CCAA’s Demo Artist August 23: Benjamin S. Anderson, Plein Aire Landscapes

Our next CCAA meeting* is August 23, 2021 at 4 pm with Benjamin S. Anderson.

Benjamin Anderson will be presenting oil landscapes

Benjamin Anderson is an oil painter, printmaker, sculptor, author, and arts educator who makes the Monterey Peninsula his home. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and has been honored with numerous solo exhibitions, juried competition awards, and artist residencies.

Anderson’s primary subject is the dynamic scenery of the California landscape. He is known for his life-based oil paintings in the romantic style. His realistic depictions of the transformative effects of light and color in the hills, valleys, and unique vistas of California are both compelling and awe-inspiring. Benjamin alternates between painting plein air in Carmel Valley and across the Central Coast with travels to his Vermont childhood home for artist retreats to paint that state’s great forests and winter landscapes.

Anderson is part of the California Art Club and the society of Oil Painters of America. He was juried into the Carmel Art Association in 2021.

*Our meetings and demos will be “on-line,” as a live Zoom call.  CCAA members will be notified of the Zoom link; guests please email for the link:  *A recording of the call will be available to the public below. Click on link shown.

During times with non-Covid concerns, the Central Coast Art Association meets 6:30-8 pm at the El Estero Park, with a meet & greet time until 6:45 when announcements & the demonstration by the guest artist begins. Meeting/demonstration ends approximately at 8 pm.   777 Pearl St (next to Dennis the Menace Park), Monterey, the fourth Monday of each month (please check for holiday schedules). Attendance is free and open to the public.

2021 (subject to change):

January 25: Shannon Grissom; Medium: Oil, Painterly/ Palette Knife; Zoom Video recording on CCAA Public Facebook page: January: Shannon Grissom

February 22: Will Bullas; Medium: Dye Infused Aluminum Gloss Painting on Metal; Zoom Video recording on CCAA Public Facebook page: February: Will Bullas

March 22: Julia Seelos; Oil; Seascape Painting; Zoom Video recording on CCAA Public Facebook page:  March: Julia Seelos

April 26, 2021: Jennifer Anderson; Florals & Birds,  Ink and watercolor; Zoom Video recording on CCAA Public Facebook page:
May 24, 2021: Susan Kuznitsky; Pastels; Zoom Video recording on CCAA Public Facebook page: May: Susan Kuznitsky
June 28, 2021: Rebecca Tillman-Young; Portraits, Fine Art & ProCreate; Recording on CCAA Public facebook page: June: Rebecca Tillman-Young
August 23, 2021: Benjamin Anderson; Landscapes
September 28, 2021: Shelley Cost; Epic Landscapes
October 25, 2021: Evelyn Klein: Mixed Media



June: Mark Farina

July: No Meeting

September:  Jolene Anderson, Zoom Video recording on CCAA Public Facebook page: September: Jolene Anderson

October: Reda Rackley, Zoom Video recording on CCAA Public Facebook page: October: Reda Rackley

November: Sofanya White, Zoom Video recording on CCAA Public Facebook page: November: Sofanya White


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