Mt. Diablo from East County

Mt. Diablo from East County

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Spring 2014

Contra Costa Open Studios
Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 5pm
May 3 & 4, 2014

Welcome to our studios!  During this popular community event visitors have the chance to meet the artists, enjoy a wide variety of original fine art and shop for unique, creative treasures.  Many of the artists will be demonstrating their techniques and some will offer hands-on activities.

See the list below for participating artists and their studio locations.  Each location will have its own unique personality, so visitors are encouraged to plan a fun weekend of studio-hopping!

Click on locations for more information
Click on artists' names for details and images
813 West Third Street
Antioch CA 94509
(925) 997-3315 or (925) 284-5143
Oil, acrylic, pastel, etc.
801 McClarren Road
Brentwood CA 94513
(510) 606-7157
Oil paintings
922 Lido Circle
Discovery Bay CA 94505
(925) 634-1272
Extended hours:  Open 10am to 6pm
Watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry and more
700 Harvest Park Drive
Brentwood CA 94513
(925) 634-7742
Exhibit continues through May 31
Drawings, paintings, jewelry, barefoot sandals
The Streets of Brentwood
2485 Sand Creek Rd., Suite 128
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 516-5335
Watercolors, jewelry, matted prints and cards
2721 Empire Avenue
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 698-2077
Pottery, ceramic sculpture, jewelry
1159 St. Julien St.
Brentwood CA 94513
Watercolors and notecards
2451 Marshall Dr.
Brentwood CA 94513
Clay sculpture miniatures and original paintings
1534 Taylor Road
Bethel Island, CA 94511
(925) 684-9250
Oil and acrylic paintings
3637 Main Street
Oakley CA 94561
(925) 625-0514
Oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed-media, drawings, hand-knit textiles, notecards
1663 Gamay Lane
Brentwood CA 94513
(925) 673-7373
Oil paintings, watercolor, colored pencil, notecards, jewelry
1944 Windward Point
Discovery Bay CA 94505
(925) 513-5037
Watercolor, colored pencil, pastel, acrylics, oils, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, hand-dyed Shibori shirts and hand-crafted jewelry
Club Los Meganos
1700 Trilogy Parkway
Brentwood, CA 94513
Watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, photography, jewelry, notecards
269 Merganser Drive
Oakley CA 94561
(925) 813-0324
Original oil paintings and prints

Call for Artists

All artists living or working in East Contra Costa County are invited to participate in this non-juried Open Studios event.  During this popular community event, artists open their studios and galleries to the public, providing demonstrations, interacting with visitors, displaying and selling their work.  Artists and fine craftspeople working in all media are welcome.  There is no fee to participate.  There's also no deadline, but signing up by April 1st is highly encouraged to give you the most visibility.
Here's how it works:
  • This website will be the central source for up-to-date information, images and links for all participating artists and studios
  • I'll be designing a flyer, postcards and a printable map, and will e-mail you the digital artwork so you can print out as many as you need for your own mailing list.
  • I'll promote the event with press releases.
  • The best way to bring visitors to your studio is through your own personal connectionsI encourage you to spread the word with e-mailed invitations, posting on your own website or blog, and social networking (Facebook, etc.)
If you're interested in participating please e-mail me to let me know.  I'll send you a list of blanks to fill in, and once I hear back from you I'll post your info and images here.

A few shared locations may be available for those who don't have their own space. Let me know if you're interested in information about those.
Here's wishing us all a fun and successful Spring 2014 Open Studios event!

Nancy Roberts

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall 2013

Many thanks to all who visited our studios in November! The event was so successful we're planning a Spring Open Studios for the weekend of May 3rd and 4th, 2014.  See the latest posts for details.

Recommended book about Open Studios

Here's a great book to help you plan your Open Studio:

Open Your Studio: Nine Steps to a Successful Art Event by Melinda Cootsona

This inexpensive book is full of really good, solid advice, including tips on pricing your work, choosing what to display, framing, presentation, attracting customers and more.  Melinda has done a lot of very successful open studios and shares her experience with what works and what doesn't work.  Some of her tips may surprise you, so the book is well worth consulting, especially if you're doing Open Studios for the first time.