Artist of the Month - Gay Lynn SaundersArtist Reception: December 14th, 2013 | 4-7:00pm
Gay Lynn has been an artist all her life, as a child, rockhounding with her parents, crafting, drawing, and sewing. She graduated from UCD in 1976 with a BS in Design, specializing in the fiber arts. Art was set aside for a number of years, time used to learn about business and the healing arts. In 1999, life stood still with disability and burn-out lasting a couple of years. Emerging in 2001 with a new outlook on life, she began using silver wire as thread to create artisan jewelry. And has never stopped, designing and fabricating over 2000 pieces to date.
She joined the Stockton Art League in 2011, the Lodi Community Art Center in 2013, and was a member of the Tidewater Art Center & Gallery, 2005-11. She is also a member of the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. In April 2013 she was Fea-ture Artist at the Riverview Gallery in Walnut Grove. Gay Lynn has also been teaching her craft since 2006 to both individuals and small groups, with an on-going class at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, CA.
Inspiration and creative momentum has taken her back to painting. Learning to paint with pastels is her latest passion, and she is a member of the West Coast Pastel Society. Gay Lynn has won awards for pastels & jewelry at the San Joaquin County Fair, the Lodi Community Art Center, and the Lodi Grape Festival, and the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery, and Pas-tels in Light sponsored by the Pastel Society of the West Coast.