Sewell Gallery Fine Art in Old Town, Eureka, presents Renée Ross as the guest artist for the month of January. A special reception will be held during Arts Alive! to meet with the artist on Saturday, Jan. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ross's abstract gouache and graphite images reference natural and mythical worlds in meticulous detail. The images draw you into her paintings and invite you to dwell on the sense and substance of icebergs, mountains, kelp, or a cup of Polonium 210-tainted tea. This body of work was created over the past four years.

Ross received a B.A in art from U.C. Berkeley and a M.A. in folklore also from U.C. Berkeley. In both 2010 and 2011 she received Best of Show awards from juried exhibitions at the Morris Graves Museum of Art. Previously, Ross won the Eisner Prize for art at U.C. Berkeley and has exhibited in various galleries in California, Arizona, and Massachusetts. Her studio is in Eureka.

Her intricate work can be seen from Jan. 2 through Jan. 25 at Sewell Gallery Fine Art, 423 F Street, Eureka. For more information visit or call 707-269-0617, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

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”Opal Snow”