Saturday, January 30, 2010

More Exhibitions in 2010

The Image 2010 photography exhibition is over, but there is a full slate of scheduled shows coming up at the Boatworks all throughout the year. Below is the list. More details will be posted as each gets closer, both here and on our main website.

Feb 6 to 19 Juried Art Show 5 winners- The six award winners from last year's Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show. Paul Qian, Melissa Dayton, Freya Gervasi, Vicky Culver, Ralph Katz, and Barbara Edelhauser. Opening reception on Saturday, February 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Feb 27 to Mar 17 Walking the Line- Original drawings in any linear medium. Information and entry form available from the BAC website.

March 27 to April 30 Jersey Shore Juried Art Show 6. Annual juried show for artists 17 and older. Work will be juried in six categories: best in show, graphics (drawing and printmaking), sculpture and fine crafts, painting, photography, and mixed media.

May 8 to 28 Youth Art Shows. Featuring students from regional high school art programs.

June 5 to 25 The Green Man- Artists are invited to submit work in any medium exploring the theme of environment, myth, and magic.

July 10 to 30 Art in Motion- 2D, 3D, and performance artists are invited to interpret the idea of motion, from the implied to the truly kinetic.

Aug 7 to 28 Belmar Urban Myths- Explore an existing local legend or create a brand new urban myth for Belmar. Work can be visual arts, music, drama and film.

Sep 11 to Oct 1 L Jetty- Last year's surf art show was so popular, we're having a new one again this year.

Oct 9 to Nov 15- After Sunset- There's a whole other kind of energy after dark. Artists are invited to interpret it in their favorite medium.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

BAC Photography Exhibition

Tonight was the opening reception for the new Image 2010 exhibition, devoted to photography based work. There is a wide variety in the over 80 images on display, everything from traditional photography to digital to photo-based graphic work.

Tonight's reception was very well attended. There were two awards, chosen by professional jurors Richard Gaffney and Steven Yahr. The two winners (seen below) were Keith Mills for Best in Show Advanced, and Dana Cahoon for Best in Show Amateur.

The exhibition will remain on display at the Boatworks during regular gallery hours (Wed to Sun, 1 to 5 pm) through January 29, 2010. Admission is free.
If you are interested in photography and would like to explore the artistic and technical aspects with the guidance and interaction of fellow enthusiasts, consider joining the Belmar Arts Council's Photography Group. The group has regular meetings on the first Monday of every month. 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Art Classes in 2010

As part of tonight's regular member's meeting we had a special presentation from Trevor Bryan. Trevor is an active member artist as well as an experienced art teacher. He talked about his lifetime interest in art and his training, and then did a quick demonstration of painting from a source photograph.

He put out a variety of acrylic colors on his palette and started sketching the basic composition. After that he mixed and added colors to the still life. Twenty minutes later he had brought the painting to the state you see below.

Part of the reason for this demonstration was to promote a new series of children's painting classes that Trevor will be teaching. It will meet Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 pm through the months of January and February. The 8 week session will cost $125, with all materials provided.
Also starting this month is the latest session of Drawing and Beyond, the popular workshop taught by Sven Widen and Lizzie Schippert. The still life is explored in drawings and paintings. Good for the beginner and the experienced artist, and especially helpful for teens putting together portfolios for art school applications. This workshop meets Thursdays at 3 pm, from January 7th through February 11. The 6 week session costs $168 (3:00 to 5:00) or $240 (3:00 to 6:00).
For information about either workshop or to register, contact the Belmar Arts Council at (732) 749-3360.