It’s Dublin Pride Month 2020!

Group of Artists and Dublin Mayor at the Splatter Festival

Dublin Pride Week is now  a month long due to the pandemic and runs from  September 19 to October 4 – and the Dublin Arts Collective is proud to recognize all the wonderful volunteers who have helped us in our mission of supporting local arts and artists!

Here are a few events we are highlighting which includes other arts organizations in the Tri-Valley that we are collaborating with:

Events:

1. A Chair to Remember display is taking place outside Dublin City Hall and online bidding has been extended. The funds will contribute to more arts projects in the City.
2. Nature in Our Own Backyard Photo Contest ends Sept 26
3. Public Art Passport Challenge has special prizes on offer.

4. Paint Pleasanton September 21 – 27 by the Pleasanton Art League

5. ArtWalk Light on October 10 presented by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

We continue to work on raising the visibility of artists in the Tri-Valley and here are the latest Patch Posts on Swati Rastogi , Andrea McCoy Harvey and BLM Artists

Membership is now open and you can sign up here.


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Tracy Arts Commission presents new Downtown Veteran’s Mural addressing Health & Wellness

The Tracy Arts Commission (TAC) announced the completion of a new veteran’s mural as part of the Civic Art Program – Downtown Tracy Mural Project

Artist Will Watts at work on the Veteran’s Mural Project in Jackson Alley, Tracy, California Photo Credit Tracy Arts Commission

This striking large format work is now on display on the West Side Market Building in Jackson Alley adjacent to the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts at 715 Central Avenue in downtown Tracy, California.

The TAC commissioned Tracy artist and veteran Will Watts to create a temporary piece of street art addressing issues of health and wellness for those who have and are serving in our military. 

Mr. Watts served in the United States Army from 2006 to 2016, deployed twice in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Mr. Watts states, “ In my healing I met God and the devil.  They were both shadows of myself who taught me many lessons about myself, and the universe. I came to understand that anger was useless, and that the meaning of life was about love and understanding. I felt a light radiating out of the center of my soul and I was whole again.”

Mr. Watts adds, “Painting has been a wonderful outlet for my mental health, and has helped me channel many of the negative feelings that I have into something positive and creative. This mural that I have created is dedicated to all of the service members out there who have gone through depression, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma, and urges those who are lost to research the plant medicine Ayahuasca.  It saved my life and transformed me into a person that I now love. Though we may feel lost at times, we are never alone.

For further information contact William F. Wilson II, Cultural Arts Manager – Visual Arts at The Grand Theater Center for the Arts

DAC Members Participating in EBOS

East Bay Open Studios is a local tradition offering self-guided tours of Artists Studios and Exhibition Spaces. The public can meet the artists, learn techniques, inspirations, and backgrounds of the Artists work from the Artists themselves. Local Artists from Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton are participating this year.

Vanessa Thomas, “Butterflies in Poppies,” Digital Watercolor

Vanessa Thomas

Photographer, Digital Media Artist
To see more art by Vanessa Thomas, visit Fables and Flora.

Karen Scott, Handcrafted Paper Beaded Jewelry

Karen Scott

Handcrafted Jewelry

Dennis Baker, “Untitled”, Oil

Dennis Baker

Oil Painter, Mixed Media Artist.

Robert Bennett, “Old Man”, Bronze

Robert Bennett

Sculptor, Painter

Jen Huber, “Sirens”, Acrylic

Jen Huber

Mixed Media Artist
To see more work by Jen Huber, visit her blog, Stories From My Head.

Sarah Wang, “Untitled”, Gouache & Ink

Sarah Wang

Watercolorist, Oil Painter, Mixed Media Artist

Sawsan Wolski, “Warrior 2”, Oil

Sawsan Wolski

Oil Painter, Mixed Media Artist

Lorraine Wells, “Untitled”

Lorraine Wells

Watercolorist

Chandana Srinath, “Prasanta”, Acrylic

Chandana Srinath

Tribal Artist

Andrea McCoy Harvey, Oil Painting

Andrea McCoy Harvey

Oil Painter, Mixed Media Artist

May 31st #DailyTapestry Creative Challenge Ends Today!

We have come to the end of our creative challenge to lift our spirits and spur creativity during coronavirus Shelter-In-Place

Thanks to all of you who joined in the fun, made creative videos and participated in the challenge!

We will let you know when the creative works produced and captured during this challenge will be exhibited. The video below contains a few examples of contributions to date.

May 31st Daily Tapestry Final Submission Day! You can still submit until midnight!

