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Mylette in her Studio

Welcome to
the Painting Studio of
Mylette Welch

Her humorous and nostalgic paintings depict childhood memories, dreams and everyday encounters. Mylette's paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape -farmers markets, vineyards, vegetable stands, old gas stations and fast food drive-ins. She paints old cars, children, kitchen scenes and Barbie dolls. But she especially loves color and painting dogs.

Mylette at her Easel

About the Artist

Painter Mylette Welch was born in the sun-drenched, color saturated island of Oahu. Her family moved two years later to dusty, dry Bakersfield. “Something was missing.” She remembers thinking, “Where did all the color go?” For anyone who has seen Welch’s paintings, it’s obvious that the color went into her playful portraits of stray dogs, children, old diners, and rusty trucks.

Mylette’s paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape- gas stations, farmer’s markets, the vineyards, neighbor’s gardens, old trucks, and burger stands. But occasionally her paintings veer off into a surrealistic world of dreams and memories, where goldfish swim around the kitchen and accordions fly through the night sky.

“I like dreams bumping against reality.” she explained, comparing this juxtaposition to the moment when you first wake up and your dream is “out in the room somewhere.”

Mylette and Happy

Mylette and Happy (girl and dog on left)

Her old yellow lab mix, Gus emerged as a major subject in many of her works for years. Now five year old Pug Toaster and four year old Pug Lola keep Mylette company as she paints in her studio. Both Pugs are rescues.

Other dogs found their way into Mylette’s works, her grandma’s dog Stubby, Bee-Bee the Shelter’s rotund mascot, Tuna the cat and old Floyd the neighbor dog. In time animal lovers were bringing their family members to be included in the fantasy. Once she paints a dog, he will turn up in paintings for years to come “There are so many dogs to paint and so little time.”

She has developed a series of paintings inspired by the question “what do dogs do late at night-on the loose?” Then a series evolved when she added Barbie dolls to her dog's mouth. In these paintings Barbie lives in a world where she dates Gus instead of Ken. Another project of interest to the artist is painting wonderful old places- fruit stands, diners, gas stations and honky tonks that are fast disappearing from our world.

She also enjoys painting the dogs who hang around the wineries, greet the guests and protect the vineyards around Healdsburg.

Mylette’s work can be found in galleries and shows throughout the area and beyond. “I like to also show in alternative settings like restaurants, schools and the dog groomer.” You may be eating dinner and see a dog and a couple of pigs grinning down at you from one of Mylette’s paintings.

When she paints, Mylette said she works fast and likes to listen to really good music in the company of a sweet Pug with three shades of paint on his tail.

“I try to have a good time,” she said. “When people view my work hope it makes them smile.”

The studio can be visited by appointment.
To visit, please contact Mylette or call: 707-433-7581.
and visit Mylette on Facebook

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Current Events

Mylette's paintings will be on display starting mid-June, 2014 at
Occidental Veterinary Hospital
Location: 3996 Bohemian Hwy, P.O. Box 448 | Occidental, CA | 707.874.2417
Dates: starting mid-June, 2014
For more information visit: www.occidentalvet.com

Mylette is pleased to have several paitnigs on display at
Images, a women's jewelry and accessories shop
with a fabulous new location in Windsor, CA.
Location: 9061 Windsor Road,Windsor, CA 95492 on the Windsor Town Green
Images hours: Mon: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
For more information visit: www.pierceyourears.com

Mylette is one of 50 artists featured in the new book
STUDIO - 50 Sonoma County artists
Photography by Bob Cornelis
Reception Date: Saturday, September 7th from 5pm - 8:30pm at
Reception Location: Gallery 300
300 South A Street, Santa Rosa, CA
Book Information by Bob Cornelis:
STUDIO is a project I started in the summer of 2011.I wanted to do a portrait series in B&W and I wanted to publish a book. With that in mind I started photographing one of my favorite subjects, artists, in one of my favorite places - their studios. There's no better place to drink in the juice of creative energy.
Eighteen months later I had a gallery of portraits of 50 visual artists in Sonoma County. Some of my choices of subjects was a little random, some was very intentional. Ultimately this is a small, but democratic and, hopefully, representative sample of the rich diversity of artists we have in the county.
In order to broaden the context for the work I commissioned 3 essays to be written for the book. The first is by Chester Arnold, one of the artists in the book and it is about his personal experience of the meaning and importance of the studio to an artist. The second, by Jennifer Bethke who teaches art history at Sonoma State, is on portraiture as an art genre. The third essay is by Michael Schwager, who also teaches as Sonoma State and is the gallery director there - it is a survey and assessment of the regional art scene in Sonoma County.
I also have printed each image from the book as a 14" fine art print framed in a black wood 16x20" frame to allow me to share the project as a print exhibition in conjunction with the book.
I have partnered with the Arts Council of Sonoma County and specifically their Arts Education Alliance (AEA) group which is chartered with supporting art programs in K - 2 schools in the county to use the STUDIO project to raise money for their critical efforts in our community. All proceeds of sales of the book and prints is being donated to the AEA.
For More Information about the book: www.studio50artists.com
To get more information about purchasing a book: www.studio50artists.com/purchase.htm
To find out how you can help us to continue to raise money to support art programs for our schools: www.studio50artists.com/contribute.htm

Best Artist of Sonoma County 2012

2012 Press Democrat Readers' Choice competition
Mylette is extremely pleased to have been chosen, in a three-way tie with Mario Uribe and Patrick Amiot, for
Best Artist of Sonoma County
The Press Democrat had 1,800 readers participate in online voting. There will be a print guide that will offer a complete listing of all the winners. It will be published as a magazine and included in The Press Democrat in September. Additionally, All the winners were honored with a celebration on September 27, 2012, (photo below).

Thanks Sonoma Co., The Press Democrat, Chris Smith and Brad Calkins for the kind words.

For more check out our Read the Press section articles, "Creative times 3" and "Best Artist of Sonoma County".

Mylette's art can now be found at
A Dog's Life
Dog Spa and Owner Resource Center
A Dog's Life has 2 locations:
Sunnyvale Location:
1249 Birchwood Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089 • Tel: (408) 747-1111
Palo Alto Location:
885 Commercial St, Palo Alto, CA 94303 • Tel: (650) 494-3647
For more information visit: www.dogslife.biz/art.html or
E-mail: info@dogslife.biz

Mylette is pleased to be represented by
COCA - Coalition of California Artists
COCA is a group of California Artists marketing to the Home Furnishings Industry. The artists are a direct resource for interior designers, decorators, showrooms and retail furniture stores. Check the COCA site for current events.
COCA site: coca-art.com
and visit: coca-art.blogspot.com
COCA on Facebook
COCA at www.houzz.com

Mylette is a gallery partner at Graton Gallery
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
For information on Graton Gallery and the current show check out our section
What's Happenning at GRATON GALLERY
Tel: (707) 829-8912
Visit: www.gratongallery.com

Upcoming Events

Mylette's paintings will be a featured artist for the month of August, 2014, at
ART Trails Gallery at Corricks
Dates: the month of August, 2014
Opening Reception: August 1, 2014, 5pm-7pm
Location: Corricks Stationary, 637 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
For more information visit: ART Trails Gallery at Corricks.

Mylette wiil be showing her paintings for the one day event
Tour d’Organics Bicycle Ride
at
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Date: August 10, 2014, 11am-6pm
Location: 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol, CA
For more information visit: www.seb.org.

Mylette will be opening her studio this fall for
ART Trails 2014
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, October 11-12 and 18-19, 2014
More Information to Come!.

Mylette's annual show at
Graton Gallery
will be December 2, 2014 - January 11, 2015. Her guest artist will be Nancy Winn
More Information to Come!.
Mylette is a gallery partner at Graton Gallery
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
For information on Graton Gallery and the current show check out our section
What's Happenning at GRATON GALLERY
Tel: (707) 829-8912
Visit: www.gratongallery.com

Recent Events

Mylette's new studio

Mylette again opened her studio for
Art at the Source 2014
West Sonoma County's annual Open Studios event.
Mylette showed in her studio in Sebastopol with guest artist Ceramicist Nancy Morgan.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, May 31 & June 1 and June 7 & 8, 2014, 10am - 5pm
Location: 222 Pitt Ave, Sebastopol, CA
Studio: 707-433-7581 or contact Mylette
For more information visit: www.artatthesource.org

Stink Eye at the Crab Shack

NH2 Salon and COCA Benefit for Hairdressers with Heart
NH2 Salon and COCA will hold and opening reception and silent auction on February 13 to benefit Hairdressers with Heart. 30% of the proceeds from Art sales will go directly to the foundation which offers pro bono hairdressing services and wig fitting to those suffering from hair related side effects from cancer treatment. Hairdressers with heart was started by the owners of NH2, Nicole Hitchcock and Nina Husen who have created a national network of salons and stylists to support cancer victims.
Event Artists: Linda Donohue, Misho, Hilla Hueber, Andrzej Karawaki, Julia Rymer Brucker, Valerie Scott, Catherine McCauley, Raymond Difley. Katerina Connearney, Roberta Aherns, Mylette Welch, Jennifer Hirschfield
Show Dates: February 13 - March 27, 2014
Come to the opening to support a great cause!
Opening Reception: February 13, 2014 6pm - 8pm
Location: NH2 Salon
208 Vintage Way K-29 (second floor) Novato, CA 94945
Phone: 415.897.8777

COCA- Art at Triptych Art Lounge and Restaurant
Mylette showed with the COCA artists for a group show at the San Francisco resaurant, Triptych.
Triptych Art Cafe and Restaurant welcomed COCA artists for their first group show of 2013/2014. The artists have created a unique exhibit with recent work in the sizes and with prices that make them suitable for gifts- even gifts you give yourself.
Event Artists: Katerina Connearney, Raymond Difley, Linda Donohue, Jennifer Bec Hirshfield, Hilla Hueber, Andrzej Karawacki, Catherine McCauley, Michel Misho, Valerie Scott & Mylette Welch
Dates: December 5, 2013 - March 3, 2014
Location: 1155 Folsom St, SF, CA, 94103
For more information visit: www.triptychsf.com
COCA - Coalition of California Artists is a group of California Artists marketing to the Home Furnishings Industry. The artists are a direct resource for interior designers, decorators, showrooms and retail furniture stores. Check the COCA site for current events.
COCA site: coca-art.com

Doxie Bee

Mylette had many of her paintings on display in Santa Rosa at the
Medical Staffing Network.
Show Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, November 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014
Reception: December 5, 2013, 4pm - 6pm
Address: 50 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 301,
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Mylette joined other local artists for a
Fulton Crossing Month of Sundays
Fulton Crossing is a new multi-tenant artisan center. The exhibit will continue for a monh of Sundays. Mylette will have 5 paintings on display.
Location: 1200 River Road, Fulton, CA
Sundays: January 5,12,19 & 26, 2014, 1pm - 5pm

COCA Benefit Brunch and Art Show
Mylette and the other COCA artists celebrated by giving back to the community. COCA partnered with the UCSF Alliance Health Project, well-known to many of you through their Fundraiser event Art for AIDS. COCA hosted a Benefit Brunch, Silent Auction and Art Sale to benefit the UCSF Alliance Health Project on Sunday, January 19, 2014.
Ticket sale proceeds were be donated to the UCSF Alliance Health Project as well as 30% of the art sales made during this event.
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Misho Gallery ~ Sobel Building
680 Eighth St, Suite 230, San Francisco, CA 94103
www.mishogallery.com - Phone: 415-577-5802
For more information about UCSF Alliance Health Project visit:
www.ucsf-ahp.org/about_ahp/mission-history-and-programs
COCA - Coalition of California Artists is a group of California Artists marketing to the Home Furnishings Industry. The artists are a direct resource for interior designers, decorators, showrooms and retail furniture stores. Check the COCA site for current events.
COCA site: coca-art.com

Mylette opened her studio for a
Holiday Open Studio
Location: 222 Pitt Ave, Sebastopol, CA, 95472
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, December 14 & 15, 2013 - 11am to 4pm both days
Prints, ornaments, small paintings or large. Many have discounted prices. Also Pugs in silly hats, wine and cookies.
Studio: 707-433-7581 or contact Mylette

Mylette and Squid outside her studio

Mylette opened her new studio in Sebastopol, CA, during
The 28th Annual Sonoma County Open Studios Tour,
ARTrails 2013
Tour Dates: Saturdays & Sundays,
October 12 & 13 and 19 & 20, 2013
Hours: 10am -5pm
Address: 222 Pitt Ave., Sebastopol, CA
For more information please visit www.sonomaarts.com/artrails/.

A Vineyard Crew

Mylette had a solo show this year at
Dutton-Goldfield Winery tasting room
Dates: mid July through mid September, 2013
Location: Dutton-Goldfield Winery, 3100 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Winery Hours: 10am to 4:30pm daily.
Phone: 707.827.3600 or 707.823.3887

Animal Kingdom

Mylette and Maria Esther Sund were the featured artists at
Graton Gallery's summer show
Summer Songs
with guest artists Larry Cannon and Popi Tyler
Dates: July 2 - August 11, 2013
Mylette featured her Flower paintings.
Mylette is a gallery partner at Graton Gallery
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
For information on Graton Gallery and the current show check out our section
What's Happenning at GRATON GALLERY
Tel: (707) 829-8912
Visit: www.gratongallery.com

Down in the Vineyard

Mylette was featured in a solo show at
Rochioli Winery in Healdsburg
Dates: June 20 -July 31, 2013
Location: Rochioli winery, 6192 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA, 95448
www.rochioliwinery.com

Mylette's new studio

Mylette again participated in
Art at the Source 2013
West Sonoma County;s annual Open Studios event.
This is Mylette's first year at her new studio in Sebastopol. Ceramicist Nancy Morgan was her guest artist.
Dates: First two weekends in June!
Saturdays and Sundays, June 1 & 2 and 8 & 9, 2013, 10am - 5pm
Location: 222 Pitt Ave, Sebastopol, CA
Studio: 707-433-7581 or contact Mylette
For more information visit: www.artatthesource.org

Mylette was pleased to have a painting accepted into the juried exhibition
Flower Power at the
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Juried by Satri Pencak
Exhibition Dates: April 4 - May 10, 2013
Location: 282 South High St., Sebastopol, CA, 95472
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 1pm - 4pm
For More Information: Call (707) 829-4797
and visit sebarts.org

Barks For Art

Adamson Gallery

Mylette joined over 30 artists in Sacramento for Adamson Gallery's
13th Annual Dog & Cat Show
Barks For Art
Show dates: December 6, 2012 - January 31, 2013
Preview Reception: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 5pm - 8pm
Second Saturday Reception: Saturday, December 8, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
Photographer Robin Hagy will be doing pet portraits during both receptions and by appointment, (call 916.505.1502).
Gallery Location: The historical Art Foundry Building at 1021 R St., Suite 15, Sacramento, CA,
in the Historic downtown "R" Street District.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday - by appointment
Adamson Gallery is representing Mylette's work in Sacramento.
For more information call: 916.492.2207
or visit: www.theadamsongallery.com

Mylette's paintings were on display for a few months in Glen Ellen at the
Arthouse Gallery
Starting Date: March 16, 2012
Location: 13758 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen, CA, 95442
Gallery Hours: Daily, 11am - 5pm
For More Information: Call (707) 933-9883
or visit: www.arthousegallery.ifsn.org

Mylette and the other COCA artists presented their
First COCA Group Show of 2013 at the
Misho Gallery in San Francisco.
Location: Misho Gallery, 680 8th Street suite 230, San Francisco, CA 94103
Misho Gallery: 415-655-1838 or MishoGallery@Yahoo.com
Designer Preview Luncheon: Thursday, December 17, 2012, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Artists Reception: Friday, January 18, 2013, 5pm - 9pm
Closing Date: January 26, 2013
COCA - Coalition of California Artists is a group of California Artists marketing to the Home Furnishings Industry. The artists are a direct resource for interior designers, decorators, showrooms and retail furniture stores.
COCA site: coca-art.com
and visit: coca-art.blogspot.com
COCA on Facebook
COCA at www.houzz.com

Mylette has joined other artists to be represented by
COCA - Coalition of California Artists
COCA is a group of California Artists marketing to the Home Furnishings Industry. The artists are a direct resource for interior designers, decorators, showrooms and retail furniture stores. As a group we market to the public through our San Francisco Gallery.
COCA Gallery Location: 390 Kansas St., San Francisco, CA
at 17th Street, 2 blocks south of the Design Center.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 12pm-5pm, Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Opening Celebration: July 13, 2012, 5pm - 8pm
The Friday night opening was a huge success and the artists really worked together to make it all happen . The space was filled to the brim. The artists in this first showing are Roberta Ahrens, Katerina Connearney, Raymond Difley, Linda Donohue, Hilla Hueber, Jennifer Bec Hirshfield, Andrzej M. Karwacki, Catherine McCauley, Misho, Linda Saytes, Valerie Scott, Mylette Welch.
For more information call: 415-577-5802
e-mail: coca-art@hotmail.com
and visit: coca-art.blogspot.com

COCA Grand Opening


Historic downtown "R" Street in Sacramento

Adamson Gallery

A fantastic new Gallery is representing Mylette's work in Sacramento.
Adamson Gallery
Gallery Location: The historical Art Foundry Building at 1021 R St., Suite 15, Sacramento, CA,
in the Historic downtown "R" Street District.
Gallery Opening: Saturday July 14, 2012, 5pm - 9pm
Colleen Adamson is introducing her new Gallery space in Sacramento with a soft opening this Saturday July 14 as part of the district's Second Saturday Art Walk. Mylette's paintings are featured. Come by and say hello. Please join Colleen Adamson and Farrell Scott on this magical adventure of bringing special art, unique gift and interior design needs to life.
Colleen is Mylette's long time friend, collector and fellow advocate for animals.
For more information visit: www.theadamsongallery.com

Meadow

Mylette opened her studio in Healdsburg, during
The 27th Annual Sonoma County Open Studios Tour,
ARTrails 2012
Tour Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, October 13 & 14 and 20 & 21, 2012
Hours: 10am -5pm
Address: 307A Powell Ave., Healdsburg, CA
Directions: From Hwy. 101 N. take the Dry Creek Exit, turn right, at Healdsburg Ave., turn right, then left on Powell Ave.
For more information please visit www.sonomaarts.com/artrails/.

