Friday, December 9, 2016

IT'S TIME TO BRING YOUR BUCKS TO aRt Cottage for our annual Christmas Sale

BUCKS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT THE aRt Cottage!


COME ON JOIN THE OPEN HOUSE PARTY
DECEMBER 10 FROM 2 - 4
ITS TIME TO BRING YOUR BUCKS
AND FIND A NICE STOCKING STUFFER
OR
EVEN A HOSTESS GIFT FOR THAT NEW YEAR PARTY


Thursday, December 1, 2016

CRAFT SHOW


THE CRAFT SHOW OPENS DEC. 5 

OPEN HOUSE AND ARTIST RECEPTION IS DEC. 10  
FROM 2-4
NOT A CREATURE IS STIRRING NOT EVEN



EINSTEIN & KEIKO

WE HOPE TO SEE MANY SHOP AT OUR ANNUAL BOUTIQUE
WE ARE LOCATED AT 2238 MT. DIABLO ST. IN CONCORD
REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS
CONCORD'S ONLY ART GALLERY AND WORKING STUDIO

IF YOU ARE A CRAFTER

ITS TIME TO GET YOUR CRAFT ITEMS IN FOR OUR CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW
NO KIDDING - GO TO THE SHOW REGISTRATION PAGE & FILL IT OUT
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE EINSTEIN TO FIGURE IT OUT BUT HE WILL HELP YOU


HERE ARE THE RULES:

1.  REGISTER ON LINE - USE THE JOT FORM. CALL (925) 956-3342 IF YOU NEED HELP
2. EACH ENTRY HAS A $10.00 FEE DUE ON INTAKE DAY (DEC. 3 1-3PM)
3. THERE IS A 60/40% COMMISSION FEE.  40% GOES TO aRt COTTAGE.
4. A SET OF 12 LIKE ITEMS = ONE ENTRY  (EX. 12 BRACELETS = SET)
5. PAINTINGS ARE NEEDED FOR THE WALL (DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE HOLIDAY THEME)
6. WALL ITEMS HAVE AND ENTRY FEE OF $10 PER ITEM (ALL MEDIUMS WELCOME)
7.  ENTER AS MANY AS YOU LIKE (USE 2 FORMS IF ENTERING MORE THAN 5 ITEMS)
8.  DELIVER YOUR ITEMS TO aRt Cottage ON DEC. 3 BETWEEN 1-3PM
9.  OPEN HOUSE AND RECEPTION IS DECEMBER 10 FROM 2-4PM
10.BRING FINGER FOOD - LIVE MUSIC AND DRINKS COURTESY OF aRt Cottage




Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Annual Craft Boutique


SANTA KEIKO SAYS,

"HERE WE GO AGAIN - IT'S CRAFTING TIME AND SANTA WANTS THOSE ITEMS IN BY DECEMBER 3 (SATURDAY 1-3)

NO FOOLING - WE ARE HAVING OUR CHRISTMAS CRAFT EXHIBIT AND SALE ALL MONTH.  SO, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL (ONLY) ART GALLERY IN CONCORD AND BUY THESE ITEMS.  OUR ELF IN CHARGE, EINSTEIN ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING:

                                                                  SEE THE RULES BELOW PLEASE

1.  REGISTER ON THE SHOW REGISTRATION PAGE (JOT FORM)
2.  BRING ITEMS IN ON DEC.3 (1-3)  ITEMS DO NOT HAVE TO BE CHRISTMAS RELATED
3.  $10 FEE FOR A SET OF 12 ITEMS
4.  $10 FEE FOR PAINTINGS/PHOTOS ON THE WALL (ALL MEDIUMS ARE WELCOME)                                  
5.  COMMISSION SPLIT IS 60/40 %    60% TO ARTIST
6.  OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION ON DEC. 10  BRING FINGER FOOD  LIVE MUSIC & DRINKS PROVIDED
7.  FOR QUESTIONS CALL aRt Cottage AT (925) 956-3342

          COSTUMES FOR EINSTEIN AND KEIKO WERE MADE BY THE WACKY WEDNESDAY STUDENTS

Thursday, October 20, 2016

CONCORD ART ASSOCIATION



The CCA will be featured at aRt Cottage through the month of November  (Nov. 1 - Nov. 30)

The Concord Art Association will have 20+ artists exhibiting.

watercolor by Ruth McMillan

OPEN HOUSE & RECEPTION FOR THE CAA ARTISTS IS ON 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 FROM 2 - 4
PUBLIC WELCOME - REFRESHMENTS/MUSIC/GOOD ART



Monday, October 3, 2016

TOPS (Transitional Options Program)



TRANSITIONAL OPTIONS

TOPS (Transitional Options Program)
NEXT SHOW FEATURED AT aRt Cottage
THIS IS A UNIQUE PROGRAM THAT IS FOR POST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WITH ASPERGERS AND AUTISM.  TOPS HELPS THESE STUDENTS GET READY TO MAKE LIFE CHOICES IN THEIR TRANSITION TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION, ACHIEVE EMPLOYMENT, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, AND PERSONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS.