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • TIME CAPSULE: find a box (you know you’ve got plenty around right now) have each person (and pet) select something to put inside that is (or is not) meaningful, take a photo of the box with everything inside, close it and seal it. Have everyone write two to three sentences about their choice (truthful, creative or otherwise) and seal them all in an envelope. Don’t forget to write a short sentence for each of the pet’s contributions. DON’T OPEN THEM until the stay at home order is lifted. Then as a group talk about the items and what you each wrote.
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Here is a list of all the Challenge Prompts for May 2020:

  1. Send us a photo of your fav neighborhood sidewalk art. by Sawsan Wolski
  2. What fun game is your family playing? by Jennifer Huber
  3. Escape room challenge by Summer Ellis 
  4. Things we will do better tomorrow! by Vanessa Thomas
  5. What money can’t buy. by Kathy Young
  6. What wildlife do you notice now? by Dennis Baker
  7. A story (or haiku) from your pet’s point of view by Claudia McCormick
  8. Recreate a scene – movie / work of art using what you have at home by Jamee Sicat
  9. Create something fun with your family! by La Shawn Butler
  10. What’s your favorite/ funniest memory of your Mother? by Mayor David Haubert
  11. Finding the hidden treasures in our storage. by Shweta Agrawal
  12. What makes the world a better place? by Janet Lockhart
  13. Clouds by Jennifer Huber
  14. Read anything good lately? by Dublin Arts Collective
  15. What is the quirkiest science/nature fact you have learned? by Olga V Mack
  16. My masked family portrait or selfie. by Jennifer Huber
  17. Tell us what you are cooking today! by CouncilMember Melissa Hernandez
  18. Provide inspiration for another: what inspires you? by Jennifer Huber
  19. Do you have a trophy around your house? by Fatima from The Trophy House
  20. Tell us your favorite Children’s book by Gina at Destination Baby
  21. This is tough, but so am I. by Tilden Huber
  22. My refrigerator (inside) is talking to me: write a story by Tilden Huber
  23. I am up to my eyeballs in….by Dublin Arts Collective
  24. What is now a treat that used to be a chore by Jennifer Huber
  25. Share your humorous quote! by Jennifer Huber
  26. What new creation /systems have you been inspired to create? by Beth Okurowski
  27. What has become your favorite gadget? by Dublin Arts Collective
  28. What 2 items would you take with you into exile? by Dublin Arts Collective
  29. What passion or hobby have you rediscovered? by Katherine Utsumi
  30. What is your Quarantine Fashion? by Tilden Huber Incoming DHS Freshman
  31. Make a Time Capsule by Steve Minniear

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#DailyTapestry: May 31, 2020 prompt from Steve Minniear

challenge to lift our spirits and spur creativity during coronavirus Shelter-In-Place

Challenge: Sunday, May 31st, 2020 provided by Dublin Historian Steve Minniear and interpreted by Vanessa Thomas

May 31st Daily Tapestry 

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • TIME CAPSULE: find a box (you know you’ve got plenty around right now) have each person (and pet) select something to put inside that is (or is not) meaningful, take a photo of the box with everything inside, close it and seal it. Have everyone write two to three sentences about their choice (truthful, creative or otherwise) and seal them all in an envelope. Don’t forget to write a short sentence for each of the pet’s contributions. DON’T OPEN THEM until the stay at home order is lifted. Then as a group talk about the items and what you each wrote.
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 30, 2020 by Tilden, Incoming DHS Freshman

challenge to lift our spirits and spur creativity during coronavirus Shelter-In-Place

#DailyTapestry Challenge brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What is your Quarantine Fashion?
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 29, 2020 by Katherine Utsumi

challenge to lift our spirits and spur creativity during coronavirus Shelter-In-Place

#DailyTapestry Challenge brought to you by Community Leader and Crafter Katherine Utsumi!

#DailyTapestry Video Script:

“Hi I am Katherine Utsumi a Lover of the Arts and of the Dublin Arts Collective. The #DailyTapestry prompt for today is “What passion or hobby have you rediscovered during quarantine? Well, for me it has been crocheting. I have made over 100 of these handy-dandy little mask bands which protect the ears of the frontline workers who have to wear these masks all day long. Share your passion or hobby and remember to tag the Dublin Arts Collective with #DailyTapestry.

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What passion or hobby have you rediscovered during quarantine?
  • Katherine has crocheted over 100 hand dandy mask bands to help front line workers. Please share your hobby!
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 28, 2020 by Dublin Arts Collective

challenge to lift our spirits and spur creativity during coronavirus Shelter-In-Place

#DailyTapestry Challenge brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What 2 items would you take with you into exile?
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 27, 2020 by Dublin Arts Collective

challenge to lift our spirits and spur creativity during coronavirus Shelter-In-Place

#DailyTapestry Challenge brought to you by the Dublin Arts Collective!

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What has become your favorite gadget? Share with us ! 
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties. 

#DailyTapestry: May 26, 2020 by Beth Okurowski

challenge to lift our spirits and spur creativity during coronavirus Shelter-In-Place

#DailyTapestry Challenge brought to you by Beth Okurowski, President of the Pleasanton Art League!

  • The prompt for today’s #DailyTapestry Challenge is: 
  • What new creation, thing or systems have you been inspired to create?
  • Share with us ! 
  • Draw a picture, send a photo, or video and tag it #DailyTapestry

Post your art or thoughts with the  #DailyTapestry.

Art Matters! Let’s Go Create!

Sign-up for #DailyTapestry prompts via Email

Dublin Arts Collective will never share your information with other parties.