Category: General Arts News

Where the Art is – March 2023

Earlier this month I was interviewed for a story in Sacramento Magazine about the evolution of the art scene in the city, plus the impacts COVID had on galleries and art exhibitions. Here’s a short snippet from the article by Jessica Laskey (thanks Jessica… Continue Reading “Where the Art is – March 2023”

KVIE Art Auction – September 2022

Watch the LIVE segment from Good Day Sacramento on 9/19/2022. Event Details *** The Art Lady will join curator Jill Estroff on Friday September 30 at 7PM to open the auction LIVE on KVIE. Tune in for live auction excitement. *** The PBS KVIE… Continue Reading “KVIE Art Auction – September 2022”

Chalk It Up – September 2022

Watch the Story on Good Day Sacramento Important Details about the Event “The Chalk It Up! Chalk Art & Music Festival is a three-day celebration of local artists and the arts community — one of the last of the free, family-friendly festivals in Midtown… Continue Reading “Chalk It Up – September 2022”

Big Day of Giving – May 5 2022

Show your support for the visual arts on the 2022 Big Day of Giving! Important Details about the Event Starting at midnight on May 5, and for 24 hours, you can give big to support the nonprofits that matter to you, including those in… Continue Reading “Big Day of Giving – May 5 2022”

NCECA 2022 Ceramics – March 2022

Watch the Story on Good Day Sacramento Important Details about the Event The annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) provides opportunities to build and strengthen professional networks and experience lifelong learning with friends, colleagues, mentors, and students.… Continue Reading “NCECA 2022 Ceramics – March 2022”

SPCA Fur Paws Auction – November 2021

Watch the Story on Good Day Sacramento Important Details about the Event 2021 Art Fur Paws Online Benefit AuctionNov 18 – Dec 2, 2021 Register to BID at Follow the event online at:

Buying Art in an Auction – November 2021

What’s the Story? Charity and nonprofit art auctions can be thrilling and fun (especially after a few glasses of wine or a nice dinner) but ending up with a piece of art that doesn’t fit your collection, won’t fit in your car, and emptied… Continue Reading “Buying Art in an Auction – November 2021”

KVIE Art Auction Winners – September 2021

Watch the Story on Good Day Sacramento What’s the Story? The Art Lady will be at PBS KVIE to help announce the winners of this year’s Art Auction. She’ll be joined by the KVIE Art Curator Jill Estroff, plus an award-winning artist. See a… Continue Reading “KVIE Art Auction Winners – September 2021”

Hot Art News – Summer 2021

Read on for exciting arts events and stories that you may not have heard about – from The Art Lady! Express yourself through color at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center‘s Colors of Humanity open competition. Deadline for entries is August 13 – learn… Continue Reading “Hot Art News – Summer 2021”

Toyroom Gallery 20th Anniversary – July 2021

Watch the Story on Good Day Sacramento What’s the Story? The gallery, located in The Russ Room (named after the late Russ Solomon), is just upstairs from the Solomon Deli on K Street. Toyroom gallery celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. This gallery is… Continue Reading “Toyroom Gallery 20th Anniversary – July 2021”

Goliath Beetle Mural – April 2021

Watch the Story on Good Day Sacramento What’s the Story? A new public mural is being painted at the location of the original Toy Room Gallery which celebrates its 29th anniversary this year. Twenty years ago there was a mural in this location by… Continue Reading “Goliath Beetle Mural – April 2021”

Hot Art News – Spring 2021

Here are some of the exciting arts activities going on this spring. Verge Center for the Arts has reopened to the public. Visit Thursdays-Saturdays from 11AM-5PM for their latest shows and exhibitions, plus visit working artist studios. News from Sacramento State’s The State Hornet:… Continue Reading “Hot Art News – Spring 2021”

