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: temporarily suspended.

Studio 23 Gallery

Drawing 101 course. Russian Academical School. Would be better if you visit our Sample lesson first. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------- $400 General https://www.paypal.me/stu23/400 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

DRAWING 101 Course: temporarily suspended.

Studio 23 Gallery

Drawing 101 course. Russian Academical School. Would be better if you visit our Sample lesson first. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------- $400 General https://www.paypal.me/stu23/400 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

2nd Fridays Virtual Art Talks

Online event

The 2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks with Host Victor Mavedzenge Alameda/Jingletown Let's do this together, online. With the world facing so many challenges, artists are deeply impacted. With no exhibitions, shows to perform at or an audience to visit their studios, the economic and social impact is immeasurable. You are invited to a panel discussion led by Victor Mavedzenge in collaboration with ArtPush.org where artists discuss their state, coping mechanisms and hopes for the future. Second Friday Art Talk is a monthly event that spotlights art, culture, and nightlife in Alameda. Galleries, DJS, artists and musicians are working hard to bring you art and culture during these difficult times. Guests: Monthly June: Artists Malik Seneferu & Suzanne Wang "Artists in challenging times.How are they doing and what is the outlook?" August: Artists Zoe Boston, Yolanda Cotton-Turner East Bay Artists accepted into the upcoming exhibt at The DeYoung. September: Director and Producer Pamela Uzzell Tune in for a discussion about Pam's new documentary. Shelter In Displacement: https://vimeo.com/419605402?ref=em-share October: TBA November: TBA December: TBA Every 2nd Friday we will feature various artists and local virtual art related events. http://fridayartwalk.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/2ndFridayArt/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fridayartwalk/ Twitter https://twitter.com/friartwalk Media Contacts: Wesley Warren Jessica Warren[masked] [masked] 2nd Friday Art Walk in conjunction with ARTPUSH https://artpush.org

Virtual Art Meetup

Studio 23

MAKE TIME FOR ART 2020 Due to Covid-19 we have moved to virtual meetups and online monthly challenges. Join our interactive group where we will post a new art challenge every day. https://www.facebook.com/groups/alamedaartists This meetup is for writers, performers, poets, artists, photographers and more. We want to make art a priority in 2020. Join us in our studio over 2020, clear from the distractions of day to day life. This is time to focus on your art! This will be a freestyle meetup. Paint, sketch, write, draw through 2020 with us. We are a small group of artists in the east bay that meet monthly to work on our own art projects. The gallery is currently closed until further notice. All our meetups will be virtual. Come get to know other local artists virtually and set time aside to make art with us! MONEY: Suggested donation is $1-$5. Whatever you can donate helps us keep these virtual events happening. You can donate here: https://artpush.org/ We use donations to buy art supplies, snacks, drinks as well as pay rent for our group shows, keep up on our websites and social media sites and to pay meetup.com group fees. Your donations keep us going. No one is ever turned away due to lack of funds. This Meetup when it is physical, is on the Sunday following Alameda's 2nd Friday Art Walk. However, now its pretty much 24/7 until things go back to normal. * IMPORTANT (read below) RSVP PLEASE: We do put preparation into these meetups so please only rsvp if you are sure you are coming. You can RSVP up until the night before. GET INVOLVED: Help us make these meetups great! We welcome feedback on new meetup ideas for 2020 and other ways on improving our group! If you have a skill you would like to share with our group, please contact us, we would love to create a meetup featuring various art techniques.

Past events (437)

DRAWING 101 Course: temporarily suspended.

Studio 23 Gallery

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