Joie McClements is having a solo show, “Seize the Joy” at Gallerie Valerie during July 2022. Opening reception will be July 29, 2022 from 7-9pm and reservations are required. Make reservations here:  Gallerie Valerie is located at 628 2nd Ave in Crockett, CA 94525. Private showings are also available by appointment. Call 510-990-2505 or email

Floral artwork in red tones by Joie McClements

Kaaren Marquez and Floy Zittin have both been accepted to the Triton Museum of Art’s Annual Statewide Competition for 2022.

Kaaren Marquez in her studio
Pistache and Warblers, artwork by Floy Zittin

James Ong is having a solo exibit titled, “Quiet Child Who Never Grew Up” at the Manna Gallery in Oakland, CA from January 15 to February 26, 2022. Open Saturday 12-5pm or by appointment.

Abstract art by James Ong

Kaaren Marquez was juried into the Greater Bay Area Open at NUMU, Los Gatos, CA, with her painting “Waterfall Dreams.” Gary Coleman was also juried into the show. Exhibit runs February 4 to March 12, 2022.

Waterfall Dreams, painting by Kaaren Marquez

Nancy Takaichi was featured in the November 2020 edition of Plein Air Magazine as one of eleven “rising stars” in the plein air arena.

Nancy Takaichi feature in Nov 2020 Plein Air Magazine

Jane Hofstetter’s painting, “Shore Shapes” was exhibited in the National Watercolor Society’s 2020 online exhibition. The watercolor painting is on display at Christopher Queen Gallery in Duncan Mills, CA. through January 2021.

Shore Shapes, watercolor by Jane Hofstetter

Kaaren Marquez is represented by Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos, CA and Gallery 24 in Los Gatos, CA.

Kaaren Marquez in her studio

Jen Norton has published a book, “Surrender All: An Illuminated Journal Retreat throught the Stations of the Cross” with Ave Maria Press. The book uses her original art, reflections, bible verses, journal prompts and prayers to examine the nature of Jesus’ extravagent Love for each of us. Jen’s artwork is represented by the Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.

"Surrender All" by Jen Norton, from Ave Maria Press

Gary Coleman was featured on Silicon Valley Open Studios’ “Talk Art” show in October of 2019.

Kay Duffy received an award for one of her collages in the Los Gatos Art Association Member’s Fall 2017 Juried Show, on exhibit through Jan 7th, 2018 at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, 14855 Oka Rd., Los Gatos, CA. Kevin Courter, juror. Kay was also accepted into the Triton Museum–2D Art Competition & Exhibition, which runs until Feb 4, 2018 at the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.
"Bridal Veil Creek in Yosemite" artwork by Kay Duffy

Floy Zittin’s painting, “Western Tanager Pair” was part of the 2017 Yosemite Renaissance 32 exhibit in Yosemite National Park.

"Western Tanager Pair" watercolor painting by Floy Zittin