Meet Glass Artist Gigi Erickson
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Glass Artist Gigi Erickson

Join us for this glass event and meet Gigi Erickson, enjoy her gorgeous glass and see her new wall art and table lamp pieces.

Gigi Erickson started working in the stained glass field in 1977. She has worked for many successful stained glass artist’s before she was introduced to her current passion for glass blowing in 1990. For many years Gigi taught glass blowing to students and enjoyed teaching others the joy of creating something beautiful in glass. She opened up her own glass blowing studio in 2007 in Union City California where Gigi often works alone creating one of a kind creations that can take days and even weeks to produce. Working alone means that Gigi must take great care and must be precise about each piece she creates.

Here at Studio Seven Arts we carry, her long stem flowers, pumpkins, pears, cherries, apples, squash and coming soon will be her lamps and her wall art. Gigi is one of our top sellers here and her pieces grace many homes in our area and across the country. Come join us for this fun event and meet Gigi in person.

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Maddy Hudson Performing
Jul
5
5:30 PM17:30

Maddy Hudson Performing

Come listen and meet American Idol contestant from Season XIV and enjoy the acoustic sounds of Maddy Hudson. Maddy’s vocal styling’s have the influences of Amy Winehouse, Adele, Sia, Norah Jones and Beyonce, with a soulful bluesy edge that makes her sound so unique. She is a passionate artist that conveys emotion in her performances so come join us for a fun Friday night filled with music and art at Studio Seven Arts. Follow this link for Maddy Hudson where you can book her for a event and listen to her music samples.

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Meet Dichroic Glass Artist Joe Milelli
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Dichroic Glass Artist Joe Milelli

Meet Glass Artist Joe Milelli

Help support our local charity, Children’s Healthy Smile Project (CHSP), and meet glass artist Joe Milelli. Joe donates his skills and glass to create intricate and unique fused glass jewelry and artwork which provide funding for CHSP.

Joe’s primary subjects revolve around colorful and diverse themes associated with ocean reefs and exotic game fish. As a part time resident of Key West, he spends considerable time fishing and in the water which greatly influence’s his work. Joe started his love of glass my creating stained glass but after moving to the Bay Area discovered fused glass and has been “hooked” ever since. His work is part of the collections of  professional fishing guides, former owner of the New York Knicks, nationally known football coach, and many Key West residents.

As an Engineer, Joe also has a keen interest in developing unique processes and techniques which are reflected in his fused glass jewelry and artwork. Each piece is one of kind, handmade, including use of dichroic glass, gold, mica and enamel paints. Many of the pieces include multiple firings and cold work before a piece is completed. He truly enjoys creating jewelry and artwork and has donated over 2,000 fused glass pieces to CHSP, American Cancer Society, Sandra Wing Foundation, Various Hurricane relief efforts, and Head Start organizations over his many years of being an artist.

All net proceeds from the sale of fused glass artwork is donated to Children’s Health Smile Project by Studio Seven Arts.

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Courtney Glickman Performing
Jul
12
5:30 PM17:30

Courtney Glickman Performing

Courtney has created her own unique music style that combines elements of jazz chords with urban pop melodies, and occasional hip-hop/rap deliveries. When asked to describe her sound she says that artists such as LIGHTS, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Norah Jones, G-Eazy, Tori Kelly, and Kehlani have played influential roles in helping her discover her own musical niche. Come join us for a fun Friday night filled with music and art at Studio Seven Arts.

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Meet Thomas Cory
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Thomas Cory

Thom’s primary focus for the past 20 years has been painting butterflies, but Thom aslo delights in creating landscapes, water-scapes and now recently birds. Thom’s focus has been painting birds with a close up like portrait view, where you are face to face with the bird. Thom also uses trees, branches and objects in his compositions to highlight the habitat of the bird.

Nature is a great inspiration for Thom, its fascinating changes that come with each season communicates with him and he finds a precious treasure every time he takes a walk in nature. There is a grace and blessing that abound in nature, where beauty, mystery and healing are capable of transforming the soul beyond imagination or reason. There are so many wonders that surround us and that is why nature is such a ever changing inspiration for Thom.

Thom’s medium is acrylic and he likes the way it handles, the way it feels and reveals. This medium is ever changing too and each piece reveals something new. Thomas has also taught art for 35 years including art schools, colleges and high schools. Thomas retired from teaching in 2005 and has been a ordained minister for 30 years.

