Members Showcase 3/1-4/6/24

Join us at the Salem Arts Association Gallery opening reception as we kick off our 2024 season with amazing art exhibits, live music by Christine Baze, and assorted treats and beverages on Friday, March 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Meet the artists and your art loving community at Salem Arts. Also, don’t forget to stop into the SAA Artisans Shop newly stocked with original, one-of-a-kind treasures created by the artists of the Salem Arts Association.

There are two exhibits on display now. The Member Showcase featuring art in many styles and mediums by our talented members. My own creation, which has been juried into the show is Salem Willows Arcade, a framed painting, 11″x14″ acrylic on canvas. It was inspired by a photograph I took one drizzly evening outside the Arcade at the Willows. I love The Willows so much and have spent many happy hours there. Daytime, night time, rain or shine, there is always something fun to do and something delicious to eat! On the night illustrated in my painting it was drizzling a little, and all sensible folk were inside enjoying the games.

Music at the event will be provided by Christine Baze has an energy and light that is unmistakeable. Her velvety voice and love of rhythm and melody combine to create songs that are infections to anyone who listens. Bouncing behind her keys or standing solo singing from her heart, Baze pulls you into a colorful emotional journey that makes you stop, listen, and feel.Enjoy Christine Baze live on Vocals and keyboard.

Judging the show was Liz Nofziger is a site-specific installation artist whose work examines relationships to space within the physical, architectural, political, and pop-cultural landscape. Employing a broad range of media including video, sculpture, light, audio, found material and text, viewer investigation completes her work. Nofziger received her MFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA. She currently teaches at Montserrat College of Art.

The second exhibit opening March 1 is called This is Trans and it is a photo journey of awareness and love by Mx. NV Gay. Salem Arts is proud to bring This is Trans to the Salem community. It is a timely and important subject for our time and our community. The artist reception will feature a meet and greet with Miss Trans Massachusetts 2023, Chelsea Page Moses and special guests. Reception is sponsored by Miss Trans Global USA. Please check out the Salem Arts Association website www.salemarts.org for more information.

The Salem Arts Association Gallery is located at 159 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970. Contact SAA at:






Registry Members Exhibit

ReachArts Celebrates the Work of its Artist Registry Members with a Spring Gallery Exhibition May 6-7, 2023.

This inaugural Exhibition will feature the work of 35 ReachArts Members. My entry in the show is titled King’s Beach Sea Wall, a 10″ x 20″ framed acrylic painting. It was painted from my photograph of the view one breezy November afternoon just as the sun began to break through the clouds. I loved the way the sun shone brightly on the horizon.

Saturday, May 6th 5 pm – 8 pm Exhibition Reception. Artist Registry Members will be voting for “Artist’s Choice” and awards will be presented to the winning work within Traditional Painting, Abstract Painting, Photography, Mixed Media/Sculpture and Applied Art (Jewelry, Ceramics). All Artist Registry Members who are present will be eligible to vote (including those who are not part of the exhibition.)

Sunday, May 7th 11 am – 2 pm Open Gallery, Artist Demos. 11:30 am “Juror’s Talk” and painting demo by Mark Shasha.

Both events are free and open to the public.  Artwork will be available for sale both days. ReachArts is located at 89 Burrill Street, Swampscott, MA 01907. Their website is www.reacharts.org

Exhibiting Artists:

Amy Montague FriendLisa Boehmer
Carin DobinLisa Richardson Bach
Catherine JohnsonMarc Maccini
Claire DonnellyMary Jo Mitchell
David ShearMikhail Glikberb
Deb PerezNancy Marland Wolinsky
Dennis VargoRena Shear
Diane McAlisterRobin Boots
Eleanor FisherRuth Rooks
Ellen GarveySammia Atoui
Hannah SharplessSheila Billings
Heather GoodwinStanley Wood
James TrevinoStephanie Fitzgerald
Jan CovilleSusan Burgess
Katherine MiuraTiago Serpa
Katya PopovaVincent Commeau
Lara GoodwinVivian Sparacio
Laura Louise Lester

Juror Biography
Swampscott artist Mark Shasha is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, member of the Copley Society, Guild of Boston Artists, Oil Painters of America, signature member of American Society of Marine Artists, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, among others.  He’s an invited artist at many painting events around the country and a frequent educator and presenter at Streamline Publishing events. More about Mark at markshasha.com.


Marblehead Art Assoc. Winter Exhibit

The Marblehead Arts Association Winter Members’ Exhibit will be on display from the opening reception on November 10 through December 23, 2018. The show is hung at the MAA’s Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, MA.

My acrylic painting, House of the Seven Gables Front Door, is my entry in this show. It was painted outside in the gardens of the H7G on an absolutely gorgeous May morning. The shadows were very pronounced at that time of day, and I was inspired by the series of strong diagonal shadows falling across the front of the house, caused by the sun hitting the slanted gables.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday & Sunday, noon-5 pm and Saturday, 10-5 pm. Closed Monday. Tel: (781) 631-2608.