Wide Open Spaces and John Angell – JUNE 2023

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 806-1507 – marketing@egfac.org



Elk Grove, May 1, 2023 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center presents Wide Open Spaces, an art competition, and Waterworks by John Angell in the Foyer Gallery June 3-22, 2023. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception and Awards Presentation on June 3 from 4-7PM.

The Center brings back our annual tradition of celebrating nature in Wide Open Spaces, an art competition show. Nature and outdoors have inspired countless people, provoking deep thought, strong friendships, and a rooted bond with earth. Revisit or discover your love of nature. The human spirit needs nature, and in every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Angell presents Waterworks, a series of photographic encaustic work in the Foyer Gallery in June. Water unites us and divides us; it both gives and takes life. It can be calm or ferocious and bring bounty or devastation. Water is essential to life. Waterworks blends my photographic images taken over the past several decades with my more recently found love of the encaustic wax process. Encaustic has a warmth, depth, fluidity and luster that only the wax can bring. Each piece is unique, one-of-a-kind, blurring the lines between painting and photography with strong textural elements.

Promotional Images for Press

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • May 2023: Abstractly Speaking annual art competition, Founding Members Art (15 Year Anniversary)
  • June 2023: Wide Open Spaces annual art competition, John Angell in the Foyer Gallery
  • July 2023: Fired Art competition

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and special events. The Center presents monthly fine art exhibitions, regional art competitions, a gift shop featuring functional art and jewelry, First Saturday public art receptions, adult workshops in a variety of art mediums, and the annual Elk Grove Festival of the Arts.

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events. We receive support from the City of Elk Grove, the Elk Grove Arts Commission, and the Elk Grove Citizen (in-kind).