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 Meeting : Program by Dan Petersen, Watercolor on Monday, January 12, 2015, 7:30 pm - Dan Petersen’s name is synonymous with watercolor landscapes in Central California. After completing graduate work in his chosen medium at San Jose State University, he returned to the valley to teach where he has been a favorite instructor of drawing and watercolor at Modesto Junior College for over 35 years.
Don emphasizes the quality of transparency in his paintings, which is a distinctive feature of watercolor. He employs many overlays or glazes to bring color harmony to the objects he paints. In addition, he attempts to incorporate subtle cubistic devices designed to help tie up the many unrelated parts into a unified and pleasing whole. His distinctive style achieves freshness with control by using multiple layers of liquid stop out rubber to define the details of his subject.
LAA Gallery Holiday Boutique: Several gallery artists will be offering works in new mediums not previously displayed at the gallery. Non-members will also show works that are new to the gallery. Many of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work. The show runs November 14 through December 24. Recption dates are Friday November 14 from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm and on Saturday November 15 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Fall into Winter at the LAA Gallery through December. 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.
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.