Riverfront Art Gallery

Mylette is pleased to be in the juried show
Showin' On The River at the
Riverfront Art Gallery
Gallery Location: 132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma, California 94952
Show Dates: July 14 - September 9, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday July 14, 2012, 5pm - 9pm
Gallery Hours: Wed, Thurs & Sun from 11:00am - 7:00pm
Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00am - 8:00pm, Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
For more information: call (707) 775-4ART (775-4278) or
E-mail info@riverfrontartgallery.com

COCA Cocktail Party for Bay Area interior designers
Party Date: August 15, 2012, 5pm - 8pm
COCA - Coalition of California Artists
is a group of California Artists marketing to the Home Furnishings Industry. The artists are a direct resource for interior designers, decorators, showrooms and retail furniture stores. As a group we market to the public through our San Francisco Gallery.
Mylette is represented by COCA
COCA Gallery Location: 390 Kansas St., San Francisco, CA
at 17th Street, 2 blocks south of the Design Center.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday from 12pm-5pm, Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
For more information call: 415-577-5802
e-mail: coca-art@hotmail.com
and visit: coca-art.blogspot.com

Dining with the Cat

Mylette, a Graton Gallery partner, and guest artists were featured during
Graton Gallery"s Summer Show
"Dog Treats"
Guest Artists: Susie Peterson/Richard Moore, Linda Schroeter & Gen Zorich
Graton Gallery Location: 9048 Graton Rd, Graton, CA,95444
Show Dates: July10 - August 19, 2012
A percentage of sales went to theHealdsburg Animal Shelter
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm, closed Monday
For information on Graton Gallery and the current show check out our section
What's Happenning at GRATON GALLERY
Tel: (707) 829-8912
Visit: www.gratongallery.com

painting- 'Mylette's display at Art At The Source 2011'

Mylette's display at Art At The Source 2011
One weekend of rain and one of sunshine. Come no matter what the weather!

Along with artist Rik Olson and ceramicist Nancy Morgan, Mylette showed her paintings at
West Sonoma County Annual Open Studio Tour
Art at the Source 2012
at Rik Olson's studio.
Location:12869 Occidental Rd., Sebastopol, CA
Tour Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, June 2nd & 3rd and June 9th & 10th, 2012
Hours:10am - 5pm
Visit: www.artatthesource.org
For more information:
Please contact Mylette and visit: www.rikolson.com

Mylette had a painting on on display at the
Sebastopol Center for the Arts for a
Art at the Source Preview Exhibit 2012
Sebastopol Center for the Arts hosted a preview exhibit featuring a piece of each participating Art at the Source artist's work.
Dates: May 18 -June 10, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 6pm - 8pm
Gallery Location: 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol, CA
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm, Saturday 1pm - 4pm
Extended gallery hours are Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm on the Art at the Source tour weekends
For more information: Call 707-829-4797
or visit: www.sebarts.org

Mylette's paintings will be on display for the month of May at the
West County Design for a
Showcase of Art at the Source artists
Dates: The Month of May, 2012
Location: 14390 Hwy 1, Valley Ford, CA, 94972
Showroom Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm
For more information: Call 707-876-1963
or visit: www.westcountydesign.com

Mylette and her partners in the Side Street Gallery announce
Side Street Gallery is Moving!
We're taking our art work, fun, music and dogs across the street. We're still Side Street Gallery.
Our new Address: 9086 Windsor Rd, Windsor, CA, 95492
The Reopening Bash will be on Saturday April 14, 2012, 5pm - 8pm.
Stay tuned! We're back!

Mylette was in a group show with other ARTrail artists at the
Love in the Depot
at Santa Rosa Depot at Railroad Square Visitor's Center
Location: The restored train depot at the corner of Fourth and Wilson Street in Historic Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, CA
Show Dates: 2 Months starting February 6, 2012

Mylette's paintings were on display as part of
Healdsburg Center for the Arts Group Show
Feathers & Fur - Animal Artworks
Show Dates: February 29 - April 2, 2012
Location: 130 Plaza St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
For More Information: Call (707) 431-1970
or visit: www.healdsburgcenterforthearts.com

Mylette's was represented at Alderbrook Winery Tasting Room for several months ending March, 2012 for
" Dogflunce"
The Alderbrook Winery Wine Club will be highlighting dogs and cats in local shelters. There will be dog-friendly events that will contribute to the dogs in need in our community.
Mylette: "I'm excited to have my work attached to Alderbrook's wine club promotional materials for Dogflunce.The Alderbrook people are truly friends of the animals. Anything that promotes shelter adoptions and the joy of having pets in our lives is dear to my heart."
Tasting Room Hours: Open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm
Address: 2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448
For more information call: 800-405-5987
or visit: www.alderbrook.com and get the Map and Directions

Past Events

Mylette was the featured Artist from June, 2011, to February, 2012, at
Red Tail Ridge Winery
beginning on the winery's June 10th Certification Celebration
Location: 846 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Red Tail Ridge is the first New York winery to be certifed LEED green for it's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council. Red Tail Ridge Winery has recieved"gold" certification, the most stringent of the four levels in the council's green building program.
Red Tail Ridge Winery is proud to support Good Karma, a grass roots organization dedicated to feeding the hungry.10% of the profits from our Good Karma wine go directly to supporting this worthy cause.
Visit: www.redtailridgewinery.com/ or call 315-536-4580

IT'S A LAUNCH!!
For the Newest Phantom Gallery in Downtown Windsor, CA
Mylette, along with her friends Nancy Morgan, Amy Smith and Paula Smith,
opened a new gallery!
The Side Street Art Gallery
Location: 507 David Clayton Rd, Windsor, CA,
just off Windsor Rd. in New/Oldtown Windsor.
Opening Celebration: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Featuring Mylette's dog and botanical paintings, Amy's unique hats, Paula's delightful paintings and ceramics, and Nancy's very own style of pottery. The partners created a cozy place for everyone to come and visit us and enjoy the art. Several amazing "Phantom" Art Galleries have opened in the unoccupied storefronts of Windsor, creating a new and vibrant art scene.

Mylette's paintings were on display at
TaraSun Animal Rescue Retreat's
First Annual Fundraiser
Date: November 6, 2011, 12pm - 4pm
Location: Aubergine
455 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol, CA
An afternoon filled with delicious food, great music, local art, and a silent auction. TaraSun Animal Rescue Retreat is a 501©3 non-profit. 100% of donation proceeds will go directly to help the animals.
For more information visit: www.tarasun.org

Mylette's Studio

Mylette opened her studio in Healdsburg, California, for all to see during
The 26th Annual Sonoma County Open Studios Tour,
ARTrails 2011
Tour Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, October 15 & 16 and 22 & 23, 2011
Hours: 10am -5pm
Address: 307A Powell Ave., Healdsburg, CA
Directions: From Hwy. 101 N. take the Dry Creek Exit, turn right, at Healdsburg Ave., turn right, then left on Powell Ave.
For more information please visit www.sonomaarts.com/artrails/
For a ARTrails studios map visit: www.sonomaarts.com/artrails/artrails_download_maps
Mylette is #114 on the North County map.

ARTrails 2011 Preview Exhibit
Work by all 133 ARTrails artists, including Mylette, were on display at the
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Location: 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
Show Dates: September 24 - October 28, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24, 4:00-6:00pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm
For more information visit: www.wellsfargocenterarts.org

Mylette's paintings were also be on display at
Graton Gallery's ARTrails 2011 Preview Exhibit
Located in downtown Graton
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Show Dates: October 4 - 24, 2011
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 9, 3:00-6:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm
For more information please contact Graton Gallery:
(707) 829-8912
or visit: www.gratongallery.com

Mylette was the featured artist at the
Healdsburg Animal Shelter Fundraiser at
BARK-BQ Bark for fun!
Empire Boat & RV Storage
13100 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Date and Time: Sunday, September 25, 2011,12pm to 4pm
Fun for the whole family including your pets.... Benefiting the Healdsburg Animal Shelter. Where cool dogs get adopted!! Pet Adoptions - Police Dog Demo - Pet Costume Contest - Wine Tasting - Games for Kids - Silent Auction- Food - Face Painting - Rekai for Dog - Raffles. Local Artists: featuring Mylette Welch. CHP: Police Dog Demo's by Frank Romano from 1:00 pm-3:00pm. Live Music by: The Acoustic Echoes from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Food provided by: BBQ Bistro Cafe, Larry Vito Catering. Seating provided by: Party Tents & Events.
For more information: Contact Amanda or Lois at:
Phone: 707-433-8900
E-mail: EmpireBoatStorage@att.net
Visit: www.boatrvstoragehealdsburg.com/events

One Day Only - August 20, 2011
Mylette's paintings were on display on the Russian River at
Richard's Grove & Saralee's Vineyard for
16th Annual Grape to Glass
Hog in the Fog Pre-Harvest Party

The party started with a wine tasting reception and Farmer's Market at 4 pm showcasing more than 70 wineries, growers and producers of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers. Offered were Russian River Valley wines, fresh and local delicacies from local restaurants and caterers and fresh produce and products from local artisan food producers. Attendees wined, dined and shopped while strolling through the park-like setting at Richard's Grove & Saralee's Vineyard and viewing the work of local artists and bidding on the silent auction of oversized and special bottlings, restaurant dinners and gift baskets. Following the reception was a feast like no other - a savory barbecue dinner of pulled pork, steak, chicken and all the fixins.
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2011, 4pm
Address: 3575 Slusser Rd, Windsor, CA
For more information:
Visit:
www.rrvw.org/grape-to-glass-2011 or Call: 707-521-2534

Mylette's paintings were featured in a solo show in Graton, CA, at
Willow Wood Market Cafe
Dates: March 6th - August 20, 2011
Location: 9020 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444
Cafe Phone: 707-823-0233
Willow Wood has become a beloved favorite for locals and travelers alike. Their customers continue to vote for them the North Bay Bohemian's Reader's Choice Awards in multiple categories. In 2008, they were awarded Sonoma County's Best Breakfast, Best Brunch, and Best Spot to Dine Alone.
They have also received Mylette's own award of Best Food Ever! Mylette's dog Squid is a personal friend of the owner and it's Squid's top pick too.

Doxie Dreams

Mylette, a Graton Gallery partner, and guest artists were featured during
Graton Gallery"s Summer Show
"Gimme Shelter"
On display were portraits of dogs &: other critters look'n for a home. A percentage of proceeds were donated to the animal shelters of Sonoma County
Guests Artists:
Ken Berman - Cubist style paintings with industrial elements
Bert Kaplan - Pastel paintings
Peggy Sebera - Oil paintings, landscapes of Sonoma County

Dates: July 5 - August 15, 2011
Artists Reception: Saturday, July 9, 3 - 6pm
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm, closed Monday
For more information:
Gallery Tel: (707) 829-8912
Visit: www.gratongallery.com

Mylette and her art were at Alderbrook Winery for
Dog Days of Summer
Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer and National Hot Dog Month at Alderbrook. The event included the rockin' blues of The Hellhounds! Also Chicago style hot dogs for all and goodie bags by the Healdsburg Dog House for your canine companions. Attendees with a pooch and got 20% off purchases. Also included was a pet costume contest.
Date: Saturday, /July 23, 12 - 4pm, 2011
Address: 2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448
For more information call: 800-405-5987
or visit: www.alderbrook.com and get the Map and Directions

painting- 'Mylette's display at Art At The Source 2011'

Mylette's display at Art At The Source 2011

painting- 'Mylette's display at Art At The Source 2010'

Mylette's display at Art At The Source 2010

Along with artist Rik Olson and ceramicist Nancy Morgan, Mylette showed her paintings at
West Sonoma County Annual Open Studio Tour
Art at the Source 2011
at Rik Olson's studio.
Location:12869 Occidental Rd.,Sebastopol, CA
Tour Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, June 4th & 5th and June 11th & 12th, 2011
Hours:10am - 5pm
Visit: www.artatthesource.org
For more information:
Please contact Mylette and visit: www.rikolson.com

Mylette's entry #90 “Chicken Thief”

Mylette again entered the
Mutt Lynch Winery - Dog Art Today
2011 Annual Dog Art Wine Label Contest

The theme this year was "Naughty" And there were some amazing pieces to vote on. Mylette submitted #90 "Chicken Thief".
The top 10 finalists were announced Monday, May 23. The judges, Brenda Lynch of Mutt Lynch Winery, Moira McLaughlin of Dog Art Today, and Rae Huestis, label designer, selected the winner who was announced on Wednesday May 25.
Visit: Dog Art Today and Mutt Lynch Winery

Mylette was guest artist at
Shawna Stony at the San Francisco Showroom/gallery.
Address: 390 Kansas St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Dates: April 16 - May 22, 2011
Shawna Stoney is a manufacturer of high style, high quality furniture,
lighting, and accessories.
For more information call: 415 863-9700
or visit: www.shawnastoney.com

Mylette joined Healdsburg cermamicist Joann Cassady for a showing at
Alderbrook Winery Tasting Room
Alderbrook winery is very dog friendly and the tasting room is all about fun and good cheer. The wine is wonderful and on certain days, the winery donates a % of sales to our local shelter. The winery also is active in rescue issues.
Show Dates: March 4th - June 13th, 2011
Tasting Room Hours: Open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm
Address: 2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448
For more information call: 800-405-5987
or visit: www.alderbrook.com and get the Map and Directions

Mylette's paintings were on display in Petaluma as part of
Dimensions Galleria's garden show
The Garden Palette
Dates: February 25th - March 31st, 2011
Artists Reception: March 19th, 2011
Location: 115 Petaluma Blvd. N. Petaluma, CA
Dimensions Galleria Hours:
Friday & Saturday 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
Moday through Thursday by appointment
For more information: Tel: 707-763-3515 or 707-287-1990
Visit: www.dimensionsgalleria.com
Mylette is represented by Dimensions Galleria.

Mylette joined
Russian River Art Gallery
a cooperative of local artists and their guests for:
Love: Sweet and Sour
Commemorating the experience of romance, whether it be sweet, or bitter, salty, spicy, or just warm and fuzzy.
Show Dates: January 15th - February 28th, 2011
Gallery Hours: 11am - 5pm, closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Address: 16200 First st. (on the Plaza), Guerneville, CA 95446
For more information call: 707-869-9099

Mylette and her painting “Feed Me” have been mentioned in
The Press Democrat's Art Blog for February 3, 2011.
Art is where you find it, so find it
View Press Democrat Arts Blog: arts.blogs.pressdemocrat.com
and the Februay 3, 2011 post
and check out this site's Read the Press section.

Mylette participated in
Fit n' Furry Pet Resort's 2nd Annual
Doggie Xmas Crafts Fair
with small paintings, prints and ornaments.
Date: Saturday, December 11th, 2010
Hours: 10am - 4pm
Address: 860 Lindberg Lane, Petaluma, CA
or visit: www.fitnfurry.com

THE DOG & CAT SHOW, WITH THE ADDITION OF A HORSE!

Mylette's paintings were on display in Sacramento at
Skinner/Howard Contemporary Art Gallery's December;s Annual Fundraiser!
THE DOG & CAT SHOW, WITH THE ADDITION OF A HORSE!
The December show was a fun and gift-giving kind of show with lots of reasonably priced art work, providing Holiday shopping here and support for non-profit. This year it is the Grace Foundation of Northern California. The Grace Foundation of Northern California is an equine rescue and rehabilitation facility located in El Dorado Hills, CA. Both the artist and the gallery contributed 10% of the retail price to the fundraiser.
Preview Party: Thursday, December 9th, from 5 - 8pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 11th from 6 - 9pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday from 12 - 5 pm and by Appointment
Address: 723 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
For more information call: 916-446-1786
or visit: www.skinnerhowardart.com

Mylette opened her studio for two days this holiday season.
with paintings, prints and ornaments.
Dates: Saturday, November 27th and Sunday, December 19th, 2010
Hours: 10am - 5pm
Address: 307A Powell Ave, Healdsburg, CA

Mylette's Open Studio for the Holidays!

Paintings, Prints, Ornaments, Cookies and Pugs

Sonoma County Gazette 8th Annual Self-Guided Shopping tour

Mylette and Graton Gallery are mentioned in the new
Sonoma County Gazette 8th Annual Self-Guided Shopping tour
Small Shops of Sonoma County
For More of the guide article visit our section: Read the Press
and Visit http://sonomacountygazette.com/

Michel-Schlumberge Winery

Mylette was the featured artist at
Michel-Schlumberge Wine Estate Tasting Room.
Dates: October and November, 2010
Tasting Room Location: 4155 Wine Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA
Tasting Room Hours: Daily, 11am - 5pm (no appointment required, but recommended)
For More Information: Call 707-433-7427 or Visit www.michelschlumberger.com

Mylette's paintings were on display at Graton Gallery's
Gallery Artists' Group Show
Featuring fine art paintings and prints by Sally Baker, Susan Ball, Pam Lewis, Soo Noga, Rik Olson, Linda Ratzlaff and Mylette Welch, with guest artists Debbie Van Dyke and Jill Keller-Peters.
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton, CA
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Show Dates: October 26 - December 5, 2010
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm, Closed Mondays
For more information please contact Graton Gallery:
(707) 829-8912
or visit: www.gratongallery.com

Mylette again opened her studio in Healdsburg, California for all to see during
The 25th Annual Sonoma County Open Studios Tour,
ARTrails 2010
Tour Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, October 9th & 10th and 16th & 17th, 2010
Hours: 10am -5pm
Address: 307A Powell Ave., Healdsburg, CA
Directions: From Hwy. 101 N. take the Dry Creek Exit, turn right, at Healdsburg Ave., turn right, then left on Powell Ave.
For a map and complete information please visit www.sonomaarts.com/artrails/

The Arts Council Gallery is home to the
ARTrails 2010 Preview Exhibit
Location: ArtSpace404
404 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA
Show Dates: September 25th - October 22nd, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 25th, 6pm - 8pm, 2010
ArtSpace404 Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm, Saturday as posted
(only during ARTrails weekends) Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm
For more information visit: www.ArtsCouncilSC.com and www.sonomaarts.com/artrails/
or Phone: (707) 579-2787

Mylette's paintings were on display atGraton Gallery's
ARTrails 2010 Preview Exhibit
Located in downtown Graton
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Show Dates:October 2nd - October 22nd, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm
For more information please contact Graton Gallery:
(707) 829-8912
or visit: www.gratongallery.com

Paintings from Mylette's Carnival series were included in Dimensions Galleria's show
Poe's and Crows
Dates: October 5th - November 2nd, 2010
Dimensions Galleria displayed art that is related to the Day of the Dread, Crows/Ravens and Edgar Allen Poe.
Location: 115 Petaluma Blvd. N. Petaluma, CA
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday 12 pm -6 pm
Friday & Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm
For more information: Tel: 707-287-1990 or 707-888-6804
Visit: www.dimensionsgalleria.com
Mylette is represented by Dimensions Galleria.

On Saturday, September 25th Mylette's art was on display at Dimensions Galleria
for the one day city wide art and culinary event
Taste of Petaluma
On Saturday, September 25th, Dimensions Galleria once again participated in Taste of Petaluma and hosted Nick's Cove, Pat Kuleto's latest dining experience. Adam Mali, head chef and Petaluma resident, brought this wonderful Tomales Bay restaurant to Petaluma. They will also be collaborated with Drake's Bay Oysters. Cline Wines also be joined the party. The gallery displayed food inspired art in to the mix as well for a celebration of the beauty of food and art together.
Google Taste of Petaluma for more information, other venues and ticket sales.
Dates: September 25th, 2010, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 115 Petaluma Blvd. N. Petaluma, CA
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday 12 pm -6 pm
Friday & Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm
For more information: Tel: 707-287-1990 or 707-888-6804
Visit: www.dimensionsgalleria.com
Mylette is represented by Dimensions Galleria.

