This is Surreal, and Vic Bicomong – SEPTEMBER 2022

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

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THIS IS SURREAL, AND VIC BICOMONG – SEPTEMBER 3-22, 2022

Elk Grove, August 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present This is Surreal, an art competition show, and Vic Bicomong in the Foyer Gallery, September 3-22, 2022. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on September 3 from 4-7PM.

In our final art competition of 2022 we are tapping into the hidden reservoirs of artist creativity in a show that is heavily influenced by the art of Dada. Artists were asked to activate their unconscious minds to defy logic to create works that evoke randomness, spontaneity, and dream-like scenes.

The Center will also exhibit The Eclectic Artist Vic L. Bicomong in the Foyer Gallery. A self-taught artist, Bicomong is known for the diversity of styles in his work, allowing a gallery to appear as though multiple artists are showing at the same time. Bicomong is retired from the Elk Grove Post Office, has completed mural work in San Francisco, and now shares his artistic talent with the local community and his family.

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is pleased to participate in Sacramento Open Studios on September 17 and 18 at the Center, with work displayed by our affiliate and associate artists. The Center will be open 11AM-4PM each day.

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  • The Center is accepting work for This is Surreal through August 15. Images of juried work will be available after this date.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • August 2022: Thomas A. Sellas in the Foyer Gallery, and BIG Art at EGFAC
  • September 2022: This is Surreal competition show, Vic Bicomong in the Foyer Gallery, and Sacramento Open Studios (September 17 and 18 at the Center)
  • October 2022: EGFAC Annual Art Tour, Polly LaPorte and Robert Gonsowski in the Foyer Gallery
  • November and December 2022: EGFAC Annual Small Treasures and Gifts from the Heart holiday exhibitions

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 two annual community events (Elk Grove Festival of the Arts, EGFAC Art Tour).

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).

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Thomas A. Sellas, and BIG Art at EGFAC – AUGUST 2022

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

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THOMAS A. SELLAS, AND BIG ART AT EGFAC – AUGUST 6-25, 2022

Elk Grove, July 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present American River and Greece Paintings by Thomas A. Sellas, and BIG Art at EGFAC by the Center’s represented artists, August 6-25, 2022. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on August 6 from 4-7PM.

Sellas presents new work featuring American River scenes and paintings from the Greek island of Paros in a summertime collection. A local fine artist and graduate of Sacramento State, Sellas taught art in the Elk Grove Unified School District for over 30 years, and specializes in local river scenes, abstracts, and the landscapes of Greece and the Aegean.

The Center also presents BIG Art at EGFAC by our represented artists as we fill the walls with oversized landscapes, still life, and figurative paintings. Artists were asked to stretch themselves and their canvases to create new work suitable for statement pieces on large walls in homes, offices, and major collections.

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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • July 2022: All Creatures Great and Small competition show, and the Community Art Display
  • August 2022: Thomas A. Sellas in the Foyer Gallery, and BIG Art at EGFAC
  • September 2022: This is Surreal competition show, Vic Bicomong in the Foyer Gallery, and Sacramento Open Studios (September 17 and 18 at the Center)

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 two annual community events (Elk Grove Festival of the Arts, EGFAC Art Tour).

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).

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All Creatures Great and Small – JULY 2022

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

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ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL – JULY 2-28, 2022

Elk Grove, June 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present All Creatures Great and Small, an annual art competition show July 2-28, 2022. This year’s competition is judged by local artist Yvonne Bonacci. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on July 2 from 4-7PM.

Our July art competition show features animals of all sizes, colors and shapes. Artists were asked to express themselves in a fun and creative way to show the essence of an animal they find interesting. All artwork in this show is newly created work that has not been seen in previous competition at the Center. Artists present animal themes in all mediums.

The Center will award cash prizes for Best of Show, and 1st and 2nd Place artists.

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The Center is collecting work for the competition through Jun 19, 2022. Promotional / Media image below.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • June 2022: Wide Open Spaces competition show
  • July 2022: All Creatures Great and Small competition show

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 two annual community events (Elk Grove Festival of the Arts, EGFAC Art Tour).

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).

