Holiday Showcase 11/14-12/20/20 Third Prize

Salem Arts Association is proud to present the Holiday Showcase in our beautiful seaside galleries!

My entry is called Sweet Tidings and I was thrilled that it was chosen for 3rd Prize in the show. This painting was the cover for Harbor Sweets’ annual Chocolate Christmas Calendar box in 2018. Yum! (acrylic, 18×18″ framed, $400.) The Guest Juror was Julie Barry, who for over a decade worked as the Director of Community Arts for the City of Cambridge’s Arts Council, and is now Director of Arts and Culture for the City of Salem, MA. Here is what she had to say about my painting:

“This work is chock-full of joyful attention to detail.   Again, with this piece we see another case of ‘the more you look the more you see’!  I stood in front of the work for more than 10 minutes exploring the scene, with its tiny delicate brush strokes, and I am still not sure I found all the hidden gems there in: a parade of animals, loosed form the pet store by a mischievous elf, on a holiday romp through the snow; other little elves peeking out here and there; the family dancing around a tree…  All of this brought so much joy and delight to see and discover – and I think it is safe to say that we could all use a bit of holiday cheer!”

The show will run from Nov 14 through Dec. 20, 2020. Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays noon-6pm. To visit our virtual gallery and shop, visit salemarts.org!

SAA is at 159 Derby St., Salem, MA right beside Derby Wharf and the Friendship.