Saturday, February 28, 2009

Plein Air Reception

Another weekend, another big crowd at the Boatworks. Outside it was a cold gray February day, but inside everything was bright and sunny. Because today was the opening reception for the En Plein Air exhibition, with dozens of landscape paintings created outdoors in warmer times. Not only could everyone in attendance enjoy the art, but there were the usual tasty refreshments, the return of local band James and the Giant Peach, and the opportunity to vote for the best piece in the show. The winners will be announced on this blog soon. The exhibition will remain on display during regular gallery hours through March 19th.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Trackside Art

It's a great time to be riding a train through Belmar. If you're on the side of the train facing east, you get a great view of the murals we have on the two sides of the Boatworks. And now if you're sitting on the other side of the train with windows facing west, you get a great view of these abstract paintings created by members of the BAC and recently installed at Belmar's train station. The top photo shows the whole set, and the other photos show the four diptychs in more detail. Not taking a train trip any time soon? Just walk up to them and get a good look.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Abstract Art at Belmar Station

This afternoon 8 BAC abstractionists were at the Boatworks, painting large panels to be displayed in the windows of the Belmar Train Station, a special request from the town. All the artists started with a theme of spring, with the resulting work ranging from stylized realism to non- objective. Today's participating artists were Susan McLean, Sandy Taylor, Merry Brennan, Colleen Lineberry, Leslie Ovechka, Jean Larson, Lorraine Madsen, and Kathryn Paul. The panels will be installed later this week, on the southbound side. Give us enough time, and we'll cover the whole town with art.
(photos courtesy of Pat Hutchinson)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Call For Entries- Plein Air Exhibition

The Belmar Arts Council is hosting an exhibition of Plein Air paintings, work painted outdoors with a focus on rendering the effects of atmosphere and light in nature. While the show is inspired by the Plein Air group that includes several of our BAC members, anyone can enter this upcoming exhibition.

All works must be original creations by the artist, painted outdoors, and must be show ready and wired for hanging. Artists may enter up to two works each, with a maximum of one per artist that may be chosen for the exhibition. Acceptance into the show is not guaranteed. Entry fee is $10 per piece for BAC members, $15 per piece for non-members. Work must be dropped off for jurying by the hanging committee on Saturday, February 21 from 1 to 3 pm. Unaccepted work should be picked up during office hours Feb 25 - 27.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Saturday, February 28, from 3 to 5 pm. People who attend the reception can vote for favorites, with People's Choice Awards announced at 4:45 pm. The show will remain on display through March 19, 2009.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Four Artists Reception

This afternoon we had another great art reception at the Boatworks. This was for the exhibition of the 4 winners from last year's Annual BAC Juried Show. The four artists can be seen in the top photo (from left to right- Catherine Dentino, Marge Levine, Bobbie Crane, and Trudy Maran). Many people came through over the course of the afternoon to enjoy the art and the great spread put out by the artists. If you missed it today, you can see the show during regular gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 1 to 5 pm, through February 20th.
And if you are interested in being part of the next Annual BAC Juried Show, the prospectus is available at the Boatworks, or can be downloaded from the main website. Art intake is March 27th and 28th. Don't miss it!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Four Artists Setting Up

Earlier today at the Boatworks a whole lot of art was being installed by four artists, the winners of last year's Annual Juried Art Show. The artists are Trudy Maran and Catherine Dentino (both photography), Bobbie Crane (oils and acrylics), and Marge Levine (pastels). The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, February 7 from 3 to 5 pm, and remains on display during regular gallery hours through February 20.