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.
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 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.
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:
“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:
“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
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.
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.
Wonderful artwork created by students from Los Medanos College is currently on display at the Delta Gallery. This show ends April 19th.
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.
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.
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.
2-Dimensional Art and Best in Show- "Transformation" by Erika Hernandez
3-Dimensional Art -
"Mi Papa (My Father)" by Rocio Perez and "Perspective" by Sabrina Sorvari
Digital Design - "Home" by Teresa Stewart
Photography - Untitled by Breanna Valentine
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.
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)