During these chillier months (November - March) when we don't have plein air outings scheduled, we thought we'd offer up some plein air inspiration each month. For November, we have a few themed word prompts to inspire you: Fall Family Thankful We also have photos to share as visual prompts from Big Break Regional Park, where we will be exhibiting member work in January. Click here for details about our Call for Artists. Please email photos of your November masterpieces to u
Our friends at Visit Concord have announced an exciting plan to enhance and elevate the arts in Concord called Creative Concord CA. It's a month-long public arts programming initiative slated for June 2022 that will benefit our community both culturally and economically. Stay tuned for opportunities to join in the fun with CAA! Their primary goal is to establish ten contemporary murals that will lay the groundwork for distinguishing Concord as Contra Costa County's artistic c
Join fellow CAA members and guests at Concord Community Park on Cowell Road on Saturday, October 16th at 10am for our first in-person meeting since we last met at the Concord Library in March 2020. We'll be in the large picnic area under the trees - look for our banner. Bring art that you have created in the last 18 months to show at any of three mini-art tables: 2D Representational 2D Abstract 3D Any media or form…books, sculpture, glass, ceramics, assemblages Enjoy arty mak
Take your pick of prompts for perking up your creativity this fall. Our weekly ARTini Challenge continues with new autumnal words starting with the first week of October. Post your art for each theme on Facebook and/or Instagram and be sure to include the #CAAartini hashtag in your post so we can celebrate and share. Our Plein Air planning committee has developed Creative You, where they will share monthly prompts with photos for the chillier months ahead while we wait for pl
On a beautiful September day, we experienced the tranquility of the Borges Ranch for our plein air outing last month. After shaking off the dust from our boots and settling into our creative spots, lots of sketching, painting and photography happened. Enjoy our photos and creations from the day below. Join us for our last plein air outing for the year on Thursday, October 21st in downtown Clayton. Click here for a flyer with more information.