PAL & LAA General Meeting, Monday, March 11, 7:30 pm 
Program By Usha Shukla: “Paint with Air”

Livermore Art Association

Combining her love of nature and passion for art, she paints large abstract paintings in vibrant colors. She has a unique process of mark making: Instead of conventional tools like brushes and palette knives, she moves diluted paint on wood panels using an air blower. Her paintings distill the light, the intense colors, and the constant movement in nature. The final visual is pure, ethereal, and cosmic with no physical references.

Linda has mastered these mediums working in her Livermore studio and at the Mendocino Art Center where she was the Artist in Residence for seven months last year. 

Having represented the local art community for many years, in 2017 Linda left her decade long position as manager of the Bothwell Arts Center to return to fulltime art and focus on further exploring the pour painting medium.

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February 11, 7:30 pm, LAA & PAL General Meeting

at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore.

Linda Ryan spoke on Layering, Taking Acrylic Pour Painting to the Next Level. 

Next General Meeting of LAA & PAL:

Free Admission -- Bring a Friend!

General Meetings are Shared with the Pleasanton Art League.

They are always open to the public. Free Admission. Bring a Friend.  

Josh Latkin, a native of Pleasanton and a graduate of Livermore’s Granada High School, has been a Mendocino Coast resident since 1978, living in Albion for more than 30 years. 

Between 1973 and 1980 Josh began working with clay, learning and experimenting with various techniques. Beginning in 2011, when Josh had an opportunity to return to ceramics, he started to develop new methods and techniques to accomplish the construction of the large ceramic vessels he builds. 

At this time all of Josh’s pottery is high fired stoneware, with all phases of the work being done at his studio in Albion on the Mendocino coast. Currently Josh shows his work at four galleries in California and Oregon.  Free Admission. Bring a Friend. 

Wendy McDermott, Artist & Educator
LAA’s April presenter is Wendy McDermott will be speaking on her evolution from advertising director to artist and art teacher: why she did it, what she did, and how it changed her life.Wendy is a Bay area artist and educator whose works flow effortlessly from jewelry and metalsmithing, to sculpture, drawing and painting. She teaches / has taught at many Bay area institutions such as the Academy of Art University, SF, Richmond Art Center, Contra Costa Community College, The Crucible in Oakland, to name a few. 

Wendy’s current body of work has evolved from her personal experiences as a wife and mother and encompasses the stories of countless others who have followed similar paths. Through her work Wendy investigates the realm of human adornment. Her work is related to and in some ways derivative of being a jeweler and in fact, employs many of the same techniques.  It exists in the framework of “wearable art” – some being functional and some not. Thereby removing itself from the context of “craft” and into a gray area where the often separated worlds of craft and art blend.  Check out her work:

Monday, April 8, 7:30 pm at the Bothwell Art Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore.  


Recent Meetings  ........

November 12 General Meeting of LAA & PAL:  Monday,  11/12/18, 7:30 pm, Bothwell Art Center, Livermore. ​  Guest Artist was Josh Latkin, Ceramics