August 8th ECAA Meeting – Father Arthur Poulin

4. Morning PrayerOur program for the August 8th meeting features local artist Father Arthur Poulin, a Camaldolese monk and priest who paints in acrylic. He will share his distinctive method (which begins with many layers of black gesso), through a short video and discussion of his contemplative process with several of his images. Inspired by the Impressionists, he has developed a unique style to reflect the beauty, harmony and unity of creation, which he celebrates and shares as valuable and necessary.

Father Poulin’s work is in many local and international collections, and was shown at the I. Wolk Gallery in St Helena from 2006 to 2012. He exhibits at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa, and also offers retreats and presentations on the spirituality of creativity and the creative process.

Father Poulin holds a Fine Arts degree from Loyola University. The art critic Sister Wendy Beckett states his work “is intense and strong, with a pure clear inner radiance that is a silent witness to [his]vocation”.

His work is widely published as cards, book covers, magazines and journals, some of which will be available the evening program.


August Plein Air Schedule

2016 August Plein Air Schedule
We meet at the site on Thursdays at 10 am.
Call Joanna Shafer 510-653-3600 or email
This month only: Charlotte Britton 510-914-8226 or
August 4 – ANNIE’S ANNUALS 740 Market Ave’ Richmond
Drive toward Sacramento on 1-80 and exit at San Pablo Dam Rd.  Turn left over the freeway and continue straight to San Pablo Ave.  You will see San Pablo Casino at the intersection.  Turn right.  Continue on San Pablo Ave to Church Lane.
OR take San Pablo Ave north fromBerkeley/El Cerrito past the Casino to Church Lane.
Turn left on Church Lane.  This street curves slightly and becomes Market Ave.  Continue on Market Ave. past two sets of light and past Rumrill.  The entrance to Annuals is on the left after the second set of traiin tracks.  You will see Annie’s sign and a large green fence.  Pull into their secure parking lot.
This location is just north of Marin Circle and above Arlington Blvd.  From Marin Circle, Turn onto Arlington and then  immediately veer to the right on Indian Rock Road. There is a nearby rock with Indian grinding holes as well.  Picnic tables above the site have a good view.
August 18 – ST ALBERT’S PRIORY – 5890 Birch Court, Rockridge area of Oakland.
Directions: From El Cerrito area, Arlington Ave. to Marin Circle, exit onto Marin, slight left onto Monterey Ave. , left onto the Alameda, stay on MLK jr. Way, left on Ashby, right on College, left on Birch Court. St. Albert’s on left. From Berkeley Ashby to College, left on Birch Court. Site selected by Joanna.
August 25 – LUCRETIA EDWARDS PARK, Pt Richmond
Location is a block east of Craneway Pavilion, at the end of Marina Way south.  Best route: Harbor Way South off 580 and east to Hall Ave. Turn toward the water on Marina Way.  You can also take MARINA BAY exit and follow Marina Bay Parkway to the waterfront.

Art Shows for Angela Hunkler

1)  Rockridge Cafe in Oakland thru 8/29 seven days a week,

2)  Riverfront Gallery in Petaluma Wed-Sun continuous showing of works(

July Mini Art Show winners

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Tonight’s topic was – Some Like it Hot!

First Place – Joanne Uomini, All is Well, watercolor

Second Place – Daniel Altman, California Hills, oil

Third Place – Sylvia Mori, Venician Festival, glass mosaic

Plein Air Artists showing at the El Cerrito Library

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Next at the El Cerrito Library is an exhibit by ECAA Plein Air artists, July 1 through August 18:

“On Location with the EC Art Association.”
The El Cerrito library is located at 6510 Stockton Avenue.  It is open Mon. & Tues. 12-8, Thurs. 10-6, Fri. 1-5, Sat. 10-5; closed Wed. and Sun.

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