Call for Artists - Visual Rhythm
Feb
20
Apr 10

Call for Artists - Visual Rhythm

Call For Art: Visual Rhythm  - Exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery

A call for traditional, stylized, and abstracted representations of the theme “Dance” for exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery. This exhibit is produced by the Bothwell Arts Center and the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC). Participants are invited to submit works on canvas, wood panel, or similar substrate in any 2-or 3 dimensional medium that is suitable for hanging.

Work will be juried by LVPAC and will be judged by originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and use of medium.

Image here by is Rosa Dances the Flamenco by Linda Ryan

Dates:

•    Deadline to submit work: April 10, 2017

•    Artist notification: April 21, 2017

•    Delivery date and time: May 2, noon-1 pm

•    Exhibit Dates: May 3— June 26, 2017

•    Pick-up date and time: June 27, 2017, noon-1 pm

•    Reception: Saturday, May 20, 1-3 pm

Click here for Prospectus

Click here to pay entry fee

The Golden Decade - Art Exhibit at the Bankhead Theater Gallery
Mar
4
May 1

The Golden Decade - Art Exhibit at the Bankhead Theater Gallery

A new photography exhibit coming this March to the Gallery in the Bankhead Theater will showcase the post-WWII era photography of the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute). Renowned photographer Ansel Adams was hired by CSFA and, working with Minor White, established one of the first fine art photography departments in the US.  “The Golden Decade” highlights the work of some of their early students and will be on display from March 4 through May 1, 2017.  A free opening reception and book signing will be held on Friday evening, March 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

In addition to Adams and White, CSFA’s photography program welcomed some of the great photographers of the era as guest instructors, such as Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham,  Lisette Model, Nancy and Beaumont Newhall, and Homer Page. The newly-enacted G.I. Bill enabled all veterans to attend the college or trade school of their choice, opening doors to educational opportunities which might otherwise have been unavailable.

The Gallery exhibit and accompanying book, “The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts 1945-1955,” is the result of a collaboration between three former students of Adams and White:  William Heick, Ira H. Latour, C. Cameron Macauley, and editors Ken and Victoria Whyte Ball. Local Livermore residents, the Balls inherited a wealth of negatives and contact prints from Victoria’s father, Don Whyte, a former student of CSFA. The book represents the work of over 32 photographers including Pirkle Jones, Ruth Marion Baruch, Philip Hyde, Rose Mandel, David Johnson, Gerald Ratto and John Upton.

Part of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, the Visitor’s Center and Galley is located in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater at 2400 First Street, Liver­more, and is open seven days a week from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.  

Photo by Bob Hollingsworth

Joe Logsdon Band
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

Joe Logsdon Band

"The Unknown Classic Rock Band" plays at the Bothwell Saturday evening March 25 from 7-10 pm. Featuring Joe Logdson, Gary Malinski, Dan Faucett, Katie Harding and Chuck Harding.

Tickets $10 at the door This show is produced by Joe Logsdon Band,

Spring Break Art at the Bothwell
Apr
5
Apr 7

Spring Break Art at the Bothwell

SPRING BREAK ART at the Bothwell is inspiring and creative.  Every day a variety of media will be used: canvas, paper, drawing, painting and lots more! April 4, 5, 6, 2017. 10 am - 4 pm

for Ages 7-11 and 12-17.

An artists’ reception will take place on Friday where family and friends are invited to see the works on display, and the artists get gallery experience.

Perfect for the budding artist wanna-bes and the serious art students looking to stretch their depth of knowledge, techniques and portfolio pieces. 

Ignite your child’s imagination!

$170. Register here

Limited scholarships available. Call 925.447.ARTS   agiancola@lvpac.org


East Bay Jazz High School All Stars Band
Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

East Bay Jazz High School All Stars Band

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Cost:                $15 Adults, $10 Students

Tickets:           Call 925. 373.6800 or online at www.lvpac.org

The East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars Band will perform at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore on Saturday evening, March 11, 2017.  The group is made up of more than 20 exceptionally talented high school musicians from through­out the East Bay, selected through a competitive audition process. The All Stars will perform in two configurations, the Big Band and the smaller Jazz Combo, with a short break between musical sets. Guests will be free to either mingle or sit during the performance, and refreshments will be available for purchase. 

