Concord Art Association May 2020 Newsletter

snapseed class
Learn how to use the SnapSeed app to create digital art!

Concord Art Association
May 2020 Newsletter
A 501c3 non-profit organization
Dear Members:

Our member meeting returns to Zoom again on Tuesday, May 12th at 1:30pm. RSVP to to receive the Zoom invitation. Note: Please log into the call with your real name or an email that contains your name so that we can verify who you are! As recommended by Zoom in order to prevent disruption to meetings, we validate that each screen name matches an RSVP. There were members who were not admitted to the April meeting last month because the screen name did not match any of our records. Thank you!

For May, Beth Grimm will present a first time ever program for CAA about digital art using iPhone apps, specifically Snapseed which you will need to download from the App Store before the meeting. The app icon is white with a green leaf!

Beth Grimm has been teaching iPhone Artistry at Once Upon A Canvas, a studio/gallery in Benicia, for more than three years. She has been a photographer for more than thirty, an artist and author for more than five years. In her former life she was a lawyer. Switching from left to right brain endeavors was not easy but gave her a good background in technology (since she was a “road warrior”) on the business side of things, not easy for artists. When Covid 19 came along she was ready to go online, just waiting for the right time to slow down and learn another technology. She offers free iPhone lessons on Tuesdays at 3:00. Visit her website at for more information. If you have any trouble downloading the Snapseed app, Beth says she will try to assist if you email her at 

What is the simplest tool for creating beautiful photographic images in art? The iPhone of course! No mess, easily positioned for any shot, versatile, lightweight, and a complete camera and art kit in one. In this hour of fun, you will learn about iPhone photography and how to make art on your iPhone by using two sample images and the Snapseed app. The sample images will be sent to you when you RSVP for the meeting. Beginners and intermediates are welcome.

Beth will lead you through the process using Snapseed, focusing on many of the tools in that app and the two sample images. Download the images to your phone before the meeting. You can use your own images, but if you get stuck it will be more difficult for Beth to help you get unstuck. By the end of class, you can easily apply the principles you learn to your own photos!

Mini Art Show!
Please send an image of a current piece of your artwork by 5pm on May 10th to Include in the file image the title of the piece and your name. Any media can be submitted: painting, collage, mixed media, photography, and craftwork. We would especially like to see art or craftwork that has been created during this period of physical isolation. Please send as small a file as possible as we will be putting the images into a slide show and then posting on our blog. AND! Please send the file as an attachment, not embedded in the body of the email. Thank you!

April Program-All About Texture! Video Finally Posted!
Due to technical difficulties, it took some time to get the video posted on the CAA blog. Check it out now! The video will expire on May 28th.  Click here to view.

Feedback Requested from Members!
If you have any suggestions for ways for our members to stay connected outside of our regular meetings, please send them to Some of the ideas circulating are kitchen table art parties...artists or crafters get on a video conference and make art together, an online show of work created during this period, expanding the Rotating Gallery to include an online version.

Please stay safe and continue to create art!

We are planning video meetings for the next few months.  Member networking meetings with an inspiring guest artist demonstration are held via Zoom. Our meetings are free and open to the public.