Shortly after the formation of the City of Brentwood Arts Commission, a group of individuals formed the Brentwood Art Society. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to raise funds for art and cultural support through various events within Brentwood and through membership. The Art Society's purpose is to create art in the community, promote public support and participation for the arts in Brentwood through the encouragement of the private sector and local educational institutions.
By April 2001, the Brentwood Art Society was formed with Jan
Melloni, Ron Beatty, Joe Trebino, Chris Robinson and Helen Myers. Some months later, articles of
incorporation were submitted to the State of California, followed soon by elected officers and an accepted By-laws with BAS, 1st President Jan
Melloni, Treasurer Joe Trebino, Secretary Ron Beatty.
Membership in the Brentwood Art Society is
now done through the various community organizations that it supports
with funds from the "Brentwood Art, Wine and Jazz
Festival". Please read below about these organizations
and consider becoming a member of them.
JOIN Art Guild
of the Delta!
Guild of the Delta"
will bring together people with a mutual interest in the fine
arts while promoting camaraderie and ethical principles and
practices, as well as fostering creativity among artists. Art Guild of
the Delta will be of service to the community by providing a
cohesive and congenial group who promote arts and advancement in
all areas of artistic endeavors. [Learn
VOLUNTEER for Art,
Wine, & Jazz Festival
The "Art, Wine & Jazz
Festival" is weekend event that is open free of charge.
It is the largest annual fundraiser of the Brentwood Art Society,
which supports and contributes to continuing arts programs,
organizations and events in the community. [Learn
ATTEND Open Mic
Free and open to the public, "Open
Mic" is a monthly forum celebrating the written word by
inviting participants to read aloud works of prose, poetry, short
story, nonfiction and other creative work. Original or published
works are welcomed. Everyone is invited, whether performing or
listening and enjoying. [Learn
BE AN ART DOCENT!
Join the more than 100 parents and
community volunteer Art Docents who introduce elementary
and middle students to the masters of art and introduce the
fundamentals of art through classroom lessons. [Learn