Friday, December 14, 2012

Gallery Concord Closing

Thank you for your interest in Gallery Concord.
We will no longer be exhibiting our artwork at the Masonic Temple after December 16 at 4pm.
The Concord Historical Society is saving the building from demolition, moving it, and turning it into a museum.
 We are looking for a new space to exhibit our wonderful work. When we have information about a new Gallery, we will make an announcement here, stay tuned!
Thank you so very much for your support. 

Monday, November 19, 2012


Happy Holidays !

Please join us for a holiday celebration at Gallery Concord with art, refreshments and music

Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Boutique & Art show run through to Dec. 23, 2012
Music will be provided by
The Clayton Valley High School Women's Ensemble
Mini-watercolor paintings: All Artists of the Gallery
Featured watercolor artist: Carol Jurasin
Guest oil painting artist: Jody Mattison

Saturday, September 22, 2012


For the Fall Quarter of 2012, Gallery Concord announces its newest show

which will run from September 27 to December 23, 2012. The opening night reception is Friday, September 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments and beverages will be served, and live music will be provided by guitarist, Fred Matthews.


"Nortonville" by Carol Jurasin
The featured artist is Carol Jurasin, a watercolor artist from Concord, CA. Carol considers herself primarily a plein aire painter, although she also enjoys painting the figure and some still life. Her first plein aireCarol’s life there have been many years when painting was subordinated to family and work, however the freshness of watercolor has always lured her back. She’s completed an ROP course in commercial art, studied art at Academy of Art, and also studied with watercolorists Jade Fon, Jonelle Johnson, Marianne Brown and taken workshops with several nationally acclaimed watercolorists. Carol has had many one-woman shows, been accepted in many juried shows and has had her work published.
Painting serves as her meditation, a chance to glide into a place of quiet peace. Success for her is achieved any time she can bring the viewer into that inner place with her.



The guest artist for the Fall Show is Jody Mattison, an artist living in Antioch, CA whose work has involved in drawing, oil painting, sculpture and printmaking. Jody Mattison holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and is an established exhibitor throughout Northern California, with work in such prestigious shows as the Crocker-Kingsley Juried Exhibition. She has also been published in the International Artist magazine, and has her work in collections both locally and internationally. Jody teaches adult- and college-level art classes in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as leading annual painting excursions to Costa Rica and Italy. She is co-director of Lafayette Studio and Antioch Atelier. Jody is interested in a variety of subject matter. Besides the figure, she works with the still life, landscape, and portraiture, giving each a unique presence that informs these traditional genres with a contemporary sensibility.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Light and Shadow

Please join us for our Summer Exhibition "Light and Shadow"

an evening reception of art, music, wine and light refreshments at Gallery Concord. Live music will be provided by  VAN-DES Band
Opening night reception:
Friday, June 29,  from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Show runs from June 28 – September 23, 2012

"Ghost Ship" by Salvador Valencia

Featured watercolor artist is Salvador Valencia
Guest artist is Wenda Pyman (Photographer)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Color Visions

For the Spring Quarter 2012, Gallery Concord announces its newest show “Color Visions,” which will run from March 29 to June 24, 2012.

The opening night reception is Friday, March 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served,and music will be provided by
Don Washington and Tarantino

The show will feature Joel Summerhill, a watercolor artist from Antioch, CA. Joel was born in Atlanta, GA, and grew up surrounded by people focused on the land and the landscape. As a
teenager, he spent summers working with his father, a landscape contractor. He helped
his father and other workers install gardens all over Atlanta. This early exposure to
nature shaped Joel’s life in art. Joel graduated from the University of Georgia with a
bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and received a master’s from Harvard University. After a stint in the Army, he became Assistant Campus Planner at the University
of California at Santa Cruz. Later, he taught landscape architecture at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA; the University of California at Berkeley; and San Francisco State University.

Our guest artists for the Spring Show are Jane Peterman (acrylics)

and Donna Arganbright (3-D artist).

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gallery Concord's Winter Show "Serenity"

Come join us for our winter show "Serenity"
January 5, to March 25, 2012.
The opening night reception is Friday, December 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Light refreshments and beverages will be served, and music will be provided by
The Dana St. Jazz Trio.
Our Featured Artist this quarter will be Wendy Oliver

Wendy Oliver is a Bay Area native and grew up in Walnut Creek. She always enjoyed Art Classes all through her school years. After her children were grown she decided to return to her passion for painting, signing up for a class as a birthday present to herself from local artists to learn techniques and develop her own style. The mediums she uses are Acrylics, Oils, or Watercolor. She especially loves to create realistic paintings of beautiful landscapes, flowers & wildlife. She always takes her camera with me because she believes that you never know when you are going to see something that will inspire you to paint it. She has taken lots of art workshops and classes for the past 20 years locally & across the United States and Europe with many famous
artists. The artists she has studied with include Charles White, Gary Bergren, Leslie Wilson, Myrna Wacknov, Nancy Collins, Sandi Delahanty, Nicholas Simmons, Kathleen Conover, Janet Rogers & Cheng-Khee Chee. She has won many awards in Contra Costa County Fair and Alameda
County Fair, and Art Assn. Shows. Wendy Oliver is an active member of Alamo Danville Art Assn., Blackhawk Gallery, Las Juntas Artists; East Bay Artists Guild, CWA & Gallery Concord, Toll Bridge Tolers & Professional Women’s Business Exchange.
Our Guest will be Fiber Artist Nancy Ryan
Our 3-D Artist will be Susan Shore

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gallery Concord Holiday Party


Saturday December 3rd from 1:00 - 3:00pm

Please join us for a holiday celebration at Gallery Concord with Fine Art, Handmade Gifts that are perfect for the holiday.

There will be Refreshments and Music will be provided by
The Clayton Valley High School Women's Ensemble

Boutique & Art show runs from Nov. 19 – Dec. 19, 2010

Feature watercolor artist: Karen Powers
Guest 3-D drum artist: Richard Flittie
Guest oil painting artist: Mark Roberts