A Nostalgic Look Back at the Local Color Gallery
Its Shows & Artists


Local Color Gallery opened in 1994 when six local artists began selling their work out of a converted two car garage in Bodega Bay, California. The gallery moved to its Eastshore Road location in 1997. For a number of years Local Color Artist Gallery and Custom Framing LLC was one of the most popular full service art galleries on the north coast. This was the gallery's website.

Content is from the site's archived pages offering a glimpse of the numerous artists who were represented over the years.

YELPERS have reported that the Local Color Gallery has closed.

 

Local Color Gallery
1580 Eastshore Road
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
707-875-2744

We proudly present the work of over 25 Sonoma County artists and offer elegant custom framing. You'll find the work of local painters, sculptors, and printmakers, as well as art objects and jewelry crafted from wood, clay, glass, silk, silver, and a variety of other exciting materials.

We exhibit the work of local painters, sculptors, and printmakers in a variety of media, and we offer jewelery and art objects made of wood, clay, glass, silk, silver, and other metals. True to our roots you will always find one of our owners here to greet you. This warm and personal atmosphere has made Local Color a favorite stop for our many friends from Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area, as well as for a lively and enthusiastic local following. We are open everyday from 10:00 to 5:00. We accept all major credit cards and we ship anywhere in the world.

 

THE GALLERY 

 

Gallery
Local Color Gallery opened in 1994 when six local artists began selling their work out of a converted two car garage in Bodega Bay, California.    We moved to our present location in 1997. Today, Local Color Artist Gallery and Custom Framing LLC is one of the most popular full service art galleries on the north coast.
The Local Color Gallery is Located in the BLUE WHALE CENTER . It's a 1/2 block west of Highway 1 down Eastshore Drive on the way to Bodega Head. Look on the right side just below Branscomb's Inn on the corner and right next to Seaweed Cafe.  One of the owners is always available to assist you.
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How to find us: 
Map
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SHOWS & EVENTS 

 

2008 Shows | Dates |  Reception
"Pottery--Art of the Earth"
 
November 22. 2008-January 4, 2009
 
Saturday
November 22
1-4 pm
Previous 2008 Shows

"Uniquely Bodega Bay"

Local Color Gallery Partners

January5 -
February 10

Saturday
Jan 5 
1-4 pm

"Floating World"
Inspired paintings by well-known 
Bodega Bay impressionist, 
Robert Devee  
featuring wood carvings by Barry Connell

February 16-
March 30

Saturday 
February 16
2-4 pm
"Glassworks '08 "
April 5 - May18
Saturday
April 5
1-4 pm
"Invited Artists" 
Irene Ehret ~ Mary Vaughan
Beverly Judd ~ Bob Sorani 
May 24 - June 29
Saturday
May 24
1-4pm
"Sonoma Imprints"
Jody Ship~ Judy Butler~Bob Sorani
July 5 - August 17
Saturday 
July 5
1-4 pm
"Abstracts, Autos & Assemblage"
JC Henderson, Tamra Sanchez &
Monty Monty 
August 23 - October 5
Saturday 
August 30
1-4 pm
"A Tribute to Gail Packer"
Oct. 11 - Nov. 16
Saturday 
October 11
1-4 pm

 

JANIE GROSMAN 
Gourd Art & Carved Eggs

 

Janie Grosman
"Gourds are very wood-like.  I love the fact that they can be sanded, carved, painted, drawn upon (wood burned) and used naturally when their crazy shapes and textures speak for themselves and suggest what should be done.  I hope you enjoy what I have created from a simple, humble, hard-shelled gourd."
Janie carved the eggs below with a high speed, air-compressed carving tool much like a dental drill.  Before carving, each egg was blown and the inside sterilized. Once the carving is completed, the piece is protected with a clear, acrylic spray which gives the piece a subtle sheen.
Whale
Emu eggs naturally have three layers of color: dark blue/green on the outer shell, then a light teal and the last layer (the thickness of a piece of paper!) is pure white. The layers of color provide wonderful shading and contrast to the image
Owl
Grapes
The Ostrich shell i s very hard and strong . The thickness of the Ostrich shell is usually about the same as a nickel. Once the piece is carved, sanded and finished it actually resembles a piece of fine bone china.

 

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MAGGIE BOLT 
Sculpture/Collage

 

"I have been working in clay since 1990 and enjoy creating functional vessels as well as sculptural pieces.  I handbuild all of my creations from either porcelain or stoneware...

From the many watercolors, monoprints and mixed media, I create the collages and the miniatures.  So many of the pieces that are cropped off of a watercolor or print during framing are so inspiring that I can't throw them away and they become interesting smaller pictures.  Experimenting with these bits and pieces can lead to great discoveries."

Figures
Cloth Monoprint
 
Cloth Monoprint
Collage

 

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Nan Moon 
Pit-Fired Pottery 

 

Pit firing is an ancient tradition of low-fired pottery.  No glazes are used; the colors and patterns are the result of the type of clay, the burnishing of the pot's surface and the combination of materials used in the firing. Nan shapes her pots on a wheel or by hand, burnishes it with a smooth, tumbled stone 3 or 4 times until a glossy surface is achieved, and then bisque fires at a very low temperature.  She then pit fires, often at the beach, placing the pots on a bed of sawdust sprinkled with seaweed or other color-producing materials, then covers it with dry cow dung and mixed woods. When the ashes are cool and the pots removed, she cleans them with a very fine steel wool and lightly buffs using a clear paste wax and soft cloth.

Nan has experimented with pit-firing for over 15 years.  She has sold her work at Gump's in San Francisco, Gallery One in Petaluma and the Sonoma Mission Inn.

