The Golden Project in our Signature Gallery October 6 - 30
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Mark Monsarrat’s work.
The Golden Project
The Frank Bette Center for the Arts, in collaboration with sponsor Davis Family Foundation, offers a golden opportunity to any photographer or plein air artist who has participated in any Alameda on Camera or Plein Air Paintout event, or who has exhibited at the Frank Bette Center in the last three years.
The Golden Project will select one photographer and one plein air painter to capture the seasons in Alleghany, a Sierra foothills gold mining town. Each artist receives $1,000 and is assigned two seasons to travel to Alleghany.
Golden Project Grant Finalists (from 21 applicants)
PLEIN AIR PAINTER:
Mark Monsarrat; Spring and Summer
Chris Adamson; Fall and Winter
The Golden Project Grant:
Each artist receives $1,000 to cover travel expenses for two overnight trips to Alleghany. The grant is paid in two installments to each artist: $500 when the artist is awarded the project; another $500 payment within two weeks after the artist’s final digital images are turned in to the Frank Bette Center.
What are the images used for?
The artists’ images will be used in the Underground Gold Miners Museum 2017 calendar. This small museum portrays the history of Alleghany, a still active gold mining town. This Sixteen to One Mine is the longest operating underground mine in California.
Also, an exhibit of the artists’ work was held at the mine during Gold Days in June, 2016. A second exhibit will be at the Frank Bette Center or in a Satellite Gallery in the fall of 2016.
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Chris Adamson's work.