Sierra Art Guild’s Spring Show set for May 3-5

Sierra Art Guild’s Spring Show set for May 3-5Calling all art enthusiasts — it’s time for the Sierra Art Guild’s Spring Show and Sale, set for May 3, 4 and 5 at the Carriage Inn, 901 N. China Lake Blvd. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Come on in and see what 16 of Ridgecrest’s most talented artists have been creating!

Carol Wilcher has been a member of Sierra Art Guild ever since its founding in 1977. She adds her own distinctive touches to clothing, pillows, tote bags and fabric and leather wall hangings, printed with original linoleum block prints. For this show, she has also created table runners.

Petroglyphs and desert flora and animals adorn her pieces, as well as her wearable art. This will be her 70th show with the guild.

Carol carves and prints her own linoleum blocks, as well as doing appliqué. New design themes feature kachinas, roadrunners, flowers, music and butterflies. She will also have handcrafted note cards, so her art is available in all price ranges.

Nancy Hoyem is the proprietress of a thriving business through which she offers her original artworks for sale and provides interior design and decorating services to a large and growing base of clients both locally and around California. She is also a founding member of the Sierra Art Guild. She will display watercolor and acrylic paintings, murals and large wall hangings at this show.

Nancy thrives on variety, which she said helps her keep a fresh perspective and grow as an artist, designer and decorator. Her varied interests and talents all come together in her art, interior design and decorating.

Jeanne Greene has been a guild member since 1990 and a stained glass artist for 25 years, perfecting her skills to include both copper foil and leaded glass techniques. Jeanne also helps organize two shows a year for the guild.

Working with other artists, as well as being a gardener, has helped her learn more about design and color. The brighter, the better!

Over time, Jeanne has expanded her artistry from sun catchers to lamps, custom-made door inserts, windows and unique gifts. She has worked with contractors to create one-of-a-kind windows and door panels for local homeowners. She also repairs broken glass art. She incorporates rondels, bevels and Brazilian agates in her glass designs, which feature abstracts, petroglyphs, desert flora, fruit, birds and animals.

Also in this show will be Connie Wittenbrink and Keith Wheeler doing jewelry and glass art, Martha Willey, with natural stone jewelry and polymer clay pieces, Lois Hinman with distinctive functional pottery and Mike Mumford with forged steel pieces.

More artists appearing in the show are Katherine Gonzales with wire-wrapped jewelry, Brad Bruna with fine art photography, Jessie R. Baker with oil and acrylic paintings, Howard and Wanda Laire with jewelry and art work, Floyd Castillo and exotic wood turnings, Olaf “Bill” Doud with petroglyphs on rock and Marcela Lomeli of My Enchanted Cottage.

Story First Published: 2013-04-24