Livermore Art Association

Studio space available at the Bothwell, after July. 8 x 8. Call 925.447.2787 for information.

Art Under the Oaks, no longer a LAA event, is July 21-22 at Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore: contact Cyndee Carvalho or Pam Johansen at the nursery: 925 447-0280 or e-mail

New LAA Photography Show coming in the Fall. 

The Livermore Arts Association will be sponsoring a Photography Show at the well-attended Bankhead Theater from November 6, 2018 - January 8, 2019.  Lisa and Ron Rigge are the Chairpersons of the show, so if you have questions about anything in regards to the show, please contact them at (Lisa) and (Ron). 

The show dates are as follows: 

November 6, 2018   The show will be hung and judged
November 10, 2018 Reception 2-4 pm (this may change)
January 8, 2019    The Show will come down.
All entries will first be juried into the show via digital entries. However, awards will be given out after the show is hung and judged on November 6th. There will be over $500 in awards. Due to space limitations at the Bankhead Theater, there is no guarantee that all  photographs will be accepted into the show despite the fact that entry fees need to be charged to cover the cost of the show. This is standard practice for art galleries. However, we will do our very best to accept as many entries as we possibly can.
Our judge for the show is Mark Citret, of whom Ruth Bernhard wrote: I am touched by the reverence with which Mark’s eyes approach the world before him, the tenderness with which he sees subtle simple beauty that is nearly invisible to, and most often ignored by, passerbys.”
The theme of the show is Passageways, Boundaries and Transitions. The photographs can depict all of these, or one of these, in each photograph. The photograph can be literal or metaphorical, depicting a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual landscape within the theme. The photographs are not limited in subject matter or limited to any particular process. Black and white, color, and alternative processes will all be givenequal weight. The awards will go to those images which best express the theme of the show. More information about the delivery date and the entry form will be included in a future Portfolio. For those who would like to join the Livermore Art Association for lower fees into the show, please visit, then go to “Home”, then “Join LAA”. 

See Below For Information on Bothwell Arts Center and Bankhead Theater Art Shows, Contact Bothwell Art Center 925.447.ARTS 

​Registration for ArtWalk 2018 is open! Be a part of Tri-Valley's premiere one day art festival. Opportunities to be involved abound! Saturday October 13, 11am-5 pm. 

The Bankhead Theater Gallery is seeking artwork for The Art of Drama at the Bankhead Theater Gallery, August 28­–October 30, 2018.  We are looking for exact OR broad interpretation of “Drama”; so think outside the box! The deadline to apply is August 10. Seeking artwork in all media, framed and wired for hanging. Abstract, representational, realistic or anything in between­ — show off the drama you captured in art or photography.  

​​Visions in Clay September 4 – 21, 2018, Gallery Exhibition:  On-Line Exhibition:  August 2018 – June 2019. Reception:  September 6th  @ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. San Joaquin Delta College, LH Horton Jr Gallery, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton. 209 954-5507,Jan Marlese <

Call for Artists

Art in Action at Hagemann Ranch: Hagemann Ranch is managed by the Livermore Heritage Guild. They invite artists to demonstrate their art at the Ranch Open Houses which take place on the last Sunday of every month from March through November. The Hagemann Ranch is located at 455 Olivina Ave., Livermore. There are lots of subjects to inspire you. Several artists took part last year. A sign up poster is behind the counter at the LAA Gallery, or you can sign up by emailing Barbara Soules at

LAA's Absolutely Abstract Show September 1-30 will be held at the Livermore Library Gallery. An Application will be in the July-August Portfolio and will be added to this website by the end of June. Watch this space. 

Information: Lynne Shephard, 925 443-4406 or email  

Bold Expressions 2018, Northern California Arts, Inc. October 2-28, 2018.  63rd International Open Juried Art Exhibit located in Sacramento Area. Original artwork only, no photography, film or crafts. Online application deadline August 11, 2018; For Prospectus: & click on Call to Artists.  Info: