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.


Community Art Show in June

We're delighted to be collaborating with the Lamorinda Arts Alliance for a Community Art Show at the Lafayette Christian Church 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 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


February Mini Art Show

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1st Place:  Plums by Roxi Fechtner (colored pencil)

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2nd Place: Benicia Depot by Renaye Johnson (acrylic)
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3rd Place:  Orange Crush by Sharon Petersen (alcohol ink)

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Cityscape by Rosa Fallon (mixed media)

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Mornings with Mom by Janice Davis (acrylic)

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Untitled by Pat Calabro (acrylic)


February Guest Artist - LorriMarie Jenkins

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Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, February 13th at the Concord Library - LorriMarie Jenkins is back with a new mixed media project to try!
Pocketed Journal with Boho Beads
Supplies furnished include fabric, paper, straws, embroidery floss 
Bring your own pair of scissors and a few large safety pins.
Click here to see an example of her boho beads - should be fun!
Please note our meeting starts later than usual this month - 1:30-3:30pm.

LorriMarie Jenkins is a self-taught mixed media artist - a late bloomer that created her first art piece at the age of fifty. After raising her four sons, she found extra time on her hands, and now she's an internationally-known artist and teacher. With her calm nature, playfulness and anti-perfectionistic attitude, LorriMarie teaches mixed media and altered book classes in the Bay Area.


January Mini Art Show

1st place:  Window by Bev Haggerty (watercolor)

2nd place:  What? by MJ Coleman (monotype wash)

3rd place:  Amalfi by Denise Hillman

Room for Thought by Cathy McNutt (acrylic)

Doughnuts by Janice Davis (acrylic)

Eagle's Nest by Mary Frances Crabtree (pastel)


Passion Show

Pyramids by Karen Thapa

We are happy to announce our first member show of the year! 

Click here to download the postcard.

February 1 - March 3, 2018
613 Main Street, Martinez

Join us for the Artist Reception
Saturday, February 3rd  2-5pm

Congratulations to all the participating artists!

Anamilena Ayala - Two Peppers and Forest
Phyllis Brady - Bebe and Flower Girl
Janet Brown - Summer Fun and Rhodie
Pat Calabro - Untitled Abstract 
Mary Francis Crabtree - Eagle's Nest 
Janice Davis - Lobby in Vancouver 
Bev Haggarty - Sand Dune Flowers and Window
Denise Hillman - Afternoon in Spello and Amalfi
Carol Husslein - Statue Series and Statue Series #3
Manon Jodoin - Crazy Flowers 
Renaye Johnson - Benicia Adventure 
Julie Limberg - Grand Canyon, South Rim
Laurie Mansur - Red Rocks
Cathy McNutt - Martinez Farmer's Market 
Yumiko Nishizawa - Blooming and Into the Woods
Sharon Petersen - Those Eyes 
Jane Russell - Journey and Kelp Dreams
Joani Share - Ebb and Flow 
Lou Ann Styles - Girl in Andes and Pastoral Peace
Karen Thapa - Heart and Pyramids


January guest artist: Nikki Basch Davis

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
1-3pm at the Concord Library

Our guest artist is Nikki Basch Davis from Benicia. Nikki began her art education in graphic arts, which she studied at the Bezalel Art Institute in Jerusalem. She continued her art education in London where she earned a National Diploma in Design. She discovered her true passion for painting at London’s Royal College of Art.

In the 1970s in California, she studied with Lundy Siegrist, son of Society of Six member, Louis Siegriest, where she gained an interest in plein air painting. Along with Jerold Turner, Pam Glover and William Rushton, Nikki was part of the beginning of “The Outsiders,” a group of ten that paints and has been showing together in art galleries and museums.


November Mini Art Show

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1st Place:  Pears! by Cathy McNutt  (acrylic)

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2nd Place:  Poppies by Renaye Johnson  (acrylic)

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3rd Place:  Sweet Pup by Janet Brown  (oil)

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Old Barn by Lou Ann Styles  (watercolor)

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Zion Splendor by Karen Nakkerud  (oil)

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Jewelry by Barbara Paul  (Chinese porcelain, turquoise)