 

 

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RON SUMNER 
Watercolors/Oils

 
 

Bodega Bay DockRon Sumner has been a professional artist for over 30 years.  He grew up in Menlo Park, Ca., one of five brothers. Ron attended the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland where he earned his BFA. 

"Since moving to Sonoma County two years ago, I have been drawn to the rural landscapes and scenes that suggest a simpler life.  In my paintings, I have combined my love of the rolling hills and my experience with animal portraiture.  I enjoy winding my way over country roads looking for photo opportunities of serene cows, sleek horses and saucy roosters that I can later turn into paintings.  I am interested in capturing the light and aura of these scenes in my artwork."

Lighthouse
California Quail

 

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NED LUZMOOR 
Paper Sculpture

 

 

Ned Luzmoor

"African Blue Heron"

 

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JUDY MCNEIL 
Ceramics

"Each piece of pottery has been hand thrown, decorated and fired by me.  Each piece is made of high fire stoneware.  All glazes are lead free. I  hope you enjoy your pottery.  It was a pleasure to make."

Tea Pot

 

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SHOWS & EVENTS 

 

2007 Shows

Dates
Reception

THE EARTH SMILES IN FLOWERS"JC Henderson
Flower interpretations by gallery artists.

4/7 - 5/13
Saturday April 7 
1-4 pm

"EARTHLY CREATIONS"Earthly Creations

Unique pottery, wood, glass & paper

5/19 - 6/17
Saturday May 19
1-4 pm

"ETCHED IN MEMORIES"
Etchings by Gail Packer, Rik Olson 
& Janie GrosmanEtched in Memories

6/23 - 7/22Janie Grosman
Saturday June 30 
1-4 pm
Rik Olson

"3 GUEST ARTISTS"
Jenette LeGrue--Oil Paitings
Nancy Winn--Papier Mache Scultpure
Lorraine Chapman--Silk Paintings 

7/28 - 8/26
Saturday July 28 
1-4 pm

"GLASSWORKS '07"

  • Libby Kirk
  • Linda Sweet
  • Sher Morris-Tice
  • Linda Weathers
 

 

9/1 - 9/30
Saturday September 1 
1-4 pm

"TAKE 5 WITH THE SUMNER BROTHERS "

10/6 - 11/11
Saturday October 6 
1-4 pm
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"ARTFUL GIFTS"
11/17 - 12/30
 
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View Past Shows

   

"Abstract Expressions "
Featuring an  impressive exhibit of contemporary paintings and sculpture by guest artists, Lesley Strother, Ken Berman, Jean Warren, Frank Schueler and Dale Morrow. 

"Cruisin' the County"
A journey through the colorful environment of Sonoma County scenery and vintage cars. All new paintings in watercolors and pastels by gallery artist,Tamra Sanchez. Guest artists Nan Moon & Joann Cassady display their Raku and pit-fired pottery.   

'Cruisin' the County' Nan Moon
Joann Cassady
Gail Packer Gail Packer
Introducing Gail Packer's "Bodega Head", the latest in the collection of limited edition etchings in her California Coast series.  Featuring decorative calabash gourds by Denise Jackson. >more... 
>View images from the reception

"3 for the Show!"3 for the Show!

Featuring paintings by JC Henderson & Sabina Walla,  clay sculpture and collage by Margaret Bolt. More about the show... 

Double Vision 
View pictures from the show and reception 
Don Bishop & Jody Shipp
Tamsen Donner &  JC Henderson
Justina Selinger & Tamra Sanchez
Mary Baum & Florence Brass
Nancy Ricciardi & Ron Sumner
Bill McMorrow & Gail Packer
 
New Dimensions 
View work from our guest artists 
Janet Charnofsky              
Janie Grosman
Ned Luzmoor
Tony Mininno
Sher Morris-Tice 
Ronald Pasquariello

Reflections of Sonoma 
Featuring:
Watercolorist Ron Sumner's extraordinary wild life paintings, seascapes and landscapes.
&
Barbara Hoffman's colorful and imaginative pottery. 

Gail Packer 
Celebrating Gail Packer's newest etching, "Bixby Bridge" in her series documenting extraordinary scenes from Big Sur going north along the California Coast. 
Dimitri Pavloff
Inside Passage--watercolor paintings of Alaska
Preview Dimitri's Alaska paintings 
Gifts Galore2006

2005 Shows

   

New Dimensions 

Oil paintings, paper sculpture, gourd art, fused glass & ceramics....featuring guest artists:
Janet Charnofsky              
Janie Grosman
Ned Luzmoor
Tony Mininno
Sher Morris-Tice 
Ronald Pasquariello 

 
July 2 - July31
2005 

July 2  1-4pm
2005

Double Vision 

Guest Artists and Gallery Artists display the same scene/location painted with their own unique perspective
Don Bishop & Jody Shipp
Tamsen Donner &  JC Henderson
Justina Selinger & Tamra Sanchez
Mary Baum & Florence Brass
Nancy Ricciardi & Ron Sumner
Bill McMorrow & Gail Packer 
 
April 16 - May 30, 2005
April 16
1-4 pm

REFLECTIONS OF SONOMA
Featuring:
Watercolorist Ron Sumner's extraordinary wild life paintings, seascapes and landscapes.
&
Barbara Hoffman's colorful and imaginative pottery. 


Sept 3- Sept 30 
2005 

September 3
  1-4pm

Gail Packer 
Celebrating Gail Packer's newest etching, "Bixby Bridge" in her series documenting extraordinary scenes from Big Sur going north along the California Coast. 
Dimitri Pavloff
Inside Passage--watercolor paintings of Alaska
Dimitri's Alaska paintings.


Oct. 8 - Nov. 6
2005
October 8
1-4 pm
Holiday Treasures Nov. 12-Dec. 31
November 12
1-4pm
 

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