What is the Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA)?
The BGA is a permanent public art space, handicap accessible, located on the third floor of the Homer Municipal Building (Town Hall Annex). The BGA opened in July 2005, after completion of renovations.
Who is in charge of the BGA?
Volunteer members of the Gallery Committee currently include:
- Viva Fisher
- Kathy Lobo: curatorial coordinator
- Rebecca Richards: publicist
- and, Christine Sandvik: BCC liaison.
Special thanks to Lawrence Chan for his significant contribution to the maintenance of this web site and to Aimee Wang for the site design.
What kind of art will be shown?
The BGA exhibits artwork of high quality and appropriate for a general audience. This includes paintings, photographs, graphics, fabric art, collages and sculptures. Exhibits change approximately every 6 - 8 weeks. See the show archives to see examples of past shows.
How is artwork selected?
A curatorial committee juries artwork submitted to the BGA. Members of this committee are drawn from the Belmont community, and include professional artists, educators and museum curators, representing a diversity of backgrounds and interests.
How does an artist apply to exhibit at the BGA?
Complete information and submission forms are posted during our periodic calls for artists. Otherwise, contact the Gallery Committee via email.
Where does funding for the BGA come from?
Expenses are funded through commissions from sales and tax deductible contributions. Organizations and private citizens interested in giving financial support are urged to contact the Gallery Committee via email.
How did the BGA get started?
The concept of a public art gallery came from the recognition that few visual artists applied to the BCC for funding, due to a lack of exhibit space in town. As the Gallery Committee began its planning in the summer of 2002, the following Vision Statement was adopted:
The Belmont Cultural Council recognizes that an essential benefit of the arts is to strengthen community and broaden horizons. We are establishing a permanent Gallery in the renovated Town Hall Annex which will be welcoming to all. The town Gallery will showcase and encourage excellence in the visual arts within our community, and provide a place where people of diverse interests can gather for a stimulating exchange of ideas.
Sounds great! How can I help?
There are various opportunities for volunteering and in-kind donations, and no previous experience is necessary! Financial contributions are always welcome.
Whom do I contact if I want more information?
The Gallery Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.