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 and art “abandonments.” A speaker series aimed at developing professionalism among local artists and recruiting artist volunteers, 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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Upcoming Events
Current Exhibits & Events
"Summer of Love" 
July 30 - October 21, 2017
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Wednesday, August 2, 2017; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
It's been 50 years since the Hippies descended upon Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco for one of the most iconic summers ever. Put some flowers in your hair and create something groovy for the 20th of our City Hall shows.
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Upcoming Exhibits & Events
The Fall Show - Anything Goes!
October 23, 2017 - January 21, 2017
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
You are invited to submit your latest and greatest artwork for the upcoming art show. “The Fall Show” is the 21th exhibit at Rancho Cordova City Hall. “The Fall Show” will run from Oct. 23 through Jan. 21 and will be juried by Pat Mahony Getz. All media is welcome except video, film and projected work 
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Brushes & Brews
We've lost our location
Brushes & Brews 2017 has been
CANCELLED
Holiday Pop Up Gallery - TBD
Past Exhibits & Events
Artists & Creatives FREE Workshop
Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:30 pm
Rancho Cordova City Hall

How to Photograph Your Art! 
Join professional artist and photographer, James Canning for an exciting and informative presentation. In a hands on demonstration, you will learn to use a variety of cameras and techniques to take the kind of high quality photos for website, social media, catalogs and online submissions for shows.

Even Your Cell Phone Can Work!
Lorna Sheveland
Black and White Art Show
April 9, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Rancho Cordova City Hall

ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, April 13, 2017; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
It's one or the other during this fascinating study of contrasts. More than 100 pieces by dozens of local artists. A stunning show!
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Improving your Art: A Workshop for Artists by Artists
Monday, May 15, 2017 
7-8:30 pm
Rancho Cordova City Hall

Join Us for an Evening of Growing Your Talent!
Open to All Artists in All Media
Bring a sample of your work, framed, unframed, finished or in process. It doesn't matter where you are in the process as you set the stage for the review and absorb the kind of feedback that will help you grow as an artist.
This Workshop will Focus on Two Key Secrets to Success:
  1. Learning to review and critique your own work with objective criteria
  2. Learning the process of a small group review and critique
Light Refreshments will be Served!
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iFest Chalk Walk & Plein Air
Saturday, May 13, 2017
5-9 pm
Village Green Park
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Zoom In
January 23 - April 9, 2017
Rancho Cordova City Hall
ARTISTS' RECEPTION:Thursday, January 26, 2017; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
"Zoom In" features artwork that takes a close-up look at the world.
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The Fall Show: Anything Goes
October 2, 2016 - January 8, 2017
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!
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Holiday Pop-Up Art Gallery
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for three weeks November 25-27, December 2-4 and December 9-11, 2016
Hours are 11 am to 7 pm
Lowe's shopping center:  new location, 3161 Zinfandel, Suite 4 between FedEx and Anytime Fitness (by Habit Burger)

First Ever 'Art Second Saturday' event in Rancho Cordova's history! Saturday, Dec. 10, 12 Noon to 7 pm. Live Music and Refreshments! Special and unique gifts for the holidays!
Looking for special and unique Christmas gifts? Rancho Cordova's Holiday Art Gallery opens the day after Thanksgiving for its third year at the Lowe's shopping center. 
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Artists & Creatives FREE Workshop
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6-8 pm
Rancho Cordova City Hall

Art Sales Made Easy: How to Rock your Holiday Event
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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.
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Farm to Fork
July 18 to Oct. 2, 2016, 
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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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.
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.
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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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