The April Bette Buzz

Lend Us a Hand! 

Volunteer at The Frank Bette Center for the Arts.

Looking to make a difference right here in Alameda? Join other people just like you who love the arts and want to support creativity and nurture arts in our community.  We need the following positions filled to stay viable:

Administrative Director: Takes board minutes, tracks internal paperwork/legal documents, sorts incoming mail, helps other directors maintain documentation of activities and responsibilities, oversees thank-you letters to donors.
Resource Director: Tracks membership payments and renewals. Develops and tracks volunteers to help on all aspects of the Center.
Development Director: Promotes Fund raising for FBCA through events, donations, and grants.
Gallery Minders:  Keep the doors open Thursday-Sunday so we can sell your art.  And, you can be a gallery minder without ever using the computer! 

Alameda on Camera

April 3-May 30, 2015

  • 48 Photographers 
  • 48 Hours
  • 48 sections of Alameda

           Opening Reception
              Friday April 10

The Early Bird Gets the Run  Juan Cruz
Spring is here and with it comes the Alameda on Camera Exhibit at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts which runs April 3 to May 30th.  Our 48 photographers submitted images with details and overviews, light and night, plants and people, buildings and parks all showing their unique interpretations of our beautiful, quirky, friendly island city.  Each photographer was assigned a different locale in town.  Come down to the exhibit to see what tidbit, what morsel came from your part of the city.
Satellite Gallery
The Frank Bette Center for the Arts is honored to be able to showcase the work of Linda Colnett at our Satellite Gallery, Eyewise Optometry.
Linda is a San Francisco artist who draws much of her inspiration from trees.  Growing up on the Texas South Plains where trees were scarce, she developed an intense respect for these silent giants of our world.  Saddened by the worldwide cutting of these beautiful plants has prompted her to devote much of her body of work to tree imagery.
Linda’s artwork will be hanging at Eyewise beginning March 16th through the beginning of July.  Eyewise is located in the Bridgeside Shopping Center (Nob Hill), 2651 Blanding, Suite B, Alameda. 


10th Annual 2015 Plein Air Paintout

July 27 - August 1, 2015

Application Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2015

APPLY online now!

Swords to Plowshares, is sponsoring SHOUT!, an art show to celebrate women who served in the military.  SHOUT! raises awareness about the issues facing women veterans and explores the intersections of art, community, health and healing through photography, painting, mixed media, and the written word.

This year will feature multiple pieces by artists whose work give voice to women veterans, women service members, families, friends and loved ones of women who served in the military. The theme of this year’s art show is “Celebrating Women in Service, Honoring Their Sacrifice.”
 All submissions will be online through:

The Alameda County Arts Commission is building a public collection of artwork created by professional Alameda County artists.  Professional artists making 2-dimentional or low-relief, wall-mounted artwork are invited to apply.  Artwork submitted for consideration must have a broad appeal and be appropriate for a variety of public spaces with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
Application Deadline:  May 15, 20154
$100,000 is available to purchase artwork
Open to Alameda County artists

Classes, Workshops and Programs

Unleash your creativity and take a class!  Learn more about classes we offer

If you have a class or workshop you would like to teach, or a new program you would like to offer at the Bette, please contact our Class Coordinator

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