The Thing with Feathers

Spring through Summer 2021

A Portraits Show

Dec. 19, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2021

A Portraits Show

Dec. 19, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2021

Pattern, Color, Texture

March 6 to April 10, 2020

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Current Shows


A Feast for the Eyes, Food for the Soul

“Art is food. You can’t eat it, but it feeds you… Art is like good bread.”
~Elka Schumann, Founder, Bread and Puppet Theater

Artwork in this exhibit reflects/captures the “Nourish” theme:
whether it be food or something else that helps feed your body–and your soul.

The Gallery is Open Again!
View Exhibit In Person!

Town Hall Complex
Homer Municipal Building
19 Moore St, 3rd floor
Belmont Center, MA 02478

BGA Hours

Thurs., 10-4, Fri., 10-12 and Sun. 1-3
Visitors also Welcome Mon. – Weds. 10-4

You can also view online at our Virtual Gallery:

Please Join Us at our Live-Streamed Reception!
Meet the Artists

Fri. Oct. 29, 7-8:30 pm

Thank you to the Belmont Media Center!

Meeting ID:849 8421 7971
Passcode:849 8421 7971

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Other Special NOURISH Virtual Events

The “Art” of Baking

Dec. 2, 2021 • 7-8:30 pm

Check out the details!


Transforming Belmont: Transforming Community

Featuring the 7 artists of the “Transformer Box Project”

This group show features work
by the 7 artists who are helping
to transform the Belmont community
through their public art:

Adria Arch, Rocky Cotard, Nadya Cuevas, Anne Katzeff, Liz LaManche, Grace Julian Murthy and Ian Todreas

Thanks to a generous grant from the Belmont Cultural Council, the Belmont Art Association (BAA) was able to award stipends to 7 artists (5 this year and 2 in 2020) to paint utility boxes. The community project was filmed by the Belmont Media Center and photographed by BAA members, Dari Paquette and Janet Smith.

• Funded by the Belmont Cultural Council
• Thanks also to Anne Mahon
• Facilitated and coordinated by the Belmont Art Association.

Please Join Us at our Online Reception!

Thurs., September 23, 7-8pm

Thanks to the Belmont Media Center

Meeting ID: 843 5752 0659
Passcode: Transform


Current News

Nourish – The “Art” of Baking

Galettes and mulled wine?!

🤩 Details coming soon!

Holiday Event
With chefs Nina Vlasic and Sara Romero

Learn how to prepare 2-3 delicious kinds of galettes, each showcasing different flavor profiles to pair with a festive, warm, mulled wine.

Please Join Us at our Live-Streamed Event!

December 2, 2021 • 7-8:30 pm

Thank you to the Belmont Media Center!

Meeting ID: to come
Passcode: to come


Recent Shows

Hope Is The Thing with Feathers

Inspired by poet Emily Dickinson

A Virtual BGA Exhibit
Featuring Work by Over 60 Artists

Inspired by poet Emily Dickinson, this virtual show focuses on birds and the symbolism of birds – resilience, rebirth, joy, hope, love and peace. The exhibit features photographer BECKY HOLMES-FARLEY as well over 60 other artists who capture the beauty of our feathered friends.

Live Streamed Reception, June 3, 7-8:30pm


Facing You

A Portraits Show

All New!

A Virtual BGA Exhibit
Featuring Work by Over 60 Artists

In response to the Belmont Gallery of Art’s temporarily closing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we decided to create a virtual gallery space that would allow the BGA to continue to curate and display art and support artists during these uncertain times. FACING YOU: A Portraits Show is the first exhibit we’ve put together in this new online format. It was a process—with a bit of a learning curve and many hours spent building the site—but the Virtual BGA is now ready to launch.

Thank you to all the FACING YOU participating artists and the community for your continued support of the BGA and its programs.



Portraits by Richard Hill

At the BGA, a companion solo art show

Look for more exhibit info and images week of Nov. 2 on the BGA’s Instagram and Facebook Pages.


