Member News


Rick Corbett Wins 2 Awards!


Posted By on May 20, 2017

Congrats to BAA member, Rick Corbett, whose awesome portrait won 1st place at Reading Art Association spring exhibit! Rick’s drawing “Kit” won the Popular/People’s Choice Award at the same exhibit! I am so honored, flattered, and humbled. Two of my drawings won awards. It’s not the winning that matters to me, what means most to me is making an impact with my art, being able to share my passion with others and making an emotional connection through my art. Thank you so much for all of the support and encouragement in my work. It means so much to...

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Pop Up Studio -updated

Pop Up Studio -updated


Posted By on Jan 23, 2017

POP UP STUDIO April- June 2017 – 1-2 weeks per month The BAA is pleased to announce that we have a space for our pop-up studio. This will be a space for members to make art, socialize and display work for sale. The space is in Belmont Center – a new gallery being opened by Karla Cohen, a BAA member. We will hold the pop-up studio April 21  – May 5  – 2 weeks May 19  – 26  – 1 week June 23 – 30  – 1 week After this, we will try to come to an arrangement with the gallery for continued use of the space for our artists. Looking for demonstration and salon artists. VOLUNTEER ROLES Only current (paid) BAA members have a right to use the studio space for work (restrictions on materials may apply) and put up their art. Volunteers have priority to use the studio space. Use of the space will be free. The roles are: STUDIO MANAGERS – Rick Corbett  Coordinate the following volunteers: CURATORS (2 people) – Helen Morse and Mary Lee (with Tom Dorsey) In charge of admitting and hanging work. Possibility of multiple exhibits. Arrangements for sharing responsibilities can be made between curators. Determine what the rules are for eligibility. Those giving talks or workshops get priority. Artist can do multiple talks – but others must be given a chance first. PR managers – Helen Morse and Dari Paquette Responsible for media blasts with announcements of the studio and our events. Pull together artist blurbs and other info. PR distributor for Internet and Social media – Anne Katzeff and Rick Corbett Responsible for taking PR from PR managers and distributing on social media. EVENT coordinator – Christine Chang Organize artists for the workshops and talks. Send their bios and pr materials to PR manager. Supervise needs for receptions. Get volunteers to help for these. SPONSORSHIP manager –Naomi Ellenberg-Dukas and Christine Chang Get sponsorship of donations and funding from local businesses for food/drink and supplies for events. (We will offer mention, posters, pr, coupons). WORKSHOP/SALON leaders – Linda Salter, Nicole Bernstein, Erika Hartwieg and more to come hopefully! Teach a workshop or do a Salon talk about your artwork/inspirations etc. (show and tell). Contact the Curators if you are interested in facilitating a workshop. Every BAA member who is present in studio is responsible for being host/salesperson and handling any sales. You are welcome to bring extra work for sale while you are in the studio. PUBLIC EVENTS: DEMONSTRATIONS– (WED afternoon/eve or Thurs eve):demonstrate your technique, maybe allow audience to try it a little – open to public – drop in – limited space...

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Community Mural is Done!


Posted By on Jun 7, 2016

It took nearly two years, but the community mural is done, and now hangs on the outdoor wall of the Belmont Cinema on Trapelo Road! Janet Amdur got the grant and Stacey Hammerlind got the people-power and supplies. BAA member Anne Katzeff was one of several community folks who went to the weekly painting sessions during its first year. They took care of the backgrounds, lettering, figure shapes, and many details. At our last meeting, several BAA members helped put the finishing touches on the mural, painting the faces and clothing. Anne took these pictures today. But you should go there yourself and check it out! Anne Katzeff painting Elvis during the early stages of the mural. Several panels of the mural. John Norton’s portrait work! So many hands involved in this section. Many people contributed to this section, too. Christine Chang did a great job completing Audrey Hepburn. Richard Hill made Elvis come...

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BAA Select Artist Yearbooks – SOLD!


Posted By on May 11, 2016

Hammond Residential Real Estate in Belmont has bought our remaining Artist Yearbooks. We now have extra cash in our account which will go towards our pop-up studio. Hammond would also like to do an exhibition of BAA members. Stay tuned for more info. If someone would be interested in curating a show, please contact Christine at info-at-belmontart.org.

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The Belmont Gallery of Art invites members of the Belmont Art Association (BAA) to submit work for a summer exhibition. Download application form.   Key Information For full details, be sure to read the application form! Eligibility: Artists 19 years of age and over who are paid members of the Belmont Art Association as of May 30, 2015. Application Deadline: Saturday, May 30, 2015 ‐ EMAIL application form with images to admin@belmontgallery.org. Notification of Acceptances and Rejections: by June 4, 2015. Drop Off of Artwork: Tuesday, June 9, 4-8pm. Drop off artwork with application, $10 entry fee (check written to “Town of Belmont” or cash only), labels and inventory list. Opening Reception: June 12, 6-8pm Closing Reception: September 11,...

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