May 2015 Plein Air Sites

2015 May Plein Air – Meet at the site at 11 am.

For complete instructions on site location, regular participants will get a complete Plein Air schedule in their personal e-mail by the end of April. Contact Charlotte Britton If yours does not arrive.

May 7th – MILLER KNOX PARK, Pt Richmond thru the tunnel

May 11th – PROGRAM MEETING. Dale Laitinen at El Cerrito Community Center, 7:30pm; 7007 Moeser Lane.

May 14th –KIRSTON KOTHS’ GARDEN, End of Mira Vista St, El Cerrito

May 21st – THE VIEW FROM ROGER COURT, El Cerrito. Off Potrero between Julian & Navalier streets

May 28th – WESTBRAE AREA, Berkeley Intersection of Santa Fe, Gilman and Curtis streets.



Artist Getaway – Sourgrass on the Stanislaus River

Paint the Stanislaus River in Sourgrass, while on an Artist Getaway in Murphy’s CA. – June 7 – 12, 2015

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CCC Library’s summer reading group show – 6/26-8/28

For about the 4th year, ECAA will hold a group show on the CCC Library’s Summer Reading Theme.  This year it is “Read to the Rhythm”. Dates of the Exhibit are June 26-August 28.
Artwork is due June 26 at the El Cerrito Library 6510 Stockton Ave in  El Cerrito.
Entry form attached, but some details to be yet worked out.

Read to Rhythm

Dale Laitinen Talks About Achieving Depth in a Painting – May 11

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Dale Laitinen will give a talk about achieving depth in a painting at the monthly El Cerrito Art Association meeting at 7:00 pm on May 11 at the El Cerrito Community Center.

Big Sur, one of the most dramatic of all landscapes, will be his subject. The gut-sucking view looking down into the blue Pacific and its rugged surf will be the vantage point as if one were a condor soaring over the beaches. From construction lines to finished painting he will explain how to achieve depth in a painting. Dale Laitinen is a full-time painter who lives and maintains a studio in Mountain Ranch, California. He divides his time between the studio and his teaching workshops in the United States and abroad. Dale is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West, and has been published in many books and periodicals.

Most recently he is featured in March and April Artist’s Magazine. He has recently authored an art book of his work, “Blue Shadow Country”. His two art videos are “The Language of Landscape in Watercolor” and “Landscape Essentials”.

The May 11 meeting will be held in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. The evening begins at 7:00 pm with social time and a “mini art show” of members’ work. A brief business meeting is held at 7:30, followed by the speaker.

El Cerrito Art Association meetings are open to the public, and visitors and new members are always welcome. For further information about this program, contact Barbara Daniell at 510-277-6996 or For more information about the Association, see The Community Center is handicapped-accessible.

Mini Art Show Winners – April 13, 2015

Mt. Diablo

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First Place – Daniel Altman, Street In The Rain watercolor

Second Place – Joanne Uomini, Mt. Diablo acrylic

Third Place – Milada Pajaczkowski, Lunchtime Ink Drawing


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