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Sac Open Studios 2022

September 10 @ 10:00 am September 11 @ 5:00 pm

Six Artists at South Land Park Home for Sac Open Studios

Learn how art is made in demos throughout the day 

Heather Hogan – Kate Farrall – Dawn Pedersen – Maris Kaplan – Leslie Colby – Pam Posz


Join us for shopping, art demos, snacks and shopping in South Land Park near Belle Cooledge Library where six local artists have teamed up for an art party! Local artists Kate Farrall, Dawn Pedersen, Maris Kaplan, Leslie Colby, and Pam Posz will be showing art at the home of fellow artist Heather Hogan at her home on Annrud Way on September 10th and 11th. This is the third year artists have teamed up at this location for Sac Open Studios. 

The artists will each run demonstrations of their art methods on both Saturday and Sunday.

  • 10am-noon: Print linoleum stamps on shirts (bring your own!) with Heather Hogan
  • 11am to 1pm: Ice dye with Leslie Colby
  • 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm: Sew a quilted potholder with Maris Kaplan
  • 2-3pm: Learn to silkscreen with Pam Posz
  • 3pm: Collage: Line & Shape with Painted Paper from Kate Farrall
  • 10am-4pm: Oil painting with Dawn Pedersen

Verge’s largest public program, Sac Open Studios spotlights the diverse range of artists who fill our region with art and culture. The central piece of Sac Open Studios is a self-guided artist studio tour which spans all of Sacramento County, West Sacramento and Woodland and takes place annually during the middle two weekends of September. The tour attracts about 250 participating artists and around 30,000 attendees annually.


About the Artists

Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan layers modern and traditional media into colorfully detailed compositions. Her work combines paint, ink, collaged elements and image transfers.

Themes explored in her most recent work include feminism, family, and humor. Watching her babies grow into kids inspired her previous work on how grit and tenacity builds neurons in the brain and stronger communities.

Her artwork has graced the covers of Inside Magazine, beautified bike trails, and can be seen in solo and group shows throughout Northern California.

Instagram: @tenaciousgoods

Kate Farrall

Kate Farrall is a fine artist who creates experimental photography that includes making cameraless Polaroids, exposing photos through the postal system, and growing bioluminescent organisms fungus to make her images. She also creates abstract painted paper collages. Kate holds a BA in Art History, Theory and Criticism and a BA in Photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore County as well as an MFA in Photography from the California College of the Arts.
Facebook @KateFarrallArt 
Instagram @katefarrall

Dawn Pedersen

My paintings are a reverberation of my love of all creatures, of people, of the microcosmos, of the natural world. My influences include classical realism, pop art, surrealism, wildlife illustration, and sci-fi creature design.

My artwork is usually joyful, playful, full of color and humor, and a celebration of nature.

There aren’t very many art techniques I haven’t tried, or animals I don’t think are adorable. Even spiders and wasps.

My focus is the intimate life and personality of the living creature. I want viewers to be able to experience the individuality in my subjects’ eyes and postures. My ongoing challenge is to find ways to provoke curiosity and empathy about other kinds of lives.

I earned a bachelor of arts in studio art (emphasis on drawing and painting) from CSU Sacramento in 1998. I followed that up with a teaching credential in art, an MA in education, and an AS in biology.

I live in West Sacramento with my husband, our son, and our rotten but lovable tuxedo cat Loki.

Instagram: @paintedbydawn

Maris Kaplan

Maris Kaplan is a multi-disciplinary artist and maker focusing on textiles. With a passion for sustainability and creative reuse, all works incorporate second hand materials such as thrifted fabric, upcycled clothing, and scraps from other local makers. Her creations range from large scale quilts to clothing and home goods.

Instagram: @marispacifica_foundnmade

Leslie Colby

Ice tie dye art and apparel and botanical printed silk scarves and other works.

Facebook: backyardartacademy
Instagram: @backyardartacademy

Pam Posz

I have always snapped mental photographs of scenes and objects that I would plan on turning into paintings or other art. I am attracted to light and textures, natural geometry, images from nature, and from my everyday life. I have started to explore social, political, and now environmental commentary. I have always loved to play around with color, although not all of my work reflects this. Most of my work is somewhat abstract.

I enjoy playing around with non-traditional and digital media as well as photography, oil and watercolor painting, and textile art.

My biggest influences have been Joseph Cornell, Rothko, Matisse, Magritte, and the ukiyo-e woodblock prints of Japan.

I have a Bachelor’s of Art from UC Davis.

Instagram: @poszart