A Brush with Casey

Please join us at the first solo exhibit of the oil paintings of longtime Red Dot student, Casey Lancaster. The opening reception will be held Friday, January 27, 5-8 pm. A Brush with Casey will run through February 27. 

Diaper Thank You

Thank you to all who donated during our December Diaper Drive to benefit the YWCA's domestic violence shelter. We created quite nice work of art at the gallery with them, and the New Year will be seeing a lot more dry bottoms when they are delivered.  

Our New Video

Enjoy our new promotional video starring Red Dot instructors and students. Made by budding videographer Hunter Davis of Birmingham, AL.

Neighborhood Open House

Graphic design by Dori and Annabelle DeCamillis

Graphic design by Dori and Annabelle DeCamillis

Join Red Dot Gallery for the Open House coming soon. Enter the drawing to win a free six week art class! Eat treats and buy holiday gifts! See you then.

Photos for Student Reference

Red Dot painting and drawing students often use photos taken by Red Dot owner Dori DeCamillis as reference for their work. Check out new images from a recent trip to Colorado.  Dori's Blog

Kid Class Offers Portfolio Help

Annabelle DeCamillis teaches the Red Dot Kid Class Tuesdays at 4:30. In addition to teaching kids 8-12 basic through advanced art skills, she also helps them ready their portfolio for Alabama School of Fine Arts. 

Zoo Painting on Billboard

Red Dot owner Dori painted a commissioned work for the Birmingham Zoo's ZooGala promotional material. It appeared on a billboard over the Red Mountain Expressway for several weeks. The piece sold at auction on September 16th.

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