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San Diego honors Cool resident who founded Women Artists of the West

COOL – At first, they thought Gloria Bilotta was dead. As it turned out, the founding member and first president of Women Artists of the West was very much alive and living ...

Community Portrait: Artist captures the true beauty of Placer County produce

Auburn’s Paula Amerine is blessed, and she’s appreciative and grateful. Amerine is an artist, a fine arts painter and she has found a personal and professional niche. She’s i ...

A response to the responses

Reading over the letters to the Journal yesterday, it’s funny how one letter evoked so much passion for a wall (“Auburn ‘mural’ disappoints,” Vance T. Sauter, Reader Inpu ...

Community Portrait: Always inventive J. Randall Smith breaks some rules

In his hands an ordinary bag of clay becomes a fine art sculpture. Paint and canvas become a beautiful painting. Charcoal, pencils and paper turn into an enchanting rendering. With ...

Auburn artist expresses himself in clay

Auburn resident Anthony Maki Gill said he likes the spontaneity and expression of working with clay. Gill, 42, a Placer High graduate, has been sculpting clay for more than 20 yea ...

Stan Padilla an Auburn treasure

Saturday, Feb. 26, I attended an artist reception with Stan Padilla (Journal, Feb. 25). I remembered that about 20 years ago I attended a mosaic beading class held by Stan Padil ...

New mural is magnificent

The mural is beautiful. It lets travelers coming to or passing through know Auburn is a special place (Journal, July 7). Artist Patrick Shields should have been consulted when Cen ...

Paintbrushes take him to worlds afar

“I enjoy people. If you’re going to be good at portraits, you have to like people,” said artist Frank Ordaz. Ordaz recently moved into a studio space he shares with Mike May ...

Media Life: World’s ugliest dog Pabst rescued in Auburn

The newly crowned World’s Ugliest Dog has a Cinderella tale that starts in Auburn. Pabst, a take-charge boxer with a prominent underbite, won the global title last weekend at th ...

Fishing for art business

In Downtown Auburn, tucked behind Community First Bank on Lincoln Way, local artist, J. Randall Smith has moved his studio into a historical building. Once the Aubur ...