The Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA) in conjunction with The Belmont Cultural Council (BCC) has created a permanent public art gallery, located in a light-filled exhibition space at the top of the Homer Municipal Building (formerly the Town Hall Annex). The Gallery opened in July 2005, shortly after renovation of the historic building was completed.
The Belmont Gallery of Art exhibits artistic works in a variety of two and three-dimensional media, including painting, drawing, photography, graphics, fabric art, collage, printmaking and sculpture. Exhibits are on an ongoing basis, changing approximately every 8 weeks. The Gallery Committee produces and manages the shows. A Curatorial Committee juries artwork submitted by local and regional artists, ensuring works exhibited are of high quality and appropriate for a general audience. All persons involved with the Gallery work on a volunteer basis. No town funds are used in the operation of the Gallery which is self supporting through tax-deductible contributions and commissions from the sale of the artwork.
Volunteer members of the Gallery Committee currently include:
- Christine Chang, Belmont Art Association liaison
- Viva Fisher: finances
- Stacey Hammerlind: community liaison
- Richard Hill: co-administrator, curator
- Anne Katzeff: web design and updates, social media
- Kathy Lobo: curatorial coordinator
- Helen Morse: photography
- Rebecca Richards: co-administrator, curator, publicity manager