2015 Annual Member Show

This year’s member exhibition, on view through October 24, is sure to delight any art appreciator.  With 67 artists showing 149 works of art, there […]


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Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is a wellspring for the community providing inspiration, enrichment, enjoyment, opportunities, and education through the arts.

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Upcoming Events

Annual Member Exhibition
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm
Annual Member Exhibition

On view October 3 to 24, the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Member Show is an open call for all those individuals with current membership to the art center. Six awards of distinction will be named by the juror and awarded a $100 cash prize, with additional honorable mentions noted as determined by the judge.

Member Show Guidelines

There is a $10 non-refundable entry fee for each piece submitted (limit three entries per artist).
There is no pre sign-up or pre-notification needed.
Delivery of Work: Tuesday, September 29 from 10 am to 7 pm or Wednesday, September 30 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Show Opens: Saturday, October 3, 2015. Member Meeting and Award Notifications at 4 pm. Reception continues after meeting and runs through 6 pm.
Show Closes: Saturday, October 24. There is a juror talk from 10 am to 11 am that day and work can be picked up after the conclusion of the talk. Come for the talk then take your work home! All work needs to be picked up by 4 pm on Saturday, October 24, 2015 unless other arrangements are made in advance.

The form is available to download: Call for Member Show Art or give us a call to have one sent to you!

Practice Writing Group
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join fellow writers for a time of facilitated writing.  This group employs prompts to help you focus your time writing.   Writers of all ages, abilities, and formats are invited to attend.  There is no fee to participate and interested writers are encouraged to just stop by if interested.

Portrait Drawing Group
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you love to draw or paint portraits? Are you looking for a place with like-minded people where you can practice your art?

The Portrait Drawing Coop extends this invitation to join them every other Friday from 10am-1pm to work on your skills using live, fully clothed models. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your favorite pens, pencils. paper and paints and join this diverse group of portrait artists.

Minimum of five participants required for class to run.  Please contact liz@banfill-locke.org to reserve your spot. Drop-ins also welcome, but please call ahead to confirm class will be held.
COST: $10.00 per session.

Painting Primaries and Brushstroke Basics
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fridays; September 25, October 2 and October 9


Tuition: $60; $54 members

Beginner and Intermediate Adults

Instructor: Cheryl Barr

Become friends with your materials as you discover brush strokes and color mixing. Painting on a budget is possible as you learn about materials, how to make one or two good brushes  work for you and how to mix primary colors

Supply cost of $21 to be paid to instructor at first class.