Monthly
General Meeting & Art Demonstration
1st Wednesday of every Month at 1:00 PM (PST) via Zoom
Next Meeting: Nov. 2, 2022

What happens during our general meetings?

  • Meet and greet. Come interact with the artists in your community!

  • Announcements of upcoming events

  • Updates on what's in the works for the Fremont Art Association

  • FREE art demonstration and Q&A

  • Artist of the Month (a'la Mini Art Show)

Come and join us! Our meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.

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October Art Demo​​nstration

The Fremont Art Association is pleased to have one of its own members, Jenna Hobbs as the guest artist at its virtual General Meeting and Art Demo on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 1:00 pm.

 

Hobbs, an adventurous artist and teacher, works with various media from watercolor to oil, and many other media in between. Her deep passion for art and the natural world fuels her creative process. It seems that with each one of her paintings, Hobbs wants to remind us of the preciousness of life on our planet and the vital need to protect it.

 

In her demo, Painting Flowers with Gouache, Hobbs invites attendees to join her as she showcases this often­­­ overlooked medium. So, bring a reference photo to create along with her a single flower or an entire bouquet. Materials needed: gouache paint, watercolor paper, a flat and a round brush, a cup of water, and paper towel or rag.

 

Hobbs is an inquisitive and evolving artist. Most recently, her exploration of where geometry and art intersect particularly in landscapes, has taken center stage in her work. Her vibrant paintings of vineyards, mountains, valleys, and skies, depicted in their simplest elemental geometric shapes, are utterly enchanting.

 

This past summer Hobbs completed an artist residency at La Macina di San Cresci in the village of Greve in Chianti, Italy. During this time, she created a series of oil paintings focusing on her exploration of geometric abstraction. She also produced various pencil sketches and a series of mini gouache paintings.

 

Today, Hobbs combines her art practice with her profession as a high school art teacher with the Fremont Unified School District. This affords her the opportunity to create alongside her students. The watercolors she produces in her classes as examples for assignments often inspire her own work. Hobbs also finds time to participate in various exhibitions. Among them include the Southern Vermont Art Center, Vermont; Fremont Art Association; Gearbox Gallery, Oakland; Studio Gallery, San Francisco; Livermore Art Association; Ohlone College, Fremont; Bankhead Theater, Livermore, and many more.

You may view Hobbs's work on her website here or on her instagram. 

Artists of the Month​​

Entry Guidelines

  1. Artist must be a Fremont Art Association Member in good standing, and must be present during the meeting.

  2. One entry per artist.

  3. Piece being entered must be original work, preferably created within the last month - no older than a year. (No prints/reproductions, or any work done as part of a class/course/workshop)

  4. Entries must be photographed and sent to Tetiana Taganska at taganskaya@ukr.net with the subject header "Artist Of The Month" no later than 6 pm (PST) on the evening before the meeting. (Ex. For a meeting on 02/03/2021, submit no later than 6 PM (PST) on 02/02/2021.) 
    PLEASE NOTE:
    i. Must use the subject line: "Artist of the Month" on the email submission. 
    ii. By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to abide by our Privacy Policy.

  5. Also send the following information:

    • Title of the Piece​

    • Medium(s)

    • Size

    • Price if available for sale (or indicate NFS - Not For Sale)

    • "Framed" or "Unframed" if applicable

  6. Non-members may not submit, but may participate in voting via Zoom during the meeting. All voting is anonymous.

  7. Artist of the Month is all virtual - No artwork will be displayed in the gallery, but will be shared on the website and on FAA Social Media. 

  8. Artwork listed for sale can be purchased through the FAA. Send any inquiries via the form below and please be sure to reference the piece. 

October
Contenders / Submissions

October 2022 Artists of the Month Awardees

1st place Mythili Srinivas “Peaches Delight” Colored Pencil 9 x 11 inches

2nd place: Christine Wilson "Lottie Fox" Colored Pencils 9 x 10 inches

3rd place: Deepti Saraswat “Majestic Dahlias” Watercolor 14 x 20 inches

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2021 Artist of the Year

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Helene Marie Roylance has been a member of the Fremont Art Association since 2014. Her works focus mainly on watercolor and intricately painted ceramics. Her paintings often depict scenes from her travels, as well as plein air paintings of local vistas. Her works can currently be found both on her website and at the Fremont Art Association.