July Mini Art Show

1st Place Tie:  This Little Piggy by Janet Brown  - oil

1st Place Tie:  Waterboarder by Betty McBride  - watercolor

2nd Place:  Japanese Tea Garden by Renaye Johnson  -  acrylic

3rd Place:  Yellow Tulips by Roxi Fechtner  - colored pencil

Kitchen Table Still Life by Cathy McNutt  - acrylic


Concord Arts Alive! Our first entry in the July 4th parade

Ginny and Pat 

Sherrie, Catherine, Sandy and Lynda

CAA joined forces with Solo Opera, B8 Theatre Company, East Bay Artists Guild, aRt Cottage and Wren Avenue Elementary to submit an entry in Concord's July 4th parade. Nearly 50 people from these six organizations marched together to show parade-goers that the arts are alive in Concord! 

CAA led the charge with members wearing art-themed hats and sending cascades of bubbles into the crowd from a yellow VW convertible (aka the duckymobile). More CAA members carried a banner and handed out flyers. Then came members of Solo Opera, singing classic opera songs wearing period fashion. Dance students from Wren Avenue Elementary showed off new moves in traditional Mexican folkloric costumes, and Fro from the aRt Cottage drove several of her students in a crazy, cool and colorful car which they had all painted together, along with paper maché hats and signs. EBAG and B8 anchored the end of our group with their large banners, and the local singing group AcaWord entertained the crowds with their acapella harmonies.

Here's a video of us all together with Solo Opera singers to perform at the Judge's tent and toast the City of Concord on its 150th birthday. We can't wait to do it again next year!


Plein air painting at St. Marys with CWA

Members of both organizations - CAA and CWA -  had a BEAUTIFUL day to paint at St. Mary’s College in Moraga! The day could not have been better and our excited participants had a marvelous time. 

After we painted out in nature, we toured the California Watercolor Association's “Color of Summer” show at the Museum of Art. I heard many enthusiastic comments regarding the show. 

Included in photos of our day is a photo of a huge poster the museum made of Phyllis Brady’s “Beach Girl.” Phyllis is a member of both CAA and CWA.

The CWA show continues through August 26th. Make sure you take the time to go see it!

Mary Frances Crabtree
Denise Hillman
Renaye Johnson
Cathy McNutt
Karen Nakkerud
June and Sal Vega
Karen Newman
Harvey Steinhaus
Carol Husslein



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

roxi fechtner concord art association
1st place:  A Pot by Roxi Fechtner  (oil)

pat mcdermont concord art association
2nd place:  New Orleans by Pat McDermont  (watercolor)

barbara nebeker concord art association
3rd place tie:  California Gold by Barbara Nebeker (watercolor)

janice davis concord art association
3rd place tie:  Mariposa by Janice Davis (acrylic)

pat scott concord art association
3rd place tie:  Grandson by Pat Scott (watercolor) 

ambrozya dae concord art association
Move Me by Ambroyza Dae (acrylic)

annegret van gemeren concord art association
Ocean by Annegret Van Gemeren (mixed media)

janet brown concord art association
Wishful Eyes by Janet Brown (oil)

Julie WanWyk concord art association
Necklaces by Julie VanWyk

marie tapia concord art association
Joy by Marie Tapia (mixed media)

pat calabro concord art association
Red White Black by Pat Calabro (acrylic)