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Newsletter Issue 144 Bay Area Art Events (Dec 11-20)

Cover art "Pinky" by Susan Helmer

Art Events, Shows and Receptions

About Face - An Exhibit of Self-Portraits by Veterans

11/07/2017-12/31/2017,  Martinez, CA

Reception: 12/13/2017

You are cordially invited to The AboutFace Artist’s Reception Wednesday, December 13th, from 1pm – 3pm. Refreshments will be served.

Contra Costa County Administration Building, 651 Pine St. Martinez, CA

About Face - An Exhibit of Self-Portraits by VeteransAbout Face - An Exhibit of Self-Portraits by Veterans

Los Gatos Art Association Fall Juried Show

11/07/2017-01/08/2018, Los Gatos, CA

The LGAA is delighted to return to The Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center to display the collective talent of our club members, many of whom are award-winning artists.

Iris Lian, King and Queen, watercolor, First Place in Still LifeSyd Dunton, Rocker, First Place in SculptureDavid Stonesifer, Cooper Garrod Winery, oil, Second Place in Landscape

Connecting Threads

11/10/2017-12/16/2017, Oakland, CA

Manna Gallery is pleased to have artist Tiffany Schmierer returning to our gallery with Connecting Threads, an exhibition of her latest ceramic sculptures and wall pieces.

Connecting ThreadsBridges

Gallery 9 Goes SALON for the Holidays

11/28/2017-12/23/2017, Los Altos, CA

The December show at Gallery 9 in Los Altos will highlight work from all members in this exhibit featuring ...

Gallery 9  Goes SALON for the Holidays

"Recent Works" by Maura Carta

11/28/2017-12/30/2017, Los Altos, CA

Viewpoints Gallery and Maura Carta are proud to announce our December exhibition "Recent Works" by Viewpoints Gallery's newest artist, Maura Carta. Maura’s subtle yet brilliant work ranges from still life's to landscapes and portraits.

"Candy Cane" oil by Maura Carta"Cañada Road" oil by Maura Carta

BLACKHAWK Gallery LUMINOSITY a New Exhibit - Opening Reception

12/01/2017-02/11/2018, DANVILLE, CA

New Art Exhibit and Opening Reception at Blackhawk Gallery

Blackhawk Gallery Guest Artist Marty Jonas Metal SculpturesBlackhawk Gallery Artist Claudette McDermott / Encaustic Hot Wax

SFWA Gallery Opening Reception "Small Presence"

12/07/2017-01/06/2018, San Francisco, CA

You are invited to attend the festive Opening Reception of "SMALL PRESENCE" (art up to 15") - a juried gallery artists exhibition.
Select gifts perfect for the Holidays - including exquisite jewelry, sculpture and ceramics.

Karen Coggeshall, Etching

Gala Opening Exhibition with Wine & Jazz!

12/02/2017-02/11/2018, DANVILLE, CA

Reception: 02/12/2018

Join us and Celebrate our Passion for Art with 40+ Artists of the Blackhawk Gallery.

ETHEREAL CREATURES a series by Claudette McDermott

Picture This--Student Art Show

12/09/2017-01/18/2018, Mountain View, CA

Picture This showcases the work of CSMA students from the Art4Schools program and on-site classes. CSMA directly serves over 24,000 people through on-site and off-site programs each year.

Artwork by Jacob P., Gr 5Artwork by Dina G., Gr 5

The Main Gallery Holiday Show

11/30/2017-12/30/2017, Redwood City, CA

The Main Gallery is pleased to announce its Holiday Show featuring fine art as well as gift items in ceramics, collage, encaustic painting, jewelry, metal, mixed media, acrylic and water color painting, photography, textiles, fused glass

Holiday Show

Holiday Treasures Show at the Gallery House

11/14/2017-12/24/2017, Palo Alto, CA

“Holiday Treasures,” an exhibit by 40 local artists, will be held at Gallery House, November 14 to December 24 (320 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA, 650-326-1668).

Holiday Treasures Show begins November 14


Art Talk, Class & Demo

Holiday Gift Making-Art Workshop

Sat, 12/16/2017, Palo Alto, CA

In this creative and fun workshop, we'll dedicate the afternoon to creating holiday gifts and cards. You'll have the choice to make whatever you want; such as fabric and paper decorated cards, gift boxes, wall hangings and more.

Holiday Gift Making-Art WorkshopHoliday Gift Making-Art WorkshopHoliday Gift Making-Art Workshop

Call For Artists

Call for Artists: Folk Art Pop-Up Show

Wed, 01/10/2018, Los Gatos, CA

Los Gatos Art Haus seeks collaborators for our upcoming Winter pop-up show.

Call for Artists: Folk Art Pop-Up Show

Call for Entries: Kings Mountain Art Fair - 55th - 2018

Deadline: 01/30/2018, Woodside, CA

Kings Mountain Art Fair (KMAF) is a three-day outdoor exhibition held in the redwood forest over Labor Day Weekend, Sept, 1, 2 & 3, 2018. The show has been held annually since 1963.

Kings Mountain Art Fair

Coming Soon ... ...

California Watercolor Association’s 48th National Exhibition

01/03/2018-01/31/2018, San Rafael, CA

Reception: 01/06/2018

California Watercolor Association’s 48th National Exhibition
Marin Society of Artists, 1515 3rd St., San Rafael, CA
January 3-31, 2018
Artist Reception & Awards, Saturday, January 6, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

California Watercolor Association’s 48th National ExhibitionSalvador Valencia, Abstract 8California Watercolor Association’s 48th National ExhibitionCarolyn Lord, Poppies & Agave


Mon, 01/09/2017, ALAMO, CA

Join us for our January 2018 meeting with watercolor painter
January 9, 2018
Tuesday Evening Meeting at 7:30pm
Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo, CA

CWA Presents Michael Reardon's Watercolor Techniques Workshop

Fri, 01/26/2018, Concord, CA

In this workshop, Michael will share information from his latest book, Watercolor Techniques. He will share some of his insights into painting and how to enjoy it.

CWA Presents Michael Reardon's Watercolor Techniques Workshop

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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