Guest Artists & Past Shows


James Cudziol
‘Visions of California’
July 1 – August 28

Reception at Art Walk – Saturday July 2, 5-8pm

JAMES CUDZIOL – ‘Bucktail Pond’ 36″ x 48″ – ‘Bucktail, Trinity River’ 24″ x 20″ – ‘Untitled

Artists Statement:
Weaving art history, color and light into my own personal vision of the California Landscape. Drawing on multiple sources from art history, including impressionism, pop art, abstract expressionism and surrealism I create my own personal vision of the California Landscape for the viewer. Breaking down shapes, using color and lines, then using values, tone and hues to create a vision for the viewer to see my own personal vision of the image. – James Cudziol

BIO:
James Cudziol is a fully licensed mental health professional (LMFT) with a long history of participation in the arts. He has been involved in gallery management, community arts, performance art, the theater arts in addition to painting and drawing for the last 40 years in one capacity or another.

James undergraduate training in the arts was a Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he received his BFA in painting in 1982.
M.A. Counseling Psychology, 2009 from National University, Stockton CA Campus

Past gallery associations and exhibitions:
Muncie Museum of Temporary Art, Muncie IN
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN
F. J. Michael’s Gallery – San Francisco CA
Trinity County Arts Council – Weaverville CA
Highland Art Center – Weaverville CA
Main Street Gallery, Weaverville, CA
Redding Airport Concourse, Redding, CA

“JOY” Our Invitational Art Show 🙂
June 2 – June 30
Reception at Art Walk Saturday June 4, 5-8pm

Come and enjoy the Art, the companionship of friends and neighbors, Elizabeth’s baked goods; because there is Joy in biting into a freshly baked scone, with the murmur of conversation all around and senses filled with color and form. This experience will be enhanced by the lively, varied and joyful music of Mary Jo Fiermonte, who will be playing out front in the lovely night air.

Join EarthDance in celebrating Moments of Joy in Art for the month of June. Kudos to the artists who show courage and vision in finding joy in the light on a hill, a moment of repose, a field of poppies, the look of love between friends, the pure joy of a puppy, the juxtaposition of poetry and visual art. Over 20 local artists and counting, some known and some new to EarthDance will share an exciting and renewing display of the Moments of Joy that we recognize emerging from our gratitude of what we have, moment by moment. Life is not always perfect, nor is it always joyful, and yet the artist in us embraces the Joy in the moment, and weaves it into the fabric of our lives. We are open Thursday ~ Sunday, 12–5


Guest Artist Lynne Pearson
‘Abstract Painting’ – April 1 – May 31, 2022

Lynne Pearson ‘Abstract Painting’

EarthDance is excited to show the abstract paintings of Redding artist Lynne Pearson for the months of April and May in their off-Main Gallery. The viewer is drawn to the bold colors and crisp lines of Lynne’s diverse abstracts. Lynne’s artistic nature has found expression in the visual arts since she retired from teaching. Lynne says, “My art is an expression of who I am.” She enrolled in an online Art2Life course while staying home during Covid restrictions which she says has helped her to begin and continue to create the art that she feels is within her. Her current direction is abstract art. She enjoys the challenge of play and intuition using color, line, shapes and texture. Lynne thanks her supportive husband for encouraging her on her artistic path.


‘Winter Into Spring’
Hand Dyed and Painted Silk Art Quilts
by Guest Artist Karel Hendee
February 5 – March 31, 2022

Karel Hendee Hand Dyed and Painted Silk Art Quilts

“I will meet you there, at the edge of the land and the sea, and lie down in wildflowers awaiting me” – Karel Hendee

Karel Krystin Hendee
Silk and Fiber Artist

I fell in love with silk and silk-painting when I was in my mid-twenties. After years of drafting and computer graphics in the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Oregon, I was thrilled with the free expression of dye oozing onto silk and the vibrant luminescent colors. My silk-paintings have evolved into art quilts through the years. I love combining the different fabrics with the silk to add contrasting texture and tone. Quilting the silk helps create angles and texture to catch the light in different ways. Piecing fabric together, like collage, is a very satisfying synthesis process. The end result of both silk-painting and fabric collage is unpredictable and mysterious. Each piece of art becomes an adventure.

