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i Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 13B ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Now more than ever before the money you spend is a thoughtful choice about the world you want to live in. Make that choice a vote for a vibrant cultural life. Put money into the hands of local artists and support the pro- grams and services brought to the community by Plumas Arts. Rethink holiday shopping ... Shop local -- buy art The Plumas Arts Gallery carries a diverse, attractive and mostly moderately- priced selection of original and unique gifts: jewelry, candles, wood and fabric cre- ations, pottery, limited edi- tion prints, framed art and greeting cards. In addition the gallery has incorporated fair trade mer- chandise, holiday orna- ments, Vance Kitra candles, Mad Mats, Silver Forest ear- rings and Woodstock wind chimes and instruments. Need more gift ideas? The 2011 Plumas Arts & Literary Calendar, featuring words and art by 24 local artists, is an elegant gift at a bargain price of $6. Town Hall Theatre movie passes make a great gift for movie lovers. The December only special sale of face-value admission tickets includes a $1 off coupon for a soda or popcorn. Give a thoughtful gift that Rocki Eriksen Special to Feather Publishing Main Street Gallery is a combination of fairy tales come true. But there is no end in sight, only a happy be- ginning. In a single year, the gallery that sfartecl wff~ an idea and a handful of talent has be- come a shining jewel in this little hamlet's crown. Quincy is very lucky to have a concentration of such gifted artists, many of whom are world class. Throughout the year, the gallery has had group and individual shows with opening receptions in- cluding artful appetizers, of- ten made by artists and local businesses, wine and music. It was a slow start but once the word got out, locals and out-of-towners responded. They came, they saw and they bought! The first year has far exceeded expecta- tions, with the Main Street Gallery ending up in the black with high five-digit sales. It's not too late to become a part of this growing enter- prise as either an artist or a patron member -- the re- wards are great. There has been such an overwhelming "can do" spirit and camaraderie. At the be- ginning, there was a small group of people with a com- mon goal: To bring to light and promote local artists. Bill Peters was instrumen- tal in contacting many of the artists and getting them on board. Once things got going, he was always there to help. It was his greatest joy to take a back seat and revel in the joy of other artists when their work was recognized. "He was our compass. I don't know what we'll do without him. He will be missed," said gallery manag- er Lara Eichenberger. There is surely, and always will be, an empty space; but what Peters was instrumen- tal in starting will continue to live on. The efforts of many others are also greatly appreciated. Carla DeBoer from the Ea- gle's Nest next door to the gallery has put in many hours helping organize, clean and gallery sit, always with a smile and an air of optimism. Main Street has learned a lot from its accomplishments as well as its mistakes and can only continue to thrive. There will be group shows between now and January, gives back in many ways: a Plumas Arts membership. As well as supporting Plumas Arts, an annual membership keeps giving all year with calendar mailings, discounts on performance tickets, admission to mem- ber-only events, as well as a complimentary 2011 Plumas Arts & Literary Calendar. The gallery, at 372 Main St. in downtown Quincy, has ex- tended its December hours: Wednesday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., including Christmas Eve, also 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for last-minute shop- pers. For more information, call 283-3402 or visit plumasarts.org/gallery. Plumas Arts also encour- ages shoppers to patronize the businesses that support the local artists in communi- ties all over Plumas County. In Chester ... Back Room Gallery in B&B Booksellers, 140 Main St., 258- 2150, bbbsellers.com, show- cases all local artists and some of Lake Almanor's most accomplished talent. It has a collection of paintings, pho- tography, sculpture and tex- tile art. Blue Goose Fine Art Gallery, 607 Main St., 258-2600, cham- berorganizer.com/ chester- lakeab when Main Street will begin the new year with a show fea- turing the works of Lori Cross-Reynolds and Steve Turner. manor/mem BlueGooseArts, invites shoppers to immerse themselves in artwork from artists both far and near. Featuring wildlife, land- scapes, log furniture, carv- ings, pottery and much more, the gallery also offers custom framing and design with over 35 years of experience. In Indian Valley... Sterling Sage, 213 Main St., 284- 7334 indianval- ley.net/mainstreet, features carvings by Mavis Sommer- smith, local wood original works by Beth Aitken, framed drawings and three- dimensional artwork, Turned Twig wood and antler pens, magnifying glasses and letter openers. It has a very impressive collection of jewelry: Sego Lily Designs, custom beaded jewelry in silver and semi- precious stones, as well as gold, diamond and precious stone jewelry designed by Josh Huddleston. In Quincy... The Eagles Nest Frame Shop and Art Galley, 446 Main St., 283-9374 In addition to being a full service frame shop, the gallery features the work of local artists and limited edition fine art prints and gift items. more information, con- tact Lara Eichenberger at eichen88@hotmail or Carla at the Eagle's Nest Frame Shop at 283-9374. The Plumas Arts Gallery in downtown Quincy is just one of many venues where shoppers can find quality gifts and support local artists at the same time. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Epilog Books, 373 Main St., 283-2665, carries jewelry by Patti Anderson; hand painted glass by Christine Schneider; knit wear by Ruth Flagg, Cheryl Flint and Dee Kelly; woodworked bowls, cutting boards and more by Richard Triplett; as well as fine art and photography by Lori Cross Reynolds, Holly Smith and Vreni Welser, along with their prints and cards. All this is offered in addition to the selection of books and the services of a frame shop. Main Street Artists, 436 Main St., 283-1909, mainstreetartists.net The collective currently in- eludes 34 artists and 18 pa- tron members, all working together to make the historic Clinch Building an exciting showcase for local arts. R features a wide variety of fine art, sculpture, textile art, jewelry, woodwork, pottery and photography by artists primarily from Plumas County. In Graeagle... Gold Rush Gallery, 119 High- way 89, 836-2712, thegoldrush- gallery.com, offers original, custom jewelry specializing in gold quartz. The gallery also represents more than 125 American fine craft artists and pottery, art glass, turned wood and craft- ed wood, metal sculpture, leather-crafted wallets and handbags, handmade knives, handcrafted furniture, world class photography, giclee prints, plein air paintings, wall art in many media, hand-painted art clothing, fun and whimsical T-shirts, garden art and gift items for every occasion. Red House Art Gallery, 126 Highway 89, 836-0104, redhouseart.net, displays the work of some 30 Northern California artists of plein air paintings, photography, arti: san jewelry and fine art glass. The 2011-2012 This colorful publication, produced in partnership with the Plumas County Visitors Bureau, is the area's premiere guide to picturesque Plumas County. Over 85,000 copies are printed annually and distributed at more than 400 locations throughout the Feather River Country and outlying areas. The Plumas Visitors Bureau and local chambers of commerce mail thousands of these guides to inquiries throughout the country and distribute them at various sport and recreation shows they attend. And, as an added value, the entire publication is on our web page at plumasnews.com Your Feather Lodging and Camping National Forests Parks Wilderness Areas Wildlife Watching Bird Watching Antiques Gold Panning Fall Color Tours Only Local River Country Train Spotting Golf Hiking Winter Activities Cross Country Skiing Downhill Skiing Snowmobiling Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Complete Guide To and surrounding areas: Road Biking Boating Fishing Hunting Plumas County History Museums County Data Weddings Honeymoons Dining Kids Stuff State Parks Wildflowers Scenic Highways 2011-2012 Events Calendar River Rafting Snowboarding Swimming Your local newspaper representative is looking forward to working with you[ 283-0800 258-3115 258-3115 8324646 Sherri, Kay, Karen Val Cheri, Val Michael