Changes and Cancellations

It is difficult to keep up with changes to events due to the COVID-19 measures put in place. Check the links to see the latest on how the organizers are managing their events. We have supplied contacts or links where we could.   

Call For Artists

LAA Spring Art Show - POSTPONED

The Spring Art Show has been postponed until later this year due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our new dates are November 7 & 8, 2020

The LAA board has been following the reports about the Covid-19 virus, and it has begun to circulate in our community. Health authorities recommend that we keep our social distance for the next couple of weeks and to cancel large gatherings. This unfortunately will continue through the Spring Art Show week. In addition, many members of LAA and PAL are in a high-risk group. With all this in mind we have elected to postpone the event.  

Thanks to the LARPD, who has agreed to let us use The Barn the first week of November. We will keep you informed as we have more details.

Artists who have already sent in their application and check, your check will be returned to you. Thank you for entering the show.

Our best wishes to everyone, and thank you to all the volunteers who stepped up to offer help for the show. We'll be calling you back in a few months!

Christine McCall & Craig Varden
Spring Art Show Chair & Co-Chair

LAA's 48th Annual Art In The Vineyard 2020

Entry deadline: Deadline to sign up if you want to be on the postcard is March 24.

10'x10' Booth spaces available for 2 dimensional fine art, sculpture, photography & ceramics. 

Event: Sunday, May 24, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, 5565 Tesla Rd., Livermore. 

Fee: $35 for 10x10 booth plus 20% commission to LAA on all sales. 

Chairperson: Edmee Keele,

Climate Change and the Environment

Deadline: March 20, 2020 

Sun Gallery’s 7th Annual exhibit, April 3 to June 6. (Earth Day is Wednesday April 22nd.) Artists Reception to be held Saturday April 11 from 1:00 to 4:00. Deadline for consideration of your work in the show is 11:59 pm Friday, March 20 (if space is still available).

Contact or for show information.  

Can You Help in Designing an Art Project ?

Can You Help in Designing an Art Project on March 13 at the Museum on Main in Pleasanton? This is for a group of 6 to 12 special needs adults who come to the museum every month for a story time and craft. They asked if we did art classes. Some participants are more high functioning than others, but they all usually try their best to accomplish the task; there are group leaders to help. A paper collage class might be good or another simple project. Contact Sarah Schaefer if you can help.

Looking for Artist Volunteers for Arbor Day Activities

The Alviso Adobe Community Park in Pleasanton would like help with a family-friendly art project for Saturday, April 25, 11:00 to 12:30. There will be hands-on pruning demonstrations and a tree identification walk. Artists are needed to design and help with a simple art activity about trees or other landscape features. Martha is open to ideas about the project. Contact Martha Cerda mcerda@ 

PAL's 2020 Mixed Media Exhibit - CANCELLED

PAL’s 2020 Mixed Media Exhibit at the Livermore Community Center for the Month

of April! This is a chance to let your multi-media creativity run wild. We have had

wonderful and interesting exhibits in the past so fire up your imagination and enter!

Let’s keep up our good work. 

You need not be a PAL member to enter. Your entry fee allows you to enter one or two pieces! Watercolor, acrylic, oil, photo, collage and other mixed media hangable works are all acceptable. Find the prospectus and application on the PAL Call For Artists page.. 

Questions please email: Marion Huff at

LAA's Essential Figure Show

Receiving: Sat. April 25th, 1:00 - 4:00

Hanging: Thurs. April 30th, 9:00 - 4:00 

Event:  May 1-3, 2020,  11:00AM - 4:00PM, Bothwell Arts Center 2466 8th St., Livermore, Ca.

Reception: May 2nd, 12:00-4:00
Chairperson: Barbara Stanton / 925-373-9638

There is no pre-registration, just show up on April 25th (Receiving) with your ready-to-hang art, your forms and labels filled out, and your entry fee (check or cash) See entry form for more details.

Volunteers and demonstrators needed! (see Volunteer page)

Banner Up!

Banner Up! program sponsored by the City of Brentwood. 

