Happy New Year, National Hobby Month and "Celebration!"Art Show
Updated: Jan 13
Welcome to a new year at the Corona Art Association. The following is a New Year message from our President, Laureen....
A challenge for 2022: Set a mindful goal to create art for your personal well-being
I have been reflecting on the many challenging opportunities and successes of the Corona Art Association (C.A.A.) in 2021. The C.A.A. was ready for these events because our volunteer members boldly stepped up to make things happen! We are a 100% volunteer organization, fully supported by members. We generate income from Gallery Gift Shop sales, donations, and proceeds from classes and workshops led by C.A.A. artists. The C.A.A. also generates income from bi-monthly gallery and online art shows, restaurant fundraisers, and AmazonSmile purchase donations. Thank you everyone, who supported the C.A.A. in 2021. Thank you to the 2021 C.A.A. Board, you are a great team! Your leadership and tenacity made C.A.A. ready for the challenging opportunities and successes of 2021!
Are you ready for the 2022 challenge? Each new year brings renewed hope for the future, then we go about setting New Year resolutions. These resolutions, often made without a plan, fade away before Valentine’s Day. For many, immersing ourselves in art takes a back seat to family, work, and other responsibilities. This year, I challenge you to set at least one mindful goal, for your personal well-being, to create art. Define a plan or checklist to incorporate your goal into an easily achievable daily habit. Ensure that your family and friends are aware of your commitment to your daily personal well-being. Then, push your creativity in 2022!
Today, art is commonly recognized as a tool for relieving stress, promoting mental calmness, and elevating mood. The C.A.A. needs you! So, take care of yourself, set a mindful goal for your personal well-being, create art in 2022! Join us in the gallery during open studio, take a class or workshop, create or share art on Sunday’s at the gallery during Member Mingle or simply meet up with your C.A.A. friends to have lunch and share current art ideas.
“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” - Danny Kaye
Happy New Year!!
Art Happens Here!
C.A.A. President 2022-2023
January is National Hobby Month and CAA is ready to help you and your family explore a new hobby or up your art game in 2022. All of our classes, workshops, and clubs are open to nonmembers, as well as members. Here are some highlights of upcoming creative opportunities we have on tap. Please visit our website for all the details and registration.
For Adults (16+)
Watercolor Painting Course with Kathryn Duncan (4: Red-Violet) begins Fri., Jan. 7
Cricut Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 starting Jan. 19
Mosaic from Your Photo or Design Course with Becky Floyd begins Wed., Jan. 26
Mosaic Workshop: Andamento and Flow with Becky Floyd on Sat., Jan. 29
Painting and Drawing with Mary Lou Wallace on Mondays 3:30-5:30pm
Watercolor Painting Course with Kathryn Duncan (5: Violet) begins Fri., Feb. 25
Intro to Stained Glass Workshop with Becky Floyd on Sat., Feb. 12
Beginner Stained Glass Bootcamp with Becky Floyd on Sat. Feb. 26 & Sun Feb. 27
Beginner Stained Glass Course with Becky Floyd starts Wed., Apr. 20
For Kids and Teens
Drawing Course for Ages 8-18 with Lori Alarcon begins Sat., Jan. 22
Anime Drawing Course for Ages 8-18 with Lori Alarcon begins Sat., Feb. 12
We also offer one-time art lessons in the medium of your choice if we have an available artist to work with you, we can host an art activity for your party (e.g., paint and sip, plant party, etc.), we can provide a temporary art exhibit for your business, and more! Please see our website for more info or reach out to us.
Take-in for our January/February "Celebration!" Art Show will be 12-4pm, January 14-16 - https://www.coronaartassociation.org/art-exhibit-schedule
The Artist Reception will be on Sat., Jan. 22 at 6pm.
If you have art in the previous art show or on the Winner's Wall, remember to pick up your entries during take-in.
Our art shows are open to the public! We encourage community members, as well as paid CAA members, to enter our bimonthly art shows. Please visit our website to learn more about it. https://www.coronaartassociation.org/art-shows
Members: please renew your 2022 memberships now. Memberships will lapse on March 1. Please remember that prorated dues are available for first-time members only.
Have questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to us.
All info about dues and membership applications is located here: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/join-or-renew-membership
Members: Please remember to sign up for January and February Gallery Sitting now... https://www.coronaartassociation.org/gallery-sitting
To see more events coming up, please visit our main Events page or Calendar: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/
General Meeting January 11, 6-8pm (always the 2nd Tuesday of the month)
Have a picture or print that would be perfect if it were only matted and framed? We offer custom mat cutting to members and the public at very competitive pricing! Check out the info on our website: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/mat-cutting
😎 Member Mingle is on Sundays in the Gallery. Paid CAA members are welcome to mingle in the Gallery on Sundays. Bring your paints, art projects, or other leisure activities, and enjoy some quality social time while you create and relax with other CAA members. **Excludes Take-In and Workshop days.**
📆 Members: Pick your 4 hours per month of gallery sitting: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/gallery-sitting
Fine art by our members is for sale in our current show and online! Come in Thursday-Sunday, 12-4pm to see what's available now and peruse individual artist galleries online: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/fine-art-caa-members
Our Gallery Gift Shop is stocked with CARDS, GIFTS and DECOR! All handcrafted by CAA member artists. A portion of the proceeds supports our community arts mission! You can shop in person Thursday - Sunday, 12-4pm or browse online anytime: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/gallery-shop
🖌 Adult (16+) painting and drawing with Mary Lou Wallace occurs every Monday from 3:30-5:30pm. Cost is $60 for 4 sessions. To sign up, go to: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/bookings-checkout/painting-and-drawing-for-adults
Art happens here!
The Corona Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts organization that has been serving the artistic needs of our communities since your participation in our events and donations help us to continue to support visual arts education and enjoyment for free or low-cost to residents of all ages and abilities. Thank you.
We especially need donations to our Adaptive Art classes for kids and adults with special needs. These are taught at the Corona Library 100% by volunteers. To donate specifically to this program and to learn more, please go to: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/register-for-art-classes?category=1d86e7f7-e824-4acb-86f0-0a98a21a7346
We also want to offer more and larger scholarships to art students. Even during these pandemic years, we have been able to offer small scholarships to local students graduating from high school who will be majoring in art in college. To donate specifically to this program and to learn more, please go to: https://www.coronaartassociation.org/scholarship-program
Or, to give to our general fund, you can use the "Donate" button at the bottom of any page on our website.
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Corona Art Association is located inside Corona's Historic Civic Center at 815 W 6th St #145, Corona, CA 92882