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.

July 11 ECAA Meeting – Betty Friedman

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Our program for July 11th features local artist Betty Friedman, Professor of Art and Chair of the art department at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. She will show images and talk about the creativity and beauty of handmade paper and intaglio printmaking from inspiration through the studio process to the final product.  Her large prints merge the skills and demands of both printmaking and papermaking into a difficult and physically-challenging, yet rewarding, interaction.

She begins each summer by making paper, with the ritual of beating pulp, adding pigments to vats and couching sheets to dry outside. Besides stimulating her creative energy, it provides the raw material for the coming year of printing.

Her work is in both local and corporate collections as well as The Oakland Museum of California and Notre Dame de Namur University .


The meeting will be held in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. The evening begins at 7:00 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.


July Plein Air Schedule

Beginning with this month Plein Air will meet 10:00 – 12:00 a.m.


The location is off Potrero Ave, between Julian & Navallier streets. Turn north onto Roger Ct. which goes steeply uphill ending in a cul de sac. One side is the hillside with trees, the other a sweeping view of EC, Brooks & Angel islands and the Golden Gate. If it is not foggy, San Francisco should be center stage. It needs good visibility for the view, but is out of the wind and has a little shade later in the day from the hillside & trees. Park diagonally on the north side.



The 2100 block of Ward St. in Berkeley, between Fulton & Shattuck, has a number of interesting large (corner of Ward & Fulton) and small Victorians including #2156 Ward. You can sit in the shade on the south side of Ward and paint sunlit houses across the street. This is the area behind UC Storage building & Kirala restaurant on the east side of Shattuck. It is 4 blocks north of Ashby where Adeline & Shattuck come together. From MLK way in Berkeley, I would take Dwight Way east to Fulton and turn south.

Enter Tilden from the intersection of Spruce/Grizzly Peak Blvd onto Wildcat Canyon Rd. Follow this to the the point that Shasta Rd enters Tilden. The Brazil Bldg is on your left, parking lot entrance is just beyond the junction. Views include the hills and Tilden Botanical Garden just beyond. You can also enter Tilden by the Shasta Rd entrance from Grizzly Peak Blvd.

July 28 – CROCKETT
Hwy 80 toward Sacramento, past Hwy 4 to exit 27 toward Crockett/Pomona St. Pomona is the main street, turn toward the water on 2nd St one block to Ceres. We meet at Bella Galleria Di Val-
ona 1225 Ceres Street.

Frames and mats for sale

Dale Mead has frames and mats for sale to members. Please contact him at (510)232-5142 or e-mail at dfmead@comcast.net.


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