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MEMBERS: Go to For BRAF Members for forms & information.  Website questions? clgriffithbb@gmail.com.  updated 7/3/24

As always, the Boothbay Region Art Foundation wishes to thank you for your support and

contributions to our community-oriented, non-profit mission.

WELCOME TO OUR GALLERY

in the heart of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

The Boothbay Region Art Foundation, Inc., an inclusive, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been a cornerstone of the region's artistic community since 1963. Our mission is to allow artists of all ages to showcase and sell various forms of visual arts including paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.  The Gallery promotes Member artists, offers a variety of classes and workshops, generates income to operate the volunteer-staffed, non-profit gallery, and provides 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.  Follow us on Facebook. 

Only proceeds from Member art sales and Private/Corporate donations allow the Boothbay Region Art Foundation to continue its non-profit, volunteer-operated, mission of supporting and promoting youth and adult artistic endeavors in the Boothbay area community.  We are extremely grateful for the support of our members, friends, donors, and these benefactors.

 

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NEWS  (See below for "Currently Showing")

  • HOURS: Note that our new hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm.
  • CONTACT: You may reach the Foundation Gallery at BRAFgallery@gmail.com ​or follow us on Facebook.  ​For samplings of BRAF Members' fine art, link to Select Artists here or in the menu above.

  • MARK YOUR CALENDAR !!!: BRAF's Take Part in Art hosts the preeminent Don Demers lecture/demonstration.

THE PAINTINGS OF DON DEMERS: MY CREATIVE PROCESS

Don't miss this lecture and slide presentation by renowned maritime and landscape painter Don Demers. Don will talk about the creative process for plein air as well as his studio work and the requirements and inspiration for each. There will be a narrated demonstration of the intricacies of boat and ship drawing.  See donalddemers.com

Wednesday, August 14th at 5:00 pm

at the Rotary Club of Boothbay Harbor Building, 66 Montgomery Road, Boothbay Harbor.

$20.00/members, $25.00/non-members

 This special evening will include a raffle of one of Mr. Demers's prints. 

Join us and purchase DEMERS's lecture "tickets" online now. Fill out the Form and use the Events button.

For the PASTEL PAINTING classes, please email BRAF to reserve a spot (indicating which class(es) you wish to attend and provide your name/phone number) as payments will only be necessary at workshop time.​

  •  BRAF'S SILENT AUCTION: The Silent Auction is still open for two (2) OPEN BOX M pochade boxes and a Manfrotto tripod.  Admired by Plein Air on-line art communities and USA designed & made, the Open Box Ms remain in high regard and are rarely found for sale.  Bidding is open to the public and members.  Visit For BRAF Members for  information.

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  • EXHIBITING ARTISTS:  Have you missed the times to pick up unsold artwork from past shows? Please pick up artwork or make arrangements with the Gallery. Artwork that is left will become the property of the Gallery.

 

  • THE SECOND FLOOR GALLERY ROOMS:   Calling all artists. BRAF offers rental space for one-person or small group exhibitions.  For dates, availability, costs, and other information:

Currently Showing:  Members' July Showcase

The June Show is always eagerly anticipated as we look forward to viewing what was created during the Winter hiatus. The wine and cheese Opening Reception was attended by a constant flow of patrons who were not disappointed,  This show is not theme-based and the variety of mediums, subjects, and techniques is inspiring.

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Upcoming Events:  

  • The BRAF Take Part in Art series of Workshops, Lectures & Classes: The Watercolor Travel Sketchbook class sold out.  Mark your calendar for The Paintings of Don Demers: My Creative Process. Don't miss this lecture and slide presentation by renowned maritime and landscape painter Don Demers.  Also Claudette Gamache, IAPS_MC, Eminent Pastelist, PSA, PSME will be teaching four Pastel Painting workshops.  Please email BRAF.

Recent Events:

Members' June Showcase

The June Show's quality and variety of new works were exceptional and accounted for the number of sales, supporting local artists and the Foundation. The wine and cheese Opening Reception was attended by a constant flow of patrons who were not disappointed.

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June Campbell Rose Retires from BRAF 

June has been the heart and soul of BRAF, wearing multiple hats in her twenty-five-plus-year tenure, retired from serving as the BRAF Gallery Manager.  The Board is enormously grateful to June for her many years of service to the gallery and the art community of the Boothbay region. On Friday, May 31st, BRAF members, friends, and the Boothbay Region community packed the BRAF gallery to celebrate June's Rose.  She leaves BRAF with a legacy as a remarkable person, artist, friend, and integral member of the Boothbay region community.

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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 developed 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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