Library Art Exhibit 6/8-7/20/24

Danvers Art Association is pairing with the Middleton Art Association to stage an un-themed exhibit at the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, also known as the Danvers Public Library. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The show and reception are free and open to the public during regular library hours.

My painting in the exhibit is titled Salem Willows Closing Time and is rendered in acrylic paint on 11″ x 14″ x 1.5″ deep gallery wrapped canvas; the image continues around the edges of the canvas. The painting was inspired by a photograph I took one idyllic evening at Salem Willows after enjoying delicious fried fish at the Clam Shack while sitting outside at their picnic tables, watching the sun go down. My husband Tom and I got an ice cream at Hobb’s and ate it while strolling along the water. Then we capped off the evening at the arcade, where Tom is a Skee Ball champion. As we left, I took a photo of the Arcade facade glowing in the darkness, as people started to leave.

The bright colors in my painting reflect the feeling of the place with blinking lights, laughing children, and all the bells and whistles of The Willows. It makes me happy to look at my painting and remember all the wonderful days I have spent there with my friends and family.

The exhibit at the library is a particularly good one. Because it is un-themed, each artist was able to freely choose a painting that reflects their own style and strengths. So when you come to the show, you will see artworks in oil, acrylic, watercolors, pastels, all the various drawing media — plus mixed media and photography and I’m sure, more. We are lucky to have been invited to again display our work among antique molding and a lovely fireplace, thanks to the hospitality of the library.

The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers is located at 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

Phone: 978-774-0554

Website https:danverslibrary.org

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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.


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


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.


Pride Art Show 6/25-6/27/23

Happy Pride Month!

Danvers Art Association celebrated this year by hosting a PRIDE art exhibit at their quaint, antique school house gallery. The show is meant to celebrate and explore identity, queerness, and community.

My mixed media painting, More Power, 21″ x 24″ matted and framed, has been accepted into the exhibit. The painting is done in ink and watercolor pencils on vellum. The rainbow colors match the stripes on the Pride Flag, and the energy of the composition reflects the joy of the many area Pride Parades.

The opening reception: Friday, June 23, 2023, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturday, June 24 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 25, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Danvers Art Association is located on Route 62 at 105 Elliot Street, Danvers, MA.

Proceeds go to North Shore NAGLY, North Shore Association of GLBTQ Youth — a place where youth can discuss issues of importance to them, explore their identities, build self-awareness, and learn skills for being safe and healthy.