Concord Art Association

Member News

January 2017


Tuesday Jan 10 - General Meeting

Concord Library  1-3pm
Guest artist – LorriMarie Jenkins 
Beeswax and a Vintage Dress    Click here for details 
Don't miss seeing these very creative ideas for mixed media - 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  1/31/17  (12:30 - 2:30pm)
Board meeting - we will be mapping out plans for 2017. Let us know if you have ideas or resources to share.

- Tuesday  2/7/17  (1 - 3pm)
Manon Jodoin - watercolor texture techniques

- Thursday  2/16/17  (6 - 7:30pm)
Artist Reception at the Ygnacio Valley Library (2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek) to welcome new artists to the Rotating Gallery Program - join us and meet more of your fellow CAA members - bring the family!

Rotating art galleries

Our rotation for January through March is posted here on the blog – take yourself on an art tour and check out some of our members’ work. 


Thanks to all of you who have already renewed - if you haven't yet, please 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 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/managers 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

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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