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CALL FOR ART!
Our next exhibit will be Transformation.

Do you have something that depicts this concept for our next postcard?
Alter, remake, reconstruct, metamorphosis, shift, adjust, changing ​or
becoming, changing compositions or structures, Photoshop, distort.
Please send by September 15.
Email to: communications@frankbettecenter.org 
MAIN & SIGNATURE GALLERIES
Dan's Produce by Steven McDonald

Alameda en Plein Air
Plein Air paintings of Alameda by 40 Artists
If you missed our Show, Sale & Art Festival at South Shore Center,
now is your chance to see these beautiful paintings

August 9 - September 28
Mid-Show Reception: Friday, September 13 • 7-9 pm
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT SPONSORS
IN OUR SATELLEITE GALLERIES

Plein Air at the Lodge
September 9 - November 2
Plein Air paintings of Alameda in conjunction with Alameda en Plain Air exhibit at Frank Bette Center for the Arts
Artists Reception:
Thursday, September 9 • 3:30

The Waters Edge Lodge
801 Island Drive, Alameda
510-748-4300 www.AECLiving.com

Artwork: Verrucola by Katherine Rice

Bountiful Fruits of Summer

Prolific oil painter and world traveler, Marvin Dalander will be showing his work at our Eyewise Satellite Gallery beginning June 10, 2019.  Marvin has been oil painting since 1952 and he's still at it!  This show highlights the bountiful fruits of summer, depicting sun drenched streets and marketplaces and the lush yield of a summer harvest.
On view beginning June 10  
Artwork: Firenze Santos Spiritos Market by Marvin Dalander
Eyewise, 2651 Blanding, Suite B (Bridgeside Shopping Center - near Nob Hill)

MIXERS
MUSIC
Acoustic Jam
Facilitator:  Janet Lenore 
Date:  September 18 • 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Day & Time:  3rd Wednesday of each month
Description:  This is an open folky-60's pop song acoustic jam. Although this is a ukulele-centered jam, other acoustic instruments such as guitar, hand percussion, and other string-based instruments are welcome.  You could just sing too! The first half hour is devoted to easier songs and may include some basic instruction. Intermediate level after that. 
POETRY
Alameda Island Poets 
Wednesday, September 4 • 7:00 - 9:00 pm Host: Nanette Deetz
Wednesday, September 12 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Host:  Cathy Dana           
Featured readers:   Robert Lipton and Daniel Ari​
Description:  Featured readers followed by open mic from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This is a free event although we pass the hat for donations. 


Poetry and Prose 
Hosted by:  Jeanne Lupton
1st Saturday with Clive Maston Saturday, September 7 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Saturday with Marvin R. Hiemstra and Sharon Metzler-Dow Saturday, September 14 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Backyard Poets Saturday, September 28 • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description:  Showcasing local talent, mostly poets and writers but also singer-songwriters, dancers, storytellers, stand-up comedians, and other creatives. Sessions open with two featured artists and, after a short break, we hold open mic until the end of the evening.
Email for more information

 
CLASSES

Building a Strong Foundation in Oil
and Acrylic Painting!

Instructor: Elio Camacho

Saturday, October 19
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

$105 Members; $125 Non-members


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Zentangle Inspired Art ~ Dingbatz Bookmarks

Instructor: Grace Mendez
Saturday, September 21
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$45 Members; $55 Non-members
Prereq: Introduction to Zentangle Drawing

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                            EVENING CLASS                           

Begin Again in Oils

Instructor: Peggy Cotton
Thursdays and Fridays • 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
October, 17-18, 24-25 and 31-November 1
In this course, we will cover: setting up your unique palette; priming, brushing, solvents and tools; getting to THAT color and starting a painting without a pencil.  You will copy an oil painting from one of the masters.
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Life Drawing:   Weekly Sessions with Model
Instructor:  No instructor
Dates:  Ongoing  every week
Day & Time:  Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm                   
Description: Practice your drawing skills and study gesture poses with a nude model. Bring your own materials.
Cost: Members only: $70 per month (payable the first Tuesday of the month). Limited drop-in spaces; $20 per session.
Notes: All skill levels welcome. Space limited, so come early. Now in larger space.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
for info: programs@frankbettecenter.org
Interested in Teaching at the Center?
Click here for more info
ELECTRICAL UPGRADE
On to Phase Two
Many thanks to Lary Heath from Enluma who has done such a great job illuminating our upstairs classroom. But we aren't done. Phase Two is underway. If you've been to the center you may have noticed the dust. Please donate. Thank you.
Donate
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS


A Big Thank You to
Alameda Shade Shop
for donating new shades
for our upstairs classroom. 
They look wonderful!

A Big thank you to the
Alameda Community Fund
for a grant to pave our
back yard!

A Big thank you to the
Alameda Rotary Club
for a grant for our
Plein Air Paintout awards!
THANK YOU TO OUR FIRST 2019
ALAMEDA ON CAMERA SPONSORS
VOLUNTEER!

Please sign up to Volunteer!
We could always use a hand.
Thanks for your loyal support! 
If you have questions, please visit FrankBetteCenter.


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