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MEMBERS: Go to For BRAF Members for forms & information.  Website questions? clgriffithbb@gmail.com.  updated 6/21/24

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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  • 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.

  • Silent Auction for Plein Air Pochade Boxes and Easel:  Come in or email a bid, who knows...

 

BRAF's SILENT AUCTION, is 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

 

          The boxes are in two sizes: 11”x14” and 12”x16” (size refers to the palette size).  

·         The 11x14 has a walnut case, a removable side panel, and room to carry supplies. (2011 price $300-400)

·         The 12x16 is in a nylon bag, which also holds an adjustable wet-panel carrier. (2011 price $500-600)

·         The tripod (a Manfrotto) will hold either box (both have adapters on them). (new $150+)

 

These pochade boxes are on view at the Gallery where you can leave a bid or email bids Brafgallery@gmail.com  with your bid, item bidding on, name, address, and phone number.  Starting bids are $200. for the 11x14 box and case; $300. for the 12x16 box, bag+wet panel carrier; and $50. for the tripod.​​

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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:

  • 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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Currently Showing:  Members' June 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: The WORKSHOPS & CLASSES: The Watercolor Travel Sketckbook class is full.  More workshops and classes are being planned so stay tuned for more of our popular Take Part in Art series.

  • The next exhibition is the July Members' Showcase. The pick-up and the drop-off dates for artists' works are Monday, June 24, 10 am - 5 pm  and Tuesday, June 25, 9 am - noon.  The Opening Reception will be Friday, July 5th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  As always, the reception is open to the public, and wine and appetizers will be served.

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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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