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Local and regional California artists are excited about their collaboration with the Roseville Brewing Company and the Placer SPCA in an upcoming April 26th event. Seventeen artists will gather themselves and their varied works for an 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Art & Brew festival featuring art, beer and animal causes.

Art exhibits and receptions are often accompanied by wine but art and the art of craft beer is a masterful mix. The broad variety of mediums and subjects in the visual arts will be well complimented by the Roseville Brewing Company repertoire of flavors. Artists will be setting up their works for the day in order to offer visitors a glimpse into the many expressions of art by established and up and coming artists. The various styles, shapes and forms will offer an extensive variety for patrons to enjoy and purchase while benefiting the Placer SPCA through the dedicated donation of a portion of sales proceeds.

Art and beer and lovable pets are the theme. Its something for everyone and its free to attend. Art & Brew takes places at the Roseville Brewing Company at 501 Derek Place, Roseville, CA. Participating artist and event curator and organizer Gayle Rappaport-Weiland can be contacted at (916) 435-4096 or For more information on some of the participating artists and other important details, please continue through the list of "What's hot at the Art & Brew."

Placer SPCA
Placer SPCA Placer SPCA

Placer SPCA

The Art & Brew event benefits the Placer SPCA with donations of a portion of proceeds from art and beer sales. Those funds will support the cause to "enhance the lives of companion animals and support the human-animal bond."

"In its early years, the Placer SPCA operated without a shelter facility of its own and was run entirely through volunteers who found foster homes for the animals. In 1995, a shelter was completed which now houses over 4,000 animals a year and includes an education room and treatment rooms for sick and injured animals."

The Placer SPCA is located at 150 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville, CA 95678. You can contact them at  (916) 782-SPCA (7722) or (530) 885-PETS (7387) and find their official website here.

Awesome Photographers
Awesome Photographers Philip Venable

Awesome Photographers

The collective of seventeen Art & Brew artists will include photographer Philip Venable who has turned a childhood hobby into a fulfilling retirement business after numerous years in law enforcement. Venable's creative nature has blossomed into an extensive portfolio of incredible landscapes, images  of old vehicles, random objects, abstracts and digitally enhanced photographic art.

You can read more about Philip Venable and see a slideshow featuring a small sample of his works at the article "Art & Brew to include Philip Venable photography."

Realistic scratchboard art
Realistic scratchboard art Ann Ranlett

Realistic scratchboard art

Tremendous skills in realism and a biological and scientific background make artist Ann Ranlett an ideal scratchboard artist. Her life-like renderings are an inspiration and Art & Brew attendees can look forward to seeing her work during the event.

Pets, animals and nature subjects are the focus of many of Ranlett's works. Some of them are so life-like they might be mistaken for a black and white photograph. You can read more about artist Ann Ranlett and see a sample of her work at the article "Scratchboard artist Ann Ranlett to show at Art & Brew."

Metal Sculptures
Metal Sculptures Inger Price

Metal Sculptures

If Art & Brew attendees tire of viewing paintings and other two-dimensional forms of art, the sculptures of Inger Price will beckon. Her works have a dramatic flare and include both small and large pieces, organic themed designs featuring florals and birds with character and furniture.

You can read more about Inger Price's journey as an artist at the article "Inger Price welds her works for Art & Brew" where her creative and humorous tendencies are further discussed.

Prolific painter and teacher
Prolific painter and teacher Gayle Rappaport-Weiland

Prolific painter and teacher

The Art & Brew event is an opportunity to view and purchase art but it also allows interested patrons to meet and chat with established California artists. Gayle Rappaport-Weiland is a busy gal with a very creative soul who has turned her passion into a successful career in the arts.

Many of Gayle's works are abstract paintings, watercolors, impressionistic works, floral and mixed media. She calls herself an "intuitive painter" which means she uses her training and skills to follow her feelings. This approach creates a body of work that comes from a depth of inspiration that combines the inner and outer worlds into cohesive expressions.

You can read more about Gayle Rappaport-Weiland at the article "Gayle Rappaport-Weiland organizes Art & Brew." The accompanying slideshow provides a miniature view of her many accomplished works.