COME SEE SOME AMAZING AND REALLY COOL ART!
MEET AND GREET THE ARTISTS ON OCT. 8 (2-4)
LIVE MUSIC BY MATTHEW SCHAWARTZ
REFRESHMENTS SERVED

Show is running for the Month of October
Reception for the artists will be Sat. Oct. 8 from 2-4

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jim Jordan for September -



Jim has many artistic talents and will be showing them off  during his September One Man Exhibit
at the aRt Cottage

He is the SALT OF THE EARTH to many of us artists

Reception for Jim will be Sept. 17 from 2 - 4

As always we are open to the public and welcome all.


acrylic painting by Jim Jordan



The show is currently up and running through September 31

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pat Viera coming in August


PAT VIERA next featured artist at aRt Cottage!!
VERY DIFFERENT - - - VERY COOL
Opening Reception Aug. 4 from 7-9 
As always this is a FREE EVENT - Public Welcome


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mixed media and collage



THE SUN IS STILL SHINNING AT aRt Cottage ! 
This wonderful mixed media and collage show runs through July 30. 
There is still time to come and see what's new at aRt Cottage.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Don't be a Chicken - come join us and enter your work for July. Go to the Show Registration Page and fill out the form!


Here's All You Do:

1.  fill out the form on the show registration page - Show is called Collage/Mixed Media
2.  fee is $10 per piece for the entire month of July
3.  bring in your work the first Sat. in July from 1 to 5.  Pay entry fee on that day.
4.  reception for the artist will be on the first Thursday of July from 7 - 9 pm.
5.  bring finger food for snack on reception date.  

Once aRt Cottage receives your registration form you will be contacted with more details. 

EASY PEESIE - COME JOIN THE FUN!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

All Creatures Great and Small


ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
FEATURING all kind of creatures great and small.

 ARTIST RECEPTION
JUNE 9 -  THURSDAY   7-9 PM

COME MEET THE ARTISTS AND THEIR CREATURES
REFRESHMENTS & MUSIC 

aRt Cottage
2238 Mt. Diablo St.
Concord, CA 94523
(925) 956-3342
frogard2000@gmail.com



Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It's Up and Running

                             IT'S UP AND LOOKING BEAUTIFUL.  COME CHECK IT OUT.
image by Pam McCauey

This unique show will be up for the entire month of May! 
aRt Cottage is open 11-5 Tues - Fri
and Sat. from 1-5
Very few galleries show the figure painted in the nude or partial nude.  Why is this?  Artists consider the figure a  human landscape and enjoy portraying the beauty of it. Please feel free to come by and ask any questions you may have and express your opinions on what we are showing and what we offer.





Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gary Bergren and Students ride in to aRt Cottage for April




Gary Bergren and Students Exhibit Now On...
April 2016 is dedicated to Gary Bergren and his Martinez Students.  aRt Cottage will host a meet 
and greet the artists on Saturday, April 9th from 1 - 5.  There will be live music, some entertainment,
 good food, and wine (other non alcoholic drinks).  AS ALWAYS - this is a free event and the public 
is invited.  Whether it is your first time at aRt Cottage or your a regular; you won't want to miss this
 show.  There are more than 75 pieces to feast your eyes on.  
SEE YOU APRIL 9TH FOR THE ARTIST RECEPTION 1-5





Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Native American Art

Tim Aguino is the current artist showing at aRt Cottage.  Tim comes from the Hopi and Tewa tribe.  His unique Touch of Native American Art will be on exhibit until the end of February. If you missed the reception on February 6th - No worries.  Tim will be having meet and greet the artist sessions on Saturday, February 13th and Saturday, February 20th from 1 to 5.  You won't want to miss his exciting exhibit!

Tim Aguino's style is his own.
It is cheerful, full of meaning, and tells a story.  Just ask Tim
on one of the Saturdays of his meet and greet session mentioned above.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Healing with heART - a Mario Scharmer Exhibit

January is starting out with a wonderful abstract exhibit, featuring one of a kind art by Mario Scharmer. Mario paints on a regular basis and exhibits at many venues in the bay area.  Most of his work is on recycled material, canvas as well as board.  With use of Gatorade bottles, brushes, and palette knives, Mario has produced many colorful, personal abstracts.  He is healing himself and sharing his art with many communities.  Mario has overcome many hardships from a serious car accident which left him with brain injuries.  He has always wanted to paint and now has found a way to help heal himself.

HEALING WITH HEART is the name of the Exhibit featuring Mario Scharmer
Reception for the artist will be January 23 from 2-5 - PUBLIC WELCOME - FREE EVENT
Refreshments, Music, and lovely art.  If you have not met Mario or seen his work ... this is the month!
Where:  aRt Cottage  2238 Mt. Diablo St. Concord
When:   all month  - January 2016
Reception to meet the artist - Sat. January 23 from 2-5
Why:   Because Mario is a really cool guy and loves everyone!  You will want to support him.
How:  By purchasing a piece of original art for your home.  Everyone should have at least one.