The Cambrian

Arts Briefs

Sale of artist’s works, collection, aid library

T he Cambria Library is hosting an exhibit and sale of numerous works of art by longtime Cambria resident, artist Tamara Webster, and some works from her personal collection, including work by Paula Zima and Jo Werts.

Webster, who currently resides in a care facility in San Luis Obispo, had a home and gallery in Cambria for decades. She was an Army Air Corp. pilot in World War II, a teacher and multi-media artist.

She studied at UCLA, UCSB, Otis Art Institute, Ecole de Beaux Arts (Paris), and the Jepson School of Art in Los Angeles. The exhibit includes sketches, studies, watercolors, and oils. All sales will benefit Webster and a portion will go to the Friends of the Cambria Library.

The Cambria Library at 900 Main St. is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 927-4336 for details.

Final lectures on women in art June 24

The third and last in a series of three lectures on women artists will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 24 at the Old Grammar School, 3223 Main St.

Tess Wright will present a talk on the Feminist Art Movement in Southern California from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, including how Judy Chicago and Miriam Shapiro converted a rundown mansion into a demonstration space for

women’s issues and concerns called Womanhouse.

The multi-media lectures explore in depth the societal restrictions, cultural impediments and the male-dominated art world that created major challenges for women artists in their attempts to secure their rightful place in the history of art.

Admission is $15 per lecture, or $12 Allied Arts Association members. The series is sponsored by Allied Arts and The Painted Lily Gallery.

Reservations are required; call 927-5747 or 927-5246.

Sweetback Sisters to play country swing in Cambria

The Sweetback Sisters play appear in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Painted Sky Recording Studios, 4111 Bridge St., Cambria.

The country swing band is making its first Western States tour, including an appearance in the Live Oak Music Festival, a fundraiser for KCBX in the Santa Ynez Valley.

The Sweetback Sisters have appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and performed at numerous music festivals and music venues across the country. The Sweetback line-up features the voices of Zara Bode and Emily Miller, joined by instrumentalists including West Virginian triple-threat Jesse Milnes; Stefan Amidon on drums; Ross Bellenoit on Telecaster; and Bridget Kearney on bass. For more, go to

Tickets, $18, are available at the Cambria Business Center, 1241 Knollwood Drive, and by phone at 927-8330.