Post Office Box 4631
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  USA

CWA Member Show - California Places and People

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




CWA Member Show - Smaller Paintings

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




March Newsletter

CWA March 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

March 20, 2024 at 7 pm PST with Michael Holter

General Meeting - March 20, 2024 - Michael Holter
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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

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