RAA Presents Free Lecture May 3rd

The Rossmoor Art Association to present lecture on the great impressionists

On Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Peacock Theatre, the RAA will present a lecture complete with artwork projections of Degas, Cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, and other classical and contemporary master painters.

Gary Bergren, a Bay Area artist, whose work is exhibited in many galleries, will discuss the color choices and their placement within the picture plane. He will discuss how these artists achieve a sense of balance and harmony. Artists, photographers, and art lovers are invited to this free event.

Gary Bergren, born in Berkeley, began pursuing art at an early age. Both of his parents have been in the arts. His mother was a successful interior decorator/designer, while his father is a successful bronze sculptor of athletic figures, whose works were exhibited in the Mamone Galleries in San Francisco’s Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf.

“At first, I was most passionate about portraits and later I became interested in landscape painting,” Bergren explains.

Bergen’s work has been in many galleries throughout California, most notably in Carmel, California; Simic New Renaissance Gallery, and Gallery Elite, where he won second place awards for the portrait/figurative category two consecutive years. One of his most notable art collectors is Ken Hofmann, past owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland A’s.


The RAA offers a wide range of art classes, demonstrations, workshops, and other events. Visit to learn about all the offerings. Rossmoor residents can join for a small annual membership fee and gain many benefits.

Rossmoor Art Association hosts Demonstrations by accomplished Bay Area Artists 6 to 8 times a year in Studio 1, usually 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the first Wednesday of the month. If you are a member (and have given us your email address) you will receive an email letting you know who the Demonstrator is, what is being demonstrated, and the date.


No matter what your medium, there’s something new to learn. And some people just like to watch creativity and skill in action. We have a big projection screen and microphones. There is a twenty-minute hospitality break at the halfway point where refreshments are served. We especially enjoy the homemade treats our members donate! Please sign up to bring something delicious! If you have a demonstrator you would like to recommend, please contact the Program Chair.