Poster by Cynthia Henderson.

Watercolorist Kim Solga, abstract painter Carol Jenkins and sculptor Wataru Sugiyama bring their talents to Siskiyou Arts Museum’s gallery with an opening reception April 8, 2017, from 5 to 7pm. Free admission and refreshments. Donations for wine bar are welcome. Harpist Anne Johnson will perform for visitors.

About the artists:

Kim Solga first began painting scenes of the wilderness as a young teacher in McCloud, California, in the early 1970’s. 45 years later, she still lives and works at the foot of Mount Shasta and travels into the backcountry of the North American west on foot and by raft. Kim’s artist statement reads in part, “There is

Havasu by Kim Solga.

“Havasu” by Kim Solga.

a truth I discover while working on location … a truth that extends into the images I create and on to those who view and own this work. These are not domesticated scenes. My work is of the place and reflect the sweat and truth of a wilderness journey. It is revealed in the texture of rock, in layers of sage and willow, in the shadows of clouds blown over Canyon slopes and the dance of the rapids.”

Kim is also a graphic artist and web designer who designed SAM’s website and volunteers her expertise with web support. Learn more about Kim and her art by viewing her own website:



Carol Jenkins’ paintings express the joy she feels in wild terrain. Using acrylic, oil, texture and line she explores the shifting of light and shadow

Along the Little Colorado by Carol Jenkins.

“Along the Little Colorado” by Carol Jenkins.

across untamed land, the glint of sunshine on rushing water. The experience of moving through wilderness is not unlike the process of painting: both involve risk. Painting abstractly challenges her to live with uncertainty, to put paint on canvas, one brushstroke at a time, without knowing what will follow, to trust something that exists before knowing. See more of Carol’s work at:




Wataru Sugiyama is a professional sculptor in stone, bronze,

Owl by Wataru Sugiyama.

“Owl” by Wataru Sugiyama.

wood, and ceramics. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1956, has lived in the U.S. since 1986, and currently lives and works at his craft in Ashland, Oregon. Wateru says, “I try to employ the spirit ( living energy) into my sculptures as if they were alive.” You can get an idea of Wataru and his work by viewing this YouTube video,  and here is a link to his website: