Paint Nights (In-person & Virtual options)
- Friday, August 20 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm: Aloha Kid's Paint Night - (Ages 5-12)
Please click here for more information or to register for these upcoming events. *Paint nights are $7 per participant, materials provided. Make & Create is $5 per participant, materials provided.
Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Art Contest
Have fun and get creative with chalk! We invite the community to show off their sidewalk chalk art and submit a photo of it for a chance to win gift card prizes and be featured on our arts webpage! There will be two age categories youth (ages 1-17) and adult (18 & older). Create a beautiful work of chalk and submit a photo for your chance to win! Once registered we will send full guidelines and entry procedure. Photo entries will be accepted August 16-September 6.
Please click here for more information or to register.
Imagination Studio Art Lesson
Register now for a fun custom art activity lesson by registering for Imagination Studio! Choose a theme or a medium (acrylic paint, watercolor, chalk pastel, impasto or air dry clay) and we will create a fun and educational art activity.
These one-on-one or small group virtual lessons are open to all ages and run between 45 - 50 minutes, and will include art materials, live instruction via Google Meet or in-person, and fun and education art activities for registered participants.
Imagination Studio requires a paid pre-registration fee of $6 and date/time will be made by appointment. Art materials will be provided for the event. * For virtual sessions- Art material pickup information and virtual event login details will be distributed to registered participants prior to event.
Please click here for more information or to register.
Fontana's Talent Showcase Video
Thank you to all of our talented contestants who entered and showcased their talents. Congratulations to the winners in each of the age categories!
Fontana Art Association presents gallery show Out of the Stillness starting July 29 at the Koehler Gallery (8536 Sierra Ave, Fontana).
Artists in Action
Graphic Design with Kat Gonzalez - Learn how to make an animated GIF of a yummy burger!
Bookbinding with Barbara Guerra-Torres- Enjoy learning in this fun and easy guide into this beautiful craft.
Art Immersive Experiences
- Virtual Art Gallery
- Artist Exhibit Interviews
- Kid's Art Corner
- Art Activities and Lessons
- Previous Fontana Art Program Highlights
photo 5- thunderbachs
Kameko's New collection
Luther Fore-Birds view
Luther Fore- landscape
Gary Lett- Poditive roots
Gary Lett-Literacy series
Gary Lett Imrov Sculpture
Photo 4 - Thunderbach
Adjustments- Kameko Madere
Luther Fore-Black and white
Gary Lett-My fathers hands
Gary Lett Music Mural
Showcase Artist Interviews
Get to know all about our amazing featured artists and their artwork in these 10-15 minutes captivating one on one interviews.
Artist Darren Inouye (Oil, Acrylics)
Artist Angela Koenig ( Various medias, Encaustics)
Artist Timothy Robert Smith (Acrylics, Mixed Media)
Artist Harry James Moody(Oil)
Artist Diana Carey (Acrylic)
Artist Tom Elenbaas (Photographer)
Kid's Art Corner!
Kids of all ages will love to try these fun and education art activities!
Featured Art Projects:
Daily lessons with Mo Williams on doodling
Metkids- The Metropolitan Museum of Art helps kids explore the world of art in many wonderful and detailed ways.
Nomster Chef- Illustrated recipes for your little chefs, ages 2-12 to cook with their grown-up.
Art Activities, Lessons and Resources
Kid-Friendly Art Projects:
Previous Fontana Arts Program Highlights
Past Gallery Shows
Meet the artist, hear about their story and see their artwork in these mesmerizing videos.
Debra Dobkins - Oil, Acrylic, Photo Collage Artist
Timothy Robert Smith - Mixed Media Artist
Virginia Vilchis - Mixed Media, Oil, Pastels, Acrylics
Tom Elenbaas- Photography and Digital Photography
Aeron Brown- Acrylic, Mixed Media
Jared Tumbarello - Aerosol Art
Margaret Stivers - Oil on Canvas
Edward Deng - Landscape Photographer
Featured Artist Spotlight
- Abstract & Pour Painting
- Oil & Mixed Media
- Ink & Oil
- Watercolor & Gauche
- Sculptures and murals
Spotlight Artist is Thunderbachs (C.A. Bethel )
Artist biographies and art featuring
Artist Kamelyta Noor
Artwork (listed left to right) : There is No Steak Left in Town (Acrylic) , I Am Still Here (Acrylic), Patty Melt with Grilled Onion Looks Crazy Good (Acrylic)
An abstract fingerpainter, Kamelyta was born in Malaysia, but currently is living in the Inland Empire. Only recently did she discover her talent for finger painting while experimenting with leftover acrylic paint. Her art is whimsical, bold, unique, classy, quirky and definitely colorful.
