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.
BFAI Gallery Shows
On the first Friday of each month, we have a Gallery Show opening 5 - 8pm.