Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Seafood App?

This weekend Belmar hosted its annual Seafood Festival. In recent years, crowds have been estimated at around 100,000 people over the course of the weekend, and this year looked like business as usual.

The BAC decided to join the party, with a booth to promote the new iBelmarGuide App. Having the app is its own reward, but for the past few days anyone who has downloaded it enjoyed a bonus- showing it at our booth earned the bearer a free ticket for a raffle conducted earlier this afternoon.

Looking for some good seafood now that the festival is over? The iBelmarGuide can tell you about dining options all over town. Go download it today!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

BAC Critique Group

Tonight was the latest meeting of the Belmar Arts Council's monthly critique group. Participating artists bring in artwork, finished or in progress, and present it to the group for feedback. The questions and comments that result can be very useful for the artist. We had all regular members tonight, but the group is open to any interested artists. The critique group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Green Man Reception

Today we had the opening reception for our new Green Man exhibition, in which artists addressed environmentally related issues through art. We had an excellent turnout as usual, to see the art, enjoy the refreshments, and experience a performance from some special guests- the Millstone River Morris dancers.

Exhibition juror Rebecca Biskaduros chose five works to receive awards. All are shown below.

Best 2D
Sheilagh Casey
Green Man Springs

Most Powerful Environmental Statement
Sandy Cook
Shrinking Glacier

Most Original
Patricia Griffin

Best 3D
Massim Guazzoni
ManMade Machine Made Man

Best Use of Recycled Materials
Michal Sparks
Earth War Green Man

The Green Man exhibition will remain on display during regular gallery hours through June 25, 2010.