Art Association 8-15-2019

Art Association

September General Meeting, 10 am Friday September 13th at the Berger

De Young museum docent, Alfred Escoffier, one of our favorites, will present a talk on the Ed Hardy exhibit at the museum. The exhibition surveys California artist Hardy’s life in art and his inspiration in traditional American tattooing and Japan’s ukiyo-e era culture. Refreshments at 10 am, presentation at 10:30 am.

Volunteers Needed

The Art Association needs to fill some vacant positions on the Board. We need a recording secretary for our board meetings to prepare minutes. Its an easy job that takes little time. We need a publicity director who can interface with the media and prepare advertising materials for our events. We need a volunteer greeter who welcomes people to our events. We need a trip director to organize trips to museums and other sites of interest. If you think you could help the OAA in any of these areas, call Philip Wilkinson at 707 529-4587 or email at

2-Day Encaustic Play with Cat Kaufman

September 14 & 15, 2019, Art Room, CAC

10-3:30 pm with break for lunch

$160 (includes all materials) Sign up or get more info from Dan Fishman.

Demonstration, Friday, September 13, 6:30-8:00pm, West Rec

Two days to play with encaustic wax and the many ways that make mixed media wax art so much fun including; collage, wax impressions, tissue paper immersion, wax carving, glue burning, oil stick color, opaque waxes, embedding skeleton leaves, collage imaging, print transfers, ink abstracts, flocked paper, waxed tea bags, 3D wax relief, adding objects…and more! You will leave class with 2-3 finished pieces on wood panels, ready to hang. I provide all materials, but you are also welcome to bring papers to incorporate and share such as old letters, book pages, dry tea bags, collage papers, and small objects.

CAT KAUFMAN Cat Kaufman is a mixed media artist and teacher with a studio in the SOFA Arts District of Santa Rosa, CA. She has a BA in Teaching and a MPA in Administration and has been a full-time artist since 2008. She teaches classes in Assemblage, Encaustic, Collage, Wire Masks, and Plaster. Her work can be seen in her studio at 312 South A St, Santa Rosa, many arts centers in Sonoma County and open studio events including Sonoma County Art Trails and SOFA Artwalk. Previous shows include; Art Basel Miami, Marin MOCA, Mendocino Art Center, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sonoma County Museum, Graton Arts Center, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Art Works Downtown – San Rafael, San Rafael Museum of Propaganda, Cloverdale Arts Gallery, Occidental Center for the Arts, and Art Folk Gallery in San Francisco.

2-Day Watercolor Workshop with Ferenc Besze

Saturday and Sunday, November 2 & 3, 2019, Art Room, CAC

9:00am-4:00pm with break for lunch

Workshop fee is $175

Demo, Friday, November 1st, East Rec, 6:30-8:30pm

Contact Dan Fishman at to register.

Workshop Description We are going to practice techniques as well as creating monochrome compositional studies which are the foundation for every good painting. These can be done either with Charcoal or only with one color, dark brown or black. First day: short introduction followed by my demo with lecture until about 11am. People can start their work until lunch break at noon and continue after. I will go around and help individually as needed. Second day: starts with my demo and lecture and people’s work. Towards the end of the day I usually do small quick demos and then finish with a critique of everyone’s work. Class members typically paint half or quarter size paintings, depending on their level of experience, and should bring reference materials, sketches or some favorite photos of scenery that they would like to paint.

Ferenc Besze Ferenc has been painting and drawing since he was a little boy, and has been influenced by both traditional and impressionist masters. He started painting in oils, but his primary medium for the past 20 years has been watercolor. Ferenc exhibits his work nationally and around the world. His work was featured in the millennium issue of the International Artists Magazine Master Painters of the World section as well as the book titled “Paint the Town.” Ferenc’s paintings have also won numerous awards. The most recent ones were, “Best of Show” and “First Place Popular Choice” awards at the Society of Western Artist 63rd annual exhibition.



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