We feature Thomas Cory’s work at Studio Seven Arts, our focus is his birds, but Thom also does landscapes and portraits, ask one of our associates if you don’t see what your looking for and we can ask Thomas what he has in his studio that might be what your looking for.

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Courtney Glickman Performing
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Courtney Glickman Performing

Courtney has created her own unique music style that combines elements of jazz chords with urban pop melodies, and occasional hip-hop/rap deliveries. When asked to describe her sound she says that artists such as LIGHTS, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Norah Jones, G-Eazy, Tori Kelly, and Kehlani have played influential roles in helping her discover her own musical niche. Come join us for a fun Friday night filled with music and art at Studio Seven Arts. Follow this link Courtney Glckman where you can book Courtney to play for your event.

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Meet Hallmark Published Artist James R. Tracey
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Hallmark Published Artist James R. Tracey

Come meet Hallmark published artist James R. Tracey, come talk with James about his technique where he uses pen, ink and tempura to create his detailed animal piece portraits. Whether he is creating a tiger or a bird each piece is colorful and so detailed the animal looks like it is in the room with you.

James R Tracey grew up in Ohio and started at a very young age with crayons coloring in great detail in his coloring books. James moved to California after a natural disaster in his home town and now resides in Oakdale California. In high school James took every art and craft’s class that was available to hone his technique, fueled by his love for art. He entered art contests and state fair’s where he won awards for his art. He also completed a national course with the Art Institute Academy, which helped him to refine his art.  James has created many images for Hallmark greeting cards as a freelance artist. James also received a scholarship to attend the Arts and Crafts Institute of Oakland. Ink and pencil are his favorite mediums, but he also uses many colored mediums that have produced many of his creative art pieces today.

Join us for this special event, James is one of our newest artist’s here at Studio Seven Arts , we brought him into the gallery because of the content of his pieces, we know how much our customers love animals especially giraffes tigers and elephants so don’t miss this opportunity to talk with James about his passion for drawing and talk with him about his technique, join us for a fun filled art day at Studio Seven Arts.

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Maddy Hudson Performing
Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

Maddy Hudson Performing

Come listen and meet American Idol contestant from Season XIV and enjoy the acoustic sounds of Maddy Hudson. Maddy’s vocal styling’s have the influences of Amy Winehouse, Adele, Sia, Norah Jones and Beyonce, with a soulful bluesy edge that makes her sound so unique. She is a passionate artist that conveys emotion in her performances so come join us for a fun Friday night filled with music and art at Studio Seven Arts. Follow this link Maddy Hudson where you can book her for your event and listen to samples of her music.

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Charles Sedlak Performing
Aug
16
5:30 PM17:30

Charles Sedlak Performing

Charles Sedlak was born in Tucsson, Arizona. He was then brought up in a Mexican community, where his godfather Ismael Barrejos taught him the gypsy art of playing the guitar. And that's how Charles has grown up : with the passion of music in his blood, lso come join us for a fun Friday night filled with music and art at Studio Seven Arts. Follow this link Charles Sedlak to buy his music and book him for your event.

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Meet Urban Pop Artist Rasterstache
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Urban Pop Artist Rasterstache

(R$TR // n. /ˈras·tər·stash/

Whether working in canvas or sculpture, Rasterstache playfully tiptoes the line between parody and reverence, iconoclasm and idolatry, sending up beloved pop culture and urban contemporary and intermingling it with technological advancements that explodes with jocundity. 

a brief introduction: 

Rasterstache, is a young artist emerging from the street to the gallery. Inspired by eclectic robots in a modern abstract influence, and dripping a pop aesthetic celebrating luxury lifestyles. Rasterstache’s art aims to be simultaneously retro and contemporary, while manifesting a rich palette of mixed nostalgia that cuts across identities and generations.

Known for paintings, street art, sculptures, and murals, and the creation of many delightful characters that elevate the street into the gallery. Agility as an artist along with social relevance and influence keep Rasterstache’s artwork dynamic and inspiring.

Rasterstache’s work can be found in an ever-growing coterie of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad. Artwork has been showcased in numerous galleries in America, along with participation in shows in Canada, Mexico and France. 

