Kite Soaring Above Sutro
Amei Papitto
18 x 18
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Bird in a Cup
Hallie Strock
Collage on Panel
August 2022 Virtual Show
Art Education in Oakland
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Renew or join OAA for 2022

OAA's Annual Meeting
& Social Event for 2022

Pencil Saturday August 13th / 3 to 6 pm on your calendar. OAA has reserved the event space at Highlands Country Club (110 Hiller Dr, Oakland CA 94618) for the Annual Meeting / Social Event / Next Law Library Show Take-in.  While applying an abundance of COVID-19 caution, all OAA members will be invited to meet (with guests of course) for the first time in almost 3 years. Watch upcoming emails for more details, however tentative planning now includes:

·        Reception style snacks and drinks served.

·        Seating will be both indoor and outdoor.

·        Traditional Chinese painting demo.

·        Take-In for our next Law Library Show.

·        Elections of a new Board of Directors.


Please RSVP the number of attendees, including guests, to

OAA's featured artist is
Tom McCort

Tom is a retired gentleman living quietly in Oakland with his wife and their German Shepherd dog.  He enjoys painting the mountains and shores of the western United States, along with wildlife and the occasional cityscape for variety.  His medium is usually oil.  His unexceptional appearance, unassuming manner, and unprepossessing demeanor belie his keen intelligence and ready wit.


Portrait of the Artist

Tom McCort

Oil on panel  9 x 12

The Oakland Art Association helped support
ARTogether's Expressive Art Class 2021

for refugee and immigrant children 6-10 years old.


Class activities encouraged children’s artistic interest and self-discovery while having fun and making friends! Activities ranged from guided creative art projects to educational and holistic art activities to more freeform expressive art.


August - September 2022

 Virtual Show

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23rd Street West

Mary Millman

Pastel  24 x 24   $950

June 1 - 30, 2022

Orinda Library Show



Hallie Strock

Acrylic   36 x 36   $1,500

Our new August 2022 Virtual Show is now up on this website.   



But wait -- this is a “virtual” show with a twist! Approximately 20 entries will be juried into an exclusive real-world exhibition at the San Pablo Community Center for the month of September.




Here are the details of our next real-world show at the Alameda County Law Library.  Entries will be collected and judged at the OAA Meeting / Social event described to the left on this page.


Pay entry fees for all shows

The August 2022 Virtual Show

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Upcoming Shows in 2022

who we are
OAA is a non-profit group  of artists, photographers, and art supporters in California's Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.  We encourage artistic endeavor in our community, support public-school art education, and arrange show venues for our members' artworks.
We have about 10 juried shows each year where all members are invited to show original work in an array of community venues.  Look at our latest newsletter.
It's easy to join OAA--select "membership application" below to learn more.

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