Back stage – Gold Country Arts launches online fine art gallery |

Back stage – Gold Country Arts launches online fine art gallery

Gold Country Arts, a privately held company specializing in the Internet-based sales of fine art, launched its juried Web site (www.GoldCountry on Monday.

Thirty-seven of the 45 artists are from Western Nevada County; the rest are from Placer County.

Artists will continue to be added to the Web site on a weekly basis, according to Kevin Kalajan, who with his wife, Lisa, are owners and operators of Gold Country Arts. They don’t charge any fees to the artists; the Kalajans receive a commission for each piece sold via the Web site.

“We’re looking for artists with diverse styles, we’re looking for diverse price ranges and we want to offer a variety of media to our customers,” Kalajan said in explaining how they select artists.

Local artists are Wanda Avery, Allan Berman, Gloria Beth, Valesca Bogard, Phillip Brown, Beth Donnelly, Charles Escott, Esther Escott, Flo Fahrenheit, Max Ferry, Robert Finn, John Gronemeyer, Dee Hedenland, Hidden Spring Design, Karen Hinrichs, Kris Johnson, Lisa Katherine, John Michael Keating, DJ Lanzendorfer, Don Lawson, Rock Meade, Susan Michalski, Barbara Michelman, Susan McConnell Moreno, Jerry Murphy, Kurt Niederhaus, Terra Nyssa, Marilyn Rose, Jack Savage, Mary Street, Pat Sussberg, Mary Thelander, Mary Richardson Trethewey, Jeff Tritel, Jane Welles, Cheryl Wilson and Vibeke Woodbury.

Placer County artists are Victoria Brooks, Sandra Delong, Reif Erickson, Sonja Hamilton, Richard Hough, Pat Kodet, Ann Ranlett and Susan Sorensen.

Call the Kalajans at 265-9400 or e-mail for more information about the new Web site.

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