"I paint what appeals to me." - Rasterstache 

Studio Seven Arts

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Montoya Music Performing
Aug
23
5:30 PM17:30

Montoya Music Performing

Michael and Sherri are self taught Musicians that love to write music from their heart’s. They collaborate when writing their music. Michael play’s the guitars and bass, while Sherri plays the drums. The percussion they create together then add the keyboards and effects. We record all our backup parts on a laptop and use it as our backup as we play guitar and percussion live. Michael taught himself to play the guitar in the early 60's with a little help from his friends and family. Sherri joined Michael in the 90's and she also taught herself to play the drums, in 2006 their music went from Sherri singing to just being an instrumental duo. Come join us at Studio Seven Arts. Follow this link Montoya Music to listen, buy and book Montoya music for your event.

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Meet Courtney Jacobs
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Courtney Jacobs

Courtney Jacobs paintings represent a personal language created through the use of color, texture, composition, and action.  By pushing, scraping, dripping, and throwing the paint she create’s a visual history of her own response to these complex and chaotic elements.  It is an active process, intermingling various elements (line, spatter, drip, brushstroke, and squiggle) into one final composition. 

As Courtney paint’s she is forever seeking the balance between negative/positive, lost/found, light/dark, thin and thick.  For every “yin”, she searches for the “yang”.  Courtney will juxtapose a great sweeping gesture against a calm breathing space, creating movement.  Every splatter, gesture, and stroke is planned in terms of how it will affect the overall whole and where it can be mirrored elsewhere.  She finds this harmony of seemingly contradictory visual ideas both beautiful and exciting.             

It’s an intuitive process that requires as much looking as painting…perhaps even more.  This intuitive process taps into the purely visual non-language right brain—a meditative unfolding that Courtney likens to “speaking in tongues.”  Also known as “glossolalia,” speaking in tongues is “the vocalizing of fluent speech-like but unintelligible utterances, often as part of a religious practice”. 

For Courtney the painting process has become a visual equivalent of glossolalia.  Instead of vocalizing “fluent unintelligible utterances,” she let’s the paint act as her medium of meditation.  The titles have been invented as a part of this process and are meant to be spoken aloud by the viewer.   

Come meet Courtney Jacobs, take a look at her abstracts which are filled with emotion and movement, texture and color. Everyone sees and feels something different in every piece that she creates, ask her about her process of creating your favorite piece.

Bay Area artist Courtney Jacobs received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  She has shown her work in several locations, including the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Winter Park, FL; 79 New Montgomery Gallery in San Francisco, CA;  and Dennis Rae Fine Art in San Francisco, CA.  Her works have been purchased by many independent collectors, and she has been published in both “The Source”, and “Discover Livermore.”  She has won several awards, including Best In Show at Abstract Exposure.com.

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John Brazell Perfroming
Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

John Brazell Perfroming

John Brazell likes to put himself out there, musically, “The way I kind of describe it to people is that songwriting is kind of like looking at a painting and describing what I’m seeing. I’ll get an emotion and get some imagery in my head, whether it’s a story or an experience that I went through…I just sing my feelings and thoughts.” Come join us for a fun Friday night filled with music and art at Studio Seven Arts. Follow this link John Brazell to watch his YouTube channel.

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John Brazell Perfroming
Aug
31
5:30 PM17:30

John Brazell Perfroming

John Brazell likes to put himself out there, musically, “The way I kind of describe it to people is that songwriting is kind of like looking at a painting and describing what I’m seeing. I’ll get an emotion and get some imagery in my head, whether it’s a story or an experience that I went through…I just sing my feelings and thoughts.” Come join us for a fun Friday night filled with music and art at Studio Seven Arts. Follow this link John Brazell to watch his YouTube channel.

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Meet Vineyard artist Susan Hoehn
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Vineyard artist Susan Hoehn

Date: Saturday, June 8th

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Place: Studio Seven Arts in Downtown Pleasanton

California artist Susan Hoehn is best known for her vibrant hues reflecting the beauty of the landscapes she paints. From vineyards to romantic seaside vistas Susan captures the essence of the contemporary landscape.

Susan received a B.A. in Art from the University of California at Berkeley where she was schooled in a variety of mediums. As a student in the late 70’s she studied painting under Joan Brown. During that period, she worked part time for the University Bear Backers designing brochure covers for athletic events.

As a landscape painter, it is her lifelong pursuit to capture color, light and shadow, to translate this vision to bring enjoyment to others. The vineyards of California epitomize this harmony.

Susan visits the wine country several times a year exploring new locations to photograph and paint. She is most inspired by summer and fall as the color. light and shadows unite to form that perfect composition. Susan knows she is ultimately successful when someone viewing her painting experiences the same delight from the scene as she did.

Come join us here at Studio Seven Arts and meet this talented artist, watch while she paints, ask her questions and look at the pieces we carry of hers while you are.