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Wide Open Spaces – JUNE 2022

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

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WIDE OPEN SPACES – JUNE 4-23, 2022

Elk Grove, May 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present Wide Open Spaces, an art competition show June 4-23, 2022. This year’s competition is judged by Teresa Steinbach Garcia. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on June 4 from 4-7PM.

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.

The Center will award cash prizes for Best of Show, and 1st and 2nd Place artists.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

  • May 2022: 10th Annual Open Fine Arts Competition, Swell by Amy Vidra in the Foyer Gallery, Stop Stigma Sacramento (Mental Health Month curated exhibition)
  • June 2022: Wide Open Spaces competition show
  • July 2022: All Creatures Great and Small competition show

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 events. The Center is located 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).

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10th Annual Open Fine Arts, and Swell – MAY 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 685-5992 – marketing@elkgrovefineartscenter.org

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10TH ANNUAL OPEN FINE ARTS, AND SWELL – MAY 7-26, 2022

Elk Grove, April 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present the 10th Annual Open Fine Arts Competition, and Swell by Amy Vidra, May 7-26, 2022. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on May 7 from 4-7PM.

The annual Open Fine Arts Competition, now in its 10th year, presents regional and national artists in six primary categories of drawing and pastel, sculpture and mixed-media, oil, acrylic, water media, and photography. This popular juried show awards cash prizes and ribbons for Best of Show, First, and Second place winners.

In the Foyer Gallery in May, Amy Vidra presents Swell, a collection of work representing the swell of the tides, emotions, and the movements of the world. The artist will present a talk, free to the public, on Saturday, May 21 at 5PM at the Center.

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The Center is still collecting work for the Open Fine Arts Competition. Images will be available after jurying on April 17. Images below for Swell, by Amy Vidra.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • April 2022: Rob Bonslett in the Foyer Gallery, the Elk Grove Festival of the Arts (April 30)
  • May 2022: 10th Annual Open Fine Arts Competition, Swell by Amy Vidra in the Foyer Gallery
  • June 2022: Wide Open Spaces competition show

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 events. The Center is located at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events.

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Elk Grove Festival of the Arts – APRIL 30, 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 685-5992
marketing@egfac.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ELK GROVE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS – APRIL 30, 2022

Elk Grove, March 14, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present the First Annual Elk Grove Festival of the Arts on April 30, 2022 from 10AM-6PM at the Old Town Plaza at 9615 Railroad Street in Elk Grove. This event is graciously sponsored by the City of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Arts Commission.

Introducing our community to the diverse world of the visual arts is the mission of the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. Through partnerships with local small businesses, performing and visual arts organizations, and city representatives, we are pleased to present this first annual event. Join us for fine art booths, live music and performances, food and wine, a Kids Zone, plus a youth arts show. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Additional Partners

  • Promotional Partners: ARDENT for life and Good Day Sacramento
  • Wine provided by McConnell Estates Winery
  • Food Trucks sponsored by Food in the Hood 916
  • Kids Zone sponsored by American River Family Counseling
  • Explorations in Art presented by Elk Grove Unified School District visual arts, curated by Freddy Santana

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 events. The Center is located at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events.

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Rob Bonslett – APRIL 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 685-5992
marketing@elkgrovefineartscenter.org

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ROB BONSLETT – APRIL 2-28, 2022

Elk Grove, March 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present Elk Grove’s Creekside Parkway, a Plein Air Collection by Rob Bonslett, April 2-28 with an opening reception on First Saturday April 2 from 4-7PM.

For over two years I have been creating on location, a body of work using brush, pencil and paint, one of Elk Grove’s finest treasures… The parkway that skirts Laguna Creek to the east of SR 99. A vast array of flora and fauna await outdoor enthusiasts of all forms. The creek runs year round in the area, where many species of migrating waterfowl stop by as well as score of indigenous songbirds. Fishing birds, reptiles and many mammals have kept up residence in the beautiful parkway, where they are easily spotted in this rich natural environment. – Rob Bonslett

Guests are welcome at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center while wearing masks or face coverings for the safety of all visitors and staff.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

  • March 2022: Sgraffito Expressions, and Gather and Textology (concurrent to the NCECA annual conference), and Center Participating Artists
  • April 2022: Rob Bonslett in the Foyer Gallery, the Elk Grove Festival of the Arts
  • May 2022: 10th Annual Open Fine Arts 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 events. The Center is located at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events.