Mylette showed her paintings at the
Sonoma County Fall Fine Arts Festival
Location: Montgomery Village Shopping Center, 911,Village Court Mall, Santa Rosa, CA
Dates: September 11th & 12th, 2010
Hours: 10am - 5:30pm
This is an open-air festival with live music, great food and award winning local wines to complement the Art.

Mylette, a Graton Gallery partner, was part of Graton Gallery's late summer show:
Beauty and the Beasts
Featuring Mylette Welch, Marsha Connell, Ann Martin Garland & Suki Diamond.
Dates: August 17 - September 2
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm, closed Monday
For more information please contact Graton Gallery:
(707) 829-8912 or visit: www.gratongallery.com
and check out our section,
What's Happenning at GRATON GALLERY

Tamberlane's new location

Tamberlane
A personal and home accessories shop in Sebastopol, California, represents Mylette's paintings at their new location in a beautiful old bank building starting in July, 2010
Location: 101 S Main Street, Sebastopol, CA, 95472
Corner of South Main St. and Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, CA
Phone: 707-829-5006
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meet Squid

Meet Squid

Mylette's new pug and future star model arrived Sunday, June 27, 2010
Squid
Rescued recently (2010), Squid is 6 years old and Mylette found him through PugPros - Pug Rescue of Sacramento. If you are interested in rescuing a beautiful Pug companion, visit www.pugpros.org

The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA

The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA

Mylette was the featured artist at
Solomon Wine Company's tasting room at
The Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA
Dates: May 1st -Aug 15th, 2010
Location: 35265 Willow Ave, Clarksburg, CA, just 17 minutes southwest of Sacramento.
Soloman's Clarksburg tasting room offers the full range of Cloud 9, Garsa, and Muse wines. While at the Old Sugar Mill (and yes, it really was an actual, operating sugar mill), check out the other four tasting rooms there.
Tasting Room Hours:Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 - 5:00 pm
For more information visit: www.solomonwine.com
E-mail: info@solomonwine.com
Tel: 916-744-1131

Mylette's paintings were on display in Graton, CA, for the summer of 2010 at
Willow Wood Market Cafe
Location: 9020 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444
Cafe Phone: 707-823-0233
Willow Wood has become a beloved favorite for locals and travelers alike. Their customers continue to vote for them the North Bay Bohemian's Reader's Choice Awards in multiple categories. In 2008, they were awarded Sonoma County's Best Breakfast, Best Brunch, and Best Spot to Dine Alone.
They have also received Mylette's own award of Best Food Ever!

Mylette was, once again, the featured artist at Sacramento's
Buckhorn Grill
Dates: November 27, 2009 - August, 2010.
Buckhorn Grill is Located in Midtown Sacramento, California
At:1801 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Buckhorn Grill Tel: 916-448-9400
Fax: 916-446-1137

painting- 'Graton Gallery's Art Garden'

Wesley at the Beach

Mylette was the featured artist at
The Lodge at Sea Ranch
Dates: July 2-Aug 2, 2010
Location: Sea Ranch Lodge, 60 Sea Walk Drive,
the Sea Ranch, CA, 95497
The Sea Ranch Lodge is located on the northern end of Sonoma Coast 29 miles North of the coastal Town of Jenner, a three hour drive from San Francisco and one hour drive south of Mendocino.
More Information:
The Lodge Tel: 707-785-2371
www.searanchlodge.com

painting- 'Down in the Vineyard'

Down in the Vineyard

Mylette's paintings were on view at Rosenblum Cellars Healdsburg Tasting Room.
Mylette had 12 paintings on display at the charming tasting room of Rosenblum Cellars, home of well known dog lovers. The show is part of the wineries showcasing Art at the Source Artists.
Rosenblum Cellars is loved for its world-class zinfandels, Rosenblum has also established a reputation for crafting acclaimed Rhône varietals in its own ripe and robust style. This unique approach has culminated in a diverse portfolio of award-winning wines in several categories, including its Reserves, Vineyard Designates, Appellation Series and Cuvée Series.
Dates: March 13th 2010 through June.

painting- 'Graton Gallery's Art Garden'

Graton Gallery's Art Garden

Mylette, a Graton Gallery partner, was featured in
Art in the Garden:
Graton Gallery's Summer Festival of Art

This summer, the finest of local art appears among the flowers and fountains of Graton Gallery's garden as twenty eight fine artists participate in outside art shows each weekend beginning May 30 through September 26, 2010. With this special summer-long event, Graton Gallery augments its dynamic line-up of artists with the addition of original works by new guest artists, including many local favorites.
Mylette was featured in the Garden on
June 18, 19 & 20. 2010 Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm, closed Monday
For more information please contact Graton Gallery:
(707) 829-8912 or visit: www.gratongallery.com
and check our section,
What's Happenning at GRATON GALLERY

painting- 'Mylette's display at Art At The Source 2009'

Mylette's display at Art At The Source 2009

Along with artist Rik Olson and ceramicist Nancy Morgan, Mylette showed her paintings at
West Sonoma County Annual Open Studio Tour
Art at the Source 2010
Mylette showed at Rik Olson's studio.
Location:12869 Occidental Rd.,Sebastopol, CA
Tour Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, June 5th & 6th and June 12th & 13th, 2010
Hours:10am - 5pm
Visit: www.artatthesource.org
For more information:
Please contact Mylette and visit: www.rikolson.com

Mylette's entry #36 “Monkey Business”

Mylette has again entered the
Mutt Lynch Winery - Dog Art Today
2nd Annual Dog Art Wine Label Contest

Mylette's entry #36
Voting took place May 19 - May 25, 2010.
Visit: http://dreamdogsart.typepad.com/art/2010/05/vote-now-for-the-2010-mutt-lynch-winery-dog-art-today-wine-label-contest.html
The winner was selected by judges from the top 10 finalists and announced on May 27, 2010. The wine label will be revealed at the August 14, 2010 Dog Days of Summer event at Mutt Lynch Winery.
Visit: Dog Art Today and Mutt Lynch Winery

Mylette was the featured artist in Petaluma at the Dimensions Galleria show
Through the Garden Gate
Dates: March 3rd- May 31, 2010
Location: 115 Petaluma Blvd. N. Petaluma, CA
Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday noon to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday noon to 8 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday, by appt.
For more information:
Dimensions Galleria Tel: 707 763-3515
visit: www.dimensionsgalleria.com

Mylette, a Graton Gallery partner, joined guest artists Clark Mitchell, Sandra Speidel and partners Sally Baker, Susan Ball, Pam Lewis, Janet Moore, Soo Noga, Rik Olson & Linda Ratzlaff on the walls of Graton Gallery for:
Prelude to Spring
Dates:March 2nd - April 11th, 2010
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm, closed Monday
For more information: Graton Gallery Tel: (707) 829-8912
visit: www.gratongallery.com
and check our section, What's Happenning at GRATON GALLERY

painting- 'Lola licks the spoon'

Lola licks the spoon
at Screamin' Mimis

Mylette was be the featured artist at
Screamin' Mimis Ice Cream Shop in Sebastopol, CA
Dates: December 2009 thruogh January 2010
Location: 6902 Ave, Sebastopol, CA
Open Daily
Screamin' Mimis is a fun, funky, cool place to go for homemade ice cream in Sebastopol and they have rotating showings of art work.

Mylette was the featured artist at
Gary Farrell Wines tasting room
for the months of
December, 2009 and January, 2010
Location: 10701 West Side Rd, Healdsburg, CA
Tasting Room Hours: open daily 11am - 4pm
or visit: www.garyfarrellwines.com

painting- 'Mylette's paintings at Cafe Azul'

Mylette's paintings at Cafe Azul
from “Winter Perks, Santa Rosa Magazine, winter 2009

Mylette's paintings were on display for the months of February and March, 2010 at:
Cafe Azul
Cafe Azul is a charming new cafe in downtown Santa Rosa with live music, poetry readings, cup cakes and yummy food. On it's enormous brick walls Cafe Azul show cases a new local artist each month in conjunction with First Friday Santa Rosa Art Prowl. Mylette will do her best to fill the wall space with Grinning Dogs.
Mylette's paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape: gas stations, farmer's markets, vineyards, neighbor's gardens, old trucks, and burger stands. Her yellow lab mix, Gus, emerged as a major subject in many of her works.
Location: 521 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA
Cafe Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 6:30am - 6pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 6:30am - 9pm, Friday & Saturday:6:30am - 10pm, Sunday: 7:00am - 6pm
For more information: Tel: 707-636-0180
or visit www.cafeazulsantarosa.com

Mylette's paintings are often found in the cafes and restaurants of Sonoma County. Check out the article “Winter Perks in the winter 2009 issue of Santa Rosa Magazine, a quarterly publication of The Press Democrat. “Winter Perks, an article about the local coffee houses, features a great photo of Mylette's paintings decorating the wall of Cafe Azul. You can find a current copy of Santa Rosa Magazine at local bookstores and the lobby of the Press Democrat.
View the article on the Press Democrat site. View the photo on the Press Democrat site.

Mylette, a Graton Gallery partner,
was the Featured Artist at
Graton Gallery's Fall Show:
Good Dog, Bad Dog
with Guest Artists
Monty Monty and Ann Martin Garland
Dates:October 27th - December 6th, 2009
Opening Reception: November 1st, 3 pm - 6 pm
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm, closed Monday
For more information:
Graton Gallery Tel:(707) 829-8912
or visit: www.gratongallery.com
and check our section,
What's Happenning at GRATON GALLERY
“Good Dog, Bad Dog Press Review:
Dan Taylor of the Press Democrat, Sonoma County's daily newspaper, has reviewed the “Good Dog, Bad Dog show. Check it out at Press Democrat's Blog, Graton Gallery Goes to the dogs

Mylette's paintings were featured at the lovely new
Tasting Room of Murphy Goode Winery in downtown Healdsburg, CA.
Location: 20 Mathenson St, Healdsburg, CA, (cross street Healdsburg Ave)
Dates: Summer, 2009
Tasting Room Hours: Daily, 10:30am - 5:30pm
www.murphygoodewinery.com
Mylette says Murphy Goode is one of the must-see tasting rooms in downtown Healdsburg. “Lovely Wine.

Mylette opened her studio for all to see her paintings at her studio in Healdsburg, California during
The 24th Annual Sonoma County Open Studios Tour,
ARTrails 2009
Tour Dates and times: Saturday and Sunday, October 10th & 11th and 17th & 18th, 2009, 10am -5pm
Address: 307A Powell Ave., Healdsburg, CA
Directions: From Hwy. 101 N. take the Dry Creek Exit, turn right, at Healdsburg Ave., turn right, then left on Powell Ave.
For a map and complete information please visit www.artrails.org
E-mail: artrails@sonomaarts.com

The Arts Council Gallery is home to the
ARTrails 2009 Preview Exhibit
Location: ArtSpace404
404 Mendocino Ave. #C, Santa Rosa, CA
Show Dates: September 26-October 23, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 26, 4pm - 6pm, 2009
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 12pm - 5pm, Saturday, 12pm - 4pm
(only during ARTrails weekends) Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm
For more information visit: www.artrails.org and www.sonomaarts.com
or Phone: (707) 579-2787

Graton Gallery's
ARTrails 2009 Preview Exhibit
Located in downtown Graton
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Show Dates:October 3rd - October 23rd, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm
For more information please contact Graton Gallery:
(707) 829-8912
or visit: www.gratongallery.com

Mylette is was pleased to donate the use of the image of her painting “A Vineyard Crew to
Guide Dogs for the Blind to help promote the upcoming event:
Support Our Canine Heroes Wine Gala
Date: September 26, 2009
Location: the Historic Carriage House at
Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, CA, located in the heart of Napa Valley.
This will be a wonderful evening of fine wines and a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and a puppy photo booth. Proceeds to support veterinary care for our puppies-in-training and working guides.

Mylette's paintings were on display this fall at:
J. Rochioli Vineyard & Winery
Dates: September 17th - October 21st, 2009
Hours: Thursday - Monday 11:00 to 4:00, Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment only.
Location: 6192 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
For more information: phone 707.433.2305 or fax 707.433.2358
Situated in a pastoral setting overlooking a rose garden and seductive vineyards, Rochioli Winery's tasting room is classy yet unpretentious. The small, charming space has a rotating art gallery devoted to some of the best local Sonoma County artists. A few well-chosen wine related items and logo apparel are offered for sale. There are also a few tables on the patio available for a vineyard-view picnic.
Directions to Rochioli Winery: Northbound 101 Freeway:
Exit Central Healdsburg Exit. Proceed to the second stoplight; turn Left (Mill Street/Westside Road). Continue on Westside Road about 7 miles to 6192 Westside Road.
Southbound 101 Freeway:
Exit Westside Road Exit. Turn Right. Proceed about 6 miles to 6192 Westside Road.

Mylette's paintings were on display for the months of August and September 2009 at:
Cafe Azul
Cafe Azul is a charming new cafe in downtown Santa Rosa with live music, poetry readings, cup cakes and yummy food. On it's enormous brick walls Cafe Azul show cases a new local artist each month in conjunction with First Friday Santa Rosa Art Prowl. Mylette will do her best to fill the wall space with Grinning Dogs.
Mylette's paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape: gas stations, farmer's markets, vineyards, neighbor's gardens, old trucks, and burger stands.
Her yellow lab mix, Gus, emerged as a major subject in many of her works, so it's fitting that Mylette will donate 20% of sales from her Cafe Azul gallery show to Sonoma County Canine Companions for Independence, which enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs.
Location:521 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA
Opening Reception: Friday Aug 7th, 2009, 6pm -9pm
Photo Contest Judging: 8pm Reception Night
Cafe Hours: Monday - Thursday: 6:30am - 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 7:00am - 10pm, Sunday: 6:30am - 8pm
For more information: Tel: 707-636-0180
or visit www.cafeazulsantarosa.com

Come to Windsor, CA, and visit
Images, a women's jewelry and accessories shop,
featuring Mylette's paintings, during
Windsor Art Walk & Wine Tasting
Sunday, September 13th, NOON-5pm, Cost: FREE!
The Windsor Business Improvement District invites you to walk and enjoy a fabulous array of local artists featured in various Town Green Shops.
The Windsor Farmer's Market will be hosting its annual Tomato & Pepper Festival from 10am-2pm on the Green.
In addition, the Windsor Arts Council will be hosting an Art & Crafts Show on the Green from 10am-5pm.
Enjoy a free wine tasting while perusing the shops and meeting the artists Sunday, September 13th, from NOON to 5pm.
Come by Images, Atrellis, or Vine Tastings for a map and list of participating merchants.
Images will be featuring Mylette Welch, the renowned Healdsburg artist known for her lively portraits of animals. Please enjoy a fabulous afternoon of Art, Wine, and Retail Therapy,... all compliments of the Windsor Town Green Merchants.
Images is located at: Windsor Town Green,
930 McClelland Dr, Windsor, CA

Myletteshowed 2 paintings in the juried show
“Art Around Town at Petaluma Valley Hospital
Sponsored by the Petaluma Arts Council's Art Around Town Program
The Art Around Town Program connects members of the Petaluma Arts Council who are visual artists with appropriate businesses in the community interested in displaying artwork. One of the current venues is Petaluma Valley Hospital. Artwork is changed every three months, hanging about sixty pieces each time. It is the intent of the Art Around Town committee to get the work of as many PAC members as possible out into the public. Artwork is rotated in the venues throughout the year.
Theme: Artist's choice
Dates: May 13th - August 12th, 2009
Location: 400 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA
www.petalumaartscouncil.org/exhibits.html

Mutt Lynch Winery will once again will be showing Mylette's paintings at the annual event:
Dog Days of Summer
Open House and Charity

Location: Mutt Lynch Winery, 1960 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA
Dates: Aug 8th & 9th, 2009
Hours:11:00am to 5:00pm
We are pleased to announce the return of our Dog Days of Summer Open House and Charity this August 8th and 9th. Come humans, come dogs, come all. A portion of our proceeds from the day will benefit the Headsburg Animal Shelter. There will be Wine Tasting of New Releases, Special offers and Dog Art. Dogs Welcome(& Essential).
For more information call: 707-942-6180
or visit: www.muttlynchwinery.com/

painting- 'A Vineyard Crew'

A Vineyard Crew

THANK YOU to every one who voted Mylette into the top ten in the wine label contest, (read below). Now it's up to the winery and judges as to which image will be on the label. There are some really nice ones!
Mylette has entered the
Mutt Lynch - Dog Art Today
Wine Label Contest (2009)

The wine that will have the winning label is a
Dry Creek Valley Meritage, which is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that is aged in 100% French oak for 18 months. Only 500 bottles of this rare and exclusive wine will be produced.
Click here to review all 51 wine labels. The top 10 artists with the most votes will go to the next round. Then, the winner will be selected from the finalists by judges Brenda Lynch - winemaker/co-owner of Mutt Lynch Winery, Rae Huestis - wine label designer, and Moira McLaughlin - founder of Dog Art Today.
The wine with the winning label will debut at:
The Dog Days of Summer event at Mutt Lynch Winery August 8, 2009.
Proceeds benefit the Healdsburg Animal Shelter. Please come and bring your dogs.

Along with artist Rik Olson and ceramicist Nancy Morgan, Mylette showed her paintings at
West Sonoma County Annual Open Studio Tour
Art at the Source 2009
at Rik Olson's studio
Location:12869 Occidental Rd.,Sebastopol, CA
Tour Dates: Saturdays and Sundays
June 6th & 7th and June 13th & 14th, 2009
Hours:10am - 5pm
For a map and complete tour infomation please visit
www.artatthesource.org
Please contact Mylette for more information.
and visit www.rikolson.com

painting- 'The Vineyard Boys'

The Vineyard Boys

Mylette's paintings were featured at the lovely new
Tasting Room of Murphy Goode Winery
in downtown Healdsburg this spring to showcase
Art at the Source Artists.
Location: 20 Mathenson St, Healdsburg, CA
(cross street Healdsburg Ave)
Show Dates: April1-June 14th, 2009
Tasting Room Hours: Daily, 10:30am - 5:30pm
www.murphygoodewinery.com

Mylette's paintings were featured in an open-ended show at
Buckhorn Grill
Located in Oldtown Napa, California
On display are 18 large and small paintings.
Tel: 770-265-9508
www.buckhornsteakhouse.com

Mylette is participating in Playland-Not-at-the-Beach museum's first art show
The Art of Amusement
Location:Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, the Museum of Fun, 10979 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito CA
Opening Reception: April 24th, 2009 , 6pm - 9pm Show Dates:February 11th - May 13th, 2009
Museum Hours:Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5pm
For more information:
www.playland-not-at-the-beach.org
or call: 510-232-4264 ext. 25
View the show poster.