Fun bits and pieces with mosaics
Fun bits and pieces with mosaics LeeAnn DIckson

Fun bits and pieces with mosaics

Cats and dogs, trains and gardens might be found at the Art & Brew festival on Apriil 26, 2014.  The cars and dogs might be real if the Placer SPCA pet mobile arrives but they also might be put together in bits and pieces in a LeeAnn Dickson mosaic.

Dickson is another artist who initiated her artistic path with a huge serving of self-taught skills later refined and expanded with official art training. Her mosaics are delightful, fun and charming and are bound to be a favorite among the attending Art  & Brew visitors. You can read more about LeeAnn Dickson and her mosaics at the article "LeeAnn Dickson goes to pieces for Art & Brew show." 

Inspirational quick learner
Inspirational quick learner Sharon Gerber

Inspirational quick learner

You can either hate her or love her. Artist Sharon Gerber's arrival on the art scene is a remarkable story of a whirlwind road to success in the arts.  After only a few years of painting. Gerber has already had an official show, been commissioned for numerous pieces, and has sold dozens of her artworks.

Gerber works primarily in watercolor and prefers to focus on realism. Her subjects include birds and other animals, food and drink, wedding cakes, cityscapes and more. You can read more about Sharon Gerber's artistic path at the article "Artist Sharon Gerber to show at Art & Brew."

Gorgeous flowers
Gorgeous flowers Andrea Martin

Gorgeous flowers

If you love flower paintings, you will love viewing the display of artworks by Andrea Martin at the Art & Brew event. You will also find colorful and calming landscapes in her watercolor magic.

Martin says that her goal when she paints is to capture the feelings she gets looking at the world and to invoke that same feeling in others when they view her paintings. The vibrancy and transparency of her watercolor techniques produce images of beauty that warm the soul and calm the mind. You can read more about Andrea Martin and her works at the article "Martin and McClelland join Art & Brew with florals and abstracts."

Abstracts with class
Abstracts with class Suzanne McClelland

Abstracts with class

Artist Suzanne McClelland will also be joining the Art & Brew crew with an array of her colorful abstracts. Acrylics and soft pastesl are her primary medium for creating her visually stunning works.

"Contemporary with a traditional flare" is how McClelland describes her art. It is often bold and vibrant with sense of energy. Suzanne is also a teacher, designer and art consultant and finds "working with shapes, design, color and various techniques on canvas and pastel papers” to be tremendously exciting and rewarding.

You can read more about Suzanne McClelland and see a sample of her works at the article "Martin and McClelland join Art & Brew with florals and abstracts." Makes sure to see the slideshow to get a more extensive impression of her eloquent style.

Craft Beer
Craft Beer Roseville Brewing Company

Craft Beer

Beer! Art & Brew takes place at the Roseville Brewing Company located at 501 Derek Place, Roseville, CA. Beer lovers will find the event enticing due to the quality and flavor of the beer created by the dedicated brewers of Roseville Brewing Company.

The micro brews available for purchase in the tap room during the festival will satisfy the taste buds of any beer aficionado. Selections are likely to include Blackberry Wheat, Heavy Rail Pale Ale, Spike Driver, Apricot Wheat, Armstrong Amber and Orange Chocolate. Art lovers who enjoy a bit of beer will be ecstatic and  perhaps might consider bringing along an art or animal loving dedicated driver friend.


Seventeen artists and beer
Seventeen artists and beer Gini Crepps

Seventeen artists and beer

The Art & Brew festival will offer a full range of art with works in fine painting, ceramics, mosaics, gourds, petroglyphs, photography, pottery, glass and sculpture. The art of beer will dance with the visual arts all while benefiting the Placer SPCA.

On April 26, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. attendees can turn their Saturday into a day of arts appreciating fun. It will be a great gifting purchasing, art collecting, beer tasting, and artist greeting opportunity. The event is free and open to the public. Information on the Placer SPCA will be available as well. For more information on the Art & Brew event, please contact Gayle Rappaport-Weiland at (916) 435-4096, or see the announcement article here.


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