Shore Lights

Swampscott Fall Show

The Swampscott Art Association is proud to present the Fall Member Show. The members of the association have been invited to share their best work, any subject, any medium. The show will be a treat.

My painting in the exhibit is titled King’s Beach Lights. It is done in acrylic on a 16″ x 20″ gallery wrapped canvas. The painting was inspired one very dark night when I was driving past King’s Beach in Swampscott. No moon or stars were visible, but the inky black water was illuminated by the lights of streetlights and passing automobiles. Each wave was delicately edged with reflections. and the low hanging clouds were glowing with reflected light. I stopped my car and took pictures trying to catch the parade of lapping waves.

There will be an artists’ reception on Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and the public will have a chance to meet and talk with many of the artists displaying their work. The exhibit will hang until October 26 at the Swampscott Senior Center located behind the high school at 200 Essex Street, Swampscott, MA.

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Summer Splendor 7/1-8/12/23

The Danvers Art Association is hosting an exhibit of summer inspired art at the historic Peabody Institute Library of Danvers. The show will open on Saturday, July 1, with a public reception from 2-4 p.m., and will run through August 12 .  It will be in the Standring Room on the first floor off the library’s lobby (the former periodical room).  Non-members, as well as Art Association members will exhibit their work.

I am delighted that my painting, Devereux Beach Umbrellas, has been accepted into the show. This painting (acrylic, 12″ x 24″) was done on the beach as part of the 2022 Paint the Town plein air event during the Marblehead Festival of Arts. It was a perfect summer day, hot and sunny and the beach was full of people enjoying the shore under a garden of colorful beach umbrellas. The water and sky were bright Caribbean colors instead of the usual New England look. I stood under the gazebo and happily painted until a birthday party took over and I had to complete my painting in the sun. Whew! I could have used my own umbrella!

The show will be judged by Noelle Boc, the popular library director, with ribbons for first, second and third place, as well as honorable mentions. Winning pieces will be announced at the reception. With a keen artistic eye, she does a great job sharing an array of thoughts about the finer elements that make a winning piece extra special.  For the fourth time, a People’s Choice Award will be given in addition to the individual place ribbons. This award will represent the piece voted most liked by the public showcasing the artist and his or her work. The public is invited to view all the artwork throughout the duration of the show and vote for a piece that truly impresses them. Voting will take place at the library. This winning piece and artist will be revealed at the end of the show with a special 

The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers is located at 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA.