Currently in the Harrington Gallery

Port Costa by Joann McMahon

INSIDE & OUT: Plein Air and Studio Works

August 5 to September 12, 2015


Featured in this colorful exhibition are works by Kathy Birdsong, Loralee Chapleau, Attila Cziglenyi, Micaela Marsden, Joann McMahon, Kerry Sorenson, and Jerrold Turner– a group of dedicated Bay Area artists who paint together regularly in the hills and dales of Contra Costa County. Many plein air pieces will be on display, as well as a number of works inspired by the outdoors and created in the studio.




Lobby and Hallway Exhibits

"Hyde" by William Rushton

“Hyde” by William Rushton

William Rushton

Now through August 26, 2015

Of William Rushton‘s work, Mark Van Proyen said, “…when left to its own devices, the eye will seek pleasure, and in special circumstances, it will seek pleasure within pleasure by compounding those moments when special splendor can be found amid the normal everyday splendor of California’s famously paradisiacal climate. It is in the registry and recreation of this special splendor that William Rushton’s paintings distinguish themselves. Clearly, his world is one where color reigns supreme, and for that reason, we naturally want to live in the state of luxuriant peace that it offers. Certainly, the figures that we see in his paintings live in that world.” You can see William Rushton’s luxuriously painted pictures in the lobby and upstairs alcove of the Firehouse Arts Center.


Kovalam, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″ by Victoria Veedell

Victoria VeedellAtmospheric Conditions

Now through Sept. 5, 2015

Victoria Veedell‘s colorful, light filled landscape paintings are on display in the downstairs hallway and upstairs alcove of the Firehouse Arts Center.






Pleasanton Art League Wall

Before the Light Changes by Beth Okurowski

Beth Okurowski

Through Sept. 5, 2015

Plein air works by PAL Member, Beth Okurowski, are on display at the Firehouse Arts Center through Sept. 5, 2015. With a deft hand and light touch, Beth’s work is a mini tour of the wonderful sights that make California great.




All Firehouse Art Exhibits are Free—donations cheerfully accepted