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Belmar Arts Council

608 River Road
732-749-3360

Mission:

To bring people together to discover, create, learn and celebrate the arts.

About Us:

The Belmar Arts Council was founded in 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our residents, visitors and neighbors by helping the arts to flourish. We offer diverse and exciting experiences in both the visual and performing arts for people of all ages, year-round; and promote public participation in and support for the arts. We believe that the arts builds pride in our communities; connects people of diverse backgrounds; and occupies an essential role in the lifelong learning experience. BelmarArts also serves as a resource to civic, municipal, business and other organizations throughout the region.


Upcoming Events at Belmar Arts Council

Music Is Back At BAC

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Belmar, NJ
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Still Life Painting

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Belmar, NJ
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Cartooning Lessons for Kids Age 8 and Up

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022 from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
Belmar, NJ
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Watercolor Painting Workshop

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Belmar, NJ
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Watercolor Painting Workshop

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Belmar, NJ
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Watercolor Painting Workshop

Thursday, Nov 3, 2022 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Belmar, NJ
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Watercolor Painting Workshop

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Belmar, NJ
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Recent News

Belmar Arts Center Newsletter - September 2022

Plein Air POP UP and Artist’s Salon @ Belmar Arts Center Friday Sept 9, 5:00-7:00 Artwork Installation and Music Event (see below) Saturday Sept 10, Gallery Open, 11-3:00 for art viewing, sales and People’s Choice voting. Saturday…

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Belmar Arts Center Newsletter - August 2022

Up next BEAUTIFUL SEA: The Belmar Anniversary Show To celebrate this event we invite artists to enter works showing their impressions of and experiences in Belmar. All forms of art are welcome and they can be about Belmar today, experiences you and…

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Belmar Arts Center Newsletter July - 2022

MOSAICS EXHIBITION Digital Submissions Due: Friday, July 8, at Midnight Open to artists of all ages Open to all media using mosaic concepts A traditional mosaic is made of stone or glass pieces and in the ancient world decorated floors and…

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Belmar Arts Center Newsletter June - 2022

BAC Annual Juried Art Show Join us for the Opening on June 4, 5-7pm Awards will be announced. There will be live music performed by Matthew E. Trice Matthew E Trice is a saxophonist, arranger, and composer from Belmar, New Jersey.…

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Belmar Arts Center - Exciting Possibility

To Our Community, Belmar Arts Center was founded in 2004 and the town of Belmar has given us its total support from our very beginnings and is about to celebrate its 150th Anniversary. We at Belmar Arts Center would like to say thank you in a way…

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Belmar Arts Council - 1 Day Left

BAC Annual Juried Art Show The BAC’s Annual Juried Art Show is in its 18th year of exhibiting the highest level of artistry. $1000 in cash awards! May 13 Submissions end at midnight Open to artists of all ages Open to paintings,…

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Belmar Arts Center Newsletter May - 2022

BAC Annual Juried Art Show The BAC’s Annual Juried Art Show is in its 18th year of exhibiting the highest level of artistry. $1000 in cash awards May 13 Submissions end at midnight June 4: Opening Reception Open to artists of all ages…

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Belmar Arts Council Updates - April 2022

1 Week Left To Enter The Rational Dress Society April 20 to May 20, 2022 Digital Submissions Due: Friday, April 15, at Midnight Awards for first, second & third place! Reception: Saturday, April 23, 5-7 pm In our next exhibit we…

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Belmar Arts Center Newsletter April - 2022

ENTER OUR NEXT EXHIBIT: THE RATIONAL DRESS SOCIETY April 20 to May 20, 2022 Digital Submissions Due: Friday, April 15, at Midnight Awards for first, second & third place! Reception: Saturday, April 23, 5-7 pm In…

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Belmar Arts Center News - Sign Design Challenge

