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Sculptor: Alan Osborne

For sculptor Alan Osborne, it all started with a schoolboy crush on a fifth-grade teacher with a blowtorch. Her hobby was making enameled jewelry, and she taught the craft to her students. “Of course, I...

Artist: Sarah Flohr

Sarah Flohr’s studio sits off Fruitridge Road, flanked by a roofing company and an awning maker. Her second-story windows overlook a transport hub where 18-wheelers line up around the clock to load produce. Upstairs, 2,200...

Artist: Nicole Roberts

When Nicole Roberts observes nature, she’s drawn to circles—fluid, curvy, arced. When she paints, the shapes she forms burst with color: dandelions bristling with red and yellow; trees leafed in orbs of greens or...

Meet the Artist: Kathrine Lemke Waste

Kathrine Lemke Waste loves to paint what she grows and, luckily for the rest of us, her Land Park garden is in perennial bloom. She calls her backyard, which teems with sunflowers, Mexican zinnias...

City Sketch: Michael Rosner

Michael Rosner is a body painter, and that’s just a fraction of his story. He paints his models in multiple layers and leaves it to local photographer Tim Engle to capture the process and...

City Sketch: James Patrick Lane

Few things raise James Patrick Lane’s hackles more than when people disparage his hometown, the Merced County berg of Livingston. It may have been small and rural, but the mélange of Portuguese, Chinese, Sikh...

Painter: Margaret Teichert

A Popsicle. A Rubik’s Cube. A fortune cookie. The subjects of Margaret Teichert’s paintings are simple, almost childlike. She calls them “meditations on objects that make me happy.”     A marketing manager by trade, Teichert,...

City Sketch: Anne Gregory

Longtime Sacramento City College instructor and artist Anne Gregory doesn’t force herself on her art. “I’d rather trust the drawing to speak back to me,” she says. “Little by little, the narration comes about.” For...

Buy A House Now

Jennifer Gentry studied the housing market for nearly two years before buying her dream home in El Dorado Hills. Finally, it’s a buyer’s market. After years of run-ups, home prices have come down to...

Art & Photography: Dianne Poinski

Artistic photographer Dianne Poinski defines her style as the “perfect marriage” of technology and tradition—a process that’s a meditative blend of Adobe Photoshop and powdered pastels. Poinski, whose airy studio is upstairs in the Art...

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