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Outside The Box 2018, Peabody, MA

The City of Peabody has chosen my design for their Outside the Box project to beautify the electrical boxes in Peabody Square. My design of teapots and teacups and saucers was inspired by the Peabody Historical Society’s annual event, Mrs. Felton’s Tea. They are cheerful and fun and brought a smile to many a passerby.

The box is located on Main Street in the little garden at the entryway to a small municipal parking lot beside Walgreen’s.

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The Beebe Estate Gallery, June 2018

The Beebe Estate Gallery will exhibit the artwork of Sheila Farren Billings and Robert Marcellino for the month of June 2018. The two-artist show will be open Saturdays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sheila will be at the gallery to answer questions on June 9 and 16 and Bob will be there on June 1 and 23. The opening reception will occur on Friday, June 1, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Sheila will be showing a mix of new artwork and old favorites. Her exhibit includes her stylized paintings of trees, plein air paintings of New England locations and scenes inspired by her travel photos and lots of surprises. When she is in the gallery, Sheila will bring along her bins of unframed original art, reproductions of her art, and small paintings and notecards.

Bob paints with a special technique which involves mixing oil paint with beeswax. This gives his work a soft, dreamlike quality which complements his richly colored paintings of marshes, seascapes and florals. Bob’s work is unapologetically romantic and peaceful. During his gallery hours, Bob will demonstrate his technique and his small paintings, cards and prints will be available.

(Shown: Four Seasons, acrylic, 4-panels, each panel 12″ x 24″, total size 24″ x 48.)

Beebe Estate Gallery, 235 West Foster St., Melrose, MA 02176.

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My Abstract Art at Gallery 62

Gallery 62 in Danvers is a carefully renovated 1910 2-room schoolhouse filled with local artists’ creations.

My space currently features some of my abstract art, with strong graphic images and bright contrasting colors. My area also offers matted prints and note cards featuring my artwork including abstract, plein air views of lovely New England sites, children’s illustrations, Celtic style, etc.

The gallery is run by the Danvers Art Association and shows the work of many local artists including painters, photographers, jewelers, potters, fiber artists, crafters, and more. Because the gallery is an artists’ co-op, you can find exquisite work without having to pay for big gallery commissions.

Gallery 62 has plenty of free parking and is conveniently located on Rte. 62 at 105 Elliot St., Danvers, MA.

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Gallery 62 ~~ Grand Opening 5/4/18

Gallery 62 announces their Grand Opening for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The gallery will be open every Saturday and Sunday through September 2.

The gallery exhibits the work of a group of local artists, offering each artist a dedicated area to set up a changing array of their artwork. Gallery 62 is a great place to find unique hand made creations for gifts or to treat yourself. Artwork includes paintings, prints, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and much more. The gallery is an artist co-op, which means that some of the artists themselves will be on hand to describe their methods, and to help you find just what you want.

The photo shows my gallery space. For the opening, I am exhibiting some of my floral and garden themed original art, as well as matted prints of a wide array of my paintings, and note cards. Over the course of the gallery season, I shall change my art to other themes. If you contact me, I can let you know which days I will be manning the gallery.

Gallery 62 is housed in the Danvers Art Association building, a restored antique 2 room schoolhouse right on Route 62, and with plenty of free parking. 105 Elliot Street, Danvers, MA. Call for more information (978) 777-8501.

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Reach Community Arts Center ~~ 5/4-5/21/18

Swampscott Art Association is presenting a member show at Reach Arts Center from May 4 until May 21, 2018. A wide variety of art will be on display, and available for sale. The opening reception will be held Friday evening, May 4, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

My entry in this show is an Op Art style acrylic painting in black on white illustration board, 16″ x 20″ matted and framed. Yes, I did get a bit dizzy painting this one, but it was also quite meditative.

Reach is located at 89 Burrell St., Swampscott, MA.

 

 

Exhibitions

LynnArts Women’s Show

“Why have there been no great women artists?” This question was posed to the world by Linda Nochlin over 50 years ago and that question needs to be revived. “What does women’s art look like today?” LynnArts is holding this exhibition in honor of International Women’s Day and Linda Nochlin, whose death in 2017 was a major loss in the art world and, most specifically, the discipline of art history. This exhibition is for women artists to display the variety of art that is created by women.

