Best Sellers Showcase at the The Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda
B e s t S e l l e r s S h o w c a s e
Opening Night: October 3rd, 2007
Show: October 3 - 26, 2007
Opening night at the Best Sellers Showcase at the The Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda, October 3rd, 2007.
Artists were invited to join this show after they have shown and sold work at the Frank Bette Center. There was a good turn out for the fund raiser for the Art center which is a non-profit community-based arts organization with the goal of creating a space 'where fine arts, crafts, literary and musical arts meet and thrive'.
Graham Bird had one of his photographs in this show - an image of vibrant Victorian homes in San Franciscos Haight district. This is Graham's third time showing at this gallery. Graham loves taking pictures of people, and the street events in the Bay area. He likes to show the grandeur of life.
Above: Graham talking with fellow photographer, Jan Watten, about Art and standing in front of his photo of colorful Victorian houses.
Above: Busy crowd taking in all of the wonderful art. Boundless Gratitude entertains with his poetical music. Above him are "Blind Ambition" and "Salt Farm" two photographs by Michael Singman-Aste.
Michael Singman-Aste had two photographs "Blind Ambition" and "Salt Farm" featured in this show. This is his 11th show at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts - including his solo show - "In Plain Sight" Summer of 2007.
Melissa West had three relief prints featured. Melissa has recently finished 'Camino de Santiago' - a group of prints based on her travel on the old pilgrims' path (a 485 mile trek through Spain.). She has been featured in several shows at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts and earned her spot in the Best Sellers Showcase..
From their Website: The mission of Frank Bette Center for the Arts is to fulfill and build upon Frank Bette Legacy of being a place for meetings, readings, showings, and other creative doings. With respect and generosity of spirit we nurture a space of creative energy where fine arts, crafts, literary and musical arts meet and thrive. We build upon this legacy by nurturing the necessary interactions between the creative arts and creative commerce; knowing that each is essential to the other. In this way we strengthen the bonds of a healthy community .
Above Left: Michael Singman-Aste in front of his photographs: "Blind Ambition" and "Salt Farm". Above Right: Mike Sheppard, President of the FBCA Board, talking with Art lovers, in front of three great black and white relief prints by Melissa West.