Thursday, November 8, 2012

UPDATE: Sacramento Fine Arts Center "Ars Gratia Artis"

 UPDATE: December 2012:  Ars Gratia Artis is over for another year.  By all appearances it was a success.  A room full of excited ticketholders waited for their number to be drawn and a change to get one of the paintings they had put on their list of favorites.  I'm pleased to say that "Point Cabrillo Morning" was the second painting selected in the show.  "On The Edge" was selected a few selections later, but I missed it!  I think I was talking to a friend at the time!  

I selected a beautiful ceramic sculpture done by Diane Mattar.  I've been in several workshops with Diane and it was a thrill to get one of her works.  I'm looking forward to next year and a chance to get another piece of fine art at a catalog print price!  Don't miss out.    

I was pleased to donate two of my paintings for the cause this week!  The Sacramento Fine Arts Center (aka SFAC) will be holding its annual fundraiser entitled  "Ars Gratia Artis”  I have no idea what that means, but I do know it's a heck of an opportunity to get original fine art for a pittance....

It works like this....Members donate artwork to the SFAC, which then sells raffle tickets for $65 dollars each. At a reception on December 2, 2012 at 1-3 pm, tickets will be drawn one by one...and each purchaser will be allowed to choose an original piece of art.  There will be dozens and dozens to choose from.  You can see the artwork on display during gallery hours November 20th to December 2nd.  Don't miss this....!  

You can purchase tickets at SFAC, 5330-B Gibbons Dr., Carmichael, CA 95608.   You can also buy them online with paypal at  Or, if you are local, I have a couple of tickets available.  Email me and I'll get them to you.

Here are my donations....maybe you'd like to have one for $65?  Heck, the frame is work that almost!  Sign up!!


"On the Edge"  12"x 16" Oil on canvas Panel with frame

"Pt. Cabrillo Morning" 16" x 20" Plein Air Oil on canvas Panel with Frame


  1. Hi Bruce,
    I was one of the two people fortunate to recive one of your paintings at Ars Gratis Artis. The Point cabrillo painting is beautiful. The colors and brush strokes bring this scene to life! I was really happy to get to meet you and hear how the painting came to be. Thank you for contributing this to the SFAC show.
    Sandi Mathiesen

  2. Hi Sandi...thanks for finding my blog and taking the time to post a comment. The SFAC Ars Gratis Arts was a lot of fun. It was a highlight to see you putting my painting into your car...and having a brief moment to chat about it. Thanks for selecting made my day!