Friday Mar 28 2008
Behold and buy local art
By: Lauren Weber The Press-Tribune
Annual Sun City event showcases Rosevilleâ€™s creative talent
Arts and crafts collide in Timber Creek Gallery's 13th annual spring art show “ it's an art extravaganza with pieces for purchase, or simply to ogle. We have over 150 members, over 300 pieces shown and all original art done by member artists, said Bobbie Powell of the Sun City Roseville Fine Arts Club. More than 50 Roseville artists will present and sell oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink and photography pieces to the public on April 5-6. Everything's for sale and you can get some wonderful stuff, Powell said. Timber Creek's ballroom will be lined with art on easels with starting prices of $100. In addition, throughout the lodge smaller pieces will be on display starting at about $10, Powell said. But if dressing up white walls in the house is not in the cards for your home, fused glass jewelry, stained glass creations, carved woodwork, pottery and glassware will all be up for grabs as well. We've got a pretty high-caliber art show going on here, Powell said. We have a lot of avant-garde, abstracts, textures, crazy colors and traditional pieces. Every year a new signature work of art is selected to represent the show when a group of past artists reunite. Local artist Elma JellÃ¡'s work titled Chaco Valley with its deep orange, red and blue colors, will take center stage representing this year's show. She's a wonderful ab-stract expressionist, Powell said. She paints her emotions. In addition to an artist showcase, a handful of paintings will be available in a raffle “ tickets are $1 each or six for $5 “ and a collection of decorative platters will be auctioned off as well. Each platter features a different theme “ fruit still life, animals, and vacation destinations. Starting at $30, raffles will be held during the auction held both days, with the winners announced Sunday afternoon. Proceeds from the auction will go toward supporting children in the community, Powell said, giving back to the community and throwing it back out there. More than a decade ago when the art show began, a small cluster of artists came together to form what now includes recreational artists, some with professional expertise as well as art teachers. Powell said many saw it as a way to let their talent shine, whether it's for work or play. Mikki Seo, a resident of Sun City Roseville, has been involved in the annual art show for the past 12 years and this year, six of her watercolor paintings will be displayed in the ballroom and three smaller pieces in the art room. Seo said that almost every member of SCRFAC participate in the show and sale. We're all included, we're all involved and we're all showing, she said. Presenting a total of nine pieces as well, Marian Fagan Batten uses oil as her favored medium. She also teaches beginning oil painting at Timber Creek Lodge and for this year's show she ventured away from her traditional landscape pieces and will exhibit two works featuring figures. Despite this being only her second year participating “ she recently moved from the Lake Tahoe area “ this art show stood out to her. Pretty much everyone in our group takes part, she said. I think there's much more community involvement.