March Mini Art Show

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1st place:  Crue by Manon Jodoin - watercolor

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2nd place:  Napa Vineyard by Bev Kenyon - watercolor

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3rd place:  Universal by Lorri Marie Jenkins - mixed media

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Women's March by Pat Calabro - acrylic

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Art Show by Cathy McNutt - acrylic

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Boats by Lupe Jimeno - watercolor

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Patsy's View by Renaye Johnson - acrylic

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Riding Shotgun by Saundra Lyle - charcoal


Making marks with Michaele Ignon

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Michaele Ignon was our March guest speaker - she showed us how she uses a gel plate to create monoprints. She walked us through the materials and tools she likes to use, including hand-carved stencils, cut-outs for masking, styluses and stamps. We discovered lots of creative household items that make wonderful marks in the paint on the plate, like a slice from a long pool noodle or the round end of a chopstick.

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After she demonstrated a few techniques, everyone got a chance to create their own monoprint design.

michaele ignon monoprint collage

Michaele also introduced us to the idea of printing on deli wrap to create collage elements. Deli wrap for sandwiches, which you can get at the bigger cash & carry food stores, has the perfect weight, surface and transparency. It's right between tissue paper and wax paper.

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Above is a pear she painted on a canvas, and below is the same pear after she collaged pieces of deli wrap that she printed with a variety of marks and colors. We loved how the torn papers blended right in to the canvas.

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Click here to view or download more details from her presentation. Click here for her recipe to make your own gel plate, or you can find brand name gel plates at any art supply store.


Come to our Pasta Feed Fundraiser!

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We are busy, busy, busy raising money so we can open our nonprofit artist co-op gallery this year! If you and yours come to our Pasta Feed on April 12 at The Old Spaghetti Factory, you'll have a great meal and help us get even closer to our goal!

Come early for no-host cocktails, and bring a few extra bucks for our fabulous prize drawings and art auction!

Our budget and business plan is ready, and once we've met our fundraising goal, we'll be able to find the perfect space to set up shop right here in Concord. Our gallery will be a wonderful place for artists to work, for shoppers to find beautiful things, for our members to help with charitable programs, and for the community-at-large to enjoy a wide variety of art and craft events and classes.

Visit our Activities page for more details and click the "Pay Now" button to RSVP and pay for your ticket via PayPal. You can also mail us a check if you prefer. Get your tickets soon, as space is limited! Click here to download our flyer.

We Heart Concord Art - and we heart YOU even more for supporting the arts here at home.


Come to our Spring Art Show & Sale!

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Our annual Spring Art Show & Sale is on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Concord Library from 10am to 3:30pm. Bring the family, meet our artists, shop for gifts and enter to win some great prizes in our fundraiser drawings!

Take a FREE beginner's watercolor lesson with artist Mary Frances Crabtree during the show on the back patio, anytime between 1-3pm. Supplies are provided and the lessons are open to both kids and adults (children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult).

Download our flyer and save the date. Entrance is free, so come on down for some creative inspiration! Click here to see pictures from our 2016 Spring Show.