Coordinator: Frank Littman,

  • Art Guild of the Delta is looking for artists of all ages to create original paintings on 2'x4’ vinyl banners. 
  • Banners will be displayed on downtown Brentwood city streets over the summer.
  • Banners will be displayed in the Community Center in September. 
  • 4th annual Benefit Auction on 10/3/20 
  • Banner proceeds split between artists and Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble.
  • No cost to enter.

Banner pickup dates are March 7, 8, 14, or 15 from 12 to 4 pm at Delta Gallery. You will have until May 9 to return your completed banner to us at the Delta Gallery in Brentwood. 

Go to for full details and entry form. 

EarthRise art event pop up

Registration deadline: April 1, 2020  

Event: Sat April 25, 11am-3pm Bankhead Plaza

EarthRise is a one day pop up exhibit that will highlight the need for action in these times of global upheaval and climate change. This art exhibition is a celebration of Earth Day and a call for action to address climate change.  We are seeking artwork and vendors that reflect aesthetically, environmentally, socially, and personally a message for our planet.

Artists will be on the Bankhead Plaza and surrounding sidewalks. Space will be assigned on a first come/serve served basis, so sign up early!

EarthRise is open to all artists displaying artist-only products, demonstrations, and/or education. All art must be family acceptable. Vendors are allowed a 10 x 10 space and there is no limit on display pieces. 

LAA's Celebrate Women

Deadline: April 12, 2020

A Photographic Art Competition with Awards. Other 2D art accepted but not judged. All

entries must represent Women. Show is at the Civic Center Library for the month of May. 503 449-3861

2020 Art for Action

Entry deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2020 

Event:  April 26, 2020 from 1-4 PM.  San Ramon Community Center | 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon 

For details 

Take a Hike

Deadline for submission is April 17.

Event: May 6, 2020 through June 29, 2020. Bankhead Theater Gallery

Take a Hike is a celebration through visual art of the experience of, and appreciation for, nature. Seeking works that explore our relationship to nature through exploration and observance. 


Details at: 

Art Expo

Deadline to register is April 18. 

Event: Sunday May 3, 2020,  11:00 AM  4:00 PM at the Bothwell Art Center

Calling artists! Register now to be a part of  the art expo. Demonstration space available....vendors welcome. 

For details:

Alameda County Fair Fine Arts

Entry deadline: April 22, 2020

Just another friendly reminder that the Alameda County Fair is fast approaching. By the time you get this newsletter, the 2020 Guide should be up and running. Notifications of first round (online) judging results will be sent out on May 1.
Drop off for entries going to the second round of judging will be Friday, May 15 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at building O on the fairgrounds or Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 to 3:00.
Final judging results will be sent out on Wednesday, May 20.

Please email Jean Runge, at if you have any questions.
Jean Runge & Cathy O’Connell, Co-ordinators, Alameda County Fair 2020.

LAA's Paint Historic Livermore Plein Air Competition

Entry deadline: May 27, 2020

Event Date:  June 5-6-7, 2020.
Artists check in June 5 or 6 at the Carnegie Building, 2155 – 3rd Street, Livermore. Judging & Sales on Sunday, June 7, 3:00 pm. 

Entry Fee: LAA or PAL members $20, non-members $30

Sales: 20% commission to LAA

Artists have many choices of Livermore sights to paint. There are wineries, historic buildings, a vibrant downtown, ranches and golden hills to paint. This year we again call for artists to join us for this fun plein air competition 2020 and enjoy the town and valley while doing it. 

See entry form for more details.

Questions? Contact Diane Rodriguez at or Norma Webb at or call 925 828-9170.

Olive Hyde Art Guide 38th Holiday Show and Sale

Application deadline: July 1

Event Date: September 25-27 (moved from December!)

Contact: Roberta Moody

Olive Hyde Art Guild is looking for artists and craftsmen to participate in their 38th Holiday Show and Sale. Categories are jewelry, paintings photography and original prints, ceramics and glass, wood products, sculptures, fiberart including clothing, holiday goods and miscellaneous items including multi-media. 

