John hand sews antique golf clubs to a linen backing.

Next step:  enclose in custom made acrylic box


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Oakland Rotarians visit us for lesson in framing.


Lars Hansson CPA and me

Lars took a break from the IRS deadline for a photo in his Alameda office. He is the generous sponsor of my presentation on framing set for June 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 at the Frank Betts Center for the Arts in Alameda.


Assemblage Demonstration by Elida Scola – April 3, 2014

The fascination with found objects is ancient. A piece of wood that looks like a bird, a rusty door latch with filigree edges, these are my favorite things. Come see how I put them together to make a unified whole. Bring something to challenge me and I will try to turn it into art before your very eyes!
Join us for this first in a series of First Thursdays on Grand demonstrations at Galleria Scola.  Have a glass of wine and see art in the making.  6-9pm April 3,2014 at Galleria Scola on Grand Ave.

Art Talk: “History of the Art of framing- What does my Art Deserve?”

June 11, 7-9pm • Elida Scola speaks on the history of framing art, framing challenges and how to determine what frames are suitable for different art styles and periods. She helps her clients understand how framing affects their art.

This talk is part of a six part series of lectures on Art History & Art Appreciation designed to help people learn about art forms, and improve their appreciation and collection skills. It is one of the few opportunities to study Art History, outside of academic classes, offered in the East Bay.The presentations will be in an intimate atmosphere to encourage interaction with the speaker. Reservations recommended as space is very limited. To make a reservation contact the Bette Center or e-mail nan.gray@yahoo.com. Non-members $10, Frank Bette Center members $5 each lecture.

Sponsored by tax and business accountant Lars Hansson, CPA, Alameda.

Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru Street at Lincoln Ave., Alameda, CA 94501
510-523-6957 • www.frankbettecenter.org


Kevin Woodson Watercolors Opening March 1, 2014

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Oakland artist Kevin Woodson will exhibit a collection of brand new winter and spring 2014 watercolors of spring flowers, painted in

the parks and gardens of Oakland and the Bay Area. The exhibit will run March 1 – March 30, 2014 at Galleria Scola with an opening reception Thursday March 6 from 5-9 PM, in conjunction with First Thursday’s on Grand Avenue.

Kevin’s Flowers are special because as an artist, flowers are his exclusive focus. Kevin paints flowers in the gardens where they grow, painting every day, and often returning to the same flower year after year. His dedication to nature, flowers, and culture is clear in every painting. In order to paint the entire magical and botanical experience of the flower, Kevin forgoes photography, pencil, and does not use cut flowers. Spending time with Kevin’s work, you immediately see that his paintings are unique, like doorways into our collective human dream of nature.


House Fire Damaged Print Restoration

Unfortunately one of our clients had a fire in their home.  We were called to come to the house and meet with the insurance adjuster to give an estimate on restoring and reframing.  Here is the before and  after of one of the prints.  We were so glad to help get the home back to normal!

Santa Print cleaned

This print was cleaned and reframed after damage in a house fire.

Fire damaged print

This print has damage from a house fire. Here, it is still hanging on the wall.


Woodson Watercolors – Exhibit Opens March 1, 2014

Oakland artist Kevin Woodson will exhibit a collection of brand new winter and spring 2014 watercolors of spring flowers, painted in the parks and gardens of Oakland and the Bay Area. The exhibit will run March 1 – March 30, 2014 at Galleria Scola with an opening reception Thursday March 6 from 5-9 PM, in conjunction with First Thursday’s on Grand Avenue.

Kevin’s Flowers are special because as an artist, flowers are his exclusive focus. Kevin paints flowers in the gardens where they grow, painting every day, and often returning to the same flower year after year. His dedication to nature, flowers, and culture is clear in every painting. In order to paint the entire magical and botanical experience of the flower, Kevin forgoes photography, pencil, and does not use cut flowers. Spending time with Kevin’s work, you immediately see that his paintings are unique, like doorways into our collective human dream of nature.

Magnolias Painting

Artist Kevin Woodson’s watercolor of magnolias in bloom.


Chop Bar Pig Roast Posters

Chris Pastena of Chop Bar and Micah Ruiz of Galleria Scola are holding the framed pigs. Can you see the crank and spit?


Elida’s Art at the Autumn Lights Festival

Join us at the 2nd Annual Autumn Lights Festival!  Elida will be displaying another one of her wonderful pieces for two magical nights.

The Festival benefits the Gardens at Lake Merritt from 6pm – 10pm on Friday and Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013!

Imagine several acres of garden illuminated with amazing and enchanting art installations created by local Bay Area artists. Electric fireflies flickering in the trees, glowing waterfalls, a flock of interactive books, a Polynesian Paradise with hand-crafted tiki lanterns and hula girls projected on palm trees. Live fire performers light the night while music and sound installations surprise at every turn on the garden paths lit with hundreds of luminarias. Attendees are invited to  dress in their most interesting illuminated garden attire.

• Lighted art, fire, and sound installations by Local Bay Area Artists
• Food, Beer & Wine
• Artist’s Museum Store

Tickets are here:

http://gardensatlakemerritt.org/


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