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.


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)


Swampscott Members’ Show Feb. 2018

The members of the Swampscott Art Association exhibit their art work at the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead for the month of February. Works in all different mediums, subjects and styles were shown.

I entered two of my paintings done en plein air during the warmer weather. One is titled September Light (8″ x 10″, acrylic, framed) and was done sitting on the rocks near Crocker Park on a gorgeous September day, warm but with a little nip of autumn. It shows the blue, blue water with Marblehead Lighthouse in the distance.

The other was done on a foggy morning at Devereaux Beach looking over the harbor toward Marblehead Harbor. It is called Misty Morning (12″ x 24″, acrylic, gallery wrap canvas) and shows the harbor covered in fog. It was an eventful painting session. As I worked, two seagulls dove in and flew off with my lunch. I chased them onto the beach and got it back — it would have been too bad to have to leave my nice painting spot to get another lunch when I got hungry! As always when painting on location, I had to paint fast .By the time I finished, the fog was almost gone revealing a sunny summer day — a completely different scene. The gallery wrap allowed me to continue the scene onto the sides of the canvas.



Salem Maritime Festival 2017

The 29th annual Salem Maritime Festival — August 4-6, 2017
Hosted by Salem Maritime National Historic Site in cooperation with the Essex National Heritage Commission and Eastern National, the 29th annual Festival features live music, historical reenactors, harbor cruises, demonstrations, interactive programs, arts, crafts, and more!

I was invited to give a demonstration of painting a figurehead for the Lady of Salem project with the Salem Beautification Committee all day on Saturday, August 5.



Danvers Places Show 2016

The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers has selected my painting, Danvers Art Association, to be part of their permanent collection and on display at the library. The acrylic painting is of the historic Williams School, an antique two-room school house which was renovated by and houses the Danvers Art Association and its Gallery 62.

All of the submissions can be viewed at the Danvers Places Show will be held June 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 105 Elliot St., Rte. 62, Danvers. Lots of free parking is available.

Gallery 62 at the DAA is also open with lots of one-of-a-kind paintings, prints, cards, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, gifts, etc. Many of my paintings, prints and cards are available at the gallery.




Outside the Box 2017 — Peabody, MA

I am thrilled that my design was chosen by the City of Peabody Outside the Box utility box mural project to transform the box outside the Peabody Public Library on Main Street. My design celebrates Brooksby Farm’s popular “pick your own apples” program which is an autumn tradition on the North Shore.
The Outside the Box Project has been created to focus on community pride and enhancing visual aesthetics in the neighborhood. The primary project goal is to bring art to unexpected places. Utility boxes in downtown Peabody along Main Street and Lowell Street will be transformed into works of art.
The Community Development Department has partnered with Community Development Block Grant, Peabody Municipal Light Plant, ArcWorks Community Art Center, Department of Public Services and the Fire Department to make this program possible.
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Joint Art Show!

Art reception! Sunday, June 11, 11am-2pm. Jointly sponsored by the Swampscott Car Club and the Swampscott Art Association at 11 Pine St., Swampscott. My entries: Streetcar 1910, acrylic, 5″ x 7″ and Nocturne, acrylic, 10″ x 20″. (copyrights 2017 + 2016). Refreshments. Free and open to the public.


Cods of a Different Color

My 2016 Cod... Stay tuned for my 2017 entry!
My 2016 Cod… Stay tuned for my 2017 entry!

I’m thrilled to again take part in the Marblehead Festival of Arts Fundraising Cod Auction. This year’s auction theme is “Cods of a Different Color.”

Fifty wooden codfish decorated by area artists will be sold via an online auction that will begin in early June and run through July 4. The cods will also be displayed throughout Marblehead in businesses along Atlantic Avenue, Pleasant Street, and Washington Street.

Stay tuned here and at the Festival’s websitehttp://www.marbleheadfestival.org/2017-cods-of-a-different-color/for more information!