Exhibitions

Member Exhibit 5/1-5/11/22

Swampscott Art Association is proud to announce the Spring Member Exhibit which is being held at ReachArts in Swampscott, where I am the Featured Artist Registry Member this month. Here is how ReachArts describes themselves on their website:

“ReachArts is an artistic hub in Swampscott where the community creates, collaborates, exhibits, performs, educates and learns.

We transcend difference in culture, age, ethnicity and economy by fostering a passion for artistic expression that can be shared, respected and appreciated by all.”

My entry in the exhibit is my painting, Knowles Landing (acrylic, 16″x22″) which I painted en plein air at the beautiful Knowles Landing in Gloucester, MA. My husband Tom and I spent an idyllic afternoon there on a hot summer day. Tom sat in the shade and read while I painted as fast as I could before the tide went out and the sun changed position too much! Just as I finished folding up my easel and was closing the paint palette, those two beautiful birds flew into view. It is as if they saw that my painting needed a little bit more!

ReachArts, 89 Burrill St, Swampscott, MA from May 1 to May 11, 2022. The opening reception will be held Sunday, May 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Go Figure Exhibit 4/9-5/14/22

The “Go Figure” exhibit at Salem Arts Association, is an exhibit of figurative artwork, work that represents something in the real world.  Although the main focus of the exhibit is traditional and non-traditional images of people including portraits and nudes – landscapes, cityscapes and still-lives are also on display.

I am proud that my painting, Moondance (acrylic, 8.5″ x 6/5″ framed, $135.) was juried into the exhibit. It is a joyous little painting that celebrates dance and movement and simply being alive!

#SalemArts is located at 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970 in the lovely antique yellow house right beside Derby Wharf where the famous Friendship is moored. The Salem Arts Association Gallery is open weekends from noon till 6:00 p.m. and this exhibit runs from the reception on April 9 until May 14, 2022.

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Go Away Exhibit 4/9-5/14/22

Salem Arts Association is proud to announce  “Go Away”, an exhibition of images inspired by travel and transportation. It’s the journey not the destination. During this time when travel has been restricted for so many people, artists were invited to take us on a journey that captures the experience and adventure of going away.

My entry — Starship Tripping, acrylic, 11″ x 14″, $225 — is a lighthearted take on the theme. I painted it using bright colors and a playful style. With the serious events we see every day in the news — war, pandemic, climate crisis — I liked the idea of portraying Earth as a united, welcoming place. From my paintbrush to God’s eyes!

The exhibit is located in the gallery spaces on the second floor of the Salem Arts Association’s beautiful antique yellow house right beside Derby Wharf and the Friendship, 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970. Hours are noon to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibit will run from the opening reception on April 9 until May 14, 2022.

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Salem Arts Show: 3/5-4/2/22

Salem Arts Association is excited to open our 2022 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. Our current Salem Arts members are exhibiting their best and newest work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.

My entry in this exhibit is Changes, a 4-panel acrylic painting of stylized tree branches with each 12″ wide by 24″ high canvas panel showing one of the four seasons. The total size is 48″ wide by 24″ high. The painting was inspired by the Asian panels at the Peabody Essex Museum and the background is done in many layers of different metallic paints and glazes which gives it a rich and varied look as the light in a room changes.

The Salem Art Association Gallery invites you to the Opening Reception on Friday, March 4, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Exhibition dates are March 5 through April 2, 2022. While you are there do not forget to visit our beautiful Gallery Shop located as you come in the front door. So many one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures by local artists! I have a selection of 8 smaller paintings, miniature original acrylics with tiny easels, and matted prints of my work in the shop.

Salem Arts Association Gallery and Shop are located an antique yellow house by Derby Wharf at 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. www.SalemArts.org 978-745-4850 #SalemArts Info@SalemArts.org

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Member Show: 3/4 – 4/30/22

The Swampscott Art Association is delighted to announce that our first exhibit “in a million years”, because of COVID, will be held at the Senior Center in Swampscott -March 4 – April 30! Members of the association will share their best works in a dazzling assortment of styles, mediums, and subjects.

My entry in the show is Snow Berry Cardinal, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 8″ x 10″. Cardinals are such a joy to watch and listen to any time, but they are especially lovely against the snow on winter days. The design on this painting continues around the edges of the extra deep canvas. The painting is wired for hanging, and the depth of the canvas also allows it to stand on its own on a shelf.

The exhibit can be seen at the Swampscott Senior Center Gallery which is located in the back of Swampscott High School. The Opening Reception will be held Friday, March 4, 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.

