Rancho Cordova Visual Arts

This is the visual component of our arts initiative. Driven by active artists in the community, the group organizes fine art exhibits and the fun “Brushes and Brews,” an event where art meets artisan beer. Plein Air art activities and bringing art to children in the community are all part of Rancho Cordova Arts. Check out our calendar of events for ways to experience the arts in Rancho Cordova.
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Current Exhibit
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Farm to Fork
Opening July 18
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, July 21, 2016;  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
This exhibit is open to all media exploring the subject "Farm to Fork." Whether it is food as it grows or found on your fork, this topic is sure to whet the appetite! This show is inspired by all things growing and nurturing our bodies and nourishing our souls.

This is a juried show. Our guest juror is the award-winning Ron Hall. See Ron's work on Facebook at Hep Cat Art Vibe.  
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Upcoming Exhibits & Events
Call for Artists for Median Art Installation
The City of Rancho Cordova is requesting proposals from talented artists to add artwork to six new median islands at the intersection of Explorer Drive and Meteor Drive in the City of Rancho Cordova. The new artwork will add beauty and a sense of place in front of A.M. Winn Elementary School and would be seen by hundreds of people that walk or drive to the School. We are looking for a visionary artist to create a piece to identify Rancho Cordova as an artful community. 
 
Complete proposal must be received by Ben Chan at the City of Rancho Cordova, 2729 Prospect Park Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 by 5:00 PM October 7th, 2016.

CLICK HERE for project details and illustration.
Brushes & Brews
Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2-6 pm
American River Brewing Company
A lot can happen when art meets artisan beer. And that's exactly the case at Brushes & Brews, Rancho Cordova's fun exhibit and sale of fine art where beauty is in the eyes of the beer-holder!

Brushes & Brews is held inside the American River Brewing Company, where local art is reflected from shiny beer brewing fermentation equipment. 

Join the fun for a day of fine art, exceptional beer, food trucks and music.

Call for Artists
Are you a Rancho Cordova artist who would like to showcase your work at this unique event? CLICK HERE for details on how you can submit your 2D or 3D art for this show.

Rancho Cordova artists wishing to participate should be registered on the artists database. If you have previously registered there is no need to re-register.

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The Fall Show
Opening October 2
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016;  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Fall Show is our largest exhibit of the year. This exhibit is open to all media. Any theme is acceptable and work does not need to interpret fall or autumn subjects. Let your imagination run wild!

ARTISTS ANNOUNCED
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Past Exhibits
Abandoned Art - A Community Movement
Monday, August 8 at 6 pm
Rancho Cordova City Hall

Free Admission; donations welcome
RCAFE present speaker Robin Slakey and Trish Medina presenting an introduction to the concepts of the Abandoned Art movement. Hear about the mass community art abandonment coming this fall, and bring your dry media tools (pens, pencils, etc.) to make some are yourself.

CLICK HERE to learn more
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CRITTERS: Aardvark to Zebra
April 4 - July 16, 2016
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, April 14, 2016; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
This exhibit is open to all media exploring subjects from the Animal Kingdom. It's artful animal attraction. This is a juried show. Our guest juror is the award-winning Sandy Lindblad, a Grass Valley contemporary animal portrait artist.
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Chalk Walk 2016 
part of the Rancho Cordova iFest
May 14, 2016 at 3 pm
Village Green Park
Rancho Cordova Art for Everyone and the Cordova Community Council are proud to present “Chalk Walk 2016,” a new and fun arts event held in association with the 9th Annual iFest (International Festival).

Join us for Chalk Walk at iFest! At Chalk Walk, artists will be provided a clean “sidewalk square” at the entryway to iFest for creation of an artistic chalk rendering on a subject of the artist’s choice. Here are the rules and guidelines for participation.

All artists must be 15 years of age or older. Participation fee is $5. 
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Live Drawing Event
May 9, 2016 at 6 pm
Rancho Cordova City Hall
Figure Drawing with Draped Models & Still Life.

Bring your own dry materials - Pencils, Pens, Crayons, Laptop or Tablet. Sorry no paint, pastels, airbrush, photography or wet materials. 

