48 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 355-7285Regular Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6-8 p.m.
Call for other evening and weekend hours
Admission is free.
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OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND!
Look for our special weekend of
Open Studio Demonstrations and Special Displays,
Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31,
from 10:00am - 5:00pm.
See details below.
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 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, and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6:00pm-8:00pm. 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!
May 15 - July 2, 2015
Opening Reception, Friday, May 15, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm
with refreshments and live music
Porcelain sculptures by Anton Nemeth, and abstract watercolor paintings by Suzanne Haydu
The next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom has both two-dimensional and three- dimensional abstract art with flowing shapes, brilliant color, and organic lines. Anton Nemeth will exhibit his lovely porcelain sculptures and Suzanne Haydu will show her beautiful abstract watercolor paintings, in “Organic Origins,” from May 15 to July 2, 2015. These two artists reference art that is organic which is reminiscent of living things; occurring or developing gradually and naturally, without being forced or contrived. They both also have similar points of view with metaphysical, Zen-like philosophies inspiring their work.
An exhibiting artist since the late 70’s, with photography and later oil paintings, Suzanne Haydu began concentrating on abstract paintings in the mid 1990’s, specifically playing with nature. Now, her paintings are bold and organic with cloud-like shapes and watery imagery. Suzanne frequently includes texture under-painting, such as a coarse grain, polymer varnish, rice paper, or poured gold ink and adds metallic powder or splatters to her pieces. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Northern California.
Anton Nemeth creates sculptures from porcelain that are very floral and lush looking vessels that are often reminiscent of under-sea creatures or Georgia O'Keefe paintings. His pieces capture the vibrant hues of the sea or the sunset and have the extremely delicate ruffled edges of his floral or shell references. His work has been commissioned for the DaimlerChrysler Permanent Collection and has been included in private collections throughout the US, Italy, the Netherlands, Quebec, and India.
In the Community Gallery:
May 6-June 25, 2015
El Dorado Hills Arts Association Annual
Studio Tour Preview Show
Over 40 artists works showcased from over 20 studios highlighted in the
2015 Spring Art Studio Tour
- Free studio maps available.
- The Gallery will be open 10:00-5:00 Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31
- Start your free weekend tour at the gallery and plan your route!
Open Studio Demonstrations and Special Displays
- Ceramics Potter's Wheel demos
- Oil and Watercolor Painting
- Exhibit of "Organic Origins" by anton Nemeth and Suzanne Haydu
- Preview of all artists in the tour
"On the Right Track"
July 10 to August 27, 2015
Opening Reception, Friday, July 10, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm
A special exhibit of railroad art and displays with oil paintings by Patrick Karnahan and Gary Symington and scale model displays by Scott Robertson
"Oiling the 28," oil by Gary Symington "Dodge City," oil by Patrick Karnahan
Scale Model by Scott Robertson
Upcoming In the Community Gallery:
June 30 - August 20, 2015
Annual Student Art Show
Featuring art from the adult art classes taught at the Art Center at 48 Natoma.
Click on current or past year's dates for a detailed view of previous exhibition schedules. Also check out current and upcomming year's schedules of exciting exhibits.
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.
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.
- 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.