Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League

PAL/LAA/DAC General Meeting

Monday, October 11, 7:30 pm
Cultural Arts Building, 4477 Black Avenue, Pleasanton

Guest Artist: Karen Barry

Karen Barry has been doing art and design for more than 30 years. While attending the Academy of Art University in the late 80s, she started designing packaging and promotional materials for a SF Bay Area micro brewer. That became a steady freelance gig while also working for consumer electronic companies; designing packaging, in-store displays, ads, and collateral.

About 10 years ago, Karen became interested in printmaking. She admired a Southern California printmaker’s work who exhibited at an art & wine festival in Palo Alto every year. Karen arranged some private instruction from him, and created a drypoint from one of her drawings. She was

hooked. Back up in the Bay Area, Karen enrolled in printmaking classes at Laney College in Oakland. She learned traditional etching techniques, stone lithography and linoleum block printing. For the past few years she’s focused on relief printing (linocuts and woodcuts).

Karen will talk about her inspiration and how she translates her drawings to the medium of linocut. She will discuss her work flow, tools and materials; inks and paper.


City Covid Restrictions – Zoom Simulcast

The October general meeting will be ‘in person’ at the Cultural Arts Building (7:30 to 9:00 pm). Masks are mandatory, and the door will remain open with the air conditioner running (City mandate under Covid restrictions). We are going to do our best to also provide the meeting via Zoom (live streaming) for those who can’t make it, or are uncomfortable meeting in person. If the internet connection isn’t strong enough, we may need to just record it so that people can watch it later.

Here is the information for attending the live streaming of the October meeting by Zoom.

Topic: PAL/LAA/DAC General Meeting, October 11
Time: Oct 11, 2021 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 815 5472 8223

Register for Members Show by October 22

Information and registration form HERE.

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