Counter installed on Thursday, September 3, 2020

at 3 pm.


In Fully Open Status, Ceramics Room hours are:

Monday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Tuesday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 - 12 noon

Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 12 noon

Saturday 2 pm - 5 pm

Some restrictions still apply for people using the Ceramics Room.  Contact Diane Finley at  for the definitive answers.


President Jan Alleman

Vice President and Membership Chair Prema Anand

Treasurer Kathy Warren

Secretary pro tem Barbara Gottesman.

The mission of the Villages Arts and Crafts Association:  

The aims of the Association shall be to encourage and foster the hands-on visual arts such as painting in all media, collage, ceramics, knitting and stitchery and other crafts and arts by classes, workshops, programs and free demonstrations for Villagers who reside in this community and to provide events and creative outlets, such as exhibits, festivals, open houses and special events for the display and possible sale of these fine arts and hand-made crafts.


Art Films:  Roz Zinns

Programs:  Maybe you?

Welcomer:  Colleen Mirassou

Class Scheduler:  Barbara Gottesman

Historian:  Karin Bogliolo

Ceramics:  Diane Finley

Exhibits and AMJS Chair:  Michael Sunzeri

We welcome volunteers to join the Advisory Board.  Consult with President Jan Alleman at

Open for 2023 Secretary (takes minutes 8 times a year)

Program Chair.  (We already have a list of 23 local artists to call.)




Upcoming Fun:

Poetry in Art:  Tuesdays at 10:30 pm.  Bring a poem to read and create an art work to go with it.  Discusssion and critique.  $10.

Open Studio with Pat Andrade. Every Monday and Tuesday afternoon, 2 pm - 5 pm, except for VACA Advisory Board meetings and the December 5 Holiday Party.  Open Studio closes at 3:30 pm on Monday, December 5, to allow for set up of Holiday Party.

"It's a Wrap"  Gift Wrapping Party and Holiday Social for Members. Monday, December 5, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Art Room.  Paper, ribbons, tape and tags furnished. Bring one art work to display on an easel and/or art supplies to barter. Light refreshments.

Upcoming in the New Year:

January 16 - February 20, 2023: Jane Hink's Oil and Acrylic Painting Class. Mondays, 10 am - 12 noon.$90. Register soon at

January 18 - February 22, 2023. Doug Canepa's Beginning Watercolor Class. Wednesdays, 10 am - 12:30 pm. $60. Register ear;u at

Starting January 18, Beginning Ceramics on Wednesdays - already full. See notices about new classes at

Annual Members Juried Show:  In Take:  Wednesday, February 22,2023, 1 - 2 pm in the Art Room   Get your best paintings framed and ready! Candy Yu will be the Juror. Reception is Thursday, February 23, 1:30 - 3:30 pm in Ciribari Conference Room

This website is intended for the use of residents of The Villages, because Arts & Crafts is a Board-recognized club for residents only.


Congratulations, Kristin Lindseth!

Kristin, who is an Arts & Crafts members and fellow Villager, will have an exhibit of her sculpture at the Olive-Hyde Gallery in Fremont, November 10 - December 17.  Reception is November 18 at 7 pm.  If you would like to visit with Kristin and admire her work, she will be at the Gallery on Saturdays, 12  pm - 2 pm.

You may remember seeing Kristin's work at our Home Studio Art Tour in August this year.

Art Events in Our Area

Now through November 27.  Faith Reingold, Quilter Extraordinaire, at the De Young Museum in SF.

Now through May 23:  Kelly Akashi "Assemblage"  from WW II internment camps.  at the San Jose Museum of Art.

Now through February 12:  Richard Diebenkorn in Color at the De Young.

Now through January 3:  Diego Rivera's America at SF MOMA.

John Singer Sargent opens at the Palace of the Legion of Honor on February 11.

Kehinde Wiley opens at the DeYoung on March 18.

Ansel Adams opens at the DeYoung on April 8.

The Art Room and the Ceramics Room will be closed from December 12, 2022 through January 13, 2023 by the Villages management for electrical and other reparirs.