BART workshops for public art works


You are invited to join us at one of a series of workshops, to learn more about upcoming Call for Artists opportunities in BART stations.

BART is holding workshops for Bay Area artists in advance of issuing a call for artists for integration of permanent public works at 19th St Oakland, El Cerrito del Norte, and Powell St stations. Please register online as attendance is limited!

July 18, 3-5 PM: Root Division, San Francisco:

July 20, 6-8 PM: East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Richmond:

July 27, 6-8 PM: Omi Gallery, Impact Hub Oakland:

For more information go to
Or email Abby Thorne-Lyman at

If you need language assistance services, please call (510) 464-6752 at least 72 hours prior to the date of the event.
如需語言援助服務,請於活動日期之前至少 72 小時致電 (510) 464-6752。
Si necesita servicios para comunicarse en otro idioma, por favor llame al (510) 464-6752 al menos 72 horas antes de la fecha del evento.

BART Artist Workshops Brochure 20150710(1)

Clark Mitchell demonstrate Pastel Painting – August 10

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Clark Mitchell Demonstrates Making a Pastel Painting on Sanded Paper

Clark Mitchell will demonstrate making a pastel paining on sanded paper at the monthly El Cerrito Art Association meeting at 7:00 pm on August 10 at the El Cerrito Community Center. Rather than working on one piece from beginning to end, he’ll have examples of several stages in progress. After a review of materials and information on scene selection, composition and sketching, Clark will make an underpainting with wonderfully vibrant colors, working from one of his small plein air paintings. He will then touch on the later stages and cover questions to ask to decide if a painting is finished.


Clark G. Mitchell   PSA, M.P.; PSWC, D.P., Born 1951

Growing up in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies, Clark Mitchell very early discovered a love of the natural world. Given a set of fine old Schmincke pastels when quite young, he quickly embraced the medium.

He received a bachelor’s degree in art from Colorado College in the seventies and moved to San Francisco to continue his studies. Through personal exploration as well as work with various teachers, notably Albert Handell, Mitchell has developed the talent to create both tightly rendered scenes as well as looser, more abstract suggestions in both pastels and oils.

Over thirty years ago, Mitchell left San Francisco with his now-husband and moved north to the beautiful Sonoma County wine country. Yearly painting expeditions continue to provide challenge as well as inspiration.

Mitchell has won Best of Show awards at the Laguna Beach and Maui Plein Air Invitationals. His paintings have been on the cover of the Pastel Journal, Southwest Art, and American Artist magazines.

The August 10 meeting will be held in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. The evening begins at 7 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 The Community Center is handicapped-accessible.

Pam Fingado in Runes Revealed Exhibit thru August

Flyer attached with complete information:


Still space available in Laitinen workshop

With 2 days of Dale Laitinen workshops: Saturday, August 1 & Sunday August 2,
everyone who wanted to attend has a place and there are 1-2 openings yet available.
Attached is a copy of the flyer.


Mini Art Show winners – July

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The theme for the July meeting was, “Think Pink”. And the winners are:

First Place, Sylvia Mori – Manola In Pink, Mosaic

Second Place, Gail Morrison – Magenta Las  Vegas, Digital Collage

Third Place, Victor Guarello, 1961 Thunder Bird, Photograph



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