My goals and aspirations as a fiber artist are both personal and communal. I find art to be the most helpful tool for me to explore and feel connected with the natural world, and to convey to others the beauty and fragility of our living environment. When I work with fabric and piece things together, I feel an integrative healing power come alive inside me. I love to combine unusual fabrics and create hints of mysticism. I enjoy celebrating the mysterious and miraculous qualities within and all around us. If my work expresses the spiritual beauty and playfulness of the natural world to others, then I feel my mission is accomplished. I believe we are longing for connection and harmony more than ever, and I dedicate my art toward a vision of cultivating peace on earth.

Winter Into Spring

This exhibit of painted silk art quilts consists of images to honor that sacred time of year where we bring one year to a close and yearn for a new beginning. 2021 was an extremely challenging year both personally and globally and I am entering 2022 with a tender yet hopeful heart. As the days slowly grow longer, there is a lot stirring underground and inside of things, and I feel this is very true for me. Deep inner self-care now will help me meet the seasons and challenges ahead with more resilience, vigor, and grace. As I look out the window of my house, and see the blackened and singed trees and woods that burned in the River Fire last August, I realize this is a form of alchemy. No, there is no going back, only forward and I want to step into that “newness” with openness. Through art, I hope to heal, change, and evolve with the land and emerge from the ashes with a heart of gold.


Pam and Elizabeth celebrate Year One at EarthDance – March 2022

EarthDance Studios and Gallery is celebrating their one year anniversary at the March Art Walk! Come and enjoy the art, conversation, live music from the dynamic duo Rick Merwin and John Garrett, good food and drink to help Pam and Elizabeth mark this milestone in their budding business. They continue with a second month of Karel Hendee’s wonderful hand painted and quilted silk wall hangings. Karel says “I am a lover of nature, of flowers and soil, of poetry and dance, of seeking and learning. As an artist, I primarily paint on silk and incorporate collage, appliqué, and quilting techniques to enhance design, texture, and depth.” Cindy Andrews joins the textile arts show with her lovely quilt designs. The gallery continues with the textile art of Herzie Ashlakhani, Barbara Jud and Chris Williams-Benoit.

EarthDance wishes to thank all who have supported EarthDance this year in many ways. Hats off to our current Gallery volunteers, Corky Eggert, Stephanie Scarborough and Russell Spagle. A big thank you to Hugh Ashley and Michael Pollici who have helped out with designing and arranging the Framing Studio. Special recognition goes to our featured artists Sharon Crabill, Judy Abbott, Linda Corr, John Garret, Juanita Gonzalez, Susan Alexander, Pam Lewis, and to the Festival of Light and holiday artists, Katie Quinn, Gary Jensen, Barbara Jud, Chris Williams-Benoit, Herzie Ashlakhani, Lauri Falcon, Laura and Ted Dawson, Marietta Modl, Taylor and Danyel Aglipay. A big thank you to Pam Lewis, who has been a part of EarthDance from the beginning, painting our beautiful signs, developing our website, wonderful business cards and being a valuable presence in EarthDance with her fantastic art.

Pam and Elizabeth send their appreciation to the Trinity County Arts Council for their fantastic support of their gallery as with the other galleries and arts endeavors in Trinity County, and to Lani Lott with the Small Business Development Council for her advice and support. And finally, their sincere thank you to their wonderful landlord, John Garrett, who is giving EarthDance this opportunity in this perfect building.