"I am not a deep person, a poet or a philosopher. I just love playing with colors intuitively. Combining and contrasting them. My emotions, feelings and fervor dictate to my finger. I don’t think or ponder or meditate. I let go and the colors tell the stories of my heart. My hunger, my sadness, my anger; my desire, my love, my happiness; my pride, my regrets and my longing are all in my art. Every piece is a story told through colors. I become alive. I am happy!" www.kamelyta.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Meg Cushing
Artwork (listed left to right) : Portal into a Better Future (Acrylic/Mixed Media), Acceptance (Acrylic/ Mixed Media)
Meg Cushing aka Maezy Stardust is a Mom, Teacher, Artist, Bard, Mystic, and Intuitive Coach. She is trained in multiple instruments, various forms of 2D/3D art, and teaches workshops for team building, special events and alternative therapy. Her goal is to inspire other to tap into their inner intuitive creative spirit to discover more joy and fulfillment in their lives. To see her latest work and see descriptions of her paintings check out scatteredstardust.art.blog
Artist is Kameko Madere.
Below is a sneak peek of a painting from her upcoming collection! For more of Kameko artwork please look at our virtual art gallery.
Artist Margaret Stivers
Artwork from Top left to Right : Cut the Faded Lights (Oil on Canvas), Cue the Faded Lights #2 (Oil on Canvas)
Stivers’s background is in architecture and aviation. She has a BA in design and Master of Architecture from Clemson University, Clemson S.C. She brings to the canvas a fusion of her life’s experiences.
The three paintings presented here are from a twelve-piece series called “Cue the Faded Lights.” This series developed from a visit to the Neon Boneyard, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a lot surrounded by a chain link fence. As neon signs are taken down and replaced in Las Vegas, they find a home in this yard. There they wait to be preserved. In their faded state they still emit a glory from a by gone era.
For more information please visit her web page at www.Margaret Stivers.com
Artist Tya Ates
Artwork from Top left to Right : Quilt Friend (Acrylic on Canvas), Distributor (Acrylic, Modeling Clay, Wood, Distributor Cap) ,Triptych1 (Acrylic, Modeling Clay, Wood),
Artist Kameko Madere
Artwork from Top Left to Right ( Grace- Watercolor, Essence- Watercolor, Adjustments- Watercolor)
Kameko Madere is a native of the city of Los Angeles, born in the 1970”s with family roots from Louisiana. She paints the human figure using gender, culture, and spirituality to narrate stories, exude mood, and capture feeling in her work. Beyond the paints, Kameko supports global missions projects bettering the lives of women and children. Kameko has been invited to speak, host workshops and exhibit art in her local community. Today she resides in the city of Fontana, California with her husband and their three children.
Artist Jerry Owens
Artwork from Top Left to Right (Tree Line-Watercolor, Mountain Trail-Oil, Autumn Road Home- Oil)
Being creative with a brush has always fascinated me and I would say it doesn’t come naturally. Having to struggle to bring an image I have in my mind to fruition is the joy of painting. The idea that this image has never been done before gives one a real sense of accomplishment.
I’ve been fortunate to have spent much time during my lifetime amongst and around other artists and you always learn and appreciate others points of view and techniques.
Artist Sarah Berndt
Artwork from Top to Bottom: Meeting by the Mushroom, Dryad
Sarah was born in the Czech Republic and raised in California. She loves art, as well as writing and the creation of video games. She is currently attending the Laguna College of Art and Design for a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Game Art.
Artist Ernie Marjorian
Artwork from Top Left to Right: Duet (Oil on Canvas), Burger and Fries (Oil on Canvas) , Florence (Oil on Canvas).
Artist Sarah O’Conner
Artwork from Top to Bottom ( Lemon -Watercolor, prisma-color pencil, & gouache, Tomato-Watercolor, prisma-color pencil, & gouache)
Spotlight Artist is Gary Lett