Jacquie Cordova painted this view of the Yosemite Valley. Photos submitted

Lassen County Arts Council announces exhibit, July 6 reception

The Lassen County Arts Council announces it will hold a reception for two local artists — Sally Posner and Jacqueline Cordova — from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 6.

The show has been on display since June 3 and runs through the month of July. Gallery hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 49 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and by appointment.

For more information, call the gallery at 257-5222 or email [email protected]

or go to lassencountyartscouncil.org.

 

Sally Posner

Sally 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.

Artist Sally Posner painted this scenic landscape.

Sally 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 travels, and it is more meaningful to her than photographs.

In the 1970s, Sally 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 also served terms as a board member of Plumas Arts. She regularly shows work at Main Street Artists and the Plumas Arts Gallery in Quincy, and the Back Room Gallery in Chester. Sally 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

 

Jacqueline Cordova

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,” said Jacquie of the Almanor Basin/Lassen County area.

Adept in many genres, including painting, drawing and hand building pottery, Jacquie has shared her work as an artist, teacher and advocate for children and artistic activities. Jacquie will exhibit paintings, drawings and ceramics.