Sign Design Challenge Signs, signs, everywhere are signs, but the ones pointing to Belmar Arts need your help! Read on about our “Sign Design Challenge” Hello Members, We hope Spring has sprung with health and…

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Belmar Arts Council Newsletter - February 28, 2022

EQUINOX EXHIBITION March 16 to April 16, 2022 Digital Submissions Due: Friday, March 11, at Midnight Emergence Rebirth Equality Awakening Celebration Balance Find out more Classes @ BAC Click here for more information on all BAC classes Saucer…

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Belmar Arts Center News - February 8, 2022

EQUINOX Exhibit Dates March 16 to April 16, 2022 Digital Submissions Due: Friday, March 11, at Midnight The Vernal Equinox is the day in the spring when we experience equal amounts of daylight and darkness. Across the globe there is a…

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Belmar Arts Center News - February 1,2022

There will be awards for first, second and third place! Only a few days left! THE HANDMADE PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITION This exhibit invites all photographers and artists who use non-standard methods for crafting photo-based works to share their…

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Belmar Arts Center News - January 26, 2022

There will be awards for first, second and third place! Enter today THE HANDMADE PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITION Alternative photographic processes—ones that challenge the aesthetics and methods of the 20th century photograph—have made…

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Belmar Arts Center Happenings - January 2022

THE HANDMADE PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITION Alternative photographic processes—ones that challenge the aesthetics and methods of the 20th century photograph—have made 21st century photography a dynamic art form. This exhibit invites all…

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Belmar Arts Center News - December 21, 2021

Our annual members salon where each artist has the opportunity to talk about their artist inspirations and their work! CHILDHOOD MEMORIES: ?A MEMBERS SALON EXHIBITION Can you recall your first or an early memory from your childhood? Was it a fun…

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Belmar Arts Center News - December 2021

Special Four Person Art Exhibition Exhibit Dates: November 22 to December 17, 2021 Closing Reception: December 17, 5-7pm The final exhibit at the BAC in 2021 will be a four-person event. Gaylen Gallimore, Freya Gervasi, Patti…

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Belmar Arts Center News - November 2021

Get a head start on your holiday shopping! 20 + vendors The BAC is having an outdoor Holiday Market. 608 River Rd Belmar, NJ Saturday, November 20th from 10-3pm. (rain date, Sunday the 21th) Special Four Person Art…

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Belmar Arts Center Happenings - October 2021

A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Less than 1 week left to enter! In the 17th century, Europeans were accumulating collections of objects in rooms or cabinets that came to be known as Cabinets of Wonder, Cabinets of Curiosities, or Wunderkammer (chamber…

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Belmar Arts Council News - Vendors Needed

The BAC is having an outdoor Holiday Market. Get an early start on your holiday shopping! (outside - social distancing and masks required) Saturday, November 20th from 10-3pm. (rain date, Sunday the 21th) Vendors Needed You rent a space from…

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Belmar Arts Center News - September 13, 2021

Art For Sea Exhibition September 1-30, 2021 at the BAC (Please arrive promptly; we will have a distinguished speaker) Art for Sea, a non-profit corporation registered in New Jersey, has a mission to educate, encourage and engage artists, and the…

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Belmar Arts Center Happenings Newsletter - September 2021

A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES In the 17th century, Europeans were accumulating collections of objects in rooms or cabinets that came to be known as Cabinets of Wonder, Cabinets of Curiosities, or Wunderkammer (chamber of marvels). We will be creating a…

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Special Call for Art for Virtual Youth Art Show

?ONLINE EXHIBITION ?OCTOBER 10 - NOVEMBER 30, 2021 FREE ENTRY TO YOUNG ARTISTS AGED 10-25 ANY MEDIUM The 2021 BAC Youth Art Virtual Exhibit “ON MY MIND...” Artists of all ages have expressed themselves in special ways during these…

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Plein Air Exhibition Deadline Extended to August 23!

