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.
AGD Coordinates Banner Up!
Welcome to the first annual Banner Up! event. This is a community program sponsored by the City of Brentwood, Economic Development Division, City of Brentwood Arts Commission and coordinated through Art Guild of the Delta.
A Call for Artist went out in April and resulted in 68 originally designed and painted banners being hung in downtown Brentwood for the summer. They are featured on the light poles along blocks of Chestnut Street, First Street, Oak Street, Second Street and beautiful City Park.
The banners will fly thru Labor Day and be enjoyed during the Farmer’s Market season, Starry Night Concert series, Harvest Time Festival, and Art, Wine and Jazz Festival. The grand finale will feature a Gala Reception and Auction on September 29th. This free event will be held from 6 to 9 pm at Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood. The artists will receive 50% of the selling price and the remaining funds will be donated to The Brentwood Library Foundation to be used for public artwork being planned for the new Brentwood Library.
Photograph of the first banner being hung, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Gallery of Banners:
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
Nancy was honored to learn that three of her paintings have won awards at the Delicato Winery show juried by one of her all-time favorite painters, Peggi Kroll Roberts. This beautiful winery is in Manteca, California, and the show runs January 11 - February 4 with a gala reception on Saturday, February 4. For location and hours visit http://www.dfvtastingroom.com/Visit-Us/Events/Visit-Us.
Barbie Koncher was presented with gifts and proclamations yesterday at the Art, Wine & Jazz Festival as the Brentwood Art Society's Artist of the Year . . . this one from State Assemblyman Jim Frazier. Well deserved, Barbie! (photo and words from Betty Partridge Gaughan)
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.
Thank you to everyone who attended our gallery reception on Saturday.
Nancy Roberts' acrylic painting "Yellow House, San Diego" has received the Teresa Hickey Memorial Award at the 59th Stockton Art League Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum, a national show juried by Brian Blood. The exhibit continues through September 11 at the Haggin Museum in Stockton. For more information visit http://hagginmuseum.org/exhibitions/59thStocktonArtLeagueJuriedExhibition
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
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
Thank you to everyone who came out to make tonight's gallery reception such a great success.
Robin took 2nd place in the Nature, Wildlife and Landscape category at the Lodi Community Art Center 4th Annual Photography Show. Reception being held in Lodi on February 6th at 6:00pm.
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
Brentwood, California 94513
We sincerely value your support and look forward to another successful year. If you have any questions, give me a call.
Membership Chairman & Treasurer
Some pictures from the wonderful holiday party hosted by Barbie Koncher.