First Friday Art Walk June 1st 2018

Women In Art

This exhibition is dedicated to the spirit and creativity of all women artists.

Work by 4 women artists will be showcased, from jewelry, watercolors, pastel, pen and ink and acrylics painting’s. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, June 1, 2018

Sheri Greves Neilson

Sheri Greves-Neilson has been a professional artist for more than 35 years. Throughout those years she has won many awards for her drawings and paintings. Her favorite medium is watercolor, but she enjoys also working in pencil and oil. Her work has appeared on the cover of Western Horseman and in such magazines as Art of the West, American Artist, and Equus. Veterinarian/author David Carlton and publisher Bridgeline Press chose Sheri’s work for the covers of his books of memoirs. Sheri has exhibited at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Az., the Tucson Museum of Art in Tucson, Az., the Phippen Museum, in Prescott, Az., the AQHA Hall of Fame in Amarillo, Tx., the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wy. and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Although her formal education was as a doctor of chiropractic, she has studied at the Scottsdale Artists School and privately with various artists she admires. Sheri has judged the California State Fair Art Exhibition, and the Draft Horse Classic in Nevada City, CA. She is also an associate member of the National Watercolor Society , the American Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists.

Her subject matter is usually figures of some kind. The animals Sheri paints are many times found on friend’s ranches or the trips she takes with her husband at home and abroad. Sheri lives on a small ranch in northern California with her husband, horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and chickens.

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Judy Borba Hayes

I’ve been painting and drawing from the age of nine. I was raised in yolo county and the daughter of a farmer.Still live on a farm… where I get a lot of my inspiration.
I enjoy oil, pen and I also try my hand at watercolor. When most people pick up a book to read I pick up a pen and let it take me away…
I have raised two children and have five grandchildren. I also love competing on my horse barrel racing and spending time with friends. I live outside of Woodland CA with all my critters and horses.
A big thank you to my very dear friend Sheri for getting me back to my roots. And drawing again. Can’t wait for this new journey.  I hope you enjoy my artwork.

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Coleta Spiro

Coleta Spiro started painting at the age of 85. She drove weekly from Napa to St. Helena at the Upper Valley Campus in California to take Monotype and painting classes. Her focus was abstract still life. She has branched out into other subject matter and is still active at 99 painting and creating using a variety of media. Coleta’s image of tulips was chosen for the cover of the Napa Valley College class brochure. She was featured on a local television station to share her artistic philosophy and examples of her artwork. Art lovers and collectors over the world have admired and purchased reproductions of her work from art galleries and special showings in Hawaii and California.

Coleta’s exhibits purity and candor as she captures the essence of her subject matter in her unique style. She is an inspiration to anyone who is thinking of taking up art at any age.


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PATRICIA WILLIAMS – Florence, Oregon
My art reflects the Delta, Coastal and local areas. I’m inspired by nature and all light filled things. I work in Watercolor, Oils with palette knife and create Sterling Filigree jewelry and Lamp worked beads. I am more known for my Watercolors and Filigree Jewelry in California. You can view my art at Blue Wing Gallery, Woodland,CA and FRAA in Florence, OR; Antique Virgin in Yachats, OR.
Training- I majored in Fine Art back in the 70’s and studied, Oil painting, Watercolor, jewelry, but my favorite was jewelry in the 70’s. I went back to brush up in my skills after 30 years and fell in love with Watercolor and took many workshops from different artists. Then later took workshops in oils. I learn a great deal from books and You-Tube videos online. Which is how I learned to do the lamp work beads. I decided I wanted to learn how to paint with glass on large 1.25″ & 1.50” glass focal beads. So I taught myself through books and videos.

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We celebrate the work of these artists and invite the public to view the gallery through June. at Blue Wing Gallery 405 Main St. Woodland CA 95695

You can see their work at Blue Wing Gallery, 405 Main Street, Woodland