The show is about artists' interpretations of the lifestyle that makes the Bay Area such a wonderful place to live.
Whether it's the iconic landmarks, cliff-framed beaches and striped vineyard hills or its urban bustle, trendsetting cuisine and diverse culture and nightlife, see what inspires artists in this special place.
Emma Acker, Associate Curator of American Art, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco
TWO SPECIAL TRUNK SHOWS December 8th and 15th: Please join us on Thursday, December 8th, when Mark Untener (ceramics) and Denise Oyama Miller (fiber arts) will be showing their work. On Thursday, December 15th, we will have presentations by Nancy Meaden (hand painted silk scarves) and Gila Sagy (fused glass). Hours for both shows will be 1 - 6pm
The subject is the artist’s view and interpretation of the iconic East Bay landmark Mount Diablo.
JUROR: Randall Sexton, an award winning, nationally acclaimed painter of the California landscape
Opening Reception and presentation of Awards May 9th: The Reception from 3 - 6pm is co-sponsored by Save Mount Diablo
Our Holiday Artful Gift Collection includes jewelry, fine crafts, holiday decorations, small paintings and many other unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, all created by artists from the greater Bay Area.
Extended Holiday Shopping Hours Beginning December 4th: Thursday and Friday Nights until 8, Sunday Afternoons 12 to 4
A retrospective show of paintings by artists who have been affiliated with Valley Art Gallery through the years.
65th Anniversary Party and Auction Saturday, October 11: A special reception and auction of paintings by several significant Bay Area artists. Click images for more.
Valley Art has sponsored and organized the first Walnut Creek “Paint Out,” as part of this year’s City of Walnut Creek Centennial celebrations. Participating artists were selected by well-known plein air painter Bryan Mark Taylor. Twenty seven painters created over 100 works, which will first be exhibited at the annual Fourth of July band concert and ice cream social in downtown Civic Park, and then on display in our gallery from July 8-26, 2014.
This event has been extended to August 7.
The Valley Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of our new show, Memory Gardens, which runs from May 20 - July 3, 2014. This exhibit features the distinctive paintings of Bea Guttman, whose colorful, lyrical, abstract paintings evoke memories of the gardens and landscapes that inspired them.
Reception: Friday, May 23, 2014 | 5-7 PM
The vernal equinox is upon us, and with it the fresh colors of spring! Come celebrate with us as our member artists exhibit their interpretations of the freshness, vibrancy, and intensity of spring in Northern California! There’s also a free reception to view the artwork and meet the artists, Saturday, March 29, from 3-5 PM.
The Valley Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of our new show, Mindscapes, which runs from January 25 through March 1, 2014. This exhibit features the distinctive paintings of Lu Beury, whose large, colorful abstract paintings evoke the natural landscapes that inspired them. By layering paints, sand, and gesso, along with intertwining metallic forms with random streaks and shapes, Beury captures the essence of textures and the patinas of objects such as bark, chipped paint, and rusted iron. The final works exude excitement and energy, and generate a joyous response.
Reception: Saturday, January 25, 2014 | 3-5 PM