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Meet Studio Seven Arts Owner Dirk Christiansen
May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Meet Studio Seven Arts Owner Dirk Christiansen

Dirk Christensen, the owner of Studio Seven Arts will be speaking at the Pleasanton Art League meeting, Monday may 13th at 7:30 pm, at 4455 Black Avenue in Pleasanton California.

Dirk will be talking about the ever changing art business, its relationship with the artists and the ever evolving downtown. Come meet him and bring your questions about the art business and talk with him about the submission process of having your work accepted into a gallery.

Dirk purchased Studio Seven Arts in 2010 and his focus has been on making local artists and their art accessible to our customers. Dirk along with a knowledgeable staff hand pick all the work that is displayed in the gallery. Listening to our customers wants and needs is one of the ways that help us to decide what we choose to bring into the gallery.

Studio Seven Arts specializes in handmade items, such as hand blown glass from Glass Eye Studio or the unique pieces of hand etched glass from Mary Melinda Wellsandt, these items are special. Our painters create locals scenes that depict where we live, like Debbie Wardrope and Amy Leung who both have painted our downtown Pleasanton street. Our artists are very talented and their creative ability shows in every piece we display with pride here at Studio Seven Arts.

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Pleasanton Wine Stroll, Meet Debbie Wardrope
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

Pleasanton Wine Stroll, Meet Debbie Wardrope

Debbie Wardrope is a Bay Area native and longtime Pleasanton resident who has always loved art and has pursued painting for most of her life, even during her 20-year career in mortgage banking.

Debbie graduated "With Distinction" from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland with a BFA in illustration.  Her work has been recognized through numerous awards, including "Best of Class" and merit awards at the Alameda County Fair.  She has exhibited in many group and solo shows, such as Art Expo in New York and has had paintings in galleries from Yountville to Carmel.  Debbie's work is included in private and corporate art collections around the nation.  Locally, both Alameda County and the City of Pleasanton own her paintings.

Debbie's primary medium is pastel, but she also paints in oils and acrylics.  Her recent work focuses on the effects of light at sunset and twilight on the city, landscape and ocean.  Her influences include such early California artists as Frank Cuprien, Mary DeNeale Morgan and Granville Redmond.

Debbie says, "I believe that art should be beautiful, accessible and evoke an emotional response in the viewer.  I strive to create images that are immediately recognizable but are things that are frequently overlooked in the rush of everyday life.  I love to capture a moment in time through the use of light and color.”

A signature member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, Debbie teaches pastel painting classes for adults and art classes for children through the City of Pleasanton and Las Positas College Community Education.  She has also done demonstrations and workshops for several art associations.  She lives in Pleasanton with her husband, two children and an assortment of rescued dogs and cats.  Debbie's work is represented here at Studio Seven Arts.

Come meet local artist Debbie Wardrope during the Wine Stroll, come talk with her about her art and watch as she demonstrates her technique, it will be a fun event, see you there.

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Tom Taneyhill

Come join us on a Saturday and meet oil painter Tom Taneyhill. Tom is inspired by our California landscape and creates with color and texture.

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Meet Pleasanton Oil Painter Amy Leung
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Pleasanton Oil Painter Amy Leung

Join us Saturday April 20th and meet Pleasanton artist Amy Leung, come talk with her about her craft, her process and watch her work on a piece of art.

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Pleasanton Brew Crawl, Meet Craig Kurotori
Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

Pleasanton Brew Crawl, Meet Craig Kurotori

Meet bonsai sculptor Craig Kurotori, he will be here during the Brew Crawl talking with costumers and working on his one of a kind bonsai trees

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Meet Acrylic Pour Painter and Jewelry Artist Irene Hardy
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Acrylic Pour Painter and Jewelry Artist Irene Hardy

Meet Irene Hardy, talk with her about her inspiration for her paintings and watch as she creates her jewelry with acrylic paint. Each piece of jewelry is framed in silver plate and covered with domed glass, every piece is one of a kind.

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Meet Photo Realistic Oil Painter Tyler Abshier
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Photo Realistic Oil Painter Tyler Abshier

Come meet Modesto oil painter Tyler Abshier, come talk with him about his inspiration and his technique.

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Meet Surrealist Oil Painter Bill Sala
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Surrealist Oil Painter Bill Sala

Meet surrealist oil painter Bill Sala, come talk with him about his process and his 70 plus years of creating art. Come see his new work that depicts the depression era.