Mylette showed 4 paintings in the juried show
“Portraits at Petaluma Valley Hospital
Sponsored by the Petaluma Arts Council's
Art Around Town Program

The Art Around Town Program connects members of the Petaluma Arts Council who are visual artists with appropriate businesses in the community interested in displaying artwork. One of the current venues is Petaluma Valley Hospital. Artwork is changed every three months, hanging about sixty pieces each time. It is the intent of the Art Around Town committee to get the work of as many PAC members as possible out into the public. Artwork is rotated in the venues throughout the year.
Dates:February 11th - May 13th, 2009
Location: 400 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA
www.petalumaartscouncil.org/exhibits.html

Mylette was the featured artist at
Gary Farrell Wines tasting room
for the month of December, 2008
Location: 10701 West Side Rd, Healdsburg, CA
Tasting Room Hours: open daily 11am - 4pm
Visit: www.garyfarrellwines.com

Mylette is a gallery partner at Graton Gallery
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
For information on Graton Gallery and the current Show
Gifts of Art Holiday Show 2008
Graton Gallery Tel: (707) 829-8912
Visit: www.gratongallery.com

The Windsor, California, Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of Art Walks, beginning Wednesday,September 3, 2008, 6-8:30 p.m. Mylette showed her paintings that day at Images on the Windsor town Green, 930 McClelland Drive.
Images is a great shop and we'll have colorful paintings and many fun and lovely things.

Graton Gallery
previewed artworks of over 30 Artists, including Mylette, participating in the 2008 ARTrails Open Studios Tour:
ARTrails Preview Exhibition Located in downtown Graton, 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Show Dates:September 30 - October 26, 2008
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 5, 3pm - 6pm
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm
For more information:
Graton Gallery Tel:(707) 829-8912
or visit: www.gratongallery.com

Mylette showed for three months at
the Holistic Veterinary Clinic
245 N Main street, Sebastopol, CA
Show Dates: August 9th through November 8th, 2008
Artist Reception: Saturday, August 9th, 2008, 4-6 pm
About Art at the Clinic: A healthy balance includes not only nutrition, exercise and rest, but also a healthy balance between science and art. A well balanced individual engages in activities that stimulate both sides of the brain - analytical as well as creative. In Traditional Chinese Medicine incorporating artistic endeavors are essential part of a doctor's training. A doctor that is well balanced will be a more effective healer. In addition, we are all affected by the environment around us. Although we are unsure exactly how are animal friends experience art and color, it is clear that they are effected by the mood of the people around them. Therefore, creating a relaxing healing environment for yourself will help their balance. For this reason, we have worked to create a healing environment hat uses invigorating yet soothing colors and artwork. We display the art of local artists. Our receptions are a place for a social experience that helps to build our local community. - Dr. Lisa Pesh
For more information visit: www.vererinaryhealingartscenter.com

Mylette received a lot of great press attention spring of 2008
She was featured in Living section of The Windsor Times, The Healdsburg Tribune, and The Sebastapol Times,
Sonoma Pets, a publication of the Press Democrat
and the new GulfCoast DOG Magazine.
Check out them out in this site's Read the Press section

Mylette's new companion, Lola

Mylette's new companion, Lola

Meet Mylette's new pug and future star model,
Lola.
Rescued recently (2008), Lola is 4 years old and measures 23"/20"/19". She is quite beautiful, but somehow her tongue and teeth are always on the outside of her mouth. If you are interested in rescuing a beautiful Pug companion, consider
PugPros - Pug Rescue of Sacramento
www.pugpros.org

Mylette's paintings appear in the CBS5.com site,
Eye on the Bay video segment for 1/29/08
“Tiny Towns D - G.
Be patient, the town of Graton profile starts at 13:50 minutes into the video, and Mylette's work appears in the Graton Gallery at 16:15 minutes.

Bright artwork by Mylette Welch overlooks lunch patrons at Buckhorn Grill in midtown Sacramento'

Bright artwork by Mylette Welch overlooks lunch patrons at Buckhorn Grill in midtown Sacramento. Photo-Erhardt Krause

15 large and small paintings by Mylette were on display at Sacramento's restaurant
Buckhorn Grill
Dates:On going starting October 24, 2007
Location: Midtown Sacramento, California
At:1801 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Tel: 916-448-9400
Fax: 916-446-1137

“Clean your plate, or one of Sonoma County artist Mylette Welch's big colorful dogs just may spring from the wall to save you the task of taking home the leftovers.
-excerpt and photo from “Tri-tip stars at Buckhorn Grill restaurant review
By Mike Dunne, Sacramento Bee, Sunday, January 13, 2008
Read the complete review at
Tri-tip stars at Buckhorn Grill

Mylette opened her studio in Healdsburg, California for
The 23rd Annual Sonoma County Open Studios Tour,
ARTrails 2008
Tour Dates and times: Saturday and Sunday, October 11th & 12th and 18th & 19th, 2008, 10am -5pm
Address: 307A Powell Ave., Healdsburg, CA
Directions: From Hwy. 101 N. take the Dry Creek Exit, turn right, at Healdsburg Ave., turn right, then left on Powell Ave.
Visit: www.artrails.org
E-mail: artrails@sonomaarts.com

Mylette was be a Guest Artist at
Graton Gallery
Dates: The last three weeks of July and the first three weeks of August, 2008
She will also be in the gallery one day a week ,all day, during that time. Come Visit folks.
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at, 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm, closed Monday
Graton Gallery Tel: (707) 829-8912
Visit: www.gratongallery.com

Mylette was part of a group summer show at
MESH Gallery in Sebastopol, California
“We feature alternative art in a creative environment
Location: 6984 McKinley Ave., Sebastopol, California 95472
Show Dates: June 18 through summer, 2008
For more information: 707 823-1971

Mutt Lynch Winery once again showed Mylette's paintings at the annual event:
Dog Days of Summer
Open House and Charity

at Mutt Lynch Winery
1960 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA
Dates:August 9th & 10th, 2008, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Mutt Lynch Winery announced the return of thrir Dog Days of Summer Open House and Charity on August 9th and 10th. A portion of our proceeds from the day benefited the Headsburg Animal Shelter. There were be Wine Tasting of New Releases, Special offers and Dog Art. Dogs Welcome(& Essential).
Mutt Lynch Winery Tel: 707-942-6180
Visit: www.muttlynchwinery.com/

Mylette and her paintings participated in:
Dog Days at Trentadue
at Trentadue Winery, 19170 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, CA
Date: Sunday, Aug 10 12:00pm to 4:00pm, 2008
This was a great event for wine and dog lovers alike! A portion of the proceeds will benefited the Healdsburg Animal Shelter! Dogs and owners both enjoyed an afternoon filled with doggy games, obstacle courses, and cooling off water stations to beat the heat. The event center was be filled with pet related vendors, training tips from professional dog trainers, doggy communicator, dog characterist and more cool dog stuff! Food and drinks were available for purchase.
Trentadue Winery Tel: 707-433-3104 ext 106
Visit: www.trentadue.com/winery/events

Mylette's paintings were on display at the:
Village Inn & Restaurant in Monte Rio, California
Location:20822 River Boulevard, Monte Rio, CA, 95462
Artist Mylette Welch's humorous and nostalgic paintings depict childhood memories, dreams and everyday encounters. Mylette's paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape -farmers markets, vineyards, vegetable stands, old gas stations and fast food drive-ins. She paints old cars, children, kitchen scenes and Barbie dolls. But she especially loves color and painting dogs. After the event guests will enjoy the live jazz music and great BBQ food and cocktails of the inn's Every Sunday on the River event.
Show Dates: June 23 to July 6, 2008
Artist Reception: Sunday, June 29 4:00pm
Village Inn & Restaurant Tel: (707) 865-2304
Visit: www.villageinn-ca.com

Mylette was part of a group show at
MESH Gallery in Sebastopol, California
“We feature alternative art in a creative environment
Location: 6984 McKinley Ave.
Sebastopol, California 95472
Show Dates: April 18 through June 13, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, April 25, 6pm - 8pm, 2008
MESH Gallery Tel: 707 823-1971

In collaboration with 12+ local artists and
Art Direct Sonoma,
Mylette's work was available at an
ART SHOW and SALE
to benefit sale for El Molino HS Track & Field Fund
Invitaion Reception: Friday, May 2, 2008, 4pm - 8pm
Local wines & hors d'oeuvres will be served
Public Sale: Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, 2008, 10am - 7pm
Location: Fleurish Building, Main Street, Forestville, California
Art Direct Sonoma is dedicated to “Bringing artists and art lovers together through public and private events throughout Sonoma County
Visit: www.artdirectsonoma.com

Mylette was the featured artist at the
Twomey Winery tasting room
in the Russian River Valley.
When: May 1st to June 9th, 2008
Where: 3000 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA
Tasting Room Hours: Mon-Sat 9am - 4pm, closed Sundays
The beautiful Twomey winery and tasting room in Healdsburg, California, is located in the heart of Pinot Noir country, just a short drive down Westside Road, one of the wine country's prettiest back roads. It's a wonderful place to sample exceptional wine and art. The winery has selected Mylette artist because she is a local artist involved in the annual open studio event, Art at the Source (see below).
Visit: www.twomeycellars.com

West Sonoma County Annual Open Studio Tour
Art at the Source 2008
Along with artist, Paula Smith, Mylette showed her paintings in a grape arbor in the beautiful Sonoma countryside.
Tour Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, May 31st & June 1st and June 7th & 8th, 2008, 10am - 5pm
Visit: www.artatthesource.org

Mylette was pleased to have 3 paintings selected to exhibit in the
16th annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival 2008 Visual Art Competition & Exhibit
Unveiling and silent Auction the Festival Grand Opening event:
Mustard Magic
When:February 2, 2008, 7pm
Where:the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
2555 St. Helena Highway (HWY 29), St. Helena, CA
For more information visit: mustardfestival.org
Followng the Unveiling and Silent Auction,
St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery hosted the remaining Exhibit
Dates: February 9th - March 30, 2008
Artists' Reception: at St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery.
Saturday, February 9th, 2008, from 5 to 7 pm
St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery: 8440 St. Helena Hwy., (Hwy 29), Rutherford CA
For more information visit: www.stsupery.com

Mylette was thrilled to have her art mentioned in the humouous Sonoma West Times & News article
“Mi casa su casa
by Frank Robertson - Staff Writer, 2007
Below is a quote from the article:
“...I hung the framed photo of the old hotel on the bathroom wall upstairs. I hung the print of Mylette Welch's dogs on the wall above my office door. It looked right. It just fit. Mary agreed. It looked like a blessing, a benediction, a reminder to go forth with dogs under God's blue sky...
Read the complete article:
Sonoma West - “Mi casa su casa

Mylette's original paintings were represented in the town of Sonoma at Jeannie Dixon's new store-
Gifted
Opening Febuary 1, 2007
450 1st St. East suite H, Sonoma, CA
located in the Mercato Center on the Historic Sonoma Town Plaza.
Read the Sonoma Valley Sun's article
from April 5, 2007
“New store's owners have a gift

Mylette joined the Resident & Alumni Artists of Graton Gallery for
“Home for the Holidays
Location: in downtown Graton at, 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Show Dates:October 30, 2007 - January 6, 2008
Reception & Holiday Party: Sunday, September 30,
3pm - 7pm
Graton Gallery Tel: (707) 829-8912
Visit: www.gratongallery.com

Mylette opened her studio for
The 22nd Annual Sonoma County Open Studios Tour,
ARTrails 2007
Tour Dates and times: Saturday and Sunday,
October 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st, 2007, 10am -5pm
Visit: www.artrails.org
E-mail: artrails@sonic.net
Please E-mail Mylette for more information, or phone 707-433-7581.

Graton Gallery's, ARTrails Preview Show
featured over 30 artists, including Mylette, participating in ARTrails 2007 Open Studio Tour
Located in downtown Graton
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Show Dates:September 30 - October 26, 2007
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3pm - 7pm
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 6pm
Graton Gallery Tel: (707) 829-8912
visit: www.gratongallery.com
Read about ARTrails and Mylette from the Time Out Section of the Press Democrat.

Guide Dogs presented the fifth annual
Support our Canine Heroes Wine Gala
When: Saturday, October 6, 2007, 4:30pm
Where: Vineyard Pavilion, Yountville, California - in the heart of Napa Valley.
The Wine Gala is wonderful evening of fine wines and a gourmet dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions, and of course our puppies and dogs! Proceeds to support veterinary care for our 4,200 puppies and dogs.
Experience the vibrantly colorful and cleverly nostalgic painting of Sonoma County artist, Mylette Welch. Welch is renowned for bold, wine-country inspired dog portraits. Often set in a vineyard, next to an old truck or in front of a country store, her dog paintings immortalize our beloved companions and remind us of the joy they bring to our lives.

Mylette exhibited her art at the 2nd Annual
Bay Area Pet Fair
Dates: September 8th & 9th, 2007
Time: Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Marin Center, San Rafael, CA
Visit: www.bayareapetfair.com

painting - 'Pier 23 Cafe'

Pier 23 Cafe

Mylette showed new fun paintings at
Pier 23 Restaurant and Bar
Live Music Nightly. Classic Jazz to Salsa and Reggae. Check their music menue at www.pier23cafe.com
DATES: June 15th through September !st, 2007
LOCATION: Pier 23 on the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA.
HOURS:11:30-am-10pm Monday-Friday
10-am-10pm Saturday
10-am-9pm Sunday
For more information call: 415-362-5125

Mylette exhibited paintings at
Trentadue Winery's event
Dog Days
WHEN: August 12th, 2007, 10am - 3pm
WHERE: Trentadue Winery
, 19170 Geyserville Avenue , Geyserville, CA
Pack up the Pooch for Dog Days! (well behaved dogs on leash only)
Food * games * training tips * cool dog stuff.
A portion of the proceeds went to benefit Healdsburg Animal Shelter
Visit: Trentadue Winery Events

Mylette displayed her paintings in the tasting room of
Field Stone Winery
DATES: April 29th through July 1st, 2007
LOCATION: Alexander Valley, 10075 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg, CA.
Tasting room HOURS: are 10-5 daily.
For more information call:707-433-7266
or visit: www.fieldstonewinery.com.

West Sonoma County Annual Open Studio Tour
Art at the Source 2007
Tour Dates: Saturdays and Sundays
June 2nd & 3rd and June 9th & 10th, 2007, 10am - 5pm
Mylette showed at the studio of Tom Tuchel
5521 Volkers Rd, Sebastopol, CA
isit: www.artatthesource.org
More about Tom at: www.tomsfineart.com

Mylette was pleased to be selected to exhibit in the
2007 Napa Valley Mustard Festival Visual Art Competition
Unveiling and silent Auction at Mustard Magic, the Festival Grand Opening event:
January 27th, 2007, 7 - 11 pm
at Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 St. Helena Highway (HWY 29), St. Helena, CA
For more information visit: Visual Art Competition Exhibit
Ongoing Exhibition at St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery. Followng the Unveiling and Silent Auction at Mustard Magic, St. Supéry hosted the remaining Exhibit from February 3 through April 2.
Dates: February 3rd - April 2nd, 2007
Artists' Reception: at St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery. February 3rd, 2007, from 5 to 7 pm
Directions:St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery
8440 St. Helena Hwy., (Hwy 29), Rutherford CA
Visit: www.stsupery.com

Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery

Mylette joined her fellow artists for the
Graton Gallery Alumni Artists Exhibition
“Year Five
Graton Gallery is a partnership of local fine art artists. The gallery also features artisan crafts and sculpture. Since opening in 2002, partners have come and gone, yet remain a part of this enduring venue for original art.
Come view the work of 11 Graton Gallery alumni partners at our Year 5 Exhibition!
Featured artists: Michael Coy, Patrick Fanning, Mylette Welch, Denise Champion, Marylu Downing, Bob Cornelis, Susan Cornelis, Lisa Beerntsen, Tony Speirs, Pamela Powell & Ruth Robinson
Dates: January 23rd - March 4th, 2007
Alumni Artists Reception:Sunday, February 4th - 3 to 6 pm
GRATON GALLERY is located in the center of downtown Graton, West Sonoma County.
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
Visit: www.gratongallery.com

Mylette opened her studio for
The 21th Annual Sonoma County Open Studios Tour,
ARTrails 2006
Tour Dates and times: Saturday and Sunday,
October 14th & 15th and 21st & 22nd, 2006, 10am -5pm
Visit: www.artrails.org
E-mail: artrails@sonic.net

California Wild

California Wild magazine, published by the California Academy of Sciences, has included two of Mylette's paintings in the farewell Spring 2006 issue to accompany the article “The Long and Short of Dogs by Jerold Lowenstein.
View the article and art
“The Long and Short of Dogs Page 1
“The Long and Short of Dogs Page 2

painting - 'The Year of the Dog'

The Year of the Dog

Mylette exhibited her paintings at
“THE YEAR OF THE DOG!
2006 will be a year of many firsts for two exciting galleries in Napa Valley. For the first time the owners of RASgalleries Art Glass & Ceramics of Yountville, CA, and MJ Schaer Fine Art Gallery of Napa, CA, combined artists and locations to curate a fabulous show.
Celebrate the official YEAR of the DOG! throughout the year
Each month, a different breed, each month a chance for the artists to indulge in flights of fancy matched only by the personalities of setters, pugs, hounds, working dogs, lap dogs, and dont miss Mutt Month, a tribute to the Heinz 57 dogs of the world.
Bring your own canine companion to meet the artists at a special
Dog Days of August Artist Reception on Saturday, August 12th, 2006, at both galleries.
Read the Napa Valley WINE COUNTRY THIS WEEK Article PDF
RASgalleries Art Glass & Ceramics is located in The Beard Plaza (next to Bouchon Bistro) at:
6540 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94558
Tel: (707) 944-9211
www.rasgalleries.com
MJ Schaer Fine Art Gallery is located in the Historic Napa Mill at 500 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558
(707) 251-3726
www.napariverinn.com/napamill_gallery.php

Mylette showed her paintings at the
First Annual Art and Wine Trails Event
DATES: July 29th and 30th & August 26th and 27th, 2006
Fritz Winery and Dutcher Crossing Winery of the scenic Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County, California, have paired up to offer this new event. Enjoy the stimulating work of local Sonoma County artists while sipping award winning wines paired with delicious Artisan cheeses. A portion of the event sales will be donated to Sonoma County Food Bank. Complimentary for wine club members.
Visit: www.dutchercrossingwinery.com/html/events.html.

