The Gallery at 48 Natoma


48 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 355-7285 

                                                      
Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,            
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Call for other evening and weekend hours


Admission is free
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We are celebrating our 10th anniversary!

New Second Saturday hours beginning, June 10, 2017

Please join us as we showcase our wonderful Art Center and Gallery the Second Saturday of every month, from 9:00 am -1:00 pm with a new series of Second Saturday activities!  Go to www.folsom.ca.us for more information special activities, gallery tours and workshops offered that day.


 

About the Gallery

“This gallery is featuring artists of great caliber, and is building a reputation for itself in Northern California."
- Susan Laird, Village Life Newspaper

"This show rivals recent showings of California art at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and future exhibits promise to be of additional cultural significance. Folsom’s little free, community art gallery is absolutely worth taking the time to visit."
- Village Life Newspaper

     

The Gallery at 48 Natoma brings high quality, original art exhibits to our community that otherwise are not be available in the area.  The City of Folsom Community and Cultural Services Division opened the Gallery at 48 Natoma in June of 2007. As part of a dual purpose building combined with a Senior Lounge, the Gallery at 48 Natoma and the Art Center comprise the entire front half of the 11,000 sq ft facility. There are two exhibition spaces at 48 Natoma:  the professional Main Gallery and the Community Gallery. In the Main Gallery, an interesting line-up of art exhibits showcases a wide variety of art by regional and national professional artists, area museum collections as well as national traveling exhibitions. The Community Gallery features shows by local artists, community art contests, student work, and regional art organizations. Whether you “know what you like” or are interested in seeing something completely different; from the conservative to the cutting edge – there will be something here for everyone.

  • Exciting art experiences for ALL AGES
  • Each exhibit is approximately five - seven weeks long
  • Opening receptions are usually the first Friday of each exhibit
  • Most art is available for sale
  • The gallery is free and open to the public
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Please call for current hours 916-355-7285
  • Special tours and art workshops for schools and groups by arrangement
  • Volunteer, student internships, senior projects and docent opportunities are available for those that want to get more involved in the arts


Find Out More

To find out more up to the minute information about all the arts and cultural activities in Folsom, arts organizations, arts programs and events, log onto http://folsompresents.com/ 


 Be Part of the Arts!

The Gallery at 48 Natoma brings dynamic, professional local, regional and national art experiences to the Folsom community.  Many individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. More sponsorship information is available at the bottom of this web site. Please call the gallery coordinator, Cindy Abraham, 916-351-3506, if you would like to find out how you can help support this worthwhile community asset.


Coffee Breaks with the Gallery Director

If you haven’t been able to come out in the evenings for the opening receptions, but still want to find out more about the current exhibit without staying after hours, we are starting a new program that might be great for you.



Enjoy a coffee break with the gallery director on the last Thursday of every month, 10 a.m. at the Gallery at 48 Natoma!

We will provide the coffee and you can stop by for a quick 15 minute visit at the gallery with Gallery Director Cindy Abraham to enjoy the latest exhibit and have a brief guided tour of the show.  This is a great time to ask all those arty questions you’ve been too afraid to ask or to just simply enjoy the art!

Current Exhibit

"Kid in the Candy Store"

September 8 to November 2, 2017

Ceramic sculpture by acclaimed artist Camille VandenBerge

Starting in the 1960's a small gallery on Sutter Street in Folsom showcased artists that later became forerunners of the Funk Art ceramics movement.  Called "The Candy Store," this little gallery exhibited titans of art including Peter VandenBerge, Robert Arneson, Clayton Bailey and others.  As a little girl, Camille VandenBerge often accompanied her famous father to the gallery and later became an acclaimed artist on her own. This spectacular exhibit will highlight Camille's new sculptures and also will include selected pieces from famed artists of the Funk Art Movement.

"Kid in the Candy Store" exhibit press release.

 

Community Gallery

A once-in-a-lifetime special exhibit of student art taught by premier artist Peter VandenBerge to the advanced ceramic students at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom.

The display continues through November 2, 2017.


 

Upcoming Gallery Exhibits

"30 Years Inside"

November 17, 2017 to January 18, 2018

Paintings, prints and other art by correctional art instructor, Jim Carlson and a selection of incarcerated artists from the California State Prison, Folsom

 

Upcoming Community Gallery Exhibits

"Folsom Focus Photography Contest"

November 9, 2017 to January 16, 2018

Join us for the 11th Annual photography contest sponsored by the Folsom Arts Association.  Entries due October 16-27.

 

For complete contest rules, categories and entry forms go to folsomarts.org

 

 


Future Exhibits

Gallery exhibits are planned about one year in advance. Upcoming exhibits include photography, paintings, sculpture, textiles, videos and more! Past exhibits have included nationally acclaimed professional artists’ subjects from animals to automobiles, international paintings and photography from Antarctica to Africa, as well as top California art organizations and nationally touring museum collections such as from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts and the  Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Free opening night receptions have refreshments, wine and live music.  

