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.

Discourse of Silence, work by Saadi al Kaabi

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.”

Art by Saadi al Kaabi

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.

Entry information can be downloaded here:

Art Quilts 2

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. Find more information here: https://www.saqa.com/art/exhibitions/art-quilts-2-saqa-regional

Quilt by Jan Soules – “High Tide”

Tiny quilts produced by local quilters from Country Crossroads Quilter collective will also be for sale during the show.

Trash to Treasure: Found Object Art and Upcycled Furniture

Open May 3 – June 4

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. We’ll begin accepting entries on the SmarterEntry platform in February, 2022.

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

Open June 7 – July 9

Our main gallery will feature the works of regionally acclaimed plein air artists Chella, Rick Ingraham and Vince Walsh. Along with that, CCAA members are invited to enter works on a landscape/seascape/cityscape theme in any media.

Digital Art + Realism

Open July 12 – August 11

In realizing that many of our artist community now work digitally, we are planning to feature digitally produced art in a printed format. In addition, original paintings and sculpture in a realist tradition will fill the remainder of the gallery.

6th Annual Autumn Art Festival

Open August 18 to October 15

The AAF is the annual juried member show, featuring the best works of our CCAA community. Prizes are awarded in 5 categories of media.

Healing Arts Annual Exhibition

Open October 18 – November 19

The annual exhibition of works produced in Memorial Medical Center’s complementary therapy art, photography and writing classes.

6 x 6″ Miniatures and Holiday Show

Open November 22 – December 23

Our annual holiday member show will be changed up a little in 2022! We’re adding 6″x6″ small works submitted as sets by participating artists. Each artist will pick a theme, and submit up to 24 small pieces, displayed together, but sold individually.

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