Gala Fundraiser scheduled for Friday, September 9

Our first Autumn Art Festival Gala Fundraiser will take place Friday, September 9, from 6 – 9 p.m. featuring a silent auction, fine food and local wine, along with the artist awards ceremony. The gala will be our primary fundraiser for the year, supporting all the programs of CCAA including its art exhibitions, operations and education programs. Tickets are $30, available online at

Juried Member’s-Only Show will run September 6 – October 21

The Autumn Art Festival exhibition is a CCAA members-only, juried art show that will run from September 6 – October 21. The artist entry deadline is August 20. Member artists may enter up to 5 works for $15 each. Accepted artists will receive one free ticket to the gala celebration. Categories will include: oil and acrylic, graphics and mixed media, pastel and watercolor, and 3 dimensional work. Over $1500 in prizes will be awarded. Click to download the prospectus..

Not a member? Join now for only $50 for the year. Membership makes you eligible to enter this show, as well as other member shows, and gives you a discount when you enter open shows at Mistlin Gallery.

Jurors for the Autumn Art Festival include Oakdale sculptor, Betty Saletta, artist and art teacher Galen Martin, and watercolor artist, Shirley Green.

Chief Estanislao, bronze, by Betty Saletta

Chief Estanislao, bronze, by Betty Saletta

One of the valley’s most recognizable talents, Betty Saletta has been creating sculpture in her Oakdale studio for more than 25 years. Her passion for the people and places of the Central Valley is clear in both her choice of subjects and the sensitivity in her depictions of them.

Galen Martin’s inspiration and love of the arts happened at age 7 during a ceramics class at her family’s art supply business, Artel Art Center. The time she spent at Artel continued to guide her artistic path as she created in ceramics and 3 dimensional mediums until college. She attended UC Santa Cruz where she studied photography, art history and psychology.

Iguana, watercolor by Shirley Green

Iguana, watercolor by Shirley Green

Shirley Green is a multimedia artist from the Bay area who now works and teaches predominantly in watercolor, but still shows her glass jewelry work through  the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California, of which she is an exhibiting member.  She is also a signature member of the Society of Western Artists and Sequoia Art group, and a member of the California Watercolor Society and the Santa Clara watercolor Society.

For additional information, contact us at the gallery by phone, 209-529-3369, email or visit the gallery at 1015 J Street, downtown Modesto.