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14B Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter This Tom Watson landscape is on display at Red House Art in Graeagle. for his work while traveling with his wife. Photos by Debra Moore He often draws inspiration Debra Moore Staff Writer Tom Watson's art didn't hang in a gallery until he was 62, and he didn't enter his first juried art show until he was 63. But that's not bad for a guy who didn't start dab- bling in art until he was 60. "My dear, sweet wife bought me a digital camera," Watson Said during a recent interview. "And it rekindled my interestin photography." Watson studied photogra- phy in high school, and at one time had a dark room. But then life took over. Watson spent his career in marketing research and 10 lb. Bag Russet Large Slicing 1 lb. Clam Shell eel Peaches or Green Beans Rod or Green Bell Peppers Red Potatoes Yellow Onions Imported 2 Ib, Bag Sale pdoes effecgve Sept. 7 & 8, 2012, only. Sale starts at 6:00 am. Limited supply. No rainchecks please. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 5am-lOpm Op~z,cd . 50 GRAND AVE., SUSANVILLE, CA 96130 Scratch Baked Goods Fine Wines & Spirits A)I Lottery Games LE Postage We aocept Food Stamps & WlC strategic planning. He worked of his most popular pieces de- for 16 years at Hewlett picts a colorful group of Packard, which he described Adirondack chairs. as an "absolutely great corn- There are also' landscapes, pany to w~rk for." wagon wheels and architec- He also teaches marketing,ture. marketing research and so-Watson is still perfecting cial media research at Calhis craft and is taking photog- State Hayward. raphy classes at the College of But his new passion is pho- San Mateo near his home in tography. A number of his Belmont. pieces are displayed at Red "I justwant to learn as House Art in Graeagle and a much as I can," he said. reception for the artist and Watson met Brian and Toni his work is this Saturday,Carl, the owners of Red House Sept. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. Art, while visiting friends Watson takes photographs who live in the area. The with what he describes as a Carls were immediately im- "garden-variety digital cam- pressed with Watson's art and era" using only natural light, asked to display it. He often uses a tripod nick- Watson also has had work named "Ansel" in honor of placed in galleries in the San- famed photographer Ansel ta Cruz area and the juried Adams, whom Watson met art show he participated in once and whose work is an in- was at the Center for Photo- spiration to him. graphic Arts in Carmel. Watson uses post-digital pro- "I was very pleased to have cessing to transform the photo my work displayed there," he from a literal image to an ab- said, of the center that was af- stract rendition of that image, filiated with Ansel Adams. Different subjects receive dif- Local art enthusiasts can ferent degrees of abstraction, see Watson's art in Graeagle Many of Watson's works this weekend and the public feature chairs, which he sees is invited to meet him at this as "representing people." One Saturday's reception. For Who: Featured artist Tom Watson What: Second Saturday Art When: Saturday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. Where: Red House Art Gallery in Graeagle more information: Call 836-0104 or go to This weathered building drew the attention of photographer Tom Watson, who snapped a picture, then digitally, enhanced it. Photo by Debra Moore i~:!'' : '" Cowboy poetry at Grange On Oct. 13, theSierra Val- Western Artists!2011 "Will ley Grange will present Caro- Rogers Cowboy Award" for line Markham, Gary Robert- best Western song. He is also son and Tom Hiatt. new to the show. Markham hails from Wick- There will be a 2 p.m. mati- enburg, Ariz. and trained as an nee and a' "/p,m. show. Dinner opera singer but chose West- will be served from 4- 6:30 p.m. ern folk music and dude wran- Show tickets are $23 for adults gling. She is also a wedding and $8 for kids. Dinner tickets singer. She is new to the show. are $12 for adults and $8 for Robertson is a cowboy poet kids. Order early to request from Oklahoma and a ranch special seatingforthe show. manager, ferrier, all-around The Sierra Valley Grange is cowboy and storyteller for 25 a nonprofit organization that years. Robertson has per- promotes agricultural issues. formed at many of the major It sponsors the local 4-H Club poetry gatherings around the and its building is used as a country and is a past performer community hall. Proceeds at Sierra Valley Grange. from this event will benefit Hiatt is a cowboy balladeer the Grange Building Fund. from E1 Cajon. He is perform- For more information, ing with his trio, Sundown email svgcbpoetry@yahoo. Riders, on a new stage so com, call (831) 345-9840 or visit there is room for his group. Sierravalleygrangecowboy Hiatt is the winner of the perience. . . Stop by our Quincy office where Valerie Flanigan IFJ Flanigan:Leavitt Ir surance Ager'cy, Inc. gl'