Creative ReUse Crafting with the ACC on July 4th

Upcycled envelopes

Upcycled envelopes using old maps

Join the El Cerrito Arts & Culture Commission at its booth on Pomona Ave (right next to the El Cerrito Art Association booth). This year we’re featuring a variety of hands-on make-and-take projects using fabric, ephemera, un-usable books, and other fun stuff gathered from the El Cerrito Recycling Center Exchange Zone.

Stop by to make stickers, magnets, bookmarks, collage masterpieces, and unique mail art. Learn how easy it is to make upcycled envelopes at home using old magazines, calendars, maps, and discarded books. Declare your independence from buying new art supplies – learn how to give new life to materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill or recycled! And beside saving money, creative reuse is great for the environment. All projects are appropriate for children and adults.
Any questions? Email me at And click here to see more details at my blog post.

“Read to the Rhythm” – El Cerrito Library Group Exhibition

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Paintings, collages, and mosaics by eleven ECAA artists illustrate the theme for the library’s summer reading program:  “Read to the Rhythm.”
Work will be on display from June 26 through August 28.
There will be a reception on Saturday, July 11, from 2 to 4pm in the El Cerrito Library at 6510 Stockton Avenue. Come see the exhibit and enjoy some refreshments.

Karen Scroggs @ Payn’s through July 14

Karen Scroggs

Karen Scroggs










Karen Scroggs currently exhibiting at Payn’s until July 14.

What’s happening at the DMV?

Beginning July 15 the new show at the DMV will be “Doorways”.  In this
show a delightful array of doorways suggest the many worlds we enter
when we go through front doors, garden gates, and walk down a city
streets, to name a few.  Photographs, watercolors, acrylics and
prints are featured.  Member artists Barbara Brendlinger,  Doug
Donaldson, Rich Fowler, Kathleen Glenn, Linda Kohn, Julia Montrond,
and Stan Osher are participating.  Images of their work will appear in
next month’s Palette and on the web after the show opens.
Are you interested in participating in upcoming shows at this venue?
The show that hangs November 11 through March 16, 2016 has the theme
“Global Connections” and will celebrate the diversity of cultures,
people, celebrations, clothing, architecture, daily life, villages,
etc. our artists are inspired by, and capture, in their works as they
travel the country and world
The theme of show that runs from March 16, 2016 through July 13 is
“People in Art.”

Member artists interested in displaying their works in either of the
next two shows should contact Jenny White at

Plein-Air Group 3rd On-Line Show

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Enjoy the recent Winter and Spring work of the Plein Air group. The group goes out painting every Thursday morning and the schedule is posted under the Plein Air Tab. Come join them!


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