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    Banfill-Locke 2014 Dirty Hands Reading Series: writing that gets under your fingernails Please join us for a particularly visceral and undoubtedly surprising literary event on Friday, […]

  • Call for Art for Annual Member Show

    BLCA Member Show juried by Nicole Watson of the Groveland Gallery Call for Member Show Art The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Member Show is […]

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Mission

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

September – October 2014

Sep
30
Tue
Annual Member Art Show Drop Off
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

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 small cash prize, with additional honorable mentions noted as determined by the juror.  Download the entry form here at this link. Call for Member Show Art

About the Juror:
Nicole Watson has been the manager at Groveland Gallery since 2008. She assists in curating and installing exhibitions, maintaining the gallery’s inventory, and consulting for personal and corporate collections. Nicole studied at the University of St. Thomas, where she earned a B.A. in studio art and graphic design and an M.A. in art and architectural history.

Member Show Guidelines
1. Artists must be current members with membership valid through the end of the Member Show.
2. All work submitted must be original and preferably completed within the past 2 years. Additionally, work must not have been shown at BLCA previously.
3. All 2-dimensional pieces must be properly matted, and/or framed and wired for hanging. Please ask if you need clarification. Work that is submitted and not ready for hanging may be rejected from the show.
4. The longest size of any work cannot exceed 36”.
5. All works must be properly labeled on the back with the accompanying labels. Works should be priced for sale to accommodate a 35% commission which will be retained by BLCA or marked NFS (Not for Sale).

There is a $5 non-refundable entry fee for each piece submitted (limit three entries per artist).
There is no pre sign-up or pre-notification needed this year.
Delivery of Work: Tuesday, September 30 from 10 am to 7 pm or Wednesday, October 1 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Show Opens: Saturday, October 4, 2014. Member Meeting and Award Notifications at 4 pm. Reception continues after meeting and runs through 6 pm.
Show Closes: Saturday, November 1. 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, November 1, 2014.

 

 

 

Draw Like the Masters
Sep 30 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Tuesdays, September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28; 4:15 to 5:30 pm

Appropriate for 11 to 17 year olds       Enrollment Code: T

Students in this class will learn traditional drawing techniques used by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt.  We will experiment with a variety of drawing materials such as pencil, ink, colored pencil, charcoal, and marker. Build your confidence, a stronger visual perception, and an opportunity to express yourself in art!

Materials: Sketchbook, pencil, eraser

Oct
1
Wed
Annual Member Art Show Drop Off
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

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 small cash prize, with additional honorable mentions noted as determined by the juror.  Download the entry form here at this link. Call for Member Show Art

About the Juror:
Nicole Watson has been the manager at Groveland Gallery since 2008. She assists in curating and installing exhibitions, maintaining the gallery’s inventory, and consulting for personal and corporate collections. Nicole studied at the University of St. Thomas, where she earned a B.A. in studio art and graphic design and an M.A. in art and architectural history.

Member Show Guidelines
1. Artists must be current members with membership valid through the end of the Member Show.
2. All work submitted must be original and preferably completed within the past 2 years. Additionally, work must not have been shown at BLCA previously.
3. All 2-dimensional pieces must be properly matted, and/or framed and wired for hanging. Please ask if you need clarification. Work that is submitted and not ready for hanging may be rejected from the show.
4. The longest size of any work cannot exceed 36”.
5. All works must be properly labeled on the back with the accompanying labels. Works should be priced for sale to accommodate a 35% commission which will be retained by BLCA or marked NFS (Not for Sale).

There is a $5 non-refundable entry fee for each piece submitted (limit three entries per artist).
There is no pre sign-up or pre-notification needed this year.
Delivery of Work: Tuesday, September 30 from 10 am to 7 pm or Wednesday, October 1 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Show Opens: Saturday, October 4, 2014. Member Meeting and Award Notifications at 4 pm. Reception continues after meeting and runs through 6 pm.
Show Closes: Saturday, November 1. 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, November 1, 2014.

 

 

 

Life Drawing Co-op
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Each week the figure drawing co-op meets at Banfill-Locke. There is a nude model hired each week and attendees to the group share the model’s fee. Cost is usually about $9 per artist.  Bring your drawing materials and enjoy the practice of life drawing each week.

NOTE: this group does not meet in July