Karen Leoni Demonstrates Oil Painting

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Karen Leoni will demonstrate oil painting at the El Cerrito Art Association meeting at 7:00 pm on Sept.12 in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center.

Karen paints outside to capture the essence of landscape. Her demo will focus on “showing atmospheric perspective” while painting from a photo.

She works in both oil and pastel, believes the one enhances the other, and states, “Painting allows me to closely examine nature, and I now notice everyday things that otherwise would have passed me by. Time slows down when you paint or sketch. It’s magical.” Karen feels very fortunate to live in California surrounded by magnificent landscapes, yet also finds exploring new places a constant source of inspiration.

Her works are in galleries in California and New York, as well as corporate and private collections across the U.S. and Italy. In addition, she has received numerous awards in various juried events, plein air competitions, and exhibits.

Her art education includes the Academy of Art University Masters program in Fine Arts.


The Sept 12 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.


Lisa Yount collages at El Cerrito Library

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Lisa Yount will exhibit her collages at the El Cerrito library August 19 through October 14. There will be a reception at the library on Saturday, August 27th, from 2 to 4pm.  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.

THE SECRET ART OF LISA YOUNT. I’ve been cutting out pictures from magazines, calendars, and whatever other sources I could lay my hands on since I was about four years old. Not too many years after that, I started combining them and pasting the results into scrapbook pages. I’ve continued those activities in (I hope) a more sophisticated way in recent years, primarily for my own enjoyment. I’ve often displayed my digital collages, but I am showing these physical paste-ups here for the first time. I hope you enjoy them!
LISA YOUNT is a 72-year-old artist and writer. She has been interested in art since childhood and has been working as an artist for more than 20 years. Most of her work is in the form of collages created in Photoshop from combinations of photos (many of them her own), line art, fractals, vintage paintings and postcards, and other materials. To see samples of these art works, see her website, www.lionlight.com, or her Fine Art America page, http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/lisa-yount.html.

Revised Application Form for ECAA Art Show

This is a revised application form.  These rules govern our show.  Some prominent changes are:
1.You must be 18 years old to enter artwork.
2. All works, except sculpture and canvas frames deeper than 1 inch, must be framed.
3. Absolutely NO GLASS in any sized frame.
4. The Watercolor category has two subcategories.  Each member artist may only enter a total of three watercolors.  They may all be put into one of the subcategories. or divided between the two.  Be sure to include the correct notation for a subcategory on each work: 3-L for Landscape, and 3-O for Other Than Landscape.
5. Works painted in gouache are considered watercolor paintings.
6. In the Digital category, absolutely no media of any kind can be added to the final print of a entry in this category.

Oct 6-9 – Annual Art Show coming soon!

El Cerrito Art Association

announces its 2016 ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE OCT. 6-9

Non-juried Art Exhibit Open to Bay Area Artists

Friday, 7 to 9 pm Oct. 7 Opening & artists’ reception

Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm Oct. 8 Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm Oct. 9

Entry Form & Rules below (Deadline – September 24)

El Cerrito Community Center 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA

A Group that Supports Local Artists


August Mini Art Show Winners

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First Place – Ron Wolter

Second Place – Daniel Altman

Third Place – Marie Cotter


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