December Holiday Boutique

art cottage concord holiday boutique

Sixth Annual Holiday Boutique
December 1-22, 2017

Artist Reception - Saturday, December 2    2-5pm

Join us for refreshments and holiday merriment - plus great shopping
for original art and handmade gifts from local artists!

art cottage holiday boutique
Photo by Jill Heyer

aRt Cottage will be closed from December 24 through January 2, 2018.

November Show


Honoring our veterans through art
November 1-25, 2017

Featuring work by Tim Dallas, Jim Hardy and Steve Burchik

Artist Reception
Friday, November 10    6-8 pm

October Show

October 3 - 27, 2017
Joy Broom and Jerry Leisure


Refreshments and ukulele music from Phoe 'a Va

Art fills their life, this husband and wife! 
Explore a mixed media wonderland of their individual works.
Sculpture, collage, encaustic, sketchbooks and more.

September Show

art cottage cc14 show september 2017

CC14 - Eclectic Exhibit

September 1-28, 2017

Artists' Reception
Saturday, September 9th 2-4pm
Live music and refreshments
Free and open to the public

 is a group of Contra Costa artists who curate gallery exhibits and support each other through critique, education and camaraderie.

This group's original 14 artists attended art classes together at Diablo Valley College. At an instructor's suggestion, they formed a group outside class to critique and curate each other's work for exhibition. CC14 has been meeting monthly since 2002. This exhibit promises to be a true representation of professional work by dedicated artists.

Read more about it in this month's Diablo Gazette on page 10.


- Jim Jordan
- Florie Baumann
- Mike Yashar
- Randy Stansberry
- Terry With
- Walter Crew
- Kath Balamuth
- Joan McCarthy
- Judith Rohrer
- FROgard

August Show

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Large Paintings
August 1-28, 2017

Artist Reception 
Saturday, August 5th  2-4pm
Wine and Refreshments

This one-man show is a must-see with twelve larger-than-life paintings. 
 Each and every piece is bold and striking, full of deep colors and rich textures.  

July Show

concord art association art show
CLICK HERE to download a flyer

This month, we are partnering with the Concord Art Association to feature new works from their members. Watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, photography, jewelry, prints, greeting cards and more - come find that perfect gift or treat yourself to something new.

Please join us for the Artist Reception 
Saturday, July 15  •  1-4pm
Enjoy live music, wine and cheese, plus creative conversation!

Participating artists include Amy Eikner, Anamilena Ayala, Cathy McNutt, Catherine Hensiek, Julie Limberg, Kathy Robinson, Laurie Mansur, Lisa Fulmer, Michelle Mattea, Monica Meza, Pat Calabro, Pat Viera, Phyllis Brady, Renaye Johnson, Sandi Sherwood, Sandy Leonard, Sharon Petersen, Stella Advani and Yumiko Nishizawa.

This show runs July 5-28, 2017.

June Show

Viridescence by Sarah Morrison
Viridescence by Sarah Morrison

The nudes are back! This month's exhibit, The Body Revealed, runs June 6-30, 2017.

Open House and Artist Reception 
Saturday, June 17th from 2 - 4pm 
Refreshments and live music - don't be shy, join us!

The artists featured in this show have painted together for more than 15 years, meeting weekly with professional models, some from the Bay Area Models' Guild.

You'll be amazed at the different techniques these talented artists use to express themselves and create their masterpieces. You'll see uncensored, professional work from Jackie Carroll, Pam McCauley, Sarah Morrison, Lynn Glenn, Beryl Glen-Reiland and many others.

Torn by Pam McCauley
Torn by Pam McCauley

As owner of aRt Cottage, I often ask myself - why are other galleries so afraid of revealing the beauty of the human form? What is it about our society that causes some galleries to exclude nudes from their shows? Is it because we're afraid that it might damage the minds of our children? Just walk around on a summer's day and see how much skin is really revealed here in California! There are many TV shows and video games that are worse for our society than looking at beautiful art as "landscapes of the body."

We hope you'll come and see how beautiful the human form is and how well these artists have executed the subject - whether it be with oils, acrylics, watercolor, collage, or graphite and charcoal. 
Fashionable Nude by Beryl Glenn-Reiland
Fashionable Nude by Beryl Glenn-Reiland