Call For Artists

Spring Art Show

Event: April 4-5. The Barn, 3131 Pacific Ave, Livermore, CA 94550. 

Entry deadline March 20, 2020

Fee: LAA members $20 per entry. Non-members $25 per entry. All limited to 5 entries. Fees non-refundable.

Sales: Collected by LAA, 20% commission on all sales. 


See entry form for more details.

Note: Print out the form in the link below to fill out by hand.

To try something new, Allyn Saroyan has programmed a fillable PDF that copies all your art information from the Entry Form (page 2) to the tags (page 3) so you only have to type it in once! To use the smart e-form, download it to your computer then open it (you may need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can get here ). Any troubles, contact Christine. 

Art In The Vineyard 2020

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

Entry deadline: March 24, 2020. Why so early? The postcard will be made using artwork submitted by the artists and that needs to be done way before the show.

Fee: $35 plus 20% commission on all sales. 

Chairperson: Edmee Keele,

The Essential Figure Show

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

Reception: May 2nd, 12:00-4:00

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

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

Elk Grove Fine Arts Competition

Event:  March 7-27. 

Entry deadline: February 10. 

Information: 916 685-5992,,  

Banner Up!

Event:  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. 

Alameda County Fair Fine Art Department 2020

Entry deadline: April 22, 2020

“The 2020 Guide for the Fair’s Fine Arts Department at the Fair should be up and running by the first of February. Deadline for entries will be April 22, 2020. Any input or questions are appreciated; you may want to know about the guide and directions for uploading images. Just contact me at Email: Please put Alameda County Fair in the subject line. If you haven’t entered the Fair in the past, I encourage you to do so.” Jean Runge, Co-co-ordinator,  Alameda County Fair Fine Arts Department 2020 

EarthRise art event pop up

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.  

Registration deadline: April 1, 2020 

Take a Hike

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. 

Deadline for submission is April 17. Details at: 

2020 Art for Action

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

Entry deadline: Sunday, April 12, 2020 

For details 

Classes & Workshops

Nancy Roberts 2 Day Acrylic Painting Workshop

At the Firehouse Art Center, Saturday, May 2 – Sunday, May 3, 2020.

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:


Nancy Roberts is also teaching two workshops at Delta Gallery in Brentwood this Spring. For details and registration visit

  • ​Color Skills for Acrylic Painters, Saturday, March 21, 1 - 5 pm. Adults & teens 16+. Workshop fee: $60
  • Creative Color for Acrylic Painters, Saturday, April 18, 1 - 5 pm. Adults & teens 16+. Workshop fee: $60

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.

What: Figure Workshop: 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.

When: Most every Friday Morning - 9:30 - 12:30 (I post which holidays we won't meet on my website:

We get our models 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

I have a 12” x 16” light table, free and a 14” x 18” zippered, leather portfolio for free. Also, a set of Brusho paints for $20. My phone number is 925443-4555 and my email is  

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)