Frank Bette CenterJust recieved a phone call (yes, a real person called me, no form letters!) that I’ve been accepted by jury to participate in this year’s Frank Bette Center Plein Air paint-out! I was accepted last year as well, but had to withdraw due to a travel conflict. This event should be fun as many local plein air painters I know participate.  It’s probably the paint-out closest to home this year.  Forty artists have been selected to paint Alameda’s tree-lined streets, historic architecture, lagoons, estuary and San Francisco bay views from Tuesday July 17 through Friday July 20.

Event schedule

  • Artist’s paint in the area July 17 through July 20
  • Jewel by the Bay” Sunset Quick Draw,  Thursday, July 19.
  • Grand finale Saturday, July 21: The Frank Bette Plein Air Artists will showcase their artwork at an exciting all day outdoor exhibit at Jackson Park, a lovely historic residential park in downtown Alameda.  Judging and Awards Ceremony will take place in the morning.

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Fun Fact

Alameda’s “sister city” is Lidingo, a green island adjacent to Stockholm. Lindigo is an excellent spot for outdoor recreation and has scenic jogging and biking paths, numerous hiking trails and bridle paths, and an 18-hole golf course. Lindigo is also birthplace to Raoul Wallenberg, First Secretary of the Swedish legation in Budapest in 1944, who rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews.

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