2017 Artist of the Year

Congratulations to our own Mary Lamb who has been named the 2017 artist of the year. We all want to thank her for the hard work she has done for East County artists. 

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The Art Guild of the Delta (AGD)'s 2017 ARTWalk season begins Saturday, April 8th.

This is a monthly event for artists to show their work during the popular Brentwood Farmers' Market at 1st and Oak Streets in downtown Brentwood.  AGD wants to offer a special thank you to the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association for continuing to provide this opportunity to our community!

The ARTWalk is held on the second Saturday of the month, running April thru September.  Hours are 8am to noon and artists set up on the sidewalks around the Farmers' Market at 1st and Oak Streets.  AGD members pay $15 per Saturday or $45 for a season pass; non-members pay $25 per Saturday or $75 for the season.  Direct questions to Mary Lamb at Mary@DeltaGallery.com.

Art Guild of the Delta’s 2017 Scholarship Program

This is the fourth year AGD has awarded scholarships to student artists showing work in the Los Medanos College Student Art Show.  AGD President Angela Simms made the presentations at the LMC Art Gallery reception February 2, 2017.   Congratulations to all the winners!  

Esteban Garcia, Two Dimensional and Best in Show - $450
Daja Miller, Three Dimensional - $350
Esteban Garcia, Photography - $350
Martha Magsombol, Digital Art - $350

Artist of the Year

Barbie Koncher, an area resident since 1992, was recently named Artist of the Year by the Brentwood Art Society.

Koncher has been making jewelry for more than 30 years, working in a number of various mediums.

“I was absolutely shocked when I found out I was being named for this honor,” said Koncher. “I just love the creative process, whether I’m fusing glass or doing bronze work. I also love the work I have done with the Brentwood Arts Commission and the Brentwood Art, Wine and Jazz Festival; I’ve always been a big promoter of the arts and art scholarships for students.”

The Brentwood Artist of the Year award, which was founded in 2008 to recognize the contributions of a local artists and arts supporters, is the most recent recognition of Koncher’s talent and dedication to the local arts community. The award will be formally presented during the Brentwood Art, Wine and Jazz Festival in August.

Select pieces of Koncher’s works will soon be available for purchase at the Delta Gallery.

LMC Student Art Show Scholarship Award Winners

AGD is happy to announce the winners of the 2016 LMC Student Art Show Scholarship Award. 

The LMC Gallery was chock-full of work (75+ entries) and folks for the event.  Thank you to the AGD members for attending. 

AGD awarded a total of $1,500 in 4 categories; $350 to winners in the 3D, Digital Art and Photography categories.  The 2D winner was also named Best in Show  and was recognized with a $450 check.  

Congratulations to the winners

-2 Dimensional and Best in Show    Saul Flores work titled "HyperChugi"

-2 Dimensional and Best in Show    Saul Flores work titled "HyperChugi"

-3 Dimensional   Stephanie Gomez work titled "Egg Carton" 

-3 Dimensional   Stephanie Gomez work titled "Egg Carton" 

-Digital Art    Mark Baker-Sanchez  work titled "Ms Hollywood" 

-Digital Art    Mark Baker-Sanchez  work titled "Ms Hollywood" 

-Photography  Mark Baker-Sanchez work titled "Baby's Passing, Oct 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm" 

-Photography  Mark Baker-Sanchez work titled "Baby's Passing, Oct 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm" 

Focus on Brentwood Winners

Well, our Gallery Soiree was the place to be on Saturday evening! What a pleasing turnout of artists and visitors who enjoyed new works of the Art Guild of the Delta Collective and the wonderful "Focus on Brentwood" judged photography show!

Congratulations to those photo winners! 1st Place, "Grace Among our Foothills" by Linda Pinkston-Sandord, 2nd Place, "Beyond the Country Mile" by Patrick Wade and finally 3rd Place, "Love Shack" by Russ Olney. A huge thanks to Mike Oria for judging this superb show. Come on in and see it through Sunday, Feb. 28th!z

AGD Membership Renewal

Thank you for your single membership with the Art Guild of the Delta for 2015. It is amazing that a year is ending and we are embarking on our third year. As we look to 2016, we anticipate more networking, art shows, field trips and education. We want you to be a part of our journey in 2016 so I invite you to renew your membership for 2016. It is your participation that makes the Art Guild such a valued organization for local artists and community.

The good news is that the dues are the same which is $25. An application form is included for renewal. Click Here to Download. If the information is the same as your original application, just write same and sign the bottom. Otherwise please send your application and dues to our Post Office Box by January 30, 2016.

Art Guild of the Delta Membership 3130 Balfour Rd Suite D
Box 221
Brentwood, California 94513

We sincerely value your support and look forward to another successful year. If you have any questions, give me a call.


Elane Osredkar
Membership Chairman & Treasurer