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Meet Elephant Sculptor Julie Koopmann
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Elephant Sculptor Julie Koopmann

Join us and meet local sculptor Julie Koopmann, talk with her about her love of elephants and how she creates them with clay.

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Meet Plein Air Artist Charity Anderson
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Plein Air Artist Charity Anderson

Come join us Saturday January 26th, meet plein air painter Charity Anderson, she will be here talking with customers and demonstrating how she creates her vibrant landscapes

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Meet Watercolor Artist Floy Zittin
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Watercolor Artist Floy Zittin

Join us Saturday January 19th and meet watercolor artist Floy ZIttin, Floy will be talking with customers and demonstrating her craft

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Meet Pastel Artist Debbie Wardrope
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Pastel Artist Debbie Wardrope

Debbie Wardrope is a longtime Pleasanton resident who has always loved art and has pursued painting throughout her life. Debbie believes art should be beautiful, accessible and evoke images that are immediately recognizable, but are things that are frequently overlooked in the rush of our every day lives. She loves to capture a moment in time through the use of light and color. Debbie has painted several painting’s of downtown Pleasanton, these pieces are available here at Studio Seven Arts.

Join us for this fun Saturday filled with art, featuring Debbie Wardrope. Meet her, talk with her about her creation process and watch as she demonstrates her craft.

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Meet Sue Evans, Photographer
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Sue Evans, Photographer

Sue began taking pictures as a young child and developing them with her father in his basement dark room. They did black and white at the time but when Sue and her husband married their wedding gift to each other was a Minolta, their first SLR film camera. They spent eight summers living and working in Glacier National Park, Montana culminating in literally thousands of slides taken while working as a ranger, hiking and climbing.

Many years later in 2002, it was suggested that Sue create products to sell in her historic town of Pleasanton, California and that was the beginning of her professional photography career. Sue’s work has since expanded to include art shows, being published in several magazines and books. She also has been commissioned to provide images for corporate spaces and capturing special business and family photos for her clients.

Nature is very near and dear to Sue so she uses it as her backdrop for her portraits, which helps create a much more relaxed atmosphere for her clients. Her mission with her images of nature is to help others feel a deeper connection to our natural world and hopefully become more motivated to help preserve it for future generations.

Sue shoots all digital now (Canon equipment) and really appreciates the instant feedback for her clients as well as herself. She also enjoys recreating images into unique fine art pieces with Photoshop and other plug in software.

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Meet Julie Koopmann, Elephant Sculptures
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Julie Koopmann, Elephant Sculptures

Julie Koopmann’s art world began after facing her own mortality in 2013, she decided it was time to make some changes and seek a deeper meaning for her existence. Julie left her managerial position, sold her expensive car and proactively let go of a variety of things which promised, but did not deliver, true happiness

The result of her decision can be seen on here website Jujukoop.com and her elephant sculptures can be seen here at Studio Seven Arts, each one unique with its own personality.

The artist, long dormant in her awoke with a new creative energy and multiple sources of inspiration, she began sculpting forms and figures with uninterrupted single strings of wire. As Julie began twisting and turning unique characters evolved, each with their own identifiable personalities and style. Her heroes. some super, some emotional and some lost were within these sculptures. She designed wardrobes by a creative application of dried acrylic paint and each was complete.

Julie’s initial contact with clay did not feel new or foreign to her, but rather old and familiar, like a long lost friend. Magically she sculpted two busts of father figures she had loved who had passed away. Both of these pieces are in homes now of loved ones, who tell her they help fill a void and inspire fond memorizes.

Julie loves working with clay because in it’s wet state it is malleable: but after the firing it is rock solid and long living.

Julie has a enormous heart for elephants. Their majestic presence is unforgettable. Although their skin looks rough and tough, it is sensitive and easily permeated by poacher’s arrows, those that are hungry for their long white ivory tusks. They along with Rhino’s are in the same category, endangered in many parts of the world, some breeds are close to extinction. Julie’s passion for sculpting them is to bring awareness to their plight. If you want to see some amazing orphaned baby elephants Julie recommends the work that is being done at www.davidsheldricktrust.org better yet she said adopt one for a year and watch it grow!

Julie believes that Art encapsulates time between the artist and the enthusiast, it is that mysterious connection that captivates and motivates her as an artist.

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Halloween Brew Crawl
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Halloween Brew Crawl

Location:Main Street in Downtown Pleasanton

  • The Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) is excited to announce the 8th annual Halloween Brew Crawl coming to Downtown Pleasanton on Saturday, October 27 from 5 -8 p.m. 