Click here to see what planned for 2017! 2017 Gallery Exhibit Schedule

   Painting by Irene Belknap              Watercolor by Barbara Kempe                   Ceramic Sculpture by Camille Vandenberge

 


 

Exhibit Schedules

Click on current or past year's dates for a detailed view of previous exhibition schedules. Also check out current and upcoming year's schedules of exciting exhibits. 

2007 Exhibitions


Painting by Jennifer Maria Harris
2008 Exhibitions


"Tom Sawyer" by Norman Rockwell

2009 Exhibitions  

Covered Bridges from the Smithsonian Institution

2010 Exhibitions


Sculpture by Peter Langenbach

2011 Exhibitions


Landscape by Gregory Kondos
Exclusive artist's retrospective

2012 Exhibitions

"From Hare to Eternity" exhibit of original Warner Brothers cartoon animation

2013 Exhibitions
Sculpture by Yoshio Taylor

2014 Exhibitions

Painting by Elaine Bowers
2015 Exhibitions
  
Painting by Mariam Pakbaz

2016 Exhibitions

 Glass by Demetra Theofanous

 2017 Exhibitions

 Sculpture by Camille Vandenberge

 



Free Gallery Tours

The gallery offers free school and group tours for all ages; from pre-school to scout troops to college classes to senior clubs. 

Docents lead groups and discuss the current exhibitions, art techniques and styles. Tours are approximately one hour long and allow time for individual viewing and questions.  In addition, special hands-on art workshops can be arranged to emphasize the art techniques shown in the gallery. A small fee is arranged to cover the costs of materials for these unique workshops. Please call the gallery director, Cindy Abraham at 916-351-3506 for more information and to arrange a creative tour just for your group!


Want to exhibit your art?

Professional regional and national artists are featured in the Main Gallery, bringing art to Folsom that otherwise might not be able to be experienced locally. Local, emerging artists and students also have opportunities to exhibit their work in the Community Exhibition Gallery within the art center. Most exhibits are scheduled a year in advance. To request gallery guidelines and an application to exhibit, please contact the gallery director at 916-351-3506.

Click here to download brochures describing our exhibition programs for children, local, regional, amateur and professional artists.
Gallery Exhibition Description Brochure

Artists interested in having their work considered to exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma must send in an application with requested information. Most fine art mediums are considered including painting, photography, sculpture, fiber, ceramics, mixed media and others.

Click here to download a brochure with complete exhibition application information.
Gallery Exhibit Application


Art at Folsom City Hall

Also while at the gallery, don’t miss the current display next door in Folsom City Hall, 50 Natoma Street, by the Folsom Arts Association.
 
Their rotating art exhibit features great work for sale by local artists.  Photography, oil and acrylic paintings, pastels and sculpture from this display can be purchased at the Gallery at 48 Natoma front desk.


Gallery Gift Shop

The gallery gift shop offers unique gift items starting at only $10.

A large selection of unique pieces including regional artists work in handmade jewelry, blown glass, wood pens, book markers, ceramics, cards and more!


Art Classes and Workshops

All art events, art classes and programs at the Art Center at 48 Natoma are available to ALL ages and skill levels. From beginning to advanced artists wonderfully exciting classes are offered in a variety of subjects including a range of children' and adult art classes. Classes include, ceramics, pottery, sculpting, cartooning, oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, Chinese brush painting, printmaking, portrait drawing, photography, and digital art, as well as children's theater and adult dance lessons in ballroom, country line and Bollywood styles.  Classes change from session to session and offer the latest in artistic trends and interests.

 
Youth, teen, adult & senior programs are offered at the Art Center and can be found in our Folsom Recreation Activity Guide. To see all of our current classes, descriptions and fees see the Parks and Recreation Activity Guide.

Register for online any of our art classes.

For class information or class registration, please call 916-355-7285.


Gallery Sponsors

Gallery sponsors receive many recognition benefits. Thank you to our current list of generous sponsors. If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile community asset, please contact Cindy at (916) 351-3506.

                                                

  • The Dyer Family Foundation
  • Folsom Arts Association
  • Take pART in the ARTs (Folsom Utility Bill Donations)


Take Part in the Arts!

You can help grow art opportunities in the community by making a donation through your Folsom utility bill. with tight budgets everywhere, a little help from you can go a long way to ensuring we keep great arts programs in Folsom! Simply round up your bill or add a $1 next to "Take pART" on your payment coupon. Donated funds support a variety of programs including: Community Arts programs, Community Arts Organizations and Educational Arts Programs! for more information, contact Gallery Director, Cindy Abraham at 916-351-3506 or abraham@folsom.ca.us.