Heidi Anderson's photograph, titled "Male Nude Study."
In past years, the Bethel Street Gallery has featured juried shows in its attempt to showcase work in the community. This year, it chose instead to accomplish the same goal through an invited exhibition, "The Nude Show."
"Scottie and I handpicked people we knew who don't get (high) exposure but produce quality work," says Marc Turner, who co-owns the gallery with Scottie Flamm. The duo ended up selecting 49 works by 19 Hawaii 2D artists.
"They're all so different, you probably wouldn't see them going to dinner together, but that diversity makes for a nice show."
Turner says the gallery took a break from the juried show for a couple of reasons.
"As owners and artists, we wanted to select the people this year," he says.
"And sometimes it's overwhelming when 2,000 people want to participate in the juried show. Our gallery is only so big, and it's tough to turn people away."
"The Nude Show" runs through Sept. 27 at the Bethel Street Gallery, 1140 Bethel St. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and Mondays by appointment. Call 524-3552 or visit bethelstreetgallery.com.
Chris Campbell joins 18 other artists for Bethel Street Gallery's "The Nude Show," on exhibit through Sept. 27. Her oil "Tete-A-Tete" is among the works she's showing there.
Marc Turner of Bethel Street Gallery contributes his own works to the show, including the acrylic "Blue Surfer."
"Party Time," by Nancy Vilhauer, is an acrylic on canvas.
Debbie Young's "The Gathering is an acrylic on panel.