Community Art Show in June

The Lamorinda Arts Alliance and Concord Art Association are delighted to present a joint Art Show and Sale on June 2nd from 11am to 4pm at the Lafayette Christian Church at 584 Glenside Drive in Lafayette.

There will be 24 artists who work in many mediums: ceramics, jewelry, printmaking, painting, photography, weaving and sculpture. Olga Jusidman will show her beautiful ceramics and Wenda Pyman Mullenbach, a local photographer, will show our area at its best. Sharon Petersen does excellent watercolor and Pam McCauley will demonstrate her wonderful impressionist works.
We will have live music from a local jazz pianist, Michael Granat, as well as painting demonstrations at 1:30pm.

Enjoy some light refreshments at this beautiful show, including chocolate samples from our chocolatier, Linda Hofmeister. Help support your local artists and keep the arts alive in our community!

Concord Art Association is celebrating it’s 55th anniversary and Lamorinda Arts Alliance was founded in 1994. Both are organizations of local artists and friends who reside or work in the San Francisco/East Bay Area. We provide coordination, education and service to promote and knowledge, appreciation and practice of the visual arts. We also provide community outreach for art in our local schools.

Come join us and bring your family and friends.
We're delighted to be collaborating with the for a Community Art Show at the  on June 2nd. This is a lovely outdoor venue to highlight our members' art, and there will be live music and refreshments as well. Come do a bit of exploring and shopping with us!


Plein air painting in Sonoma

Several CAA members gathered at Cornerstone Sonoma yesterday for plein air painting and a wonderful lunch. Here's what Carol, Annegret, Cathy, Mary Frances, June, Sal, Renaye and Angela worked on!



April Mini Art Show

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1st place:  A Pot by Roxi Fechtner  (oil)

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2nd place:  New Orleans by Pat McDermont  (watercolor)

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3rd place tie:  California Gold by Barbara Nebeker (watercolor)

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3rd place tie:  Mariposa by Janice Davis (acrylic)

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3rd place tie:  Grandson by Pat Scott (watercolor) 

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Move Me by Ambroyza Dae (acrylic)

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Ocean by Annegret Van Gemeren (mixed media)

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Wishful Eyes by Janet Brown (oil)

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Necklaces by Julie VanWyk

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Joy by Marie Tapia (mixed media)

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Red White Black by Pat Calabro (acrylic)

Young Artists Reception

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Please join us on Saturday, May 5th at the Raquel Amaral Gallery to celebrate the kids! Over forty K-5 students from Wren Avenue Elementary School of the Arts will have artwork on display. 

Refreshments will be provided and additional art from the "grown-ups" will also be on display in the gallery.

CAA is proud to support all of our schools who value the arts as an integral part of their curriculum. young artists reception concord art association


April Demo - Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks

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Don't miss our April meeting - the local rep from Daniel Smith will be demonstrating these wonderful watercolor sticks - pure pigment and joy!

Join us on Tuesday, April 10th (1:30-3:30pm) at the Concord Library to try them for yourself. Paper will be furnished - bring your own paintbrush.


Plein air sketching at Heather Farm

Our plein air outings are a great time to relax, breathe some fresh air, enjoy a scenic vista and be creative. Join us on April 17th in Sonoma at Cornerstone Market. Details are on our Activities page.


2nd Annual Pasta Feed Fundraiser

It's coming in April - get your tickets early because we sold out last year! 

Don't miss this very special evening with friends...make it a date night or a family outing and support your local arts.

Visit the Activities page for details and to buy your tickets online via PayPal.


March Mini Art Show

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1st Place:  Serengetti by Karen Nebeker (watercolor)
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2nd Place:  Fall Flowers by Bev Kenyon Haggerty (watercolor)
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3rd Place:  Impetuous by Manon Jodoin (acrylic)

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Storm at Sea by Cathy McNutt (collage)

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Cactus Flower by Mary Frances Crabtree (oil)

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Neighborhood by Janice Davis (acrylic)

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Guardian by Renaye Johnson (acrylic) 

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Rescue Dog by Janet Brown (oil)


March Guest Artist - Jeka Lambert

Jeka Lambert is our guest artist for the March 13th meeting.

A former corporate trainer, Jeka has been teaching jewelry making, art journaling, book arts, and creativity classes since 1998. She teaches an ongoing Handmade Artist Books class thru the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts. 

Three of her miniature artist books were part of the national traveling “Tiny Book” exhibit in 2016 and were featured prominently in the promotional material for the exhibit.

In this hands on workshop, Jeka will lead you thru printing Artist Trading Cards with styrofoam blocks you make yourself, then you will create a simple fan “book” to display your ATCs. PLEASE BRING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MEDIUMS, SUCH AS COLORED PENCILS, WATERCOLORS, METALLIC MARKERS, ACRYLIC PAINTS, etc. (BRING BRUSHES IF NEEDED). All other supplies are furnished.

Join us at the Concord Library for some artsy fun on Tuesday, March 13th, 1:30-3:30pm. Refreshments provided.

"New Works" - March Member Art Show

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Bouquet by Sharon Petersen
New Works 
At the aRt Cottage

Enjoy a wide variety of styles and mediums
from 20+ CAA members - don't miss this show!

March 6-30, 2018

Saturday, March 10th  1-4pm
Music, wine and refreshments

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By Janet Brown
Participating artists in this month's show include:

Alex Savakis
Amy Eikner
Carissa Fei
Denise Hillman
Jane Russell
Janet Brown
Janice Davis
Laurie Mansur
Lee Von Rackel
Leonardo ibarra
Lisa Fulmer
Lois Willhite
Lou Ann styles
Monica Meza
Pam McCauley
Patricia Calabro
Raquel Amaral
Renaye Johnson
Sandra Leonard
Sharon Petersen
Tom Quinlavin