Sponsored by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s educational outreach program, East Bay Jazz is the brainchild of local trombonist, composer and teacher Spencer Sussman. Now in its second year, the East Bay Jazz High School All Stars Band provides students with an invaluable opportunity for real-world performance experience as jazz musicians outside a school setting and fosters appreciation for jazz music as an art form within the community.

After auditions each fall, the All Stars rehearse several hours each week and perform throughout the Bay Area. Last year, in addition to providing the pre-show entertainment for LVPAC’s Brilliance at the Bankhead gala in September, the group performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival and other venues. For availability and booking, contact Kiran Guleria, LVPAC’s Education Program Manager at 925.583.2312 or kguleria@lvpac.org

Freeze Frame Photo Exhibition from Tri-Valley Conservancy
Jan
4
Feb 27

Freeze Frame Photo Exhibition from Tri-Valley Conservancy

The beauty of the tri-valley area will be front and center at the Bankhead Theater Lobby in the exhibit on loan from the Tri-Valley Conservancy. Each year the Tri-Valley Conservancy sponsors a photography contest with the theme of tri-valley landscapes. Called Freeze Frame, the contest showcases the best of photography talent and the best of the Bay Area beauty.  The works are as varied as the individual photographers: see long vistas, flower closeups, hills, trees, skies, animals - all that the natural world around us has to offer. The exhibit is on display January 3 to February 27. Artists' Reception is Saturday, January 14 from 1-3 pm. The Reception is free and open to the public; light refreshments and wine served.

Image here by Janice Wei. "Livermore Farmland"

Winter Break Art at the Bothwell
Jan
4
Jan 6

Winter Break Art at the Bothwell

WINTER BREAK ART at the Bothwell is the perfect creative outlet for the winter break. Multiple fun projects will be created: canvas, paper, drawing, painting and lots more! An artists’ reception will take place on Friday where family and friends are invited to see the works on display, and the artists get gallery experience.

January 4, 5 and 6 from 10 am - 4 pm   $160   Ages 7-10 and 11-18

Perfect for the budding artist wanna-bes and the serious art students looking to stretch their depth of knowledge, techniques and portfolio pieces.  Fun themes; serious art!

Register for Winter Break Art at the Bothwell

 

Celtic Christmas Concert & Gathering
Dec
11
6:00 pm18:00

Celtic Christmas Concert & Gathering

  • Bothwell Arts Center

The Celtic Christmas Concert & Gathering is a Celebration of Community!
For seven years, the Bothwell Arts Center has welcomed the Annual Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering, a celebration filled with music, food and laughter. 

Nell & Jim Band in Concert
Dec
4
7:00 pm19:00

Nell & Jim Band in Concert

Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band

The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band brings five genre-busting artists together to bring joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, americana, roots, swing, jazz, and the blues. Alt-Roots, Folkbilly – whatever you call it – it’s original, well done, and a pleasure to hear. Featuring Pete Grant on pedal steel, Jim Kerwin on bass fiddle and Jon Arkin on percussion. This is truly an all-star band. 

The Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally Band have released two of their four new albums due out this year, West and East, soon to be followed by North and South. These five-song EPs are named after the cardinal points on a compass – North, South, East, and West – their U.S. tour dates will coincide with the appropriate regions throughout 2016. When placed together, the back covers of the four releases will form one piece of art. Physical copies will be available for only $5 at all live shows, with digital release via iTunes and Amazon coming soon.

“We are excited about releasing a series of eclectic new works with a super talented band,” says Jim Nunally. “We pay homage to great artists like George Jones, Buck Owens, Tammy Wynette, while our original songs like ‘Mirror’ take folk music in an entirely new direction. We aren’t just following a path; we are paving a new one.”

