The December featured ar-tists at the Auburn Old Town Gallery are Don Lawson, Darlene Becker and Ann Ranlett. A reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. today at the gallery at 218 Washington St., Auburn, where Ranlett will demonstrate her scratchboard technique.
The public is invited to the free event.
Lawson is an award-winning wood artist who specializes in wood carving and wood turning. He has taught these crafts for many years and is a member of the American Association of Wood Turners, the National Woodcarving Association and the California Carving Guild.
Becker creates contemporary jewelry in silver and gold using unusual gemstones and minerals.
She worked for more than 20 years in the world of computers. Over the years she grew more dissatisfied with the re-strictions of the business environment. She started taking all sorts of classes to see what would catch her interest. She found what she was looking for and began a silversmithing class that changed her life.
Ranlett is an artist and illustrator specializing in pet/animal and nature subjects rendered in a variety of media. Her artistic style ranges from detailed drawings in scratchboard or pencil to interpretive, vivid watercolor “paintings with petzazz.”