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THEME IDEAS for next BAA show


Posted By on Oct 27, 2014

water reflections spring in belmont history line now we are 2… water children portraits animals people “Country Mouse/City Mouse” i.e. landscapes/cityscapes urbanart Something about Belmont e.  “All About Belmont” Ancient History / “History Lessons” Modern History – “Modern Times” “Memory Acts” / “In Memorium” Patterning – “Pattern Pieces” “Melting Pot” – exploring cultural identity Flora – could be nice for spring “Urban Renewal” – architecture, maps, etc. “Earth, Wind, and Fire” — The Elements – “It’s Elementary” “Inside Out” – Interiors of various kinds “What’s My Line?” – people at work /   use of line in artwork…? Water – “Water, Water Everywhere” “Water World” “Patriots’ Day” – Exploring National Identity; American Flag as motif “Inspired by Great Artists” – BAA members could write up little blurbs about any connections between their work and other artists Something celebrating a holiday or a point in history, i.e. Earth Day “Going Places” “A Sense of Place” Light and Dark A Color (a la the Cambridge Art Assoc. show “RED”) – although we recently had yellow, green, and...

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Minutes of October 2014 meeting


Posted By on Oct 26, 2014

BAA – meeting Wed Oct 22, 2014   BELMONT LIBRARY ROTATING EXHIBIT Erika Hartwieg has talked to the Belmont Public Library manager and the BAA will be able to have a rotating exhibit there.  After our meeting, we went up to look at the possible spaces.  Right in the front hallway, above the shelves of videos is a good spot – secure and lit.  There are 4 rectangular areas that can each fit three 16”x20” 2d (landscape format)works. So that would be 12 works.  Erika will manage the show, but she would like another artist to co-manage with her.    Volunteers please email me.  We will look into a hanging system.   Details will follow.   We need to find out about – receptions and sales.  Exhibiting artists will have to accept that there is no insurance from the library.  We have some members who have information on how your home insurance can cover artwork. Perhaps our first few shows should be joint BAA shows for everyone to be able to exhibit, and then after that 2 artists per month.   SAVINOS Ed Wintner has volunteered to take over the management of Savinos monthly show.  We will try to negotiate a perk for exhibiting artists.   WELLESLEY MARKET – We have officially withdrawn from the Wellesley Marketplace waiting list.  I will return the checks to those who had signed up.   ARTIST PRESENTATIONS/CRITIQUES. Every meeting, starting in November, we will have a few artists present their work.  A brief “show and tell” will allow us all to get to know each other better.  We discussed the idea of art critiques by fellow artists.  It is up to each presenter if they would like feedback or not.  For November, our artist presenters are Ed Wintner, Erika Hartweig and Mathilde Duffy.  Please come! We also have Helen Morse and Sandrine “Sanya” Colson-Inam for January.   NO DECEMBER MEETING.   IDEA BAA artist demos – for the public – at BMC?  artists sitting around table, doing their (small) art – and people can come and watch and ask questions.   MASS ART AUCTION DEADLINE donate artwork to auction.  if sold, you can donate 100%, 75% or 50% of proceeds. Deadline Nov  10  for Auction  in February.  http://www.massart.edu/Support_MassArt/The_MassArt_Auction/Call_For_Art_-_FAQs.html   THEMES for next BAA group show Some ideas for Themes for our next show: spring in belmont history line now we are 2… water children Please add any theme ideas and we will vote on it. Beech St Center was mentioned again as a space we could have a show.  The only “style cramping” thing is that it closes at 4pm…   GRAPHIC ARTISTS GUILD was mentioned by Mathilde...

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Closing Reception & BAA meeting


Posted By on Mar 15, 2014

Please join us for the closing reception of the BAA show “Belmont Seen” and BAA meeting. SUNDAY, March 16, 2014  1pm Belmont Gallery of Art Town Hall Complex, Homer Municipal Building;   19 Moore St, 3rd floor;   Belmont, MA 02478

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Minutes of 11/21/13 meeting


Posted By on Nov 25, 2013

Belmont Artist Association 11/21/13 BGA gallery show events – all felt they were a good thing even if only the artists attended.  They could be like “Artist salons”. Artists would talk about their techniques or motivations or thought processes. Discussed ideas – how to get people to come. – Artist talks – artists would invite their lists.  BAA members should try to attend. – Wine at opening -Chocolate tasting to encourage people to come to “salons” Salon each Sunday- 1-4, varying programs – should be listed on postcard and “check the website for details “ approx 30 members- December 15 deadline to pre-register 3-4 people per Sunday with a few “back up” people to fill extra time Christine will be using the website to promote the AP art auction items We discussed creating artist studio space in the town in the future – revive the kendall center idea. Incinerator site New dPW site Old Belmont Light building? ???? December 1 Irene Fairly will be in the gallery sitting for the current Winslow Homer show- come by to look at the space. Idea- each mtg have 2-3 people bring their work to discuss.  (Interesting plus would be good practice). Also bring postcards if you have them.  Put our faces on website next to images.  (if you want) Plein air painting would be fun to do as a group Dec 17- Xmas party at Belmont Media center 7-9pm  please bring food/drink (alcohol allowed) and something for food bank. The art connection presentation Places art in social service agencies where the agency has no money and the clients have no access to art.  Very appreciated – gives clients inspiration and hope.  gives artists satisfaction of having made a difference in people’s lives. Sarah Berry- program manager Five steps 1. Receive art images from artists and collectors 2. Agency applies 3. Site visit 4. Placement visit – agencies choose art from large selection. 5. Agency is responsible for picking up art and framing and installing art and thanking artist (artwork stays with artist until chosen) Artists cannot write off artwork- only supplies Artwork does not have to be framed and ready- the agencies pay for the framing Community colleges are part of this process now They are located in the BCA site in the south end 9 months to finish process only 3 on staff – started 18 years ago. Started in Boston but now many cloned operations, funded by Art Connection. see www.theartconnection.org   Attendees: Christine Chang Erika Hartwieg Naomi Ellenberg-Dukas Svetlana Grinshpan Helen Morse Jane Wentzell Jennifer Dubost Kay Hudgins Linda Salter Chris Arthur Renu O’Connell (turtle studio) Julliette Carignan Kimberly Becker Irene...

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