| THE GALLERY AT 48 NATOMA
48 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
and Tuesday evenings 6-8 p.m.
Call for other evening and weekend hours
Admission is free
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About the Gallery:
Thank you for voting the Gallery at 48 Natoma the #1 Favorite Art Gallery in the 2012 Style Magazine Awards!
“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 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 facility. An interesting line-up of art exhibits showcases a wide variety of art by regional and national artists, area museum collections as well as national traveling exhibitions. 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 are Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday and evening hours flexible
times are available. 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
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.
The last Thursday of every month, 10:00am
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
the 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!
"Playtime: The Art of Toys"
November 15 , 2013 to January 9, 2014
Oil and acrylic paintings by Michael Sacramento and mixed media assemblage by Rebecca Casey.
Opening reception, Friday, November 15, from 6:00-8:00pm with refreshments and live music
Also this evening shop early for holiday gifts at the annual Holiday Student Art Sale.
Join us for this whimsical art exhibit perfect for this gift-giving time of year!
The holidays are filled with gift-giving and nostalgic memories of childhood toys; for those we wished and for those we received. Perfect for this time of year, the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom will feature “Playtime: the Art of Toys.” Two artists will bring to life those holiday dreams with large-scale acrylic paintings by Michael Sacramento and mixed-media toy assemblages by Rebecca Casey.
The themes in Michael Sacramento's work are based on the idea of memory and emotional connections. Each subject is tied to a particular experience - whether childhood, environmental or heritage. The resulting body of work forms the unique representation of his artistic perception. “My paintings of toys are an investigation of the intersection of formalism, pop art and realism as well as an amusing way for me to remember my childhood.” The paintings are created as colorful but slightly aged artifacts that seem like they have been cut from walls and retained for posterity. His work had been in more than twenty exhibitions and featured in various media including the international publication, Filipinas Magazine. In 2009, Michael was offered a solo exhibition in the U.S. national historic landmark International Hotel in San Francisco.
Rebecca Casey discovered that clay was the perfect medium for her colorful, whimsical pieces. She creates assemblage sculptures from old toys, and adds clay heads, hands and other details to create fanciful figurative pieces. “I started hand-building with clay after experimenting with other art forms. Within minutes of handling the soft, malleable clay in my hands, I knew I had found my medium.” Her work has been shown in numerous galleries throughout the foothill and Sacramento regions.
November 15, 2013 to January 3, 2014
"Folsom Focus Photography Contest"
In the adjacent Community Gallery at 48 Natoma, over 200 entries in the 7th Annual Folsom Focus Photography Contest will be displayed. The popular event is organized by the Folsom Arts Association with event chairperson Yolande Lusby. It will feature photos in new age groups: under 15 years of age and 16 years of age or older. New categories are artistic lens in black and white, creative imaging, Folsom events, and reflections in water.
"Abstracts in Fiber and Paint"
January 24 to March 6, 2014
Fiber Art by Joan Dyer and Mixed Media Paintings by Joe Strickland
Opening reception, Friday, January 24, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm with refreshments and live music.
January 14 to March 3, 2014
"Quartz Quilts and the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild"
View exceptional art quilts by this outstanding fiber organization.
Click on past year's dates for a detailed view of previous exhibition schedules.
2007 Gallery Exhibitions 2008 Gallery Exhibitions 2009 Gallery Exhibitions
Painting by Jennifer Maria Harris "Tom Sawyer" by Norman Rockwell Covered Bridges from the Smithsonian
2010 Gallery Exhibitions 2011 Gallery Exhibitions 2012 Gallery Exhibitions
Sculpture by Peter Langenbach Landscape by Gregory Kondos "From Hare to Eternity" exhibit of Warner
Exclusive artist's retrospective Brothers cartoons and animation
2013 Gallery Exhibitions
Sculpture by Yoshio Taylor
What's next at the Gallery?
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 view the entire upcoming 2014 exhibit schedule.
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 go to www.folsom.ca.us Departments, Parks and Recreation, Activity Guide.
To directly register for any of our art classes online go to http://webtrac.folsom.ca.us
For class information or class registration, please call (916)355-7285.
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.
- Target Community Grant
- The Dyer Family Foundation
- Wells Fargo
- Folsom Patrons of the Arts
- 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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