Member Exhibit – 1st prize!

Danvers Art Association is proud to present the Member Exhibit from November 18, 2023 until January 6, 2024. It will take place at the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

My entry in the show is titled Snowy Gables, and is an original hand pulled screen print done in two colors on white rag paper. The screen print depicts a snowy night, a cozy gabled cottage on a little hill, and a crescent moon shining above. It is meant to celebrate the start of the cozy season on this week before Thanksgiving.

This is an unthemed exhibit with each artist member of DAA entering a piece that speaks to them. The works are in various mediums, many sizes, and as many different subjects as there are artists. All of this hanging in a lovely fireplaced room in the Georgian Revival building originally dedicated in 1892.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday afternoon, November 18, 2023 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

The show will be open for viewing during regular library hours: Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the library at 978-774-0554 or email them at danversref@noblenet.org.


Holiday Showcase

Coming up! Salem Arts Association Holiday Showcase, unthemed exhibit of members’ creations. My entry is an original acrylic painting on canvas, Frosty Dawn, 12″ x 24″, framed. It was painted from inside my warm house, looking out over my old neighborhood in Gallows Hill Salem at my neighbors’ beautiful yards. I just left out all the houses, cars, street lights, and everything except the lovely snowy scene.

Opening reception this coming Friday, November 17, 6-8pm — SAA openings are always a good time! While you’re there, check out the SAA Shop on the first floor and the Masters’ Circle show going on upstairs. 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA www.SalemArts.org #SalemArts These shows will be on display through December 16, 2023.


Winter Member Show 2023

It’s that time of year! The Marblehead Arts Association is presenting the Winter Member Show from November 12 through December 24, 2023. The Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, November 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and it is free and open to the public at the MAA Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA.

What better way to end the year than with our annual Winter Member Exhibit!

The Marblehead Arts Association’s annual Winter Member Show promises to be an extraordinary showcase of creativity and the wide range of talents of the MAA’s Artist Members.

The works of MAA Artist members will be spread throughout all galleries of the King Hooper Mansion. They are also being presented online at the MAA website: www.marbleheadarts.org. You need to go to page three to find my painting, the very last one on the page! Well, it had to be someone! LOL.

My offering for the exhibit is Great Horned Owl, a 16″ x 20″ x 1-1/2″ deep acrylic painting on deep gallery wrapped canvas. I painted it during a snow storm, standing in the window overlooking my back yard. Everything outside looked a pastel beige/ gray because the snowflakes were falling so rapidly and so close together. As I painted, a great horned owl who lives in a tree in the woods behind my house swooped by. Two little chickadees in a big tree on the right, escaped his big yellow hunter’s eyes.

Gallery hours are Every Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 781-631-2608.


Fall Member Showcase

Galleries at Lynn Arts (GALA) are throwing wide their doors for the opening reception of the Fall Member Showcase on Friday, November 3, 2023. The party starts at 5:30 and keeps going until 7:30. Check out their website www.galleries@lynnarts.org for more viewing times.

The members were invited to bring their best work, enough to fill a 36″ x 36″ space. I opted to bring two paintings: Starship Tripper (shown) is a small acrylic on stretched canvas, 11″ x 14″ showing some little green visitors to our moon with a lovely view of planet Earth in their sky.

The second painting is closer to home — a night time view of King’s Beach titled King’s Beach Lights. I was driving along and saw the gentle, white-edged waves rolling to shore with lacy white edges shining under a very dark sky. The only light in the painting comes from the automobile lights, house windows, and street lights.

Galleries art Lynn Arts is located at 25 Exchange Street in Lynn, MA.


Fall Member Exhibit

The Danvers Art Association announces the newest exhibit, the Fall Member Exhibit. It is an open-themed show so the members can enter any artwork they wish to show. The opening reception is Friday, November 3, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the beautiful renovated DAA antique schoolhouse at 105 Elliott Street, Danvers, MA. Right on Route 62 — plenty of free parking!!

My entries in the show are two acrylic plein air paintings on stretched canvas: One is titled Children’s Barn (shown) and is a brand new painting finished with a group of plein air painters from Cape Ann. On a perfectly crisp autumn morning, we all went to Endicott Park in Danvers, MA and most of us painted the bright red Children’s Barn. It was practically glowing in the morning sun.

The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be available to view at the reception and four other days: Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and also on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Fall Member Exhibit will be hung in the left classroom at the top of the stairs. The right classroom will feature a show of Day of the Dead themed art!


MAA Artisan Shop

What could be nicer than strolling the historic streets of Old Town Marblehead in the autumn? While you are there, do not forget to check out the Marblehead Arts Association Artisan Shop. The shop is located on the first floor of the MAA building, the antique Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA; and it is chock full of amazing creations by members of the Marblehead Arts Association.

