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The Livermore Art Association (LAA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1957 to promote public interest and appreciation in the fine arts and in the fine crafts, as well as to encourage the artistic progress and the development of its membership. We invite you to become a member of LAA. LAA membership is open to anyone interested in the fields of arts and crafts. Learn more about LAA.



Dates of Interest


LAA/PAL General Meeting Monday, October 13, 7:30 pm Guest Artist: Martin Lasack MartinwLasack
Martin Lasack’s work was recently seen in the Firehouse “For the Birds” show. He will be demonstrating how he starts a painting with a graphite application and then will begin applying some paint. His subject will be a redwood tree trunk. He promises to bring some completed paintings for us to see. The style he prefers might be called “Painterly Realism,” his approach that doesn’t seek so much to show every fine detail, but instead, a sense of detail through broader strokes of the brush. Generally he paints oil on canvas or board but also works in acrylics, watercolor, graphite and lithograph.


Asian Memories by Sandra Berkson LAA Absolutely Abstract Show The annual Absolutely Abstract Art Show will be exhibited at the Livermore Library Gallery Hall from September 2nd through September 30th. This show is unique since it is the only show dedicated to abstract art in the Tri-Valley area. Local featured artists include Louise Gray known for her large abstracts and Linda Jeffery Sailors for her watercolors on Yupo paper. Sandra Berkson and Anna Edwards are both noted for their colorful paintings and Diana Carey for her steel sculptures. Other artists include John Trimingham, Lynne Shephard and Lenore Kreit. In all, 32 art works by 12 artists will be on view and are for sale.
Pictured is Asian Memories by Sandra Berkson


ArtWalk Thirteenth Annual ArtWalk Livermore Thirteenth Annual ArtWalk Livermore is coming to downtown on October 11. ArtWalk is a different sort of festival, as the streets are kept open and displays are set-up throughout the downtown in and around parks, sidewalks, galleries, wine bars, restaurants and shops. This allows visitors and the local community to experience all that this friendly wine country downtown has to offer with art as the theme for the day.
Explore the works of well over 150 artists ranging from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to mixed media, with subject matter from floral to figurative and much more. Visitors can view up close the hand-painted art banners that will be hung as street art in September, bid on them at the Art Banner Auction at Livermore Valley Plaza. The Art Banner Auction will close at 4:30 pm.


PAL Firehouse Show The Pleasanton Art League's Fall Members' Exhibit will be on display September 27 to October 25 at the Firehouse Arts Center. A reception, which is free and open to the public, will by on September 29, 7 pm.


Fall into Winter at the LAA Gallery through December. Orange, Pink Mum by Kerry McGhee Stop by and check out the new show at the Livermore Art Association Gallery; “Fall Into Winter”. Along with all new works from our current artists the show highlights the work of our 2 new gallery artists, Kerry McGehee and Sandra Berkson. Kerry is a fine art nature photographer with a preference for California landscape and macro work. Sandra works in a variety of materials on paper and canvas that include acrylics, oils, pastels, and collage. Her work draws from nature’s textures, colors, movement, and harshness in an attempt to capture the natural world’s ambiguity and power.


 Barb Johnson Magical Autumn Leaves The gallery is also hosting guest artists Barbara Johnson and Arena Shawn. Barbara creates pottery & mosaics that focus on nature; in particular sunflowers, the ocean, and sea turtles using combinations of glazes & firings that produce interesting formations and intense colors. Arena is a physicist-turned artist who is currently studying classical drawing and painting at the Golden Gate Atelier in San Francisco. Her drawings and paintings reflect quiet light, subtle colors and playful shapes exhibited by everyday objects.