Creating Meaning

Open October 12 – November 13

Participants in Memorial Medical Center’s complementary art therapy classes, held at Mistlin Gallery, annually put on this show featuring their art, photography and poetry. The artists are cancer patients, survivors and caregivers who attend the classes as a way to work through the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Artists in the group range in experience from beginner to professional which gives the show a broad range of appeal. 

Plus a Special Retrospective: Brian Swander, 1951-2021

Renaissance man, Brian Swander, touched the artistic hearts of so many people in our community. It’s our pleasure to display a small selection of Brian’s works in the gallery through Nov. 13. Hear more about his life and art in this video produced by Warren Haack.

Brian Swander, A Life of Creative Imagination

Home for the Holiday’s – Member Show

Open November 16 – December 23

CCAA’s member artists are given this opportunity to show all kinds of works in every medium. Many are smaller in scale and perfect for the giving season. The gallery encourages folks to shop locally to support the areas small galleries which can offer unique pieces for every taste.

Member Entry Information due Nov. 6, artwork receiving Nov. 13:

Abstracts, Impressions and Fantasy – Member Show

Open January 4 – 29, 2022

You are challenged to celebrate the New Year by creating lively, imaginative works. Anything goes except stark realism. This applies to photography and 3D pieces as well. All media welcome! All works must be for sale.

This is a member-only show. Members may submit up to 5 pieces by Dec. 10 for $15 per entry. Works will be juried and judged for prizes. Works are accepted into the show as space allows. Artwork receiving is Tuesday, Dec. 28. There will be no specified categories. Prizes are as follows: 1st place $200, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50 and People’s Choice $50 (selected at Jan. 20 Art Walk). Honorable mentions will receive a ribbon.

To enter, visit Smarter Entry at:

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Saadi al Kaabi – Works

Open February 1-26

Internationally known Iraqi artist, Saadi al Kaabi, states “In my artwork, elements of form and symbols intertwine with earth colors, creating the balance among intellectual, rationalistic and physical values within a central core, which is the human being.”

Young@Art Annual Student Exhibition

Open March 1 – 26

Our annual showcase of work by students from pre-school to high school. Over 200 works are taken in, made by students from all parts of the county. Teachers, parents and other caregivers are welcome to enter their students’ work.

Art Quilts

Open March 29 – April 30

With the goal of establishing a place for art quilts in the world of contemporary art, California quilt artist Yvonne Porcella sent out 50 letters to artists and friends to rally them to her cause. Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) was launched in 1989 from Porcella’s initiative, rapidly growing to include hundreds of members across the country. This traveling show will feature quilts made by over 50 California quilt artists. Tiny quilts produced by local quilters will also be for sale during the show.

Mixed Media, Found Art and Repurposed Furniture

Open May 3 – 28

Show hosts Karen Kingsbury and Diane Sorensen are pros on re-purposing found objects and creating awesome works of art. This OPEN show invites artists to use their ingenuity to sustainably create in any media.

Plein Air with Chella, Rick and Vince
+ Landscapes Member Show

Open May 31 – June 25

Stay tuned for more information.

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