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Gather and Textology – MARCH 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 685-5992
marketing@elkgrovefineartscenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GATHER AND TEXTOLOGY – MARCH 16-19, 2022

Elk Grove, February 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present GATHER and TEXTOLOGY, two ceramics shows running concurrently with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts regional event, March 16-19, 2022. Join us for the NCECA Special Event Reception on March 17, 2022, from 4:30-9:30PM at the Center.

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is a dynamic organization that inspires global
advancement and appreciation of the field through programs, exhibitions, opportunities and
resources. The annual conference FERTILE GROUND will be shown in galleries and museums across the Sacramento region from March 16-19, 2022.

GATHER features works by Chotsani Elaine Dean, Rachel Eng, Jesse Ring, Dennis Ritter (coordinator), Amy Santoferraro, Grace Tessein, and Casey Whittier. TEXTOLOGY includes Stephanie Lanter, Dawn Holder, Emily O’Keeffe Connell, Kwan Jeong, Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Mimi Joung, Nicole Seisler, Thomas Muller, and Xia Zhang.

Also showing during the month of March, regularly displayed works by Center represented artists.

Guests are welcome at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center while wearing masks or face coverings for the safety of all visitors and staff.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

  • February 2022: Mark Dendy in the Foyer Gallery and Community Art Display
  • March 2022: Gather and Textology, concurrent to the NCECA annual conference, and Center Participating Artists

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 events. The Center is located at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events.

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Mark Dendy and Community Art Display – FEBRUARY 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 685-5992
marketing@elkgrovefineartscenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARK DENDY AND COMMUNITY ART DISPLAY – FEBRUARY 5-24, 2022

Elk Grove, January 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present SEEING THE WORLD IN BLACK AND WHITE by Mark Dendy, and the COMMUNITY ART DISPLAY, February 5-24, 2022. Join us for a First Saturday Art Reception on February 5, 2022, from 4-7PM at the Center.

Mark Dendy has a passion for photography and has been commissioned for projects in fashion, glamour, and architecture. The purpose of his black and white series is to invite the viewer to discover the intricate details in each work that might otherwise be shrouded by color. Dendy encourages collectors to study, ponder, and appreciate the world around us by focusing on these details.

Also showing in February the Community Art Display, a regular rotation of works by local artists in all mediums and available for purchase.

Guests are welcome at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center while wearing masks or face coverings for the safety of all visitors and staff.

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All works in this series are untitled black and white photography by W. Mark Dendy.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • January 2022: Abstractly Speaking (competition show)
  • February 2022: Mark Dendy in the Foyer Gallery and Community Art Display
  • March 2022: Special Event NCECA Ceramics Show and Center Participating Artists

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 events. The Center is located at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events.

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Abstractly Speaking – JANUARY 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 685-5992
marketing@elkgrovefineartscenter.org

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ABSTRACTLY SPEAKING – JANUARY 1-27, 2022

Elk Grove, December 1, 2021 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present ABSTRACTLY SPEAKING, an art competition show, January 1-27, 2022. Join us for a First Saturday Art Reception on January 1, 2022, from 4-7PM at the Center.

Abstractly Speaking, abstract art can touch the emotions in a fresh, raw and powerfully direct way.  Art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. This art competition show is judged by award-winning abstract painter Amy Vidra.

The deadline for entry into this art competition is December 13, 2021, and prize winners will be announced and awarded at the January 1, 2022 reception.

Guests are welcome at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center while wearing masks or face coverings for the safety of all visitors and staff.

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The entry deadline for this exhibition is December 13, 2021. The Center is currently in the entry and art intake process. High-resolution images for press will be available mid-December.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

  • December 2021: Small Treasures and the Small Item Gift Boutique
  • January 2022: Abstractly Speaking (competition show)

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 events. The Center is located at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events.

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