Friday, July 7th, 5-7:00 pm, Main Street Artists Gallery is hosting a champagne opening for local artist Sally Yost and Fremont plein air artist Najeeb Abdulrahiman. Come and see the results of the fun these artists have while painting out of doors.
Taylorsville artist Sally has been drawing and painting western landscapes for 40 years.
Sally’s “Painting on the Edge,” experience shows her setup on a windy day in Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
Then, the final painting in Gouache. “Painting on the Edge.”
Other Yost paintings from Taylorsville and Bucks Lake will also be featured.
More of Sally’s work and history: www.sallyyost.com
Also, showing in the Tiny Room will be plein air watercolor paintings by Najeeb Abdulrahiman from Fremont, California.
Najeeb is also offering a Plein Air Workshop on Saturday July 8th. The workshop filled up right away with local artists eager to pick up pointers and methods from him. You can see them painting somewhere in Downtown Quincy from 1-5 pm.
In addition, Najeeb will also be offering a Plein Air Workshop on Sunday July 9. Space is available – if you wish to join, contact Najeeb through his website:
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.