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Plein air artist, muralist, pastel artist, painter, pianist, teacher, volunteer and friend are all words that describe Dolly Sellars, the featured artist for September at the Goodwin Gallery. Dolly’s work has been shown to great acclaim taking high honors wherever she exhibits.   

Dolly creates art with many subjects - landscapes, seascapes and portraits.  Her most unique technique is painting on leaves. Dolly gets inspiration from a variety of locations for her plein air (outdoor) creations.  In a single day outdoor art show at Stockton’s Historic Pollardville, she produced multiple works.

Her murals can be seen on the Goodwin Gallery and on the emergency exit doors of the Fox Theatre on San Joaquin where she was part of a four artist team that included Orlando Lopez of AirRaid Airbrush and two Weber Institute students she mentored. The San Joaquin Street Murals were funded in part by the Stockton Arts Commission.

Dolly has been my go-to volunteer participating in First Night Stockton (a family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration with the arts) for four years when I served as its visual art coordinator – demonstrating pastels and painting at the SEIU building by Hunter Square and the Civic Auditorium and leading a community mural activity with fellow muralist James Bell.

Other volunteer activities Dolly has enjoyed are demonstrating art at the San Joaquin County Fair and playing piano with Sunflower Presents to people living in convalescent hospitals, assisted living facilities, and retirement homes.

Dolly has spent a lifetime giving herself to the arts.  Take a moment to get to know the work of Dolly Sellars, one of Stockton's most giving artists, by visiting her exhibit through the end of September at the Goodwin Gallery, 1902 Pacific Ave., open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.