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Duality Exhibit: 2/11-3/26/22

The GALA Call for Art described the theme for their current show this way:

“In this exhibit we are looking for submissions that question or describe duality. 
There are always two sides to every story. Most people have two sides to their personality. You might want to suppress the so-called “bad” side. This leads to repression. Are you angry, sad, disappointed in life, love, etc. What are your conflicts and how do you resolve them? How do you find balance in your life and find joy? At certain points in our lives we have to decide: Should I leave or stay? Should I change my profession? Should I leave a relationship? We are conflicted. How do we resolve these conflicts? There are also broader entry-points to the theme of duality such as: yin and yang, night and day, good and evil, right and wrong, hot and cold, which you could explore. Let’s see how you work this out as a visual artist. Express yourself and it might resolve some issues or connect with your viewer about a deep iconic duality.”

Could there be a more timely theme for today’s crazy world? Artwork in the exhibit will include photographs, painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and electronic art. All mediums are included: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and more. My entry in the exhibit is titled Cadillac Mountaintop View. It was done on location at Acadia National Park one sunny day that turned cloudy in the middle of my painting. So the painting shows the duality of the weather as I worked!

The Opening Reception will be held Friday, February 11th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. And the exhibit ends Thursday, March 24th. Galleries at Lynn Arts (GALA), 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901, 617-909-9211

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Artoberfest Exhibit: 9/3 – 11/6/21

Salem Arts Association invited local artist to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. The resulting exhibition, Artoberfest, represents their diverse interpretations of the theme.

I was delighted that my painting, Purple Twilight (acrylic, 16″ x 20″) was selected to be part of the show. My painting is a nod to magic and mystery. It will be interesting to see how other artists interpret the theme!

When you are visiting the Salem Arts Association’s beautiful seaside gallery, do not forget the visit our shop which features exquisite one-of-a-kind items created by our artists.

The Opening Reception on Friday, September 3 is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Salem Art Association, 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970. Masks are required in Salem, MA.

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Summer Member Exhibit 2021

The Marblehead Arts Association Summer Member Exhibit will be on view from August 7 through September 19, 2021. Members will share their interpretation of the theme, Elements.

My entry in the exhibit is my acrylic painting, Boston Skyline. The painting was inspired by the stunning view of the skyline presented to me when I was stuck in traffic driving into Boston one morning. The bright sunlight created strong shadows and the hard lines of the buildings against the blue sky and soft clouds really appealed to me. I took a picture with my cell phone and began work on the painting when I (finally!) got home. The traffic was real! The tall buildings against the sky gave me the feeling of Air, perfect for the Elements theme.

Hooper Mansion is located at 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. Hours of operation are Wednesdays through Sundays noon to 5:00 p.m. Call 781-631-2608 or visit www.marbleheadarts.org for more information.

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Tides of Life 7/3 – 8/28/21

For the 15th year, Salem Arts Association is presenting a members’ exhibition inspired by a show at Peabody Essex Museum. This year’s exhibit is titled, Tides of Life and gets inspiration from the PEM exhibit “In American Waters”. Local artists came up with imaginative creations showing how the sea is a reflection of American culture and environment and their own personal and psychological meditations on its beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power. The show will be on display from July 3 through August 28, 2021 at the Salem Arts Association Gallery.

I’m thrilled that my painting, Marblehead Harbor, 12″x36″, acrylic has been juried into this exhibit! This painting was done en plein air on a drizzly July day before the morning mist had lifted. I was painting under a protective canopy at Devereux Beach in Marblehead MA, and had originally gone to Devereaux with the idea of using the roof to protect me from the sun. I had planned to paint a view of the beach with all the colorful towels and umbrellas, but the rainy weather made me change my plan. From the same spot, I turned around and painted a view of the harbor in all its foggy glory.

The exhibit is on display at Salem Arts Association Gallery, 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA, right beside Derby Wharf. Gallery hours are Saturdays & Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m.

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Summer Member Exhibit 7/3 – 8/1/21

Marblehead Arts Association is excited to present the Summer Member Exhibit now through August 1. With 5 galleries of MAA juried artist members and 1 galley devoted to our Plein air paintings, there is something here for everyone. As with all our shows, you can find all the works online, but MAA also welcomes everyone to come in person.

My painting in the show is Four Seasons, a 4 panel acrylic on canvas. Each panel is 12 inches wide by 24 inches high, the total size is 48 inches wide by 24 inches high, $800. The background is done in subtle mottled metallic paint: copper, gold, bronze, silver. Because of the metallics, the painting gets a different look through the day and evening as the light changes. Four Seasons was inspired by my love for trees during all our New England seasons, and the Asian panels I have visited at the Peabody Essex Museum.

The show can be found online, but it’s much more fun to come in person to 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, Massachusetts. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.