Jack Anderson showing at El Cerrito Library February 27-March 27

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Jack Anderson will be the exhibiting artist at El Cerrito Library 6510 Stockton Avenue,

February 27 through March 27.
A retired architect, Jack is still an active watercolor painter. His strongly designed works are primarily landscapes done in the past on location, now mostly in the studio. He and is a signature member of CWA (California Watercolor Association)
and has exhibited nationally and in juried and invitational exhibits throughout California. Jack also shows his work at Solano Grill in Albany (near the Albany Theater on lower Solano Avenue). He has been a program demonstrator at El Cerrito Art Association meetings and a juror in our Annual Exhibits. Along with his wife, also an artist, he lives in a house he designed in El Cerrito overlooking San Francisco Bay.

March Plein Air Sites

2015 March Plein Air – Meet at the site.

We meet every Thursday, at 11am.

You can call 510-914-8226 (Charlotte’s cel phone) for more info. or go to brittonanderson@sbcglobal.net

March 5th- WARD STREET VICTORIANS, Berkeley – Suggested by Ikuko

The 2100 block of Ward St. in Berkeley, between Fulton & Shattuck, has a number of interesting large (corner of Ward & Fulton) and small Victorians including #2156 Ward. You can sit in the shade on the south side of Ward and paint sunlit houses across the street. This is the area behind UC Storage building & Kirala restaurant on the east side of Shattuck. It is 4 blocks north of Ashby where Adeline & Shattuck come together. From MLK way in Berkeley, I would take Dwight Way east to Fulton and turn south.

March 9th – PROGRAM MEETING EC Community Center 7007 Moeser Ln 7:30 pm. Edmund Zimmerman takes us to Italy for an art tour of Umbria!

March 12th – BONITA RD OVERLOOK, San Pablo (requested by Marie Cotter)

Turn onto San Pablo Dam Rd from 1-80 (north of El Cerrito) to the stoplight just beyond the carwash and go uphill to the right onto Morrow Drive. Turn left onto Hillcrest and drive past several other streets to Bonita Rd. Turn right on Bonita and go almost to the end. Take the last left turn and go to the end of the street. Plenty of parking and a sidewalk where we can sit! Maybe there has been enough rain to turn the hills green.

March 19th –TUNNEL & STAIRS on Sutter (continuation of Henry St) & El Dorado Sts. Berkeley – Carol Ginsberg request

Carol says she goes often to the little grassy area just before the tunnel to the top of Solano Ave. You can also see the stairs which go to Arlington Circle above. There is a somewhat vacant commercial area on El Dorado otherwise the area is residential with gardens. Take Hopkins St east to the light at Sutter, turn left and left again immediately onto El Dorado. Alternately you can go thru the tunnel from Solano Ave and turn left on El Dorado or take Shattuck onto Henry which becomes Sutter. Turn left on El Dorado.

March 26th – JAPANESE GARDEN at 7309 Cutting Blvd El Cerrito- Suggested by Ikuko

We first visited Cindy Chow’s award winning garden in 2010! It has since had time to mature and is very paintable indeed! I was welcomed enthusiastically when I stopped by to ask if we can come paint again. Take Arlington Blvd to the intersection of Cutting (or go up Hill St from San Pablo onto Cutting behind the El Cerrito del Norte BART station.) The garden is on the north side of the street above Arlington.

Dale Mead leads trip to Alameda February 21

Mail AttachmentDale Mead is leading a field trip Saturday, February 21, of the Berkeley Camera Club to photograph Victorian houses in Alameda. Dale is inviting ECAA members to join. Whether you are a photographer or an artist who takes photographs for inspiration, this tour should prove a visually rich afternoon. Alameda claims the best selection of Victorian houses in the East Bay, and every September the Alameda Museum organizes tours of selected homes, including interiors hosted by their owners. The tour will focus on exteriors of homes personally recommended by long-time museum docent Ron Ucovich for their physical beauty.

Participants will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Alameda Museum, 2234 Alameda Ave., when it opens and look around this remarkable museum. Then will go to one of five streets Mr. Ucovich has graciously suggested. The style is to scatter at a given location for 15-30 minutes, then move together to another venue. We will shoot until roughly 5 p.m., then have dinner together.

To sign up, please email Dale Mead at dfmead@comcast.net. Make sure you have “field trip” in the subject. If you have questions, feel free to call Dale at 510-232-5142. Last-minute attendees are welcome; simply show up at the museum. Dale typically sends a final detail email a couple days before to those on the sign-up list including inviting attendees to carpool.

Edmund Zimmerman Talks Artistic Treasures at March Meeting – March 9

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Edmund Zimmerman Talks About Artistic Treasures of Umbria at the El Cerrito Art Association March Meeting Edmund Zimmerman will show slides and talk about the artistic treasures of Umbria at the monthly El Cerrito Art Association meeting at 7:00 pm on March 9 at the El Cerrito Community Center.

Edmund Zimmerman is the Director and writer in residence at the La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy.  He majored in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, studying with Michael Palmer and Mark Linenthal.  He worked as a lyricist, vocalist, and musician in San Francisco before moving to Rome Italy, where he spent a year touring as an actor with the Opera Theater of Rome in Verdi’s La Traviata.  His interests have always revolved around the creative arts…in ten years in Rome he worked as a performer, producer, musician, curator, and promoter and founded the ongoing multi-ethnic concert series “Roma Encontra il Mundo” for the city of Rome.  A book of his poetry was published in 2009 featuring illustrations by Enza Quargnali, (the founder of the La Romita School).

The title of his talk is “Central Italian Campanilisti: Culture Between the Bell Towers.” Campanilisti are people whose world view is centered on the ancient cities and villages in which they live – as far as they can see from their local bell towers.  Edmund will show slides and talk about the artistic treasures found in some better known, but mostly lesser known, locations in Umbria, focusing on artists who visited Umbria and left their marks – and innovations – and on the home-grown artists of the Umbrian school.

The March 9 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 bdaniell1943@gmail.com. For more information about the Association, see http://www.elcerritoart.org. The Community Center is handicapped-accessible


February 2015 Mini Art Show

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Open Theme winners:

First Place – Linda Schweitzer – Light on Water, oil

Second Place – Marcia Gough – The Bay, mixed media

Third Place – Marie Cotter – Reflection, pastel


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