Artistic Zoom Backgrounds – March 2021

Watch Live on Good Day Sacramento Topic Join me for a chat on some fun ways to spruce up the background of your Zoom calls. I’m not talking about using a virtual digital background, but by using real artwork that helps convey just the… Continue Reading “Artistic Zoom Backgrounds – March 2021”

Artistic Valentine Gifts – February 2021

Watch Live on Good Day Sacramento Topics Skip the box of chocolate this year and give your sweetie something handmade for Valentine’s Day. Art makes the perfect gift and can be a reasonable alternative to dinner out and boxes of candy that will only… Continue Reading “Artistic Valentine Gifts – February 2021”

Vintage Santas – December 2020

Watch Live on Good Day Sacramento Tune in on Thursday morning December 10 during the 8AM hour – on your television or online at: Topics The Art Lady discusses 11 large light-up Santas and one snow man in the display. From the Art… Continue Reading “Vintage Santas – December 2020”

Art as a Gift – December 2020

After such a trying year I think this holiday season will reflect more family and less office, more home made and less store bought and certainly more hand crafted and less mass produced gifts under many Christmas trees this year! Art has always been… Continue Reading “Art as a Gift – December 2020”

The Spice Girls – September 2020

Watch on Good Day Sacramento Topic The Art Lady will interview artist Debra Kreck-Harnish who specializes in mixed-media assemblage from found objects, and full-size tutus built from mannequins and handmade papers. Debra’s SPICE GIRLS series was created during January 2020 as part of a… Continue Reading “The Spice Girls – September 2020”

Chalk-it-up – August 2020

Watch the Segment on Good Day Sacramento Topics The Art Lady is one of the original founders of Chalk It Up! – an annual festival that celebrates youth art through grants and sidewalk chalk art masterpieces. This year’s annual Chalk It Up! festival is… Continue Reading “Chalk-it-up – August 2020”

Hot Art News – July 2020

Here are some of the exciting art happenings going on this month. Coming soon to the Axis Gallery, the 15th National Juried Exhibition (juried by Marcela Pardo Ariza). Show runs August 8 – 29, 2020 and features over 25 contributing artists. ARTHOUSE on R… Continue Reading “Hot Art News – July 2020”

Adding Art to your Yard – June 2020

Watch Live Video This story takes us to two homes, one in Land Park and another in East Sacramento. Each home has integrated decorative and fine artwork into the environment to create a unique and exciting outdoor living space. In Land Park Sculpture by… Continue Reading “Adding Art to your Yard – June 2020”

Hot Art News – May 2020

Here are some of the exciting art happenings going on this month. Axis Gallery: 15th National Juried Exhibition The team at Axis Gallery invites artists to submit work to their 15th National Juried Exhibition, featuring juror Marcela Pardo Ariza. The exhibition is open to artists in… Continue Reading “Hot Art News – May 2020”

Uplevel Your Chalk Art – April 2020

This week The Art Lady is joined by Patty French and Heath Buckmaster to provide some quick and easy tips to make your chalk art more vibrant and last longer.

hot art news – April 2020

Here are some of the exciting art happenings going on this month. WASH 2020 Member Show Walk Through The Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons present a juried show April 7 through May 17, presented virtually in this video. The Art-Filled Home of Tony Natsoulas… Continue Reading “hot art news – April 2020”

UnOpen Studios and Virtual Art – April 2020

Live Video Watch me on Good Day Sacramento – Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Topics UnOpen Studios – A video project to showcase galleries and artists in their studios making art during quarantine. Watch artist-created videos and learn how to submit your own at… Continue Reading “UnOpen Studios and Virtual Art – April 2020”

UnOpen Studios Call for Artists – March 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 25, 2020 Heath BuckmasterMarketing Director, UnOpen UNOPEN STUDIOS CALL FOR ARTISTS – MARCH 2020. Sacramento, CA: The Art Lady and UnOpen Studios announce their inaugural Call For Artists, an ongoing entry process for visual artists and galleries located in the… Continue Reading “UnOpen Studios Call for Artists – March 2020”