Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January 2015 calendaar

 it's time to mark on your calendars so you don't miss any of the fun activities ahead.

 Lodi Community Art Center January 2015 Calendar of Events
December 27, 28 Receiving for January Show noon to 5PM  Open to all members, January staffing signupss
January 2 – January 23 January Art Show – Gifts from the Sea, Featured Artist Eric Baker
January 2nd Artist Reception January 2nd 6PM – 8:30 free to public
January 6th – Final day to enter the 3rd Annual Photography Show
January 13 Speaker Series presentation, January 13, 2015, 6:30 PM free to the public
 Demo Presentation our Featured Artist Eric Baker presenting information and demonstrating Pyrography and gourd art. Eric is an award winning Gourd Artist and pyrographer.
January 17, 18 – Receiving 3rd Annual Photography show Noon to 5PM Lodi Art Center
January  24, Gourd Workshop
 Eric Baker shares his gourd techniques, learn how to use wood burning tools, dyes, gourd inks and metallic dyes to enhance the art of decorating gourds.  Materials and tools will be provided.  Class is $100 for members, $50 students, $110 for non members .  Workshop will be at the Lodi Art Center studio,  9AM – 4PM.  Workshop is limited to 10 attendees.  Must RSVP at Art Center prior to the event.
January 31, 2015 3rd Annual Photography Show artists Reception and Award Presentation,  6:00 – 8:30PM, Lodi Community Art Center 110 W. Pine St.  Tickets $10  each .Tickets are available at the Art Center or at the event.     

December 30th, 2014 what's next?

It's the time of the month that artists are bringing new art to hang in the gallery for the next month.    It's always an exciting time to see what new works are coming in.   Caroline has put out the call for a few more days that we need volunteers to sit the  gallery, so if you have an extra free day and it fits the schedule, please consider doing your part in keeping our doors open.     

This is a message  JC sent  to our members about the upcoming Photography Show.     

 We are trying to reach all photographers that have entered the Lodi Community Art Center Photography shows.  There is only one week left to enter this years photography show.  You can enter by going to www.Lodiartcenter.org web site.

This year we have a special reception for Artists on January 31st, as well as a public reception on February 6tth.  The show will be on display the entire month of February in the gallery we are having cash prizes totaling more than $1050. 

We encourage accepted photographers to bring matted prints and cards. postcards of the accepted photographs to increase sales.    


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Spring 2015 Art Show

Here is a link to more information - thanks to Pepe: 


December at the Gallery - shopping and socializing

Let's celebrate!    Winter is here and with it came the  much needed rains we have been waiting for.   I hope it does not keep the shoppers home, because sales in December were so good last year, we were hoping to meet that figure or even surpass it in our second holiday season at this location.    

The Small Works and Itty Bitty Mini Art Show is still hanging, at least most of it. There is also new artwork hung this month - and holiday decorations and gifts for sale.     Unique, handmade items by our members.   Check them out.  These are one of a kind items, so come shop early to pick your favorites.

Our annual holiday membership pot luck will be held at  2:30 Sunday afternoon,  December 14th.   Let me tell  you a secret.   Or maybe it was just a surprise for me.    Artists are really good cooks.  They are creative and like variety.  
The delicious dishes brought to the pot luck last year were all the finest - with rich warm enticing aromas.  My tip for the day - wear loose clothes, you will probably want to try everything on the table and go back for seconds as well.   

Why don't you cook up one of your specialties and come to the pot luck for a really sumptuous meal and a chance to socialize with other members.    

The dinner will be followed by a White Elephant swap.    You know the way these work?   Everyone brings a wrapped white elephant gift, maybe something they received as a gift but could not use.  You draw a number that brings you a prize, you can keep it, or swap for something someone else has.    It gets pretty funny.      

Bring some food and a white elephant gift and join the party!