The art just never stops at the Boatworks. The BAC has a full slate of shows scheduled for 2012, many opportunities for artists to exhibit their work. The first one coming up is the annual Members' Salon exhibition. Members were invited to submit a piece or two to be installed in our gallery spaces. One from each artist (about 3 dozen people submitted artwork) will hang in the front room, and any artists who contributed a second piece will have it hang in the back room. The show opens this Thursday, January 12th at 7 pm. After a brief monthly member meeting, we will hold the Salon event, in which artists in the front room may present their works and take questions and comments about them from all those in attendance. Above is a photo from last year's Salon, and more images can be seen here. The Members' Salon exhibition remains on display through January 27th during regular gallery hours.
The next opportunity for BAC members and other community artists of all levels of experience is Gimme Shelter, an art exhibit that will benefit the Affordable Housing Alliance and the BAC Housing Help Project. For their entry fee, participants will receive an 8.5" x 12.5" lauan wood panel in the shape of a house (as on the above card) to use in the creation of their artwork. These wood panels can be picked up at the Boatworks during open gallery hours. Intake of the finished entries for the show will be on February 24 and 25, 2012, so don't wait too long to get your "canvas" and get started. Full details and rules for the show can be found on the BAC main website.