Newsletter Issue 179 Bay Area Art Events (Dec 15-31)

Cover Art by Suej McCall from "Out And About" Exhibition at Gallery 9 at Los Altos 

Happy Holiday Season! 

Oops, 5 days passdue!

Of course we were not hibernating. December is usually a slow season for art class and shows, perhaps almost everybody is busy doing holiday shopping and decoration. It seemed not necessary to publish a new issue if there is no new content.

For us, it is the busiest time working on our project--the next version of Key2ARTS. Though, as the only developer and site builder working on it at my leasure time, I cannot guarantee the exact date to complete it. The good news is that we are making progress consistently. Hopefully we can launch it sometime in 2019 H1. Meanwhile, before the new version is launched, we will keep running on current version.

If there is no new urgent event submission before the end of year, this might be the last newsletter issue for the year 2018. Here I would like to give a big hug to everyone: Thank you for being a loyal member with us, thank you for sharing your talent and passion to art with everyone at this little site. We wish you a very Happy Holiday Season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

See you in 2019!

Kathy (*o^)

Art Events, Shows and Receptions

Nanette Wylde: On Longing and Other Stories Exhibition

12/14/2018-01/27/2019, Mountain View, CA

Reception: Sun 01/13/2019

About On Longing and Other Stories:

Nanette Wylde: On Longing and Other Stories Exhibition

Contemporary Landscapes by Kathleen Mitchell

12/04/2018-12/29/2018, Los Altos, CA

Viewpoints Gallery and Kathleen Mitchell are proud to present our December exhibition “Contemporary Landscapes.” This exhibition features acrylic works by Kathleen Mitchell, a California native whose gorgeous landscapes are imbued with

Contemporary Landscapes by Kathleen Mitchell

From the Russian River to Santa Fe

12/01/2018-01/11/2019, Santa Rosa, CA

From the Russian River to Santa Fe :
Featuring brilliant colorist Mary Silverwood

From the Russian River to Santa Fe


11/28/2018-12/30/2018, Redwood City, CA



Gallery 9 Holiday Show

10/30/2018-12/23/2018, Los Altos, CA

Gallery 9 in Los Altos will present an extended exhibit for the Holiday Season.

Gallery 9 Holiday ShowGallery 9 Holiday Show

Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios

December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios- A Free Self-Guided Tour of 100 Professional Artisan Workshops and Galleries

Weekends, 11-6 p.m., November 24-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23

Hand-fabricated bracelet by Alison AntelmanCeramic Vase by Sarah Gregory of Berkeley Potters GuildWax and Mixed Media paintings by Barbara Maricle

Festive! Opens Soon at Manna Gallery

11/16/2018-12/22/2018, Oakland, CA

Manna Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition for the holidays featuring reasonably priced paintings and works in fused glass by Mark Lightfoot and custom jewelry by Gretchen Greene. Festive!

Gretchen Greene: Necklace with Bone,Nepalese Silver, Antique LocketMark Lightfoot: "Moonrise", Acrylic on CanvasMark Lightfoot:  "Sea and Sky", Fused Glass Wall Hanging


11/20/2018-01/06/2019, Fremont, CA

The Fremont Art Association is hosting a Black & White show with art in a variety of mediums.  FAA was asked to join the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum and have a show that complements Essanay's special show, "Moving Silently" 


Holiday Boutique

11/20/2018-01/06/2019, Fremont, CA

Hand crafted items for the holidays made by local artists: Jewelry, wearables, ceramics, wood working and accessories.
Special items at special prices!

Holiday Boutique

Members' Fall Juried Show

11/08/2018-01/09/2019, Los Gatos, CA

The Los Gatos Art Association presents its Fall Members' Juried Show Nov 8 - Jan 8 at the Addison Penzak JCC in Los Gatos. Noted Juror, George Rivera, chose 79 pieces of members' original art for this year's show.

Holiday Magic In Porcelain and Paint

10/27/2018-01/05/2019, Moraga, CA

In the spirit of the season, the Moraga Art Gallery presents “Holiday Magic in Porcelain and Paint” a colorful new show featuring the works of two of Lamorinda’s most celebrated artists: Lafayette’s Donna Arganbright and Orinda’s Maria

Holiday Magic In Porcelain and Paint

California Watercolor Association CWA Presents - Explore Color. Discover Color Show

08/06/2018-01/31/2019, San Rafael, CA

California Watercolor Association (CWA) Presents…

California Watercolor Association CWA Presents - Explore Color. Discover Color Show

Art Classes and Club Activities

Los Altos Art Club

Mon, 01/14/2019, Los Altos, CA

Los Altos Art Club: The club’s monthly meeting features an art demonstration and refreshments. Members can participate in art competition, group exhibitions and exchange art books at the club library.

Call for Entries

Kings Mountain Art Fair - 56th - 2019

Deadline: Wed, 01/30/2019, WOODSIDE, CA

Kings Mountain Art Fair (KMAF) is a three-day outdoor exhibition held in the redwood forest just south of San Francisco on Labor Day Weekend. The show has been held annually since 1963.

Kings Mountain Art Fair - 56th - 2019

Coming Soon ... ...

Gallery 9 Los Altos January Exhibition: “Out and About” watercolorist Suej McCall

01/02/2019-01/27/2019, Los Altos, CA

Reception: Wed, 01/02/2019

Suej’s paintings are original, somewhat whimsical and very colorful. Creating
images of Europe, the US, and Cuba, Suej departs from the guidelines of ...

Gallery 9 Los Altos January Exhibition: “Out and About” watercolorist Suej McCallGallery 9 Los Altos January Exhibition: “Out and About” watercolorist Suej McCall

City Lights in the FOG

01/05/2019-01/27/2019, San Francisco, CA

Reception: 01/05/2019

Paintings by
Robin M. Stearns
January 5th-27th, 2019
Opening Reception
Saturday, January 5, 1-5 pm
Artist’s Talk 2 pm
Far Out Gallery
3004 Taraval @ 40th Avenue


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This newsletter only contains receptions and other special events in the upcoming week. There are many excellent ongoing art shows we are not able to include in. 

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