Artoberfest Exhibit 9/3-11/6/22

Three Exhibitions Opening this Friday, Sept 9
Salem Arts New Exhibitions Celebrate Departed Member Rebecca Dunn DeVries, Fall/Halloween Season and New Work by Paul Nathan

Our annual Artoberfest Exhibit is opening this Friday, September 9.  Salem Arts Association asked our local artists to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween.  The resulting exhibit represents their diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.

My painting, Autumn Marsh was juried into the show! It is done in acrylic paint on gallery-wrapped canvas, 12″ x 24″. It was painted one perfect autumn morning — crisp and cool, but with warm honey sunshine. I met a group of friends at the Jones River Marsh in Gloucester, MA and we sat together and painted the view. Somehow, even though we were all side by side, we each came away with something different. That is what I love about painting with other artists; each person percolates the same scene through her own heart. And painting en plein air provides an immediacy for me that no other method can. It is one of my favorite things to do.

Salem Arts Association is also hosting Arcane Nonesuch an exhibition of work by departed member artist, co-owner of Scarlet Letter Press, former Salem Arts Association Board Member, and much loved member of the Salem community Rebecca Dunn DeVries.  All proceeds from this exhibition will benefit her daughter Oona. 

The exhibition is sponsored by Pamplemousse who will be providing refreshments for the reception.  Pamplemousse is a European inspired gourmet market with lots of New England charm.  They strive to bring their customers the best products around including fine wines, craft beer, top shelf-liquors, gourmet food, kitchen gadgets and decor.  Pamplemousse has locations at 185 Essex Street in Salem, MA, and 26 Haven Street in Everett, MA.

We also have a new exhibit of the work of artist Paul Nathan.  It’s always a treat seeing Paul’s delightful, whimsical and inventive art work.  We’re very happy to present new work in his gallery! 

Exhibition Dates: September 3 – November 6, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 6-8pm

Featuring a music performance by Ryan Kelleher.

Salem Arts Galleries and Shop are located at 159 Derby Street adjacent to the Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Salem, MA. Regular gallery hours are 12-6 on Saturdays and Sundays.