Read the Beloit Art Center August newsletter here:
Beloit Art Center is pleased to announce the August exhibits which will open with a First Friday Gallery Reception on August 5th from 5-7pm. A gallery talk featuring the artists will be held at 6pm. Exhibits will be open through August 25th.
In the Main Gallery we are pleased to present Points of View, Reprise. Featuring all new work, Rockford artists Sue Abare, Jean Apgar, Jill Rae Martin-Golden, Beth Wemmer and John Wemmer are back with more colorful and delightful collections of work. This exhibit will feature traditional watercolors, nostalgic acrylics, and bold oil paintings. While each of the five artists have their own distinct style, you will note how well they complement each other as a group of artist.
In the Bell Gallery the Beloit Art Center is offering a selection of artwork from our collection which will be for sale. If you are looking to refresh your walls, this is a good time to stop by. Beloit Art Center is always interested in donations of original or limited edition prints that we can offer for sale or fundraising. Donations like this help support future gallery exhibits and scholarships for classes and art camp students, while also providing the opportunity for someone else to enjoy artwork which is new to them at an affordable price.
In July we also kicked off a new quarterly exhibit at the Beloit Public Library. From now through September stop and see the artwork of Carol Spitznagel. Carol grew up in Beloit and attended Beloit Memorial High School. Upon graduation she received a scholarship to Columbus College of Art and Design. From there, she worked in marketing and advertising where her art training was put to good use. Spitznagel’s paintings often show people enjoying different aspects of their lives, creating inviting compositions through her use of color and subject matter. Carol has won top awards in the Beloit Art Center Annual Juried Exhibit, as well as state awards with the Wisconsin Regional Artist Program (WRAP).
Bidding is now OPEN for the 2022 FISH FRENZY FUNDRAISER. If you haven’t seen the fish yet, stop downtown and look in the First National Bank Plaza, and in the windows of Walnut Creek, The Villager Art Gallery, and inside Northwoods Premium Confections and the Beloit Art Center. Then head to www.beloitauction.com and get your bids in! More than 50 artists members have shown their creativity, by decorating and donating the fish back to the Beloit Art Center to auction off. 100% of the proceeds will support free art and stress relief classes for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Conceived by cancer survivor and Beloit Art Center board member Nancy Mayhew, this project been a wonderful example of what a community can do to support others who are going through tough times. Bidding for the Fish Frenzy will close at 7pm on August 15.
Beloit Art Center is located at 520 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Beloit and has established a mission of partnering with the community and regional artists to maintain a center to teach, display and promote art through events, classes, and studio space. To learn more visit www.beloitartcenter.com. The gallery if free and open to the public. Hours are Monday 10am – 2pm, Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.