Independent artists from the Art Guild of the Delta will be showcasing their work in the Los Medanos College Art Gallery Tuesday, March 6 to Thursday, April 5. The gallery will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. The reception for the show will be on Thurs., March 8 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The Art Guild of the Delta is a non-profit organization that works to bring together a community of artists from around East Contra Costa County. The guild is made up of independent artists who would like to not only showcase and sell their own art but also inspire students to do the same.
“I bring all kinds of independent artists to the gallery… but I wanted to bring in community artists as well,” said Gallery Director Judi Pettite.
“It’s important to show art that’s happening in the community,” she continued.
Since its founding in 2013, the guild has fostered a strong partnership with LMC that has helped grow a community of young artists. It supports LMC students by providing funds for the LMC art scholarship and offering internship opportunities.
The guild’s secretary Pamel Tabel said, “The guild has a huge, strong, support for LMC.”
Tabel also said the partnership is like “one big revolving art door.” Whenever the Art Guild of the Delta gives, LMC gives back.
While LMC is showcasing artwork from guild members, the student art show will be showcased in the gallery in Brentwood. Showcasing student artwork in the gallery in Brentwood is a big opportunity for students to build their portfolios and resumes, something the guild knows can be hard to do as student.
Having independent artists from the Art Guild of the Delta in the gallery is LMC’s way of keeping that “revolving art door” turning.
Food and drink will be provided at the reception and there will also be a drawing for a handmade floor vase made by a ceramic student at LMC. Students can expect to see a variety of media from oil paintings to sculptures and ceramics. The artists will be selling off various pieces as well.
“You’re going to come in and go, ‘Oh wow! Those are really gorgeous,’” Tabel said.