Volume 9| September 2020
In This Issue:
  • 1st Saturday Reception to celebrate the "Say it with Clay" Reception
  • Member Spotlight
  • Upcoming Events
  • Want to relieve your stress?
  • 9th Annual Art Tour - Click here
  • Hours: 11:00 to 4:00pm Wednesday thru Saturday
  • First Saturday Reception: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Social Distancing and Masks required*
Special Event:
Say it With Clay

Say it with Clay – Show and Competition:

You are invited to attend this special reception for this show on September 5, 2020. Awards will be announced that evening. Ceramic Visions was open to all ceramic artists as a celebration of this medium. Please come join us at the reception and view the many whimsical entries September 5th, 2020- 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Awards will be announced at 5:30pm
For a copy of the Reception Flyer click here:

Why should we and why do we get involved in the world of the arts?
Because like anyone that paints, colors , does molding and sculpture, plays music and etc. recognizes that the activity of using your hand and mind relieves your stress almost immediately. So come in and enjoy the arts and visit relieve some of that stress you have been dealing with via current times. Sign up for a class / workshop. See our upcoming workshops.Click here:
Member Spotlight:

Jan Rau

Jan Rau is an artist using primarily watercolor. In addition she has done oils and pastels, studied art at California State University, Sacramento, Cosumnes River College, the School of Light and Color, Sacramento, Lincoln City Art Gallery, Oregon and privately with David Lobenberg, David Peterson, Dick Beymer, Jan Mishulin and several Elk Grove Fine Arts Center Workshops.

Jan taught at Elk Grove High School for 24 years and 2 years at Covina High School, California. She is a member of the Elk Grove Historical Society and on the Board of Directors for the Rhoads Schoolhouse. 

She has been a member of the Board of Directors and was Curator of the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center from 2009. She was Vice President in 2009 and presently is Corresponding Secretary of Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. Jan also has been the Art Workshop Coordinator of the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center from 2009 to 2019.

Jan has shown her artwork at many art competitions such as: The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center Art Walk; Elk Grove Fine Arts Center; Elk Grove First Baptist Church Art Gallery; Elk Grove Artists (EGA) Art Competitions; Elk Grove Multicultural Fine Art Competition and Show; Sacramento Fine Arts Watercolor Art Competition; Stockton Art League Art Competition. See some of Jan’s work here.

Jan has the biggest smile this side of the Mississippi and brightens your day as soon as you see her. Jan is a valued member of the art center and is full of wisdom and understanding that is appreciated by all members of the art community. To see more of Jan's work:
Upcoming Workshops:

-Elio Camacho: Sept 21st
-Judy Ng: Pending

-Judy Knott: Pending

-Stacey Maeda Private Tutoring: Call Stacey to schedule. Find contact info on our website or click here:
Elio Camacho:

Workshop: 1 Day
September 21st:
9:00am to 5:00pm

Build a strong painting foundation and explore your passion for color as an artist with nationally known colorist Elio Camacho! The class is structured for both beginner to advanced students who want to develop their skill understanding of painting. As a painting instructor, my mission is to provide students with the foundation necessary to be creative. My goal is to assist students the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way, while capturing the beauty and spontaneity of life. 
Materials list:  Students will bring their own small to medium canvas, oil or acrylic paints (choose colors you are comfortable working with), brushes, and stand up easel. Any solvents or mediums used pertaining to oil painting should be odorless and non toxic.
Sign up now: Spaces are limited. Click here
Judy Thompson Ng
Judy is a watercolor-batiking Artist and is currently getting ready to set up her next workshop. These are always fun classes. Watch our website for the new schedule currently under development.

Gin Parrick -Fused glass artist and other instructors are arranging their schedules to provide workshops in October and November, etc. Please go to our website to check on the dates. Click here

Need a Special Gift for that Special Someone?Come in and Shop in our Gift Shop.

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center's online shop is a great place for you to purchase something unique and original for that someone special in your life. Or perhaps to reward yourself for staying sane and safe all these months. The list is endless...
  • jewelry
  • scarves
  • original artwork-paintings
  • greeting cards
  • one-of-a-kind ceramics or glass art
  • sign them up for a class they've been wanting to take

And all of these are created by local artists.
If you don't know what your loved one wants, give them a gift certificate. Click here to go to the online store and start shopping or come in and visit.*
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Safety First*
We continue to maintain precautions for all visitors to our Gallery which will include our volunteer staff and our customers wearing masks (if you don’t have one, we will provide one for you). We will be taking customer temperatures at the door and will provide a hand sanitizer. Plus, we continue to disinfect all surfaces daily.
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
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? Click here or call 916-685-5992