Mylette was the featured artist at
Mutt Lynch Winery's 3rd Annual Open House and Benefit
Dog Days of Summer III
DATES: Saturday & Sunday, August 12th - 13th, 2006,11am - 5 pm
Mutt Lynch Winery teamed up with Wilson Winery for the annual charity event for the Healdsburg Animal Shelter, featuring special dog art exhibit, great food, and great music. Dogs welcome! Mylette's paintings were on display at both Wineries
Location: Mutt Lynch Winery, 1960 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg, CA 95448
Visit: www.muttlynchwinery.com/dogruns.html

Mylette had three pieces shown as part of the juried visual arts competition for
Sonoma's 21st Annual Salute to the Arts
The 21st Annual Sonoma Salute to the Arts is Northern California's ultra-premium showcase of the winemaking, culinary, visual, performing, and literary arts. Founded in 1986 to showcase the food, wine, and art of Sonoma, California, Salute to the Arts raises funding for Sonoma Valley non-profit arts and cultural organizations, and funds scholarships for graduating seniors.
DATES: July 28th, 29th & 30th, 2006
At The Salute Celebration's opening night gala, Sonoma Salute to the Arts Comes of Age!, Friday evening, July 28, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., celebrate with food, wine, art & music at the Peak of Perfection in Sonoma's Secret Spaces.
The Salute to the Arts showcase event was be held in historic Sonoma Plaza on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, with food and wine from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; music and art from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and the Sonoma Salute to the Arts Live Auction and Dinner was be held at Sonoma Golf Club, on Saturday evening, July 29, from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Visit: www.salutetothearts.com/

Mylette's Summer Show at ARCHES GALLERY
Dog Tales and Assembled Stories
Featuring New Paintings by Mylette Welch and Vintage Collectable Sculpture by Monty Monty, www.montymontyart.com.
DATES: June 22nd - August 1st, 2006
Opening Reception Saturday, July 8th from 5 to 8 PM.

Mylette was the featured artist at
Loanna Clark Gallery
Dates: May 1st through June 15th, 2006
21 Kentucky St, Petaluma, California
Gallery Telephone: (707) 762-2133

West Sonoma County Annual Open Studio Tour
Art at the Source 2006
Along with artist, Paula Smith, Mylette showed her paintings in the beautiful Sonoma countryside.
Tour Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, June 3rd & 4th and June 11th & 12th, 2006, 10am - 5pm
Visit: www.artatthesource.org

ARCHES GALLERY
Mylette, Michael Coy and guest Gillian Handelman curated
“PAIRINGS: A Wine and Art Affair
SHOW DATES: March 30th - May 9th, 2006
A show of paintings thoughtfully paired with more than a dozen artisan wines.
PRIVATE TASTING PARTY: April 29th from 5-8pm
Arches Gallery and guest curator Gillian Handelman, wine educator for “Wine & Spirits magazine hosted a private tasting party.

Mylette was pleased to be exhibiting 3 paintings in the
14th Annual Visual Art Competition of the
“Napa Valley “Mustard Magic Festival
The Grand Opening: Jan 28, 2006 , 7 - 10:30pm
at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone,
2555 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA
Artists Reception at St. Supery Winery for the juried artists and public on Sat. Feb 4th from 5pm - 7 pm
St Supery hosted the exhibition from Feb 4th through April 2, 2006.
St. Supery Winery, 8440 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford CA
Visit: www.stsupery.com/visit/gallery.html
and www.mustardfestival.org

Mylette and her partners at Arches Gallery were pleased to present
“SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Featuring delightful small works for the season - or for everyday by Arches Gallery Partners and invited guests.
Show Dates: November 17th, 2005 - January 3rd, 2006
Reception for the Artists: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 2005, 3pm - 7pm

Mylette was pleased to be the featured artist at
The ARTE JUNCTION Gallery
show
“Who let the dogs out?
308 Railroad Ave., Winters, California 95694
Dates: Saturday, November 5th - Friday, December 2nd, 2005
Visit: www.theartejunction.com

Find Mylette's paintings in the East Bay at the
Holiday Art Show
at the Nexus Studio Gallery
featuring artists from Arches Gallery and Graton Gallery of Sonoma County, CA
Rik Olson, Soo Noga, Julian Shaw and,of course, Mylette Welch
Nexus Gallery, 2701 8th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Dates: November 25 - 29, 2005, 11am - 7pm
Artists Reception: Saturday, November 26th, 3pm - 8pm
www.rikolson.com
www.soonogastudio.com

Mylette 's paintings were on display at the
Locals Tasting Room
in Downtown Geyserville, California, at the corner of Geyserville Ave & Hwy 128
Dates: October 5th - November 23rd, 2005
Visit: www.tastelocalwines.com
or www.localwinedirect.com

Keen Observation

Mylette has created the cover art for the book, Keen Observation by Sharon Strawhand Garner
Published by Authorhouse
Inaugural book signing reception for the author at Arches Gallery, 320 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA
Sunday, October 2nd,2005, 6pm - 8pm
To order visit: www.authorhouse.com

The 20th Annual Sonoma County Open Studios Tour,
ARTrails 2005
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 15th & 16th
and October 22nd & 23rd, 2005
Visit: www.artrails.org

Mylette was pleased to show her paintings at
Hiro's Doggy Paw-ty
At Stryker Sonoma Winery
PARTY DATE:Saturday, July 30th, 2005,11-4 pm
The work of Sonoma County resident and renowned dog artist Mylette Welch, was on display, plus the good folks from Paws for Love (an annual charity event) created artwork by your dog!
Stryker Sonoma Winery: 5110 Highway 128, Geyserville, CA. 95441
Visit: www.strykersonoma.com

painting - 'Little Guy'

Little Guy

Mylette was the featured artist at
Mutt Lynch Winery's 2nd Annual Open House and Benefit
Dog Days of Summer
DATES: Saturday & Sunday, August 13th - 14th, 2005, 11am - 5 pm
Mark your calendars for a very special weekend, the second DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Open House at the Winery. Since the winery is not open to the public during the year this is the annual event to open the winery doors to all "Friends of the Mutt." All funds raised went to the Healdsburg Animal Shelter.
Visit: www.muttlynchwinery.com

Mylette was one of many artists participating in The Boys and Girls Clubs of Petaluma Art Expo Summer, 2005,
Cruisin’ The Boulevard
Beginning with 4-1/2' long, unpainted fiberglass shells, artists used their creative talents to transform the car shells into stunning works of art that will be placed all around town on sidewalks, on street corners, in front of sponsoring businesses, in shopping malls everywhere all summer long.
Following an “everyone’s invited preview party, and floats in both the Butter and Eggs Day and Santa Rosa’s Rose Parades, the cruisers were placed on display all around Petaluma beginning on June 1 for everyone to enjoy during the summer months. In September, the cruisers were sold to the highest bidders at a gala auction and 50’s sock hop party.
Visit: www.petalumabgc.org

painting - 'The little dog laughed'

The Little Dog Laughed

The Arches Gallery of Healdsburg, California featured Mylette's paintings in the show,
The Little Dog Laughed
With guest artist: Bruce Hopkins, www.bkhopkins.com
SHOW DATES: May18th - June 28th, 2005
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, May 28th, 2005, 4pm - 8pm

West Sonoma County Annual Open Studio Tour
Art at the Source 2005
Two weekends of Sonoma County art.
Tour Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, June 4th-5th and June 11th-12th, 2005, 10am - 5pm
869 Irwin Lane, Santa Rosa, California
www.artatthesource.org

The Museum of Contemporary Art presented an Action and Exhibition,
Spontaneous Perspectives
Fifteen themed shows using the art gathered by MOCA's curators for the Auction, exhibited in MOCA's galleries.
Mylette showed her painting, Garden Boy
Work on display: February 13th - April 17th, 2005
Auction Night! Saturday, April 23, 2005, 6pm
The big night - artists, curators, wonderful wine, delicious food, and fabulous art & unusual packages to bid on in silent and live auctions! All proceeds go to benefit MOCA's exhibitions and programs.
Museum of Contemporary Art at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Membership & Information: 707.527.0297

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  • Process behind de Young's Bouquets to Art
    Press Democrat - February 13, 2014
  • Creative times 3
    Best of Sonoma County 2012
  • A lot packed into tiny Graton
    Press Democrat - Sunday, July 29, 2012
  • 'Dog Treats' art show opens in Graton
    Press Democrat - July 6, 2012
  • Best Artist of Sonoma County
    Press Democrat Readers' Choice competition - July 2, 2012
  • "Gimme Shelter" opens in Graton
    Press Democrat Arts Blog - July 5, 2011
  • Art is where you find it, so find it
    Press Democrat Arts Blog - Feb. 3, 2011
  • Small Shops of Sonoma County
    Sonoma County Gazette 8th Annual Self-Guided Shopping Tour
  • COLORFUL Show at Dimensions Galleria
    The West County Gazette, Apr, 2010
  • Creative local gifts for the holidays
    Press Democrat - Nov. 22, 2009
  • It's a Dog's World
    GulfCoast DOG - Apr/May, 2008
  • Notes on Painting Man's Best Friend
    Healdsburg Tribune - Mar. 13-19, 2008
  • Furry Muses
    Press Democrat - Spring, 2008
  • Art with Attitude
    Press Democrat - Oct. 11, 2007
  • Sonoma Womam Vol.2 #3
    Press Democrat - May/June, 2007
  • Artist Profile - Mylette Welch
    West County Gazette - Aug.t 17, 2006
  • Healdsburg is a Browsers Best Friend
    Healdsburg Directory - 2006 - 2007
  • Painters Depict the Canine Spirit
    The Woofer Times - May, 2006
  • D.I.Y.Tour
    The Press Democrat - Nov. 3, 2005
  • Mylette Welch: It's a Dog's World
    FETCH the paper - June 2005
  • American Graffitti Cruiser Art
    San Francico Chronicle - May 13, 2005
  • Dogs Have Their Day...
    The Press Democrat, Oct.r 6 & 7, 2004
  • ARTrails Discoveries
    The Press Democrat - 2002
  • On Q
    The Press Democrat, Oct. 5, 1997

Press Democrat - February 13, 2014

Process behind de Young's Bouquets to Art

By Meg McConahey

‘Dining with the Cat’ by Mylette's painting ‘Red Passion Flower’
with Marsha Heckman's floral display

The Santa Rosa Garden Club offers a chance to see the creative process behind the de Young Museum's longstanding Bouquets to Art with a demonstration by one of the event's veteran floral designers.

Marsha Heckman, who has also written seven books on floral design, will create arrangements inspired by the works of five Sonoma County artists during a special workshop on March 7. At the same time she share tricks of her trade.

Bouquets to Art, now in it's 30th year, invites leading Bay Area floral designers to create elaborate arrangements inspired by select paintings within the museum's collection.

Amiot has won a following with large, colorful figures made of castoff junk.

Heckman, of Marin, is well-known in her field and was recently invited to work in the White House flower shop for a week.

Bouquets will be auctioned off after the presentation and door prizes to the de Young Bouquets to Art exhibit March 18-23 will be given away...

Mylette was one of the five artists whose paintings were chosen to inspire Masha's Garden Club Demonstration. Marsha created an awesome floral design inspired by Mylette's painting, "Red Passion Flower."

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Best of Sonoma County 2012

Creative times 3

By Dan Taylor

Taste in art varies as much as the lstyles of the three artists sharing the selection as best artist in Sonoma Count, while all display the trait of active participationin their communities.

Winners are Sebastopol junk sculpture Patrick Amiot; Mylette Welch, one of theowners and artists of Graton Gallery in Graton; and Santa Rosa painter, sculptor andarts activist Mario Uribe.

"All three have a sense of giving back to the community, which provides them with the joy and sense of humor that they share in myriad, creative ways," said Santa Rosa City Councilwoman Marsha Vas Dupre.

Amiot has won a following with large, colorful figures made of castoff junk.

"Patrick Amiot's hilarious, active and colorful sculptures have turned Sebastopol into a living museum," said Beverly Riverwood of Sebastopol.

Along Florence Avenue, his sculptures grace several city blocks, with often-fanciful subjects such as a sporty wolf figure driving a hot rod.

"My favorite street in the world is Florence Avenue in Sebastopol," wrote Deb McGauley of Santa Rosa.

Welch, a Healdsburg painter and one of seven artists who own and run the Graton Gallery, is known for hunorous portraits of pets, mostly dogs.

"Mylette's whimsical paintings always feature bold colors and magical compositions. Her work always brings a smile to my face," said Drew Jackson of Windsor.

Mario Uribe has left his mark on Anta Rosa with two doentown sculptures: a 13-foot tall rainbow trout, which he co-created with the late Daniel Oberti at the Santa Rosa Avenue gateway to Prince Memorila Greenway; and a memorial at City Hall to soldiers killed in the war.

He also helped student artists to design and decoratebenches. signs and other projects for permanentpublic display around town. Uribe's warehouse in Santa Ros'a A Street district houses 10 artist studios, a performance space and a student art gallery.

"I know all three artists, and they are all fine artists, each with a different emphasis. But they all embrace the positive side of life," wrote Donna De La Briandais of Santa Rosa. "Patrick and Mylette have humor andcreativity that goes beyond the normal boundaries. Uribe has a seriousness in his work that goes beyond the boundaries into mindfulness."

- Story by Dan Taylor

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Press Democrat, Sunday, July 29, 2012

A lot packed into tiny Graton

By Dan Taylor

Graton Gallery in Downtown Graton
photo by Christopher Chung / Press Democrat

Downtown Graton is only one block long, but visitors still have to jockey for a parking spot.

Two major reasons for that are the Willow Wood Market and Cafe, at the corner of Graton Road and Edison Street, and its slightly more upscale sister restaurant across the street, the Underwood Bar and Bistro.

"There was pretty much nothing here when we opened the Willow Wood 17 years ago," said Matthew Greenbaum, proprietor and executive chef of both places.

The Underwood opened about a decade ago. The Willow Wood serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a shady outside dining patio in the back. The Underwood, open for lunch and dinner, has a bocce ball court behind the restaurant.

"We try to offer a little bit of everything for the locals, but we also get people from all over Sonoma County," Greenbaum said.

These two spots are not the only restaurants on the block. The busy Mexico Lindo Restaurant stands next to the Willow Wood.

Even if you're not hungry, there is still plenty to do, with antique, art and clothing shops, and the MD Market in the center of town.

The lively Graton Gallery, owned and operated by a partnership of seven local artists, offers rotating exhibits Wednesday through Sunday. The current show is "Dog Treats," a display of whimsical animal art by Santa Rosa painter Mylette Welch, running through Aug. 19. Through the gallery, visitors can enter its open-air sculpture court next door.

Two blocks away, at the corner of Bowen and Donald streets, the Atelier One Studios house work spaces for more than two dozen artists. In late September, 20 of the studios will participate in a public open house.

A couple of decades ago, Greenbaum said, "No one would've thought any business would fly here," but now tiny Graton is a busy place.

- Dan Taylor

Press Democrat, July 6, 2012

‘Dog Treats’ art show opens in Graton

By Dan Taylor

‘Dining with the Cat’ by Mylette Welch

Fans of local art have long known that Santa Rosa's Mylette Welch is one of the North Bay's most popular painters.

In the recent Press Democrat Readers Choice poll, she tied for best artist with Sebastopol junk sculptor Patrick Amiot and Santa Rosa artist and arts activist Mario Uribe.

Followers of her whimsical pet portraits, won't want to miss her new show, "Dog Treats," opening Wednesday, July 11, at the Graton Gallery, 9048 Graton Road, Graton.

The show also features guest artists Susie Peterson, Richard Moore, Linda Schroeter and Gen Zorich.

There will be a reception at the gallery for the artists from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15.

A percentage of Welch's art sales will go to benefit the Healdsburg Animal Shelter.

Information: 829-8912, www.gratongallery.com

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July 6, 2012 ‘Dog Treats’ post

Press Democrat, July 2, 2012

Press Democrat Readers' Choice Best of Sonoma County winners

Here are the results of our recently completed Press Democrat Readers' Choice competition. We had 1,800 readers participate in our online voting. We are also compiling a print guide that will offer a complete listing of all the winners. It will be published as a magazine and included in The Press Democrat in September. Additionally, we are planning to honor all the winners with a celebration in the autumn. For questions about the contest, email info@pressdemocrat.com

Best of Sonoma County Awards: So Sonoma County

• Best winery to take visitors to: Coppola, Geyserville
• Best picnic spot: Armstrong Woods
• Best beach: Doran Beach
• Best chowder at the coast: Spud Point
• Best place to get married: Trentadue Winery
• Best fundraising event: (tie) PEP Housing Gala & Human Race
• Best inspiring leader: Efren Carrillo
• Best spiritual leader: Tom Marcum, Peta. Valley Baptist
• Best committed politician: Efren Carrillo
Best artist: (tie), Patrick Amiot, Mario Uribe and Mylette Welch
• Best bike trail: Prince Greenway
• Best shop for the perfect gift: (tie) Classic Duck, Corricks, Positively 4th
• Best activist: (none)
• Best place to volunteer: PEP Housing
• Best first date spot: Sonoma County Museum
• Best crab feed: Sonoma County Democratic Party Crab Feed
• Best bookstore: Copperfields
• Best senior living: PEP Housing
• Best philanthropist: Henry Trione
• Best park: Howarth Park

Press Democrat Arts Blog , July 5, 2011

"Gimme Shelter" art show opens in Graton

Dan Taylor on the Fine Arts Scene

Mylette at her Easel

People who love pets, and fans of Sonoma County artist Mylette Welch's whimsical animal paintings, both have a reason to go see her new "Gimme Shelter" exhibit, opening today (Tuesday, July 5) at the Graton Gallery.

Welch subtitles her show "Paintings of Shelter Dogs and Cats Who Dream of a Forever Home," and it runs through Aug. 19 at the gallery, at 9048 Graton Road in Graton.

The opening reception runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except open Mondays.

Information: www.gratongallery.com; (707) 829-8912.

View Press Democrat Arts Blog: arts.blogs.pressdemocrat.com
and the July 5, 2011 post

Press Democrat Arts Blog , February 3, 2011

Art is where you find it, so find it

Dan Taylor on the Fine Arts Scene

Feed Me

In tough economic times, it's common to hear worries about the survival of the arts. And it's true, that sector of society is affected, like every other.

But it's also true that art is everywhere, if you look.

For example, the whimsical dog paintings of Sonoma County artist Mylette Welch are on display in the storefront windows of the vacant space once occupied by Sawyer News, on Fourth Street in downtown Santa Rosa.

And for another example, a reader reports seeing, on her daily commute to work, inventive scrap metal sculptures outside the Muffler Works on McDowell Boulevard in Petaluma.

What random acts of artwork have you noticed in your normal daily travels? Send me your notes, and photos if you like, at dan.taylor@pressdemocrat. com.

