The Claraty Arts Project invites you to join us for an afternoon of celebration featuring the latest collection of works by the artists. Bring your good cheer and enjoy community, food drink and art!


Abstract This! features a wide variety of media in works by local area artists. Several art works by Jennefer Williams and Geanna Shattuc will be on display and available to purchase for the next two months at this themed exhibit.

Jennefer Williams (b. 1973) is an abstract artist working primarily in acrylic on paper and canvas. Her use of color and her calm gentle brushstrokes often overlap to build into bold, energetic pieces. Family and friends are the most important part of Ms. Williams’ life and are frequently represented in her art.

A native Californian, Geanna Shattuc was born in 1963. Her artistic voice has grown into an impressive abstract vision of rhythm, repetition, and dynamic use of color. “I’m happy when I’m not confused. My art looks like a puzzle. Life doesn’t always make sense to me but puzzles do.” Ms. Shattuc’s work often consists of overlapping patterns that create a feeling of calm within the chaos of line work and color. Ms. Shattuc’s work can also be viewed here.

This is a new exhibit of fifty original works by artists with developmental disabilities from across California. The exhibit challenges assumptions about people with developmental disabilities through its wide diversity of styles and media representing the wide diversity of the artists themselves.

Congratulations to all the artists who submitted pieces selected to express their journey through life with a developmental disability including:

“My Brainwaves” by Robin Blake, “How I Feel in A Crowd” by Julia Dickinson, “Terror in Dr. Grisdale’s Office” by Marshall Woodall, “After Purgatory” featuring narratives by Sarah Faulkner and Dylan Lindsay and the pen and ink work of AJ Redmond and “Consumer” by Gabby Ledesma.

The full “After” Purgatory and “Consumer” can be seen on our Installations page.

The Claraty Arts Project would like to thank everyone who came out to the First Friday Art Show!

A special thank you to Kim from the Mediterranean Cafe, and Greg from Choice Music, Lorraine Carini and finally the friends and families of The Claraty Arts Project community! Congratulations to all the Artists for an amazing show!

View more First Friday Photos on the Facebook Page!