EarthDance looks forward to celebrating their successful first year with their community, and to another fantastic year at 140 S. Miner Street, Weaverville


2021 Festival of Light is a fundraiser for Art, Music and Dance lessons for the children of Trinity County. Festivities will include Dutch Auction, Art & Craft Vendors, Video Recitals of Kids & Hot Soup Lunch at selected local restaurants.
EarthDance will feature 10 Festival Artists for Art Walk Nov 6, 5-8pm and the show will remain through Dec 28 [list below].
Profits from art sales will be donated to the Festival of Light.
For more info, visit the Trinity County Arts Facebook page and/or website:
https://www.facebook.com/TrinityCountyArts http://www.trinitycountyarts.org

E A R T H T O N E S
A mixed media show featuring Art works by
EarthDance Owners Pam Yearout, Elizabeth Watson & Guest Pam Lewis
that incorporate and are influenced by nature
September 3 to November 4, 2021

Guest Artist :: Pam Lewis
Tipi Accent Lamps :: Painted Gourds :: Paintings & Prints :: Totem Cards
Pam lives on a ranch in Northern Sonoma County along the Russian River.
For over 30 years she worked as a graphic artist, specializing in: illustration, branding, logo design, marketing and promotional materials for the wine industry.
In 2005 Pam took up painting. Pam’s art and crafts are Influenced by nature and her travels through the West, exploring ancient historic sites, parks, monuments, tribal reservations, and wildlife refuges.

EarthDance Owners/Artists :: Pam Yearout & Elizabeth Watson
Gemstone Jewelry :: Watercolor Paintings :: Prints & Cards
Artists Pam Yearout & Elizabeth Watson live in Lewiston and have been influential in supporting the Arts in Trinity County for many decades. They are the originators of the Festival of Light and prior to EarthDance Art Studios & Gallery, they owned Our Space Gallery in Weaverville.
Pam has been drawing and creating art for years, and after retiring Elizabeth began painting, and together, out of a mutual love for stones, they began scouring rock and mineral shows in the Southwest and creating Gemstone Jewlery. Beyond beauty, the stones they choose have spiritual and healing properties and are fashioned into beautiful wearable art with a proprietary wire scroll method. Both Pam and Elizabeth favor watercolor painting – Pam’s paintings are mostly plein air – Elizabeth’s tell colorful stories.


Guest Artists July/August 2021:
John Garrett, Susan Alexander & Juanita Gonzalez

John Garrett says “I have been doing, thinking, organizing, creating, collaborating and teaching so many venues in the arts for a real long time. Looking back on all the service I’ve done in the name of the arts in this Trinity co, I am gratefully and gloriously tired.
As an arts educator I find myself blessed with all the schools, teachers and students of all ages that have come and gone in my tenure. In the 30 years here in the county I’ve taught old and young to paint pictures, write songs, and make everything with clay and the basics of drawing in a fun and giggly way.
The pursuits and statements of my own work I can say this, I relish in the fact that I can work in a variety of mediums and techniques that can be functional or be stand alone artworks. The work I do is whimsical, surreal, humorous, serious and at times cathartic. I like to champion the underdog and the struggle we all face at one moment to the next. I’ve never shied away from the delicate or the controversial. Really though if my buttons are not being pushed I would rather build beautiful things for all to enjoy. I am very happy to be in this show at Earth Dance with two of my favorite artists. Susan Alexander, and my art partner and love Juanita Gonzalez. Please enjoy my layered glass works of ceramic and glass.”

Susan Alexander has lived in Trinity County for several decades, taught art in the public schools and is an active member of the Trinity County Arts Council. She is retired, draws late into the night and does ceramics or painting during the day. This show will include a selection of clay clocks, a few paintings and several “covid” drawings – drawings done during this past year which are mostly studies in value- creating perception of depth without color. Susan is well known in the community for her ink drawings, both black and white and colored, which are fanciful, intricate, spiritual and quite beautiful and varied. She also excels in ceramics, having become famous for her animal clocks, frogs and other creatures. More recently Susan has taken up oil painting, and created some wonderful landscapes. Susan creates animal portraits on request, and does an amazing job of capturing the spirit and personality of each animal.

