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19th Annual Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout

July 29-August 3

​The Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout hosts up to 40 juried artists for a week of painting tree-lined streets; stately Victorian homes and shops; picturesque marinas; historic naval ships and naval air station; as well as beaches, lagoons, parks, and San Francisco and Oakland skylines in the island city of Alameda, CA. The week includes a welcome reception, a luncheon and a quick draw and an outdoor exhibit and sale of all the paintings on Saturday. A selection of the unsold paintings from the sale are exhibited and for sale in the Frank Bette Center for the Arts Gallery through September.

Be a Hero! Support the Arts!

Our annual week-long Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout is Alameda's most visible public art event, attracting a huge audience both in person and online. Would you like your business to be recognized by this huge audience as one of our sponsors? Sponsorship for the 19th Annual Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout is underway and opportunities are going quickly. Contact president@frankbettecenter.org or click the link below to sign up before the remaining sponsorship slots are gone! The name & logo of your business will be included on all printed and online publicity materials! 
The Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout hosts 40 juried artists for a week. Artists will paint tree-lined streets, stately Victorian homes, quaint shops, picturesque marinas, historic naval ships, as well as beaches, lagoons, parks, and San Francisco and Oakland skylines from the island city of Alameda, CA

Sunset on Grand by Carol Tarzier

Sunset on Grand by Carol Tarzier

2024 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout Artists

Geoffrey Allen

Madeline Aranda

Nathaniel Bice

Cathy Boyer

Louis Chan

Suma CM

Jason Conn

Lori Cusick

Martha Diaz

Paul Feinberg

Karen Fiene

Susan Grabowski

Beth Grant

Leslie Hamilton

Greg Holzhauer

Paul Kensinger

Mila Kirillova

Raffi Kondy

Sandra Lo

Suzi Long

Marie Massey

Kristian Matthews

Steven McDonald

Jamie Morgan

Lisa Mozzini-McDill

Deborah Newman

Susan Otten

Boon Heng Pang

Al Shamble

Nutan Singh

Randall Stauss

Teresa Steinbach-Garcia

Nancy Takaichi

Carol Tarzier

Mandar Wagholikar

Marti Walker

Durre Waseem

Steve Weinberger

Douglas Woodman

2024 Juror
Juror Barbara Tapp

BARBARA TAPP
The 2024 juror for the Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout will be Barbara Tapp.  She is an award winning plein air painter who exhibits and participates in events across the country, including the past 3 years in the Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout.

Barbara is originally from Australia. She graduated with a degree in Interior Design from a school in Sydney Australia. After graduation, she traveled around Europe for 18 months. Barbara moved to San Francisco in 1980 and now lives in the Berkeley area where she raised her family. 
She worked as an architectural and book illustrator for 36 years. After retiring from working as an illustrator Barbara focused on watercolors, and has been painting for about 12 years.

​She has described herself as “a curious watercolorist” who paints the world around her. Her Plein Air paintings show her love for strong perspective views and telling a story.  Barbara believes that drawing and sketching are key foundations in thoughtful paintings.

Frank Bette Center for the Arts is proud that Barbara Tapp will be the juror for our 19th Annual Plein Air Paintout.

2024 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout Sponsors
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