Art In The Park - The LAA Gallery is pleased to sponsor the 2022 event being held in Carnegie Park around the LAA Gallery. Artists from around the Bay Area will be displaying and selling art on the grassy expanse.
So what do you do in the summer? Express your favorite summer past times or memories in art and share with us!
LAA Library Show September 1 - 30, 2022
Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, August 17
Receiving: Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon
Pick Up: Friday, September 30, 2022, 10:30 am to 12 noon
Entry Fee: LAA members only - $20.00 for one or two pieces,
check payable to LAA
Maximum Size: 48 in. high X 40 in. wide. Minimum size: 16 inches square or more. Large is good.
Original art or photographs sole work of the submitting artist and not a copy of other art. No class or supervised work. The art work must be properly framed or with finished edges and mounted with flat mountings. No eye hooks, sawtooth hangers, poster frames or lucite clip frames will be accepted. No glass please.
Show chair: Lynn Shephard firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first season on ArtSpace was so successful, we are keeping the fun going. Our monthly ArtSpace studio visits are in the third week of each month(ish) - the day is determined by the artist. Membership will promote your open house through social media, our web page, and Portfolio. We will provide refreshments and signage.
Not sure what to expect? Read Lorraine Well's report on her experience. https://livermoreartassociation.org/member-news/f/artspace-june-2022
Visiting where and how you work is fun and beneficial for other artists to glean your clever ideas. We hope you will volunteer to host an ArtSpace studio visit. To Schedule Your Open House, contact Georgia Jacobs, Membership, at 925 321-9488 or email email@example.com
Olive Hyde Art Guild is now accepting entries for the Holiday for the Arts Gala, Show & Sale, October 21-23, 2022
Entry deadline: July 7, 2022
Ferment: A fermented- and distilled-themed juried art exhibition. Seeking art that celebrates the beauty of vineyards and hop yards, wine, beer and fermented drinks, and the vistas that produce these products. Deadline to submit electronic images is July 15.
Come ready to join in this competition or watch the painters at work among the many beautiful historic locations in Pleasanton.
Prospectus and entry form available on PAL website August 1.
Registration is Open! This is the Tri-Valley's premiere one day art festival. We love to showcase the art of the Tri-Valley, so join us and be a part of this historic art festival. We want artists to be successful and have a fun day of selling art. Contact Anne for the Registration forms and online payment. firstname.lastname@example.org or 925 447-2787.
All visual artists interested in exhibiting in one of San Ramon’s Galleries during 2023 are welcome to apply, including solo artists, duos and group shows! The following San Ramon galleries are included: Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, monthly exhibits; San Ramon City Hall Gallery; Alcosta Senior & Community Center Gallery, monthly exhibits; Dougherty Station Community Center Gallery, and San Ramon Library Gallery, Quarterly exhibits. Applications are now available online. To submit your application, please visit the art gallery webpage at www.SanRamon.ca.gov/parks or contact Maria Borromeo, Program Specialist, Arts, City of San Ramon Parks & Community Services, 925 973-3205. Application deadline: August 1, 2022.
Wednesday evenings, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm outside on the Paseo. See brochure which is on website at www.CastroValleyMarketplace.com. Contact Austin Walker, Event Coordinator, 3295 Castro Valley Blvd, Suite 200, Castro Valley, CA 94546, 925 444-3154.
We are a friendly group of artists who get together to paint at scenic locations all around the Bay Area and beyond. The schedule is random, with dates inspired by the weather forecast. New artists are always welcome! There is no fee to participate. Find us on Facebook at Contra Costa Plein Air (link below), or to receive paint-out invitations by e-mail contact Nancy Roberts at email@example.com.
AVA supports all Tri Valley Visual Artists and organizations: We try to place all events on our website and send out a monthly newsletter to all members and public that have signed up. We are inviting any visual artist to join us - membership is Free to all. We want you to have your own page on our website where you can provide your images of artwork and provide your bio and contact info…. you can build your own page or pay a small fee to have it done for you. If you are a teacher we want you to list your services on our site so anyone in the Tri Valley can find you. Check out out our Calls For Artists page for not only Tri-Valley but statewide and across the country. We want to be a resource for all visual artists. Please consider joining us! We hope to run the Tri Valley Artist Studio Tour - TVAST, again in May of 2023.
October 29 to December 17, PAL Members Show in the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse. Registration beforehand. One entry only per member. 2D size limit is 4 feet in any direction. Watch for information in September Portfolio.
Scroll up to see calls for artists for LAA events.
Contra Costa Plein Air Group Show, July 6 to August 26 at the aRt Cottage, 2238 Mt. Diablo St. in Concord, http://www.artcottage.info.
All are invited to the opening reception on Saturday, July 9, 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
We are truly delighted that PAL's first art exhibition in Walnut Creek at John Muir Health Medical Center is live now until July 14. Our talented juror Jody Mattison chose 33 artists' healing works of art that are on display at the Auxiliary Gallery in the Aspen Center located at 133 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek. This display is intended to create an ambiance of healing for patients, their family and friends, staff, volunteers and healthcare practitioners. https://www.pal-art.com/exhibits-events/
Online/Virtual Gallery: Unable to travel to Walnut Creek? No problem! Our wonderful webmaster Marion Huff has created a beautiful gallery of the show on the PAL website .
