"Palette" photo this month courtesy of Charlotte Britton. (Send us a photo of your palette and we'll feature it.) Feb. 13 Meeting: Mira M. White Mixe


"Palette" photo this month courtesy of Charlotte Britton. (Send us a photo of your palette and we'll feature it.)

Feb. 13 Meeting: Mira M. White Mixed-Media Demo

Well-known artist and art teacher Mira M. White will demonstrate one of her special mixed-media techniques working wet and dry with soft pastels combined with watercolor, collage and acrylics at the first 2012 meeting of the ECAA on Feb. 13.

Ms. White teaches many classes locally and participates regularly in the national California Watercolor Show.

To see more of her work and read about her unique use of pastels and her workshops, see her website at MiraMWhite.com.

The meeting will be held in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane in El Cerrito. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with social time and a “mini art show” of members’ work. A brief business meeting is held at 7:30 followed immediately by the speaker.

ECAA Group Shows

Wildcat Canyon By Linnea Gershenberg

Wild Cat Canyon By Linnea Gershenberg


Flock in Flight By Dale Mead

Read all about the ECAA Group Shows at www.elcerritoart.org. (Click the underlined words to read more about each show.)

El Cerrito Library Show: 2011 Mini Art Show Winners

Outdoor Painters At City Hall

Dale Mead at the El Cerrito Community Center

Six Painters at the DMV

ECAA manages three venues for members' art. If you'd like to participate in a group show or organize an individual show, contact the chair person for one of our venues:

El Cerrito Community Center,
7007 Moeser Lane
Contact Doris Mendell at dmendell2@sbcglobal.net.

El Cerrito Library,
6510 Stockton Ave.
Contact Marjorie Garlin at 510-847-9578 or marjgarlin@aol.com.

El Cerrito DMV,

6400 Manila Ave
Contact Irving Gershenberg at irvinggershenber@aol.com or 510-898-193 or Jenny White at jmwhite@berkeley.edu.

Winter Outdoor Painting


Stege Marsh By Charlotte Britton

Outdoor painting sessions resume officially in March-April.

Meanwhile, if the weather is good and you would like to paint outdoors on a Thursday, contact Charlotte Britton at brittonanderson@aol.com or call 510-914-8226 or 234-5028.

Mini Art Show Winers

Winners at the last meeting were:

1st place: Linda Carothers
2nd place: Joanne Taeuffer
3rd place: June Hunt


The Mini Art Show is open to members at each monthly meeting. Members vote to select winners.

The New Palette

By now you've noticed the 2012 Palette looks and acts a little different. Here's what you need to know:

The new Palette is designed to work with our website (www.elcerritoart.org.) The Palette includes basic information and when you see an underlined word or phrase, you can click to the website to see the whole story.
The current Palette will be delivered by email and will be available at www.elcerritoart.org. Membership list additions throughout the year will be emailed to you separately so only members see the names and contact information for our newest members.
If you'd like to save a copy of this Palette on your own computer, go to the File menu of your browser and look for "Save as..." or "Save Page as..." These commands should save a copy of The Palette as an "HTML" (Internet) file. Each browser has it's own command for this, so you might have to look around and try a few things.
If you don't use email, we'll real-mail you a print-out of The Palette so you can keep up with ECAA news.

'Subscribe" To Get Regular eMail Updates From ECAA


To get all the latest ECAA news whenever it happens, subscribe to the website. Go to www.elcerritoart.org and submit your email address.

From The Board...

Thank you to all members for their prompt renewal of 2012 dues. We would also like to thank all of those members who generously donated to ECAA as extra support for our work this coming year. The dues support terrific and increasingly impressive programs, workshops for members, Annual Show Awards and expenses, and those tasty cookies at the program meetings!

The real success of our group rests in the hands of volunteers who sit on the board, arrange for programs, workshops and gallery displays, collect information/photos and assist in publishing calendars, Palettes, updates, and website news, work at the Annual Show and 4th of July show, and many, many artists who offer up their artwork for critique, perusal, and display.

As the membership for 2012 is finalized, all members will receive an electronic directory. For privacy and security, new members' information will be sent through the ECAA email groups.

Jean Witzke


2012 Board of Directors

President - Jean Witzke
Vice President - Barbara Rockhold
Treasurer - June Hunt
Secretary - Jean Sichterman
Directors - Charlotte Britton and Joan Mastronarde

Contact: ecartassociation@gmail.com

Palette Editor -- Joanne Taeuffer (jaytee@aol.com)

ECAA Meetings held the second Monday of the month from February to November in the Garden Room at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. Doors open 7 p.m., mini art show deadline is 7:15 p.m. sharp, presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.