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Monthly
General Meeting & Art Demonstration
1st Wednesday of every Month at 1:00 PM (PST) via Zoom
Next Meeting: October 4th, 2023

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 (Monthly Members' Art Competition)

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

Or by filling out the following form:

October Art Demo​​nstration

The Fremont Art Association (FAA) is delighted

to have Meghana Mitragotri as the guest artist at its virtual General Meeting and Art Demo on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 1:00 pm. 

A resident of Livermore, California, Meghana Mitragotri is an award-winning Watercolor Artist that draws inspiration from quaint countryside landscapes, flowers and birds. Her style is often realistic, and sometimes impressionistic.

Meghana was born in a family of scientists and grew up in Kalpakkam, a township in southern India. Growing up in a diverse community elevated her creative interests in Art, Languages, Classical Music and Dance. While in grade school, she took art classes and was introduced to media like colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, acrylic, and oils.

However, watercolors became Meghana’s choice of medium because of the sheer versatility of water resulting in an array of shades, movement, textures, and hues, that bring to life her idea of natural beauty and a level of serenity in a painting. The process is therapeutic, and the result organic!

Meghana started to develop her own techniques over a period and continues to learn varous tricks and techniques. She loves using a variety of bold and subtle colors alike in her paintings and must have a shade of green in ALL her pieces. She closely follows the work of renowned artists whose art style and compositions have inspired her.

Painting has always been Meghana’s favorite hobby for over 30 years. She has been encouraged by family and close friends to take this hobby a notch up, and this has made her a full-time artist allowing her to become a member of organizations including the Pleasanton Art League (PAL), Livermore Art Association (LAA), Dublin Arts Collective (DAC) and California Watercolor Association (CWA). Meghana is currently the President of PAL. The pandemic has given her an opportunity to become a member of Tri-Valley’s Online Tech Team to work on several projects to bring communities together. She has also conceptualized and been the Show Chair for multiple online and in-person art shows.

Meghana is also a crafter. Her company is titled “DaintlyMade”. She is actively involved with participating in numerous Art & Craft shows and Fine Art events & competitions throughout the Bay Area year-round. Her artwork has been exhibited at venues including Museum on Main, Harrington Gallery of Firehouse Arts Center, Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, and juried shows at Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery and City Hall in San Ramon, Bankhead Theater, Bothwell Arts Center and City Hall in Livermore, Blackhawk Plaza in Danville, Delicato winery in Manteca, other fine art shows in Dublin, Tracy, Fremont, Hayward and more. She has also been accepted into CWA’s National Show. She has received numerous awards and accolades at national and international levels. Meghana enjoys teaching watercolor lessons and performing art demonstrations!

 

Join us as Meghana Mitragotri showcases her approach to floral painting. The meeting (free to attend) will be held via Zoom. Participants must register in advance and will receive the Zoom link via email.

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 May 3rd, submit no later than 6 PM (PST) on May 2nd.
    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. 

February 2023 Artists of the Month Awardees

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1st Place

Hetal Anjaria

Title: winter blossoms Medium: Watercolor and ink Size: 10x20 inches Price: $120.00

2nd Place

Bruce Roberts 

“Struggle in Nature”

Medium: Processed photo

3rd Place

Yoganandhini Janarthanan

Title: Three's Company!

Medium: Watercolor on Paper

Size: 11x14 inches

2022 Artist of the Year

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Congratulations to Deepti Saraswat

Artist of the Year 2022

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