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.

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

Congratulations to Mary Young

Mary won 1st place in the Drawing Division at the Vacaville Art League & Gallery 37th Annual Juried Art show for "Life is Good". The gallery is located at 718 E Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville and the show runs June 6 - July 4th. Reception is Sat, June 6, 6-8:00 p.m.

Life is Good by Mary Young

Life is Good by Mary Young

Her 2nd entry  in the show is "The Ring/String Magic Trick" It is of her and her dad. "He was one of the most patient people in the world as I drove everyone crazy with my magic trick and cat's cradle =)"

The Ring/String Magic Trick by Mary Young

The Ring/String Magic Trick by Mary Young

The "Life is Good" photo credit goes to Michael Grejsen. Other pic is a scan.

Visions in Clay 2015 reception

Congratulations to our own Rosalinda Grejsen and Julee Richardson on a successful show opening last night, attended by many other members of AGD. It sounds like a lot of fun was had by everyone. 

This show at the LH Horton Jr Gallery features 55 ceramic artists and runs until September 17th.  It sounds like a trip to Stockton for a gallery visit is well worth it.

More info is found at:

Photo by Barbie Koncher

Photo by Barbie Koncher

UMPQUA September-October Art Exhibit

9 AM to 5 PM (excluding bank holidays)
Umpqua Bank, 3700 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA

The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch continues their partnership with Antioch's Umpqua Bank and features seven artists in their upcoming exhibit. The bank is a perfect venue for local artists to showcase their work, which changes every two months. The featured artists are:  Constance Chevalier, Dan McReaken, Danny Grace, Debbie Armes, Dianne Curtain and Rosalinda Grejsen.

Umpqua Bank is located at 3700 Lone Tree Way and is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM, excluding bank holidays. 

For more information visit or call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.

Welcome to the all new website

If you are reading this, then you have made it to the all new Art Guild of the Delta website.  Our goal is to make this website a central place for the latest news and events for not only the AGD membership but for the Bay Area arts community. Fresh content will keep everyone coming back and bring attention to your own artwork.

How can you make this website even better? We really need the help from all of the AGD members. 

  1. We really need your news items. If you have a gallery show, new painting announcement or you will be showing your work at a festival, let us know! We will add it to the news or calendar. Teaching an art class? Let us know about that too. 
  2. We want to show the work of AGD members in our online galleries.  Send us 5 or 6 images of your work that you would like to share.

Email with your news and images.

Thanks for your help and we would love to hear what you think of the new website.