View Press Democrat Arts Blog: arts.blogs.pressdemocrat.com
and the Februay 3, 2011 post

Sonoma County Gazette 8th Annual Self-Guided Shopping tour, December 2010

Small Shops of Sonoma County

Exerpt from the section, Fine Art Gifts

For More of the guide article visit sonomacountygazette.com

View page 8 of the 8th Annual Self-Guided Shopping Tour

The West County Gazette, April, 2010, page 54
Exerpts from the article -

COLORFUL Show at Dimensions Galleria, Petaluma

Scene from the Artists Reception

Mylette and Mark Lifvendahl at Dimensions Galleria

The paintings of Sonoma County Artists Mark Lifvendahl and Mylette Welch will Be showcased thru May 30 at Dimensions Galleria as part of the Spring show entitled “Beyond The Garden Wall.”...

...Longtime Sonoma County artist Mylette Welch is best known for her fanciful but individualistic dog portraits. Her humorous and nostalgic paintings depict childhood memories, dreams and everyday encounters. Mylette's paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape...farmers markets, vineyards, vegetable stands, old gas stations and fast food drive-ins. She paints old cars, childern, kitchen scenes and Barbie dolls, but she especially loves painting dogs.

Dimensions Galleria is a joint venture between artist Jerrie Jerne and property owners Will and Jackie Mendoza with Julieanne Anderson, show curator and Marketeer., Dimensions Galleria, 115 Petaluma Blvd North, downtown Petalma. Open Fridays and Saturdays Noon to 8PM and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays Noon to 6PM

COLORFUL Show at Dimensions Galleria, Petaluma

The Press Democrat November 22, 2009
Exerpt from the article -

Creative local gifts for the holidays

By Press Democrat Staff

Value doesn't have to mean cheap. It can mean quality and bang for your buck.

At a time when dollars are more dear, we thought about the season of giving and how o reconcile December's traditional frenzy of spending with the nation's redisovery of thrift.

As you assemble your holiday lists, you may want to consider gifts with added value. We've come up with our favorite gift ideas. Each offers something extra and of lasting value. Things to do, things to eat, things to enjoy and experience, all of which reflect and support our singular Sonoma lifestyle...

Mylette Welch's splashy paintings of dogs and throughly down-home Sonoma County scenes deliver ear-to-ear grins.Other painters may capture the exquisite grace of the North Coast's mountains, meadows and spreading vineyards. But Welch shows its humor and unaffected appeal that we locals so love.

Farmers markets, vegetable stands, old gas stations, fast food drive-ins, junker cars, kids, kitchen scenes. Sonoma comes to whimsical life under her brush. But her favorite subjects are dogs, happy hounds in the vineyards pr by old trucks or nostalgically posed with original 1959 Barbie in her iconic black and white zebra swimsuit. All are in vibrant colors that gleefully shout off the canvas.

Original paintings run from $400 to $6000, but you can get a large matted and signed print for $100 or for only $25, an 8 1/2 -by- 11-inch laser print. Welch's paintings are featured at the Graton Gallery, 9048 Graton Road, but can also be spotted n tasting rooms and cafe exhibits. They can be viewed online at mylettewelch.com or by calling 707-494-0068 or e-mailing mylette@aol.com...

April 2008, GulfCoast DOG Magazine

Excerpts from It's a Dog's World

Her humorous and nostalgic paintings depict childhood memories, dreams and everyday encounters. Mylette's paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape -farmers markets, vineyards, vegetable stands, old gas stations and fast food drive-ins. She paints old cars, children, kitchen scenes and Barbie dolls. But she especially loves color and painting dogs.

“I try to have a good time,” she said. “when people view my work, I hope it makes them smile. There are so many dogs to paint and so little time.”

GulfCoast DOG Magazine page 54 4-08

GulfCoast DOG Magazine page 54 April-May 2008

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March 13-19 2008, Living section of the
The Windsor Times, The Healdsburg Tribune, and The Sebastapol Times

Excerpts from
Notes on Painting Man's Best Friend

By Frank Robertson - Staff Writer

Healdsburg Tribune

I'll bet it would be scary to have to paint a dog. What if it bit you? What if it didn't? Would you have to get to know it? What about the owners?

You'd need a keen sense of temperament and character, I'm sure, to assess both human and animal. What if the owner looks at the finished portrait and falls silent? And then says, 'That's not Maxie.'

Daunting though it sounds to paint a dog, there are a lot of people trying. Artists who work on commission are everywhere. It's a global thing...

Anyone who fancies dogs probably knows by now about Bark Magazine. I'm a subscriber, but even so, there is something about Bark that I instinctively want to resist. It's a shared assumption or an implied set of shared assumptions that has something to do with the products for sale, besides dog portraits; for example, the 'Happy Muzzle,' a device made of 'colorful fabrics and cheery patterns' with which you can force a dog's mouth to stay shut. Offers to sell me customized pet urns and organic grass-fed TV dog dinners add to my ambivalence at what Bark calls 'a growing societal movement - a modern dog culture.'...

The tendency among many pet artists to create portraits that are sentimentalized, saccharine and treacly has to do, I'm sure, with the implied transaction in a commissioned pet portrait. Some artists obviously feeling they have a responsibility to the dog owner (certainly not to the dog) to romanticize the likeness, add the stylized winsome touch that may or may not be there, and about which the dog probably doesn't give a rat's ass.

But when you're talking about people paying to have their dogs immortalized, it's bound to get complicated. Personal emotions - fond remembrance, love, admiration, awe - are all mixed into what we also expect from art, i.e., some candor.

At least that's the hope. You want it to be right, to recognize the essence, the oneness, the singular package of spirit and physique, eyes, ears, nose and attitude.

But it's a painting, not a photograph. The artist's head and hand will be at work. What if it's a caricature? What if you have to decide whether or how you can live with it?

People who want a nice portrait of their dog would probably not go to an artist like Francis Bacon, whose famous 1952 oil on canvas, entitled 'Dog,' portrays a white beast with a muscular snarly presence that looks like a four-legged Dick Cheney. Nevertheless, 'His puking dogs - ' an art historian wrote about a Bacon show last year, 'remain memorable.'...

It may be impossible to say what is a good dog portrait compared with a bad one. Maybe there's a distinction that needs to be made between artists who paint dogs because they want to and those who do commissioned portraits.

Healdsburg artist Mylette Welch does both. You can't really talk about pictures of dogs in Sonoma County without mentioning Mylette Welch. When she paints on commission, said Mylette, there has to be some understanding between artist and dog owner of what the outcome is going to look like, more or less.

'Some people want it to look like the Dutch masters,' said Mylette.'You have to simplify it. That's the key. I show them what I do and tell them, 'That's what I do.'

I don't want to do something that isn't me.'...

Healdsburg Tribune

spring 2008 edition of Sonoma Pets,
a publication of the Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California

Excerpts from Furry Muses Inspire Sonoma County Artists

By Sue McGuire

The Greeter was a fawn colored, bulgy-eyed, corkscrewed-tailed toaster. Actually it was Toaster, a pug dog.

“When he's not greeting visitors he sits in the studio beneath my easel urging me to work,” says Toaster's human, Healdsburg artist Mylette Welch...

...If their pets are not ordering them to work, several artists in Sonoma County are clearly inspired by their pets to paint, draw and sculpt.

Their pets are often their muses...

...Memorials have become a major source of income for Sonoma County artists who specialize in pet portraits.

“I had one client who never took a picture of his pet. We talked about his dog and from the words came the painting. When he finally saw it he cried,” recalled Welch of one recent commissioned portrait.

Welch's signature pieces often contain surreal scenes of doggy diners, fish swimming outside trucks, a pug dog here and a Labrador in tulips there. The colors are bright, happy and fun.

“I was at a fair once and saw these kids carrying around fish in plastic bags. I anted to paint the fish swimming free,” which is why Welch painted a piece that features fish swimming around a truck in which a Boston terrier sits.

“Maybe people have become more willing to express their love for their pet now. People won't think they're weird,” said Welch...

Sonoma Pets article - 'Furry Muses Inspire Sonoma County Artists'

Time Out section of the Press Democrat,
Santa Rosa, California, for Thursday, October 11, 2007

Excerpts from Art with Attitude

By Dan Taylor - The press Democrat

Time Out article
section of Time Out article

Mylette Welch is a home-grown artist who studied ar SRJC and Sonoma State. She lives with husband, Tom, and two Pugs named Toaster and Knuckles.

If the word museum conjures images of cold marble floors and vaulted ceilings, try imagining an artist's studio, with spatters of paint here and there and a half-finished cup of coffee standing on a workbench. Sounds homey, doesn't it?

Starting this weekend, 138 Sonoma County artists open their studios and home workshops to the public for the 22nd annual ARTrails tour...

...In Healdsburg, painter Mylette Welch, known for her often comic dog portraits, will introduce visitors to two of he live models, personality-packed pugs named Toaster (because he looks like one) and Knuckles.

“And I'm going to make cookies,” Welch adds, “Chocolate Chip.”

Who could resist? All any fun loving art seeker has to do is pick up or download a free map of the participating studios, and start out on a personalized, self-guided tour....

“And I'm going to make cookies,” Welch adds, “Chocolate Chip”

...Amid such imposing practitioners, Welch had carved out her own reputation as an artist with her playful acrylic paintings, ranging in subject from dogs to Popeye cartoon characters, and sometimes combining both. “I was trying to get out of having a day job,” said Welch, 61, “so I worked at a gallery for a while. When I came home at night, I would paint, and pretty much the only one round was the dog. So I would paint either empty rooms or the dog.”

Often commissioned by dog owners to create paintings of their pets, Welch aims for more than accurate portraiture.

“I'm trying to find the inner dog,” she said. “Dogs are all totally different. I have a good time, It's not real serious, but it's serious to me. It's what I do.”

Of course, her models are a little more unpredictable than the human variety found in life drawing classes at art schools.

“This Great Dane puppy came here one time, and he couldn't walk on the hardwood floors,” Welch recalled. “It was like he was on ice. He got freaked out, and bolted right through my screen door.”...

...For the next 2 weekends, ARTrails is a chance to see art in the making and meet the artists, all in a welcoming and, Yes, homey, atmosphere.

Sonoma Woman Vol.2 #3 - May/June, 2007
a Santa Rosa Press Democrat magazine

by Annette Arnold

Sonoma Woman article
section of Sonoma Woman article

Mylette Welch is a home-grown artist who studied ar SRJC and Sonoma State. She lives with husband, Tom, and two Pugs named Toaster and Knuckles.

Mylette's humorous and nostalgic paintings depict childhood memories, dreams and everyday encounters rooted in the Sonoma County landscape - farmers' markets, vineyards, vegetable stands, old gas stations and fast food drive-ins. Occasionally her work veers into the surrealistic world of dreams where an accordian or kitchen stove might fly through the night stars. Most of all Mylette loves painting dogs.

When she began painting, Mylette worked at night after her day job. Gus kept her company while her family slept. After painting Gus and her grandma's dog Stubby, she looked for other mutt models at the Healdsburg Animal Shelter. There she found Rolly, Huckleberry and Bee-Bee, the shelter's round mascot. Now, animal lovers seek Mylette to capture their canine portraits in her whimsical and colorful style.

Mylette developed a series of paintings inspired by “what dogs do late at nigh on the loose.” Then another series ofPaintings evolved when she added Barbie solls to the Dogs' mouths. In these paintings Barbie lives in a fantasy world where she dates Gus instead of Ken.

Mylette likes to paint fast wile listening to good music. “I try to have a good time,” she says. “When people view m work I hope it makes them smile.” ...

WEST COUNTY GAZETTE - August 17, 2006

Artist Profile - Mylette Welch

by Barbara Shula

West County Gazette photo - Mylette and her Pugs
West County Gazette photo - Mylette and her Pugs

Those wonderful Dog Days of Summer are upon us. The roads are packed with residents, tourists and dogs fighting their way to the River to cool their heels and rest their souls. Is there a better time for me to trek to Healdsburg and meet the artist known for her colorful dogs?

Mylette is about as local an artist as you can find in Sonoma County. Yes, she was born in Hawaii but that was just a matter of circumstance. Ger grandparents lived on a Spanish land grant outside of Occidental. Her father was in the Navy when she was a baby but brought his family home to Sebastopol while Mylette was still a toddler. She never strayed from the area. Educated at SRJC and Sonoma State, Mylette focused on art from the beginning. Her favorite part of the school day was Art. It gave her joy and provided an opportunity to branch out socially as her classmates admired her creations.

Motherhood took place of painting when her first two children came along. Mylette found her creative outlet in a gardening, sewing and quilting as they took less concentration and could be done in shorter blocks of time. Mylette worked in various jobs i pottery businesses and art galleries but felt that she was on the periphery of the art world. As her children grew up and another baby joined the family, Mylette found time in the night to paint. She fearlessly jumped into bright, primary colors to contrast the darkness of the night. She painted what was around her - still lifes, empty rooms. One night she decided to add Gus, her lab, to to corner of the painting. Could she have predicted from that one addition what was to come?

Today Mylette is synonymous with dog portraiture. Her beloved Gus is no longer a live subject but he is seen in many of her paintings. She has visited the Animal Shelter to meet new models and receives pictures of family pets from through out the country. She loves doing commissions to immortalize these important companions. In her studio is a large wooden chair (red, I must add) that is covered with chihuahuas. This piece was inspired by an accident in Southern California where over 100 chihuahua dogs, both pure bred and mixed breed, were found abandoned. A fund raiser helped rescue these animals and Mylette was there with her chair.

There is no problem in finding Mylette's work. If one of her paintings is in the room, you cannot miss it. Driving down the street in Healdsburg, I see a bright doggie face pulling me into Arches Gallery. A recently completed show was titled “Dog Tales and Assemble stories” which was a collaboration between Mylette and Monty Monty, the local assemblagist. Mylette participates in many charity events for the community. Mutt Lynch Winery hosts the Dog Days of Summer, a fundraiser for the Healdsburg Animal Shelter each year and Mylette is a featured artist. You missed this one as it was last weekend but there are others. Fritz Winery and Dutcher Crossing Winery are hosting First Annual Art and Wine Trails Event a benefit for the Sonoma County Food Bank on August 26 and 27. This is the Year of the Dog! For the first time the owners of the RASgalleries Art Glass and Ceramics of Yountville, CA, and MJ Schaer Fine Art Gallery of Napa, CA, will combine artists and locations to curate a fabulous show in honor of the Year of the Dog. The show is running right now and and you will find Mylette's paintings as well as art by other local artists. Mylette paticipates in ArTrails, the first and second weekends in October, at her home and studio in Healdsburg. In June, she joins up with a friend in West Santa Rosa for Art @ the Source.

I must let you know that Mylette also paints children, carnivals, trucks, toys and loves to collect sock monkeys. Her new canine companions are Toaster and Knuckles who are pictured with her here. Mylette wants to bring a smile to people's faces and I think that she has accomplished that and more.

Healdsburg Directory and Guide 2006 - 2007

Downtown Healdsburg is a browsers best friend

Woofer Times - Canine Spirit
Full page photo featuring “Robots” by Mylette Welch in front of Arches Gallery.

THE WOOFER TIMES - May, 2006
Excerpted from the article -

Bay Area Painters Depict the Canine Spirit

by Lindsay Weiford

Woofer Times - Canine Spirit
photo excerpted from 2 page spread, featuring on left “Years of the Dogs”, and on the right “A Vineyard Crew”, both by Mylette.

.....“Dogs can teach us a lot about personal relationships, including how to share, how to treat a friend, and how to be a good person”, says Mylette Welch. Mylette depicts humorous and highly personal stories that combine fantasy, memories, and observations of daily life. Her work is colorful, fun, and sometimes surreal in its depiction of the dream lives of dogs.

Paintings that depict dogs don't always get the respect they deserve from the art world. But whether or not the highbrows consider it “fine art,” making art inspired by dogs is a satisfying pursuit for the professionals profiled here.

“Is it lesser art?” says Jeff Leedy. “I don't think my clients care, really. It is art that portrays their families' life and love - and how great is that?”

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THE PRESS DEMOCRAT - Thursday, November 3, 2005
Excerpted from the article -

D.I.Y. Art Tour

by Dan Taylor

Arches Gallery
Arches Gallery in Healdsburg - photo by Mark Aronoff

Museum openings draw crowds, and art seekers hit the road every few months for artist studio tours. But why wait for the next big event? Create yor on art tour this weekend. There are so many galleries scattered around Sonoma County that even art buffs can't give an accurate count. So take your pick. .....

Ardent walkers and one stop shoppers can opt for the blitz technique. A quick circuit around Healdsburg's Plaza in the center of town turns up at least a dozen galleries. .....

“Healdsburg has great wines, incredible chefs and now it has a lot of great art,” said Sandy Erickson of Erikson Fine Art Gallery, just a couple a of doors away from Healdsburg's plaza. “I am amazed at how uncrowded we still are, and how succulent the offerings are.”

Once just a patch of grass in a small sleepy town, Healdsburg Plaza has become a busy cultural hub.

“Healdsburg did it right,” said Jody Grovier, manager of the annual ARTrails artist studio tour for the Arts Council of Sonoma County. “They've got a number of galleries and restaurants that have grown up around the plaza. It's art and business working together.”

The result is a tourist attraction that locals can also enjoy all year long, big enough to offer choices yet small enough to cover in an after noon.

“What's great about Healdsburg is the scale of the square and the layout of the own,” said painter Michael Coy, a partner in Arches Gallery, next door to Erikson. “It's pop;ar because of the ascendancy of the wine industry and some good planning work done in combination. It's great to see people from all over having a good time.” .....

Clustered galleries support each other, Grovier said. “Galleries tend to survive and do better when there are other galleries around,” Grovier added.

Standing side by side, places that display good art also challenge each other. “We're competing with exceptional galleries here,” Coy said.

Wether you're wandering around the plaza or all over the country, you'll notice the galleries offer a broad variety of artistic styles.

At Arches, painter and gallery partner Mylette Welch charms visitors with her comic portraits of dogs. .....

Gallery owners urge visitors to simply walk in and learn as they go. Credentials aren't checked at the door. Expertise is not a prerequisite. And admission, except for a few occasional special events, is free. It's up to you whether you want to buy art. .....

Article from the new publication:

FETCH the paper
June, 2005

Art & Advocacy
North Bay artists find dogs and cats a great inspiration,
in art and in life

by Sandy Lurins

Last Chance Texaco by Mylette Welch

Mylette Welch: It's a Dog's World

As a child, Mylette Welch took the paint-by-numbers sets she was given and covered them in white shoe polish so she'd have a blank canvas on which to express herself. That bold attitude continues today in the bright colors and lots of texture in her paintings, which are of dogs (and a few cats) in human situations.

"I try to create a world for the dogs in my paintings...sometimes dreamlike and humorous, sometimes straightforward," Mylette says. Her paintings feature dogs in all sorts of environments: colorful vineyards and gardens, gas stations, diners, and ice cream shops, with antique trucks, and in humorous juxtaposition with fish or sock monkeys (one of Mylette's other favorite subjects). Her style is colorful and the pieces tend to be big.