Free admission, donations welcome
Rancho Cordova Art for Everyone
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Unreal & Imagined
January 18 - April 1, 2016
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, January 28, 2016; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
This exhibit is open to all media interpreting the theme "Unreal and Imagined." This is an exploration of fantasy and imagination. Let yours run wild! This is a juried show. Our guest juror is Tracy Lewis, a local artist/instructor and owner of Chroma Art Studio in Cameron Park.
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The Fall Show
October 12, 2015 - January 17, 2016
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
We put a wrap on an outstanding year of art with The Fall Show. This is an open show, which means all media and topics are welcome. While this is The Fall Show, work does not need to be of an autumn or seasonal theme. Let your imagination run wild!
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Elements
July 20 - October 9, 2015
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, July 23, 2015; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
This exhibit theme is Elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water. We have the ancient Greeks to thank for the idea that these are the simplest essential parts of all things.
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Wheels
March 30 - July 17, 2015
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, April 7, 2015; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
This exhibit is open to all media interpreting the theme "Wheels." Planes, trains and automobiles and more. If it rolls, it rocks. Rancho Cordova artists wishing to participate should be registered on the artists database. This is a juried show by Ianna Frisby.
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Naturology
Jan. 12 - March 27, 2015
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
An exhibition of fine art created by Rancho Cordova Artists.
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The Fall Show: It's a Wrap
Oct. 20, 2014 - Jan. 9, 2015
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
We put a wrap on an outstanding year of art with The Fall Show. This is an open show, which means all media and topics are welcome. While this is The Fall Show, work does not need to be of an autumn or seasonal theme. Let your imagination run wild!
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Upcycle: An Encore Presentation
June 30 - Oct. 10, 2014
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Tuesday, July 15, 2014; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
An Exhibit of Fine Art Made from Recycled Materials
Objects are given a new life in our show of fine art created from recycled materials. Everything old is new again as we recycle... upward!
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All Mixed Up
April 14 - June 27, 2014
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 15, 2015; 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Anything Goes - A Mixed Media Exhibit
Rancho Cordova Arts is pleased to announce artists to be featured in "All Mixed Up: A Mixed Media Fine Art Exhibit" and "All Mixed Up: The Digital Photography Show", an exhibit of fine art by Rancho Cordova artists. 
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Hanging by a Thread
Feb. 1 - April 10, 2014
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014; 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Fiber with Limitless Boundaries
Rancho Cordova Arts is pleased to announce artists to be featured in "Hanging by a Thread", an exhibit of fine art by Rancho Cordova artists featuring fiber with limitless boundaries.
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Up
Oct. 1, 2013 - Jan. 16, 2014
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013; 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
An Exhibit of Fine Art by Local Artists Inspired by the California Capital Airshow
Think flight, birds, clouds, airplanes, balloons and things that are aloft. Planned to coincide with the fabulous California Capital Airshow, coming to Mather Airport Oct. 5-6. Let your imagination take wing!
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Our Town
July 1 - Sept. 30, 2013
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, July 2, 2013; 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
All About Us!
In conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the City of Rancho Cordova incorporation, we present an exhibit of images of... Our Town -- Rancho Cordova! Our city, through the eyes of our artists, will be a touchstone exhibit as we observe this important community birthday.
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Faces
April 1 - June 14, 2013
Rancho Cordova City Hall
The eyes have it... or is it the nose?
What is it about FACES that are so compelling? Is it what we see, or what is hidden? Let's discover together as we explore the magic of FACES of all kinds.
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Clicks
Nov. 9, 2012 - Jan. 31, 2013
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012; 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
An exhibit of Photography and Digital Art by Rancho Cordova Artists
See the world through the lenses of local artists during "Clicks: An Exhibit of Photography and Digital Art by Rancho Cordova Artists," now on display in Rancho Cordova City Hall. "Clicks" features more than 75 pieces of art, collected from local photographers and others working in digital art media. It is the second show produced by art lovers and the Cordova Community Council.
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Genesis
Aug. 6 - Sept. 24, 2012
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012; 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
An exhibit of fine art by Rancho Cordova Artists
Featuring the work of 18 Rancho Cordova artists.
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Thank You to our Patrons of the Arts:
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