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 Message from Catherine Hensiek, CAA President!!
1963 was a pivotal year for our community and the country. Those of us who were alive then most likely remember very well where we were on November 22nd. It was a very sad time for Americans and indeed the world.
The years of the 1960's were tumultuous, yet transformative. The war in Vietnam and the embryonic ecology movement grabbed the headlines. There was a revolution in music, fashion, design, and art. Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Mary Quant, Twiggy, Ruth Asawa, Joan Brown, and Jade Snow Wong were among the influencers of that time.
Perhaps tuning into the vibrant energy of the Bay Area arts scene, in 1963, a group of local artists formed the Concord Art Association. As far as we know, none of the founders of CAA are still active in the art world, but we would love to know if we are wrong! We have scant archival or other history of the early years of CAA, so if you have stories or art to share from that period, please reach out to us.
We are planning several activities to celebrate our association's 60th anniversary. July 4th, we plan to join the City of Concord's annual parade. Our July-August Art Show at aRt Cottage will celebrate 60 years of CA. Our end of the year party might have a 1960's theme. We are seeking volunteers and committee chairs. More to come!

CAA February Member Meeting

Please plan to attend CAA's first member meeting of 2023 at the Concord Library, 2900 Salvio Street. Our meeting will begin at 1 pm and end 3 pm, on Tuesday, February 14th.
The meeting will include:
  • Updates on the CAA Calendar for 2023 shows, meetings, and more!
  • Opportunities to sign up as volunteers for many activities
  • Creating new name badges
  • Mini-art show display and time to talk about our art. Bring your own easel, please!
  • Make and take presented by Liz Roberts. All tools and supplies are provided.
Due to the continued presence of COVID-19 in our community, we request attendees wear masks. Doors will be open to the outside to improve ventilation. Tables will be set up in a classroom arrangement. Thanks in advance for helping us make this in-person meeting available for all members!

Show and Sell Your Art with CAA in 2023

Show and Sell Your Art with CAA in 2023
CAA is planning a number of art shows and sales this year. We encourage all members to submit work for one or more shows. Some shows will be juried, but at least one will be an open show. These are member shows!
Our current list:
  1. April through June-Art show on the gallery wall at Concord Visitor Center
  2. May 5th through 7th-Colors of Spring Art Show and Sale at Concord Historical Society
  3. May 13th-One day Pop-up Show and Sale at Salvio Pacheco Square
  4. July and August-Celebrating 60 years of CAA at the aRt Cottage
  5. July through September-Art show on the gallery wall at Concord Visitor Center
  6. August 13th-One day Pop-up Show and Sale at Studio 55 in Martinez
  7. September-month-long 12 X 12 show at the Concord Library
  8. October-month-long show at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery in San Ramon
  9. October through December-Art show on the gallery wall at Concord Visitor Center
  10. November 25th-One day Pop-up Show and Sale at Salvio Pacheco Square
Watch your inbox for Calls for Artists!
Networking with other artists is a valuable benefit of being a CAA member.. As new board member Lisa McElroy works to revamp the CAA website (check it out HERE), we will be featuring and promoting classes offered by our members. If you teach art and would like your class listed, please email us at and we will be happy to include the details!
CAA Member Gallery

One of the great benefits of membership is the opportunity to be included in the member gallery on the CAA website. If you have not yet submitted your work to the gallery, please make it a point to do so this month! Each member receives an artist listing and link to up to 6 images. All members are encouraged to submit their work! It's easy, just click on the button below.
Join the CAA Member Gallery

In Case You Missed It
Visit our blog for quick recaps of past meetings. Full replays are for members only. Video links are posted on the CAA website or can be made available via email upon request.

What we learned from Dierdre Shibano
What we learned from Micah Goguen
What we learned from Nikki Basch Davis
What we learned from Connie Milholland
What we learned from David Austin
What we learned from Kara Bonsteel

What we learned from Neno Villamor
What we learned from Toru Sugita


Save the dates!
Calendar and Meeting Schedule to be Updated Soon!

Tuesday, February 14 at 1:00pm: Member Meeting at Concord Library
Tuesday, February 21 at 4pm: Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, May 9 at 1:00pm: Member Meeting at Concord Library
Tuesday, August 12 at TBD: Member Meeting at Studio 55 in Martinez
Tuesday, November 14 at 1:00pm: Member Meeting at Concord Library

Zoom links are emailed to members the day before each meeting, if applicable. If you are having any trouble accessing Zoom, please email us for assistance.
Concord Art Association Mission Statement
As a 501c3 non-profit organization, CAA works to cultivate and enrich the creative lives of local artists and Concord area residents through exhibits, education, public art and community giving. Founded in 1963, CAA is the oldest art association in Contra Costa County. Members include artists, crafters, makers, enthusiasts and supporters of the arts.
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