Frank Bette Plein Aire Exhibit Now Open

Works from the annual Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA) Plein Aire Paintout will go on display at a special opening reception tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. During the paintout, up to 40 artists from around the nation are selected to paint Alameda’s tree-lined streets, Victorian-era homes, shops, views of the Estuary, San Francisco and the Bay en plein air (outdoors). The paintings were completed in town from July 30 to Aug. 4. Artists may paint anywhere within the city limits, which include Bay Farm Island. Paintings have been juried for awards and are for sale. The exhibition will be on display until Sept. 29. FBCA is located at 1601 Paru St. See www.frankbettecenter.org for more information. Above, Marti Walker paints on the Estuary.