s paintings for their permanent collection. The United States Government also owns Don’s art. A painting of his entitled ‖Taps‖ is displayed in the conference room at the National Cemetery in Arvin, CA. The Maya Theater in Bakersfield has an enlarged copy of one of his paintings displayed on the side of their building. Don also has a painting in Jay Leno’s car collection.
Don’s art also has been commissioned and is owned and enjoyed by many private car collectors.
Area Art Events
Jagged Lines of Imagination Academy, Inc.
June classes begin at Jagged Lines, June 6, 2014
Wish Flag Workshop
JLI Studio, 2232 N. El Dorado, Stockton, CA June 30, July 1 & 2 , 2pm - 3:30pm $25, materials included; learn to deign, make & share your own Wish Flag blocks
Art & Income - Selling your Art
Pepare your work for display & sale. Prepre yourself to manage sales space and promote your art. Develop and practice you pitch. $10, includes option for a spot at JLI’s table at Stockton-Con July 8, 5 - 7pm
Super Easy Screen T’s
Learn design concepts, create your own design, screen, and your first T-shirt. $70, includes 1 T-shirt, screen hoop & materials for one practice design and one original de-sign. Thursdays July 10 - 31, 3:30 - 5pm
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.
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