Juanita Gonzalez-Garrett is a mixed media artist who loves creating small metal works, stained glass, ceramic sculptures, and prophetic paintings that bring beauty and redemption to her audience.
“Decades ago, I left Claremont, my hometown in Southern California, where I grew up in a very large artistic family of 16. I was number 14!! I must say it was quite an experience living with a family of creatives; they nor I knew how deeply they would influence me and impact my life as an artist. I was exposed to ceramics, painting, drawing, sewing, and music. These same elements have become my passion in my creativity. I strive to bring beauty and a message of redemption to my work bench whether I design and create stained glass, jewelry, ceramics or painting prophetic art.”
Juanita learned the art of jewelry making and later stained glass with a mentor, Alice Ritchey in the late ‘60s. She continues to create her wonderful designs in jewelry and her work in stained glass led to a job in the 90s “a single woman working in a man’s world” fixing broken stained glass windows and building new windows. “This gave me the opportunity to work on my precision skills.
Juanita subsequently acquired an A.S. degree in Horticulture, and later graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Art Education with a focus in ceramics. “In Weaverville (all most 4 years) I’ve become a Studio Artist who desires to continue to connect with God as this relationship is my inspiration, ingenuity, and creativity.”


Judy Abbott – Chico, California / Guest Artist May/June 2021:

“I have been doing art for 5 years. My art is unique, creative, and clever. I love the whimsical and I also like to create charming ladies and couples in nature scenes. I use shadow boxes and my own photos to create warm and inviting scenes (using driftwood, sea glass etc).

I started my art using feathers almost entirely and created feather designs on handcrafted wood boxes. The wood is from our local orchards here in Butte County (olive, black walnut, apple, cherry etc). My owls, raccoons, cats, and other creations have hand painted glass eyes that follow you. Our wood hearts are a favorite of many people and we continue to make these each year with different sizes available.

Drifters Series is my favorite to create, and I would label as my signature art. I use my own photos as the backdrop. I balance my driftwood and rocks to make your eyes have a genuine and gentle flow across the frame to see the rest of the subject. I use many different materials found in nature: ocean pebbles, beach glass, driftwood, twigs, pinecones, feathers, obsidian, dried flowers and plants and shells.

I continue to add different types of art each year, usually mixed media. For 2 years now I have been using alcohol ink to create vibrant colored framed art. The alcohol ink art is landscapes, dreamscapes, abstracts, and seascapes. I started using polymer clay with driftwood to create the Wee Drifters and landscapes out of clay on the wood. This unique art comes from my busy imagination.”


Sharon Cabrill / Guest Artist March/April 2021

EarthDance Studios and Gallery is delighted to host Sharon Crabill for a second month, with an additional eight paintings to delight your senses. To the fine display of masterfully painted landscapes from the March show, Sharon has added a selection of her truly wonderful still life paintings. Sharon’s still lifes evoke feelings of home, in days gone by, and of making beauty a priority in our homes today. Sharon moved to Redding in 1988 from her birthplace in Southern California, and is pleased to be a part of the growing community of artists in Shasta County. “My interest in art goes back to my early childhood years. I often joke that I started painting because as a child I could never stay in the lines. But it was through my childhood attraction to color and shape that I have developed a lifelong love of art. The color books soon turned to blank sheets of paper, and my life as an artist began.”

Sharon studied painting and design at Shasta College, Figure Drawing and 3-D design at the University of South Alabama, and has participated in various artist’s workshops and classes. Sharon has discovered the world of light and magic through paint. “It is my euphoric vision of nature and the world around me that I strive to create for others to enjoy.” Sharon hopes to provide an opportunity for others to enjoy her paintings in their homes. She is offering a one-time 25% discount on her paintings, for this show at EarthDance. Come to 140 Miner Street, Weaverville, corner of Oregon and Miner, to visit the new EarthDance Studios and Gallery, with Pam Yearout and Elizabeth Watson. Take in the beauty of Sharon Crabill’s paintings along with the work of Pam and Elizabeth, including EarthDance Jewelry. EarthDance will remain open for the Cruise, from 5 – 8, on Saturday April 3.

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