Gallery Photos by LCAC Member: Linda Poteet
Welcome to the Lodi Community Art Center
We are a non-profit operating a gallery in beautiful downtown Lodi, California.
We host open juried competitions, display student art, offer classes and workshops, and much more.
Our mission is to stimulate and encourage interest in, and a study of, the Visual Arts.
To provide a meeting place for the members of this organization.
To encourage the teaching of art and provide classrooms for Art Instruction.
To encourage the civic development of Fine Arts and Crafts and strengthen such interest in the community.
To sponsor a gallery or exhibition of arts and crafts.
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Your shopping makes a difference.
Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0175293 and Amazon donates to Lodi Community Art Center.
We are non-profit and depend on supporters of art to stay open to serve local artists and our community.
Introducing Our Monthly Open Studio
We continue to encourage artist exchanges by sponsoring an Open Studio once a month. If you would like to come and paint, create with other artists, perhaps get a critique or just be able to discuss your current work in progress, join us. It is currently monitored by Renee’ Rondon on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11.
See upcoming dates and times here.
Register & Pay for Classes and Workshops Online
You can now register and pay for classes and workshops online! Please see upcoming class and workshops pages for details or click here.
Summer Hours (April - Last week December)
Open Wed - Sun: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Farmer’s Market Thursdays (May 19 - SEP 1): Open 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday Art Hop: Open 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
We are closed Mon & Tue
Through the Lens Photography Workshop with Rita Hill
A workshop not just for beginners but also for amateurs and experienced photographers who would like a few tips on making the most of their images.
Rita Hill will cover photo tips on shooting people, landscapes, composition, and creative camera techniques.
Workshop will take place at the Lodi Art Center Gallery. Open to high school students and adults. $10 per person.
“Even as professionals we never stop learning new ideas. Sharing tips and how-to techniques helps these individuals enjoy the art of photography even more”. - Rita Hill
Award Results are Posted!
Lodi Community Art Center’s 59th Annual Spring Show and Sale Award Results have been posted! Click here to view the winners!
An Open Juried Art Show: April 26 - April 28 12 Noon to 4PM daily.
1525 E Jahant Road | Acampo, CA 95220 | 209.334.9780
Jurors (Click the Juror’s names below to be taken to their website)
Awards and Benefit Reception: Friday, April 26 | 6 PM - 8PM
Click here for Awards & Benefit Reception details or to purchase tickets online!
April 2019 Featured Artist: Susan Farley
Susan Farley spent her first few years in Walnut Creek and then moved with her family to Sacramento, where she completed her B.A. and obtained her teaching credential. She began her teaching career of 37 years in Manteca, residing in Stockton with her husband and two sons.
She is an avid environmental enthusiast, having donated countless hours of volunteer work in leadership and training for the Sierra Club. She loves the Sierra Nevada Mountains, having gained an appreciation and reverence of the outdoors from her early experiences with her family, and continues to ski, fish, camp, and hike.
In 2007 she took a glass bead making class and enjoyed the process. However – it would take her 6 attempts to make a symmetrical pair of beads for earrings! Shortly before retiring, she purchased a “well-loved” kiln, and began making fused glass jewelry. It was not too long before she made the leap into other glass forms, from functional pieces such as votives, bowls, and platters, to sculptural art pieces. She enjoys this glass art form and all that it allows: the textures, the colors, the shaping, blending, and melting – all allowing for limitless creative expressions.
“It’s like Christmas morning when I go out to my cooled kiln to open it and see how my glass came out!”
Susan also enjoys taking photographs, and is often finding ideas for her glass creations from her travels throughout the world, while hiking in the mountains, and in her own backyard. She admits she has not “found her voice”, as she is still in awe of what she can attempt to create from what she sees in the world.
Susan has taken a few classes to increase her glass knowledge and skills, and has a mentor friend who is a great resource for her. She has recently won awards at juried art shows. But as she says: “I have a long way to go – I’ve just begun my discovery of what is possible in the glass world.”
May 2019 Featured Artist: Nina Boyd - Colored pencil and ink: fantasy with a touch of surrealism
Nina Boyd has been an artist since she was seven years old. Growing up, she had the privilege to be raised by parents who appreciated and encouraged the arts in their children. From a very young age, she participated in art classes, contests, and shows. Her love for art, and expressing fantastic worlds through it, grew.
As an adult, she enjoys creating art with a touch of surrealism more than ever. Her work is recognizable by its vivid colors, delicate line work, and tributes to fantasy. Colored pencil and pen and ink are still her favorite mediums, but she loves oil pastel too and will paint an occasional wooden box if, as with most things in her life, she has the right music on. When she’s not creating larger pieces, she enjoys making seasonal greeting cards and whimsical decorations that add a little magic to the world. Her work can be found at www.ninaboydart.com.
Nina Boyd earned her Bachelor’s of Art in California. She lives with her husband and three cats in Lodi, California.
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Did you know the Gallery gets a refresh every month?
Come check out this month's exhibit and enjoy browsing items created by local artists!