the art league's Online Gallery & Gift Shop Store is open
Although the Art Center is closed temporarily, you can still shop online for unique gifts and creations by local artists. Click on the "Online Gallery Store" option below, browse the selections, make your choice and pay online. Contact us and we'll arrange a time for you to pick up your purchase.
The Art Center is temporarily closed
The Art Center is one of several businesses in Placer County that the State of California ordered temporarily closed effective Sunday, July 12, 2020.
The closures, effective Sunday, July 12, 2020 remain in place until further notice, although the State's order indicates they are not to be lifted until at least the beginning of August.
Fellow Art League members & guests:
We were excited to be able to reopen the downtown Lincoln Art Center's Gallery 580 at 580 Sixth Street with a reopening and reception on Saturday July 11.
We were disappointed that we had to abruptly close effective July 12 - along with several other Placer County businesses - to comply with the State order to do so.
The coronavirus pandemic has introduced challenges none of us anticipated. As the state of emergency evolves, our highest priority remains the health and safety of our volunteers, members, and the general public.
Although we had to temporarily close our doors, we're going to keep our current exhibit, "The Show Must Go On" in place until at least September 12.
So, while the doors are closed, we've put the previously scheduled five Open Saturdays on hold.
Think of the current show as being a virtual exhibit. We have produced a video, available on Facebook and will be featuring photographs in various other media.
Call it wishful thinking, but we remain cautiously optimistic that government authorities will allow us to reopen - again - sometime after August 1.
When they do green-light us to reopen, you will be among the first to know. And, then you'll be able to see this current exhibit in the Art Center.
Now a few words about the exhibit we introduced on July 11. The show's name, "The show Must Go On!" demonstrated our commitment to provide a variety of artistic expression to you.
Four of the exhibits five gifted artists have agreed to leave their art in the gallery where we have added for sale in the newly opened online store.
We describe each artist and their works briefly in the adjacent columns.
Paul Apfel, President, Art League of Lincoln
"The Show Must Go On!" Artists Now in the Online Store
Ceramist Dana Bilello-Barrow uses organic materials and metals in her delicate ceramic forms that beg users to touch and interact with her creations.
Artist Unni Stevens is an oil painter, woodblock printer and art teacher who favors plein air painting and enjoys experimenting with impasto and pallet knife.
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And two more artists makes four...for the online store
Artist Deborah Hill has worked in a variety of mediums. currently, she finds encaustics and pastels the most stimulating, separately and together.
Artist Susan Cawthon often uses her photographs as models for her creative works in watercolor, acrylics, mixed media and collages. _______________________________