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As always, the Foundation artists of BRAF wish to thank you, for your support and

contributions to our community-orientated non-profit mission.

  • Calling artists for two days of abstract painting class.

  BRAF's "Take Part in Art" Series continues with Collage and the Abstract Process

Wednesday, March 6 and March 13, 1:30-4:00 at BRAF. Both beginner and experienced painters are welcome. Cost: Free (donations to BRAF accepted).

 

Sarah Wilde and the Boothbay Region Art Foundation are offering an abstract painting class (2 sessions) that incorporates collage as a way to “soften the blow” of facing a blank canvas. It is daunting to start an abstract painting with no reference or subject matter. Students will paint a variety of papers in a loose and intuitive style and then glue them to wooden panels. This gives the artist shapes, textures, and colors to start their paintings.

 

Sarah graduated from the Corcoran School of Art, has been a longtime student of Katharina Keoughan, and taught in schools on the Boothbay and Bristol peninsulas for many years. She loves the challenge and creative process of abstracts. However, Sarah is mostly known for her bold and expressive land and seascapes.  www.swildeart.com

 

Please let Sarah know if you are interested. The class is limited to 6 and will be first come first served. 207-592-1662 tea and snacks will be provided!

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  • Exhibiting Artists:  Have you missed the times to pick up unsold artwork from past shows?  If you have please, pick up or make arrangements with the Gallery.  Otherwise, these items become the property of the Gallery and will be disposed of as the Board determines.  Too much orphaned artwork is becoming an issue with our limited storage space.

 

  • THE SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES are now available for ALL artists to rent. For dates, availability, costs, and other information go to:

Welcome to our Gallery

In the Heart of Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Since 1964, the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, Inc., an inclusive, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has served the artists, communities, and students of the Boothbay Region through fine art sales and promoting education. Our mission has been to help artists of all ages to create, enjoy, learn from, display, and participate in many forms of the visual arts.  The gallery provides the venue to promote artists and generate income to provide scholarships for area graduating students to continue their art education.  Tax-deductible donations to honor the arts are critical for BRAF to continue serving our communities.

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CURRENTLY SHOWING:

"2024 Mainely Nude"

This highly anticipated show is "A Celebration of the Human Form," and open to any artist, in any medium. The "Mainely Nude Show" runs from February 17 to March 11, Thursday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and is truly a joy for customers and artists alike.  As always, all artwork is available for sale at reasonable, "not your typical gallery" prices.  .

Recently Closed Events:

(Visit "Past Events" in the Menu for highlights of recent events.)

BRAF's 2024 "Take Part in Art" Series' Events

    2023 concluded with Katarina invigorating workshop exploring "Where do Creative ideas come from?".  Those fortunate enough to attend this participatory brainstorming were challenged, informed, rewarded, and smiling.

January 17, 2024:  A WINTER ARTIST'S SHARE at BRAF

    A valuable opportunity to share & explore one’s artwork with fellow artists. There was appreciation, listening, questioning, some gentle critiques, and tea & cookies.   Topics explored ranged from inspiration, disappointments, surprises, and options to when to stop.

 

January 21, 2024: OPEN STUDIO AFTERNOON at BRAF

    This was a rare painting community opportunity where ideas were bounced off of peers; some tips and validations were shared; and shared focused time savored while painting with fellow artists. 

2023-2024: The Annual "ART IN THE SQUARE" SHOW

    Once again, regional artists proudly contributed to the “Art in the Square” showcase.  The show’s purpose is to support BRAF’s High School Scholarship Fund, BRAF’s hosting of the Annual Pre-K-thru-12 Student Art Show, the participating artists, and the gallery's operation. Customers had the unique opportunity to purchase original artwork by their favorite, or other well-known regional artists, for $125. Artists rose to the challenge again with excellent use of the 12” x 12” canvases and other media/sculptures. 

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The Boothbay Region Art Foundation is not your typical Gallery...

In 1963, twenty-six founding artists desired to leave a legacy to the Boothbay Region that had given them inspiration and livelihoods.  They develop the model of selling their artwork to help fund a Boothbay Region High School Scholarship Foundation to assist local college bound graduates with an interest in artistic endeavors.  Over a half a century later, the members, artists, and volunteers of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation Inc., a 501{c}(3) charitable and educational nonprofit organization, continue that operational model through the Gallery. The artists still return a portion of their sale proceeds to the Foundation to support the Gallery, the inclusion of K-12 Art Shows, and the BRAF Scholarships.  Your donations will also contribute to this long legacy of giving back, inspired by the bounty of the Boothbay Region.

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