She called one series "The Psychic's Dog." The paintings were based on Madame Rachel, a local clairvoyant. "I think dogs are really psychic: dogs know exactly what's going on." Her two pugs, Toaster and Baby Knuckles, lay in the exact same spot in her studio that was occupied for many years by Gus, who died at age 14. For Mylette, "it's like having a piece of [Gus] back." Mylette adopted Gus, the big golden Labrador you see in much of her work, from the Healdsburg shelter when he was six weeks old. Gus became ill as an old dog, and Mylette carried him up and down the stairs. When Gus died, people would ask how she could jump right into having more dogs. "How can you not?" she asks. "There's just [a] hole in your heart." In another series, Mylette expressed her fascination of "what dogs do late at night on the loose." Jazz clubs, diners, hot dog stands, Mylette seems to know where the dogs hang out. She has also been taking her work into three dimensions, including some pug papier-mache sculptures.

Lately, her creations have been getting even bigger. This year she is participating in "Cruisin' the Boulevard," a fundraiser for the Petaluma Boys and Girls Club. Her contribution is "Hot Cars, Hot Dogs" featuring a nervous Toaster as passenger with Baby Knuckles at the wheel of a four foot long fiberglass classic car. "Hot Cars, Hot Dogs" and the creations of other artists will be on display in downtown Petaluma from June until August.

Mylette often donates her work to local shelters for their fundraising efforts. She believes that, aside from her direct contributions, "people connect with dogs" through her art. After seeing her work and discussing the need for good adoptive homes, some are often inspired to adopt from a shelter.

Mylette admits that in her art, "I let [dogs] do a lot of my talking." She also believes that dogs are a positive, healing influence on people. "The world is a pretty scary, sad place right now...we need these guys." She brings the pugs to a local nursing home and watches the people there light up. "You live longer if you have a dog: you're happier, healthier." Mylette is a partner in Arches Gallery in Healdsburg, which is currently hosting a show of her work called "The Little Dog Laughed." The show is open until June 28th.

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www.fetchthepaper.com.

San Francisco Chronicle - Friday, May 13, 2005
Excerpt from the article -

Petaluma's coops to coupes 'American Graffiti' sets the stage for cruiser art and '50s fun

by Ted Gross, Special to The Chronicle

Section of Chronicle photo by
Paul Chinn
CRUISER ART and '50s FUN -
Healdsburg artist Mylette Welch produced a two-toned black-and-salmon cruiser full of colorful dogs inside and out.

...Healdsburg artist Mylette Welch produced a two-toned black-and-salmon cruiser full of colorful dogs inside and out, with a '50s drive-in restaurant tray sticking out one window.

“I've been painting '50s-style cars and trucks and fast-food places forever,” she said. “I hate the idea these things are going away.”

She remembers cruising Fourth Street with her cousins in the late '50s in Santa Rosa, when the loop stretched from the Flamingo Hotel to Railroad Square. She also recalls watching “American Graffiti” at the old Analy Theater in Sebastopol.

“It was so exciting that the whole thing was so local,” she said. “I brought my dogs, and they lay right outside on the sidewalk until the movie was over.”...

For the complete article please visit San Francico Chronicle's site:
www.SFGate.com.

ArtQueue - October 6 & 7, 2004

Dogs have their day in Mylette Welch's world

by Frank Robertson - Staff Writer

Photo by Frank Robertson
Healdsburg artist Mylette Welch pictured with her dog, Knuckles, at the Arches Gallery in Healdsburg, where she shows her works.

Mylette Welch's paintings stick in your mind like bright quizzical dreams. In her painting titled “Pigs and Pugs,” a surreal juxaposition of pigs and a dog outside a hot-dog shaped diner suggests an ironic spiritual collaboration of animals musing about their own fate. In “Dogtown,” a dachshundesque dog's head pops out of a Doggy Diner and bright orange and sienna -colored canines mingle in an airy blue field with a diner and a big milkbone. Other paintings conjure a doggy amusement park by the sea, recalling San Francisco's old Playland at the Beach where the funny lady, Laughing Sal, was always amused and cackling, and maybe she still is in Mylette Welches art.

Not all Welch's works are paintings of dogs. Bright-faced people, old rusty looking pickup trucks, Pee Wee Herman, and even cats appear in her paintings, but the dogs stand out, figurative renditions loosely rendered almost like caricatures, but not so frought that you'd call them amateurish. And unlike the muted tone reverence through which some painters now view the Sonoma County landscape ( the school I think of as isn't-wine-country-just-so-exquisitely-expensive-looking), Welch's loose and uninhibited canvases are more internalized, offered up like an extended family of mutts viewed by someone who sees them as feverishly bright spirits and wonders what's on their minds.

A brief biography on her website (mylettewelch.com) describes Welch as a “home-grown Sonoma County artist” who studied art at Santa Rosa J. C. and Sonoma State, lives in Healdsburg with her husband, teenage daughter, and two dogs, Toaster and Knuckles.

ArtQue interviewed Mylette, with Knuckles (age 4 months) snoozing on her lap, at Healdsburg's Arches Gallery, where she shows her work.

ArtQue: Your website says you like to paint fast and listen to good music. What kind of music?

Mylette Welch: I especially like Tom Waits. And I listen to the sam ealbum over and over again for the painting session, which is kind of strange, I guess. It kind of keeps you in the same rhythm.

ArtQue: Why do you paint dogs?

Mylette Welch: I find it easy to connect to with a dog, where as a tree or hill does not inspire me to paint. The whimsical situations that I place the dogs in speak a universal language that is familiar and joyful. the relation ship between dogs and humans is one of the oldest and most complex. It's primal. An artist is showing you his world when he paints and mine seems to be filled with dogs.

ArtQue: Who has influenced you?

Mylette Welch: When I started painting dogs after working all day at a day job, the only being awake at night was my dog, Gus, who we lost year before last. He was 14. That's when I pretty much started getting back into painting, after a couple of litters of kids.

ArtQue: How many dogs do you have now?

Mylette Welch: I have 2, Toaster and Knuckles.

ArtQue: What made you decide to get two pugs?

Mylette Welch: When the old guy was sick we had to carry him up and down stairs and I just couldn't do it. He was a big old lab. I decided next time I'm going to have them smaller. I'll probably end up with so many pugs they'll weigh more than a big old lab. Pugs are really cheerful and sweet. They think they're big dogs.

ArtQue: Some of the images in your paintings, the hot-dog shaped diners, roller coasters, remind me of San Francisco's old Playland at the Beach. Were you ever there? Is that what that is?

Mylette Welch: Yeah, a lot of them are Playland at the Beach. When I was a teenager it was the last year it was open. You'd go there in the middle of the night and there was just kind of one bored guy there, and you could go in and go down that slide, do you remember the slide? As a child that was like a super treat to get to go there, from the Sebastopol area.

ArtQue: What artists do you like?

Mylette Welch: I like a lot of artists who don't have anything to do with me, with what I do, like Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Brown, people like that. Something that takes you somewhere else, because that's all we're really doing, we're trying to include people in our world, and they can take it or leave it, but there it is.

ArtQue: Have you painted all your life? Have you always known you'd be an artist?

Mylette Welch: I always Knew.

ArtQue: When you do paintings of dogs on commission, how does that go?

Mylette Welch: People see my work and I just tell them, I can do what I do. I don't want too much direction. It's really hard when people give you all kinds of stuff. Usually it's way too much stuff. You usually have to simplify, simplify, simplify. It's fun. I like to do commissions.

ArtQue: Do you get introduced to the dogs or do you work from photographs?

Mylette Welch: I work from photographs. I put a bunch of photographs around. The painting is not a copy of a photograph. I think of a setting where they might be, where they feel like they live. As far as meeting them, it's always nice to meet another dog. If they are close by I will meet them. But I do a lot of commissions f r people way across the country. Someone will see a painting in the living room at a diner party and all of a sudden I've got a new client.

ArtQue: You've been in Healdsburg a long time?

Mylette Welch: Yes. I was born in Hawaii, and then moved to Bakersfield.

ArtQue: That's an interesting transition.

Mylette Welch: What's really great is my brother is a lifetime surfer. And I get to be the one born in Hawaii and he has to be born in Bakersfield. It's really ironic. We moved to Sebastopol when I was 3. From there through my first year in college I lived in Sebastopol. I've been in this town (Healdsburg) for 31 years.

ArtQue: So you've seen some pretty major changes downtown. In the late 70's it wasn't quite the destination it is now.

Mylette Welch: Oh yeah. Nothing. I doubt if there was an art galley here at all, that I can think of. This bank was still operating when we first came to town. There was a hardware store over there where all the fancy restaurants are. and maybe a couple of rowdy bars. It's quite a different place now.

ArtQue: You participate in ARTrails, which starts this week. What's that like, from an artist's perspective?

Mylette Welch: It's fun. Lots of people, you open your door and you don't know who's going to come in. I've had Brownie troops and group homes come through. I have a lot of the same people each year who just come and eat cookies and sit and talk.

ArtQue: I know some artists who would be terrified of having strangers, or even friends, in their studios.

Mylette Welch: Well, it's just basically my house. in this house, I do have a wonderful studio with air conditioning and hardwood floors. Before, in the old house, my studio was the kitchen. and everyone, my family, actually wanted to eat food sometimes. It was really annoying, it was like, didn't I feed you guys this week? I would have my paints in the kitchen table and that was the dining room table too. But having my own studio, with doors you can shut, I feel really blessed.

ArtQue: No. But I work a lot. I work a lot.

The Press Democrat, 2002

ARTrails Discoveries

When Mylette Welch is alone she turns up the music and dances as she dips her brush into pots of acryrlic paint and layers it on canvas. “Color is one of the most important things in my life,” she said. “Music is imortant, too. It loosens me up. I have so much fun, I don't worry about anything but having a good time.”

Maybe that's why she gravitates to painting dogs and other animals. Often working from photographs sent to her by pet owners, Welch said she “tries to create a world for animals.”

Dogs and their environments have proved important in the literal sense, too. Welch visits shelter dogs and, when she paints them, sometimes they find a home. “It's magical. I took a picture of this dog named Rolly at the shelter here in Healdsburg and, while I was painting him, he was adopted.”

Welch's two dogs, Gus and Calvin, hang around while she paints.

“Gus is my studio guy. He thinks all the visitors are here to see him. He's my party planner, the maitre d'; he's everything.”

Children, old trucks, gas stations and other dreamy images share studio space with her animal paintings. “My paintings are colorful, fun, and children really gravitate to them. Babies love them; their eyes go 'woooh.'” Last year at ARTrails Welch gave prints to a Brownie troup and welcomed teenagers from a group home. She said, “Art is a real connectioin. It's a bridge to people.”

The Press Democrat, Sunday, October 5, 1997

COVER STORY

Artist Mylette Welch, featured on the cover of the Press Democrat's On-Q Magazine

Painter Mylette Welch was born on the sun-drenched island of Oahu. But the tropics didn't really leave an impression on her until her family moved to dry, dusty Bakersfield a year later.

“I remember thinking, 'Where did the color go?'” said the 50-year old artist. For anyone who has seen Welch's paintings, it's obvious that the color went into her playful portraits of stray dogs and old diners and rusty trucks - all splashed across the canvas in vivid hues of red, purple, aqua, and orange.

“Living in Sonoma County is a gift of color,” said Welch, who grew up in Sebastopol and majored in painting at Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State. The artist now lives in Healdsburg with her husband, Tom, her beautiful daughter, Lily, and her 7-year-old dog, Gus.

Although Welch recently left the 9 to 5 world to become a full-time artist, she still likes to paint at night - “when the phone doesn't ring, and the kids don't need to be fed.”

Welch's paintings are rooted in the Sonoma County landscape - farmer's markets, vegetable stands, old trucks and tractors, service stations and fast-food drive-ins.

But occasionally her paintings veer off into a surrealistic world of dreams and memories , where goldfish swim around a child's legs or outside a car window.

“I like dreams bumping against reality,” said Welch, comparing this juxtaposition to the moment when you first wake up and your dream is “out there in the room somewhere.”

Her yellow lab/beagle, Gus, has emerged as a major subject in many of her works.

“he's the one that would stay up with me at night,” she explained. “The end of his tail is three colors of paint.”

After painting Gus, Welch looked for other mutt models at the Healdsburg Animal Shelter, where she found such paintable pooches as Rolly, Huckleberry and BeeBee, the shelter's rotund mascot.

Dogged by doggy musings, Welch developed a series of paintings inspired by “what dogs would do at night for fun.” Then, another series of paintings evolved when she added Barbie dolls to the dog's mouths.

“My dog Gus dated her (Barbie) for a while, but since she lost her head, he now prefers his raw hide bone,” said Welch.

Although Welch doesn't take herself too seriously, many art collectors do - one woman in New York recently bought five paintings to add to her Central Park apartment.

“People love my work if they love animals.” Welch noted.

Along with dog portraits, Welch has painted wine labels and posters, ....(she has) exhibited at Rochioli Winery ....(she also has worked) as artist-in-residence at the Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma.....

“I like to show in alternative settings, like restaurants and wineries,” she said.

This ....(was) her fourth year with ARTrails, where her acrylic and oil paintings will be available .....

When she paints, Welch said she works fast, producing one to three paintings a week in the spare bedroom she converted into a studio. She likes to listen to old jazz singers like Billie Holiday and Chet Baker, and keeps a small refigerator stocked so she doesn't have to interrupt her work.

“I try to have a good time,” she said. “When people view my work, I hope it makes them smile”

Mylette Welch's studio is located .... in Healdsburg (California).

Galleries Representing Mylette

Mylette is pleased to be represented by
COCA - Coalition of California Artists
COCA is a group of California Artists marketing to the Home Furnishings Industry. The artists are a direct resource for interior designers, decorators, showrooms and retail furniture stores.
COCA site: coca-art.com
and visit: coca-art.blogspot.com
COCA on Facebook
COCA at www.houzz.com

A fantastic new Gallery is representing Mylette's work in Sacramento.
Adamson Gallery
New Gallery Location: 2600 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Sacramento CA,
Mylette is pleased to be mentioned in the online Sacramento Magazine article featuring Adamson Gallery, Passion for Art + Animals = Adamson Gallery
For more information visit: www.theadamsongallery.com

A Dog's Life
Dog Spa and Owner Resource Center
A Dog's Life has 2 locations:
Sunnyvale Location:
1249 Birchwood Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94089 • Tel: (408) 747-1111
Palo Alto Location:
885 Commercial St, Palo Alto, CA 94303 • Tel: (650) 494-3647
For more information visit: www.dogslife.biz/art.html or
E-mail: info@dogslife.biz

The Dogs* Gallery
Location: 31139 Via Colinas, Suite 204, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Tel: 818 707-8070
Visit: www.thedogsgallery.com
E-mail:E-mail: jean@thedogsgallery.com

Mylette is a gallery partner at
Graton Gallery
Location: 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA
For information on Graton Gallery and the current show check out our section
What's Happenning at GRATON GALLERY
Tel: (707) 829-8912
Visit: www.gratongallery.com

  • About Graton Gallery
  • Current Show
  • Upcoming Shows
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About Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery

Graton Gallery

Mylette, with other local artists is a partner in Graton Gallery.

Graton Gallery is a favorite Art destination of locals and visitors alike since opening in 2002. The Gallery and adjacent sculpture garden is a friendly, ever-changing showcase for original fine art paintings, prints and sculpture, along with jewelry, pottery, glass, textiles and wood crafts by over 50 local artists.

The Gallery is owned and operated by a partnership of 10 local artists: Sally Baker, Susan R. Ball, Rik Olson, Pamela Powell, Linda Ratzlaff, James Freed, Bruce Hopkins, Sandra Rubin and Mylette Welch. Art shows usually rotate every 6 weeks. Opening receptions for each new show offers the public an opportunity to meet the artists and engage in lively conversation.

Location: 9048 Graton Rd
PO Box 572, Graton, CA 95444
Directions: 1/2 mile west of the Graton Road/Hwy 116 intersection, 3.5 miles northwest of Sebastopol
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 10:30am to 6pm,
Sunday 10:30am to 4pm, closed Monday & Tuesday
For more information: call (707) 829-8912
or visit www.gratongallery.com

A Graton Gallery Opening

Current Show

Linda Ratzlaff

Pamela Powell

Scenes from the Road ~ Linda Ratzlaff & Pamela Powell
Show Dates: June 24 - August 3, 2014
with Guest Artists Nicole Ours, Judith Corning, and Willow Leland-Yeilding
Artists Reception: Saturday June 28, 2pm - 5pm

Upcoming Shows

Sandra Rubin ~ Teachers and Influences
Featuring paintings by Sandra Rubin alongside works by artists who have influenced and inspired her: Alan Azhderian, Lisa Beernsten, Gary Blackman, Ron Cooper, Michael Coy, Maury Lapp, Sara Spaulding Philips, Susan Proehl & Carole Watanabe.
with Guest Artists Tim Haworth, Steven Ashton, Justine Gotthart and Florence Bass
Show Dates: August 5 - September 21, 2014
Artists Reception: Saturday August 9, 2pm - 5pm

Bruce K Hopkins & Susan Shore ~ Double Feature
Show Dates: September 23 - October 19, 2014
Details to come

James Freed
Show Dates: October 21 - November 30, 2014
Details to come

Mylette Welch
Show Dates: December 2, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Details to come

Previous Shows

Marylu Downing

In Water ~ Marylu Downing, Mixed Media & Barbara Hoffmann, Clay
Show Dates: May 13 - June 22, 2014:
Dive In....the water's fine...

Barbara Hoffmann

Out of Our Minds ~ Susan R. Ball & Rik Olson
Show Dates: April 1 - May 11, 2014
with Guest Artists Phil Wright and Mayr McLean ~ Rhen Benson

Small Works - A juried show of mixed media artwork
Show Dates: Feb 25 - April 6, 2014

The Eighth Annual Invitational Exhibition
Show Dates: Jan 14 - Feb 23, 2014:
For the eighth year, Graton Gallery brings together an outstanding collection of fine art by thirty plus of Northern California's most well-known and admired master painters, printmakers and sculptors for the foremost art event of 2014, the Invitational Exhibition.
“This annual exhibit has grown in stature over the years”, says Rik Olson, originator and curator of the Invitational. “It's exciting to have so many important artists assembled in one show”.

