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Variations — Feb. 8 to March 8, 2020

Here’s what the MAA has to say about their new exhibit!

“Variations…. it’s what keeps outlooks fresh and interesting.

For close to a century the Marblehead Arts Association has exhibited the works of artists from throughout New England in the six galleries of its historic 1728 mansion home. All works have been judged and prizes in Fine Arts, Photography and craft categories will be awarded at the opening receptionThere will be ballots available for visitors to cast votes for their favorite piece with a People’s Choice Award to be announced at the close of the exhibit.

We were excited to have received a record number of entries this year with hundreds of submissions from artists throughout New England!”

I was thrilled to have my mixed media artwork, Seabreeze, chosen to be part of the Variations exhibit. Seabreeze incorporates my watercolor painting of Ten Pound Island in Gloucester, seen through the paper sculpture window of a seaside house. The paper sculpture is all done in white paper and was inspired by all the white houses I saw on a visit I made to the Greek Island of Mykonos with my daughter. We wondered what the blue Mediterranean would look like through the windows of those white homes. Seabreeze is framed in a shadow box, 14″ x 14″.

The Variations exhibit will be open to view from February 8 through March 8, 2020. The opening reception was held Sunday, Feb. 9, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at MAA’s Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. Hours are Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays, noon to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

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Swampscott Art Assoc. Member Show

The members of the Swampscott Art Assoc. will exhibit their creations at an eclectic art show at the Swampscott Senior Center, 200R Essex St., Swampscott, MA (behind the High School). The show will be up through November 2018.

My entry is a delicate watercolor of a charming little fishing shack I came upon driving through Essex, MA. I was particularly drawn in by the three colorful little boats docked beside it. The painting is titled Safe Harbor, 16″ x 20″ matted and framed.

Exhibitions

Artisan Shop — Marblehead Arts Assoc.

I am honored to have been chosen to exhibit my New England paintings and Celtic style drawings at the Artisan Shop of the Marblehead Arts Assoc. from November until mid-January. Also on display are matted prints of my paintings and mini paintings with their own wee easels. (Shown: Boston Light, acrylic 4″ x 12″, gallery wrapped canvas.)

Seven to eight MAA members display 20-25 pieces of affordable art for sale on a three month rotating schedule. All merchandise is juried, keeping in mind price points under $260 per piece as well as  quality craftsmanship and professional finish. With the entire shop being refreshed four times a year to feature all new work by new artists/artisans; there is always a reason to stop by and see what is available for sale. Each artist/artisan has an interesting story behind their work and their craft that our gallery associates enjoy sharing with buyers. These pieces are one of a kind affordable works of art that make great gifts and cannot be found elsewhere!

Come check out the new assortment often to find something unique for a birthday, graduation, wedding or holiday present. The Artisan Shop is located at 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, MA.

October 27, 2018- January 15, 2019
Sheila Farren Billingssheilabillings.com – Paintings
Fletcher Bolandfletcherboland.com –  Photography
Pat FlahertySedgwick Fibers – Woven Textiles
Ellen GarveyeGlassy Lady – Handblown Glass
Jill HamiltonJill Hamilton Designs – Handcrafted Silver Jewelry
Barbara Harrold – Crefftwr’s Trees –  Soft Sculptured Handmade Puppets
Kate Luchini/Tim Hansen- Digs Enamels – Handcrafted jewelry
Deborah Pinciaro –  Porcelain Ceramics

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday & Sunday, noon-5 pm and Saturday, 10-5 pm. Closed Monday.