What we're about

Who We Are: Alameda Artists is a Meetup group for all Bay Area Artists and Creatives.

The Alameda Artist Group is for all creative media and practicing at all skill levels. (And you don't have to live in Alameda!) Most meetups are in Alameda but anyone who wants to sketch and draw and make art is welcome. We also have writing meetups, open studio/galleries shows, calls for art, maker space workshops, and many more creative meetups - don't see what you want? Suggest it!

This year (2019) we will be adding some new items to the agenda!

2. Ongoing Call For Art: Studio 23 (http://www.studio23gallery.com) will be accepting submissions every month for the Alameda & Jingletown 2nd Friday Artwalk. Visit http://www.alamedaartists.com/submit-art/ for more information.

3. 3 Dot & Inkblot join Alameda Artists Meetup! 3 Dot (http://www.3dotartgallery.com/) and Inkblot (https://www.inkblotgallery.com/) are local Alameda galleries that host special events, show local artists and have classes. They will now be posting their events and art classes right here on Meetup!

Several more local art events and classes will continue to pop up over 2019 so keep checking back.

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Our Mission:
Inspire others or be inspired, learn new techniques to implement or brush up on some old ones. Hone your craft and meet new people with similar interests.

Artist's are currently very active on Facebook, selling work, sharing techniques and cool upcoming art events. Be sure to join us on social media!

Visit us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/alamedaarti (https://www.facebook.com/groups/alamedaartists/)...

Costs: The cost of each class or event will vary depending on supplies needed and the location it is being held. The cost for the class will be announced in the details of that particular event page when the event is created.

Donations go to pay for Meetup.com fees, group art shows, snacks, drinks, rent and other various art supplies. Your donations are appreciated! Suggested donation is on a sliding scale $5-$10.

Don't let the donation suggestion stop you from coming to an art meetup if it is listed as FREE. We want every artist to have a place that they are welcome. However, paid classes are different and that fee would be required to participate. We are supported by local businesses who sponsor us like Flax (https://flaxart.com/oakland-store/) and Digifli (https://digifli.com/).

IMPORTANT! If less then 3 members RSVP for a meetup the meetup may be canceled right up to within a few hours before that meetup. Please check back the day of the meetup and look for cancelation notices in your email. We will do our best to inform you that a meetup has canceled asap.

RSVPs
Please do not RSVP unless you really plan on coming so we know how many artists to expect. If you do RSVP and can NOT make it (even at the last minute or after the event has started) please CHANGE your RSVP so we are not waiting for you!

Upcoming events (5+)

DRAWING 101 Course

Studio 23 Gallery

Drawing 101 course. Russian Academical School. Registration is Open! Questions contact:[masked] or email: art at alamedaartists dot com For more info please visit https://www.studio23gallery.com/basic-principles-of-classical-drawing/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddbq5kOxgQY&feature=youtu.be RSVPing through Meetup will not hold your spot. To hold your space, please see PayPal link below and then follow up with an email to be sure your payment went through. -------------------------------------------------------------- 10 week instructed Basic Principles of Classical Drawing Course Total 10 classes over Sept/Oct/Nov 1st class starts Sept 9th -------------------------------------------------------------- $400 General $380 Early Bird https://www.paypal.me/stu23/380 Limited space, max students per class 6. Sorry, drop-ins and partial payments are not permitted for this workshop. -------------------------------------------------------------- Fundamentals of this course: 1. Composition 2. Proportions 3. Construction 4. Tonality 5. Materials -------------------------------------------------------------- Refund Policy: Refunds can be given only if you cancel one week prior to the course starting date. (We need time to find a replacement) Cancellations made after the week prior to the workshop or no-shows are charged the full amount. No refunds are issued. Please understand we are a small studio and your fee goes towards paying for the instructors time and keeping our doors open. Sorry, drop-ins and partial payments are not permitted for this workshop. Studio 23 Gallery reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop. Students will be contacted via phone or email asap and will receive a full refund. Parking: NO PARKING IN LOT, THEY DO TOW. There is free street parking and a free parking garage on Oak Street between Central Ave and Santa Clara Ave. (Two blocks down Oak Street) Visit us at https://www.studio23gallery.com