My entries are: Misty Morning, acrylic, 12″ x 24″; Slainte, ink & pencil, 8″ x 10″, Relax!, mixed media, 14″ x 14″. (shown: Relax!)

The opening reception will be held Friday, March 23, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. The exhibit ends Saturday, April 21. LynnArts is located at LynnArts Community Gallery, 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA. Gallery hours: Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursdays by appointment, Closed Mondays through Wednesdays. For questions call 781-598-5244, email Haley Sullivan, LynnArts Operations Coordinator at haley@lynnmuseum.org.

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ArcWorks Gallery Spring Show 2018

ArcWorks invited artists from the metropolitan Boston area, northeast of Boston and
southern New Hampshire to submit art works for exhibition in the un-themed exhibit, “New Horizons: Spring Ahead”.

My artwork being exhibited was inspired by the ‘Spring Ahead’ in the show’s title: Tree Peonies, watercolor, 18″ x 24″ in an ornate antique frame; “Finally!”, acrylic, 12″ x 36″, framed; “Rainbow Garden”, cut paper, 11″ x 14″, matted and framed. (Shown: Rainbow Garden)

The show will run from the reception on Sunday, March 11 to Friday, April 27. Rebecca Plummer-Rohloff, PhD, professor of Art Education at Salem State University is the juror for the exhibit.

ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster Street, Peabody, MA 01960. Hours: Mondays through Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Sundays closed.

Please contact ArcWorks Director, Susan Dodge with any
questions regarding this exhibit. (Email: SDodge@ne-arc.org Phone: 978-548-5855)

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New England Open Regional Exhibit: Variations IV, 2018

February 10 – March 11

Variations…. it’s what keeps outlooks fresh and interesting. For over 94 years the Marblehead Arts Association has opened its galleries to the works of artists from throughout the New England region. This exhibit welcomes both MAA artist members and non member artists to show their work.

My entry is a 36″ x 48″ watercolor, Mighty Redwood Morn. It was inspired by a trip to Muir Woods in California. Being in those woods feels like visiting a cathedral; and in fact, the woods were considered a holy place by the native people. It was horrifying to learn that the woods were almost cut down by the logging industry. I’m so glad they were saved by Muir!

Typically a large exhibit, the over 150 works submitted reflect a wide diversity of mediums, genres and subject matter. This exhibit is not juried; it is intended to be a welcoming and inclusive experience for all the artists.  Invited judges award prizes in three categories: Fine Art, Photography and Craft.  Visitors will have an opportunity to cast a People’s Choice ballot for their favorite piece throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Reception, free and open to the public, Sunday, February 11, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the MAA’s Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA.

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Swampscott Art Assoc. Winter Show 2018

The Swampscott Art Association members celebrate their Winter Show with a reception at The Gallery at Grosvenor Park in Salem on Sunday, January 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The show includes paintings and photography by members in all mediums.

I have two entries in the show: Orion Sky, acrylic, 18″ x 24″, (shown) a winter view from my house looking out over Gallows Hill in Salem; and a new, fanciful painting — Buffet, acrylic, 8″ x 8″, depicting a colorful array of birds waiting their turn at a bird feeder hung from a winter tree.

Free and open to the public! The show will run for the full month of January, and is open daily.

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The Artist’s Palate Cookbook

The Artist’s Palate Cookbook

The Marblehead Arts Association is proud to present a beautiful, full color cook book – 172 sumptuous pages showcasing a collection of 78 pieces of art and 77 recipes from members and friends. The recipes cover a range including appetizers; sauces, salads and dressings; soups and sides; entrees; sweets and baked treats; and beverages. I’m excited to have three of my paintings included in the illustrations: Top O’ the Morning, Lemonade Stand, and Bowl of Oranges — they call them lemons, but I’ll take it!

The cookbook was produced as a fundraiser to support the work of this vibrant, community-based arts organization.

Get your copy now, $25. Three ways to purchase:

Best Options!

– Stop in to the Artisan Shop at the Marblehead Arts Association and pick up a copy in person and enjoy our current exhibits and say hello to the staff.

– Order online here and pick up at the Artisan Shop to avoid shipping charges.