Current Exhibits

The Boatworks, home of the Belmar Arts Council, is fully accessible to all.
Admission and parking are free.
Large groups and field trips by appointment.
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Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 1-5pm

The Book Art Show

Show dates: Wednesday, February 21—Friday, March 23Artwork drop off: Friday, February 16 from 1-5pm & Saturday, February 17 from 1-3pm

Artwork pickup: Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 from 1-5pm

Curated by Louise Krasniewicz


Artists Reception: Saturday, February 24 from 5-7pm

Come in costume as your favorite book character or favorite author!

Curator’s Comments at 6pm: “The joys and regrets of destroying books to make art”


“The Book Art Show” will explore the relationships between the written word, books as physical objects, and the visual arts. Please feel free to interpret this theme loosely as we welcome all interpretations of this idea.

The works for this exhibit could take many forms including paintings, drawings, sculptures, or photographs inspired by a book; works representing scenes from a book; altered and enhanced books; artist’s handmade books; handmade pop-up books; book cover designs; book sculptures; book collages; carved and folded books; comic books; black-out poetry; miniature books; and text-based art.

To see what other artists have done with book art, check out this Pinterest album:

Are you interested in exhibiting your work?
Please check our Calls For Art page as our exhibits require an online entry form several weeks prior to the exhibit dates.
Are you interested in volunteering for a show committee or curating a show?
We warmly welcome volunteers! Please email your interest and availability to