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Midtown Sacramento's art scene just got a little more crowded as the Elliott Fouts Gallery, a mainstay in the local art scene, officially made the move from East Sacramento over the weekend.
Over 350 patrons of the arts attended the grand opening during the Second Saturday Art Walk at the new 5,600 square foot building at 1831 P Street.
"I came here tonight because I believe in supporting true art," patron Fred McNally said.
The new midtown space is larger than the gallery's previous building in East Sacramento, which was an important factor in the move.
"We have a lot of work on display," gallery spokesperson Michelle Satterlee said. "For us it was important to have a space that allows us to properly show our work. It's open and airy. The exhibition space is wider so you can get a view of the work at a good distance. People are able to spread out."
The gallery specializes in original fine art with an emphasis on landscapes and still life, according to the company website. Aside from paintings, arts in steel and ceramic were also on display for sale. Prices range from $50 to around $10,000.
Owner Fouts is an artist himself -- but not of the kind of art found in his gallery.
"As a maker of abstract pieces, I was always in awe of those who could paint realism and so it was natural to want to promote that which I found most exceptional," Fouts said. "Happily, this is also the segment of the art market that returns the greatest revenue."
The featured artist for the opening, as well as for the month, is Christopher Stott, whose medium is oil on canvas. The exhibition room showcased around twenty of his paintings. Old candlestick phones, books and vintage folding cameras is among the collection.
(Image by: Courtesy of Elliott Fouts Gallery) (Image by: Courtesy of Elliott Fouts Gallery)
Other oil-based artists include Susan Hoehn, whose landscape repertoire includes the Napa-like "Morning Spring Vines" and "Fall at the Estate," and Joanne Tepper whose paintings include the vibrant "Strawberries on White Linen."
(Image by: Courtesy of Elliott Fouts Gallery) (Image by: Courtesy of Elliott Fouts Gallery) (Image by: Courtesy of Elliott Fouts Gallery)
California landscapes including Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, Yosemite and Point Reyes were largely displayed.
Ceramic multicolored fish by artist Tony Natsoulas and a ceramic "Rocket Vehicle" sculpture by Donald Fritz gave patrons three dimensional crafts to admire among other ceramic pieces by other artists.
Even though the primary art on display focuses on still life and landscapes, pieces in other mediums, such as ceramic sculptures, are being introduced into the collection.
For more information please visit the website of Elliott Fouts Gallery.