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Kite Soaring Above Sutro
Amei Papitto
18 x 18
Port Pair
Tony Kay
First Place
Alameda County Admin. Bldg. Show
Art Education in Oakland
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We support The Crucible

The Crucible is a nonprofit arts-education organization that fosters a collaboration of arts, industry, and community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, The Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials, and innovative design, while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public in the Bay Area.

shows and activities
Current Shows
Alameda County Admin Show
2/21/2020 - 8/6/2020
John Muir Hospital Show
2/29/2020 - 4/10/2020
Upcoming Shows
See below for entry forms.  Specific requirements for upcoming shows are covered in the latest newsletter.
The OAA Board has canceled the April and May shows and may be forced to delay or cancel other scheduled shows as the Covid-19 situation evolves.  The newsletter emailed to members and this website will provide updated show information.
Rockridge Library Show
6/1/2020 - 6/30/2020
Law Library Abstract Show
7/1/2020 - 9/1/2020
First Federal Savings Show
9/4/2020 - 10/30/2020
Oakland City Hall Show
Nov - Dec 2020
Law Library Open Category
11/1/2020 - 1/3/2021
Watch this space!  The schedule for 2020 shows will be updated periodically.
who we are
OAA is a non-profit group  of artists, photographers, and art supporters in California's Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.  We encourage artistic endeavor in our community, support public-school art education, and arrange show venues for our members' artworks.
We have about 10 juried shows each year where all members are invited to show original work in an array of community venues.  Look at our latest newsletter.
It's easy to join OAA--select "membership application" below to learn more.

You can use this auto-fill PDF form to prepare and print the OAA's show entry form

The Oakland Art Association is part of a vibrant art community in the Bay Area.  We support each other and, together, offer a full range of activities and participation levels to our members.  Here's a partial list of other organizations offering opportunities to practice art and support artistic endeavor:


Waterfall on Rocks

Julia Montrond


Watercolor   24 x 28    $420

First Prize

John Muir Hospital Show

Alameda County Administration Building Show


2/21/2020 - 8/6/2020

1221 Oak Street

Oakland, CA

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Look at images from prior OAA shows