Welcome to the Clairemont Art Guild, San Diego CA

June Luncheon




Our June luncheon will be on Friday, June 15 at 11:30AM.  Please remember that everything is made fresh, and will take time.  Enjoy the company!  I will be bringing flowers for our CAG board members only.  While I love all of our members, the board members have to put up with me!

Come to Boomerang’s Restaurant at 4577 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117…at 11:30AM.

Dues are due!  Please send $40 (or several hundred dollar bills) to:  Mae Crauder-Davis, 2490 Etiwanda St. Apt C, San Diego, CA 92107.  OR Bring me a check to June Luncheon.

In JULY Gary Dyak will do a demonstration of colored pencil. 

Gary Dyak was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1955. He joined the Army in 1973 and was stationed in Sinop and Karamursel, Turkey for three years. He moved to San Diego in 1976 and worked as a store auditor and then worked for General Atomic producing fuel for nuclear reactors. He started his medical career in the Army Reserves. Afterward, he received his nursing degree through Grossmont College and worked in the medical field for 30 years; mostly in virology research at UCSD. At the age of 50 he began taking evening classes at City College and attained an Associate degree in Fine Art in 2012. Gary works in several mediums to include, graphite, colored pencil, ballpoint pen, and acrylics. He has exhibited in several San Diego venues which include City and Mesa College, the Del Mar fair and the William D. Cannon Art Gallery Biennial Exhibits. He has also exhibited in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  Mr. Dyak is currently retired and spends his time continuing his interests in computers, art and travel. He is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, West Coast Drawing and is a board member of the Foothills Artist Association.

Because watching someone draw with colored pencils is like watching paint dry, Gary will talk about supplies (different types and brands of pencils, paper, supportive materials) and would also like to discuss simple techniques like burnishing, layering and blending. He will bring in some examples of his latest artwork.


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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