2014 November Plein Air

2014 November Plein Air – Meet at the site at 11 am.

There is a site every Thursday, starting at 11am. 510-914-8226

November 6thVIEW OF WILDCAT CYN from BONITA RD. San Pablo. Turn onto San Pablo Dam Rd from 1-80 (north of El Cerrito) to the stoplight just beyond the carwash and turn 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!

November 13thVINEYARD ON CHURCH LN, San Pablo. Suggested by Ikuko

This is the end of the season and the vines should be turning golden. Take San Pablo Ave north from El Cerrito to Church Lane and turn right (just before La Strada restaurant) about 2 blocks. Turn right again and take the first entrance into St Joseph’s cemetery. Park at the bottom of the hill near the office. Look up for the view of the hills behind the vineyard.

November 20thCREST AVE, Pt Richmond. (East Richmond Ave, then south on Washington Ave to top of the hill.) Site requested by Sue Collins

From El Cerrito, take Cutting Blvd or 580 from Berkeley to downtown Point Richmond. (turn right to avoid going thru tunnel) and if you are now on E Richmond Avenue, follow it.  Turn south (left) at the first street that looks like it will go a distance (Washington Ave.).  When you reach the crest of the hill you are at Crest Avenue.   Turn left and drive to the end of the road.  Google maps would be a big help.


December & January are the months when we HOPE it will rain so much that we are not able to go outdoors! Last year the weather was lovely & sunny. Once again, we will schedule Blake Gardens for these two months. Go when your Holiday schedule permits.

Nov. 10 ECAA Meeting: ‘Snack’ Potluck, Social, Critique


Please come and share a dish. Finger foods only, please
We need :
* main dish finger food
* veggies
* fruit
* dessert
* beverages of your choice

We’ll also vote in the 2014 ECAA officers. (Nominees listed below.)

A group critique led by past presidents Jean Witzke & Charlotte Britton will also be part of the program. Bring an unfinished piece or one that is giving you trouble for comments from your peers.


The meeting will be held in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. The evening begins at 7 p.m.

Daniel Altman At El Cerrito Community Center

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ECAA member Daniel Altman is showing his paintings at the El Cerrito Community Center in November and December.

Daniel says he is an architect by profession and an artist by passion.

“For me, painting is color,” he says. “Color is the important element of my painting. I use real colors and imaginary colors.”

Daniel’s favorite subjects are seascape, landscape and urban scape. For his Community Center exhibit, he will be showing his seascapes.

“I love the water and how the  elements surrounding or adjacent to it reflect in the water different colors, and how the water colors the elements on it and around it.”

Stop by and see Daniel’s work during regular business hours at the community center, 7007 Moeser Lane.

Library Shows Through 2014

The ECAA shows at the El Cerrito Library through the rest of 2014 will be:

First Place Winners from the 2014 Annual Exhibit thru November 14.

The artists are: Laura Hagar, Angela Hunkler, Christine Mulder, Claudia Randal & Linda Schweitzer: Painting Evrim Ozerim: Drawing Rich Fowler: Printmaking Doug Donaldson: Digital Art Karen Scroggs & Rosanne Smith: Photography Barbara Rockhold: Special Category 10″x10″

Mini Art Show Winners November 14 thru end of the year.

22 Artists participating: Daniel Altman, Robert Amrhein, Tom Bottomly, Ikuko Boyland, Barbara Daniell, Alyss Dorese, Beverly Gilbert, Marcia Gough, June Hunt, Lois Jones, Len Kamp, Vera Lis, Betsy Littell, Doris Mendell, Julia Montrond, Christine Mulder, Danute Nitecki, BarbaraRockhold, Karen Scroggs, Shay Stevens, Joanne Uomini

Ling-Te Liao and Sue Collins showing at Mira Vista Country Club

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Invitational Art Exhibit

October 2014 – February 2015

With this fourth show we celebrate a full year of art in the hallway! Our General Manager’s office at the helm downstairs allows Ron to hear the wonderful appreciation and interest from members, guests, and visitors as they comment on the continued variety and display of art work.

This current rotation exhibits work by Mira Vista member watercolorist Diana J. Cohen, with an expansive collection of vibrant color and subjects (Diana Cohen’s website: djcwatercolors.com).  Prize winning entries and other work of our featured guests are on display by El Cerrito Art Association members Sue Collins and Ling-Te Liao, who were each awarded one of Mira Vista Golf and Country Club’s Merchant Awards at the recent 38th Annual Show in October. Sue Collins has recently added digital art to her talents and continues to work in oil, each medium represented here. Ling Liao returns with a set of six new watercolors, some of his smaller work!

Mira Vista is also honored to display two paintings by the late El Cerrito resident and artist Kenneth Siqueira, with a welcoming view of Mt. Tamalpais in the foyer adjacent to an impressive Buildings Below San Simeon. These were recently donated by collector William E. Johnston to benefit Friends of El Cerrito Library. Prior Artway exhibitor and one of last year’s prize winners, Charlotte Britton recalls him painting at Lake Tahoe and exclaiming, “I’m so happy!.”

By popular request, two of Larry Hatfield’s 36 Views of Mt. Tamalpais, his tribute to Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, will remain on display in the Hunter Grill Lounge.

Continued thanks for the opportunity to add another dimension to Mira Vista Golf and Country Club with this fourth exhibition.

Stan Osher and Eileen Libby


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