Because of the beautiful weather forecast for this coming week, we are extending the deadline for Plein Air Show entries and we're offering an amazing deal of 4 entries for the price of 3! Have some summer fun painting in the great outdoors and then…

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Belmar Arts Center Exhibition Preview of 2022

Plein Air Exhibition Belmar Arts is pleased to present their first Plein Air Painting Exhibition with the following guidelines: Open to artists of all ages Exhibit Date:? September 1 - October 1 Digital Submissions Due: August 16, 11:59 pm…

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Belmar Arts Center News - August 5, 2021

Belmar is Celebrating it's 150th Anniversary in 2022 BAC members Linda Baran and Louise Krasniewicz attended a meeting with community groups from Belmar to start planning for the 150th anniversary celebrations for Belmar’s founding.…

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Belmar Arts Center Newsletter for August 2021

Plein Air Exhibition Belmar Arts is pleased to present their first Plein Air Painting Exhibition with the following guidelines: Each artist is limited to 3 submissions; as this in NOT a juried show, we hope to encourage the maximum number of…

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Belmar Arts Opening Reception of Photo Show and More

The Annual Juried Photography Exhibition 13 x 19 Opening Reception: @ BAC: Saturday,July 17 @ 5:00pm. Join Us! This will be the first in person exhibition since our gallery closed last March. If you are not vaccinated we ask that you wear…

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Belmar Arts Council Weekly Newsletter July 11, 2021

Art for Sea SHARED INTEREST GROUP FOR THOSE INSPIRED BY: PAINTING SEA-NARIES LEARNING ABOUT THE STATE OF OUR OCEANS ENGAGING IN OCEAN CONSERVATION MEETING LIKE-MINDED ARTISTS NEXT MEETING: July 13, 6 pm - Meet at Bradley Beach @…

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Belmar Arts Council Weekly News June 10, 2021

The Annual Juried Photography Exhibition 13 x 19 This is a juried exhibition exclusively for photographers and with an open theme. Prizes of over $1,000 will be awarded in black and white and color categories during our opening on Saturday, July…

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Belmar Arts Center Newsletter for June 2021

The Annual Juried Photography Exhibition 13 x 19 This is a juried exhibition exclusively for photographers and with an open theme. Prizes of over $1,000 will be awarded in black and white and color categories during our opening on Saturday, July…

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Belmar Arts Council - Garden Party

The BAC will soon be opening the doors to the galleries after a long hard year. But the garden needs your help in getting ready for the re-opening. So we will be having a GARDEN PARTY!! Join us on Saturday, May 15th from 9-12. (Rain date:…

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Call For Art: Horse in Art Exhibition 2021 - Deadline is Approaching

This is a Virtual Exhibition Virtual Opening March 21, 5:00pm This is a juried art show with $800 in cash prizes! Throughout history, man has had a partnership with the horse. Artists strive to capture this bond while admiring the horse’s…

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Belmar Arts Center Newsletter For February 2021

Horse in Art Exhibition Exhibit Dates: March 21 - May 1 Virtual Opening : March 21 Digital Submissions Due: March 8 This is a juried art show with cash prizes! Throughout history, man has had a partnership with the horse. Artists strive to capture…

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Last Holiday Market Before The Holidays

Due to the great success of our last Holiday Market we have been asked to do it again! The BAC is having it's last outdoor Holiday Market for 2020. Get an early start on your holiday shopping! (outside - social distancing and masks required) …

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Belmar Arts Center Newsletter - December 2020

May your holiday be blessed with the love and warmth of family and friends. Rebirth Members Salon Exhibition Exhibit Date:? January 10 - February 19 Digital Submissions Due: December 28, 11:59pm Virtual Opening:? January 10, 5:00 pm Register Here …

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Belmar Arts Council Newsletter - November 2020

Express Gratitude As we approach Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season, the BAC would like to invite all Members to share their personal feelings of gratitude through their art. We’d like to see how you are finding positivity, thankfulness…

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