New Artist-Run Space Opens in Marysville

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The first exhibition, Sync Rainbow Mainspring, presents the artwork of the founding members: Steve Lim, Alexandra Sprowls, Joe Lloyd, and Tina Linville


Marysville, CA (March 8, 2019) - Painting and Sculpture Outpost, a new artist-run art space dedicated to the exploration of contemporary art through exhibitions, events, and educational programming, has opened up in Marysville. The pubic is invited to attend the reception for the inaugural art exhibition, Sync Rainbow Mainspring, on March 16, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm  at 414 4th St, between D and E streets in downtown Marysville.

Sync Rainbow Mainspring is about synchronicities, finely timed events and experiences that have led the founding partners of Painting and Sculpture Outpost to believe that they are here at precisely the right time in precisely the right place. Painting and Sculpture Outpost thinks Marysville is rich in content, history, and cultural intersections, and they are excited to see how contemporary art might join into the momentum of cultural renewal already underway in the community.

The group of paintings and sculptures on view introduces the founding partners of Painting and Sculpture Outpost. Each partner is a practicing artist living and working in the community. The show is a presentation of the some of the work they are making, from recent, never before seen paintings and sculptures, to pieces that provide context to how the art has developed over time. Coming from a broad range of artistic interests, this display of work articulates differences as well as similarities, talks about each artists individual values, and functions as a point of reference for the kinds of work you might expect to see in future P&SO happenings that serve to connect the Yuba Sutter community to the broader visual art landscape.



Steve Lim has been a lifelong resident of the Yuba Sutter area, with strong community and family ties.  Steve graduated with degrees in Studio Arts and Art History, California State University, Chico in the mid 90’s.  He continued his education to become a teacher by earning his teaching credential and completing graduate course work at San Diego State University. He continues to serves his community through working at the Sutter County Library as a Services Coordinator.   

Steve uses color pencils on paper and acrylics on board or canvases to create non-objective images.  He uses simple art elements and a meditative creative process to make visually interesting works.   

Tina Linville received her BFA from the University of Washington and her MFA from California State University, Long Beach. Her sculptures, installations, and collaborative projects have been featured in exhibitions with Jason Vass Gallery, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation and Craft in America, Torrance Art Museum, 18th Street Art Center, and Mains D’Oeuvres in Paris, France. She currently teaches in the art department at William Jessup University.

Tina’s work combines the tendencies of collecting and arranging with textile construction processes to transform everyday objects and materials. What is ordinary becomes mysterious and out of undervalued parts comes an indelible whole.

Joe Lloyd is an Art Teacher at Marysville High School. He earned his M.F.A. in Painting from Claremont Graduate University. He has exhibited at Laguna Beach Art Museum, Huntington Beach Art Center, Pacific Design Center, Fredrick Weisman Museum, Torrance Art Museum, and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New American Paintings, and ArtPulse Magazine. He is represented by Western Project in Los Angeles.

Joe’s paintings are combinations of colors, tool marks, and hard edges.  His geometric abstraction is less about depicting mathematical shapes and more about testing imbalanced symmetry and non-repetitive patterns.

Alexandra Sprowls has exhibited nationally and in Vancouver, British Columbia. Group Exhibitions include Abstract Small, at the Museum of Pocketbook Art and Flow, at Citylights Gallery. She received a BA from California State University, Chico and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Alexandra has been teaching Painting and Drawing since 2001 in the Yuba City Unified School District and at Butte College in Chico.

Ranging from pure abstraction to more referential images of land and the natural world, Alexandra explores sense of place through memory and internalized states.


Painting and Sculpture Outpost is an artist-run space dedicated to the exploration of contemporary art through exhibitions, events, and educational programming. Our mission is to explore what art and do an be in our time. Our vision is to expand the collective depth of our engagement with visual art in the Yuba Sutter community.


Painting and Sculpture Outpost
414 4th St
Marysville, CA 95901

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