Call To Artists: 2014 ECAA Art Show & Sale

It’s time to enter the ECAA Annual Art Show and Sale, which will be Oct. 3, 4 and 5 at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. The non-juried show is open to ECAA members and non-members and invites entries in 12 categories including media ranging from painting to drawing to photography to 3-D art.

Entries due Saturday, Sept. 20.

ECAA Annual Show Entry Form (PDF)

Barbara Rockhold At Payn’s Stationery

Barbara Rockhold At Payn's

Don’t miss Barbara Rockhold’s show, Flora & Fauna, at Payn’s Stationery through Sept. 16.

August 2014 Sites For ECAA Plein Air Painters

The Outdoor Art Group will meet at the following sites in August 2014:

August 7 – Madera Rd, El Cerrito (Arlington Blvd to Madera Rd & down hill to
view from Madera Ct)

August 14 – Tilden Park Merry-go-Round (Follow signs off Central Park Dr.)

August 21 – Pt Molate (580 to last exit before Richmond Bridge & follow signs
to Pt Molate)

August 28 – View from Roger Ct, El Cerrito (North off Potrero – between Julian &
Navallier to end of street)

We meet on Thursdays at 11am at the site. 510-914-8226 for more information.

ECAA Plein Air Painters At El Cerrito City Hall Aug. 4 – Sept. 11

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ECAA’s Plein Air painters will be showing their work in the second-floor gallery at El Cerrito City Hall Aug. 4 – Sept. 11.

Exhibiting their local scenes will be: Myung Bae, Ikuko Boyland, Charlotte Britton, Helen Burke, Alan Chou, Sue Collins, Marie Cotter, Beverly Gilbert, Elizabeth Kavaler, Ling Liao, and Carol Sutton.

Come see the show.  City hall is open 9-6 Monday through Thursday and 9-4 every other Friday.

The Plein Air Painters paint around El Cerrito and surrounding areas every Thursday.  All painters, photographers, and sketchers are welcome. We have a varied group, with many techniques and a fresh look at the world!

‘Paws To Read’ Show At El Cerrito Library

"Summer Reading" by Diane Stavrum

“Summer Reading” by Diane Stavrum at El Cerrito Library

Thirteen members of El Cerrito Art Association took the opportunity to create works of art related to “Paws to Read” the summer reading program of Contra Contra County Library.

Works now on display on the walls are by Patricia Bergman, Ikuko Boyland, Charlotte Britton, Rich Fowler, Kathleen Glenn, Elizabeth Kavaler, Christine Mulder, Ann Patterson, Barbara Rockhold, Joanna Shafer, Diane Stavrum and Jean Witzke. During August, Nga Trinh will show her origami dogs as part of the art in the display case.

Both parts of this exhibit continue through August 29.

Currently in the display case are animal sketches by Marin County artist and landscape architect Lisa Guthrie.

El Cerrito Library is located at 6510 Stockton Ave in El Cerrito. The Library is open Mondays & Tuesdays 12-8, Thursdays 10-6, Fridays 1-5, Saturdays 10-5 (and is closed Wednesdays & Sundays).

July Mini Art Show Winners


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1st place   Beverly Gilbert   Pine Ridge Winery   Pen and Ink
2nd Place  Doris Mendel  Palm Tree Roots   Pen and Ink
3rd Place    Tie      D Nitecki  Long View  Pencil
                               Betsy Littell    “Skipper”   Ink

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