Your Chance for Stardom

Be featured in Red Dot's promo video filming this Friday night from 5:30 to 6:00 at the gallery. View new work by students and gallery owners Scott Bennett and Dori DeCamillis. Wine and refreshments offered.

Kid Class Returns

Kid Class is back at Red Dot Gallery. Taught by instructor Annabelle DeCamillis, the class will teach classic drawing and painting skills to 8-12 year olds. Held Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:30. For more information click here.

Weekend at the Ashram

 Lotus Temple, Yogaville, VA

Lotus Temple, Yogaville, VA

Red Dot owner Dori DeCamillis gains inspiration for her paintings through trips to monasteries of various religions. Read her blog post about her trip to Yogaville, VA. 

Charlotte Manning Exhibit

Join us for the opening reception for Charlotte Manning's upcoming exhibit of oil paintings next Friday, May 27, 5-8 pm. Charlotte has been a Red Dot student for 6 years. The exhibit runs through the end of June.

Marina's Special Painting

Red Dot oil painting student, Marina Ceyedo recently finished this large painting. She is from Uzbekistan, and started taking classes about 6 months ago. Her talent and skill is remarkable, considering she's never taken a painting class before. This painting held a special place in her heart and inspired me and the rest of her classmates. She lost her daughter Camilla, above, 10 months before starting this painting, when she was 14 months old. She came to Red Dot to take a class to help her with her grief. It was obvious that the process of finished this piece was healing for her in many ways, and it touched all of us who watched her work on it with great care. I am always humbled and honored to get to share in the personal, creative journey of all my students. 

Student Paintings

Check out new paintings completed by our talented Red Dot students on our student pages. Above, from top to bottom, Beverley Phillips, Casey Lancaster, Joyce White, Marcia Amason, and Pat Conrad.

Roadscapes at Red Dot

Red Dot presents several small paintings from the roadscape series by Dori DeCamillis. From 2002, their subject and size reflect a different time and focus in Dori's career.

Jeanne Alexander Paintings

Click on the image to enjoy this slideshow of a few paintings by longtime oil painting student and friend of Red Dot, Jeanne Alexander. She also paints portraits, so check out her other work on the Student Work page.

Without a Net

 Swans on Star Lake, Birmingham.

Swans on Star Lake, Birmingham.

If you haven't already, check out Without a Net Blog by Red Dot owner Dori DeCamillis. She explains the meaning of each her paintings in detail.  withoutanetblog.com

Coming Next Week

 Please join us in recognizing the work of these longtime students and friends of Red Dot.

Please join us in recognizing the work of these longtime students and friends of Red Dot.

New Exhibit Coming Soon

Natalie Smith and Louise Parsons, longtime Red Dot Gallery oil painting students, will exhibit their work February 12 through March 13. Please join us on Feb 12, 5-8 pm for an artist's reception.

New Images on Student Pages

 Beverley Phillips Oil Painting

Beverley Phillips Oil Painting

Check out our recently updated student pages for new work completed in Red Dot painting and drawing classes in the past couple months.

GIFTED Opens Tomorrow Night

Join us tomorrow night, 5-8 pm for the opening reception for Gifted, Red Dot's holiday exhibit. Works below and much more give-able art.

 Scott Bennett vessel and cups

Scott Bennett vessel and cups

 Kristin Martin painting

Kristin Martin painting

 Ryan Carlson ornament

Ryan Carlson ornament

 Branan Mercer cup

Branan Mercer cup


GIFTED: Red Dot's Holiday Show

For local, handmade, original, affordable gifts for the season, Red Dot Gallery of Homewood presents GIFTED, the holiday show. Paintings, pottery, and prints will be offered by Red Dot Gallery students and regional artists with ideal present-giving sizes and prices. An opening reception will be held December 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with cider and cookies to warm the festivities. The exhibit will run until January 24.

Among the offerings at GIFTED will be Scott Bennett’s flame cups and Brandon Mercer’s drip bowls along with small paintings by Kristin Martin and Ricki Jill Treleaven. Jane Marshall will unveil some of her newest prints, and you’ll find several miniature paintings by Dori DeCamillis. Many more artists will bring out their gifted and gift-sized work.

“Some of the main galleries in town that offered local art have closed in the past few years,” says Dori DeCamillis, “so Red Dot is one of the few remaining places where one can support local artists.” As well as a fine place to buy fine art, Red Dot’s popular art classes make excellent gifts. “We sell a surprising amount of gift certificates for classes over the holidays,” says Scott Bennett, “and we’ve always found the recipients of them to be super grateful.”

Red Dot has irregular hours, so check the website or make and appointment.