You have until 5pm to see these 2 group shows at North Shore Arts Association that are closing today. Downstairs is filled with vistas so dear to local artists they’ve selected these works over others for the Icons of Cape Ann exhibition. Stop by and enjoy their selections. Do your ideas about the theme, emotions and vistas gel with theirs? 114 pieces make their case and they include ones that will stop you in your tracks.Upstairs is devoted entirely to watercolor and is at times mesmerizing. The installation includes juror feedback on the display labels and a peek into process for artists considering juried competitions. The New England Watercolor Society website has listed this year’s winners along with each artist and the work that was accepted for the Biennial, established in 1988. You really have to go in person to linger and closely observe this art. A few to look out for: Evelyn Dunphy, William Perry, Stephen Holland, June Webster, Joey Grant, Rance Jones, Michael Maron, Richard Hanson, Robert J O’Brien, and Kristin Stashenko. Also local artists including: Suzanne Brailey, Paul George, Marion Hall, Marilyn Swift, Carole Loiacono,and Charles Shurcliff.
Icons of Cape Ann 2016 exhibition at North Shore Arts Association: Jim Gibbons “Reflections” (top) and Ray Crane “Outward Bound, Gloucester”
New England Watercolor Society 15th Biennial North American Open Show at North Shore Arts Association
Robert J O’Brien
Harry Ruddock III
Reminder: silent bids close TONIGHT! Just 4 hours left for write in and absentee bids!
And donors are generous, too. Don’t worry. There are two full days left to visit the exhibit. Come to the preview party Wednesday night at 6PM and get ready to bid in person!
Thanks to Sawyer Free for sharing the checklist featuring 70 local artists participating in the 2016 annual Sawyer Free auction.
seARTS 9th and biggest art loan installation at Bass Rocks Golf Club opened last night. Visitors to Bass Rocks Golf Club will be able to see the art of 14 artists selected for this year’s seARTS art loan, and it’s all for sale. As if the art, food and party weren’t enough, the reception included brief panel talks about the national Cape Ann Plein Air festival that will kick off this October 11-16, 2016.
Leslie Heffron above, and below her painting in the distance and painting in the foreground is by Joan Bediz
Above, first time in the art loan @ Bass Rocks, Leigh with her husband Betts. Look for Leigh Slingluff’s painting hanging near prints by Rusty and Ingrid.
First prize went to Deb Schradieck. Head to seARTS for a complete list of all the participants and winners and to Bass Rocks to see all the artists (I didn’t get to take pictures of every work) Congratulations to all!
A work by Ron Diebboll, also a Cape Ann Artisans participating artist.
More pictures follow the break
My friend Marilyn Swift’s reception is this coming Saturday the 19th from 11am to 1pm. If you can’t make it to the reception, her paintings will be on display through May13th. Exquisite paintings Marilyn!
Come see Marilyn Swift’s exquisite solo show at the lovely gallery at Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms. The opening is this coming Saturday afternoon, May 9th, from 4 to 6pm. Congratulations Marilyn!
Check out Marilyn’s Website here–
NEW ENGLAND PAINTINGS:
watercolors by MARILYN SWIFT and oils by BRUCE TURNER
Meet the artists at the Opening Reception
Saturday, September 24th from 2-4pm
North Shore Arts Association
11 Pirates Lane
Gloucester, MA 01930
Water and oil mix well in this exhibition at the North Shore Arts Association, September 19 through October 2nd. Marilyn Swift will join up with former Rockport gallery partner Bruce Turner for a show in the Gordon Grant Room. Marilyn will exhibit recent plein air watercolors of coastal New England and Bruce will show new oils. More information available at NSAA 978-283-1857 or www.nsarts.org.
From Rocky Neck News-
Boats at Cripple Cove, watercolor by Marilyn Swift
See Marilyn Swift’s recent watercolor paintings of Cape Ann at Bank Gloucester, 160 Main Street. Exhibition continues until January 9, 2010.