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Draw From a Live Model


Posted By on Oct 20, 2017

Come try your hand at drawing a live model.  April will be posing in a bathing suit. BAA members will be on hand to give guidance if requested. (note to BAA members – Even if you don’t want to draw, please come and socialize!) FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Sponsored by the Belmont Art Association in collaboration with the Belmont Gallery of Art Thursday, October 26th from 7-9pm Light Refreshments Bring pad and paper.  Some supplies will be...

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At our recent BAA meeting, John Norton shared stories about his recent trip to NYC. He visited several art galleries with a few of his former students. Seen below are some of his favorite artists seen that day. LESLIE WAYNE – an artist who uses oil paint as a sculptural material, at Jack Shainman Gallery, 524 w 24th St., NYC. ************* KARA WALKER – politically and racially provocative African-American narrative artist, at Sikkhama Jenkins, 530 W 22 St., NYC. ************* RUTH ASAWA – (1926-2013), a survey of work by this historically important abstractionist, at David Zwirner Gallery, 537 W 20th St., NYC. ************* MAYA LIN – architect, famous designer of the Vietnam War Memorial in DC and also a mixed media artist, whose installation here focuses on the nature of Water, at PACE, 537 W 24th St., NYC. (Unfortunately, John was not able to take pictures of her...

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Home Exhibit – Call for Artists


Posted By on Aug 29, 2017

ARTIST CALL: Home Exhibit – Call for Art October 19 to December 7, 2017 Interiors / Exteriors A sense of place / A state of mind The Belmont Gallery of Art invites artists to submit work for its upcoming Home exhibit. Download application form.   Key Information – For full details, be sure to read the application form! Application Deadline is September 30, 2017, 6pm. Visit the BGA website for more information....

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New Works Exhibit and Special Events!


Posted By on Jun 23, 2017

Special Events: BAA Art-Making Workshops (Free)! Refresh your skills or learn some new techniques… The Belmont Art Association (BAA) in partnership with the Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA) present a series of four special summer art-making events on Thursday evenings. All workshops take place 7-9pm at the Belmont Gallery of Art. Thurs., June 29: DRAWING PORTRAITS Rick Corbett. Corbett, an award winning pencil artist/portraitist will demonstrate his personal process of creating a portrait based on light as well as structure to capture the personality of his subject. An example of Corbett’s work is below: Thurs., July 13: KUMIHIMO NECKLACE WORKSHOP Naomi Ellenberg-Dukas, of DukasDesigns, will demonstrate Japanese beaded braiding to create a single strand kumihimo bracelet. This technique has unlimited designs and varying degrees of complexity, but this will start with the basics. Materials will be supplied to 10 attendees (by lottery to those present). Naomi is President of Beadesigner International/New England Bead Society. Thurs., July 20: SIMPLIFIED ANATOMY Drawing the Human Figure from Imagination and Life – led by Damon Lehrer. Lehrer has taught at RISD, Boston University, Art Institute of Boston, Mass College of Art, and Montserrat College of Art. Founder of Boston Figurative Art Center, Somerville. Thurs July 27: LIVE MODEL SESSION Come try your hand at drawing a clothed live model. BAA artists will be on hand to offer tips and advice to workshop attendees. Art supplies will be provided for workshop attendees. Some events will feature brief talks by participating BAA artists about their individual art-making techniques and influences. Refreshments will be served. Free...

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