SAC Open Studios, and Frank Blackwell – SEPTEMBER 2023

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



Elk Grove, August 1, 2023 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center presents member artwork during Sacramento Open Studios month, and Frank Blackwell’s “Through a Soldier’s Eyes” in the Foyer Gallery, September 2-21, 2023. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on September 2 from 4-7PM, and during Sacramento Open Studios Weekend Two September 16 and 17 from 11AM-4PM.

As part of VERGE Sacramento Open Studios, the Center will open September 16 and 17 for an exhibition of Gallery Artist work. Find us on the Open Studios Map and visit the Center during Week Two. This event is free and open to the public.

In the Foyer Gallery, Frank Blackwell presents Through a Soldier’s Eyes. A retired senior technical aeronautics illustrator for NASA, Blackwell has created over 200 drawings for space shuttle engines and for the Y22 and F-117’s. His specialties are oils, acrylics, and ink, and he shares his passion for historical military events and nature artwork.

Images for Press (Web Only)

All work below by Frank Blackwell. Images are in web-only resolution. High resolution images are being prepared.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • August 2023: BIG Art, and Dwight Head in the Foyer Gallery
  • September 2023: Sacramento Open Studios, Community Art Display, and Frank Blackwell in the Foyer Gallery
  • October 2023: California Gold group exhibition, and Vic Bicomong in the Foyer Gallery

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).