Welcome to the Clairemont Art Guild, San Diego CA

September General Meeting


Clairemont Art Guild

Clairemont Lutheran Church

4271 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

Board Meeting at Noon

General Meeting/Demonstration at 1PM


Our demonstration will be colored pencils by Brenda “Blade” Villega.

Blade remembers her childhood as being filled with crayons and coloring books. Today, using colored pencils is connecting with that ongoing need to express art, yet on a more sophisticated level. Colored pencils offer her a myriad of possibilities from intricate details to abstract, vague impressions. She describes her resent work as somewhere beyond Photo Realism.

She has received awards and shown her work in student shows and galleries in Redding, California, where she attended Shasta College.  She continued her studies in Southern France, for two years, after college.  Now residing in San Diego, California, she has participated in shows at The Art Institute, Spanish Village Art Center and various other venues. A current member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, CPSA, she shows with the local chapter and has received over fourteen awards to date.

Today her days are filled with art, not only her own but the many students she teaches and mentors. Blade has also won “First Place” for the last three consecutive years at the CPSA DC202 Annual Award Show. Her work can be seen on the local CPSA DC202 website, cpsa202.org, in the gallery section.


In October, we will have a tour of the Watercolor Society Gallery for the International Watercolor Show.  This is always an exceptional display of art from many countries.  Details next month.


***The Storefront Gallery will be open after the meeting to change out your art.  This will be the last time this year that the gallery will be open to a group.  We will have an off-site meeting in October, so we will not access the gallery again until January 0f 2019.  We will not move the gallery back to the other location until 2019.  For sales of art, please contact Marilyn Nelson***


The Clairemont Art Guild

Founded in 1954

The purpose of the Clairemont Art guild shall be for the advancement of creative arts in the community and for individual growth through association with the Guild.


We will encourage each artist to create his or her own work, expressing individual interpretation of the subject.


We will strive to keep our aims and integrity above question. Copy work will not be exhibited.

The CAG holds monthly meetings, presenting lectures, demonstrations and critiques. Exhibits by credentialed members are shown in libraries and other locations. There are annual judged and juried shows at which ribbons and cash awards are given.

The CAG is associated with Mesa College Art Department. Awards are presented each year to outstanding art students from Mesa College.  We also present awards to students whose work is in the Student Division of the San Diego County Fair.

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