Key2ARTS Community Newsletters

Newsletter Issue 124 Bay Area Art Events (May 21-31)

Cover Art (partial) by Susan Helmer for event "Work on Silk by Susan Helmer"

Art Events, Shows, Receptions, and Open Studios

05/12/2017-06/24/2017, Oakland, CA

Reception: 05/20/2017 2PM

Manna Galley is pleased to welcome Marin artist Janet Bogardus whose exhibition opens Friday, May 12 and continues to June 24.

In XanaduOpportunity ShoalsIn XanaduSouth Bank Sentinel

Vital Signs

05/20/2017-06/18/2017, San Pablo, CA

Reception: 05/20/2017 1PM

Exhibition opening at the San Pablo Art Gallery on Saturday, May 20, 2017 with brand new work by Marilyn Hill, Larry Hatfield and Fran Osborne, each with their own unique perspective on the earth and its inhabitants.

Vital Signs

Gary Coleman's Open Studio

05/20/2017-05/21/2017, San Jose, CA

Gary Coleman, as a participant in the 2017 SVOS, will open his studio, and garden (outdoor studio) to all visitors. The areas will be filled with Gary's oil landscapes and abstracts.

Landforms 3Cloud Up

Works on Silk by Susan Helmer

05/16/2017-06/26/2017,Walnut Creek, CA

Reception: 05/20/2017

Works on Silk


05/21/2017-07/19/2017, DANVILLE, CA

New Art Exhibit SYNCOPATION at the Blackhawk Gallery

The exhibit will be on view seven days a week from April 28th through July 9th, 2017. The Reception and Exhibit are free and open to the public.

NEW! Encaustic Wax Painting by Claudette McDermottGallery Wine Receptions Every 10 weeks

Steve Lewis Gallery Open Studio SVOS 4 Artists

Sun, 05/21/2017, San Mateo, CA

Steve Lewis Gallery Open Art Studio

Play Time Margaret ChanPuddy the Panda  Debra Deutsch

Reception for Trashed

Reception: 05/27/2017, Redwood City, CA

You are invited to explore our relationship to and with the things we use and throw away in our daily lives. Household trash (kitchen and other) is a treasure trove not often plundered.

Reception for Trashed

California Watercolor Association’s “Go Figure” Members Show

Thu, 06/01/2017, San Ramon, CA

CWA presents “Go Figure” an art show which will showcase numerous member artists’ works. Many are accomplished artists who have been accepted into regional and national shows.

Opening Day on the Bay by John HopperRusty Wheels by Kathy ByrneInMotion-Aha by Patricia Moseuk

Call for Artists

Deadline: 06/03/2017, San Francisco, CA

Open Call to all Bay Area Artists:
"ABSTRACTED" ~ Deadline June 3, 2017
Submit your interpretation of Abstract Art - shapes, colors, and forms

Jump Skip Hop - L Steinmetz

Pacific Coast Fog Fest Poster Contest

04/08/2017-06/01/2017, Pacifica, CA

Fog Fest Organizing Group, Inc. & Sanchez Art Center

Announce Pacific Coast Fog Fest Poster Contest

Pacific Coast Fog Fest Poster Contest

Art Demos, Classes, and Workshops

Sat, 05/27/2017, San Jose, CA

2 weekends to choose from - Julia Watson will be teaching in her garden studio in San Jose.

Painting Expressive Florals in Oil, 2-Day workshops with Julia Watson

Ted Seth Jacobs - Study Painting with the Master - A once in a life time opportunity

Mon, 05/29/2017

Limited Concentrated small class - Taught by Master Artist Ted Seth Jacobs

Ecole Albert Defois
Les Cerqueux sous Passavant
49310 France

Ted Seth Jacobs - Study Painting with the Master - A once in a life time opportunityTed Seth Jacobs - Study Painting with the Master - A once in a life time opportunity

Clay Workshop-Wall Vases

Thu, 06/01/2017, Palo Alto, CA

This is part 2 of three workshops. Glazing workshop on Thursday, June 8.

Clay Workshop-Wall Vases

Tuesday Painters at Mission Coffee

Thu, 06/01/2017, Fremont, CA

With pleasure we will present to the community an art exhibit at Mission Coffee Roasting. Join us for the reception on June 11 from 3 to 5pm.
This will feature the Tuesday Painters from Fremont Art Association.

Tuesday Painters at Mission Coffee

ADAS Art Demonstration by WENDY ROGERS

Tue 06/13/2017, ALAMO, CA

WENDY ROGERS grew up in the shadow of Mt. Diablo, in an area known for its rich farmlands.

ArtWork by Wendy RogersArtWork by Wendy Rogers

Coming Soon ... ...


Meringue, Paintings by Lindsay Evans Montgomery

05/26/2017-07/23/2017, Mountain View, CA

Reception: 06/02/2017 6PM

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View presents Meringue, an exhibition featuring paintings by Lindsay Evans Montgomery.

Icing by Lindsay Evans Montgomery

In Plein-Aire: A Retrospective of Watercolors by Carol Mead

05/29/2017-06/24/2017, Los Altos, CA

Reception: 06/02/2017

Carol Mead and Viewpoints Gallery present In Plein-Aire: A Retrospective of Watercolors by Carol Mead featuring plein-aire watercolor pieces from key moments in Carol’s artistic career.

"Twin Lakes Park" by Carol Mead, watercolor

A Colorful Life: Mary Harris at 100

06/02/2017-06/25/2017, Pacifica, CA

Reception: Fri, 06/02/2017

Sanchez Art Center Celebrates Mary Harris

A Colorful Life: Mary Harris at 100

Canvas and Clay

05/30/2017-06/24/2017, Palo Alto, CA

Gallery House will be presenting new work by Celma Kirkwood and Joyce Savre in  their show called "Canvas and Clay"  from May 30th -June 24.

Wildflowers at Stanford

Glazing workshop

Thu, 06/08/2017, Palo Alto, CA

Glaze your clay creations made in Rona's previous workshops that were held on May 8 & June 1. This is part 3 of 3 workshops.

Glazes and firing included.

Greater Bay Area Open (GBAO)

Reception: 06/15/2017 6PM
Lavendar & Gold by Maralyn Miller, First Place winner in the previous GBAO Show

Bless Me Ultima: A Workshop Presentation

Sat, 06/17/2017, San Jose, CA

Opera Cultura will be presenting new excerpts from Héctor Armienta's opera, Bless Me Ultima, based on Rudolfo Anaya's epic Mexican-American novel of the same title.

Plein Air Watercolor workshop With Margaret Fago

Sun, 06/18/2017, Quincy, CA

Learn watercolor Plein Air Techniques during a week long art retreat for adults in a beautiful Sierra Nevada environment.

The swimming Hole

Check Key2ARTS Community Calendar to see what's happening today! 

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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