The Holiday art fun continues! The Salem Art Association presents the Member Showcase. Members were invited to show some of their best work and there is no theme, so the show is an array of art in all different styles, subjects, and mediums. The show will be exhibited from November 18 until December 18, 2022 when the shop goes on hiatus until March.
I have two pieces of artwork in the Member Showcase: Snowy Gables, an original screen print, 12″ round, $250; and Great Horned Owl, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20″, $500. These can be seen in the association’s second floor galleries.
Snowy Gables is one in a series of about 8 (I sold them out of order I’m afraid!) and the one in this show is AP, an Artist’s Pull. This screen print is done in two colors of ink on 100% rag paper, and is displayed in a round wooden frame, wired to hang. This artwork was inspired by the many antique houses in Salem MA with their steep roofs that look so cozy covered in snow, sparkling under the moonlight.
Great Horned Owl was painted during a blizzard last winter as I stood looking out my window onto the conservation area behind my house. The snow was so heavy that I could only see the closest trees clearly, everything in the background faded into the falling snowflakes. All autumn I had been able to hear the hoots of the Great Horned Owls that live in the woods, and I even had seen their babies in the nest. But I had never seen the adult owl flying. While I was painting, one of the owls swooped right by me, its feathers a perfect blend with the subdued winter colors of the trees. So this painting is a souvenir of a thrilling painting experience.
Regular Gallery Hours: Noon to 6:00 PM Sat. & Sun. from March 5 to December 18, 2022
Gallery Address: 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970