Newsletter Issue #23, April 2014


In This Issue:

- New Items

- Art & Brew

Women Artists of the West

- Loomis Loop

- Scratchboard Workshop at University Art


Ann's Quick Links


- Shops -

-Old Town Gallery-
(in Auburn CA)

-Main Web Site-

-Pet Portrait


New Items

Mini Scratchboards and Prints on Metal

For the 2013 holiday season, I made a number of ornaments from miniature scratchboard drawings. They were popular and most of them sold. I also received a couple of orders for specific animals. These mini originals are either 2" x 2" or 1 1/4" x 2 1/2". Most are 2 x 2 but some animals (like llamas) require the long, vertical format. After the holidays, I realized that these ornaments can be a year-round item, so I've been creating a stockpile of them for upcoming events. Prices start at $30 ($40 for a commission).

Metal reproduction prints of scratchboard drawings are the other new item I'm excited about. I've ordered quite a few of them and am very happy with the concept and quality. The image is fused into an aluminum sheet and then coated with a gloss finish. Please visit this album for pricing and to see which images are currently available. I order these directly from the manufacturer and check each one to make sure they are satisfactory. I also sign each one on the back.

Art & Brew Event
Saturday, April 26th, Roseville CA

Art, beer, food and fund-raising for the Placer SPCA - a fun time will be had by all! I'll be there with original scratchboard drawings and watercolor paintings, and reproductions as prints, earrings, note cards & magnets. There's also a partner show featuring a sampling of our works at Gallery iQ in Rocklin CA. Click on the image below to view the full-size flyer with all the details about the event.

Women Artists of the West
National Show in San Diego

I'm honored to announce that in addition to being accepted as an Associate member of WAOW, I have two pieces heading to the annual show in May. I applied for membership at the end of last year and submitted two scratchboard drawings to the annual show. Find out more about these works on my blog.

Tell Me More About "Sheep"

Sandhill Crane

Loomis Art Loop - Open Studio Tour
Mothers' Day Weekend, May 10 & 11, Loomis CA

Visit 13 artists in 6 locations, 10 am - 5 pm. I'm participating for the first time this year and will be showing with Doug Horton at the Horton Iris Garden (#4/5 on the map). I'll have original scratchboard drawings and watercolor paintings, and reproductions as prints, earrings, note cards & magnets. The tour is free, click on the image below to visit the Loop web site and download the map.

There's also a preview show at Flower Farm Inn with a "Celebration of Art" on April 13th (1 - 4 pm), featuring art and artists from the Loop. The preview show runs through June 17th. I'll be at the Inn on the 13th to demonstrate scratchboard.

Scratchboard Workshop
At University Art, June 6th, Sacramento CA

Learn the basics of scratchboard in this 6-hour workshop. The cost is $80 (supplies not included). Pre-registration/pre-payment (to me) is required. Click here for complete details and to register.



Thank you for your interest in my work and your support!

- Ann