Post Office Box 4631
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  USA

John Giannotti, Golden Arches
John Giannotti Golden Arches

Joseph Tringali, California Flyway
Joseph Tringali California Flyway

Rita Sklar, Dogpatch Saloon
Rita Sklar Dogpatch Saloon

Jessica de Jesus, Setting Fast
Jessica de Jesus Setting Fast

Thomas Lavin, Bus Stop
Thomas Lavin Bus Stop

Patricia Pierce, Beach Romp
Patricia Pierce Beach Romp

Judy Rowe, Repairing the Street
Judy Rowe Repairing the Street

California Places and People - Award Winners

April 14 - June 21, 2024
Village Theatre and Art Gallery, Danville

 Congratulationos to the award winners of the California Places and People CWA Member Show. Thank you for your participation!

View the List of Award Winners and all Accepted Paintings



May Newsletter

CWA May 2024 Newsletter


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.  

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



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.

CWA Store

54th National Exhibition



Next General Meeting Zoom

May 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST with Hugh Mossman, NWS, TWSA, NWWS, WW, CWA

General Meeting - May 15, 2024 - Hugh Mossman
Click picture for Zoom Link



Upcoming Workshops

Michael Holter - Watercolor Impressionism, Landscapes and Cityscapes Zoom
April 23-25, 2024, All Skill Levels

My work is impressionistic. I like to represent people or places and allow the painting to evolve from the structure of what is recognizable. The challenge is to balance the care needed to make the representation interesting… and perhaps believable, with the freedom, looseness and painterly quality that makes painting so unique and expressive.

2024 Michael Holter - April 23-25, 2024 Workshop


Carolyn Lord - Plein Air Watercolor at the EBRP Botanical Garden - IN PERSON
May 17-19, 2024, All Skill Levels

The portability and vibrancy of watercolor makes it ideal for plein air painting! This three-day workshop will be held outdoors in Tilden Regional Park Botanic Garden in the hills east of Berkeley, CA.

2024 Carolyn Lord - May 17-19, 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