Tickets: $20  LVPAC.ORG

Holiday Art Fair
Nov
19
7:00 am07:00

Holiday Art Fair

  • Bankhead Theater

Calling all Early Birds! This is your chance wear your pajamas to shop Downtown Livermore. The Bothwell Arts Center presents arts and fine handcrafts for sale in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater on Saturday, November 19 from 7 am – 11 am, as part of Livermore Downtown, Inc.'s Annual Earlier Than the Bird Event! Shop for unique and original hand made items made by Tri-Valley artists for a one-of-a-kind twist to your holiday gift giving.  Pictured here: Jewelry by Donaice Guy

Chris Proctor Concert
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

Chris Proctor Concert

Chris Proctor, a solo acoustic guitarist and a National Fingerstyle Champion, will perform in concert for one night only Friday, November 11th, at the Bothwell Arts Center. These wonderful acoustic concerts have been historically sponsored in conjunction with Michael Ferrucci and Fretted Friends Music, former owner of the community music store in downtown Livermore.

Bothwell Open Studios
Nov
5
11:00 am11:00

Bothwell Open Studios

Join us at Bothwell for Artists' Open Studios. Artwork on display includes the Bothwell Arts Center Artists, the Downtown Art Studios and meet mART clay artists as well as artists teaching at Bothwell. A wide array of fine art including abstracts, all media, ceramics, figurative, and jewelry designers. This event is free and takes place at the same time as the Lion's Club Holiday Boutique at the Bothwell. Make it a day of art!

Pictured here: Figurative work by Bothwell artist Barbara Stanton

 

Lion's Holiday Boutique at the Bothwell
Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

Lion's Holiday Boutique at the Bothwell

The Lion's Club of Livermore sponsors this annual early Holiday Boutique taking place all day November 5 at the Bothwell. Great chance to shop for holiday hand made, unique items! Pictured here is work from Barbara Sorensen.

Birds of a Feather
Nov
2
Jan 2

Birds of a Feather

  • Bankhead Theater

 

Art exhibit at the Bankhead Theater Gallery
BIRDS of a FEATHER

Birds are taking off on the walls of the Bankhead Theater. Birds of a Feather is an exhibition showing traditional, stylized, and abstracted representations of a bird-related theme. These beautiful works of art are created in all 2-D mediums including photography. Come and revel in the feathers!

An Artists’ Reception will be held Sunday, November 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free and open to the public

Night of the Livermore Dead; Zombie Pub Crawl
Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Night of the Livermore Dead; Zombie Pub Crawl

  • Downtown Livermore

The plague starts at the Downtown Art Studios, 62 So. L Street, Livermore, where average citizens are transformed into hideous zombies, given glow-in-the-dark Zombie Pub Crawl mugs and turned loose in Livermore's Downtown.Zombies shuffle into participating pubs, restaurants & shops for specially priced drinks to slake the thirst of the recently reanimated, assembling to participate in a Thriller Flashmob in front of the Bankhead Theater at 8:45 p.m.Get your tickets early! This event sells out!

ArtWalk Livermore 2016
Oct
8
11:00 am11:00

ArtWalk Livermore 2016

  • Downtown Livermore

Downtown Livermore will once again be filled with art lovers enjoying a day of art, music and shopping. ArtWalk is a different sort of festival, as the streets are kept open and the works of over 150 artists are set-up throughout the downtown in and around parks, sidewalks, galleries, wine bars, restaurants, shops and the Bankhead Theater. This allows visitors and the local community to experience all that Livermore's wine country downtown has to offer with art as the theme for the day. Parking is free. Art works range from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to mixed media, handmade bags, ceramic garden art and jewelry, with subject matter from floral to figurative and much more. 

Tree Sweater Forest
Sep
24
Nov 18

Tree Sweater Forest

  • Downtown Livermore

The Bothwell Arts Center sponsors the Tree Sweater Forest that comes to Downtown Livermore in the Fall. Look for the warm and cozy trees on First Street between Maple and L Street from September to December. Area knitters and crocheters work to create this fun and whimsical fiber art installation.  The trees add a festive and vibrant fall ambience to Livermore’s beautiful downtown. The tree sweaters were donated to Valley Humane Society of Pleasanton as comfort blankets after their time on the trees.

