The Lassen County Arts Council announced its new show on display in June and July features paintings by Sally Posner and Jacqueline Cordova.
The show opens Thursday, June 3 and the gallery is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.
A reception for the artists may be held in July.
Sally Posner has been a resident of the area since 1964. She and her late husband Rob, and their two sons made their home at Lake Almanor. She taught art, and architectural drawing at Lassen Community College and some art classes for Feather River College. She also had her own business designing houses and drawing plans.
Although she had these day jobs, she has always been a producing artist. With Jane Braxton Little, they published the book, “Plumas Sketches,” a history of Plumas County told through its historical architecture. Her children’s book, “A is for Almanor”, is a local best seller.
Posner is an active member of Plumas Arts, Main Street Artists Gallery, and the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society. She works in watercolor and oils, pen and ink, and gouache. Her painting subjects are landscapes, figures, architecture, pets, flowers and still life. Drawing inspiration from her extensive travels as well as Lassen and Plumas counties, she often works plein air, which is painting on site.
The plein air paintings are sometimes inspiration for larger and more complex studio paintings. She enjoys plein air because it is spontaneous, quick and unrestricted. For her, it is a great way to record her travel, and is more meaningful to her than photographs.
In the 1970s, Posner was a member of the first art co-op in Quincy. They had a successful gallery in East Quincy. She was also part of the art co-op at Epilog Books, and she also served terms as a board member of Plumas Arts.
She regularly shows work at Main Street Artists, the Plumas Arts Gallery in Quincy and the Back Room Gallery in Chester. Posner has displayed her art in many venues in Plumas and Lassen counties, as well as Chico and Palm Springs. She has been part of numerous shows and won prizes for her work.
Last year she won First Place in the Plein Air at the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society show. She has won the award of Excellence at the California State Fair in Sacramento twice. She has taught workshops in Plumas County, Lassen Park, Red Bluff, Mendocino etc.
To see more of Sally’s work, visit her website: SallyPosner.com.
Jacquie Cordova’s artist’s passion is fueled by love of the creative process, the various mediums in which she works and the mountains surrounding her home.
“Living in this extraordinary area continues to inspire me,” Cordova said of the Almanor Basin/Lassen County area.
Adept in many genres, including painting, drawing and hand-building pottery, Cordova has shared her work as an artist, teacher, and advocate for children and artistic activities. Jacquie will exhibit paintings, drawings and ceramics.