Banner Up! Art Show Reception

The City of Brentwood held a reception for the Banner Up! Art Show on 9/12 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This reception was open to the public. Many of the banner artists participated in this event. Light refreshments were provided by the city. The banners will be on display until 9/27 when they will be taken down for the Banner Up! Gala Benefit Auction.

Antioch Police Department Clean Up Day

Art Guild of the Delta members Jayne Tucker and Mary Lamb enjoyed providing an art activity for the families that participated in the Antioch Police Department Clean Up Day on Saturday, Sep 7th. This was their 100th Clean Up Day and they celebrated with food, fun and games. AGD provided rocks and paint for some creative play.

Brentwood Art Society Donation to AGD

Brentwood Art Society president Rosie Grejsen presented a check for $8186 to Art Guild of the Delta on August 20th. This represented the share of the profits from the Brentwood Art Wine & Jazz Festival earned by AGD as a result of volunteer efforts during the event. AGD president Edgar Tumbaga and treasurer Frank Littman are seen in the photo accepting this check. A big thank you to all those who volunteered for this event and helped raise funds for AGD.

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Uncorked II Awards

Judging of the Uncorked II show at the Delta Gallery was done by renowned artist Charles White. The following awards were given at a reception held at Delta Gallery on July 20th:

Honorable Mentions

  • “Night Picking” by JoJo Candelario

  • “Cheers” by Jean Miller

  • “Cluster of Grapes” by Mary Ann White

  • “Hannibal’s Handiwork” by Rae Ann Williams

2nd Place for 2D - “Harvest Time” by Sandy Gangwer

1st Place for 2D - “Continente” by Ron Essex

2nd Place for 3D - “Colors of the Valley” by Janet Watling

1st Place for 3D - “Gecko Wine” by Jake Edwards

Best in Show - “Vineyard Tapestry” by Janet Watling

The following awards were given by local wineries:

Bloomfield Vineyards

  • “Night Picking” by JoJo Candelario

  • “Continente Grapes” by Ron Essex

  • “Vines of Cabernet” by Sandy Gangwer

  • “Wine Time” by Marina Griffin

Hannah Nicole Vineyards

  • 3rd Place - “Pruning Vines” by Ron Essex

  • 2nd Place - “Classic Bordeaux” by Patricia Carter-Hayes

  • 1st Place - “Vineyard Tapestry” by Janet Watling

Nunn Family Vineyards

  • Orchard & Vine Award – “Harvest Time” by Sandy Gangwer

  • Mourvedre Award – “From Vine to Wine” by Rae Ann Williams

  • Rincon Red Award – “Wine Time” by Marina Griffin

  • Merlot Award – “Grapevine Necklace” by Donna Cooper

  • Cabernet Award – “Night Picking” by JoJo Candelario

Petersen Vineyards - “Night Picking” by JoJo Candelario

McCauley Vineyards - “Harvest Time” by Sandy Gangwer

Oakley Library Artshare

Art in the library is a collaboration between Art Guild of the Delta and the Oakley Library to bring art into the community, enrich lives and expand horizons through diverse artistic visions. Oakley Library will host 6 shows a year featuring work of many local artists.

The current show by AGD artists at library at Freedom High School (1050 Neroly Rd, Oakley) runs through August 28th. Artists include – Samielle Foltz, Jayne Tucker, Mary Ann White and Carol Ligon.

Contact Andrea Schwartz (AFSchwartz@aol.com) if you would like to share your paintings (up to 24” x 24”) in a future show.

Delta Gallery People's Choice

Art docents of Delta Gallery encourage visitors to place a vote for their favorite piece of artwork before they leave. Those votes are tallied at the end of the month and a People's Choice notice will hang next to the piece that gains the most votes.

The People's Choice at Delta Gallery for the month of June is Edgar S. Tumbaga and his photo of Eternity's Gate.

Spring & Summer 2019 Artist Opportunities

The following events are coming up this spring or summer and are open to artists. For more details, go to the “Event Calendar” page.

  • May 18 to June 29 - Around and About Diablo

  • May 25 and 26 - Arnold Spring Peddler’s Fair

  • May 31 to June 2 - Paint Livermore Plein Air Competition

  • June 21, 22, and 23rd - Art Wine & Jazz Festival

  • July 20 to July 21 - Mendocino Summer Arts & Crafts Fair

  • July 26 to July 27 - Sierra Nevada Arts and Crafts Festival

  • August 16 to August 18 - Graeagle Arts and Crafts Festival

  • August 24 - 4th Annual Benicia Plein Air Paint Out

  • August 31 to September 1 - Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Show

  • October 5th and October 6th - Pleasant Hill Art, Wine and Music Festival

In addition, the Delta Gallery is having its “Last Friday Trunk Show” on the last Friday of each month through November.

New Intern

Alexis Eastland is the latest student intern to work at the Delta Gallery. Alexis is an art student attending Los Medanos College. Alexis is a talented portrait painter who competed in the LMC art show.

2019 LMC Scholarship Winners

AGD President Edgar Tumbaga made the following scholarship awards at the Los Medanos College 2019 Student Art Show Reception, Feb 14, 2019.  Congratulations to the student artists who had work accepted into the show.  They were all exceptional.

Scholarship winners:

2-Dimensional Art and Best in Show- "Transformation" by Erika Hernandez

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3-Dimensional Art -

"Mi Papa (My Father)" by Rocio Perez and "Perspective" by Sabrina Sorvari

Digital Design - "Home" by Teresa Stewart

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Photography - Untitled by Breanna Valentine

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2018 LMC Scholarship Winners

AGD President Tom State made the following scholarship awards at the Los Medanos College 2018 Student Art Show Reception, Feb 8, 2018.  Congratulations to the student artists who had work accepted into the show.  They were all exceptional.

Scholarship winners:

2-Dimentioal Art - Esteban Garcia, Untitled 8

2-Dimentioal Art - Esteban Garcia, Untitled 8

3-Dimentional Art - Taylor Seers, Sabertooth Tiger

3-Dimentional Art - Taylor Seers, Sabertooth Tiger

Digital Art- Daissy Gutierrez, In Design

Digital Art- Daissy Gutierrez, In Design

Best in Show  Photography - Cathie Lawrence, Tall Tales From a Whimsical Sailor

Best in Show
Photography - Cathie Lawrence, Tall Tales From a Whimsical Sailor

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