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The Contemporary Look

I just wanted to share a quick note on my paintings that might not be obvious unless you come to one of my gallery shows! Recently I’ve been using cradled hardboard instead of canvas for some of my works. Instead of painting on a canvas stretched onto a frame, the cradled hardboard format allows me […]

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The Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members and officers

Story Date:  6/9/11 The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has announced that Carol R. Smith, Ed. D. will serve as the Chair of RACC’s board for a second year, and Lina G…

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Did you Know?

Los Carneros Evening, pastel by Janis Ellison

Pastel is not colored chalk. Pastel is pure pigment– the same pigment used in making all fine art paints. It is the most permanent of all media when applied to a permanent ground and properly framed. There is no oil to cause darkening or cracking, nor other substance or medium to cause fading or blistering. Pastels from the 16th Century exist today, as fresh and alive as the day they were painted! Learn more about this medium…

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