Best Betts 2017

Opening reception Friday September 22, 5:30-8:00 pm

Betts Gallery moves into fall with a show entitled ‘BEST BETTS’. We’ve decided to go through our own collection of works, and offer up some of them for sale, along with a host of other works by local artists, including: Daniel Anselmi, Julie Cyr, Sheep Jones, Kathleen Mack, Willy Reddick and Julie Rose. This will be a revolving show, meaning, when a piece is sold, it will be replaced by something new. This ever-changing exhibit will stay up through December 24th, which will allow you plenty of time to return to see what’s new! We hope you’ll join us for an opening reception on Friday September 22, 5:30-8pm, as part of the Belfast Art Walk.

Comfort Zone

August 4- September 2, 2017
Opening reception on Friday August 4th, 5:30-8pm

Please join Betts Gallery at an opening reception on Friday August 4th, 5:30-8pm, for their late summer show entitled ‘Comfort Zone’. The show features paintings by two expressive midcoast artists, Kathleen Mack and Carol Sloane. Mack divides her time between Round Pond, Maine and Italy, and Sloane between Washington, Maine and Nova Scotia. In Mack’s oil and wax paintings, she explores the idea of wanderers, ‘living on the edge’ in search of a comfortable place, while Sloane’s oil paintings explore the mutual affection and devotional relationship between people and their pets. The show runs from August 4th through September 2nd.

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Paper, Ink, Press

June 30th -July 29th
Opening June 30, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Please join Betts Gallery in Belfast for an opening reception on Friday June 30th, 5:30-8pm for a group show entitled ‘Paper, Ink, Press’. Eleven midcoast artists show their stuff, using a variety of printmaking methods including, monotype, monoprint, wood block, linoleum block, deconstructed collograph, white line woodblock, and etchings. Printmaking is a way of producing multiples of an image, but it is often the process that gets printmakers excited, whether it’s the carving of a block, or the etching of a plate, or the surprises that happen when the paper comes in contact with the ink.

The artists are: Karen Adrienne, Daniel Anselmi, Holly Berry, Sally Brophy, Julie Crane, Jeffrey Jelenfy, Marc Leavitt, Leslie Moore, Maryfaith Morison, Willy Reddick and Dyan Ross. The show runs from June 30th through July 29th. The Belfast Framer and Betts Gallery are located at 96 Main St, and also may be entered on Beaver St. For more information please call (207) 338-6465.

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Betts Gallery Holiday Galleria 2016

November 18 – December 24, 2016
Opening reception on Friday, December 2nd from 5:30-8:00 pm

Kathleen Mack, Pitcher and Poppies

Kathleen Mack, Pitcher and Poppies

It’s that time of year again…. holiday time! A time to be thankful, and to spread joy and cheer to those around us. Betts Gallery has assembled a wonderful show of small treasures by local artists in a variety of mediums perfect for holiday gift giving. The show includes artists: Daniel Anselmi, Susan Cooney, Anne Cronin, Julie Cyr, Liz Deane, David Hurley, Sheep Jones, Mark Kelly, Marc Leavitt, John P. Miller, Petrea Noyes, Abbie Read, Wesley Reddick, Willy Reddick, Julie H. Rose, Lesia Sochor, Axel Stohlberg, Ieva Tatarsky and Janalee Welch.

Come by for a sneak peek when the show opens on Friday November 18th, and then join us for an opening reception on Friday, December 2nd from 5:30-8:00 pm. Plan a fun night out with almost a dozen other galleries all around town as part of the Belfast Holiday Art Walk! The show runs through December 24th. Betts Gallery is located at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main Street. There is also an entrance on Beaver Street across from the public parking lot.

Aarhus & Friends

September 23rd – October 29th, 2016
Opening reception on Friday, September 23rd from 5:30 -8:00 pm.

