Fremont Art Association


BEYOND the SURFACE: A collection of watercolor/collage paintings on paper and YUPO by Grace Rankin

The Fremont Art Association is pleased to announce Grace Rankin; the associations second quarter Showcase Artist! The showcase, “Beyond the Surface” will be on display from Saturday, April 12 through Sunday April 27 at the Fremont Art Associations Gallery located at 37659 Niles Boulevard in Fremont.

Award winning artist and teacher, Grace Rankin’s paintings possess a vital energy and presence that reflect the sensitivity and color sense of this natural artist. There is nothing contrived or superfluous in her work. When asked how she expresses herself in her paintings, Grace says that she thinks of her paintings as vehicles for feelings and moods as well as ideas.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see her collection of beautiful watercolor/collage paintings and watercolors on YUPO. YUPO is a synthetic material that is smooth and water-repellant. The watercolors are carefully layered and allowed to dry to achieve the desired texture and design.

You can meet the artist at a reception held in her honor at the gallery on Sunday, April 13 from 1:30 – 4:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. A variety of new works from additional member artists will be exhibited at the gallery. Please join with your community in celebrating this award-winning artist.


The third annual Fiber Arts and Flower Show will be held at Fremont Art Association (FAA) from April 30th through May 24th. The show is in conjunction with the Wildflower, Art, Garden Tour & Quilt Show organized by The Niles Main Street Association to celebrate spring. Visit FAA gallery during this time for fabulous quilts, knits and other forms of fiber arts by local artists.

We are also calling all artists to participate in the show. Members and non-members with a signed waiver are welcome to submit their artwork to the show. There is a modest admission fee of $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members for submitting the artwork. Receiving is from 2 pm to 5 pm, on Sunday, April 27th, and from 12 to 3 pm on April 28th. Sign-up forms are available at the FAA Gallery, online. or contact Melba Vincent for forms to be emailed to you.



1251 Peralta Boulevard, near Mowry in Fremont.

May19, 2014, the gardens at Shinn Historical Park are in full bloom and very beautiful. We will have Local Artists display, demonstrate and sell their art work. There will be some historic crafts people that may have some of their work for sale. We plan on having Music For Minors II,another musical group, Square Dancers and the Nour El Ain Belly Dancers to entertain you. We will be selling hot dogs, popcorn, sodas, water and tours of the historic Shinn House. We will have other historical organizations here telling about their organization and maybe asking you to try to identify an object.

style="text-align:center;"FREE Admission to the grounds.

No Charge for enjoying the art, music, dancing or view.

Historic Shinn House tours are $5 adults, $2.50 for children age 5-12, Free under 5

Hot dogs, popcorn, soda and water will be very reasonably priced.

We ask you to come out and enjoy this wonderful park, to look at the Art and if you like it, purchase it, Tour the House, enjoy the music and dancing. We ask only for you to have a great time at a wonderful park.

This event is sponsored by the Fremont Cultural Arts Council, Mission Peak Heritage Foundation,
The Fremont Art Association, Boy Scout Troop 447. Profits will be used for historical preservation
and restoration by Mission Peak Heritage Foundation. Mission Peak Heritage Foundation is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information contact Al Minard at: (510) 552-4839

More information: 2014 Flyer, 2014 Application, 2014 Participant Info, 2014 Booth Arrangement.


Myrna Wacknov will be presenting a 4 day workshop at the Fremont Art Association Gallery on May 30 through June 2. This workshop is for those artists who are looking for a shift in their work from copying a photograph to interpreting and image in some new and exciting ways. We will be working with our own faces but the ideas and techniques learned can be applied to any subject.

Taking advantage of the amazing power of our electronic devices, we will take a self- portrait using an IPAD or IPHONE or equivalent device, learn how to use the Photoshop app PS Touch to manipulate the image in creative ways then transform some of those ideas into paintings.

The classic approach of designing a painting using the Elements of Design will be combined with utilizing unexplored materials, tools, techniques and pairings. Each day will start with the element of Texture, plus a focus on one additional element. Workshop fee is $300.00.

Contact: Carol Ramos 510-489-5818; or call the Fremont Art Gallery at 510-792-0905.


Regan Nursery and Fremont Art Association are co-hosting the annual ‘Artists in the Garden’ on June 21st and 22nd , 2014 from 11am to 4pm each day. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase and sell your art amongst the flowers and live music.

Please send 3 jpegs of your current work to Simone Archer. Send your information including full name, medium, phone number, email and website (if you have one). Deadline to submit is May 1st , 2014. Fee is $45 per person for FAA members and $60 per person for non-members.Fee to be paid only if juried in.

Space is limited, apply now.






The Fremont Art Association operates a Gallery located at 37697 Niles Boulevard Fremont, CA., in the historic Niles district of Fremont. The Association offers monthly guest artist demonstrations, gallery exhibiting privileges, feature artist showcases, annual events, and the opportunity to interact with a large group of seasoned artists. The Fremont Art association also has a newsletter, the Local Color , which is published monthly.

Membership is open to anyone, 18 years and over, who is interested in supporting our goals of fostering, promoting and encouraging the cultivation, and appreciation of Art.

Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday,11am to 5pm. Our address is 37697 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94536.
Phone: 510-792-0905.

For directions and a map Click here.  We would love to have you join us. Please see
our list of Upcoming Events.


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