September: Gearing up for Fall

(Image) In the Cards - postcard
In the Cards

Receiving day: Sunday, September 28th
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday Oct 10th
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
Show runs: October 3rd to December 23rd

...and the postcard
Thanks to artist Deborah Griffin for the artwork, Chrysalis (digital collage, shown here), that appears on our "in the Cards" postcard. Drop by the Center and pick up a handful of these cards to distribute to your friends, neighbors, and to leave in your local coffee shop. Together, we can ensure our artists' work is viewed and appreciated in our town.
(Image) Amelia Earhart sculpture

Amelia Earhart Comes to Alameda

With the sculpture of Amelia Mary Earhart complete, plans continue apace to situate it in Alameda.
Earhart was an aviation pioneer, author, and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record.
Thank you to Dick Davis and the Davis Family Foundation for the vision and the generosity that brings Amelia to Alameda.

Learn more about the project, the artist, and the Davis Family Foundation....
Welcome Ros Harper who moves from Gallery Minder to Gallery Director.

An avid wood carver and woodturner, Ros teaches woodturning at the Mt.Diablo Woodturning Center in Pleasant Hill and is a past president of the Bay Area Woodturners.
"I see the gallery through the eyes of an artist and have found the Frank Bette community welcoming, inspirational, and willing to share information", she says. "Now, as a member of the Bette Board, I want to hear your views on the galley and especially ideas for continuing to keep it vibrant and focused on the best interests of the artists."  More info.

The "California Quail Family"  shown here won the blue ribbon in the carving category at the California State Fair in August, as well as the Woodworker Sweepstakes Award.
Above: Thank you to all PAPo 2014 sponsors.

The show closes a the end of October.

Slide show 2014 awards and awardees' work. View  scenes from the Bette's PAPo  album.
Save the Dates
In the Cards
Receiving day: Sunday September 28th, 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Opening receptions: Friday October 10, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Main Gallery: In the Cards - October 3rd to December 23rd.
Signature Gallery: “Tuesday Nights”, Fri October 3rd to Sunday November 2nd.
The Tuesday night life drawing group joins together to exhibit drawings
from their weekly drawing from live models.

Guatemalan Craft Mercado Craft Sale and Fund raiser for the Center
Date: November 15, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. ONE DAY ONLY!
Textile crafts direct from the Guatemalan village artisans; prices range from $1 to $100

More info on these events...

Plein Air Paintout  exhibit closes
Date: Saturday, September 27th

Holiday Boutique
Once again, the annual holiday boutique turns our galleries into a crafts wonderland
  created by our talented artisans.
The Center is open from November 21st to December 23rd. Shop early, shop often!
(image) Adriana Diaz, "Broken Prayer"
Frank Bette's Satellite Gallery
Eyewise Optometry
Hosts Artist Adriana Diaz

Abstract painter Adriana Diaz uses unusual texture to add depth and dimension to her artwork.
This is Adriana's first show in Alameda and Frank Bette Center for the Arts is proud to introduce this exciting artist to our fair city.

Eyewise Optometry
2651 Blanding Avenue (in Alameda's Nob Hill Shopping Center).

Show runs through October. More info about this show and  the Bette's Satellite Galleries.

Artwork: Adriana Diaz, "Broken Prayer"

Poetry Events Coming up

Backyard Poets for Change
Hosted by Sharon Coleman
Saturday, September 27
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Alameda Poetry Writers' Workshop
Thursday, October 9th

These are free events although hosts do pass the donation hat.
Artist in the House

An opportunity for artists to demo their creativity, answer questions, give pointers,  describe  workshops they may offer, and market their work.

Frank Bette Center member artists and instructors are especially encouraged to create an audience via these Artist in the House demos.

More info...
Keep in Mind...

4-Week Expressive Art Workshop with Adele Aced
Fridays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
More info.

FYI: During August, our website attracted up to a thousand visitors per day.

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