Massachusetts' Goodbye to Spring.
June 6, 2013
We've hit that brink of the seasons where the weather is leaning towards summer, but the calendar still says spring. This blast! is full of Massachusetts exhibitions that are sure to hold your attention through the next two weeks and well into summer. Here's to hoping the sun and our schedules cooperate!
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Works of Fine Art Photographer Thomas Gaitley at Dover Town Library
in Needham, Massachusetts now through June 29th
Dinghies by Thomas Gaitley.
here is nothing quite like the magnetic pull from magnificent works of art. A magnetic pull would be an understatement to describe the experience of viewing the photography of Thomas Gaitley
. Fine art photographer and juried member of the award winning New England Photography Guild
has more than just a knack when it comes to capturing the extraordinary aspects living within ordinary scenes. Photo-worthy moments that most of us would walk by without taking notice are the subjects of choice for Gaitley
. "I strive to express the emotional response I feel when I am viewing a scene to capture the moment, including my subjective response to it in its entirety along with its comprising elements. I constantly question the emotions I feel as I view the world around me. Bringing the features that capture the moment to prominence and concentrating on the emotion behind the vision is my ultimate goal." Though often praised for his mastery, versatility and range, it is this perfection of transference and the evoking of emotions that draw all eyes and attention to Gaitley
's photography. A student of the renowned photographer Galen Rowell
's skill with light and composition as a major influence in his own approach to making photographic art. All of the photographs on exhibit in Works of Fine Art Photographer Thomas Gaitley
are original works and while they include a growing body of images from around the world, viewers may be most drawn to Gaitley
's New England landscapes, from the countryside to the sea. His signature works showcase an innate ability to see beyond the everyday and capture the moment. The exhibition is on view now through Saturday, June 29th
at the Dover Town Library
. Many of the photographs on exhibit will be for sale to the public with 10% of the proceeds donated to the Friends of the Dover Library
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Chelsea Art Walk
The Chelsea Artists' Collaborative invites you to the 5th annual Chelsea Art Walk in Chelsea, Massachusetts, June 15th and 16th. The Art Walk is our version of open studios, with galleries and alternative venues showing art, music, theatre and historical exhibits. This two day event is free and includes complimentary shuttle buses between venues. Event map available at
www.charcoll.org, follow us on twitter @artwalkchelsea and visit us on Facebook too!
June 15th, 16th, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2013 Chelsea Art Walk
100 Pearl Street
Chelsea, MA 02150
Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund
August 1st Deadline
Grants available in painting, sculpture, printmaking, or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England and Columbia and Northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Non-profit organizations wishing to show, commission, or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Applications and artwork must be submitted through our online grant portal at
Deadline August 1st
800 N Main Street
PO Box 400
Sheffield, MA 01257
Oldways Madrid Culinaria Tour
November 10-17, 2013
We know you love art.
Do you also love food and wine?
This tour is for you.
Join food experts Oldways and Ronni Baer, Senior Curator, European Paintings, MFA, for a week of art, culture, food & wine. Includes a private tour of the Prado, excursions to Toledo, El Escorial, cooking classes, wine tastings and more.
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South Coast Artists
10th annual South Coast Artists Studio Tours is scheduled for July 20-21 and August 17-18, from 11- 5. The tours showcase 77 artists in the coastal communities of Dartmouth and Westport, MA, and Tiverton and Little Compton, RI. This FREE tour is for the whole family, especially children.
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Albright Art Gallery
Strata: Meaning Between the Lines
Jim McManus + Holly Harrison
May 29-July 28, reception June 8, 6-8pm
New at Concord's Albright Gallery, husband-and-wife artists Jim McManus and Holly Harrison explore the theme of Strata and the meanings found within and across layers. In their own styles, they stack linear fields of color, texture and content. Like an archeologist, the viewer gleans meaning from the layers of artifacts.
