Events

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10oct(oct 10)9:30 am03jan(jan 3)5:15 pmde Young Open ~ “On The Edge”View 877 Artworks from SF Bay Area Artists(october 10) 9:30 am - (january 3) 5:15 pm de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

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NOTE: Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, at times all SF Bay Area museums are sometimes closed, as when Purple Tier status is reached. Please check with the de Young to ensure they are open if you plan on visiting.

In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are hosting The de Young Open, a juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Beginning in June 2020, an impressive 11,514 artworks were submitted by 6,188 artists. Every artwork image was reviewed anonymously by a group of qualified jurors who did not know the identities of the artists. Less than 8 percent of all the works are in the current show.

The 877 works in the show are hung “salon-style,” edge to edge and floor to ceiling in the 12,000 sq. ft. Herbst Exhibition Gallery to allow the maximum number of works to be shown. Visit https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/de-young-open for more information.

Congratulations to the following East Bay artists whose work was chosen to be shown in The de Young Open: Christian Ehrhorn, Judith Feins, Karen Frey, Sarah Benioff Friedman, Kathleen Gadway, Juanita Hagberg, Linda Huffman, Carolyn Lord, Jody Madison, Ellen Moderbacher, Jennifer Perlmutter, and Nancy Vachani. Bravo!!

If you know of any other East Bay artists whose work is in the de Young Open, please let us know at info@lamorindaarts.org

Time

October 10 (Saturday) 9:30 am - January 3 (Sunday) 5:15 pm

Location

de Young Museum

Golden Gate Park \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

01jan12:00 pm31(jan 31)12:00 amART GALLERY AT THE ORINDA LIBRARY VIRTUAL EXHIBITPHOTOS OF RARE & PROTECTED AFRICAN SAFARI ANIMALS12:00 pm - 12:00 am (31)

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The Lamorinda Arts Council presents photographs from five local photographers who roamed far from home on African safaris and returned with images of exotic, rare and protected animals.

Maggie Boscoe, David Fleisig, Pam Hall, Jeffrey Halliday and Maureen Rosati-Wee’s photos and a video of their images can be viewed at http://www.lamorindaarts.org/online-galleries.

The Council has reconfigured all scheduled art exhibits to be virtual until COVID-19 restrictions change. The Council has also redesigned its website so art lovers can easily view photographs and video(s) of exhibiting artists’ creative work during their scheduled exhibit month. Artwork is also available for purchase online.

Their exhibit runs January 1 through 31. Thank you for your interest in the work of local photographers.

Time

1 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 31 (Sunday) 12:00 am

01jan2:30 pm31(jan 31)4:30 pmWILDER ONLINE GALLERYRashmi Rajesh2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (31) Art Gallery at Wilder, 20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

Event Details

The Art Gallery at Wilder invites you to view a virtual exhibit of 12 watercolor and oil paintings by Rashmi Rajesh during January. See her virtual exhibit through images HERE starting on January 1st and the exhibit video HERE. Rajesh, of San Ramon, is a self-taught artist who was drawing pencil sketches at a very young age in India. As an adult she relied on her drawing skills again as she pursued first acrylics, then oil paint and watercolors. Initially she didn’t take to painting with acrylics. Instead of giving up she tried oil paint and says both the process and the results were delightful.

After painting with oils for some time she began exploring watercolors. “The looseness and transparency of watercolors instantly draws you in as a viewer. As an artist they keep me challenged enough to have control over the medium to know when to let go to achieve lightness in my creations. The more I paint, the more there is to learn. That’s what keeps me coming back to these two media, oil paints and watercolors,” says Rajesh.

You’ll find florals, landscapes, abstracts, and still life works in her show. To keep her work fresh she experiments with different techniques and subject matter. She hopes her work sparks some kind of connection for viewers because for her, connecting people together one of the beautiful qualities of art. To that end she also teaches art classes for beginning and intermediate students. Visit her website to view more of her artwork and get in contact at www.rashmisartcarte.com.

Time

1 (Friday) 2:30 pm - 31 (Sunday) 4:30 pm

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

06jan(jan 6)12:00 pm26feb(feb 26)4:00 pmTiny but Mighty: Honoring RBGAt the Main Street Arts Gallery12:00 pm - (february 26) 4:00 pm Main Street Arts Gallery, 613 Main Street, Martinez, CA

Event Details

The exhibit Tiny but Mighty: Honoring RBG at the Main Street Arts Gallery in Martinez, showcases the artwork of 26 Lamorinda Arts Alliance member artists. The exhibit will run from January 8 through February 26, 2021.

Lamorinda Art Alliance member artist Ruth Stanton curated this exhibit of abstract and representational 2D artwork that is bold and powerful just like Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The work includes mixed media, collage, photography, monotype, oil and cold wax medium, and paintings in watercolor, oil and acrylic.

Pat Calabro, a Pacheco resident, is the featured artist. Her abstract digital acrylic collages are bold and full of intensity — so much intensity that she finds she must tone down areas to make places for the eye to rest. Pat exhibits her artwork throughout the Bay Area and as far away as in Ghent, Belgium.

A reception is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 11am to 6pm pending Contra Costa County COVID-19 regulations.

The show will also be available online starting January 8th on the gallery website: https://www.mainstreetarts.net

The Main Street Arts Gallery is located at 613 Main Street in Martinez, CA, and is open Friday through Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Artwork: Lost 2, Pat Calabro, digital acrylic collage

Time

January 6 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm - February 26 (Friday) 4:00 pm

Location

Main Street Arts Gallery

613 Main Street, Martinez, CA

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts AllianceRuth Stanton ruthstantonart@gmail.com

08jan(jan 8)8:00 pm18(jan 18)8:30 pmNew Works Festival: Our Gendered Present in Conversation with Our PastSaint Mary's College Performing Arts8:00 pm - 8:30 pm (18) Saint Mary's College, 1928 St Marys Rd

Event Details

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of women at Saint Mary’s College. The SMC Theatre Program’s New Works Festival invites the community to engage with this historical marker and share our own narratives related to gender.

This on-demand film will include short original works created by students of all gender identities that center women (transgender and cisgender), non-binary, gender fluid, genderqueer, and gender variant characters and experiences.

Vimeo link will be posted at stmarys-ca.edu/new-works-festival-21 by January 8, 2021. A link for donations is available on that web page.

Time

8 (Friday) 8:00 pm - 18 (Monday) 8:30 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College

1928 St Marys Rd

Organizer

St. Mary's College

19jan12:00 pm19feb4:00 pmChristian Ehrhorn Fine Arts ExhibitGroup Show: Artwork of Christian Ehrhorn, Karen Frey, Peeta Tinay and AAron Webb12:00 pm - (february 19) 4:00 pm Christian Ehrhorn Fine Arts Gallery, 39 Orinda Way, Orinda CA 94563

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Christian Ehrhorn Fine Arts is known for displaying unique visual arts and can be found nestled in the Theatre District of downtown Orinda, California.

On December 12 artists Christian Ehrhorn and Peeta Tinay of Orinda, Karen Frey of Oakland and Aaron Webb of Petaluma recorded their live online opening hosted by the gallery. Visit www.christianehrhornfineart.com/ to view the event.  Entitled “Arrivals,” the exhibit offers a variety of artwork including oil paintings, basket weaving, watercolors and encaustic paintings.

Tinay, a basket weaver, creates large scale baskets unique in size and multi-color finishes. Her bold constructions are often dyed, weathered and wax finished resulting in stunning pieces to be used and/or displayed. Visit www.tinaystudio.com to learn more.

Webb, a Navy Veteran and visual artist, creates deep, meaningful paintings utilizing dyes, paint, cold wax and texturing elements such as salt. He explores different materials to process personal experiences, emotional responses and surviving trauma. See www.aaronwebbstudio.com for more of his work.

Ehrhorn’s recent work explores depictions of place through the often fragmented and hazy residuals of memory. His oil paintings prompt the viewer to recognize their own experiences while hunting for figurative elements within his paintings.

Karen Frey works in watercolor and encaustic – a process using beeswax and pigments on birch panels. Her masterful paintings in both mediums depict intimate still life moments, sweeping landscapes and bustling urban scenes. Keep up with Karen at www.karenfrey.com

Visit https://christianehrhornfineart.com/ for samples of exhibitors’ work. COVID-19 hours at CEFA, 39 Moraga Way, Orinda, are Wed. – Sat. 12 pm to 4 pm. Call 510-703-7020 for information or to arrange a private viewing.

Photo is of Orinda artist Peeta Tinay’s 11.5” x 42” Ring Border Basket With Lattice Overlay. This work plays the dark color of intricately woven reeds off a bright turquoise medallion within striking concentric circles.

Time

January 19 (Tuesday) 12:00 pm - February 19 (Friday) 4:00 pm

Location

Christian Ehrhorn Fine Arts Gallery

39 Orinda Way, Orinda CA 94563

Organizer

Christian Ehrhorn Fine Arts 39 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563

31jan2:00 pm3:30 pmArt Embraces Words Virtual WebinarWRITERS PAINT IMAGES WITH WORDS. ARTISTS TELL STORIES WITH COLOR. TOGETHER THEY ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY.2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Zoom

Event Details

Join us at one of the Lamorinda Arts Council’s (LAC) six FREE Art Embraces Words  Zoom Webinar series in 2021. Sunday dates are: Jan. 31, Mar. 28, May 30, July 25, Sep. 26 and Oct. 31.

LAC President Denise Nomura, an artist herself, is our emcee. She introduces writers and authors, and fields questions from the audience. The program features emerging authors reading excerpts of their work, alternating with local artists displaying their visual art in a slideshow.  Authors and artists answer questions live-screen, which makes for a lively discussion. Co-chair Natalie Samuels Wheeler manages the tech side of our Zoom Webinar. The event is recorded and uploaded to social media. In this way the art still “embraces” the spoken word.

For more details, to apply as a Writer, Artist or sign up as an Audience Member, go to https://lamorindaarts.org/art-embraces-words. Click HERE to view a YouTube video from our November 15, 2020 program. Questions? Contact us at literary@lamorindaarts.org.

Many thanks to those who help make this program possible: our generous sponsor, the Lafayette Community Foundation; Lafayette City Council Member Cameron Burks; Andrea Firth and Janine deBoisblanc of Diablo Writers’ Workshop; Lamorinda Arts Alliance; California Writer’s Club, Mt. Diablo Branch; LAC PR Intern Mykaela King; and LAC Program Director Shelly Rose.

Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

Zoom