Welcome to Community Arts Association - Celebrating 50 Years of Service to the Art Community

The CAA February General Meeting featured a critique of members' work by artist Tom Valenti. Tom's insight into composition, values and color choices made his comments valuable to the individual artists and to all members in general. Note that Tom will be conducting a workshop for us on Wednesday, March 15 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on the 5 Color Approach to color mixing for oil and acrylic painters. Tom claims he can duplicate any tube paint with just the five basic colors. Go to the Calendar Page for more information and a signup sheet.

CAA is a non-profit organization open to all artists and art enthusiasts. We have 100 plus members from northern New Jersey and lower New York State. The Association was incorporated in 1965 to answer to the needs of artists in Allendale and the surrounding communities. Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May at Trinity Church, 55 George St., Allendale, NJ. Meetings feature painting demonstrations by well known local artists. The Association also sponsors workshops, which are open to members and non-members. To learn more, go the the "JOIN" page.

Upcoming events are as follows:
February 7 General Meeting. Tom Valenti will conduct a critique of members' work.
March 14 General Meeting. Sarah Becktel will give an oil demo concentrating on contemporary realism.
March 15 Tom Valenti Workshop on the 5 color approach for mixing oil and acrylics.
April 11 General Meeting. Elizabeth Allison will offer a demo of expressive watercolor.
April 12 Workshop. Watercolor Workshop with Elizabeth Allison.
May 9 General Meeting. Arlene Steinberg will give a demo of Colored Pencil painting.
May 9 and 10 Workshop. Arlene will conduct a 2 day colored pencil workshop.
Please see the Calendar page for details on all these programs.

Monthly Artist: Lanis Monfried


Lanis' watercolor depicts a native North American wildflower, Sanguinaria canadensis, commonly known as 'Bloodroot" for it's red sap. Bloodroot grows in shady woodlands in the eastern half of the U.S.

View Lanis Monfried's page