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From the Mountains to the Sea at Art Complex Museum
in Duxbury, Massachusetts now through September 8th
Artwork by Kelly Leahy Radding, Spiranthes cernua, Pleurozium schreberi,
Lycopodium clavatum, Polytrichum commune, Nodding Ladies' Tresses Orchid,
Schreber's Big Red Stem Moss, Running Clubmoss, Common Haircap Moss,
Watercolor on vellum, 2013.
t's impossible to deny the contagious energy we absorb from the plant life blooming around us. Whether or not we're aware, plants, trees and shrubs constantly influence our mood and lifestyle. The New England Society of Botanical Artists
has put together a traveling exhibition that will allow artists to educate and viewers to appreciate botanical art and illustration. From the Mountains to the Sea: Plants, Trees and Shrubs of New England
is an ambitious eighteen month show of works on paper that will make stops in all of the New England States. The exhibition is juried and features renditions of fungi, seaweed, spectacular wild and garden flowers, trees and shrubs. In keeping with the mission of its parent organization, the American Society of Botanical Artists
, the New England Society will also provide artist demonstrations as well as gallery talks on subjects such as the history of botanical art throughout the world and in colonial America during the Age of Discovery. In addition, a second body of botanical work by South Shore artists will be on display portraying plants from worldly habitats. The first stop of this captivating exhibition is the Art Complex Museum
, where it is currently on view through Sunday, September 8th
. From the Mountains to the Sea: Plants, Trees and Shrubs of New England
will also be shown at the Montshire Museum of Science
in Norwich, Vermont; the Bartlett Arboretum
, in Stamford, Connecticut; the Audubon Education Center
in Bristol, Rhode Island and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
. Whichever location works best for you, be sure to come watch these artists promote public appreciation of botanical art and learn how to preserve, protect and promote plant diversity.
A Life of Sculpture at Contemporary Arts International
in Acton, Massachusetts now through August 21st
Shelter by John M. Weidman.
here's no better celebration than a retrospective, and that is exactly what is going on at Contemporary Arts International
. A Life of Sculpture
is the major show currently on view and offers a look back on the life work of John M. Weidman
. Sculpture has been a full-time, life-long pursuit for Weidman
, who recently turned 70, and this exhibition will feature his sculptures, sketches and paintings, including Shelter
, a two feet tall piece made of weathering steel. With an interest in geology, anatomy and technology, Weidman
creates abstract and naturalistic works that often epitomize relationships. "My art tends to be ambiguous, and I don't depend on the viewer to always see what I am presenting," Weidman
says. "Yes, sometimes we are in parallel, other times not. I anticipate that the viewer will take possession of my work, and experience the moment on their personal terms." It is this freeing awareness of Weidman
's works that resonates with viewers and stays with them long after they have left the piece. Batu Siharulidze
, associate professor at Boston University's College of Fine Arts
commented, "It is a rare occurrence to find a sculptor of such high caliber as John Weidman. Coupled with his warmth of character and his unwavering modesty, New England is lucky to have such a great artist." Aside from being an internationally known sculptor, Weidman
is the co-founder and director of the Andres Institute of Art
in Brookline, New Hampshire and is the artistic director of the Bridges and Connections International Sculpture Symposium at the Andres Institute, and the Nashua Footprints Series International Sculpture Symposium
. A Life of Sculpture
is on view now through Wednesday, August 21st
at Contemporary Arts International
Fuller Craft Museum
2013 North American Print Biennial
Call for Submissions
Juror: Dennis Michael Jon, Department of Prints, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, specialist in modern and contemporary works on paper and artists' books. $10,000 in awards and prizes; seeking submissions of original, innovative works in all printmaking media including large-scale, three-dimensional, and print
808 Gallery at Boston University
808 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Sunday, October 27, 2013 through Friday, December 20, 2013
Call for Artists
Calling artists of ALL mediums! Want to be part of The Nines Festival? As we create the look and feel of The Nines, we are looking for artists of ALL kinds to set our imaginations to work!
Deadline July 1
We're looking for the gargantuan, the strange, the colorful, the fantastic...the NINES!
The best of indie rock and art is coming to Central MA on August 10. 3Rivers Arts, in partnership with
Great Northeast Productions, is looking for outstanding submissions or proposals of large-scale sculptural, performance, interactive, or installation art to be displayed at The Nines Art · Music · Discovery Festival on Aug 10, 2013 in Devens, MA.
To submit, please send an email to Chris@3riversarts.com.
Installations and projects submissions need the following:
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