Sacramento has a huge variety of talent in its diversified community. There are art galleries all over town and each one has a different ambiance and a different feel for the arts. If you love art or just love getting out you might want to try the Second Saturday Art Walk in February. And, if you love both art and getting out and are looking for a good way to celebrate the Valentine month of love, perhaps you might take your sweetheart on an art tour or acquire some art that will touch a heart.
Following are just a few of the existing options to consider in this February’s Sacramento Art Walk on the 13th 2010.
20th Street Gallery – 911 20th St. “A Quiet View” Feb. 10th – March 6th
“The gallery shows original fine art and contemporary art created by emerging and mid-career artists. Most of the artists are local to the Greater Sacramento Area. The exhibits change completely each month.” Second Saturday Reception: Feb. 13th 6pm to 9pm
Art Foundry – 1021 R St.
“The Art Foundry Gallery represents many fine artists. Shows change monthly and feature accomplished artists in a variety of mediums. Along with showing bronze sculptures, the gallery is home to some of the region’s best painters and ceramic artists. From cutting-edge contemporary to stunning representational work, the Art Foundry Gallery celebrates the creative spirit.”
Second Saturday: A bronze pour at 7:30 PM, and demonstrating monoprints on motorized etching press throughout the evening. Art Foundry provides materials and an instructor for monoprints. Children are welcome. Always free.
Axis Gallery – 1517 19th St.
“Axis Gallery is an artist-run space. This cooperative has been together for over 15 years building a reputation for exhibiting challenging contemporary artwork.”
B Sakato Garo – 923 20th St.
Feb 2 – 27 Figure
Barton Gallery (and Michelangelo’s Italian Art Rest.) – 1723 I St
The Barton Art Gallery is dedicated to showing local area artists working with the figure and Paintings. A permanent collection of Gregory Barton, Earl Boley, and Gilbert Amavisca are permanently on display as well. Barton changes its show each month and has a reception to coincide with the Second Saturday Art Walk.
Beatnik Studios 2421A 17th St.
“An unconventional, collaborative, photography studio”
Brickhouse Gallery – 2837 36th St.
Second Saturday: Black History Month
Brock Alexander’s “Undeliverable” Photo courtesy of Blue Moon Gallery, copyright Brock Alexander.
Blue Moon Gallery – 2352 Albatross Way
Featuring Brock Alexander and Gary Miller – Multi-media
According to gallery owner, Carol Brewer, Alexander and Miller are “intelligent artists with a great sense of humor, their work explores the reality in which we live using multi media from acrylic to credit card constructions to maps of ceramic. Even though both men enjoy creating from the child within, the quality of their work is not childish, but a mix of playfulness, sophistication, and wit. Perfect for our times.” 2nd Saturday reception 6-9 pm; live music by Douglas Newton.
Also showing Kanika Marshall Black Arts & Sculpture, Chris Taylor ceramic arts, & varied works by Blue Moon artists. Feature article on Kanika Marshall can be found here.
Capitol Art Center at S12 – 1200 S St.
Every 2nd Saturday between 6 pm and 9 pm, observe S12 artists as they paint and draw from a model.
Gary Miller’s “Old Crow” courtesy of Blue Moon Gallery – copyright Gary Miller.
Center For Contemporary Arts – 1518 19th St.
Closing reception of Improbable Mends – Work by Darrin Martin
Elliot Fouts Gallery – 4749 J St.
Vic Vicini / David Lobenberg
Jay Jay – 5520 Elvas Ave.
Ian Harvey & Koo Kyung Sook together & alone
Kennedy Gallery – 1114 20th street
Michael Misha Kennedy, Brenda Boles, Judith Monroe, Michelle MacKenzie,Kristen Hoard, Angela Ridgeway, Pat Orner, Keith Hopkins, and more. Sacramento Examiner feature articles on the blue highlighted artists can be found by clicking on their name link above.
The Kuumba Collective Art Gallery
1001 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento Kuumba.firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating Black History Month; featuring the works of Jeff Karney with John King, Frank Blackwell, Daphne Burgess and other Sacramento African American artists. Recent 2nd Saturday article highlighting Daphne Burgess can be found here.
Second Saturday 5-9pm
La Raza Galeria Posada, Art Gallery & Cultural Center – 1022 22nd St.
Jan 23- Feb 27th “What is This Thing Called Love” Interpretations by Raphael Delgado
“La Raza Galería Posada is a multi-disciplinary cultural center and public space serving the Sacramento community by offering Latino/Chicano and Native arts programming, art education workshops, and a community gathering place.”
Mid Mo Gallery/Sacramento Poetry Center – 1719 25th St.
Sacramento Art Complex – 2110 K St. at 21st St. and Smith Gallery at 1020 11th St. Ste 100 between J and K. Participating in Second Saturday Art Walk for many years. “Visit 20+ artist studios featuring painters, sculptors, photographers, and digital artists all within one building.Also inside is the Smith Gallery Midtown-an additional midtown Sacramento gallery location with Original fine art, Limited Editions, Custom Framing and so much more.”
Verge Gallery & Studios – 1900 V St. Sacramento 916-448-2985
Feb 13th 5:00 pm – 12:00 am Second Saturday Reception
Jeff Musser and Haute Romantics
You can find a Sacramento Examiner feature article on Jeff Musser here.
Front gallery features Verge Studio Artist Jeff Musser’s work, and in the Main Gallery, Haute Romantics featuring work by K8 Hardy, Katherine Bernhardt, Maximillian Schubert, Cian McConn and Kristen Jensen, Peter Gabrielli, Peter Sutherland, Asher Penn, Sara Venderbeek, Naomi Fischer, Sebastian Mlynarski, and The Delusional Downtown Divas.
Viewpoint Photographic Art Center / Gallery – 2015 J St. 2nd Saturday Reception 5:30 – 9 pm
“Viewpoint’s February 2010 exhibit will feature photographs by Nigel Poor, a conceptual photographer whose projects often include humble materials that go unnoticed or unappreciated. Through careful collection, systematic observation, painstaking control and counting, Poor explores the commonplace with extraordinary attention to detail. This solo exhibit features several of her projects shown together for the first time. Nigel Poor is Associate Professor of Photography at California State University, Sacramento.”
Also in February:
Gladding McBean exhibit in the back room Step Up Gallery. “The Gladding McBean ceramic factory in Lincoln, California, is a living museum of architectural ornamentation from the last century and a quarter, sitting as silent witness while the factory continues to produce exterior cladding and decoration for new and old buildings using the same techniques employed here more than 100 years ago.”
Vox Sacramento – 1931 H St. “Let Me Count the Ways”
35+ artists focusing on themes of love.
Second Saturday reception 6-10 pm: A benefit for Sweet Relief – raffle for original art, prints, photographs or an iPod Touch. Live music starts at 7 pm with The Kimberly Trip and Kevin Seconds & Friends. Feature article about Vox Sacramento’s 2nd Sat. Benefit for Sweet Relief can be found here.
Other Second Saturday Art Walk articles by Susan Raines can be found at these links:
- First 2nd Saturday of 2010 – What’s real and what’s not. January 2010
- Vox benefit for musicians in need features raffle, art & music Feburary 2010 benefit
- Second Saturday has life in the city November 2009
- Second Saturday Art Walk in Sacramento struts some good stuff Summer 2009 street photos