Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sponsor Your Local Arts Council

As mentioned in the previous post, the BAC is looking ahead to 2012 and is making efforts to secure sponsorship for our planned activities. The above chart (click it to enlarge) gives a breakdown of what has been planned and what it would cost to sponsor each event. Our Patron Members got the ball rolling the other night, as indicated on the chart, but there are many spaces still blank. If you are interested in finding out more about what is involved in sponsoring an event, please contact the Belmar Arts Council.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

BAC Patrons Drink Wine, Raise Money

Last weekend the BAC held an invitational wine tasting for its Patron Members. The event was hosted by Joseph Villa (above), manager of the Melting Pot in Red Bank, who led the wine discussion. The Boatworks had some nice art on the walls for the occasion, and the evening included a buffet (below) for those in attendance.

No excuse is needed to get together for an evening of fine food and wine, but in this case there was an added reason- to raise money for the Belmar Arts Council's plans for 2012. The current Wearable Usable Functional show and sale will remain open through January 6th, and there's a full slate of exhibitions planned for next year, beginning with another Member's Salon show in mid January. We're also planning new editions of the annual statewide juried art show, and Art on the Edge, and exhibitions that will benefit Monmouth County's Alliance for Affordable Housing and SPCA. The whole list of shows can be seen here. There are plans for up to 4 new murals around downtown Belmar for next year, a summer performance series, and the exciting Belmar to Broadway- Coyote project.

The wine tasting event brought in sponsorship toward four of the planned activities for 2012, but we will need a whole lot more. If you are interested in making a difference in the local arts, come by the BAC and learn more about our plans for next year and how you can be a part of them.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

WUF Is Open For Business

Tonight we had the opening reception for this year's BAC Wearable Usable Functional exhibition and sale. The front room of the Boatworks is full of unique, one of a kind, original creations by local artists.

We have a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, home accessories, clothing, and furniture on display.

About a hundred or so people came through over the course of the two hour opening. They enjoyed the refreshments, and quite a few went home with a purchase of original art.

The Wearable Usable Functional show will remain open to the public during gallery hours through January 6, 2012, so you have plenty of time to pick up a holiday gift, or something for yourself. Participating artists have been invited to replace items as they are sold, so come back often to see what's new at the Boatworks.