Altered Book Cover, 2016 (11” x 8.5”) by Abbie Read

Altered Book Cover, 2016 (11” x 8.5”) by Abbie Read

Betts Gallery announces a reunion show of the original artists from the former Aarhus Gallery- but with an interesting twist; each Aarhusian has invited an artist friend to include one piece to hang alongside their work in the exhibition. Some pairings are collaborative while others feature works that are distinctly different. The artists include seven charter members of Aarhus and their friends: Annadeene Fowler/Susan Brady, Kevin Johnson/Ben Potter, Mark Kelly/Vincent Abaldo, Richard Mann/Linden Frederick, Abbie Read/Karen MacDonald, Wesley Reddick/Doug Bell and Willy Reddick/Julie H Rose. The show runs from September 23rd – October 29th, with an opening reception on Friday, September 23rd from 5:30 -8:00 pm.

Off the Wall

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August 12th – September 17th, 2016
Opening Reception August 12th from 5:30 -8:00 pm

Betts Gallery is excited to present a very special exhibition- think outside the box and, well, Off the Wall. Nine Mid-Coast artists have cobbled, fabricated, assembled, welded, re-purposed and stitched together a collection of outstanding multi-dimensional works. The artists include Daniel Anselmi, JT Gibson, Wesley Reddick, Julie H Rose, Axel Stohlberg, Ieva Tatarsky, Norman Tinker, Janalee Welch and James Wolfe.

Off the Wall runs from August 12th – September 17th, with an opening reception on Friday, August 12th from 5:30 -8:00 pm. Betts Gallery is located at 96 Main Street at The Belfast Framer. There is also an entrance on Beaver Street across from the public parking lot.

Palette & Knife

Through August 6, 2016
Opening reception Friday, July 1st from 5:30 -8:00 pm

Evening Scout, Oil on Board by Julie Cyr

Evening Scout, Oil on Board by Julie Cyr

Betts Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Palette & Knife featuring the works of four noted women artists: Julie Cyr, Jeanne Dawson, Sheep Jones and Jill Stasium. Oil and acrylic play out in myriad forms on canvas, board and wallpaper in a feast of color and light; rich texture and perfect detail.

The opening reception is Friday, July 1st from 5:30 -8:00 pm. The show runs through August 6, 2016. Betts Gallery is located at 96 Main Street at The Belfast Framer. There is also an entrance on Beaver Street across from the public parking lot.

2015 Holiday Galleria

Devi, by David Hurley

Devi, by David Hurley

November 20th through December 31st
Opening Reception Friday, December 4th, 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

Betts Gallery announces the opening of the 2015 Holiday Galleria on November 20th through December 31st with the Holiday Art Walk Opening Reception on Friday, December 4th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

Artist & author, David Hurley, will be on hand during the evening to sign copies of the special 25th anniversary edition of his book, Lobster Tales.

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Over 20 local artists offer small treasures for the holidays in this show where all works are available at the time of purchase. Kenny Cole, Susan Cooney, Julie Cyr, Ingrid Ellison, David Estey, Jaap Eduard Helder, David Hurley, Kevin Johnson, Sheep Jones, Mark Kelly, Bennett Konesni, Kathleen Mack, Richard Mann, Petrea Noyes, Dina Petrillo, Joan Proudman, Abbie Read, Willy Reddick, Julie Rose, Carol Sloane, Lesia Sochor, Janalee Welch and others feature works of Watercolor, Oil, Collage, Graphite, Acrylic, Mixed Fiber, Sculpture, Assemblage, Photography Pen & Ink, Printmaking and more.

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Art of the Line

Julie H Rose

Julie H Rose

 
Art of the Line
September 23rd through October 24th
Opening reception on Friday, September 25th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Betts Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Art of the Line, an exhibition of drawing, illustration and architectural works by four local artists. Works include powerful figure drawings by Mike Fletcher; detailed and precise architectural plans by Larason Guthrie; intricate multicolored Sharpie drawings by Bridget Matros; and exquisitely rendered drawings by Julie Rose.

The show runs September 23rd through October 24th, with an opening reception on Friday, September 25th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Betts Gallery is located at 96 Main Street, Belfast, Maine.  Enter through Yo Mamma’s on Main Street, or the Beaver Street entrance across from the public parking