Land & Sea Show — 8/3 to 9/30/2018

Salem Arts Association is proud to announce “Land and Sea”, an exhibition celebrating New England’s rich maritime history, beautiful coastline, and historic connection to the sea. Artist members will be showing 75 landscapes and seascapes featuring their unique interpretations of beautiful New England.

My submission is Boston Bridges, a 16″ x 20″ acrylic painting of the Zakim and Charlestown Bridges. I liked the contrast of old and new, which is so much a part of Boston’s architecture. The other thing that appealed to me about this scene is the contrast of the natural ocean so close to the modern city.

The opening reception will be held Friday, August 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. The show will run August 3 through September 30 at The Bridge at 211, 211 Bridge St., Salem, MA. Please use the Ash Street entrance. There is a nearby parking lot (the old Almy’s lot) as well as some street parking.

Our guest juror Betsy Hoffman is the Associate Director of the Marblehead Arts Association.  She holds a BA in Art History from Middlebury College and a Diploma in Painting and Printmaking from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  She has worked as a creative professional in corporate advertising and has experience in the field of the cultural non-profit.  Betsy enjoys writing about art and has also been an Art enrichment teacher in the Marblehead public schools. 


(un)TITLED Summer Show

I am happy to have my work included in a new place (for me!). My painting of the Boston skyline was juried in to “(un)TITLED Summer Show”, It will be on display until September 5, 2018, at Grace Chapel Art Gallery, 59 Worthen Road, Lexington, MA, 781-698-8106, www.artgallery@grace.org.

This painting was done from a photograph I took while stuck in traffic on my way to Boston. Making lemons into lemonade! (Shown: Boston Skyline, acrylic, 11″ x 14″. )


Boston Woodturning Gallery

Boston Woodturning creates one of a kind hand crafted fine art as well as usable utilitarian pieces from a variety of local wood. Artisan/owner, Tommy Gagnon, was recently featured in Yankee Magazine; and his shop has become a place recognized for its exquisite creations.

I am honored that Tommy exhibits an array of my large and small paintings of trees in his beautiful shop, set among his gorgeous turned wood creations. Shown: Forest River Afternoon, acrylic, 12″ x 30″.

Boston Woodturning also offers private lessons and group classes to anyone who wants to learn the fine art of woodturning all tools and supplies are provided for the duration of the lesson/class. The gallery is located on the corner of Artists’ Row and New Derby Street in Salem, Massachusetts.


Painting the Town, 2018

Plein Air painting is a French expression for painting outdoors. These fresh, often rapid works can capture the essence of a scene and the weather with a unique charm, unlike the more careful studies produced in a studio.

On Friday, June 29th, Plein aire artists will seek out strategic locations throughout Marblehead and begin capturing the town’s scenic beauty on canvas and paper. Feel free to roam the town and observe artists creating art. That afternoon or the next morning, the artists turn in their completed, framed works for inclusion in the Painting-the-Town Exhibit.

This year, I chose to paint at lovely Devereux Beach. I love the colorful display of beach umbrellas, children playing and lots of people coming and going. My finished piece, “Devereux Beach Day”, acrylic, 12″ x 24″ will remind me of a picture perfect New England day.

The public is invited to meet the artists, view the exhibit, and cast ballots to determine the People’s Choice Award winner.


Marblehead Arts Assoc. Summer Member Exhibit

The Marblehead Arts Association’s Summer Member Exhibit will be on display from June 23 through August 5, 2018. This is a non-juried show of members’ work which will be on view all through the MAA gallery at The Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA. There will be ballots available for viewers to vote for their favorite piece for a People’s Choice Award to be announced at the end of the exhibit.

The Opening Reception will take place Thursday, June 28, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

My entry is a mixed media piece called Power, 16″ x 20″, matted and framed. It shows rainbow colored electric plugs dancing across a sheet of vellum paper. It was the inspiration for the electric light box I painted at Reilly Plaza in Salem, MA.

Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m./ Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m./ Closed Mondays.


Festival of Cod 2018

Once again, I have been invited to paint a wooden codfish to benefit the Marblehead Festival of Arts. A group of regional artists were asked to use any medium to decorate the large decorative fish. The Cods will be on display throughout downtown Marblehead in various Atlantic Avenue, Pleasant Street and Washington Street. All proceeds from the Festival of Cods will go directly to support future Marblehead Festival of Arts programs and scholarships.

In the past, I have painted my Cods with scenes of Marblehead; but this year, I decided to try something a little different. Entitled, Codfish: Key of Sea, my entry is painted with layers of metallic paints and glazes in shades of gold and copper. Then I tacked on the scales with upholstery tacks. The scales are a collection of old and new keys in many shapes and sizes.

The Cod are available for purchase in an on-line auction at www.marbleheadfestival.org.


House of the Seven Gables Show 2018

The House of the Seven Gables and the Salem Arts Association are partnering in a Plein Air Painting event. Artists from the SAA will be painting in the beautiful grounds of the H7G for two weeks at the end of May, culminating in a reception at The House of the Seven Gables Gallery on May 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  It is always interesting to see how a group of artists can spend time together in the same place and see so many different things to paint!

After the Gables show ends, the paintings will be transported back to the Salem Arts Association Gallery at The Bridge @ 211, 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA. This historic red brick building across from the Salem Train Depot housed the Unitarian Universalist Church for many years, and is now an arts center.  The H7G paintings will be on display until June 24. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays noon until 6:00 p.m.

(Shown: portion of my painting, House of the Seven Gables Front Door, acrylic, 11″ x 14″, matted and framed.


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.


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.




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.