The Many Faces of February

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By Terry With

This month we are face-forward with a celebration of portraits. Bay Area artists were invited to submit their newest portrait work in any medium - so many wonderful expressions and beautiful emotions have filled the walls. Don't miss this show!

Participating artists include:   
Kath Balamuth
Phyllis Brady
Jennifer Byrne
Walter Crew
Michalen Garaventa
Jim Jordan
Rita Keller
Stan Levine
Joan McCarthy
Pam McCauley
Ruth McMillin
Julie Van Wyck
Lee Von Rackel
Mimi Wirth
Terry With
Mike Yashar
Gail Zavala

January Show

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January 2018
New Student Work
TOPS Program - Transitional Options

TOPS is a one-of-a-kind program for adults with Asperger Syndrome, high-functioning autism and other related conditions. Students receive education and support for navigating many of life’s transitions such as higher education, independent living, employment and social relationships.

Join us for the Closing Reception
Saturday, January 27, 2018

December Holiday Boutique

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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!

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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

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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.