This is such a good year for finding unexpected art shows and gatherings. I just keep stumbling across them. Last weekend in Murphys, there was an outdoor exhibit at a winetasting shop on the southern end of Main Street, downtown Murphys. It is annual event. I'll try to get there next year now that I know about it, and maybe I'll go up for Open Studios in the fall to see them again. .
Cate Culver was also showing her work there. You can see more at www.cateculver.com I particularly like her paintings of chairs. They look so inviting, I just want to go sit on one.
One of the best oil painters I've seen in ages was showing and now I'm a big fan of her work. Iher name is Janette Jones, and you can see her work at www.janettejones.com I can't afford to buy it, but I can certainly appreciate it. She can breathe light and airiness into her oil paintings in a way I only dream of doing.