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Brentwood Tractor by Nancy Roberts

Brentwood Tractor by Nancy Roberts

The beauty and history of Contra Costa County will be featured in a special exhibit and auction of original artwork benefiting the John Marsh Historic Trust. The Other Coast: Contra Costa Landscapes and History will feature the work of local artists at special reduced prices. The event will raise money for the Trust’s efforts to restore the 160-year-old John Marsh Stone House in Brentwood, and open the Marsh Creek State Park that surrounds it.
The exhibit will run from Sept. 15 to Oct. 8 at The Delta Gallery in the Streets of Brentwood Shopping Center.
A grand Opening Gala will be held on Sept. 17, featuring wine tasting, gift basket raffles and more. Members of the Trust will be on hand to talk about the house and park, as will John Marsh “himself.” An Auction Gala will be held on Oct. 8, and will included the exciting conclusion of the Silent Auction.
Throughout the length of the exhibit, silent auction and “Buy it Now” options will provide a chance to pick up some beautiful, original artwork at very special, affordable prices. All art will be affordably priced, ideal for holiday gift-buying for the art lover in your life.
“Having the local art and business communities get behind the effort to preserve history and bring a wonderful, 3,700-acre park on line s fantastic,” said Trust Executive Director Rick Lemyre. “Come on down, get some wonderful art for your home, and help preserve history and open space all at the same time.”
The Other Coast: Contra Costa Landscapes and History is sponsored by Trilogy at the Vineyards/Shea Homes, Three Wines Company, Bloomfield Vineyards, Jamie Conners Real Estate and our host, Delta Gallery.
For more information, visit the Delta Gallery web site by clicking here. For more on the John Marsh Historic Trust or the Marsh Creek State Park, call call 925-679-5811.

 John Marsh's Cadillac by John Tullis

John Marsh’s Cadillac by John Tullis


Delta Dream by Mary Lamb

Delta Dream by Mary Lamb

Stone House Visitors

Colonial Dames BAHHM 1 08.12.2016
Members of the National Society of Colonial Dames and the Bay Area Historic House Museums visited Marsh Creek State Park and the John Marsh Stone House on Aug. 12. They enjoyed a talk by Trust President Gene Metz, followed by a box lunch in the front yard of the iconic, 160-year-old mansion. Afterwards, they participated in in another other local activity, picking fresh fruit at one of the nearby U-pick farms. If you’d like to arrange a visit like this, send an e-mail to marsh1856@yhoo.com, or call 925-679-5811.