The shop offers the work of members of the MAA, including my mini paintings of iconic Marblehead places and also matted 11″ x 14″ prints of my larger paintings of the scenic town. Right now there is a display of my autumn scenes of beautiful Marblehead. These make wonderful souvenirs for tourists, little gifts for friends and hosts, or treats for yourself. They tuck neatly into shelf and table displays. (Shown: mini original 3×3″, Abbot Hall Moonlight)

Other members showcase their talent with exquisite jewelry, hand blown glass, unique hand thrown and hand built ceramics, fiber art, and so many more treasures for you. The shop is a wonderful place to complete your gift shopping while supporting the work of local artists! And while you are visiting the MAA, be sure to tour the upstairs and downstairs galleries of paintings by members. There is always something new on exhibit.

MAA Gallery & Shop Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Website: marbleheadarts.org

Telephone: 781-631-2608

Email: info@marbleheadarts.org


SAA Gallery Shop

Boo! You won’t be scared by the unique hand-made treasures you find at the Salem Arts Association Gallery Shop! Located in the historic Maritime District in Downtown Salem Massachusetts, it’s a fabulous place to go any time of the year; but at Halloween, it is a truly special place to visit.

On display are one-of-a-kind creations by local artists, members of the Salem Arts Association. The collection includes original paintings and matted prints — including many of mine, handmade jewelry and clothing, housewares, ceramics, hand-turned wood, leather items, and much more. Wander around and marvel.

Also on the shelves are a collection of my mini original paintings, each with its own wee easel. These are ideal to tuck onto a shelf or table in your home, give for a thoughtful gift, and are very easy to carry in your pocket as you tour Salem during Haunted Happenings! I paint seasonal and holiday specific minis and offer them all year, so come back to see what I have in store for you next.

Upstairs in the SAA building, you will discover our Art Gallery which features rotating exhibits of members’ work. Right now, of course, the gallery is showing Artoberfest, an exhibit of all things spooky and/or autumnal! The SAA is located at 159 Derby Street, Salem; and gallery hours are every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. Keep your eyes open for our famous Friday night Art Openings every month or so!

For more information:

website: www.salemarts.org

phone: 978- 745-4850

email: info@salemarts.org



Artoberfest Art Exhibit

The Salem Arts Association is proud to present the annual Artoberfest Exhibit as a kickoff to the Haunted Happenings season in Salem, Massachusetts. The exhibit features all things spooky and autumnal and will be on display on the second floor gallery of the association building at 159 Derby Street, Salem — right beside Pickering Wharf.

The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday night, September 15, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition to fabulous art by local artists, the evening will feature live music, refreshments, and is free and open to the public. After that you can see the show during regular gallery hours every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. Don’t forget to stop in to see the wonderful SAA Gallery Shop downstairs!

My painting in the show is called Sail Loft at Pickering Wharf (acrylic, 16″ x 20″). It was painted en plein air during the Salem Merrytime Festival. It was a warm, early autumn day and I greatly enjoyed being a part of the general merriment!

For more information, contact Salem Arts Association at www.salemarts.org


Fall Show — 2nd Place Award

Danvers Art Association is once more hosting an open art show at the Peabody Library of Danvers. The show includes the work of members of the art association as well as artwork from members of the community. The opening reception for the exhibit was held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 and I was very pleased to be awarded second place.

Once again, we are grateful to DAA member, Jim Morrocco, for doing a magnificent job organizing and hanging the exhibit. And thanks as well to Noelle Boc, the Library Director, for judging the show and speaking so eloquently about each winning painting at the art reception.

The exhibit will close on Sunday October 22, 2023. The Peabody Library of Danvers is located at 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA and hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 , and Sunday 1 to 5:00 p.m. Telephone: 978-774-0554, www.danverslibrary.org, email: danversref@nobelnet.org


Coastal Blues Exhibit

Here’s some exciting news! A brand new gallery will be opening in Swampscott. Coastal Collective, 434 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA will host their first exhibit in this lovely seaside space. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. I am delighted to have my work included in this show.

The theme of the show is Coastal Blues, and artists are invited to interpret that idea in any way this wish. I chose to take it literally this time. My painting, King’s Beach Seawall (acrylic, 12″ x 22″ framed) is both coastal and blue!

One day while taking a brisk walk on a chilly, windy day I was met with a stunning sight. The sun was breaking through the interesting cloud formations and making the horizon sparkle bright white. It was also casting dramatic shadows on the sea wall. I captured the image with my camera and went straight home to paint it.

This exhibit will be on display through November. When you visit Coastal Collective you will see not only the Coastal Blue Exhibit, but also other work by local artists: pottery, housewares, jewelry and much more.

#CoastalCollective #CoastalBlue #localartist #localart #KingsBeach #SwampscottMA #seascape #MAbeaches