Betts Gallery Opens Group Show ‘Dimensional’

Maureen Block, Interior Space, found object, mixed media, 15.5″ x 16″ x 15″

Please join Betts Gallery at an opening reception on July 5th, 5:30-8pm, for a group show entitled ‘Dimensional’. This showing by local artists will be sculpture and wall relief works in a variety of mediums including wood, clay, bronze, paper, found objects and mixed media. The show runs through August 10th, and includes artists Jeffrey Ackerman, Daniel Anselmi, Maureen Block, JT Gibson, Conny Hatch, James MacDonald, Alice Parsons, Lesia Sochor, Norman Tinker, Simon van der Ven, Kathy Weinberg and Janalee Welch. The Belfast Framer and Betts Gallery is located at 96 Main Street in Belfast, and also may be entered from Beaver Street. For more information please call 338-6465.

Jeffrey Ackerman, Sphinx I, terracotta, 17.5″ x 12″ x 9″

Betts Gallery Opens Group Show ‘Roots’

Please join Betts Gallery at an opening reception on May 24th, 5:30-8pm, for a group show entitled ‘Roots’, as artists dig deep and explore the many meanings of the word. Roots can be the origin of something, as in families or language. It can be used to describe where one comes from, or the essential core of something, and commonly describes the parts of a plant that are below ground, such as a tuber or bulb.

The show runs through June 29th, and includes artists Kenny Cole, MJ Viano Crowe, Julie Cyr, Kris Engman, JT Gibson, Kevin Johnson, Sheep Jones, Mark Kelly, Petrea Noyes, Toki Oshima, Joan Proudman, Wes Reddick, Willy Reddick, and Lesia Sochor. The Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk is always a fun time to stroll around town, visit the galleries, talk to the artists, see some friends and enjoy some fine refreshments. The Belfast Framer & Betts Gallery is located at 96 Main Street in Belfast, and also may be entered from Beaver Street. For more information please call 338-6465

Holiday Galleria

Opening reception, Friday December 7th, 5:30-8pm
December 7th through the 22nd

This December, Betts Gallery celebrates the holidays with their annual ‘Holiday Galleria’ show, joining in on the Belfast Holiday Artwalk with an opening reception, Friday December 7th, 5:30-8pm. The exhibit of local, affordable art, in a variety of media includes works by: Sally Brophy, Jennie Connor, Susan Cooney, Julie Cyr, Kris Engman, Sarah Faragher, Helene Ferrar, Conny Hatch, David Jacobson, Sheep Jones, Mark Kelly, Allegra Kuhn, Kathleen Mack, Leslie Moore, Willy Reddick, Wes Reddick, Betty Schopmeyer, Lesia Sochor, Kay Sullivan, Mary Trotochaud and Peter Walls. Be sure to check in often, as the show, which runs from December 7th through the 22nd, will be changing throughout the month as sold pieces are replaced by new work.

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Trees

Helene Farrar, Tree Love, 5′ X 5″, Encaustic

September 28th through November 2nd
Opening reception Friday September 28th, 5:30-8pm

Betts gallery welcomes autumn with a show celebrating ‘Trees’. Besides the beauty of trees, the majestic living beings offer us shade, they help clean the air we breathe, some provide food, and selectively harvested, they provide us with wood. This show of 2d work includes oil and acrylic paintings, pastels and encaustic interpretations by local artists: Julie Cyr, Kris Engman, Sarah Faragher, Helene Farrar, Sheep Jones, Betty Schopmeyer and Kay Sullivan. The show runs from September 28th through November 2nd, with an opening reception Friday September 28th, 5:30-8pm as part of the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk. The Belfast Framer and Betts Gallery is located at 96 Main Street in Belfast, and also may be entered from Beaver Street. For more information please call 338-6465

Gray Scale

David Jacobson, Simon van der Ven, JT Gibson

Betts Gallery Opens Group Show ‘Gray Scale’
July 6th through August 11th
Opening reception Friday July 6th, 5:30-8pm

Please join Betts Gallery for an opening reception Friday July 6th, 5:30-8pm for a show entitled ‘Gray Scale’. Invited artists and fine crafts people will be showing work that ranges from white to black, with infinite shades of gray in a variety of media; painting, etching, graphite, ceramic, blown glass, photography, sterling silver and enameled jewelry. Artists include Suzanne Anderson, Susan Cooney, JT Gibson, David Jacobson, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Willy Reddick, Emily Shaffer and Simon van der Ven. The show runs from July 6th through August 11th. The Belfast Framer and Betts Gallery is located at 96 Main Street in Belfast, and also may be entered from Beaver Street. For more information please call 338-6465.

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Halcyon

Leslie Moore, High Desert Romance

May 25 – June 23, 2018
Opening Reception Friday May 25, 5:30-8 (Belfast Art Walk)

Betts Gallery kicks off the 2018 season with a show entitled ‘Halcyon’. This show features a plenteous group of local artists exploring the theme halcyon, which Webster’s defines as various species of kingfishers (in Latin; alcyon), as well as a feeling of calm or peacefulness, joy, prosperity or tranquility. The show runs through June 30th, and includes artists Daniel Anselmi, Sally Brophy, Kenny Cole, Susan Cooney, MJ Viano Crowe, Julie Cyr, Kris Engman, David Estey, JT Gibson, Jeffrey Jelenfy, Sheep Jones, Marc Leavitt, Karen MacDonald, Leslie Moore, Abbie Read, Wes Reddick, Willy Reddick, Dyan Ross, Lesia Sochor and April White. Please join them for an opening reception as part of the Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, May 25th, 5:30-8pm.

It’s always a fun time to walk around town, visit the galleries, talk to the artists and enjoy some fine refreshments. The Belfast Framer and Betts Gallery is located at 96 Main Street in Belfast, and also may be entered from Beaver Street. For more information please call 338-6465.

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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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