Oakland Art Association (OAA) celebrated its 50 year anniversary in April 2007. Our purpose is to promote the visual arts to benefit both community and the membership.
OAA is a non profit group of roughly 60 members, several of whom have been active over most of its 50 years. The association is involved most in arranging show venues for its members in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Typically we have about 10 juried shows each year where all members are invited to show work which is competitively judged, and cash prizes are awarded. A new juried show goes up every two months at the Oakland Chamber of Commerce offices (475 14th St in downtown Oakland).
Additionally the Association sponsors a number of so called "Satellite" shows often featuring only a single artist. The four Satellite shows currently up are: Jack London Square in various Store fronts, First Federal Saving Bank - 6058 College Ave, Piedmont Gardens - 110 41st Street, and Salem Lutheran Retirement Home - 2361 East 29th Street.
Additionally for the benefit of its members and the art community at large, the association underwrites a series of critique sessions by well known Bay Area Artist Leonard Breger, held every two months at the Kensington Community Center. Both members and non members are welcome at these critiques.
Membership in OAA costs $50 per year, and is open to all artists who would like to have their work shown in local venues.
More information about the association and our current activities is available on our website www.oaklandart.org .
- Other: Professional critiques sessions for all painters