Bulletin Board

LAA & PAL Calendar Events

  • PAL Members Art Show – November 6 – December 18, 2021
  • TVAST (Tri Valley Artist Open Studios) – November 13 & 14

Vanessa Thomas of Dublin is the Award Recipient for the First District of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Vanessa is the Co-Founder of the Dublin Arts Collective. She is also an active supporter of many local organizations including the Pleasanton Art League, Livermore Art Association, Tri-Valley Artist Studio Tour, Tri-Valley Cultural Tourism Working Group, and Lapis Lazuli Art Club. Vanessa is a South African-born, mixed race, freelance journalist with a scientific and research background who has made Dublin her home since 2013. She views herself as a catalyst for connecting people. Her involvement in community-based projects began in her teenage years in South Africa and has continued ever since. Vanessa is also a writer and contributor to the Dublin Patch, a TEDx speaker, and the author of a children’s book. She is an exhibiting artist, published floral photographer, and the owner of an online floral photography site named Fables and Flora. Vanessa was nominated for Dublin Citizen of the Year in 2017 for Volunteer Work in the Arts and in 2019 she was the recipient of the Mayor’s Award for her volunteer contributions to the community with the Dublin Arts Collective. She writes about, supports and promotes the artists and art scene in Dublin and the Tri-Valley area.

Want to Know About Events Going on With Other Visual Arts Groups?

Check their websites:

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy Visual arts programming: Welcome Back & Thank You! – 15th Anniversary Salon Exhibition from September 25 to December 18. This celebratory, salon-style exhibition is a special event in recognition of the 15th Anniversary 2021-22 Season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. Over 40 invited artists are featured in this fun and unique presentation across the Grand Galleries. Gallery Talk with Feature Artists is Saturday, October 9, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.

Art Banners for Sale: The Art Guild of the Delta is offering original art banners (2′ x 4′) for sale as part of its annual Banner Up! Program. This sale begins September 19th and runs through October 19th. Banners for only $125 (plus sales tax and shipping, (if applicable). Suitable for indoor or outdoor use and should last for years. https://www.32auctions.com/BannerUp2021Sale. Contact Frank Littman at FrankLittmanArt@gmail.com.

Bothwell Arts Center Shows & Activities: Several Shows, Calls for Artists, etc. can be found at Bothwell Arts Center agiancola@lvpac.org.

Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreats

Darla Bostick’s 15th and 16th, (October 2021 and June 2022) http://www.darlabostick.com.

California Arts Advocates

We Put the Art in ReStArt: We cannot wait any longer, we must act now and urge the Newsom Administration and California Legislature to recognize the disproportionate impact to California’s Creative Industries due to the COVID Pandemic and the state mandated closures and to value the impact of the arts, culture and creative sector to power community engagement, social cohesion, wellness, healing, and state and local economies. In our many meetings with legislative offices, the majority have shared they are not hearing from the arts. We know it is hard to add advocacy to your already long list of priorities, but we will try to make it as simple as possible. For the complete newsletter and links so you an send a letter to the Governor, contact Julie Baker by email, julie@californiaartsadvocates.org.


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Other Links:

Bothwell Arts Center offers classes for all ages in visual art, music, dance, theater. 925 447-ARTS(2757) www.bothwell.lvpac.org

A.R.T. Inc., Adobe Art Center, 20395 San Miguel Ave., Castro Valley. Demonstrations are open to everyone and are free.

A.R.T. Inc. Also Sponsors Art Space: 2:00 to 4:00 pm, first and third Saturdays of the month 20395 San Miguel Ave., Castro Valley. Redwood Painting & Drawing Studio. $5 drop in fee, pay at the door. Information: Valerie Snart, vsnart@comcast.net.

ArtistGetaway.com has a rather extensive directory of not only their own painting trips, but places to paint, shows, etc. Check them out.