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

                                                                                   Mustang by Martin Biro
                           Pueblo Pottery by Jerry Dunbar

show is NOW OPEN through Sept. 2015

aRt Cottage has sooooo much to offer.  Check out our classes page and let us know what your interests are.  A class can be arranged according to your available time.  We have private and semi private classes for children ranging in age from 5 to 95!!!  Come check it out and join the fun.
watercolors from a spray bottle...
If this doesn't catch your fancy scroll down to see more.

Ceramics is fun too!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


The aRt Cottage is pleased to announce our July show. For the second year we will be hosting the Artist Getaway. Artist Getaway is an adventure for artists who want to have an art trip without instruction.  This group paints in the Sierra foothills, redwood forest and at the beach.  These painting vacations are for artists of all mediums and abilities.  They are free to paint their way, their style, in a relaxing setting with artists on vacation.  For more information visit their website at www.artistgetaway.com.

The 2nd Annual Artist Getaway Show will be at aRt Cottage from July 1st to the 31st.  The Reception is July 9th from 6-9pm.  There will be music, refreshments, wine and wonderful art.  A People's Choice award will be presented at 8:30, so please come early to vote.

-Vincent Van Gogh

Best Wishes,