Having driven up from San Francisco on a cold, dreary day, it was an absolute pleasure to come into the warmth and color inside Main Street Artists gallery last Saturday. This was the second day of Sally Yost’s November show, titled “Garden Party”, that will run through November. Sally is joined by Carr Clifton, a well-known nature photographer, who is showing new, abstract work in the small room in the gallery.
Sally’s subjects range from logging trucks, to mountain scenes, to flowers, gardens and fields. All are full of expression, with dramatic colors, and sometimes-quirky details. I particularly like “Lakes Basin”, as it reminds me of so many High Sierra lakes that I have visited. The piece called “Garden Party” is very sly, with great masses of colorful flowers fronting a group of three ?stuffed animals? ?imaginary friends? You have to see it to appreciate the humor.
The gallery was filled with lively people, including a family with two young children, already interested in art. Sally was having a great time chatting with friends and interested art lovers.
In addition to Sally’s show, a renowned nature photographer, Carr Clifton, is exhibiting some of his new work in the small room in the gallery.
Learn more about Carr at his website, www.carrclifton.com. You will be amazed at the photographs therein. Carr has won many awards, and all are well deserved. The works that Carr is exhibiting this month are very different. They are highly abstract, with fluid lines against white space. Well worth spending some time looking them over.
Driving back home to San Francisco, I passed over Donner Pass in whiteout conditions. But I had plenty to think about and remember from my visit to Sally and Carr’s November show at the gallery.
After a difficult month-and-a-half, the Main Street Gallery of Artists in Quincy is today, September 2, filled with light and clear air. The new show features tables, treasure boxes and other artworks in wood by Bruce Powell, and many new works by the artists in the Gallery. Enjoy these views of the Gallery. Please come and enjoy fine art in a peaceful setting.
October saw the gallery featuring the art of Russ Flint. Russ Flint’s art represents three fundamental elements: Movement, Composition and Balance. In the current show, “MONUMENTAL ART,” Russ has painted domestic life from the past including farming and harvesting, and social life with musicians and dancers.
Russ’ style is influenced by Renaissance art from Rubens and Michaelangelo among others. He is also fascinated by the huge Europeanmedieval cathedrals. He weaves their geometry into his figures and structures.
Written by a friend of the gallery October 4, 2019
The Gallery ushered in the Fall with works of two seasoned Quincy artists, John Sheehan and Y.Chang, plus metal sculptures by guest artist, Jeff Lamattina. John and Y.Chang have been at the gallery since its inception in 2009 and are currently active participants in its continued success.
John’s show titled “Rocks” showcased a series of watercolor scenes at Buck’s Lake (see above). He captures the lake as it changes throughout the seasons.
Y.Chang shared the gallery with John with a show titled “Flights of Fancy”. She showcased her lifelong fascination with fantasy, color and the unseen (see below).
The Gallery also highlighted the amazing robots and otherworldly metal objects by guest artist, Jeff LaMattina.
Main Street Artists Gallery in Quincy is pleased to announce a new show by Taylorsville artist Sally Yost: “Mountains and Beavers,” and “Adventures with Norma Lewis,” an homage to her long time art partner in crime. The show runs from June 5 – 29, with a Champagne Opening on Friday, June 7 from 5-7pm. Paintings and prints by Quincy artist Norma Lewis are in sharp focus at this show. Norma passed away on New Year’s Day this year. She and Sally were long time plein air painting and printmaking partners, are among the founding members of the Main Street Artists Gallery ten years ago. Sally and Norma met through Marv Schmidt’s life drawing classes at Feather River College and became good friends while traveling to Chico State to take printmaking classes in the late 80’s. Earlier, they both had studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland. For more than 30 years their art adventures took them painting to many places….Lassen Vocanic National Park, Indian Valley, Bucks Lake, Silver Lake, Sierra Valley, Montana, and a special trip to see the world renowned sandhill crane migration on the Platte River in Nebraska. On display will be several prints from of their years of pulling etchings, mono prints and collographs at the Chico State University Printmaking Department. Lewis / Yost prints and paintings from the same location or of the same topic will be displayed side by side. Sally has eight new large oil paintings for the show. Two are based on plein air pencil and gouache images done while in Norma’s company. After art school, Sally had a 30 year career as a graphic designer and calligrapher, designing posters, brochures and booklets for hundreds of clients. On her many backpacking and camping trips with husband Michael in the 1980’s, she started landscape plein air painting, first with colored pencils, then pastels. Currently she works with oils and gouache (an opaque watercolor.)