Sunday, April 27, 2008

First Juried Art Show of Summer 2008

The Belmar Arts Council (BAC) announces a call for submissions to its first summer 2008 juried art show to benefit the Belmar First Aid Squad. The theme of the show is “I Love Belmar.” The show, which runs from June 7 to 27, is open to artists working in all media, with submissions restricted to 36” x 36” or smaller. Entries will be received on Saturday, May 31st from 10 am to 1 pm at The Boatworks, Belmar Arts Council’s headquarters located at 608 River Road. The exhibition will be on view Thursdays through Sundays from 1-5 pm. Fifty percent of entry fees and sales commissions will be donated to the Belmar First Aid Squad.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Open Critique Sessions

A new opportunity at the Belmar Arts Council begins tonight- open critiquing sessions. All artists are invited to come and bring an artwork- can be something you recently finished, or even something in progress. You will have the opportunity to present your art to the group and receive constructive feedback from the other artists in attendance. Artists will present in order of arrival and signing in, so come early to make sure you get a spot in the lineup.

The sessions are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at the Boatworks, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. All kinds of original artwork, including photographs, are welcome. For more information, see the BAC website.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Opportunities for Artists

There's many opportunities for artists at the Boatworks. Here's a few to consider-

Figure Group- There's an open figure session with live model that meets twice a month on Wednesdays at the Boatworks. No instruction- just bring your materials and draw or paint from the model. The session runs from 7-9pm, and costs $10. There's one tonight, and to find out about future sessions, check the calendar page on our website.

Plein Air Group- We're planning a new group to start early next month, an outdoor painting group. Interested artists will meet at the Boatworks on May 2 at 1pm for the two hour session, which will set up in a nearby area yet to be determined. Check back here for more details when something more is announced.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

April Members Meeting

Members meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:30 pm, and usually lasting until around 9:30. Tonight is the latest such meeting.

In addition to the usual business, tonight there will be discussion of some upcoming themed art shows, the monthly critiquing sessions, and some upcoming classes and performances, as well as the ArtWalk and Dessert Cabaret. We are also having a special presentation by artist Claire Archer, on the art of papercutting.

The meeting is at the Boatworks, 608 River Road (between 6th and 7th Ave) in Belmar. A map is available on the main website. First time visitors are welcome.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spring Dessert Cabaret

The Belmar Arts Council is hosting a Spring Dessert Cabaret event on Saturday April 12, from 8 to 10 pm. Like our previous Valentines event (see the above photos), the evening will feature live music by Diana and Tim McCorry and Friends and a variety of desserts. A limited number of tickets are still available, and can be purchased through the BAC website. They may also be sold at the Art Walk reception at the Boatworks on April 6, if there are any left. For more information or to purchase tickets online, click here.

Belmar Art Walk 2008

The Annual Belmar Art Walk will take place this coming Sunday, April 6, 2008, starting at noon. Businesses on or just off Main Street will be hosting exhibitions and demonstrations by local artists, with the whole thing winding up at the Boatworks, where there will be an exhibition and refreshments from 5 to 6 pm.

Fourth Annual Juried Art Show

Our 4th Annual Juried Art Show was our biggest yet, and has been a huge success. It will be coming down on Sunday, but there are still a few chances to see it. The Gallery will be open to the public Friday April 4 from 6 to 8 pm, and Saturday April 5 from 2 to 6 pm. It includes work in a wide variety of media from 91 artists, and includes the original artwork that will be featured in next year's BAC calendar.

About This Blog

Welcome to the Belmar Arts Council Blog. This is intended to supplement our regular website, providing updates on coming events and archiving stories about our many activities. In addition, we will welcome comments from those who have participated in the happenings posted here. (all comments must come from registered bloggers and will be moderated to keep out spam) If you've never been to any of our events, we encourage you to come to Belmar and visit us at the Boatworks.