PAL Wall Exhibit: Annette Mack
Annette Mack is showing her work at the Firehouse Arts Center, upstairs on the Nancy Thompson Memorial PAL Wall from June 4 - July 16 during normal operating hours: Wednesdays - Fridays, 10 am - 5 pm and Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Firehouse is located at 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
Vanessa Thomas, Award Winning South African Floral Photographer, is showing at the Firehouse Arts Center on the Nancy Thompson Memorial PAL Wall from July 23 through September 3 during normal operating hours: Wednesdays - Fridays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Firehouse is at 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. https://www.pal-art.com/exhibits-events/
Artist Statement: "Flowers are my passion and photography provides the ideal window on their world. Expect to see digital artworks focusing on subject matter drawn from nature with all its rich and vibrant hues and experience floral feel-good moments. My objective is to practice mindfulness and capture the beauty and wonder that I see then share it to bring moments of joy, gratitude and calm to others. Uplifting encouragement based on my mantra “Think. Act. Persevere.” is at the core of my work and I wholeheartedly subscribe to the idea that life is “Better With Maximum Flowers!” Link to Fables and Flora YouTube Intro Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG6f9NBhOm8 Website: https://fablesandflora.com/
Inspire Music Academy in Pleasanton has decided to use music to uplift the people of Ukraine by holding a music benefit to support the people of Ukraine.
After your donation is made, you will then be able to reserve seats for the concert. 200 tickets are available. Information: Inspire Academy of Music & Arts: 925 461-3266. Sunday, June 19 at 5:00 pm.
Click! Fine Art Photography at the Village Theater Art Gallery, on Front Street, downtown Danville. Exhibit dates: June 9 - August 12. Opening reception is Thursday, June 9, 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Lisa Rigge will be the guest artist at Valley Art Gallery from August 8th to Sept 16th. She will be displaying her new series of hand tinted photographs. Valley Art Gallery is located at 1662 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek. A reception in late August/early September is in the planning stage. Valleyartgdallery.org. Phone 925 935-4311
Bankhead Theater Gallery, 2400 First Street, Livermore
The Artists Among Us: Native People Today is on display at the Bankhead Gallery June 3 through July 31. Reception event is June 4 on the Bankhead Plaza featuring pow wow dancers, tipi maker and Native storyteller. Exhibit is open Thursdays through Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 and is free and open to the public.
For Sale--News Flash: Retro Mid-Century Print Sale. Founders room at the Bankhead Gallery. 50% off vintage prints to benefit Livermore Valley Arts Visual Arts program, June 2 through July 31. Open Thursdays through Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 and is free and open to the public.
From paintings and photography, to three-dimensional multimedia, the Bankhead Gallery at 2400 First Street in Livermore showcases local artists in new exhibits all year long. Now in addition to the Gallery's works, other exhibits are available to the public in this online gallery. Most works are available for sale. Contact Anne Giancola for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. or https:// livermorearts.org/online-gallery.
ArtWalk Livermore is Saturday October 8. Save the date. Hours will be from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Registration opens in May. For more information: email@example.com
The Grand Theater in Tracy has many art activities going on. Check their website for information: https://atthegrand.org
A One Day Plein Air Acrylic Painting Workshop Featuring Nancy Roberts.
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sycamore Grove Park, Arroyo Road Entrance 5049 Arroyo Road, Livermore. Across from Wente Vineyard. Details on PAL website.
Friday mornings, 9:30 to 12:30, Bothwell Arts Center, Livermore. No instructor. Open to all artists over 18, under 18 with parental permission in writing. Professional models are from the Bay Area Models Guild and pose mostly nude, but sometimes with costumes or props. We average about 5 female models to 1 male, all different body types and ages. We start off with gestures, then two 10 minutes poses, then 20 minute poses (unless we love it and we have the model do it again). We do gestures and then one long pose on the last Friday of the month. Tables, chairs, drawing boards and table easels are provided. Bring your own standing easel and drawing/painting materials. Only odorless turpenoid please. Soft music is played. Refreshments are served. Contact Barbara Stanton for more information or to be put on the reminder list. firstname.lastname@example.org or 925 373-9638. (Holidays or other closed days are posted on www.barbarastanton.com/classes.)
Bothwell Arts Center Classes, 2466 8th Street, Livermore.
Visit livermorearts.org for information.
Camps and Art Classes at the Bothwell Arts Center: July and August for children 5-17. Art classes ongoing for children and adults. Figure drawing workshop every Friday. For more details visit https://livermorearts.org/arts-education/learn/
Camps and Art Classes at the Bothwell Arts Center: June, July and August for children 5-17. Art classes ongoing for children and adults. Figure drawing workshop every Friday. For more details visit https://livermorearts.org/arts-education/learn/
The online gallery is open to any active LAA member at the low cost of $15 per year. It is a great way to share your work. See our membership page for details.
But I only create art 'or myself, I'm not a "professional artist." You don't have to be selling work to be in the gallery. It's for sharing!
Need display panels (flats) for a show? If so, we can help. LAA rents display panels or a card spinner to LAA members, educational institutions, or organizations affiliated with LAA for art events. Display panels are three by six feet. The card spinner is appropriate for large cards or small prints of up to eight by ten inches.
To rent equipment, follow these steps: