Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It's Up and Running

                             IT'S UP AND LOOKING BEAUTIFUL.  COME CHECK IT OUT.
image by Pam McCauey

This unique show will be up for the entire month of May! 
aRt Cottage is open 11-5 Tues - Fri
and Sat. from 1-5
Very few galleries show the figure painted in the nude or partial nude.  Why is this?  Artists consider the figure a  human landscape and enjoy portraying the beauty of it. Please feel free to come by and ask any questions you may have and express your opinions on what we are showing and what we offer.





Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gary Bergren and Students ride in to aRt Cottage for April




Gary Bergren and Students Exhibit Now On...
April 2016 is dedicated to Gary Bergren and his Martinez Students.  aRt Cottage will host a meet 
and greet the artists on Saturday, April 9th from 1 - 5.  There will be live music, some entertainment,
 good food, and wine (other non alcoholic drinks).  AS ALWAYS - this is a free event and the public 
is invited.  Whether it is your first time at aRt Cottage or your a regular; you won't want to miss this
 show.  There are more than 75 pieces to feast your eyes on.  
SEE YOU APRIL 9TH FOR THE ARTIST RECEPTION 1-5





Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tim Aguino is the current artist showing at aRt Cottage.  Tim comes from the Hopi and Tewa tribe.  His unique Touch of Native American Art will be on exhibit until the end of February. If you missed the reception on February 6th - No worries.  Tim will be having meet and greet the artist sessions on Saturday, February 13th and Saturday, February 20th from 1 to 5.  You won't want to miss his exciting exhibit!

Tim Aguino's style is his own.
It is cheerful, full of meaning, and tells a story.  Just ask Tim
on one of the Saturdays of his meet and greet session mentioned above.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Healing with heART - a Mario Scharmer Exhibit

January is starting out with a wonderful abstract exhibit, featuring one of a kind art by Mario Scharmer. Mario paints on a regular basis and exhibits at many venues in the bay area.  Most of his work is on recycled material, canvas as well as board.  With use of Gatorade bottles, brushes, and palette knives, Mario has produced many colorful, personal abstracts.  He is healing himself and sharing his art with many communities.  Mario has overcome many hardships from a serious car accident which left him with brain injuries.  He has always wanted to paint and now has found a way to help heal himself.

HEALING WITH HEART is the name of the Exhibit featuring Mario Scharmer
Reception for the artist will be January 23 from 2-5 - PUBLIC WELCOME - FREE EVENT
Refreshments, Music, and lovely art.  If you have not met Mario or seen his work ... this is the month!
Where:  aRt Cottage  2238 Mt. Diablo St. Concord
When:   all month  - January 2016
Reception to meet the artist - Sat. January 23 from 2-5
Why:   Because Mario is a really cool guy and loves everyone!  You will want to support him.
How:  By purchasing a piece of original art for your home.  Everyone should have at least one.


Friday, December 25, 2015

New Year - New Exhibits - New Classes


Einstein (the elf) has had a busy season since Halloween.  He and Keiko (see Santa below) have had costumes fashioned for them by the Wacky Wednesday students.  Design and costume making was planned and executed by 2 very talented young girls.  New classes will be planned in our emergent curriculum program for 2016.  These classes are thought up by the students and then, with mentoring, the final project comes to completion.  If you are interested in making art please check out our Class Page and contact aRt Cottage.  If you would like to exhibit your work or know artists who would like to hang in the gallery, please contact aRt Cottage at 925 956-3342








Friday, October 23, 2015

All about Gift Giving for December

aRt Cottage is growing in students and wants you to know how much fun we have.  Go to the classes page and put in your interests.  A class can be arranged according to your schedule.  You pay as you go - only $15 per each one hour session.  All materials are supplied.  Together we can make beautiful art and have fun.
Encaustic (melted wax)

Sewing; a bandana for Keiko

 Ceramics - real clay

 Acrylic painting

Saturday, August 22, 2015

TWIN BROTHERS OF DIFFERENT MOTHERS an exhibition of the art of spirit

The Current Show at aRt Cottage is
TWIN BROTHERS OF DIFFERENT MOTHERS

                                                                                   Mustang by Martin Biro
                           Pueblo Pottery by Jerry Dunbar

show is NOW OPEN through Sept. 2015
ARTIST RECEPTION 
SEPT. 12  5-8  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC