Volume 4 | April 2021
In This Issue:

-1st Saturday Reception April 3rd, 2021
4:00pm to 7:00pm
-April Member Spotlight
-2021 Exhibitions /Events Calendar
-Winners: The 9th Annual Open Fine Art Competition
-Community Art Display (CAD) Program
1st Saturday Art Reception
Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
Presenting the Laguna Creek High School Class of 2021
International Baccalaureate Art Students
Members and Community Artists will also be showing and selling a variety of original artwork.  The show continues through April 22, Wednesday – Saturday 11am-4pm at the Arts Center/Gift Gallery, at 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
 Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is following all the safety protocols put forth by the state to keep our staff and customers safe. Masks will be required along with safe distancing.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. The event is free to the public. For more information, call (916) 685-5992, 
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Meet the April Artist of the Month
Cheryl Griess
I have resided in Elk Grove, California since 1972 and have been experimenting with different art media most of my adult life. Creating artwork in oils, batiks, intaglio and monotype printmaking, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, clay, fiber/weaving and digital media has been an enjoyable and fulfilling journey!
Currently, I am working with acrylics, watercolors and mixed media in expressionist and abstract modes, that gives me the freedom to create artwork in a unique way. Whenever possible, I enjoy being involved in and promoting the visual arts in our community. I am a Past President and a charter member of the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, Past President of the Elk Grove Artists Organization, and Vice Chair of the City of Elk Grove Arts Commission. Come by the Gallery to see works by Cheryl.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 9th Annual Open Fine Arts Competition
 Best of show: “Diaphanous Drape” by Kate Blue
 First-place winners by category:
Acrylic — “Amyloids In The Attic” by Tom McGee
Oil — “Beauty Queens” by Kate Blue
Photography — “Unloading Produce Boat -Burano, Italy”  
   by Dean Taylor
3D art — “Iron Horse” by Jolene Matson
• Water Media — “My Daughter the Doctor Who”
         By Tom McGee
View the March/April (CAD) cycle on display at the Gallery. This is a great opportunity for artists to display their artwork and get reviews by all visitors coming into the Art Gallery during these two-month cycles.
To participate in the next bi-monthly cycle, May/June CLICK HERE for copy of form with details or call 916-685-5992.

 Beginning 101 Encaustic
Workshop With
Linda Nunes in May
Linda is an award winning artist who grew up in California’s Bay Area and is best known for her abstract or surreal encaustic or cold wax/oil paintings. Her art journey has taken her through collage, acrylic, cold wax and encaustic, an ancient and luminous bee’s wax an assortment of art media. Her contemporary style moves to a playful life tune. Her work has been shown throughout California as well as Chicago, Santa Fe and Dallas. Linda’s art degree is from CSU, Sacramento. Workshop information, demonstrations, events and additional artwork can be viewed at her website: www.lnunesart.com

One day workshop at Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
Saturday May 22, 2021  10 am to 2:30 pm
Fee: $145
Students will gain basic knowledge and hands-on techniques with this ancient, unique and luminous encaustic medium.
 Students learn basic encaustic skills: Fusing/heating and Layering, Hands-on techniques: Using encaustic with collage, watercolor & other media, Working under, within and on top of the encaustic layers, Embedding 3D objects, and Mark-making & image transfer techniques. Student will leave the workshop with: Four finished projects, Comprehensive resource list, Other written material, and Confidence to move ahead in this fabulous medium.
To Sign up on-line @ http:www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org
If you have any questions call Judy at the Gallery @ 916-685-5992
Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is Open
11:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday
EGFAC is a 501c3 affiliate.
Become a Patron Contributor of the Arts
Your generous support will help the EGFAC continue to exist and develop the arts in our community during these difficult times! Would you like to donate? Find out how easy it is-click Here or Call 916-685-5992