Tag: Martinez Arts Association

Celebrate 50 Years of Art in the Park

Celebrate 50 Years of Art in the Park

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Discover something delightful, entertaining, amusing, thought-provoking, delicious or just fun at Art in the Park. The 50th annual Martinez Arts Association (MAA) event will be held at Susana Park on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and over 60 local artists are expected this year. Along with live music, food […]

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Martinez artists judge entries in Thompson’s student competition

Martinez artists judge entries in Thompson’s student competition

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Maira Ayala, district representative for U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, needed judges for the Fifth Congressional District’s art competition, she called on two Martinez Arts Association members. Both Julie Christopher and Vernon Sanders said yes. Vernon, who owns Aldergrove Studios, has a degree in painting from the California College of Arts and […]

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Cathy Riggs ‘SWAN Queen’ for art event

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Cathy Riggs, the fine art watercolorist and acrylics painter who also owns “I’ve Been Framed” shop and gallery, is the SWAN Queen for the Martinez Arts Association’s 12th annual SWAN Day April 6 in the old Southern Pacific Depot. SWAN Day is an international event that celebrates the creative power of women. […]

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Martinez Arts honors women with SWAN Day

Martinez Arts honors women with SWAN Day

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – As it has for the past 11 years, the Martinez Arts Association will be honoring women in art during the 12th annual SWAN Day. SWAN stands for Support Women Artists Now, and it’s an international holiday that celebrates the creative power of women, said Dorrie Langley in the Arts Association’s announcement of […]

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MAA shows student artwork

MAA shows student artwork

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Arts Association is proud to announce the Art Exhibit of student work in the Martinez Library for March and April. Each year, MAA offers grants to teachers in the Martinez Unified School District for art projects. The art work done by the students will be in the community room of the Library at […]

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Martinez Arts Association awards educational grants to local teachers

Martinez Arts Association awards educational grants to local teachers

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Arts Association has awarded over $2,000 in grants to 14 local teachers to use for funding art projects in their classrooms. Examples of how the funds will be used are: purchase of three-part harmony books for chamber choir, frames for exhibiting student photos, materials to make tiles, mosaics, fabric painting, plus watercolor tubes, […]

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Martinez Arts Association’s Art in the Park Aug. 19

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – More than 50 artists are expected to exhibit their paintings, sculptures and other works in Susana Park Aug. 19 in the 49th annual Martinez Arts Association Art in the Park show. More than an art show, this event also is the Martinez Arts Association’s largest fundraiser for the its goal of encouraging […]

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Martinez Arts Association’s SWAN Day recognizes women artists

Martinez Arts Association’s SWAN Day recognizes women artists

| March 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – For years, Frida Kahlo’s paintings were overshadowed by those of her husband, Diego Rivera, until actor Edward G. Robinson began purchasing her works and French Surrealist Andre Breton arranged some prestigious exhibitions for the Mexican artist. Lee Krasner often found her own lifelong art career was linked to and sometimes overshadowed by […]

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