Mark Coovelis

Mark Coovelis was born and raised in the Bay Area.  He studied literature at UC Berkeley and writing at San Francisco State.  His stories, which appeared in The City Lights Review, American Voice, Short Story Review, and The Idler (Canada), won the James D. Phelan Award from the San Francisco Foundation and the Rinehart Prize…

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Sandy Lindblad

Sandy Lindblad, a Grass Valley contemporary animal portrait artist, has a unique style between impressionism/expressionism.  Her creative art specializing in animals is created with passion, in a colorful, expressionistic manners, catching the feeling of cats, dogs, horses and other subjects in her paintings especially when creating a commission.  Using pastels and acrylics, Sandy enjoys seeing…

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Kritika Bala

Kritika is an artist-cum-engineer-cum-many-other-things. Her art comes from a deep seated desire to aid conservation efforts and animal welfare. A portion of all proceeds from sales and commissions is donated to such causes. Nature is the mainstay of all artistic inspiration for Kritika. Her endeavor is to bring that love and respect for Nature to…

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Kellen Dyer

Kellen Dyer is a Northern California figurative artist working mainly in oil paint on a large scale. Kellen’s works usually depict surrealistic dream aspects, the human figure, animals, and collage.

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Dale Laitinen

Dale Laitinen is known for his highly designed landscapes in watermedia and oil. He is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and Watercolor West. Author of Blue Shadow Country (Blurb.com). His video is The Language of Landscape in Watercolor.

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Jim Kalteren

Jim Kalteren is an artist, potter, and teacher who lives in Placerville, California. Jim attended the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and graduated with a degree in Art from California State University. He is the owner of American River Pottery and has a studio in Placerville for teaching students the art and craft…

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Shirley Manfredi

I am interested in the history of women from the hidden heroine of the Revolutionary generation to the obscure and bygone performers of the Wild West. These daring pioneering women, lived during extraordinary times that will never be repeated. They transformed the notion of female identity and the popular perception of acceptable roles, thus breaking…

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Taylor Graham is a volunteer search-and-rescue dog handler and serves as El Dorado County’s first poet laureate (2016-2018). She’s included in the anthologies Villanelles (Everyman’s Library) and California Poetry: From the Gold Rush to the Present (Santa Clara University). Her latest book is Uplift (Cold River Press).

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Lauren Lindley

My name is Lauren and I don’t just want to take your picture. I also want to laugh with you. I want to have a drink, or three, with you. I want to be adventurous with you. I want to become friends with you. I want to learn about you so that I can better…

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Stephanie Gabler

I am a freelance photographer, specializing in nature photography. I taught photography at Placerville Parks and Rec for 10 years and now offer private photography lessons. I believe in looking for the beauty in everyday things that most people may overlook.

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