Tree of Life Heart on Display in City Hall

Tree of Life Heart on Display in City Hall

The Grand Foundation is presenting a series of community events and public art interactions in support of their upcoming Heart Exhibit – Grand Auction at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  The fundraising event will feature a group of sculptural hearts painted by local-area artists.

The Grand Foundation has selected Tree of Life by Kimberlee Powell to be featured in the Main Lobby of City Hall.  The work will be on public display from Thursday, October 14 through Thursday, October 28.  Eights hearts will move throughout the community and convene at the Grand for the November event.

Salon Exhibition – Gallery Talk Artists Announced!

We’re excited to announce that featured artists Tiffanie Heben (Photography/Tracy), Rick Ingraham (Painting/Modesto), and Mira Woodworth (Reclaimed Glass/Herald) will be our special guests!  Each is an important member of our creative community and have contributed to collective success of the Exhibitions Program at the Grand.

Join us on Saturday, October 9th at 12 noon for an interactive discussion about the creative process, inside of the 15th Anniversary Salon Exhibition on display across the Grand Galleries.  This event is free and open to the public.  Masking is required.

Remembering Our Friend Miguel Guerrero (1932 – 2020)

Miguel “Mike” Guerrero (Stockton, CA) was born in Michoacan, Mexico on February 27, 1932 to the late Miguel and Consuelo Guerrero, and grew up in the California Central Valley.

He memorialized his early experiences as a boy, immigrant, and student in the United States in a book Reflections of a Little Brown Boy, written in adulthood. His athleticism in boxing as a young adult in school led to further training, resulting in Pacific Coast and NCAA featherweight championships. After a stint in the Army where he served in Germany and at the American Embassy in France, he returned to attend college at San Jose State University, and earned a MBA from the University of Santa Clara. Miguel retired as a Business Instructor from San Joaquin Delta College, then continued teaching printmaking through the Stockton Institute for Continued Learning.

Along with his teaching career, he became deeply interested in studio art, experimenting with sculpture and moving into drawing, painting, and printmaking. He exhibited widely for over 30 years with notable local exhibitions at The Haggin Museum, Mexican Heritage Center, Alan Short Gallery, LH Horton Jr Gallery and at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. His works are held in numerous private collections, and a bronze sculpture resides in the collection of the Department of Migrant Education in Washington, DC.

Always a teacher and mentor, Miguel made many lifelong connections with educators, students, and artists. Gregarious, friendly, and generous by nature, he enjoyed sharing knowledge, good foods, libations, stories, and conversations. He was a positive person with an upbeat attitude and good sense of humor, yet grounded, strong, and loyal. Beyond teacher and artist, he was a cherished husband, father, brother, and friend that will be profoundly missed by his family and our community.

Galleries Reopen with Special Photography Exhibit

Summer is here and the Grand is open again!  The Exhibitions Program presents a special exhibit in collaboration with the Tracy Camera Club to close the 2020-21 Season.  Enjoy these compelling works and relax in the cool air of the Grand in the Souza and South Galleries.

Tracy Photographers Richard Beebe, Geoffry Faulkner, and Michael McGuire have selected recent works that not only capture their vision and interests in fine art photography, but also explore a variety of techniques.  All works are for sale and will be on display through August 10th.

#communityisgrand HEART EXHIBIT – Submissions Deadline Extended to June 4

Our dedicated fundraising partner, the Grand Foundation, is proud to announce the #CommunityIsGrand Heart Exhibit!

This new event in the fall of 2021, will showcase eight large heart sculptures in the City of Tracy to celebrate public art, engage community interest, promote exposure to local businesses, and draw visitors from around the Central Valley and Bay Area.

Professional artists are invited to submit concepts for painted designs.  Additional information and the Call For Artists prospectus is available here.

New Paintings in the Webstore

In these new paintings by popular Co-Op artists Kristina S. Anderson, Margarita Anderson, Rick Ingraham & Cherèe Reyna you’ll find ways to reflect, be inspired, and celebrate life/art this spring!

Our inventory continues to grow with a curated selection of original works of art, artist-designed products, and Grand merchandise; all for immediate purchase.  Visit the Grand Galleries Online & Webstore to find a special occasion gift, or to add the next piece to your collection.

Convenient and timely pick-up options are always available, and most items can also be shipped to valid mailing addresses in the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

California Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month – April 2021

Join our community throughout April and celebrate Tracy Arts Month and California Arts, Culture, & Creativity Month!

In 2019, Arts, Culture and Creativity Month was declared by the California Senate in a concurrent resolution to be every April in California to recognize and celebrate the significant impact the arts have in California. Activations occur throughout the state including city and county proclamations, op-eds, special events, performances, round tables and more. The goal of our month-long campaign is to elevate public awareness of the value of the arts and the collective impact the arts bring to our communities and state.

The month of April is our time to celebrate, recognize and advocate for the significant impact we make in California!

#ACCM2021 #ARTSADVOCACY #ARTSAREESSENTIAL #INVESTINARTS #ARTSCREATEIMPACT #CAARTSCHAMPION #RESTARTARTSCA

Creative Community Videos

As part of Tracy Arts Month, the Tracy Arts Commission invited local area artists and arts/cultural organizations to submit a promotional or educational short video.  Through their creative practice, skills, services, and projects, you can explore, support, and network with our creative community!

In addition, you can view the premiere of video for the Window Shades Project, documenting the development and the featured artists of our latest Civic Art Project.

Show me the movies!