The August Theme for AODC is "Abstract August" - Come an view featured art by our resident artists.
August's Featured Artist - Donna Long, Photographer
"Frames for Fun: Landscape Allure", exhibit August 2022, AODC Gallery
Meet the Artist, August 14th 2-4 p.m.
Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery (AODC) will feature Guest Artist, Donna Long during the month of August. Her show, “Frames for Fun: Landscape Allure” will feature Donna’s captivating photography.
A California native, Donna hails from Bakersfield found Northern California’s landscape palette enticing enough to make her home in Greenwood, Ca and here is where her photography adventures continue.
You’ll love meeting Donna and as she states “The wonders of this beautiful planet never cease to amaze me as I carry my camera with humor, compassion and curiosity. I have been feeding my hunger for photography for over 20 years and thrive under the influence of nature.”
Donna continuously hunts for natural light, wildlife and all the nature that thrives within as she primarily travels the Sierra Nevada’s. Her love for photography goes beyond wildlife and landscape as she loves to shoot a little of everything including portraits, loving the artistic collaboration needed between the photographer and the model.
Donna was inspired by Ansel Adams as a child; his black and white nature pictures adorning the walls of her family home. Adams remains her mentor to this day as she tries to replicate the visual elegance portrayed in his inspiring works.
With a degree in English Literature from the University of Nevada, Reno, Donna has developed several publications for the Auto Body industry and was the photographer for numerous events. Despite the satisfaction this brought her, landscape and wildlife photography remains her ultimate passion as the call of the wild beckons her once again.
We are excited to be introducing Donna and her exquisite photography showcasing Sierra Nevada’s local wildlife, landscapes, flora and fauna for the month of August. Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for viewing Donna’s photography exhibit.
The public is invited to come by the gallery and meet the photographer Donna Long. Sunday, August 14, 2022, 2-4 pm
Music entertainment by Kayla Holland and Daniel Michelson.
AODC Gallery announces theme for the 9th Invitational Art Show, September 2022, "Roads Less Traveled".
Deadline for Entry - August 5th
If you are an artist or know of an artist that would like to participate, this promises to be an exciting show, that will feature "Roads Less Traveled". With an early bird deadline in July, it's time to start creating the art that will meet this theme. Pick up an entry form at the Gallery or download it using the button below.
Entry Fee is only $30.00 for up to 3 entries. Use the button below to make your payment.
Thank you to Stanley Marciel, owner of Garden Valley Roses for his expertise in Rose Pruning.
A lively and helpful group of rose enthusiasts learned the proper techniques of rose pruning and then proceeded to prune all of the roses in the Gallery Garden...almost 100 of them. Thank you so much for your help. Be sure to check back in May to see the roses in full bloom. And don't forget to visit Garden Valley Roses where they have more than 10,000 roses for you to choose from.
Its 2022 - AODC Celebrates more than a decade on the Divide, your local source for gifts and fine art... We are excited to be in our 12th year on the Divide with a continued celebration of the Arts
AODC gallery currently has twelve local artists. Artists have joined, left for various reasons, and new ones have replaced the vacancies. The gallery is open to artists that provide something new and different. If you or someone you know is looking to join the gallery , the application and information regarding membership is available here...
AODC artists continue to "refresh" the gallery monthly with new art. Providing the community with workshops to teach various art techniques and receptions to showcase the art are typical of our monthly offerings. We welcome feedback from the community to help us plan workshops. What would you like to learn? Past workshops have included jewelry, stained glass, mask making, collage and rose-pruning.Directly behind the gallery is a historic rose garden that is maintained by the artists. We have been fortunate to have the Divide Garden Club help with rose-pruning, and hope to continue with that collaboration. They have also been generous in awarding the gallery many years of grants to help with this maintenance.AODC gallery is pleased to provide a space for local student art, under the leadership of Susan Sasano, a local volunteer. She reaches out to our local schools and will switch out the artwork regularly.
2022 Terry Green Memorial Art Scholarship
Golden Sierra Junior Senior High School Awards Night was amazing this year, with $80,000 in scholarship money being awarded. Divide Friends of the Arts, and Art on The Divide Gallery participated with three students receiving “Terry Green Memorial Scholarships” for a total of $2,000. in awards.
Eli Price and Kylie Miller will pursue careers in the visual arts, while Kaden Steward hopes to teach creative writing and poetry. We wish them all success in their studies and careers.
Funds for the ART scholarships are made available through membership to DFAHS and other generous contributions. New and continuing memberships for 2022 will benefit students this year.
With increased participation, more scholarship dollars will be made available in the future. For information on DFAHS Membership and AODC Gallery, please use the donation button below. Thank you for supporting our students and the arts.
More information on membership is available by clidking the link below. Your $20.00 membership and any additional donation will directly benefit the ART Scholarship fund. Thank you!
What's happening at AODC Gallery in 2022.
January- " A Winter's Tale", Resident Art Display
Enter to win $100. gift certificate, drawing on Feb. 13th.
February- Guest Artist, Kathleen Ryan, "Exploring Media"
"Art of Love", Resident Artists display new art
Rose Pruning with Stanley Marciel, Garden Valley Roses" TBD
March- Guest Artist, Karen Cogan, Oils
"Awakening", Resident Artist display
April- "Spring Renewal", Resident Artist display
"Plein Air" in the AODC Garden, no fee, public invited
Theme for 9th Invitational announced, "Roads Less Traveled
May- "Flower Power", Resident Artist display
Mother's Day, Gifts for Mom
Plein Air in the Garden, free event, May 22, starting at 11:00
June- "Life in the Garden", Resident Artist display
12th annual Anniversary, Garden Party, 2nd Sunday
July- Maresa Giovannini, Guest Artist, Photography
"Summer Fun", Resident Artist display
Art Workshop, "Rock Painting", Date TBA
Entries accepted for 9th Invitational, "Roads Less Traveled"
August "Abstract August", Resident Art display
Donna Long, Guest Artist, Photography
September 9th Annual Invitational Art Show, "Roads Less Traveled"
October "Spooktacular Art", Resident Art Display
November "Art of Giving, Resident Art display
Art Workshop, "Pine Needle baskets", Date TBA
December "Music, Munchies and Marvelous Art", first weekend
Holiday gifts for everyone on your list