Gallery Programs

SPECIAL EVENTS

Art Demonstrations

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These photos were taken during prior painting demonstrations at the Firehouse Arts Center, in the lobby and in the gallery. Demonstrations are held throughout the year.

Art Demos for Exhibit “California Dreaming”: Artists from Allied Artists West, exhibiting in “California Dreaming,” will be conducting painting demonstrations on most Saturdays of the exhibition.  Gallery hours on Saturdays are 11:00 to 3:00, and the painting demos will take place from 11:30-2:30 on the following dates:

  • January 16 – Pat Suggs – Pastel
  • January 23 – Jane Hofstetter – Watercolor
  • January 30  – Teresa Ruzzo – Pastel
  • No demo February 6 or 13
  • February 20 – Michael Rogan and Gary Coleman  – Acrylic

CALL FOR ART

Calling Bay Area Artists – Exhibition Opportunity Coming soon!

Harrington Gallery’s 6th Annual “FRESH WORKS” Juried Exhibition

April 30 through June 4, 2016

Artists’ Reception and Awards Saturday, April 30, 1;00-3:00 pm

Several awards of $300 will be issued, a Nancy & Gary Harrington Award of $750, and Honorable Mentions

Juror Richard Ambrose, the current Executive Director at the Richmond Art Center, will be selecting the works for this exhibition. Richard is an established Bay Area artist, represented by Hespe Gallery.   http://www.hespe.com/dynamic/artist.asp?ArtistID=60

For more details, download 2016 Fresh Works Entry Form

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Deadline for Entries AND Payment:  5:00 pm Wednesday, March 2, 2016
  • Notifications:  Acceptance/Non-Acceptance will be e-mailed by Friday, March 25, 2016
  • Delivery of Accepted Work:  Wednesday, April 13, 3-6:30 pm
  • Exhibition Opens:  Saturday, April 30, 1:00 pm
  • Reception and Awards:  Saturday, April 30, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Pick-up of Unsold Artwork:  Monday, June 6, 12:00-5:30 pm

Contact Julie Finegan, Visual Arts Coordinator jfinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov 925-931-4849


YOUNG@ART

An exciting and educational afternoon program for kids ages 5-11.  Kids will learn about each new exhibit in the Harrington Gallery and then create a fun art project to take home. Visit PleasantonFun.com to sign up.

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Upcoming Young@Art Classes:

Colorful Landscapes  Students will enjoy a large group exhibit and a variety of beautiful paintings. Then the group will go upstairs to the studio and create landscape drawings and paintings using different colorful materials.

  •  1 class $15R/$20N
  • Ages 5-11
  • Registration Code: 61044
  • Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, 4:30-5:45
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center
  • Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope

Register

 Around the Firehouse Young@Art students will take a walk around the Firehouse Arts Center facility to view the permanent artworks in and around the building and begin developing an awareness and appreciation for public artworks in Pleasanton.  In the studio, they will make a design for their own imaginary sculpture and its location.

  •  1 class $15R/$20N
  • Ages 5-11
  • Registration Code: 61641
  • Thursday, March 10, 2016, 4:30-5:45
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center
  • Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope

Register

 Looking at Lines The Harrington Gallery will be hosting the 6th Annual Juried Exhibit, “Fresh Works”, which includes a large number of artworks by many artists.  We will discuss the variety of ways that these artists use line in their work, then create artwork focusing on using lots of lines.

  •  1 class $15R/$20N
  • Ages 5-11
  • Registration Code: 61642
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016, 4:30-5:45
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center
  • Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope

Register

Spring Into Summer Participants will see paintings of wonderful plants and insects that could be living right in their own backyards! In the studio, they will create their own “Backyard Beauty” art piece, using a variety of media and some special props.

  •  1 class $15R/$20N
  • Ages 5-11
  • Registration Code: 61643
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016, 4:30-5:45
  • Location: Firehouse Arts Center
  • Instructors: Julie Finegan, Debbie Wardrope

Register


SCHOOL TOURS

 school tour of galleryDid you know the Harrington Gallery offers school and youth group tours? Tours are by appointment only, available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with limited availability. Includes gallery talk. $5 per person. Contact: Julie Finegan, Visual Arts Coordinator jfinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov (925) 931-4849