The Plumas Arts Gallery, located at 525 Main St. in Quincy, will feature local artists Betty Bishop and Sally Posner through the end of November.
Sally Posner has been living and painting in Plumas county for more than 50 years. Sally’s watercolor and oil paintings of Plumas County landscapes , still lifes, architecture, flowers, fruits and portraits are colorful and impressionistic.
“With my painting I’m trying to say, ‘This touches me. I think this is beautiful!’ I hope the viewer experiences it too,” she said.
Betty Bishop is a self-taught photographer from Chester, California. She likes to say she will take a photograph of almost anything, but most of her work reflects her joy of being out of doors.
For Betty, art is a combination of creativity and curiosity. She said, “Even though I know what I see through the viewfinder, sometimes I’m completely surprised at what shows up when I download.” Often the best image turns out to be an oddball shot she took just to see what happens. She feels that there are two participants in an artwork, that of the artist and what he/she puts into a piece, and that of the viewer who brings their own history and emotions to the experience.
Betty sees art as a window into the sensibilities of the artist, and likes sharing the joy of experiencing a new landscape, of taking the time to become well acquainted with it, and finally conveying that excitement to an audience. Tolstoy said, “Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling what the artist has experienced.”
The Plumas Arts Gallery and office hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 4 p.m.