Current Show

Contra Costa Plein Air Group Show
May 3 – June 23, 2023
Reception Saturday, May 13, 2 – 4 pm. You are invited! 

"Song Without Words" by Nancy Roberts
The aRt Cottage presents:

Plein air is the art of painting outdoors, working quickly to capture fleeting effects of light and color, motion and space. Immersed in a world of sights, sounds and smells, plein air artists are energized to express the spirit of the place and the day, each with their own unique voice.

Contra Costa Plein Air is a friendly group of artists who get together to paint at scenic locations all around the Bay Area and beyond. Our exhibit at the aRt Cottage is a nice sampler of plein air work created by our members, showcasing a wide range of media, styles and experience levels. We’re all connected by our love of nature and the camaraderie of painting with like-minded humans. New artists are always welcome! Learn more at or find us on Facebook @contracostapleinair.