Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Creating Art with Your iPAD or Tablet

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Hey everyone. Pat Calabro will be teaching a cool class here at the aRt Cottage next Tuesday, April 15, from 7 to 10 pm. She will be demonstrating the techniques used to paint or draw on the iPAD and answer any questions you may have.

Call 925-956-3342 to reserve your space in the class. There is a limit of 10 students so call as soon as possible to reserve your space. This should be a very fun and interesting event.


Saturday, March 29, 2014


The April Exhibit at aRt Cottage features a group of artists known as the CC14.  This group gathers to exhibit at local galleries and support each other through critique, education and camaraderie.   It was formed 12 years ago by art students at Diablo Valley College, after taking many classes together over a long period of time. These adult students became friends with a common interest, and formed this group with the goal of helping each other advance their art to a professional level.  While the group still calls itself CC14, there are now more than 30 members.  Members  volunteer to coordinate exhibits and host monthly critique meetings.  

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CC14 artists have created an excellent body of work that they wish to share. This show at the aRt Cottage is a prime opportunity for people to see the professional work that these artists have created. Please visit the Cottage and let us know what you think.

We will be hosting an Artist's Reception on Saturday, April 5th from 2 to 5 pm. This would be an excellent opportunity to visit, enjoy the artwork and talk to the artists themselves. We hope to see you there!

Scattered - Joan McCarthy

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mark Jezierny and Students Show and Reception

Once again the aRt Cottage has invited noted local artist, Mark Jezierny and his talented group of students, to exhibit their work. Last year's show was wonderful and this year's show continues the tradition. Mark is exhibiting some of his large vibrant works that are not to be missed. The other artists offer an amazing variety of stylistic variations. The central theme, however, appears to be a celebration of color.

This Saturday, March 8th, from 2 to 5 pm we will be hosting an Opening Reception. Please come by and help us celebrate the fine art and artists. We will have food, beverage and lots of enjoyable company. Don't miss it!

aRt Cottage
2238 Mt. Diablo Street
Concord, CA 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Glover Group Opening is Stunning

Our current show at the aRt Cottage is a collection of plein air paintings by the Glover Group. The collection presents some of the freshest and most vibrant work yet presented at the Cottage. Even though all of the works were all painted en plein air, the wide variety of styles and approaches is astonishing.

Please come by and see this latest show and catch a breath of plein air! The show runs through February 28th.
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Lamorinda Arts Alliance Group Show

The aRt Cottage is delighted to ring in 2014 with a group show by the Lamorinda Arts Alliance. This extremely talented group of artists has been a mainstay of the local art scene since its founding in 1994. They will be bringing their collected art works to the aRt Cottage beginning January 6th continuing through January 31st.

On January 11 we will be hosting an opening Reception from 2 to 5 pm. Please join us for some food and fun and to enjoy the magnificent art.


Thursday, November 21, 2013


Don't miss our wonderful Holiday Arts and Crafts Show! Last Saturday was our opening and we had a magnificent turnout. However, we still have lots of beautifully handcrafted works on display. Stop by to shop, browse or just visit. You are guaranteed to have a good time.

The show will run through December 27th so there is plenty of time. But don't wait too long.

Happy Thanksgiving!