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Local Artists

Welcome to our virtual gallery of local artists! All of the artists listed have work for sale in the Museum Store. If you are interested in ordering one of the pieces shown here, please call us at 916-808-5531. (At this time, online ordering is not available for these artworks.)

Brandon Gastinell

Brandon’s work is saturated in modern pop culture with bold, bright colors and contrast. His work is all about staging compelling contrasts and juxtapositions of collage.  The life and death balance is something that flows through each piece as well as a blurred line between the beautiful and the monstrous.  He exposes just how thin the line between the two can be. He, as always, intends to challenge the viewers perspective with his stylistic interruptions.

Alexis Padilla

Alexis Padilla is a Mexican American artist based in her hometown of Sacramento, California. Although she primarily works with gouache, acrylic, and ink, Alexis is well versed in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor, charcoal, and collage. Her brightly colored and detail-rich paintings and drawings center around folk art, celestial imagery, and floral motifs, and she often refers to her Mexican heritage as inspiration. In 2013 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Alexis enjoys photography, cooking, scuba diving, and traveling in her spare time.

@allcoveredinpaint / Etsy: All Covered in Paint

Chaitra Bangalore

Chaitra Bangalore is an artist and middle school arts educator in Sacramento, CA. She has an BA in Design from University of California, Davis and an MA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her work focuses on South Asian and BIPOC identity, body hair, and the different definitions of female beauty. She works in a variety of mediums, focusing on oil painting and printmaking. As an educator, she wishes to empower students to become strong visual thinkers who can use their talents to express their own identities and invoke positive social change. Her artistic practice and school curriculum are closely tied, as they aim to foster creative and inclusive environments. / @chairbangles

Rosesharon Oates

Rosesharon Oates was born in New Orleans, LA and was raised by extended family, mainly on the East Coast.  While she is currently calling in a space to reconnect with the Land, her roots run deeply in Oakland, CA, where she has lived, loved and raised her son for the past 20 years.

Her unique medium of Pyrography involves detailed, ornate line work & shading on birch panels with a soldering iron, that is then colored with layers of acrylic washes to accentuate the natural grain & innate beauty of the wood.

Her work is deeply informed by her community, her Beloveds, and by liberation & social justice movement- particularly by the Medicine Women & Freedom Fighters who are her sisters, she-roes and muses.  Ro is consistently engaged in her spiritual practice, particularly from the Orisha tradition, as well as Ancient Wisdom New Thought teachings, where she regularly receives visions & information.  Ro is primarily focused on the Divine Feminine Force, as it permeates all of creation and sustains Life.  She aspires to embolden, nurture and empower women through her work, so that we may truly embrace our Divine nature and purpose. / @rosesharonoates

Ray Gonzales

Ray Gonzales was born in Auburn, California and grew up in nearby Lincoln. He earned his B.A. in Ceramic Sculpture from C.S.U.Sacramento. Additional graduate work and a teaching credential was also earned at C.S.U.S. Continuing study has also included workshops in Florida, Alaska, Nevada and in California. Mr. Gonzales has been included in many gallery exhibits, primarily in the Sacramento region, including; The Art Foundry, Solomon-Dubnick, Galeria Posada, The Artery, Axis Gallery, The Blue Line Gallery and at fort Mason in San Francisco. He has completed many Art-In-Public Places commissions- including 4 for the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission as well as several in Placer County.

Ray is a long-time advocate of the Arts and was a afounding board member of several non-profit Arts organizations. As a board member of Lincoln Arts, Ray conceived of , developed and was chairman of , “Feats of Clay”, an international, ceramic art competitive that had a 24 year run and included artists from all 50 states as well as from numerous countries around the world. Judges for this annual included the top ceramic artists from our nation. This huge exhibit was exhibited IN the 35 foot diameter beehive kilns at Lincoln’s Historic Gladding McBean Terra Cotta working factory. This show has currently morphed into , “America’s Clayfest”, and is annually housed at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville, California. Ray teaches Art in Lincoln’s public schools as well as being an Adjunct Professor of Art for Sierra College in Rocklin, California where he teaches Ceramic Sculpture. Ray resides and has his studio in Lincoln, California. / @raygonzalesartworks