Firehouse Arts Center:
Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall)
Jennifer Huber, will show her work on the PAL Wall upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center from February 20 until March 26. Jen paints acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media paintings as well as ink drawings from life and from her head. Educated in Fine Arts at University of California, Santa Cruz, her work originally slanted toward the classical. Influenced by raising three sons and her love of aquatics, her paintings and illustrations have evolved to waterscapes featuring creatures and characters from life, mythology, and fantasy. A former lifeguard, avid kayaker, swimmer, and in a family of sailors, she captures life in and around water, taking special note of light and textures. Check out Jen’s art at her website: jenhuberette.wordpress.com
George Garbarino past PAL President, will be showing his work on the PAL Wall, upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center from March 27 to April 27. George will be exhibiting his photography including some of his recent altered photos. These use antique filters and imply added color to black & white photos with colored pencils, pastels and the Marshall System. George is an award-winning artist in Watercolors, Colored Pencil, and Pastels.
George majored in studio art at the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California; where he studied drawing with Bay Area artist, Roy De Forest. He also studied at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. George received his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts/Art History and his Teaching Credential from California University East Bay. He studied painting with Pop Artists Mel Ramos, and Corbin Lapell; ceramics with Clayton Bailey; and sculpture with James Black.
Fragments, Edges, & Ambiguities, March 1 to April 6, 2019
Opening Reception Thursday, February 28, 7-9pm. Five artists have come together to show a collection of work that are understated in their beauty, line, and palette, celebrating both the imperfection and surprise of nature and man made form, and roaming the boundaries between abstract and realism. Featuring Taryn Curiel, Dan Lythcott-Haims, Jane Peterman, Yucali Seki, and Cindy Stokes. Exhibition Related Children’s Program: YOUNG@ART on Thursday, March 28, 4:30-5:45 pm. For more details visit our Gallery Program page. COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR Speaker Series: “In Manet’s Footsteps: A Century of Fragments” on March 12, 3pm. Preregistration required, more information on our Gallery Program Page
Fresh Works IX, April 27 through June 1
At the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton. Artists reception will be Saturday, April 27, 1:00 to 3:00. Virginia Tominia, Senior Art Consultant at Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors, is the juror this year. 925 931- 4849. www.firehousearts.org/gallery/call-for-art.
Firehouse Art Center, Harrington Gallery Shows above. When a show is in the Gallery, the hours are Wednesday–Friday 12:00 to 5:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 to 3:00 pm. Lobby Hours at the Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, are Wednesday-Friday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 925 931-4850, www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse is at 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.
Pleasanton Art League’s
Alviso Adobe Spring Show
Open to the Public
Friday-Sunday, March 1, 2, 3 from 10:00 to 4:00
Artist’s Reception Sunday, March 3 from 2:00 to 4:00
Pleasanton’s Alviso Adobe Community Park 3465 Old Foothill Road
This fully restored interpretative park reveals the history of the Amador Valley, offering a rare glimpse of times past, from its Native American beginnings to the days of the Spanish ranchos. The restored milking building of the former popular Meadowlark Dairy is our Art Gallery for the Weekend!
A Winter’s Tale is at the Bankhead Theater from January 10 to March 5. The reception is on January 12 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The Gallery is open Monday-Wednesday from noon to 4:00 and on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 unless there is a performance. www.lvpac.org
Meghana Mitragotri has three pieces accepted into A Winter’s Tale.
Celebrate Women, 2019: Photographic Art Competition with Awards, displayed for the month of March at the Livermore Library Gallery. Photo by Rudie Byrd, Las Positas Student. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wearable Art! March 5 through April 20. Distinctive artisan-made clothing, jewelry and accessories will hang on the walls of the Bankhead Theater Gallery. Closing Reception will culminate in a Runway Walk on April 20. bothwell.lvpac.org
Linda Hopwood will be showing her paintings at Panama Bay Coffee Co. from Feb. 15 to May 15. See Linda’s Member Profile HERE.
Barbara Stanton – “Smaller Than Life”, art exhibit from February 1st to March 17th at Arata Art Gallery, 637 1st Street, Benicia. The show will feature a combination of Barbara Stanton’s miniature oil paintings and life drawing figurative work. Gallery hours: Thursday to Saturday, 11:00 to 5:00. 510 432- 5167. www.aratafineartgallery.com.
A.R.T. Members Exhibition, January 26– March 9, Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley. Exhibit Open Thursday-Saturday, 11:00 to 3:00. 510 881- 6735 www.HaywardRec.org.
Tracy Art League’s Expressions Show: The reception will be Friday, March 15, 6:00 to 8:00 and the show will be open to the public March 16 to March 22. www.tracy- artleague.org/expressions-art-show.
Usha Shukla, PAL Circuit Chair, had two of her artwork images selected for San Francisco Women Artists’ Art Banner Competition. The winning artworks will be digitally enlarged, transferred onto vinyl banners and installed on lampposts in the Inner Sunset in San Francisco for everyone to enjoy for a year.
LAA Gallery, Upstairs, Carnegie Building, 2155-3rd Street, Livermore.
Barb Johnson is the Special Guest Artist at the LAA Gallery through the end of March; Stop by to see her huge sunflower!
Barb’s Statement: “I have been a potter for over 40 years. I chose clay because of the endless formations and incredible intensifying colors that can be created through the many combinations of glazes and firings. I work with three different clays; earthenware, and two high fire porcelains. Within the past three years I have expanded to mosaics using many of my handmade pieces as well as stained glass. I take much of my inspiration from nature and have incorporated the use of leaves from my garden, including grape, fig, passion vine, lotus, ivy, etc. I am not a production potter; each piece of pottery is individually created, one-of-a-kind and never exactly duplicated. All of the glazes I use are food safe and are durable enough to be used inside or out as mini ponds with water or simply for display.” www.chrysalispottery.com
LAA Artists of Month – March 2019
Nancy Hoover: “I’m a silversmith who likes to create unusual, yet bal- anced pieces of wearable art. I often incorporate beautiful precious or semi-preciousgemstones to add color to the designs”
Amy Greenberg: “I paint using vibrant colors to create a whimsical feel. I am inspired by nature’s vastness to the simplicity of common household objects. The colors around me serve as a guide to my artwork.