    Trick or Treating isn't only for kids, adults can have their fun too! Stroll (or crawl) through beautiful Downtown Pleasanton and sip on craft brews, ciders and mead while enjoying tasty bites along the way at 30+ downtown locations!  

    Details:
    Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, September 19th early bird pricing is $40 and will run throughout September.  On October 1st tickets will increase to $45 and will run until sold out, or midnight on October 26th. 
    If available tickets will be $50 cash or check only at check in. 
    Check in location will be the Veterans Memorial Building located at 301 Main Street. 
     

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Location:Downtown Pleasanton

  • Calling all little ghouls, witches, princesses and super heroes to downtown Pleasanton.  The annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. while supplies last.  Children 10 years old and younger are invited to come in costume and pick up instructions from the starting location outside of the Museum on Main at 603 Main Street.
    *Please note treats will be limited to the first 600 children.  

    Children have to solve the clue in order to find the next downtown location, where they will be given a small goodie or treat.  Parents will be given the clue and answer sheet to help children find the treat locations.  Check back for more details or email events@pleasantondowntown.net.

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Antiques & Collectibles Faire
Oct
14
8:00 AM08:00

Antiques & Collectibles Faire

Location:Main Street

  • The Fall Antique & Collectibles Faire is returning to Downtown Pleasanton on Sunday, October 14th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

    There will be up to 400 dealers selling Antiques & Collectibles only. All items will be twenty years or older.  This is the place to shop for Repurposed, Upcycled, Rustic, Antique, and Collectible; Clothing, Furniture, Jewelry, Toys, Ephemera, Home Décor, and more.

    With all these dealers filling up Main Street in downtown Pleasanton, in addition to the many fine restaurants and business establishments located here and open the day of the show, this event promises to be an Antique and Collectible lovers dream come true.  This is a rain or shine event. No admission fee.

    The Pleasanton Downtown Antiques and Collectibles Faire is run by Jerry Goldman.  If you need dealer or show information, please contact Jerry at Turn Key Show Productions, (510) 972-0613 email jerry@turnkeyprod.com, or www.pleasantonantiquefaire.com.

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Meet Plein Air Painter Charity Anderson
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Plein Air Painter Charity Anderson

Join us here Saturday October 13th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, meet Charity and watch as she creates a painting. Talk with her and enjoy the gallery during the fall season.

Nature has always spoken to Charity Anderson. Born in 1991, Charity grew up against the backdrop of the Logan River and the northernmost branch of the Wasatch Mountains. Being raised in Cache Valley, Utah helped cultivate her love for the outdoors.

While attending college at Brigham Young University-Idaho, Charity's life changed with the introduction of oil painting. She quickly became captivated with the medium, and expressed that mixing the smooth oil paint was "exhilarating." Soon after being introduced to oils, Charity took her first plein air class and was delighted in the experience of merging her two passions, nature and painting. Today she continues to regularly paint on location, observing nature and recording her experience through oil painting studies.

Anderson graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2015. One year later she moved to Northern California and currently enjoys trying to capture the diverse landscape in the Bay Area. Through her developing skills, Charity strives to celebrate the beauty of nature by recording the fleeting, sacred moments of the outdoors. Her hope is to visually convey the connections she feels with nature.

 

 

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MEET ETCHING ARTIST STEPHEN MCMILLAN
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

MEET ETCHING ARTIST STEPHEN MCMILLAN

Throughout Stephen McMillan’s life, he has been inspired and sustained by the natural world, he has spent much of his time outside. Whether Stephen is on a bike ride in the Sonoma countryside or a week long backpacking trip in the High Sierra, he is renewed and invigorated by being in and moving through the landscape.

Stephen was born in Berkeley, California and was raised in a home that had a sweeping view of the San Francsico Bay. This scene kindled his interest in landscape and was one of his earliest drawing subjects. He had his first one man show when he was sixteen.

Stephen McMillan studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz and for one year at Hornsey College of Art in London, England, where he concentrated on sculpture. It was in Santa Cruz, in 1969, that Stephen was first introduced to etching. Since he received his BFA from UCSC in 1975, he has focused on creating aquatint etchings of the wilderness landscapes, drawn freehand from photographs he takes.

We carry a large selection of Stephens etchings here at Studio Seven Arts, come take a look at his amazing creations and meet him during this special Sunday event, join us for wine and treats, there will be special pricing on Stephens pieces during the event.

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