Opening tonight...and on display through November

(Image) Semana Santa
Show Opens Tonight, Friday November 14th, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Semana Santa

Cultural Traditions in San Luis Potosi - photos and painting by Margaret and Fred Fago.
Show runs through November.

Read the blog from the trip to San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
(Image) Mercado - Nov 15, from 11am to 5pm

One Day Only!
Saturday November 15th from 11am to 5pm.

This is a special fund raiser to benefit Frank Bette Center for the Arts.
Buy wonderful items handcrafted in Guatemala by Guatemalan artists and artisans.

Items priced from $1 to $100.
Eyewise Satellite Gallery
Artist's Reception Hosted by Eyewise.
November 21st, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00 p.m. 
Bridgeside Shopping Center at 2651 Blanding
(image) Phillip McPherson photography
(image) Underwater by Ginnie Chabre
Eyewise owner, Dr. Alex Lukens hosts the reception to showcase the artwork of graphic artist, Phillip McPherson and abstract photographer Ginnie Chabre.
McPherson uses his camera and his computer to create and manipulate images he transfers to supersized canvases. Chabre creates wonderful abstract photography.  
We look forward to seeing you there. The show is on display at Eyewise through the end of February 2015 during regular office hours.
(Image) Holiday Boutique is coming up.

Holiday Boutique 2014

Intake day for crafts:  November 16.
Show begins: November 21.
Show ends: December 23.
Pickup day for unsold crafts:  January 3, 2015.

Mosaics • Ceramics • Jewelry • Fused glass • Fiber/Textile/Yarn Art • Paper Arts • Mixed Media • Woodworking • Paintings (watercolor, acrylics, oil) • Photography

Participating artists:
Karen Allen, Pamela Brown, Helen Calhoun, Gail Collins,  Flora Davis, Barbara DiSalvo, Saskia Dirkson, Izabella Garelick. Nan Gray, Susan Lea Hackett, Ros Harper, Nancy Lovelady, Karen Malpas, Chikako McNamara, Glenna Mills. Arlene Streich, Karen Wirth.

Shop early, shop often!
Artist: Nancy Lovelady
Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Nancy demonstrates how to mosaic a 3-D art piece, answers questions, and creates a unique piece of art right in front of you! Free event. 
Nancy Lovelady has been making mosaics since 2007.  She enjoys working with a range of media and sees almost every surface as a potential canvas. Primarily self-taught, Nancy attended classes at Berkeley's Institute of Mosaic Art.  Her artwork is currently on display and for sale at the Bette.

Contact us to be an Artist in the House.
(Image) In the Cards - postcard
In the Cards

Exhibit: 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.

Read and share Karen Braun Malpas' article on In the Cards

Déjà vu Coming Soon
Save your gently used collectables and art for Déjà Yu!  This year we accept donations from January 15 to Jan 18 or by appointment. The silent auction preview is Friday Jan 23 and Saturday Jan 24. The auction party is Sunday Jan 25th from 7-9:00PM.  You do not need to be present to win, but you are more likely to win with last minute bids.
Raffle winners for the Scott Martin paintings will also be announced on Jan 25.  Raffle tickets sold up to the last minute.
Calls for Entry
The Frank Bette Center for the Arts welcomes new perspectives and interesting artistic voices. All media is welcome including paintings, photo-based art, textile and fiber arts, decorative and wearable arts, sculpture, metal work, jewelry, glass arts, wood, etc.
The majority of our exhibiting artists are from the greater Bay Area and northern California although we welcome applications from farther afield. 
Exhibiting artists do not need to be Center members although we encourage membership and our artist members are eligible for many benefits.
2015 themed group exhibits at the Frank Bette Center
February/March 2015
“Driven to Abstraction” Group themed Show In Main Gallery Feb 6 –March 29
Wacky, wild, alternate viewpoints, skewed look, abstracted, non-objective, patterns, colors, a journey, travel, writing thoughts, see world in a new light, being different.
Receiving  artwork: Sunday Feb 1
Opening reception: Friday February 13th
Show ends: Saturday March 28
Pick up of unsold works: Sunday March 29th

Wabi Sabi photos by Kosel in the Signature Gallery Feb 6-28
Install artwork  Feb 2-4
Opening reception: Friday February 13th
Show ends: Sunday March 1
Ceramics by Vicki Newcomer and Flavia K in the signature gallery Mar. 6-29
Show hung March 2-4
Opening reception Friday March 13
April/May 2015
 “Alameda on Camera” ~ Main Gallery and Signature Gallery April 3-May 29
Applications available soon.  Entry deadline:  January 25.
Wild Life
A crazy life, night life, animals, birds, nature, environmental concerns, being green, living on the wild side, One world & all animals together, monsters under the bed, dreams.
Plein Air Paintout exhibit and sale
Application available soon.  Entry deadline early April.
Comfort and Joy
All the good things in life, food, family, toys, moonlight, sunshine, pets, kids, song, dance, art, snuggling by the fire, gold, health, smiles, a helping hand.
(Image) Thank you 2014 PAPo Sponsors
Thank you to all PAPo 2014 sponsors.

This show is over but view the slide show 2014 awards and awardees' work. Also view  scenes from the Bette's PAPo  album.
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