Hang with Us: Kinetic Community Art Project
Sep
6
Sep 10

Hang with Us: Kinetic Community Art Project

Be a part of this community kinetic mobile art project. You're invited to participate in workshops runs by Mobile Sculptor Kevin Reese to create hanging art that will be balanced and suspended in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater, visible from both floors. Sign up for the free workshops open to all ages that will take place at the Bothwell Arts Center the week of September 5-9 with the grand finale unveiling for September 10. 

Artists at Work Night
Aug
11
6:00 pm18:00

Artists at Work Night

Second Thursday from 6-8 pm. Meet the artists, find out what's new. See the wonderful art on display and for sale. Find out about art classes!

Art on the Green
Aug
9
6:00 pm18:00

Art on the Green

  • Shae Homes Plaza

Art on the Green is a free, open air art fair taking place on the plaza Green in front of the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on the second Tuesdays of June, July and August. The artists will be set up between 4:30 pm and 7 pm, just before the free, live music of Evenings on the Green.

Art on the Green will take place on the sidewalks surrounding the Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater (Shea Homes Plaza) in downtown Livermore. June 14, July 12 and August 9.

Recycled Runway
Jun
28
Aug 27

Recycled Runway

  • Bankhead Theater

Eco Chic Fashion Show and Exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery. Wearable recycled art.

 Summer Art at the Bothwell
Jun
27
Jul 29

Summer Art at the Bothwell

  • Bothwell Arts Center

 

Brushes, Paints and Summer Fun comes to the Bothwell Arts Center for three 1-week summer art camps. Ages 7-10 and 11-14. June 27-July 1; July 18-22 and July 25—29.

Art Expo
Jun
12
10:00 am10:00

Art Expo

  • Bothwell Arts Center

An exciting one-day exposition on all things art. For the artist, the public and the just plain curious. Spend a day exploring and learning what’s new in the world of art. There will be demonstrations, workshops, seminars, art material vendors, fine art and crafts vendors. 

The Essential Figure Art Show and Sale
Jun
4
Jun 12

The Essential Figure Art Show and Sale

Figurative works from talented local artists. Image here is "Jennie" by Jessie Spiers. Special memorial exhibit of Ms. Spiers' works will be on display.

May
4
Jun 27

Lisa Aksen Solo Exhibit in the Founders Room at Bankhead Theater

Native New Yorker Lisa Aksen is a multi-disciplinary artist living and creating her work in San Francisco.

The paintings in this solo show represent expressions of nature and breath captured in time within layers of transparent pigments. The works illustrate strength, delicacy and deliberation in their final presentation that are then finished floating within frames as a ceremonial completion to honor each one. Her recent abstract paintings reflect the energy and mystery found in nature.

Painting has become a nature-based meditation practice. Her spiritual practice focuses on being present in daily meditations with nature. Nature is spiritual. She sees joy in the simple amazement of life. There is a knowing connection to the Self and the inner universe (energetic life energy) experienced in meditation. Sometimes it is quiet and she revels in that space. Other times it goes off into an energetic galaxy of motion. Both of those inform the spiritual presence of moving with pigment onto a surface.

The exhibit will be on display from May 4th through June 27th in conjunction with "Feeling Good", a PAL/LAA exhibition in the main gallery. The gallery is open 7 days a week from 12:00 to 6:00pm.

"Feeling Good: Art by Local Artists" Exhibition
May
4
Jun 27

"Feeling Good: Art by Local Artists" Exhibition

  • Bankhead Theater

Pleasanton Art League & the Livermore Art Association join to combine artists from both organizations to showcase the talent from the Livermore Valley area. Starts May 4 runs until June 27

"In Good Company" Exhibition
Mar
2
May 1

"In Good Company" Exhibition

  • Bankhead Theater

The Visitor’s Center and Gallery at the Bankhead Theater welcomes an inspiring new juried exhibit honoring SWAN Day 2016 and Women’s History Month. Sponsored by LVPAC and Silicon Valley Women’s Caucus for Art, “In Good Company” features works reflecting the creativity, diversity and resourcefulness of women. From painting and photography, to collage, mixed media and fiber sculpture, the exhibit highlights the talents of women artists from throughout the greater Bay Area.