Happy Holidays!

(Image) Holiday Boutique is coming up.

Holiday Boutique 2014

Show runs now through December 23

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!

And for our last minute shoppers... in addition to our regular hours - Thursday through Sunday - our galleries will be open on Monday and Tuesday December 22 and 23rd from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

Pickup day for unsold crafts:  January 3, 2015.

(Image) Deja Vu - by Karen Braun Malpas
Déjà vu
"Out with the old; in with the new"
It is time to donate your gently used artful items to benefit the Frank Bette Center's annual silent auction.  
This year, for 3 days ONLY - or by appointment - we accept items for the Bette's annual silent auction and fund raiser. 
We have 3 days for preview and placing your silent bids from Thursday January 22 to 6:30pm - sharp - on Sunday January 25th when you "jockey for position near your favorite item". Winners take hard won items home with you.

This event is a fund raiser for the Frank Bette and it is always fun. Plan to join us!

Drop off your quality artful and collectables (table books, antiques,jewelry, china, table clothes, collectibles, art supplies, etc) on January 3rd and again from Thursday January 15 through Sunday January 18th or by appointment.

(Image) In the Cards - postcard
In the Cards

Exhibit: now through December 23rd

...Notice to exhibiting artists...
: "In the Cards" ends on December 23rd. The gallery will be closed until pick up day - Sunday January 3rd. Pick up your unsold items Tuesday Dec 23. Gallery Director Ros Harper will keep the gallery open from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

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

Coming Soon! See detailed calendar below - 2015 themed group exhibits -  or visit the website for more info.
Eyewise Satellite Gallery
This show is on display at Eyewise now
through the end of February 2015 during regular office hours.

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.  

Artist: Tatiana Secu
Date: Saturday, December 20
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Tatiana Secu will be the Artist in the House on Saturday December 20th and will be making ornaments. Free event.
Contact us to be an Artist in the House.
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 13
Show ends: Saturday March 28
Pick up unsold works: Sunday March 29

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.
Dear Friends and Supporters
2014 was a successful year for creativity under our brand new roof.  Thank you all for your support, which allowed us to pay for that much needed building repair. Thank you also for your continued support of our:
Alameda Focused Events:
  • Plein Air Paintout and Alameda on Camera
  • Main Gallery themed exhibits and Signature Salon solo exhibits which provide a venue for both emerging artists and established artists to show and sell their work.
  • Gallery Programs that support poets, musicians, storytellers, and new this year: Artist Demos and the Art Talk Series
  • Community Classes in painting, drawing, mosaics, photography, zentangle etc.
  • Satellite Galleries which brings art to other community venues.
This Year’s New Projects:
  • A grant from the Davis Foundation sent two of our members, Fred and Margaret Fago to central Mexico during Easter week to capture images of the traditions and artistic expressions during this important holiday season.   Our November Signature Gallery exhibit shows a selection of photographs from the trip.
  • A second grant from the Davis Foundation is funding a public art project to put a bronze statue of Amelia Earhart by Jane DeDecker on Bay Farm Island beside the Amelia Earhart School.  We project her statue to be installed early in 2015 if not sooner.
  • Our 2015 goal “Let there be Light”, will be to make improvements to our lighting systems in the downstairs galleries and to upgrade our lighting upstairs to make our classroom space and studio rentals more effective.
 We depend on your help! Frank Bette Center is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-3366957. Make your tax deductible donation today!  And,  thank you for your generosity!
Faye Wilson
Board of Directors President and Executive Director
Copyright © 2014 Frank Bette Center for the Arts, All rights reserved.

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