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!

October Reading Series Event
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This month’s reading series features Sherry Roberts, novelist and editor, Britt Aamodt, storyteller and journalist, Stan Kusunoki, poet and teacher.  The events are hosted by Reading Series Curator Dara Syrkin.

These events are free and open to the public.  Refreshments are served.

Fine Arts Sampler
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturdays; October 3, 10 and 17


Tuition: $20 each class  or $50/all three

Beginners; Teens and Adults

Instructors: Dede Barr, Cheryl Barr and Eric Menzhuber

Discover how to work with Acrylics, Oils and Watercolor paints in this series of classes.

Week One: Dede will teach you the basics of color mixing, brush control, and art creation through painting a beautiful landscape.

Week Two: Cheryl will introduce the different types of brushes, papers and  watercolor paints, and tips for buying materials. You will learn brush strokes and color mixing and will leave with a small painting!

Week Three: Eric will take you through the world of oil paints. Mixing, brush strokes and the versatility of this medium will be covered.

Supplies will be provided for all three classes.

Pastels with Joyce VanderWyst
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mondays; October 5, 12 and 19


Tuition: $60; $54 members

Beginners; Advanced Beginners; Teens and Adults

Learn the beauty of pastels using pastel pencils, colored pencils and conté crayon. See how to enhance the level of highlights and textures in a painting using different papers. Samples will be shown at first class.

Materials: 11×14 or 12×16 pastel pad, small set of pastels or pastel sticks (red, brown, yellow, yellow ochre and blue), Pastel pencils.