VISUAL ARTS

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.

" best of the Bothwell" art exhibition

The Bankhead Theater Gallery is open starting Nov 4. Hours are Weds-Fri 1-5 pm, Sat and Sun 12-4pm. The current exhibition is called "Best of the Bothwell" and features local artists who work, teach and exhibit at the Bothwell Arts Center. The Bothwell Arts Center is home to artists who work in a variety of media, and the exhibit showcases the range.

Coming to the Bankhead Gallery

"SKETCHES IN CODE: Randomness and Patterns in Science & Art"
Quest Science Center and Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, presents an upcoming exhibit of science and art. This exhibit will explore the fascinating math and science that lies behind everyday patterns such as flower petals, snowflakes, trees and even lightning bolts. Watch for a sneak preview of this interactive exhibit in Downtown Livermore now through the end of the year. The exhibit will be opening in the Bankhead Theater Gallery in early 2021.

Our Featured Artists

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.

Upcoming Exhibits and Calls for Art

Be sure to check back regularly for information on artwork that is currently on display at the Bothwell and Bankhead.