Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League!
Special Notice: The PAL October 21/22 Watercolor Workshop has been Cancelled
Stockton artist Clemmie King will share the rich history and evolution of Chinese Brush Painting, a venerable and ancient art form. She will display painting samples and the unique tools involved; at the end of her demo, two interactive “painting stations” will be set-up and all attendees will be invited to give it a try.
Chinese Brush Painting evolved during the Southern Sung Dynasty (960-1250 AD) during the advent of Zen Buddhism. Originally, it was a visual form of communication, not an aesthetic/artistic endeavor. In tea houses, Zen Buddhist Monks displayed their hand-painted symbolic imagery to exalt, exemplify, and teach the Characteristics of the “Perfect Gentlemen.” Compositional rules and imagery integrated ideals from Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism in an effort to unify Chinese cultures following a period of great political and philosophical turbulence. The “Four Chinese Gentleman” symbols which continue to thrive in the study of Chinese Ink Painting are the Bamboo, Orchid, Chrysanthemum and Plum.
Clemmie began studying Chinese Brush Painting from Library books, after being mesmerized with an Asian painting displayed in a Professional Building in Chicago in 1995. She studied with three Masters (from Korea Japan and China). She later received an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and has over the years won many awards for her artwork in many different media. Her art appears in many private and public collections across the US. She has taught Chinese Brush painting classes, workshops and private lessons for many years.
Regardless of location, all General Meetings of PAL & LAA are intended for members of both groups! Please take the short drive between Livermore and Pleasanton. The more the merrier!
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street
Cultural Arts Building
4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
PAL President’s Message for the Summer, 2017 from George Barbarino:
***************ARTISTS SCAM ALERT **********************
A number of Pleasanton Art League’s and Livermore Art Association members have received an email similar to the one that I have attached below. It is imperative that you ignore this email it is a SCAM! Note, that I have copied the SCAM as it was received, so if you receive it, look for the obvious errors in typing and text.
“I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search, I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you.”
(Four or five titles of your Art work are printed in this location, as they are shown on the PAL or LAA Website Galleries.)
“Let me know their various price and how much discounts are you going to give? I will be happy to have these selected artworks hung in our new home in Miami. As well, I want you to take out the shipping cost. I have been in touch with a shipping firm that will be shipping other house decoratives.
“We are traveling from our Seattle home to our new apartment as soon as Possible. On Paying for the artworks, I will be glad to pay you with a Money Order or Cashier ‘s check in US funds that can be easily cashed At your local bank, Please let me know on how to proceed for the Payment of the creative artworks.
“I will await your advise on how to proceed. Have a wonderful day.”
BE ADVISED; DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SCAM. YOU WILL LOSS MONEY AND ART!
The SCAM is an overpayment using a phony check for your art. The scammers request you send them back the money they overpaid you. This is how they make money!
And Here’s Another One: Anyone Else Get This?
Hello, I am inquiring about your artwork sale in your gallery, if you can ship internationally to Europe and accept Electronically Visa and Master Card Number/Expiry date/Cvv as payment. Let me know so that i can communicate with you on the artworks that interest me so that we can proceed and let me have your updated web link to your gallery. I will be looking forward to hear from you.
Sincerely Kalyna Supre