The Beloit Art Center (formerly the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator) is seeking entrants for its annual juried photography show. This year’s theme is “What’s Your Focus”. The show will be held during March with an opening reception on March 2nd. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three photographs Entries are due by February 1, 2018. For further information please call the gallery at 608-313-9083.
Opening Reception on Friday, February 2, 2018 - 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Show will run from February 2 - 24, 2018.
The Beloit Art Center’s February show will feature the photographs of a well- known figure in our community – Mark Preuschl. Often times, Preuschl will be seen around town and at various events taking photos. As he explains. “My goal is to create positive feelings, memory and outlook for our city and surrounding area. It's been too many years with too much negativity and too many bad vibes. We are long past that now and there's proof to be seen if you just look around. Let the photos speak for the present and see that our future looks bright indeed." This is an exciting exhibit that tracks the changes in our community and surrounding area.
Please join us February 2nd from 5 to 8 pm for the opening of this exhibit. Preuschl will be in attendance to discuss his work, his choice of subjects and his photographic vision of Beloit and the surrounding communities. The event is free and open to the public. The photographs will be available for purchase with a small percentage going to benefit the Beloit Art Center.
The Beloit Art Center is located at 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit. Open Monday from 10 to 2, Tuesday through Friday 10 to 5 and Saturday from 10 to 3.
Opening Reception on Friday, January 5, 2018 - 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Show will run from January 5 - 26, 2018.
The Beloit Art Center is pleased to announce their January show will feature the works of The Visionary Artists a group of painters from the Whitewater/Fort Atkinson area. Formed in 2008 as an art-critique group, they meet monthly with a goal to enrich their artistic energies and expand their creative processes. Six artists of this group will be showing over 100 pieces of their art.
The artists are:
Thomas Jewell an oil painter who draws his inspiration from nature often painting landscapes and water scenes.
Barbara Grant who looks at art as a playful, inventive process using accidents, smudges, mistakes and spills as a pathway to her creations.
Marilyn Fuerstenberg who works with transparent watercolors which allow her to capture subtle and vibrant color through multiple washes. Pigments are allowed to mix and mingle on the paper to create a spontaneous dimension while granulating pigments create interesting textures.
Joyce Follis uses the flow of colors and water as they mix together on a blank piece of paper to create paintings that draw the viewer into the beauty of what she has created.
Mary Nevicosi uses a simplistic approach to art responding to her surroundings, the seasons and the people and things she loves. She paints quickly and does not limit herself to anyone technique, style or medium.
And, John Dynkowski who discovered watercolor to be his medium of choice painting the scenery that surrounds him whether it is cityscapes or rural landscapes.
Opening night for this exhibit is Friday January 5th from 5 to 8 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The artists will be on hand to meet the public and discuss their art. The show will continue through January 26th. The artwork will be available for purchase with a small percentage going to benefit the Beloit Art Center.
The Beloit Art Center is located at 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit.
The Beloit Art Center is excited about their December show. Opening December 1st during Holidazzle, the Main Gallery and smaller Bell Gallery will be full of wonderful items ready for gift giving.
In the Main Gallery, the December show features three glass artists: Barb Westfall of southwestern Wisconsin, Richard Synder of Janesville and Peter Patterson of Mundelein, Illinois. All three are well known for their work with glass.
Westfall’s work is woven into her day-to-day interactions with the natural world around her home on the Sugar River. She describes herself as an ecological artist working in fused glass. Synder is well known for his original stained glass works as well as for his restoration of the Oak Hill Chapel in Janesville. Patterson whose work with Master Glassblowers has found his inspiration to develop his own style based on nature, life experiences and his underwater experiences as a scuba diver.
This exhibit opens December 1st at 5 pm. The artists will be in attendance to discuss their works and add insight into what led to their creating a particular piece of art. The show will close December 28th .
For Holidazzle, the Bell Gallery will feature writer Kimberly Vogel and artists Connie Fry and Alice Blue. Vogel’s works are fiction of various genres and make excellent gift items. Fry and Blue, both local artists work mainly in acrylics to create paintings with a wide variety of themes. The Bell Gallery will be open only during Holidazzle, December 1st.
The Beloit Art Center (formerly the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator) is located at 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit. Open Monday from 10 to 2, Tuesday through Friday 10 to 5 and Saturday from 10 to 3.
The Beloit Art Center will host a number of talented local artists in their annual juried art show. Sponsored by Kerry Ingredients, the focus of the show is “Food” with the presentation of the subject being up to the imagination and creativity of the artist. From the entries three pieces of art will be selected to receive awards that evening. Judges are Dan Wuthrich, the center’s resident artist and Mariclare Sheil, graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Opening night for this exhibit is November 3rd from 5 to 8 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The artists will be on hand to meet the public and discuss their art. The show will continue through November 22nd.
The Beloit Art Center (formerly the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator) is located at 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit. The Gallery is open Monday from 10 to 2; Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 5:30 and on Saturday from 10 to 3:00.
Unless noted otherwise, all the submitted art pieces by an artist have been accepted into the show.
We look forward to an exciting show.
The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator is pleased to announce their October show will feature the works of renowned artist Marek Kossiba. Now residing in Beloit, Kossiba was born in Poland in 1940 where he created his first work of art at the age of 12. But, having to earn a living, Kossiba attended the Naval Academy of Poland and spent 20 years as a merchant marine. During that time with art in his blood and a camera in his hands he captured scenes he would later put on canvas. Kossiba came to the reside in the United States in 1985. Currently living in Beloit, he has made his home his studio where paintings of all sizes abound. His paintings cover a wide range of subjects from landscapes and seascapes to sensuous imaginative works that are edgy and thought provoking. Vibrant colors and expert craftsmanship mark his works. He describes his art as a personal expression of himself and each painting that he sells is like losing a member of his family.
Join us October 6th from 5 to 8 pm as we open this exciting exhibit to the public. The event is free and open to the public. Kossiba will be on hand to meet the public and discuss his artistic journey. The show will continue through October 26th.
The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator is located at 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit. The gallery is open: Monday from 10 to 2, Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 5:30 and Saturday from 9 to noon.
BFAI Gallery Shows
On the first Friday of each month, we have a Gallery Show opening 5 - 8pm.