The 2nd Friday Art Walk Shuttle Alameda/Jingletown

2309 Encinal Ave

The 2nd Friday Art Walk Shuttle Alameda/Jingletown Come explore 2nd Friday Art Walk with a free shuttle. Second Friday Art Walk is a monthly event that spotlights art, culture, and nightlife in Alameda. Galleries, shops, and bars stay open late every 2nd Friday and feature local art, live music, and 2nd Friday specials. The City of Alameda, MV Transit and Sierra Nevada have partnered with SFAW to provide a free shuttle that loops from east to west Alameda with a stop in Jingletown. The loop consists of 7 stops and takes about 40 minutes. The free shuttle takes riders to 2nd Friday hotspots around Alameda and Jingletown. Galleries, shops and bars stay open late every 2nd Friday and feature local art, spoken word, live music and/or 2nd Friday specials. Be on the lookout for specials from our sponsor Sierra Nevada. To see the latest shuttle schedule and 2nd Friday event listings visit Fridayartwalk.com. The shuttle starts at Encinal Ave. & Oak Street and runs continuous loops from 6pm to 9:20pm. The Route: The shuttle begins on Encinal Ave and Oak Street for easy access to: Studio 23, 3Dot, The Red Door and The Local. The route then heads toward Webster Street on Encinal Ave. The second stop is located at Inkblot Gallery. The shuttle continues to Webster Street. This stop offers easy access to Feathered Outlaw and The Pinball Museum. Walk across the street to drop in and have a cocktail at The Fireside Lounge displaying the art of various bay area artists. Heading back towards Park Street on Lincoln Ave the shuttle stops by The Frank Bette Center. View the latest show and grab a quick drink at the Swell Bar, just a short walk away from The Bette. Before crossing the Park Street Bridge check out Alameda Island Brewing Company. They hang a new art exhibit every 2 months. Once over the bridge, the next stop is Jingletown, home to several talented east bay artists. Where you can visit Gray Loft Gallery and Jingletown Art Studios. Heading back over the Park Street Bridge towards the island, is the last stop on the loop. Not to be missed, this stop has easy access to galleries including Curated, Autobody Fine Art, Phoenix (on Lincoln across from the library) and The Space on Santa Clara Ave. Media Contacts: Wesley Warren Jessica Warren[masked] [masked] 2nd Friday Art Walk in conjunction with ARTPUSH https://artpush.org http://fridayartwalk.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/2ndFridayArt/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fridayartwalk/ Twitter https://twitter.com/friartwalk Official Sponsor Sierra Nevada

Studio 23 2nd Friday Artwalk Open Studio

Studio 23

Studio 23 is the working studio/gallery home of the Alameda Artists group. We open up to the public on Second Fridays for the gallery walk from 7:30PM - 9:30PM - Come by and meet fellow artists and people visiting the gallery. We regularly host and display artwork by all bay area artists. There is no hanging fee at Studio 23. Commission 30/70. The artwork displayed will be a mix of artist's around the east bay area. More Info: http://fridayartwalk.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/2nd-Friday-Art-Walk/79128038802 https://www.facebook.com/groups/alamedaartists/ Parking: Please do not park in the Studio 23 Parking lot. The cleaners own this lot and they do tow! There is nearby street parking available on Oak Street and Encinal. https://alamedaca.gov/visitors/parking CALL FOR ART: Studio 23’s 2nd Friday Art Shows Call For Art Open: Studio 23 2nd Friday Montly Art Shows Get more information: http://www.alamedaartists.com/submit-art/

Drawing 101: Free Sample Lesson!

Studio 23 Gallery

Free Art Class for Drawing 101 course. Russian Academical School. Join us for a sneak peek into the upcoming workshops, Drawing 101 https://youtu.be/ddbq5kOxgQY Questions contact:[masked] or email: art at alamedaartists dot com For more info please visit https://www.studio23gallery.com/basic-principles-of-classical-drawing/ -------------------------------------------------------------- Limited space, one on one attention in an intimate studio setting. 1. Introduction 30 min: “Why do I need this class? What will I learn?“ 2.Practice 60 min: “Review of Drawing Techniques“ -------------------------------------------------------------- Suggested donation $5-$10 Supplies Needed: Paper for drawing: size A3-A4 Pencils: b, b2, b4 Eraser Get more information http://www.studio23gallery.com

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Alameda Women Artists Monthly Meeting

Immanuel Luthern Church

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