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03 Dec 2021

Merry Everything!

SACRAMENTO, CA – DECEMBER 2, 2021 – CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING After a year’s hiatus, Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom hosted the 90th Annual California State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony last week.  This year’s 65’ white fir is decorated with approximately 500 hand-crafted ornaments made by children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The event came just one day after Newsom’s announcement that the state had detected the country’s first omicron case.  The celebration’s emphasis on […]

11 Nov 2021

Salute to Veterans

AUBURN, CA – NOV. 11, 2021, “Salute to Veterans” These images come from today’s Veteran’s Day Parade. This was the 103rd year of the event, held in downtown Auburn. The parade is one of the largest in the country. The theme this year was “Honoring All Honor Guardsl” and this year’s Grand Marshalls were Terry Crouson, Commander Auburn Area Honor Guard and Gene Freeland, CoFounder Auburn Area Honor Guard * * * All photos are copyright Chris Allan 2021 and cannot […]

04 Nov 2021

The People’s Tree Comes to Sac!

SACRAMENTO, CA – NOV. 3, 2021 Last week, the 84-foot white fir nicknamed “Sugar Bear” made a stop downtown on its cross-country trip to the nation’s capital.  This was only the fifth time since the tradition began in 1954 that the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree has come from a California forest, in this case Six Rivers. The tree was harvested from the Mad River Ranger District in Trinity County. Just last year, a little over 50 percent of the total district […]

29 Oct 2021
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Kamloops Indian Residential School

KAMLOOPS INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL, B.C., CANADA – OCT. 30, 2021 I could not visit the North Shuswap area in British Columbia without seeing the Kamloops Indian Residential School (KIRS). Last summer, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (the Salish Indian band) announced that ground-penetrating-radar was used to locate the human remains of over 200 children. The remains were detected in the orchard area of the campus, south of the main buildings. The revelation rocked the country, and shook many out of their apathy […]

20 Jul 2021
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Auburn’s amazing, iconic Ken Fox statues

Some of the most iconic public art you will find in the Sierra foothills, the Ken Fox statues are a must-see for visitors. There are six statues in the collection. Two – Claude Chana and the Chinese Laborer – are in the old and downtown areas of Auburn. Chana, the first known gold panner in the area, is the most visible at freeway exit 119A for Maple Street. The Chinese Laborer is in the downtown area by the Gold Rush […]

07 May 2021
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Two New Shows!

I am delighted to have some of my work in two new shows this month. Opening Doors First, I am making my “premiere” at the beautiful Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, California. The center just mounted Opening Doors, a juried exhibition celebrating the grand opening of the newly renovated Turlock Public Library. I was delighted to have two of my pieces, “Zoe in Wonderland” and “Super Library” accepted into the exhibit. Opening Doors Artists were invited to submit work that is […]

13 Jan 2021
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“Outbound”: Maui SUP image

“Outbound” is an image of a Maui stand-up paddleboarder, and is offered for sale for the month of January 2021. Key information: Sizes: 16 x 20″ Matted? No Border: Yes Paper: Archival Luster Printer: Calicolor (Sacramento) with archival pigment inks Date of Images: 2015 Limited Edition? Yes, 1 of 100 Signed: Yes, on back Certificate of Authenticity? Yes Price: $100 (Contact me for pricing on smaller/larger sizes) 50% of net profit a donation to Project Hawaii, an organization dedicated to helping the […]

30 Nov 2020

Placer Artists Studio Tour

Last month, I had a great time hosting a Placer Studio Artists Tour booth! Shannon & Bob McClurg at Grizzly Gallery in Penryn kindly invited me to be one of their guest artists. (As a photographer, I donʻt have a studio per say, as painters and woodworkers do.) In 1994, Helen W. Phillips founded this event. The tour provides visitors with the opportunity to experience the wonder of art being created. This annual tour is Placer County’s largest artist event, with […]