Post Office Box 4631
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  USA

Sheila Cain, Soccer Star, 1st Place
Sheila Cain Soccer Star
1st Place
Carol Husslein, Maison Sauvage Paris, 2nd Place
Carol Husslein Maison Sauvage Paris
2nd Place
Kathleen Stumpfel, Stone House with Flowers, 3rd Place
Kathleen Stumpfel Stone House with Flowers
3rd Place
Bernie Stein, Lake Anza, Honorable Mention
Bernie Stein Lake Anza
Honorable Mention
Glenyse Henschel, Ready To Eat, Honorable Mention
Glenyse Henschel Ready To Eat
Honorable Mention
Jeff Ishikawa, Out West, Honorable Mention
Jeff Ishikawa Out West
Honorable Mention
Michael Friedland, foggydrizzlybaymonday, Honorable Mention
Michael Friedland foggydrizzlybaymonday
Honorable Mention

CWA Member Show - Color - Subtle or Wild

November 1 - December 22, 2023
The City of San Ramon, City Hall Gallery

View the List of Winners and all Accepted Paintings



We understand that there have been a few issues with payment when entering the exhibition. If you have trouble with this, please finish your entries and email me…I’ll verify that your work is on our jurying page and let you know and will send you confirmation and the address where you can send a check to cover the entry fees.

54th National Exhibition - extended   53rd National Exhibition - Online Show



December Newsletter

CWA December 2023 Newsletter



Next General Meeting Zoom

December 2023 - Winter Break - NO MEETING


Plein Air News

Contra Costa Plein Air

Contra Costa Plein Air is a friendly group of artists who get together to paint at scenic locations around the Bay Area and beyond. The paint-out schedule is random, usually weekdays, with dates and locations inspired by the weather and members' suggestions. New artists are always welcome! There is no fee to participate.  

They will be painting in Walnut Creek on October 1, 2023, at the field with Diablo views across the street from Northgate High School. Click here for posts of upcoming paint-outs on their blog, or click here to visit Contra Costa Plein Air on Facebook.



Community Outreach Art Supplies Sale

at GREAT SAVINGS to our CWA Members!

Community Outreach Sale

CWA Member Show - Smaller Paintings

January 4 - February 24, 2024
Main Street Arts, Martinez

NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS - View the Prospectus



Next In-Person Workshops

Andy Evansen - A Valued Approach to Watercolor Zoom
February 7-9, 2024, All Skill Levels

There seems to be a never-endinq quest to loosen up in watercolor and it’s probably the most common goal of students. It’s easy to fall into the trap of putting too much into your paintings, and editing out the non-essential whether working from photo reference or painting on location is vital. As I tell my students, what you leave out of a painting is as important as what you put in.

2024 Andy Evansen - February 7-9, 2024 Workshop


Dongfeng Li - Painting Portraits and Landscapes with an Eye Towards the Emotional Experience of the Subject - LIVE
February 26-29, 2024, Intermediate to Advanced

I paint with the eye towards the emotional experience of my characters: I want to share my experience of an intimate relationship between the viewer and portrait subject. Through use of gestures, contrast of lighting and emotional expression, I want to focus my model's gaze so that it can allow their impression to communicate as much of their own feelings and life experiences to the audience as possible. Through the layering of setting, hair dress, clothing, and background story, a living, breathing, person emerges for the viewer.

2024 Dongfeng Li - February 26-29, 2024 Workshop




Give the Gift of Creativity


Make this a special year of gifting with a one-year gift membership or workshop for your special someone.  



See the calendar for all the upcoming events

A message to you from CWA




We Need You

Now is your chance to be a CWA board member! The positions of President and Communications Director are open. Please contact former CWA President Carol Husslein for more information and say you want to volunteer. You can read the description of the positions in the CWA bylaws.

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