UU Santa Monica’s Art Wall will feature works by beloved UUSM member and acclaimed artist Bettye Barclay during October and November. In addition to paintings, the exhibit includes a few of her fused glass wall hangings.
Among the paintings on display are fourteen new, small-scale works that were done as background for Bettye’s Thought for the Day mailings. The rest of the paintings are from other exhibits on the Art Wall since she was first invited to exhibit here in 2007. She writes: “In my work I enjoy the dance between abstraction and images and the different qualities and potential that each brings to the process of painting. And I love color, the ways color can speak to the senses in deep and mysterious ways. My love of color is a constant whether images, shapes or abstraction appear in the paintings.”
Bettye’s paintings have been exhibited in both solo and group shows at many local venues, including the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine, the Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery, and L.A. Artcore Brewery Annex, among others. Her artwork is featured in collections throughout multiple states including California, Hawaii, Texas, and Colorado. From 1983 to 1998, her main medium was clay. During those years, her one-of-a-kind pieces sold in fine craft galleries throughout the United States. She won awards in local and national competitions for her work in both clay and acrylic mediums. Bettye’s masterpieces can be found in collections in the U.S., Hong Kong, Korea, Canada, and Australia.
The exhibit will be open every Sunday from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon and on weekdays by appointment through November 27. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Contact Art Director, Beverly Alison, for further information about this show. For weekday appointments contact the church office. On Sundays, follow the signs to church parking. Handicap parking is available behind the church.