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Detail, Garden Party, oil on canvas. By Sally Yost

Taylorsville’s Yost and Clifton featured at Main Street Artists Gallery

Taylorsville artists Sally Yost and Carr Clifton will be featured at the Mains Street Artists Gallery at 236 Main St. in Quincy this month.


In place of a First Friday opening, there will be a two-day open house at the gallery, Friday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The public is invited to meet both artists on Friday; Sally Yost on Saturday.  Due to Covid, masks are required. Main Street Artists is located across the street from the Town Hall Theatre.


Volcano Lake, Lakes Basin, oil on canvas. By Sally Yost

Yost’s new show, “Garden Party,” includes large exuberant oil paintings of local garden subjects as well as a rash of colorful abstracts.  Where else are you going to find Badger, Elmo and Dog conversing under a garden umbrella? She has been painting in Plumas County for 40 years.


These paintings have been developed over the last two years. During the pandemic Sally spent several months participating in an on-line abstract class with Benicia artist Diane Williams (a former member of Main Street Gallery) and has been experimenting with flourishes of oils and gold metallic gesso. She also will exhibit plein air landscapes from California and Idaho.


Building Reflections, Belgium, Europe by Carr Clifton

World renowned and award-winning photographer Carr Clifton will be featured as the gallery’s guest artist.  With thousands of publishings worldwide, Carr is widely recognized for his distinctive and artistic landscapes of remote regions. Credits include a US Postal Service stamp of Acadia National Park and numerous exhibit format books. Clifton has spent 35 years exploring and documenting endangered, wild landscapes, creating an immense body of work with a large format 4×5 film camera, and more recently a digital camera.


Clifton has worked extensively with local, national and international conservation organizations helping to communicate important conservation objectives. His photographs have appeared in hundreds of publications and calendars. Carr’s book, Wild by Law, is a visual documentation of the impact environmental law has made on our nation’s institutions and conservation policies.

He recently has been experimenting with exciting abstractions. Main Street Artists is pleased to present these new works to the public.

More information on both artists:  www.sallyyost.com www.carrclifton.com

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