Painters Club featured at Lincoln Arts

Art in Lincoln column
By: Paul Apfel, Special to The News Messenger
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Lincoln Arts kicks off March art activities with the “Giving Back” show featuring the Lincoln Hills Painters Club. The Lincoln Hills painters will donate five percent of each of their sales to one of four Lincoln nonprofits with Lincoln Arts providing a matching contribution. The nonprofit recipients include Lincoln Archives-Native Sons of the Golden West, Saint Vincent de Paul Church, the Lighthouse and Ride-to-Walk. Lincoln Arts will host a wine-and-cheese reception, which is open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. The exhibit runs through April 8. Umpqua Bank opened its art exhibit Tuesday with Lincoln High School. This show will continue through April 12. We note with considerable sadness the imminent closing of The Place! at the corner of 5th and G streets. This unique art gallery and gift shop has been a colorful addition to Lincoln’s downtown art scene for the past 18 months and we are going to miss them. While it has generally had a successful run, circumstances have changed and the gallery cannot continue under the current ownership. Efforts to find new owners have been unsuccessful. But The Place! is not closed yet. So there’s still an opportunity to browse and find unique art. Mina’s Coffee Shop in the Lincoln Hills shopping center at the corner of Del Webb Boulevard and Sun City Boulevard is currently hosting paintings from the Lincoln Hills Art Association. This show continues until Saturday when it will be replaced by photographic art works from the Lincoln Hills Photography Group. That show runs through June 10. We doff our artists’ berets to the Lincoln Hills Fine Arts Show Committee for having just completed its eighth annual exhibit where 66 Lincoln Hills artists displayed 251 works. This year’s sales ran slightly ahead of last year, according to show chairperson Joyce Bisbee. First place went to James Brunk for his oil rendering of the North Yuba River Canyon. Second-place honors went to Lauren Lane for a segmented hand-turned bowl, “Navajo,” while Terry Banderas captured third-place honors with an ink-and-watercolor painting, “Loomis Drug Store.” The People’s Choice award went to photography artist Allen Adler. Rhonda Campbell will be a featured artist in Roseville’s Blue Line Gallery’s “Medley of Masterpieces” juried exhibit which runs March 2 through April 2. Paul Apfel writes on art in and around Lincoln. Contact him at