The July Bette Buzz

Happy 4th of July.  Going to the parade?  Frank will be there riding with Frank Bette President Faye Wilson.  Give her a shout out!
Our beloved Frank Bette Center for the Arts is at a crossroads of  flourishing or dying.  We remain short of people willing to take on the leadership roles needed to keep our working board, the core of our organization, functioning effectively.

We are still working on filling the last two positions:

Resource Director: Tracks membership payments and renewals. Schedules and tracks volunteers to help on all aspects of the Center.
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!  Please contact anyone at the center if you are interested!  Thank you

Thanks to the following volunteers for becoming "regulars":  Patricia Prinz, BZ Meyers, Patricia Edith, Diana Ryan, Pierette Moore and Hannele Spanfelner! 

In the Signature Gallery
In the Main Gallery

Wild Life
June 5-August 1st

In the 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. 

People are coming from all over the country for the Plein Air Paintout and we need volunteer openings filled.  For details and additional tasks please stop by or call the FBCA to read and sign up on the volunteer sheets.
Monday July 27th :  need 2 to 4 people  to check in artists  in 2-3 hour shifts starting at 8:30 am until at least 6PM
Mon -Friday July 27-31  need 2-3 people per day to gallery sit to have FBCA open for an artist rest area and for clients/art lovers to stop by to connect with the event.
Wednesday  July 29th :  Quick draw day.  need 3-4 people for artist check in 8:30-9,  9-11:30 artists paint, need 4 people 11:30-1 receive and hang artist work while artist have a lunch,need 2-3 people  2-7 PM to help with exhibit and sale of work, need 2-3  people 7pm while artist pick up works not sold.
Friday evening July 31:  need 8 people who can lift carry and run a power screw driver to Assemble and place our display units at South shore center
Saturday Aug 1:   We need many people all day starting at 8 am to help the artists set up their displays, give them needed breaks and to help at the sales desk and at the end of the day to disassemble the display units etc…please stop by the center or call to see details
Saturday Aug 1 6-8PM and Sunday Aug 2 11-5 we need up to 4 people to help receive new works from the Plein air artists and to help artists from our June/July show, Wild Life pick up their works.
Save the Date!  The Bette is having a "Garden Party" Sale for FBCA members Sunday August 16th from 2-5pm.

We hope to have the Frank Bette garden filled with creations  made by our very own artists. 

We are looking for  garden art such as:
-  Flags or banners made out of photographs
-  Wind chimes
-  Mosaic furniture
-  Stepping stones
-  Painted tiles
-  Garden sculptures, statues, and critters.
-  Bird houses
-  Painted planter Vases & Urns
-  Art that can be hung outside (Encaustics)
-  Decorated garden stakes

Member Artists:  There is no entry fee.  Artist commission for sales will be 60%.  We will also gladly accept donations of garden art or drought tolerant plants for the garden.

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

Title: Oil Painting: Ongoing Classes 

Instructor:  Marshall Hasbrouck

Dates: Beginning June 13

Day & Time:  Saturdays, 9:00am – 11:00am

Cost per session: $25 Member; $30 Non-members 
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