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Recent Events

Fun Shops

This is your opportunity to play!


Don’t wait, seating is LIMITED. Recommended for all ages, 10 to 99+. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. $25 per person, entry is not refundable.

Introducing the BGA’s Art Funshops!” There is enough work in life, give yourself a break and sign up for one of our April 27-28 Art Funshops! Whether you are a kid or a kid at heart, we all crave some quiet fun and magic at times. This is your opportunity to play, let your imagination loose, and create something unique and personal for you or someone you love. A call out to all Residents, art novices and experienced alike. Put your life on “Pause” and escape from the ordinary for three hours of guilt-free magic. Provided in each Art Funshop: * All the raw materials and tools you can dream of * Snacks, beverages and music (how else would you create?) * A supportive, judgement-free environment and onsite help if you get stuck Sign up now by clicking on this link.

PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKET NOW (www.buybga.com)!


Belmont Art Association – Winter Art Salon

Erika Hartweig, Printmaker

BAA Member Erika Hartweig will present her work and discuss her art-making techniques and inspirations.

WHEN: Feb. 7, 2019, 7 to 9pm

WHERE: Belmont Gallery of Art


Recent Shows

Artful Nature

Pattern, Color, Texture

In support of increasing efforts to contain the coronavirus by limiting public gatherings,
the Belmont Gallery of Art POSTPONED EVENTS for the weekend of March 13-15th.
The Opening Reception, the Artists at Work event and the Belmont Cultural Council Celebration will be rescheduledQuestions? admin@belmontgallery.org

Opening Reception, POSTPONED. Originally scheduled for March 13, 6-8:30 pm

Special Event

Belmont Cultural Council Celebration

POSTPONED. Originally scheduled for Sun., March 15, 3-5pm
with a live peformance by Berklee composer/musican John Baboian

“Art will never be able to exist without nature.”

— Pierre Bonnard

Nature’s glory presents us with a breathtaking array of patterns, colors and textures. The BGA is asking artists to submit work in a variety of 2 and D media that celebrates–and is inspired by–the beauty and design found in our natural world.


2020 Vision

What We See

New Works for a New Decade
by the Belmont Art Association

Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 24, 6–8:30pm

Stay tuned for special event details:

How We View Art with Nicole Bernstein

Realizing how our concept of What Is Art evolves.

Faces Places

French traveling art project combines the visions of Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. with portraits of local people.

Regular Gallery Hours: Thurs., 10-4; Fri., 10-12; Sat./Sun. 1-4
*Visitors also welcome to stop by Mon.-Weds. 10-4


Paintings by Kay Hudgins

Rock Meadow Impressions

20 Year Retrospective

Kay Hudgins exhibit promo

This exhibit is at the Belmont Public Library through March 2020.


Recent Shows


The Building Blocks of Art Reception: Sat., Nov. 9, 5-8pm The exhibit features several dozen artists who use the art ELEMENTS of Shape, Line, Form, Color, Space and Texture–and a variety of media–including painting, photography, assemblage, textiles and printmaking–to create striking visual narratives. Opens Sunday, Oct. 27, 1-4pm Regular Gallery Hours: Thurs., 10-4; Fri., 10-12; […]



Climate Change Opening Reception: Sunday, Sept. 15, 1-3PM This timely and powerful juried exhibit features contemporary tapestries by over two dozen tapestry artists from Tapestry Weavers in New England (TWINE) and Tapestry Weavers West (TWW) who use their work to address Climate Change and the destruction happening to our planet. The exhibit moves on to […]


Recent Shows

PLASTIC SEA/Changing Earth

The BGA at the Belmont Library The Quilts of Agusta Agustsson Reception: Sat., Sept. 14, 2-4PM in the Assembly Room


Me and My Sister My Brother and Me

Richard Hill and Sue Hill Sims Reception: June 9 Recent work in acrylic painting and fused glass by brother and sister team Richard Hill and Sue Hill Simms. Please join us for the reception on June 9. Lemonade, virgin sangria, light refreshments and sweets will be served.