2016-17 Exhibition Season

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents the opening of the 10th Anniversary 2016-17 Exhibition Season


Local Presence
Paintings by Carolyn Lord
August 26th – October 15th, 2016
GWF Energy & Souza Galleries
Opening Reception  • 10 Year Anniversary Party
Friday, August 26th, 7 to 9 pm

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Gallery Talk
Saturday, September 17th, 12 to 2 pm
Join Carolyn for a casual, interactive discussion about her art, creative process and exploration of the local region.
This event is being presented in support of National Arts in Education Week.

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Painting Workshop
Saturday, October 1st, 10 am to 2 pm

Join Carolyn in this hands-on oil painting workshop inside of the exhibition!
Carolyn will share techniques and insight of materials, her creative process and the composition and values of a painting.
There will be an open lunch break from 12 to 12:45 pm. Participants are welcomed to pack a lunch or travel offsite.
No experience necessary. Adults 18+  All supplies are included in registration fee. Artists are also invited to bring their own preferred materials.

Exhibition, Opening Reception & Gallery Talk are free & open to the public!

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Local Presence presents paintings by regional artist Carolyn Lord, investigating the local landscape and architecture of Livermore, the Altamont Pass and Tracy, California.  Her interest in comparing and contrasting these elements of the area led to a unique community-based project at the street level.  Neighbors and passersby engaged Carolyn while she painted on-site, sharing stories and local lore. Her work is an embodied collection of observations and memories that give us insight into the fabric of a common history.
Carolyn Lord is a celebrated artist and arts educator residing in Livermore, California.  Her watercolor and oil paintings are often inspired by the built environment, including buildings, infrastructure and gardens.   Ms. Lord holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Principia College in Elsah, IL and has continued her professional development across her career.  She is a Signature Member of the California Art Club and National Watercolor Society, and has been exhibiting professionally for over 35 years.  Carolyn Lord is currently represented by several galleries including Calabi Gallery in Santa Rosa, Nancy Dodds Gallery in Carmel, Oh-Be-Joyfuly Gallery in Crested Butte, Colorado and The Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts in Mt. Carmel, Utah.  Her work is held in public and private collections in California and has appeared in American Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, Southwest Art, Plein Air and Watercolor Artist.
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Art Co-Opted

Special exhibits of original artwork, limited editions, and artist-designed products from over 40 artists are featured in the South Gallery. These exclusive artworks and products are available at low price points for a limited time only in this unique venue.  Rotating displays in the Co-Op run concurrent with feature exhibitions.  Art Co-Opted is presented  as the featured exhibition in November and December annually as part of the seasonal Holidays at the Grand programming.

Artists and designers interested in showing/selling work in the Co-Op can find more information about on-going exhibition opportunities here.

Gallery Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • +1 hour prior to most ticketed Presenting Program events in the theatres.
  • The Galleries are closed in between exhibitions

Contact Us

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts
715 Central Avenue,
Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: 209-831-6TKT (6858)
Fax: 209-831-6271

boxoffice at ci.tracy.ca.us

Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
One hour prior to ticketed performances.

Season Brochure

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