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 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 6-8 p.m.
Call for other evening and weekend hours

Special Weekend Hours: February 8 and 9, 2014

In coordination with the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild’s Annual Show at the Folsom Community Center, the Gallery at 48 Natoma will be open on Saturday February 8, from 10-5 and Sunday, February 9, from 10-4.   The current exhibit, “Abstracts in Fiber and Paint”  features quilts by Joan Dyer and paintings by Joe Strickland,  Additionally, the community gallery display features over 50 quilts and fiber pieces by members of Quartz fiber group and members of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild.  Admission is free and open to the public and original art will be offered for sale. 

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. 

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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!

 
Current Exhibit:

"Classic Landscapes" 
March 14 to May 8, 2014
Pastels by Reif Erickson and Oils by Tatyana Fogarty
Opening reception, Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm with refreshments and live music.

     
"Spring Skies," 9"x12", pastel on paper     "Midsummer Dream," 30"x24", oil in canvas

Artists have long held a fascination with capturing images of the landscape.  From grand majestic mountains to intimate floral foregrounds, painters have strived to interpret nature’s masterpieces. These artists can often be seen outdoors with their easels set up on location in meadows and mountains, paint brush in hand.  In the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, “Classic Landscapes” will feature the work of two popular artists. Reif Erickson will display his award-winning pastel paintings and Tatyana Fogarty will exhibit her spectacular oil paintings. The exhibit opens on March 14 and continues through May 8, 2014.

Tatyana Fogarty’s deep fascination with nature is an ever-changing source of inspiration for portraying landscape on canvas. “Painting landscapes fulfills my desire to escape the entrapments of daily life and immerse myself in the world of nature’s beauty and openness,” said Fogarty.  Fogarty’s favorite starting point for the landscape painting is the golden light of late afternoon, which she calls the “magic hour”, which creates the most intriguing effects by merging captivating shadow patterns and warm, luminous color of the setting sun. Among numerous national and regional awards, Fogarty’s professional affiliations include California Art Club, American Impressionist Society (Signature Member), Oil Painters of America, and El Dorado Hills Arts Association.

Some of the landscapes in Reif Erickson’s paintings are iconic views; others are ordinary places that transcend the mundane. He focuses on the mountain and valley views from the Sierras, Yosemite, and Sacramento Valley.  “I painted many on location, I strive to capture a sense of place, and a moment in time and season,” said Erickson.  “I minimize the amount of pastel that is necessary letting much of the paper show through to lend atmosphere to my work, as if I am painting the air and light between me and the subject, and not just rendering an object in space.”    Recognized continually for his talents, Reif has won awards in numerous competitions throughout his career including In 1991 Erickson was honored by the Pastel Society of the West Coast as a Distinguished Pastellist.  He is a member of the California Art Club of Pasadena (est. 1909), and Past President of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, his work has been featured in several books and exhibited  throughout the west coast.

Community Gallery:
March 7 to May 1, 2014
"Folsom High School Student Art Show"
Creative art work from instructor Summer Halverson's Digital Arts Class.


Upcoming Exhibit
:   

"Multiple Journeys" 
 May 16 to July 2, 2014
 Frank Francis, photography; Don Womack, turned wood; Fredrick Clarin, paintings
 Opening reception, Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm with refreshments and live music.

      




Community Gallery:
May 6 to June 26, 2014
"El Dorado Hills Arts Association Studio Tour Preview"
Over 40 artists participating in the annual open studio tour will each have examples of their work on display.





OPEN STUDIO AND ART DEMOS
FREE WEEKEND
Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 10:00am - 5:00pm

ART CENTER OPEN STUDIOS AND ART DEMONSTRATIONS

                                  

Visit the Gallery at 48 Natoma to see great art demonstrations in Ceramics, Watercolor, Oil Painting and more.
View over 40 artists work that are participating in the El Dorado Hills Arts Association Open Studio Tour this weekend.  A great place to start your tour and plan which artist's studios you would like to go visit!




Past Exhibits:
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:
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; cabraham@folsom.ca.us.

            

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