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.


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.

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+)

Go Figure Draw at Studio 23 Alameda

Studio 23


Studio 23 partners with The Bay Area Models Guild to bring you our 3-hour figure drawing session hosted by Yolanda Cotton-Turner. This is a 3 hour, self-guided, no pressure workshop for adults of all skill levels to practice translating the human form! Expect to challenge yourself, expect a supportive group, and expect to see your skills improve as you come back again & again. We meet once a month, every 3rd Friday ... please come out, relax to some easy music, BYOB/BYOM to let the good vibes flow, and practice drawing with us! Agenda: Arrival & Setup: 6:45PM Session Begins: 7PM sharp! (Door locks at 7:00PM) Breaks: 5 min breaks - 20 min in between each Session Ends: 10:00PM Supplies: Please bring your own art supplies. Many artists just bring a sketchbook & pencils. We may have a couple extra easels if you need one. Feel free to sketch, paint, charcoal, ink, whatever floats your boat. We have limited community supplies available for you to use. Model: Changes monthly. All models are hired from http://www.bayareamodelsguild.org Pose Schedule: We start with short (1-2 minute) gestures and end with longer 20 minute poses. Parking: Street or Garage only!! (meters are free after 6pm) DO NOT park in the lot. ========== OTHER GOOD-TO-KNOW INFO ========== IMPORTANT UPDATE: Meetup recently changed the way they accept payments. If you experience any issues paying or are coming in last minute please text,[masked]. Cost: $20 (mostly goes to the model) Please donate for food, drinks, gallery operations, and workshop management. Maximum Attendees: 10 Minimum Attendees: 3 Location: Studio 23, 2309-B Encinal Ave., Alameda, CA 94501 How To Find Us: Studio 23 is located on the corner of Oak & Encinal Ave in Alameda just off Park St. We are near Jack In The Box, directly behind Revelation Cleaners, only a few steps away from Lucky 13. Parking: No parking in the Studio 23 parking lot! These spots are residential and/or belong to the cleaners (yes they do tow). Street parking along Oak and Encinal is usually available. Meters are free after 6pm. Food/Drinks: Light snacks are available during breaks. Drinks are also available via donation. Breaks: We have regular breaks throughout the session. Use that time to get drinks, stretch and use the bathroom. Cell Phones / Cameras: No photography or video permitted. No cell phones or mobile devices can be used in the studio during the session. Turn off the ringer. Session Cancellations: If we do not get enough sign-ups 7 days prior, we may cancel the session offering a refund to anyone who has already signed up and paid. Refunds: We offer a partial refund minus a small meetup.com transaction fee if your cancellation is 7 days or more before the event. Age / Conduct: Must be 18 years old or more. We will not entertain immature or unprofessional behavior. Although we have never had any situation like this arise, please understand that we will remove anyone from the session and/or the premises, without a refund, if your behavior is distracting to others or threatens the safety of anyone. You will not be able to sign up for our meetups again Post your work! Post on our meetup event page Post on Social media with hashtags: #AlamedaArtists #GoFigureDRAW Contact Info: Yolanda Cotton Turner:[masked] (text) http://cottonturner.com/contact/ Alameda Artists: [masked]

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/

2019 12 Month Challenge Still Life Study

Studio 23

Still Life Study: This session will last 4 hours with one break in the middle. Still life drawings are drawings of non-living objects, arranged in a specific way, to create meaning or a visual effect. Common still life objects include things like flowers, fruits, vegetables, and other foods and beverages. This particular practice helps hone skills like perspective, shadows, negative space, depth & so much more. For some this will come naturally, for others it is a discipline. But everyone can benefit from it. This Meetup is on the Sunday following Alameda's 2nd Friday Art Walk. So most of the time it falls on 2nd Sunday, sometimes it falls on the 3rd Sunday. Come get to know other local artists and set time aside to make art with us! 2PM-3:30 Snack, Drink, Draw, Paint. 3:30-4PM Pair in teams to critique each others work. (Optional, no one is forced to share their work.) 4-6PM Complete work. Make sure you leave time for drying if you are painting. What to bring: *Sketchbook, paper or canvas *Paints, pencils, ink, etc *Feel free to bring snacks, drinks although We may also have some snacks/drinks available for a small donation. *Indoor and/or outdoor depending on the number of attendees. So dress appropriately. Note: We also will have limited art supplies to share and a few easels around as well. Suggested donation is $5-$10+. We use this to buy supplies, snacks, drinks as well as pay rent and meetup.com group fees. Your donations keep our doors open. * IMPORTANT (read below) *Parking: Please do not park in the Studio 23 Parking lot. The cleaners and local residents own these parking spots and they do tow! There is nearby street parking available on Oak Street and Encinal. All street parking is free on Sundays. There is also a parking garage between Central and Santa Clara Ave that is free on weekends as well as a parking lot directly across from the Alameda Theater. More parking info: https://alamedaca.gov/visitors/parking *Indoor and/or outdoor depending on the number of attendees. So dress appropriately. We prefer to keep this donation based so no one is ever turned away. However, please only RSVP if you are sure you are coming. You can RSVP up until the night before. *These meetups are about making art. Please keep phone calls outside (away from the group) as well as loud or lengthy conversations. We love for people to connect, that is what we are all about. Please just use common sense and be considerate of other artist's time. We welcome feedback on new meetup ideas for 2019 and other ways on improving our group!

Alameda Women Artists Monthly Meeting

Immanuel Luthern Church

We meet for discussions, projects, films and to organize art shows. In April 2018, show up for a group discussion about "Found & Forgotten Art", lead by Patricia Edith.

Past events (326)

Alameda Women Artists Monthly Meeting

Immanuel Luthern Church

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