Encore Reception, Saturday, June 17, 2 – 4 pm
Contra Costa Plein Air Group Show
An art show so nice we’re partying twice! Please join us to celebrate this beautiful show with refreshments, good cheer, and live music provided by popular local musician Roy Gonzales. This is a great chance to revisit some of your favorite paintings and discover some fresh new work that has been added as well. The Tiny House Gift Shop is open, too, full of creative, arty goodies.
We hope to see you then!
May 3 – June 23, 2023
Walter Crew. Robert Bradley & George Rammell
|George Rammell "Purple Rain"|
Tell us about the materials you like to use in your work.
What inspires you to keep creating?
Artists are inspired by making sales, but individuals requesting commissioned work is the ultimate inspiration for me. I have had the privilege to produce at least 5 special requests - they definitely energize me and just make me feel like I can do anything. My first juried piece of art (Enchanted Sun) won two prizes – Best Design and Best Color. This type of acknowledgement is another way I am inspired.
The first expression from people who view my art comes from their own love of color. This pulls them in and then they are amazed by the bead designs. “Your art makes me feel happy” is one of the most common responses I have received. This is just another way I am inspired. I love when people are drawn to my art and want to know more about it.
It's a zoo in here! Enjoy this sneak peek of our January show, featuring animal-themed artwork from 20+ local artists. We've got paintings, sculpture, photography, cute softies and more. You'll see frogs and dogs, cats and rats - plus foxes, birds and tigers, oh my!
Photos are courtesy of Lori Rutledge-Caughey.
|Landing by Renaye Johnson|
|Clockwise from top left: Toby Tuesdays by Lori Rutledge; Kitty by Kara Tirsky; Cookie by Hailey Nunes; Watcher by Deena Sheranko; Cattitude by Deena Sheranko; Kitty & Flowers by Karolyn Dreyer|
|Morning Egret by Thea Jue|
|Praying Mantis by Alexis Carlson|
|Updraft (top) and Hagi (Hanafuda Series) by John Nakanishi|
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