February Valentines and Name Tags

This month we took a little field trip and got a bit crafty! Instead of meeting at our usual meeting spot at the Concord Library, members got together at the aRt Cottage to see the Inspiration Surrounds Us show and do some little make-n-takes.


CAA Board President, Catherine Hensiek

Lisa Fulmer, an Artist Educator for Marabu Creative, shared a few techniques for working with Art Crayons on watercolor paper as part of a cardmaking project for Valentine's Day. She also provided a selection of Aqua Pens to make custom name tags.

Congrats to Julie who won the Board vote for best name tag

Congrats to Michele, winner of our door prize - Marabu Art Crayons!

All creativity is good creativity! We love when we can sit down and play with new art supplies.


February Mini Art Show

1st place:  Pronghorn by Julie Limberg  (watercolor)

2nd place:  Breaktime by Janice Davis  (acrylic)
3rd place:  Barely by Michele Browne  (mixed media)

Treasure on Pleasant Hill Road by Pat McDermont  (watercolor)

Sound of Silence by Betty McBride  (watercolor)

Be My Valentine by Barbara Nebeker  (watercolor)

Plein air outing at Old Borges Ranch

Our first plein air destination of the year is on Friday, March 15th at 10am at Old Borges Ranch in Walnut Creek. Click here for details and a map. Everyone is welcome - painters, sketchers, photographers, wanderers!

Old Borges Ranch is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and also serves as a ranger station. The original Borges family home, built in 1899, houses a visitor center with historical displays of the turn of the century.

Click here to download or print our schedule for the rest of the year - these dates will also be listed on our Events calendar. We meet from 10am -1pm for all dates. Hope to see you soon!

Friday, April 12:  Heather Farms
Saturday, May 11:  Old Town Isleton
Tuesday, June 11:  Ruth Bancroft Gardens
Tuesday, July 9:  Todos Santos Plaza
Tuesday, August 13:  Martinez Shoreline
Saturday, September 14:  Mare Island
Friday, October 18th:  Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm


Inspiration Surrounds Us - CAA Member Show

Sharon Petersen

CAA is taking over the aRt Cottage for the month of February with our first juried member show of the year - Inspiration Surrounds Us.

Join us for our Artist Reception
Saturday, February 9th, 1-3pm
Shopping, socializing, snacking and sipping!

Anamilena Ayala