Rose Cudaback & Elizabeth McClellan - the art
July 10 - August 28
Rose Cudaback started her first Steam Punk Art project in February of 2019. She researched the medium and found that it is inspired by the writings of Jules Verne, the first Science Fiction Writer. Mr. Verne wrote all of his works in French, so anyone who is reading them in English is reading a translation, which should be borne in mind.
The works in this collection of Steam Punk Art are to be viewed as a fanciful rendition of artifacts of physical objects as they may have been discovered years after their existence in one of Mr. Verne’s stories, or part of the lives of his characters.
The stories represented here are Around the World in 80 Days, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious Island, Among the Cannibals, The Mighty Orinoco, The Steam House Part 1: Cawnpore and Part 2: Tigers and Traitors.
Rose Cudaback lives in Shasta Lake. She was born in Pasadena, California, she is 78 and she wears tennis shoes.
Rose has worked in a lot of different media, including clay sculpture, fabric design, and pine needle basketry.
She was asked to participate in the Local Artist displays at the Heritage Coffee Roaster in Shasta Lake, in February of 2019. She decided to try a new medium and did some research of Steam Punk Art. She discovered the writings of Jules Verne and decided that his stories were going to be her inspiration. And the rest is history.
Drawing is my passion. My mediums are pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, acrylic, Etch-A-Sketch, clay, sticks, wool and with my finger on dirty car windows. My subjects range from what I see and observe to details of dreams. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University at California Davis and moved to San Francisco to continue in the arts. I lived there for 27 years making portraits, illustration and paintings as well as teaching art at the Children’s Day School. Two years ago I moved myself and my mom to Redding because we both needed roommates. Now we are reinventing ourselves, embracing new challenges and living happily ever after.
I grew up in Redding where trees are taller than buildings and there are volcanos, rivers, lakes, and mountain ranges always in view. This is where I learned the love of nature and tiny details. I moved to S.F. after college and joined figure drawing groups, portrait groups and artist guilds. I participated in shows, sold works and created murals for coffee shops and private homes.
For 27 years I was the art teacher at Children’s Day School and created textile, ceramics, and digital drawing programs. During this time I was a guest artist at the Turtle Bay Museum and the S.F. Jewish community center, making art with people from ages 2 to 92.
In 2007 I started a visual notes business inspired by my work on the school board. This work has grown to include a variety of clients from Kaiser to Carnegie Mellon, Agile Open California, and recently for Far Northern and R.E.A.C.H. Independent Living Services.
Publications: Career highlights include the publication of a children’s book entitled, ‘Stop This Birthday.’ (Chronicle Books 2005) Other publications can be found in the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today & Pacifica Tribune. Recent cover design for book: Life Lessons From Great Teachers, Ackerly, Xlibris Press 2020
Real-Time Drawing: Visual Notes Artist. Clients who have used my services are Agile Open Ca, PMI-BayAPLN, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, & Kaiser Permanente. Currently working with R.E.A.C.H. Independent Living Services doing visual notes for non-verbal clients.
Guest Artist: Ah Haa School Telluride & Anderson Art Ranch both in Colorado. TurtleBay Museum Redding Ca. Jewish Community Center San Francisco Ca.
Currently working as Business Mentor for artist Naomi Rose through the We Care A Lot Foundation. Summer plans include growing tomatoes, sunflowers and hops, looking after my parents and painting pet portraits.
21st Annual Juried High School Art Competition
March 13 - April 10
This is an online gallery of the 21st Annual Juried High School Art Competition.
Juror: David C. Anderson
Complete display of each work exhibited will be available here. Please note, our Old City Hall gallery is temporarily closed as a preventative measure to curb potential spread of the Covid-19 disease.
Seeing is Believing
January 10 - February 22
Seeing is Believing – photography by James Canter, Harvey Spector and S.J. Luke.
It’s the 21st Century. There are literally millions upon millions of photographs taken every year. Some impulse, some essential instinct, perhaps, dwells inside human beings that makes us want to record, to preserve even the most mundane moments of our fleeting time on this earth.
Then there are those of us who make photography into an all-consuming hobby or even a profession. We take the “seeing” and spend a lot of time and resources converting it into something material, even going so far as to hang it on a wall and hope that others might eventually “believe”.
Let us take you along on our journey. Come, see.
Show runs: January 10 – February 22.
This exhibition is part of the Annual Redding Cultural Cruise on Friday, January 31.
James Canter, Harvey Spector and S.J. Luke