You can apply online at their website Contact Roberta with any questions. 

Classes & Workshops

Jade Fon Plein Air Painters

You are welcome to join us at these locations: 

March 7 & 14 - St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga; 

March 21 & 28 - Hidden Lakes Park, Morello Ave. & Chilpancingo (north entrance), Martinez. Information: Becky Davis

Nancy Roberts Workshop: Energized Color and Design for Acrylic Painters

Nancy's 2 day workshop has been re-scheduled from May 2&3 to September due to the Coronavirus

Saturday & Sunday, September 12&13, 2020, 9:30am - 4:30pm

At the Firehouse Art Center, Upstairs Studios

Sign up information will be available at a later date.

Nancy, a Bay Area artist, is known for her bold use of color, dynamic design and inventive quirky style. She loves working from life but thinks of reality as just a jumping-off point. PAL Workshop Committee. Tentative Workshop Title: Creating Strong Designs Using Color. Watch for Registration information in The Portfolio or online at

George’s email:

Linda’s email:

The Young Artists’ Studio

The Young Artists’ Studio has openings in its 2019–2020 school year art classes. Artist Peggy Frank offers small group, individualized instruction in art to students ages 7 through high school. She also works with adults. Projects include all kinds of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Home schoolers and high school students working on advanced portfolios are welcome. Peggy has been an art instructor in the Livermore Valley for many years. Contact her at 925 443-8755 or email

Bothwell Arts Center Classes

Bothwell Arts Center Classes, 2466 8th Street, Livermore: Visit or call 925 447-2787. On-Going Art Classes in Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Colored Pencil and Calligraphy. 

Barbara Stanton Classes

Teen/Adult Ongoing Art Classes at the Bothwell Arts Center, West end of the building Friday nights 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Ask Barbara about fees and other details.   phone: 925 373-9638.  

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing Workshop
Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 Eighth St., Livermore, Ca.
Open to all artists over 18. Under 18 with parental permission in writing.

Held most Friday Mornings - 9:30 - 12:30 (Holidays and other days we won't meet are posted on )

We start off with gestures, which are 1 - 2 min. poses, then two 10 min. poses, then 20 min. poses unless we love it and we have the model do it again. We do gestures and then one long pose on the last Fri. of the month. No instructor. Tables, chairs, drawing boards and table easels are provided. We have a few standing easels or bring your own and drawing/painting materials. Only odorless turpenoid please. Soft music played. Refreshments are served.

Models are obtained through the Bay Area Models Guild: 

Models pose mostly nude, but sometimes with costumes or props. We average about 5 females to 1 male. All different body types and ages.

How Much: $20. per session

Contact Barbara Stanton for more information or to be put on the reminder list. / 925-373-9638

Artist Getaway Vacation

An Artist Getaway Vacation is for artists of all mediums and all skill levels. There is no formal instruction, but we will have a show and tell at the end of the day for those who are interested. Murphys, California, June 7 – 10, 2020. Cost for 3 Nights: $475 per person single occupancy, $300 per person double occupancy. Take advantage of early bird pricing and book by April 15 for a $25/ per person discount. To register and find more details go to 

Way Up Art & Frame

Way up has a sign up list for some local classes. or email or call 925 443-3388.  

Bulletin Board

For Sale by Judy Rice

Set of Brusho paints for $20, never used. Judy Rice 925 443-4555 or  

LAA Online Gallery

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 'for myself, I'm not a "professional artist." Note! There is no expectation that you have to be selling work to be on the gallery. It's for sharing!

Art Show Display Rentals

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:

  1. Contact the LAA Property Manager to confirm availability. 
  2. Download and fill out the Rental Application (below). Copies of the current Rental Application are also available at the LAA Gallery.
  3. Write two checks: one for the amount of the rental and the other for $100 damage deposit. The deposit check will be returned if the property is returned undamaged.
  4. Mail both checks and the completed rental application to Livermore Art Association, Attn: Property Manager, P.O. Box 216, Livermore, CA 94551-0216. Checks must be received to complete your reservation. 

Display Rental Application Form (pdf)