Concord Art Association

Member News

December 2016


Tuesday Dec 13 - General Meeting

Concord Library  1-3pm
Guest artist – Phyllis Brady
The Art of Floral Arranging    Click here for details 
Finished demo arrangements PLUS a special prize or two will be raffled off to raise funds for our gallery (see below) at $1 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5 – don’t miss out! Be sure to bring your latest work with a tabletop easel for our Mini Art Show.

Tuesday, Jan 24 - Plein air planning

Ygnacio Valley Library  1-3pm
All members are welcome to join this meeting and share your ideas for inspiring and picturesque Bay Area locations to paint, sketch or shoot photos outdoors. Click here to see where we’ve gone in the past. We will discuss expanding our usual weekday excursion schedule to include some weekends.

Save the dates!

Visit the Meetings page on our blog for the full list. We will continue to meet at the Concord Library (2900 Salvio Street). Saturday meetings coming in the summer months!
 - Tuesday  1/10/17  (1-3pm)
   LorriMarie Jenkins – whimsical collage
- Tuesday  2/7/17  (1-3pm)
   Manon Jodoin - watercolor texture techniques


Visit the Membership page on the CAA blog to update your application and submit your payment via PayPal. You can also mail a check or bring your dues to the next meeting. Only $20 per year gets you loads of awesome benefits, including networking and exposure for your art.


We have outlined a business plan and budget to open a non-profit CAA member co-op gallery early in 2017 to sell original art, reproductions, artisan crafts and other handmade items. We are working diligently to locate an affordable, well-trafficked retail space in Concord with a flexible lease for a trial run. To help ensure this effort is successful, we have officially launched our CAA Gallery Fundraising Campaign.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to CAA for 2016 on our new DONATE page on the blog. Any amount you can afford is welcome!
We need your help spreading the word:
  • Share the Donate page link in your emails and social media posts
  • Share posts about this campaign from our Facebook page when you see them
  • Ask your friends and family to kindly donate a few bucks to "starving artists"
  • Ask local business owners and managers you know to donate – we will promote them on our Facebook page
  • Let us know about any grant opportunities you might discover
  • Let people know how important the arts are to our community – use hashtags in your social media posts, too!  #weheartconcordart  #supportlocalartists  #shoplocal  #shophandmade

Member exhibit for December

The November show from the aRt Cottage has been extended and moved to Selway Fitness Studio in Pleasant Hill for the month of December. 50+ artworks fill the walls and give customers inspirational viewing while they work out. Visit the blog for details.

Rotating art galleries

Our rotation for October through December is posted here on the blog – take yourself on an art tour and check out some of our members’ work. Email us if you’d like to join the rotation in 2017.

Membership benefits survey

Thanks to everyone who took the time to give us your feedback last month – it’s vital to our planning efforts for 2017. Click here to see a few summaries from the survey. 

2017 Officers and Board

All the votes are in – please welcome the volunteers who will be working for you in 2017:
President – Lisa Fulmer               
Secretary – Mary Frances Crabtree
Vice President – MJ Coleman     
Treasurer – Sandi Sherwood
Carol Husslein                               
Kathy Robinson
Pat Calabro                                     
Catherine Hensiek

Please join us in thanking our exiting Board members for their work in 2016 (and earlier years too!):
 - Cathy McNutt                       
 - Pat Strout                             
 - Julie Limberg                      
 - June Vega                            
 - Rachel Wampler                
 - Liz Slater                                                      
 - Bobbe Anderson                
 - Lupe Jimeno

What's new with you?

Email us images of new art you've created, where you are exhibiting and other arts-related news - we’ll feature it on our Facebook page. 
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