Enriching Human Experience through the Arts

Putting art at the heart of a community enhances our lives and inspires us to think beyond the norm. Each artist expresses their feelings and creativity in unique ways. That is why it is so important to feature artists, their work and teachings at both the Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center.

50 Faces Collection Italian Mosaics
Bankhead Theater Gallery
November 11, 2021 - January 16, 2022


The public is invited to experience this remarkable exhibit of contemporary mosaic artwork from the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in Italy right in the Tri-Valley. The Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli (or Mosaic School of Friuli) was founded in 1922 in the small town of Spilimbergo in northeast Italy to teach and preserve the tradition of mosaic art. Since 2016, the Associazione culturale Naonis has utilized the Mosaic Young Talent competition to enhance and elevate the creativity of students at the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli. Read more …


Livermore Arts presents an exhibition called DOUBLE TAKE: Art and Literature Together at the Bankhead Theater Gallery opens Jan 18 -March 29, 2022. This exhibit will be in-person, with Covid-19 safety protocols in place.
Partnering with Cynthia Patton, Livermore Poet Laureate, Livermore Arts brings a pairing of art and literature to Livermore. We are seeking artwork that sings to the heart, evokes a flair for the dramatic, waxes lyric, or offers a rhythmic cadence. (Or you just think the idea is cool.) Ms Patton will be gathering literary submissions and together, the magic will happen.

Call for Art:

Double Take: Art & Literature Together

A poet yourself? Send along your entry of poetry and art together. The poem can be embedded in the work or it can be framed separately from the art.

Deadline to submit December 16, 2021 Particpants are invited to submit works on canvas, wood panel, metal, paper, or similar substrate in any 2 or 3 dimensional medium that is suitable for hanging. All media are accepted: oil, acrylic, colored pencil, drawing, mixed media, photography, etc. In addition, there is limited space available for sculptures.

This exhibit is produced by the Bothwell Arts Center and Livermore arts.

• Deadline to submit images of artwork for exhibition is December16, 2021
• Exhibit Dates: January 18 – March 29, 2022
Questions? contact Anne at


These artists are from around the Tri-Valley and contribute to the creativity, and enrichment of the visual arts in our area.

Thomasin Dewhurst

Thomasin Dewhurst was born in Lancashire in the United Kingdom and moved to South Africa as a young child. She received her B.A.F.A. with distinction in Painting from Rhodes University and her M.A.F.A. with distinction in Painting and Theory of Art from the University of the Witwatersrand. Thomasin is an art instructor for children, teens and adults at the Bothwell Arts Center.

Barbara Stanton

Barbara Stanton is a local artist from Livermore, California. She specializes in miniature oil paintings, portraits (miniature & and full size) and figurative life drawing. Her charming landscapes, still lifes, animals and people are done in a very traditional, realistic style, on fine silk canvases, ivorine and masonite...

Bettie Goosman

I was born in South Africa and emotionally relate to both California and South Africa having lived equal years in both places. As a gardener and artist, country scenes have always drawn me. In my paintings I strive to find the hidden view or capture a mood, season or time of day. I qualified as a dietitian, but was offered a position in medical...

PAST Exhibits

For those who may have missed some of the beautiful exhibits we have had in the past, you can take a glimpse of this talent we have preserved on our website.