Personal Journeys, Delta Gallery in Brentwood

CWA Members Show/”Personal Journeys”

March 31 – April 28, 2018

Delta Gallery-The STREETS of Brentwood

2485-Sandcreek #128, Brentwood, CA 94513

ENTRY DEADLINE: March 8, 2018

Awards:  1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50 and Four Honorable Mentions

Juror of Acceptance—Randall David Tipton:

The landscape has been my primary interest from an early age. I’m mostly self taught but have been deeply influenced by the American abstract expressionists, particularly in their belief in improvisation as path to something unique and meaningful. In my brief education, I was fortunate to work with Richard Diebenkorn in the first master class at the new Santa Fe Institute of Fine Art. It was a pivotal experience. As an avid walker, I explore, study, record and remember the various landscapes of Northwestern Oregon that I move through. This is the basis of my work. My paintings are the result of trial and error, and though I have sincere regard for my subjects, my intentions are aesthetic. A mood, memory, drawing or a photo gets things started. The painting is built with a casual scaffold of many small gestures and experiments which are developed, altered and often removed. Sometimes realistic description and contour prevail, other times, an abstract atmosphere of the place itself. Through the process, I hope to construct a work of inherent interest and in the spirit of that landscape.

Juror of Awards—Leslie Wilson Watercolors:

Leslie Wilson is a watercolor artist offering original watercolor paintings and commissions, including landscapes, still life and figures in an impressionistic style. Art has always been fundamental in her life. She has focused on watercolor painting for more than 30 years, capturing the moment in vibrant light and color, both en plein air and in the studio. She loves transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary and reminding people of the places they have been, the people they have met, and the truly remarkable light and color in our world. 


Show Calendar (Save these Dates)

March 8      Entry deadline
March 18    Acceptance notifications emailed to all accepted artist and accepted list posted on CWA website.
March 29    Noon to 2:00pm: Artwork drop off and artist check-in 
March 29    2:00pm to 5:00pm: Hang paintings
March 31    Juror's Award selection 10am-noon, Show opens 12:00pm
April 7        Artist Reception & Awards from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
April 28      Show closes 9:00pm
April 29      Artists pick up paintings (Noon to 4:00pm)


The Delta Gallery. A large open space, beautifully lighted gallery situated in Brentwood, California, featuring the works of renowned artists of regional stature in painting, sculpture and conceptual art. CWA Members Show is our second year at this gallery, and welcomes the artists and visitors to another successful show in 2018.


The CWA Member Shows are open to all CWA artists 18 years or older. Paintings must be two-dimensional and primarily watermedia on paper surface; Yupo and Tyvek are acceptable. Pastel or collage may be used as long as watermedia is the dominant element. No digital media, photography, prints, or reproductions. Source material and composition must be wholly original and not derived from any published images. Entries must be entirely the work of the artist, and not shown previously in a CWA Member Show. No workshop or class work allowed. All paintings must be for sale.

Size Limits

Minimum image: 140 square inches, no side less than 10 inches. Maximum outside frame: 40”x 40”


All paintings must be framed in simple, square-cornered frames ready for hanging and protected under Plexiglas with foam core backing, wire ends taped and ready to hang. No sawtooths, clamps or eye screws.  Mats (optional) must be white or off white. Colored liner mats are acceptable. Additional details may be included in instructions to accepted artists.

Online Entries Only

All entries will be submitted via our website,  Artists may enter up to three digital images in jpeg format, resolution 300 dpi, with 1200 pixels on the longest side, one painting per file. Show only the image without mat or frame.

CWA Members: Log in to the Members Home page, choose Shows/Exhibitions>, California Shows, confirm your information, and then add your painting details and upload your images.

Entry Fees (non-refundable)

Entry fee is payable on PayPal by credit, debit, or individual account. CWA members: $20 for two images, $30 for a maximum of three images.

Accepted Entries

All accepted artists will be notified by email and results will be posted onlineMarch 18th. Accepted work must match submitted image; paintings not consistent with submitted image may be disqualified. All paintings must have Painting Label attached on the back. Labels are found on >Membership >Forms > Labels for painting.


Delta Gallery will retain a 30% commission. CWA will retain a 10% commission on all work sold.

Conditions and Liabilities

No work may be withdrawn before the end of the Show. CWA and the Delta Gallery reserve the right to photograph artwork or copy images for promotional purposes. Insurance coverage is the artist’s sole responsibility, both in transit and during the Show. Neither CWA nor Delta Gallery insures the artwork and neither shall be responsible for loss or damage to any artwork submitted.  The submission of entries to this show shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.


Please email:      

Contact: Craig Moline 415-806-0907     

To enter, login and go to the Members Home Page