Sally Baker - New Watercolors
Featured Artist: Carla Bratt and
Guest Artists: Kacie Gansel and Tamra Sanchez
Show Dates: December 4, 2013 - January 12, 2014

New Work: Paintings byJames Freed & Sandra Rubin
Guest Artists: Peter Krohn and Marcia Lavine
Show Dates: October 22 - December 1, 2013

ARTrails Preview Show
Show Dates: September 24 - October 20, 2013
More information to come

Susan Ball & Frances Arnold
with Guest Artists: Thomas Creed & Bill Colter
Show Dates: August 13 - September 22, 2013
More information to come

Animal Kingdom

Mylette and Maria Esther Sund
Summer Songs
with guest artists Larry Cannon and Popi Tyler
Dates: July 2 - August 11, 2013

Soo Noga & B K Hopkins
with Guest Artists: Nina Bonos & Sherri Ortegren
Show Dates: May 21 - June 30, 2013

Rik Olson - “A Look Back”
Paintings, block prints & wood engravings
with Guest Artists: Judy Hutchison & Phil Wright
Show Dates: April 9 - May 19, 2013

Small Works - A juried show of mixed media artwork
Jurors: The show was juried by well known artists:
Sandra Speidel & Clark Mitchell
Show Dates: Feb 26 - April 7, 2013
Artist's Reception: Sunday, March 3, 2-5 pm

The 7th Annual Invitational Exhibition
34 Master Painters, Printmakers and Sculptures
Show Dates: January 15 - February 24, 2013
Artists Reception: Sunday, January 20, 2pm - 5pm

Prelude 2013
Introducing new gallery partners: James Freed, Bruce Hopkins & Sandra Rubin
Guest artists: Howard Hardy & Martha Wade
Also Featured: wood sculptor R. Dean Nyburg & gourd artist Carla Marie Bratt
Show Dates: December 5 - January 13, 2012
Artist's Reception: Sunday, December 9, 2-4pm

Pam Lewis - The Great Basin
Critters, Folks and Landscapes... an art sojourn traversing Nevada's high desert, mountains, watersheds and wildlife refuges
Guest artists: Ellen Boulanger, Monica de La Fuente & Jim Spitzer
Also Featured: wood sculptor R. Dean Nyburg & gourd artist Carla Marie Bratt
Show Dates: October 24 - December 2, 2012
Artist's Reception: Sunday, October 28, 2-4pm

ARTrails 2012 Preview Show
Artwork by over 40 artists participating in the 2012 ARTrails Open Studios event at Graton Gallery!
Show Dates: October 3 - October 31, 2012.

"A Murder of Crows"
3 Artists | 3 Objects
Featured Artists:
Sally Baker - Watercolor paintings
Marsha Connell - Oil paintings
Micah Schwaberow - Mixed media collage
Guest Artists: Lorraine Cook, James Freed & Carol Rosemond
Show Dates: August 22 - September 30, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 2pm - 4pm.

Dog Treats Opening

Dining with the Cat

Mylette and guest artists will be featured during
Graton Gallery"s Summer Show
"Dog Treats"
Guest Artists: Susie Peterson/Richard Moore, Linda Schroeter & Gen Zorich
Show Dates: July10 - August 19, 2012
Opening Reception: July 15, 2012, 2pm - 4pm
A percentage of sales will go to the Healdsburg Animal Shelter.

Below: Healdsburg Animal Shelter Announcement

www.healdsburgshelter.org

"Sunny Day" and "Reflection of Times" by Soo Noga

Soo Noga
Absract Paintings in Oil
Guest Artists:
JeriLu Breneman - Mandalas and other symmetrical forms from nature and sacred geometry.
John Gruenwald - Figurative stone lithographs, etchings, monotypes and paintings.
Dawn Heumann - Photographs exploring abandoned farmhouses across America's West.
Show Dates: May 29 - July 8, 2012

Inverness
paintings in oil by Jill Keller-Peters
Guest Artists: John Gruenwald & Phil Wright
Show Dates: April 17 - May 27, 2012
Reception: Sunday April 22, 2-4pm

Textures
Paintings, Prints and Drawings by Rik Olson & Susan Ball
Guest Artists: Marsha Connell & Hilary Williams
Show Dates: March 6 - April 15, 2012
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 11 - 2 to 5pm

Graton Gallery's 6th Annual Invitational Exhibition
Thirty Artists - One Extraordinary Show
An outstanding collection of fine art by thirty of Northern California's most well-known and admired master painters, printmakers and sculptors!
Show Dates: January 17 - March 4, 2012
Artist's Reception: Sunday, January 22, 2-5pm
This Year's Invitational Artists: Andrew Annenberg, Chester Arnold, David Avery, D A Bishop, Carla Bratt, Thomas Creed, Holly Downing, Kevin Elston, Barbara Hoffmann, Bruce Johnson, Ned Kahn, Tom Killion, Richard Lindenberg, Nancy MacDonald, Richard McDaniel, Donna McGinnis, Clark Mitchell, Nichibei Potters [Cheryl Costantini & Mikio Matsumoto], Sasha Pepper, Pamela Powell, Charles Pyle, Sandra Rubin, Kai Samuels-Davis, Phyllis Shafer, Micah Schwaberow, Jim Spitzer, Jack Stuppin, Monika Steiner, Richard Wagener, Shane Weare and Keith Wicks.

Sally Baker
"A Picture Is Worth 500 Words [or less]"

Sally's vivid watercolor paintings in unison with poetry and prose
Show Dates: December 6, 2011 - January 16, 2012

Guest Artists:
Taylor Gutermute, - Monotypes & Metal with mixed media sculpture
Sandra Speidel - Contemporary figurative oil paintings
Martha Wade - Figurative oil paintings with a theatrical narrative

Susan Ball
“Plein Aire Painting” Landscapes and other Objects of Nature

Susan was raised on a farm in England and trained as a biologist and a botanist. She has a keen appreciation of the natural world which translates into her work. Her paintings capture time and place, and reflect her love of nature on a broader scale.
Guest Artists:
Tim Brody - Contemplative pastel landscapes convey natures healing influence
Ron Cooper - Mixed media sculpture with an architectural influence
James Reynolds - Landscape and Figurative paintings in pastel and oil

Show Dates: October 25 - December 4, 2011

ARTrails Preview Show
Show Dates: October 4 - 24, 2011

"Mixed Elements"
Featuring:
Linda Ratzlaff - Impressionist Floral and Landscape Oil Paintings &
John Guenwald - Figurative Paintings, Stone Lithography, Etchings
With Guest Artists: Theodora Elston, Karin Warnelius-Miller & Tony Speirs
Dates: August 16 - October 2, 2011
Graton Gallery is located in downtown Graton at 9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA

Doxie Dreams

Mylette, a Graton Gallery partner, and guest artists were featured during
Graton Gallery"s Summer Show
"Gimme Shelter"
On display were portraits of dogs & other critters look'n for a home. A percentage of proceeds were donated to the animal shelters of Sonoma County
Guests Artists:
Ken Berman - Cubist style paintings with industrial elements
Bert Kaplan - Pastel paintings
Peggy Sebera - Oil paintings, landscapes of Sonoma County

Dates: July 5 - August 15, 2011

explorations by Rik Olson

"Explorations" - Exploring Classical Fine Art Printmaking by Rik Olson
with Guest Artists: Ann Gaughen, Eric Rewitzer and Lisa Skelly
Show Dates: May 24 - July 3, 2011

Red Box by Soo Noga

Abstract Paintings in Oil by
Soo Noga with
Guest Artists: Lorraine Cook, Linda Koffman and Ron Smoot
Show Dates: April 12 - May 22, 2011

High Desert Outback
New paintings and Drawings by Pam Lewis
with guest artists Jeani Martini, Tamra Sanchez and Henry White
Show Dates: March 1 - April 10, 2011
Artist's Reception: Sunday, March 13, 2-5pm

The 5th Annual Invitational Art Exhibition
This years' Invitational Exhibition featured an outstanding collection of contemporary art by over thirty master painters, printmakers and sculptors including; Ned Kahn, Chester Arnold, D. A. Bishop, Tom Killion, Monty Monty, Bob Nugent, Pamela Powell, Stanley Mouse, Clark Mitchell and Andrew Annenberg.
Show Dates: January 18 - February 27, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 22, 2-5pm

Paintings by Susan R. Ball

New Paintings by Susan Ball
with Guest Artists: Wendy Brayton, Sherrie Loveler and Linda Schroeter
Show Dates: December 7, 2010 - January 16, 2011

Art by Wendy Brayton, Sherrie Lovler and Linda Schroeter

Sonoma County Gazette 8th Annual Self-Guided Shopping tour

Mylette and Graton Gallery were mentioned in the new
Sonoma County Gazette 8th Annual Self-Guided Shopping tour
Small Shops of Sonoma County
For More of the guide article visit our section: Read the Press
and Visit http://sonomacountygazette.com/

Gallery Artists' Group Show
featuring Fine Art by Sally Baker, Susan Ball, Pam Lewis, Soo Noga, Rik Olson, Linda Ratzlaff and Mylette Welch along with Guest Artists Debbie Van Dyke and Jill Keller-Peters
Show Dates: October 26 - December 5, 2010

ARTrails Preview Show
Graton Gallery happily hosts another ARTrails Preview Show in tandem with the Arts Council of Sonoma County. Come preview artwork by over 35 artists, including Mylette, participating in this year's Open Studios event.
Show Dates: September 28 - October 24, 2010
Artrails weekends: October 9-10 & 16-17, 2010 For more information on ARTrails visit www.sonomaarts.com/artrails/

Smiling Tree Kids' Art Show
Show Date: Saturday, October 2nd, 10:30am - 4:00pm , 2010
Gail Saunders' Smiling Tree Farm offers a wonderful educational and playful experience for young children..., and their parents.
The Smiling Tree Kid's Art Show will be displayed in the garden at Graton Gallery in conjunction with the preview show of Sonoma County artists who will be participating in ARTrails Open Studios.
For more information on Gail's Smiling Tree Farm visit www.smilingtreegail.com

painting- 'Graton Gallery's Art Garden'

Graton Gallery's Art Garden

Art in the Garden:
Graton Gallery's Summer Festival of Art
A New Art Show each weekend -
May 30 through September 26, 2010

This past summer, the finest of local art appeared among the flowers and fountains of Graton Gallery's garden as twenty eight fine artists participated in outside art shows each weekend beginning May 30 through September 26, 2010. With this special summer-long event, Graton Gallery augmented its dynamic line-up of artists with the addition of original works by new guest artists, including many local favorites.

Mylette was featured in the Garden on June 18, 19 & 20. 2010

The Gallery's adjacent sculpture garden, known for its wide variety of eclectic metal, ceramic and stone pieces and welcoming atmosphere, expanded into an open-air showplace featuring original paintings, prints and drawings by local artists including: Marsha Connell, Donna DeLa Briandais, Suki Diamond, Marylu Downing, Katherine Fell, Ann Martin Garland, C. Pat Haley, Jewel Kishmirian, Caroline Hipkiss, Cynthia Hipkiss, Bruce Hopkins, Jill Keller-Peters, Tony Mininno, Ellen Minter, Isabelle Proust, James Reynolds, Ron Smoot, Susan Sohl, Henry White, and Hester Zoutendijk, along with resident artists Sally Baker, Susan Ball, Pam Lewis, Janet Moore, Soo Noga, Rik Olson, Linda Ratzlaff and Mylette Welch.

Mylette was part of Graton Gallery's late summer show:
Beauty and the Beasts
Show Dates: August 17 - September 26, 2010
Featuring works by
Mylette Welch, Marsha Connell, Ann Martin Garland & Suki Diamond

Nature's Inspiration
Show Dates: July 6 - Aug 15, 2010
Linda Ratzlaff
Mother nature offers many mysteries. To capture her on canvas can be very challenging and also rewarding.
Katherine Fell
Realism, impressionism, and composite backgrounds that strike a balance between traditional paintings and contemporary illustration.
Caroline Hipkiss
Acrylic and oil paintings which are gestural snapshots motivated by everyday life, nature and contrast.
Cynthia Hipkiss
Ceramic sculptures combining sophistication with knowledgeable primitivism, evoking humor and whimsy.

Up on the Farm
Featuring Block Prints, Paintings and Drawings of Sonoma County Farm Life by three local artists
Rik Olson, Pam Lewis and Hester Zoutendijk
Show Dates: May 25 - July 4, 2010
Rik Olsonr: Block prints and paintings of farm animals, tractors, barns and country landscapes
Pam Lewis: Paintings depicting the people, animals and landscapes of farming life
Hester Zoutendijk: Detailed graphite pencil drawings of farm animals, pastures and equine subjects.

Graton Gallery presented a most delightful multimedia art show featuring Sally Baker and guest artists Lynda Nugent, Nancy Lorenz and Carla Bratt
It's for the Birds
Show Dates: April 13 through May 23, 2010
Sally Baker: Brilliant sharp-focus watercolor paintings with a touch of whimsy
Lynda Nugent: Multimedia paintings inspired by nature
Nancy Lorenz: Fine detailed needle-felted wool sculptures
Carla Bratt: Exquisitely crafted fine art gourds

Prelude to Spring
Featured Guest Artists Clark Mitchell and Sandra Speidel and partners Sally Baker, Susan Ball, Pam Lewis, Janet Moore, Soo Noga, Rik Olson, Linda Ratzlaff & Mylette Welch on the walls.

Artist CarlaMarie Bratt debuted her new Asian inspired fine art gourds along with colorful hand painted pottery by Kate Purcell.
Dates: March 2nd - April 11th, 2010

The Fourth Annual
Invitational Exhibition
Featured 31 of Northern California's most exceptional and well-known master painters, print makers and sculptors.
Monty Monty and Ann Martin Garland
Dates: January 19th - February 28th, 2010
Invitational #4 Artists
Chester Arnold, D. A. Bishop, Charles Becker, Warren Bellows, Bradford Brenner, Lorraine Cook, Sally Cataldo, Taylor Gutermute, Art Hazelwood, Bob Lee Hickson, Bruce Hopkins, Francine Hurd, Tom Killion, Kevin Maddrey, Allen Marshall, Richard McDaniel, Clark Mitchell, Monty Monty, Bob Nugent, Lynda Nugent, Paul M. Nelson, Sandy Ostrau, Pamela Powell, Camille Przewodek, Jenny Robinson, Micah Schwaberow, Wendy Schwartz, Sandra Speidel, Michael Welsonburger, Jim Zimmerman and Hester Zoutendijk.

Holiday Group Show
Dates: December 8, 2009 - January 17, 2010

Mylette, a Graton Gallery partner,
was the Featured Artist at
Graton Gallery's Fall Show:
Good Dog, Bad Dog
with Guest Artists
Monty Monty and Ann Martin Garland
Dates: October 27th - December 6th, 2009
Co-hosted by Screamin' Mimi's Ice Cream
Mylette Welch - Humorous and nostalgic paintings - childhood memories, dreams and everyday encounters.
Monty Monty - Vintage Collectable Sculpture and Assemblage.
Ann Martin Garland - Figurative oil paintings on wood.

“Good Dog, Bad Dog” Press Review:
Dan Taylor of the Press Democrat, Sonoma County's daily newspaper, has reviewed the “Good Dog, Bad Dog” show. Check it out at Press Democrat's Blog, Graton Gallery Goes to the dogs

2009 ARTrails Preview
Featured artworks of over 30 Artists participating in the
2009 ARTrails Open Studios Tour
Dates: Sept. 29 - Oct. 25, 2009
ARTtrails October 10-11 and 17-18, 2009 - 10am to 5pm
For more information visit: www.artrails.org

Peace, Pastures & Beasties
Featured: Janet Moore, Nancy Winn & Lorraine Cook
Dates: Aug. 18 - Sept. 27, 2009
Co-hosted by Screamin' Mimi's Ice Cream
Janet Moore - Impressionist paintings of Sonoma County farms and ranchlands.
Nancy Winn - Papier-mâché sculptures of creatures real and imagined.
Lorraine Cook - paintings of Buddhist prayer flags from the artist's travels to Bhutan.

Surface Detail, Line & Rhythm
Featured: Susan R. Ball, Robyn Beattie & Mark Pechenik
Dates: July 7- Aug 16, 2009
Susan R. Ball - Landscape and Still Life paintings
“Nature is beauty and makes the heart glad”
Robyn Beattie - Photography - Abstract Subjects
“Hidden worlds - A closer look at tiny treasures”
Mark Pechenik - Exquisite Pencil Illustrations
“Learn to listen as things speak for themselves”

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Links of Interest

Mylette: Visit Mylette on Facebook

Mylette has some very gifted family members:

Lily Welch, Mylette's youngest daughter, is member of the Seattle based Middle Eastern dance troupe, Anwaar
For more about Lily visit: www.aaminahraqs.com/pages/anwaar

Randy Myler, Mylette's brother, is a Playwrite/Director of national prominence.
Read the reviews of his productions at:
“Hank Williams: Lost Highway”
“The Immigrant”
“It Ain't Nothing But The Blues”
“Love, Janis”

Jake Myler is an extrordinarily illustrator whoose published work includes the graphic novels, Undertown Vols. 1 and 2. He also creates background objects and textures for the virtual world game, “Ourworld”
For more about Jake visit: www.okashichan.com/jake

Sharon Strawhand Garner, author and Mylette's sister, has an interesting weekly blog at:
sharonlee123-alittlehelpformyfriends.blogspot.com

Check out the art work of some of Mylette's other artist friends.

Bruce Hopkins designed and maintains this site.
Bruce is a Fine artist, Illustrator and Designer, with a studio in Vallejo, California.
Studio Tel: 510-841-4277
E-mail: bruce@bkhopkins.com
www.bkhopkins.com

Susan R. Ball - Oil paintings - landscapes and still life.
www.susanrball.com/

Paula Smith - Landscape painter
www.paulasmithart.com

Marylu Downing - Paintings from the imagination.
www.studioml.com

Patrick Scott Limited series of unique metal gates, arches and commissioned works in ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
www.patrickscottart.com

Ann Martin Garland - Oil aintings on wood.
www.annmartingarland.com

Monty Monty - Vintage collectable sculpture and assemblage.
www.montymontyart.com

Sally Baker - Watercolors.
www.sallybaker.com

Pam Lewis - Painter of Nature.
www.pamlewis.com

Rik Olson - Engravings, etchings, linocuts, scratchboard and more.
www.rikolson.com

Soo Noga - Abstract oil paintings.
www.soonogastudio.com

Ann Leuck Feldhaus - Contemporary folk and urban art.
www.annesart.com

Anne the Dog Photographer - Documentary stlye, artistic dog portraits.
www.annethedogphotographer.com

Art Resources:

Graton Gallery is located in Graton, California, in the Sonoma wine country.
Mylette is a partner in Graton Gallery.
Visit the gallery site: www.gratongallery.com
and this site's section, What's Happenning at GRATON GALLERY

John Annseley Company is Mylette's favorite place for museum quality art suport systems, stretcher bars and painting supplies in the Healdsburg area.
www.johnannesley.com

Other sites of interest:

Pug Rescue of Sacramento If you love pugs as much as Mylette you'll find your pug at www.pugpros.org It's where Mylette found her pug, Lola.

Sock Monkey Art If you are like Mylette you love Sock Monkeys
Check out Tony Millionaire's art: www.maakies.com/str/art-index.html