The Swampscott Arts Association (SAA) will be exhibiting the assorted works of its members in the Shrage Gallery of the Hooper Mansion of the Marblehead Arts Association. Started in the 1940s when a group of well-known professional artists came together at the Swampscott Public Library to meet and create exhibits, the SAA currently has about 70 members. Each year the SAA offers non-juried shows for artists and photographers as well as workshops and demonstrations.
My painting, Great Horned Owl (acrylic, 16″ x 20″) has been accepted into the exhibit. Great Horned Owl was painted during a snow storm while I looked at the view out my back window. The snowflakes were falling so thickly that the trees right outside my yard were indistinct gray outlines. As I was painting, one of the great horned owls which lives in the woods behind my house swooped right past my window. I had been hearing his calls for months and it was a thrill to finally see him! Watching that powerful predator in flight made me wonder what the pair of little chickadees were thinking as they sat in the upper branches of the tree on the right.
This exhibit runs from January 14 until February 26, 2023. The Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, January 15 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Hooper Mansion is located at 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA.